4 Barbie Books to Read Before the Movie Comes Out

March 7, 2023

By Christa Protano

So you may have heard … Barbie is coming to the big screen next July in a brand new live-action film. Personally, I’m not sure who is more excited — myself or my daughter. Having grown up playing Barbies, I pretty much couldn’t contain myself when my girl recently asked for her own Dreamhouse. As the years have passed, we’ve watched this iconic doll go from caregiver to career girl and philanthropist, bringing the message to young girls that they can be whomever they choose to be. So c’mon Barbie fans, let’s go party ... and read some too with these four Barbie best-sellers.

Barbie Collector’s Guide

This paperback takes us back to 1959 when Barbie burst onto the scene at the New York Toy Fair. Moms and Grandmas alike will love flipping through its pages and introducing all their favorite dolls to a younger generation. Kids can use this book to make a wishlist of new Barbies to add to their own collection. There’s also a double-sided poster featuring the OGs and present-day dolls.


Barbie: Big City Big Dreams: New Friends, True Friends

Did you know that there are two Barbie Roberts? In this story/activity book, readers will discover the difference between BFFs “Malibu” Barbie and “Brooklyn” Barbie, take the friendship challenge, get simple craft ideas and more. Barbie fans can also use the 80-plus puffy stickers to decorate their school supplies, picture frames or scrapbooks. Also included are a few colorful post cards to help keep in touch with a faraway friend.

Barbie: Big City Big Dreams

In this storybook based on the musical special of the same name, Barbie fans of all ages will enjoy reliving every moment of Brooklyn and Malibu’s escapades in New York City. Find out what happens when the two Barbies become fast friends, but an unfortunate accident tries to break that friendship apart. This hardcover also comes with a charm bracelet and three charms.


Barbie: It Takes Two: Friends Forever

The latest chapter in Malibu and Brooklyn’s friendship follows these two pals as they attempt to take their careers to the next level by securing a meeting with media mogul, Otto Phoenix. But first, they must work together to come up with the perfect plan — and wear a bunch of silly disguises — to get past Otto’s tough assistant. This book is perfect for reading with a BFF and comes with two Best Friend necklaces to share.

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