There are thousands of toddler books in the world, but none top Barbie books. A trendsetter and fashion icon, Barbie has been inspiring youth for decades—and she's only getting started.
For decades, Barbie's optimistic can-do attitude and perseverance changed the narrative of what girls can accomplish. Smart is the new beautiful and we're here for it. Female empowerment and the importance of friendship are at the forefront of the brand and it's something that'll benefit every little one out there.
With the release of the upcoming Barbie movie, we're reminded of all the ways Barbie taught us all how to dream big, to have empathy and courage. With the many styles, talents and careers Barbie has had through the years, kids everywhere can see themselves in some version of the doll.
Whether it's as a pet doctor or a ballerina, the girl is the pinnacle of "living the dream." Here are some of our favorite Barbie books to celebrate how rad she is.
Who doesn't love stickers? This 32-page sticker and activity book puts Barbie's BFF, Brooklyn, in the spotlight. When she visits the Dreamhouse, Brooklyn, Barbie, and her friends do all their favorite things. They play with puppies, bake, and sing (and more), while your little one looks for hidden objects in the seek-and-find activity areas or solves puzzles in the "Bestie Bonus."
Great for ages four to eight with more than 200 stickers will keep your kids busy for hours. They'll read (and play with this one) in their toddler car seats instead of screen time.
For all the parents whose bedtime reading routine has gotten ridiculously out of hand, Barbie's five-minute stories are here to help. In this series of six fun tales, littles ages three to seven will love seeing Barbie follow her dreams as a ballerina, doctor, chef, and more. Let her dreams inspire them and you'll be on your way in five minutes flat).
What's better than Barbie and her sisters fawning over puppies? Nothing. Children age two to five will get a kick out of this sweet book that features all the pups their heart desires.
Calling all early readers (ages four to six): Barbie's "I Can Be" is a collection of five of Barbie's dreams. She can be a ballerina, a baby doctor, a teacher, a pet vet and a horse rider. Help your child learn to read and follow their dreams.
Crawl onto the kids mattress and read this one before bed.
If your kids ever wanted to be a chef, Barbie's here to show them how to bake everything from magical mermaid cupcakes and sunshine sparkle bundt cake to chewy granola bars and banana bread. With more than 50 recipes to test, this perfect read, filled with exciting illustrations and images of finished sweets, will gift ages five and up with a foundation for cooking throughout their lives.
We all have different, beautiful hair and Barbie wants to celebrate them all! This early reader book (ages three to five) features a diverse cast of hair types on Barbie dolls with big font, rhythmic text, picture clues, and easy words to nurture a love of learning to read.
If you flew through one hardcover of Barbie's five-minute stories here's another that highlights the sisterly bond. It's a great, fast bedtime read for ages three to seven but fair warning—it might make them want to hug their sister (or brother) after reading.
Children have limitless potential and Barbie wants to help cultivate that. In this Dream Big full-color activity book, Barbie celebrates everything girls are capable of through fun activities, quizzes, word searches, pages for coloring, and more. This is the perfect affirmation companion for ages six and up to help them dream of who they want to be.
When Rafa, Brooklyn, and Malibu attend a modeling job they soon find they've been punked! This book and magnetic playset lets your little ones follow the trio's wild misadventures while using the more than 40 magnetic pieces and play scenes to dress their idols up for events.
Based on the musical special, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams, this book is the next step for early readers. They'll be mesmerized as they follow along when Barbie meets another Barbie in New York City. They become fast friends and learn to work together when adversity strikes. And bonus: you'll also get a charm bracelet and three charms with the purchase of this one.
The sequel to Barbie and Barbie's new friendship teaches kids how to be good friends to each other through crafts, game ideas, fill-in-the-blank stories, and more than 80 stickers. With instructions to make a memory box and postcards to decorate and send to loved ones, this book emphasizes friendship in all the best ways.
When all else fails, give your kids more stickers. This book comes with more than 1,000! It's great for ages six to eight and shows Barbie's careers, styles, and talents through the decades. Besides the interesting history of each look, the stickers can be placed anywhere to ignite their imaginations.
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