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Just Imagine with Barney is a 1992 children's picture book featuring the famous purple dinosaur, written by Mary Shrode and illustrated by Mary Grace Eubank.


A little girl named Lori is sad because she and her family are moving away from the farm to the big city. In the midst of her despair, Barney springs to life to comfort his young friend and shows her that imagination can make anything possible and helps her see what her new home will be like.

Join Barney in his first ever classic book that lets us use our imaginations!



  • Richard Leach came up with the concept to this book and Stephen White edited it.
  • The book was first released exclusively at JCPenney in 1992. It was released to other stores in early 1993.


  1. Just Imagine with Barney - Mary Shrode, Mary Hollingsworth, Richard Leach - Google Books