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This video is not to be confused with the song of the same name.

"Books Are Fun!" is the first episode from the fifth season of Barney & Friends.


Barney and his friends learn all about the joys of books and the library with a new friend, Booker T. Bookworm, the librarian. Booker T. Bookworm teaches Curtis the importance of being yourself through the wonderful world of books. The children discover how fun the library can be as each one checks out a special book. Even Barney gets to check out his own poetry book and entertains his friends with fun poems!


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Books Are Fun!"
  3. "Five Little Butterflies"
  4. "The Barney Bag"

    Booker T. Bookworm in the episode "Books Are Fun!".

  5. "If I Lived Under the Sea"
  6. "Old Mother Hubbard"
  7. "Jack Sprat"
  8. "Muffin Man Medley: "The Muffin Man"/"Hot Cross Buns"/"Pat-A-Cake"/"The Muffin Man (Reprise)"
  9. "Roses are Red"
  10. "Laugh With Me!"
  11. "Everyone is Special"
  12. "I Love You"


International edits

In some international versions, this episode was shortened.


  • This episode marks another time something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life. It was Curtis that he puts the Barney doll next to the books, he comes to life, and he accidentally knocks down the books on his right arm.


  • This episode marks the first television appearance of Booker T. Bookworm.


Season Five episodes
"Books Are Fun!" • "Trading Places" • "Safety First!" • "Circle of Friends" • "The One And Only You" • "Barney's Band"
• "Try It, You'll Like It!" • "Colors All Around" • "Howdy, Friends!" • "Seven Days A Week" • "Hidden Treasures"
• "A Royal Welcome" • "Sweet As Honey" • "First Things First!" • "Aunt Rachel Is Here!" • "It's A Rainy Day!" • "Easy Does It!"
• "What's In A Name?" • "A Very Special Mouse" • "A Package Of Friendship"