I loved these books when I was little! Jan Berenstain, who co-created the Berenstain Bears, died Friday at 88-years-old after suffering a stroke. RIP! More details below.

Marisa Mendez

Jan and her husband Stan Berenstain created the Bear family — Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear — back in 1962 … when they published their first book, “The Big Honey Hunt.”

Since then, they fired out more than 300 stories.

According to Jan’s son, Jan suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died the following day.

Stan died back in 2005 at the age of 82.

They are survived by their sons and four grandchildren.