February 20 is National love your Pet Day, and to celebrate we’ve pulled together a reading list of all of our favorite Berenstain Bears Pet stories! Check out the list below to see what books we suggest for you and your pet loving cubs.
Join Brother and Sister as they discover the value and importance of pet adoption and animal shelters. They learn how to care for animals and even help Cousin Fred adopt an adorable rescue pet!
Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear love their pets Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and Cutsie … they are just like part of the Bear family. So when Preacher Brown holds a special Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday, the Bear family joins in. But what starts as a peaceful gathering of Bear Country neighbors and their animal friends on the lawn of the Chapel—including dogs, cats, rats, goats, and even a snake or two—ends up needing a little heavenly intervention.
Mama and the cubs take a trip to get some farm–fresh eggs, but they end up getting a farm–fresh pup! Now Brother and Sister have to learn to take care of Little Lady, the newest addition to the family.
Brother Bear may have gone looking for bullfrogs, but he found a tiny, helpless kitten instead. After Mama Bear gets the new kitten all cleaned up, the Bear family is ready to adopt her—as long as Little Lady, the puppy, doesn’t mind. With a little extra love, the Berenstains are sure their pets will be great friends!
Brother and Sister are getting a dog, but will the cubs help take care of the new puppy like they promised? The Bear cubs learn what a big responsibility it is to care for a pet as they learn to care for Little Lady!
Sister Bear loves taking care of her pet goldfish, Goldie. Sister feeds Goldie every morning and evening, cleans out her tank, and even gets her a beautiful fishbowl castle! But when Papa and Mama find Goldie floating belly-up in her tank, they worry about how Sister will feel. How will the Bear family cope with the loss of Goldie.
There’s going to be a pet show at the Bear Town Festival this year. The Bear family makes sure all their pets—Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and their new bird, Keats—look and feel their best for the big day. Who will Mayor Honeypot give prize ribbons to?
We hope you take an opportunity to appreciate your pet on National Love Your Pet Day, and use these books as a resource to help your cub learn about the responsibility of caring for a pet every day!