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The Backyard Show is a book based on the first episode of the same name of Barney & The Backyard Gang. This book was written by Sheryl Leach & Kathy Parker.


Amy and Michael want to surprise their dad for his birthday. With the Backyard Gang in doubt, there's no way the show can be produced quickly (or, so they think). Fortunately, Barney the Dinosaur comes to life, and encourages the kids to use their imaginations to help make the show a reality. Along the way, they sing songs and recite rhymes that are later sung in the birthday show.



  • Towards the end of the book, it gives us vital statistics of Barney. Some of those statics are his birth place, which is Dallas, Texas (hint to where Barney began), his admiration, which is Barney's grandfather Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his age is Timeless (even though in Happy Birthday, Barney!, Barney says he's 200 Million Years old).
  • Unlike the Home video, Barney has a bigger top hat, cuffs and no tap shoes
  • The cover of this book was seen in Barney's Favorite Memories, a Bonus Feature of The Best of Barney, although Barney referred to it as a poster.
  • This book sold for retail price at $3.50, storybook along with the audio cassette was $6.95, and the Deluxe pack was $19.95

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1988: The Backyard ShowThree WishesA Day the Beach
1992: Just Imagine with Barney

1993: Barney's Favorite Mother Goose RhymesBaby Bop's ToysBarney's Farm AnimalsBarney's HatsWhere Are My Shoes?Barney's Color SurpriseBaby Bop's Counting BookBarney's Magical PicnicBarney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes Vol. 2Baby Bop's ABC BookBaby Bop Discovers ShapesA Tent Too FullBarney Goes to the Zoo

1994: Baby Bop's FoodsBarney Says, "Please and Thank You"Baby Bop PretendsA Day with BarneyBarney's Imagination IslandBaby Bop Goes to SchoolWhat Can It Be?Barney & Baby Bop Follow that Cat!Barney's Wonderful Winter DayBJ's Fun WeekBJ's Silly StoryBarney's Book of Opposites

1995: Just Like YouBarney & Baby Bop at the BeachBarney's Weather BookBJ Makes MusicBarney & Baby Bop's BandHappy Birthday Baby Bop!Barney's Big Balloon: A Hide-And-Seek AdventureThe Turtle Who Lost His ShellZoomba in ToylandBJ and ScooterHippity Hop, It's Barney & Baby Bop

1996: Sharing Is CaringBarney & Baby Bop Go to SchoolBarney & BJ Go to the Fire StationBarney Says, "Play Safely"Barney Plays Nose to ToesBarney & BJ's TreehouseBarney's Number FriendsA Day in the Park with Barney Souvenir BookBedtime for Baby BopBarney's FriendsMake-Believe With BarneyBarney's Christmas SurpriseBarney's Big Surprise!Barney's Halloween Party

1997: Barney Goes to the DentistUh-Oh!Barney's Alphabet SoupBarney & Baby Bop's GardenBarney's ClothesBarney & Baby Bop Go to the Grocery StoreBarney & Baby Bop Go to the DoctorBarney's Easter Egg HuntBarney's Book of BoatsBarney's Book of TrucksCatch That Hat!Barney's Treasure HuntBarney's Trick or Treat!The Best Christmas Eve!A Very Musical DayBarney's Christmas WishesBaby Bop's Hey, Diddle, Diddle!Barney's This Little PiggyBJ's Little Boy BlueBarney Says, "I Love You"Barney's Happy Valentine's DayBarney's Book of HugsBarney's Water FunBarney & BJ "I See An Insect!"Barney & Me At The CircusBarney's Favourite Nursery RhymesWhat Would Barney Say?

1998: Barney's Alphabet Fun!Barney's Animal HomesBarney Goes to the FarmBarney & Baby Bop Go to the RestaurantBarney & BJ Go to the Police StationBarney's Adventure HuntBarney's Baby Farm AnimalsBarney's Great Adventure: The Chase is On!Barney and TwinkenBarney's Great Adventure (Smart Pages book)Barney's Great AdventureBarney's Alphabet AdventureBarney's Book of TrainsBarney's Book of ShapesBarney's ThanksgivingBarney's Tool BoxBarney Says "Night Night"Barney's Storybook TreasuryBarney Meets The New BabyBarney's ABC, 123 and More!Barney's Book of AirplanesBarney's Easter ParadeBarney's Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

1999: Barney & Baby Bop Go to the LibraryBarney & BJ Go to the ZooBarney's In, Out and All AroundBarney & Me On SafariBarney's ABC Animals!Barney's Outer Space AdventureBarney Makes Music!Barney's Night Before ChristmasBarney's Peekaboo Halloween!Barney's Puppet ShowBarney's Count to 10Barney's NeighborhoodBarney Bedtime SongsBarney's Mother Goose HuntBarney's We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

2000: Barney Goes to the FairBarney Goes to the Pet ShopBarney's Book of FoodsBarney, I Did It Myself!Babies & Barney: Hooray for Babies!Barney's Color TrainBarney's RainbowBarney's Favorite Christmas StoriesBarney's Favorite Halloween StoriesBarney's Happy Halloween!Barney on the Go!: A Treasury of Go to StoriesBarney's Favorite Easter StoriesBarney's 5 SensesBarney For Baby: Star Light, Star Bright

2001: Babies & Barney: Hooray for Daddies!Come On Over To Barney's House!Is It Time Yet?Playtime at Barney's House!Barney's Musical CastleBarney's Zoo FriendsBarney's World Of TrucksHappy, Mad, Silly, SadBarney's Sharing & Caring TreasuryBarney's Easter BasketBarney's Fishing Adventure

2002: Babies & Barney: Hooray for Mommies!Learn Letters with BarneyBarney Musical Lullaby Treasury: Sweet DreamsBarney's Little Lessons: Going To My Big Bed!Barney's Little Lessons: Mine, Mine, Mine!Barney's Sing-along Stories: BINGOThe Wheels On Barney's Bus

2003: At the Park: A Touch-and-Feel BookBarney Is Sooo Big!Babies & Barney: Hooray for Puppies and Kittens!Barney's Little Lessons: The New BabysitterBarney's Sing-along Stories: I Love You

2004: Barney's Book Of ClothesBarney's Sing-along Stories: Clean Up!Barney's Sing-along Stories: If You're Happy and You Know It!Barney's Super-Dee-Duper ABC'sBarney CD StorybookColor My World!Hello, Day!I Can Do It!Follow Me!

2005: I See Barney!Ready, Set, Go!Barney Says

2007: My First Sing-Along BookLet's Go Look and SeeLet's Go to the Farm and the ZooLet's Go to the FirehouseLet's Go Visit The School

2008: Let's Go Visit The DoctorLet's Go Visit The Police StationLet's Go Celebrate ChristmasMusic All Around - Play-a-Tune Tale

2010: Ding-Dong! Where's Barney?Favorite Things

2011: Let's Play TogetherBarney and FriendsI Love You Songs