This video is not to be confused with the song of the same name.
Barney & Friends Episode
Books Are Fun!
Season 5, Episode 1


Books Are Fun!

Air date November 2, 1998
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Steven Feldman
Theme Fun with Books
Being Yourself
Episode Guide
Trading Places

"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

  5. If I Lived Under the Sea
  6. Old Mother Hubbard
  7. Jack Sprat
  8. 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.
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