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Barney Books is a series of children's books that are based on the children's television series, Barney & Friends, that focus on Barney and related characters. Some are more educational in tone, while others are simply stories read for entertainment. The first three books based on the Barney character were based on the home video series, Barney & The Backyard Gang, all of which was released in the late 1980s and the early 1990s.

In 1992, Barney Publishing, a self-publishing company that published books based on Barney, was formed.[1] As early as Spring 1993, Barney books were already on the mass market and were published through Barney Publishing. In that same year, some books made it onto the Publishers Weekly Bestselling List from 1992, with one book on the list passing a million units. All five of Barney's first books passed a million units as well.[2]

In 1996, seven Barney books made it onto Publisher's Weekly All-Time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Books.[3] The books had a record-breaking thirty-six titles on the 1999 Children's Bestsellers List of Publishers Weekly.[1] In 2001, five Barney books made it onto Publisher's Weekly All-Time Bestselling Children's Books list.[4] Over 80 million Barney books have been sold.[5]

Some Barney books would come with an audio cassette tape for children and families to read-along to. Some would often be included as an electronic visual version on DVDs to some Barney Home Videos. Other books would be included in a series. Some book series included Bedtime with Barney, Babies & Barney, the Go to series, and the Let's Go series. Other types of books include specialty books such as Search and Spot and Lift and Peek books.

Since the formation of Barney Publishing, its titles have appeared on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list 174 times.[1] Some Barney books were self-published all the way until HIT Entertainment bought the franchise in 2001. From there, some books were re-released through Scholastic and HIT Entertainment. Books based on the series have largely been discontinued in recent years due to the hiatus of the Barney & Friends show and its subsequent ending.

Books

Barney & The Backyard Gang

  1. The Backyard Show (1988)
  2. Three Wishes (1988)
  3. A Day at the Beach (1988)

Barney & Friends

  1. Just Imagine with Barney (1992)

    A promotional shot for Barney books taken in 1993.

  2. Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes (1993)
  3. Baby Bop's Toys (1993)
  4. Barney's Farm Animals (1993)
  5. Barney's Hats (1993)
  6. Where Are My Shoes? (1993)
  7. Barney's Color Surprise (1993)
  8. Baby Bop's Counting Book (1993)
  9. Barney's Magical Picnic (1993)
  10. Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes Vol. 2 (1993)
  11. Baby Bop's ABC Book (1993)
  12. Baby Bop Discovers Shapes (1993)
  13. A Tent Too Full (1993)
  14. Barney Goes to the Zoo (1993)
  15. Baby Bop's Foods (1994)
  16. A Day with Barney (1994)
  17. Barney's Imagination Island (1994)
  18. Barney Says, "Please and Thank You" (1994)
  19. Baby Bop Pretends (1994)
  20. Baby Bop Goes to School (1994)
  21. What Can It Be? (1994)
  22. Barney's Wonderful Winter Day (1994)
  23. Barney & Baby Bop Follow that Cat! (1994)
  24. BJ's Fun Week (1994)
  25. BJ's Silly Story (1994)
  26. Barney's Book of Opposites (1994)
  27. Just Like You (1995)
  28. Barney & Baby Bop at the Beach (1995)
  29. Barney's Weather Book (1995)
  30. BJ Makes Music (1995)
  31. Barney & Baby Bop's Band (1995)
  32. Happy Birthday Baby Bop! (1995)
  33. Barney's Big Balloon: A Hide-And-Seek Adventure (1995)
  34. The Turtle Who Lost His Shell (1995)
  35. Zoomba in Toyland (1995)
  36. BJ and Scooter (1995)
  37. Sharing Is Caring (1996)
  38. Barney & Baby Bop Go to School (1996)

    1996 promo for Barney Books.

  39. 1996 promotional image for Barney books.

