7 Barbie Books for Your Youngest Barbie Fan

October 24, 2023

By Christa Protano

It’s no secret that the beloved doll, Barbie, is everywhere. Fans of the iconic toy don’t have to look far for Barbie-inspired merch the likes of nail polish, clothing, a new line of dolls, and even an Xbox. So why not join the party, we thought. Young readers can enjoy even more of the world of Barbie with our collection of storybooks featuring Barbie “Malibu” Roberts and Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts. 

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

Did you know there are two friends named Barbie Roberts? In this story-activity book, discover the difference between BFFs Malibu and Brooklyn Roberts, 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. There are also a few colorful post cards to help keep in touch with a faraway friend.

Barbie: Mermaid Power

Just in time for summer, this brand-new title follows Brooklyn and Malibu deep under the sea in Pacifica, where they need to harness their mermaid powers in order to save the kingdom from a misguided scientist. Based on the Netflix special of the same name, this book also comes with a mermaid tail charm necklace to help your child feel like they have some magical mermaid power of their own.

Barbie It Takes Two: Dress Up Dream Team

This magnetic activity kit is perfect to pack for long road trips, plane rides, or whenever you are on-the-go with your little ones. Inside the sleek pink carrying case, children will find a storybook, along with six play scenes and 40+ magnets to play dress up with Brooklyn and Malibu.

Barbie: Super Sticker Book: Through the Decades

Aside from an amazing closet, it’s Barbie’s “you-can-be-anything” attitude that has made her one of the most popular children’s toys of all time.  Designed for kids ages 6 to 8, this book includes more than 1,000 stickers that can be used to illustrate Barbie’s many powerful and diverse professional looks, including Barbie as a judge, a race car driver, a head chef, an ice skater, a scientist, and many more.

Barbie Collector’s Guide

This paperback takes it back to 1959 when Barbie burst onto the scene at the New York Toy Fair. Parents and grandparents will love flipping through its pages and introducing all their favorite dolls to the next generation of Barbie fans. Newer fans can use this book to make a wish list 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

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 girls 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 also includes two Best Friend necklaces to share.