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The Berenstain Bears’ Olympics Reading List

The Tokyo Olympics kick off today, and to celebrate we’ve pulled together a companion reading list full of the Bear family’s favorite summer Olympic sports! From I Can Read storybooks for early readers, to chapter books for the more advanced, we’ve got options for all ages. We hope you enjoy the games this summer, and hopefully a few books!

The Berenstain Bears We Love Soccer

From passing the ball to scoring goals, there’s enough excitement on the soccer field to fill a sunny afternoon! But when Mama starts getting too involved, it’s up to the cubs to remind her what playing soccer is really all about. The Berenstain Bears: We Love Soccer! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.


In this faith-based storybook Coach Papa Bear wants his team to play fair. But the other coach just wants to win. The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game shows that players and coaches should act in a way that is fair and sportsmanlike, following God’s word.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Tryouts

In this faith-based chapter book Sister Bear is eager to show off her soccer prowess. She is a super soccer player, so she should be a shoo-in at soccer tryouts … except for one little problem. Sister Bear is too small. Will Sister make the team despite her size?

Bears on Wheels

The gradually increasing number of bears on wheels–unicycles, bikes, and trikes–engage in silly antics that will make beginning readers giggle as they learn beginning math skills. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

The Bike Lesson

Small Bear has a new bike, but before he can ride it, his dad insists on a teaching him about bike safety. From learning how to stop and turn to going down a hill and traveling roads you know, Small Bear has a lot to learn. And Papa Bear has an unforgettable way of showing his son all the tricks of biking. 

The Berenstain Bears Safe and Sound

Brother Bear and Sister Bear love to ride their skateboards. When their usual skating park closes, the only place left to ride is a neighborhood spot where helmets are not the fashion! Will Brother and Sister forget Mama’s advice about putting safety first?

The Berenstain Bears God Loves You

In this faith-based storybook Brother Bear is trying out for the Basketball team. The competition is stiff, and Brother soon discovers the lesson that God loves everyone because he made them, not because they’re successful.

The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd

In this faith-based chapter book, Brother Bear learns about the importance of choosing the right friends when he starts playing a pick-up basketball game out in the woods with Too-Tall and his gang.

The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando

In this Berenstain Bears chapter book the cubs get ready for the match-up of the season! Bully Too-Tall makes fun of Harry and calls him “Wheels” because he’s in a wheelchair. But Harry can handle it–he even challenges Too-Tall to a basketball game! See who comes out victorious, and if Too-Tall eats his words.

The Berenstain Bears Go Out for the Team

It’s time for baseball tryouts in Bear Country and Brother is feeling the pressure. Will he be any good? Will Sister make the team over him? See how the Bear cubs fare in this classic Berenstain Bears Storybook!

The Berenstain Bears We Love Baseball

The Bear family is excited take in everything the ballpark has to offer, from the seventh-inning stretch to catching a fly ball, but will Papa Bear get a chance to actually enjoy the game? The Berenstain Bears: We Love Baseball! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

The Berenstain Bears Phenom in the Family

In this Berenstain Bears chapter book there’s a brand-new pool at Bear Country School, and all the cubs are raring to try out for the swim team. No one is more surprised than Sister Bear when she outswims every cub in every event–even the butterfly stroke! With visions of Bearlympics gold dancing in Papa Bear’s furry head, he insists on being Sister’s personal trainer as she prepares for the big meet. It’s a decision that everyone in the Bear family will live to regret, for Papa–armed with his trusty clipboard, whistle, and stopwatch–will stop at nothing to achieve victory! Whoever said it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game . . . that sure wasn’t Papa!

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Track Meet

It’s finally the Bear Family Big Track Meet! After years of training, Papa, Sister, and Brother are ready to race, jump, and climb their way to win gold. But there can only be one champion at the top of the podium. Who will it be? The Berenstain Bears’ Big Track Meet is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences.

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