    Barney & BJ Go to the Fire Station (1996)
  40. Barney Says, "Play Safely" (1996)
  41. Barney Plays Nose to Toes (1996)
  42. Barney & BJ's Treehouse (1996)
  43. Barney's Number Friends (1996)
  44. A Day in the Park with Barney Souvenir Book (1996)
  45. Bedtime for Baby Bop (1996)
  46. Barney's Friends (1996)
  47. Make-Believe With Barney (1996)
  48. Barney's Christmas Surprise (1996)
  49. Barney's Big Surprise! (1996)
  50. Barney's Halloween Party (1996)
  51. Barney Goes to the Dentist (1997)
  52. Uh-Oh! (1997)
  53. Barney's Alphabet Soup (1997)
  54. Barney & Baby Bop's Garden (1997)
  55. Barney's Clothes (1997)
  56. Barney & Baby Bop Go to the Grocery Store (1997)
  57. Barney & Baby Bop Go to the Doctor (1997)
  58. Barney's Easter Egg Hunt (1997)
  59. Barney's Book of Boats (1997)
  60. Barney's Book of Trucks (1997)
  61. Catch That Hat! (1997)
  62. Barney's Treasure Hunt (1997)
  63. Barney's Trick or Treat! (1997)
  64. A Very Musical Day (1997)
  65. Barney's Christmas Wishes (1997)
  66. Baby Bop's Hey, Diddle, Diddle! (1997)
  67. Barney's This Little Piggy (1997)
  68. BJ's Little Boy Blue (1997)
  69. Barney Says, "I Love You" (1997)
  70. Barney's Happy Valentine's Day (1997)
  71. Barney's Book of Hugs (1997)
  72. What Would Barney Say? (1997)
  73. Barney's Alphabet Fun! (1998)
  74. Barney's Animal Homes (1998)
  75. Barney Goes to the Farm (1998)
  76. Barney & Baby Bop Go to the Restaurant (1998)
  77. Barney & BJ Go to the Police Station (1998)
  78. Barney's Adventure Hunt (1998)
  79. Barney's Baby Farm Animals (1998)
  80. Barney's Great Adventure: The Chase is On! (1998)
  81. Barney and Twinken (1998)
  82. Barney's Great Adventure (Smart Pages book) (1998)
  83. Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
  84. Barney's Book of Trains (1998)
  85. Barney's Book of Shapes (1998)
  86. Barney's Thanksgiving (1998)
  87. Barney's Tool Box (1998)
  88. Barney Says "Night Night" (1998)
  89. Barney Meets The New Baby (1998)
  90. Barney's ABC, 123 and More! (1998)
  91. Barney's Storybook Treasury (1998)
  92. Barney's Let's Learn Book-Set (1998)
  93. Hippity Hop, It's Barney & Baby Bop (1998)
  94. Barney & Baby Bop Go to the Library (1999)
  95. Barney & BJ Go to the Zoo (1999)
  96. Barney's In, Out and All Around (1999)
  97. Barney's ABC Animals! (1999)
  98. Barney's Outer Space Adventure (1999)
  99. Barney Makes Music! (1999)
  100. Barney's Night Before Christmas (1999)
  101. Barney's Peekaboo Halloween (1999)
  102. Barney's Puppet Show (1999)
  103. Barney's Count to 10 (1999)
  104. Barney's Neighborhood (1999)
  105. Barney's Mother Goose Hunt (1999)
  106. Barney Bedtime Songs (1999)
  107. Barney's Book of Foods (2000)
  108. Barney Goes to the Fair (2000)
  109. Barney Goes to the Pet Shop (2000)
  110. Barney, I Did It Myself! (2000)
  111. Babies & Barney: Hooray for Babies! (2000)
  112. Barney's Favorite Halloween Stories (2000)
  113. Barney's Favorite Christmas Stories (2000)
  114. Barney on the Go!: A Treasury of Go to Stories (2000)
  115. Barney's Color Train (2000)
  116. Barney's 5 Senses (2000)
  117. Is It Time Yet? (2001)
  118. Barney's World Of Trucks (2001)
  119. Barney's Musical Castle (2001)
  120. Come On Over To Barney's House! (2001)
  121. Barney's Little Lessons: Going To My Big Bed! (2002)
  122. Barney's Sharing & Caring Treasury (2002)
  123. Learn Letters with Barney (2002)
  124. The Wheels On Barney's Bus (2002)
  125. Barney Is Sooo Big! (2003)

    2004 advertisement for some Barney books.

    Promotional image of Barney books in South Africa.

  126. Barney's Book Of Clothes (2004)
  127. Barney's Super-Dee-Duper ABC's (2004)
  128. Color My World! (2004)
  129. Hello, Day! (2004)
  130. Barney Musical Lullaby Treasury: Sweet Dreams (2005)
  131. Barney's Super Dee Dooper Treasury (2005)
  132. Barney Says (2005)
  133. My First Sing-Along Book (2007)
  134. Let's Go Look and See (2007)
  135. Let's Go to the Fire House (2007)
  136. Let's Go Visit The Doctor (2007)
  137. Let's Go Visit The Police Station (2007)
  138. Let's Go Visit The School (2007)
  139. Let's Go to the Farm and the Zoo (2007)
  140. Let's Go Celebrate Christmas (2008)
  141. Music All Around - Play-a-Tune Tale (2008)
  142. Ding-Dong! Where's Barney? (2010)
  143. Favorite Things (2010)
  144. Let's Play Together (2010)
  145. Barney and Friends (2011)
  146. I Love You Songs (2011)

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