It’s Barbie!

By Kat La Mantia | March 17 2023 | Children'sGeneralAllPop CultureBlog

Don’t call her Barbara!

She’s been a veterinarian, a doctor, a rock star, a chef, an astronaut, a teacher, a flight attendant, a scientist, a ballerina, a mermaid, and more–she’s Barbie. This iconic doll was introduced in 1959, and she hasn’t missed a beat since. An integral part of so many childhoods, Barbie has often found herself at the center of cultural debates about women, girls, and gender as a whole, and she’s not shying away from the conversations. Barbie is an unabashed lover of the color pink, a jill of all trades, a friend to everyone, a site of evolving diversity, and most importantly, an independent woman. From playtime to movies, books, video games and more, Barbie shows kids that they can live their dreams.

If you’re ready to pass Barbie on to the next generation, or even if you want to indulge in a little nostalgia in anticipation of this summer’s upcoming blockbuster, Barbie, catch up to what this woman on the go has been up to lately with the newest Barbie titles!

The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her (Barbie)
978-0-593-70540-7
A fun and engaging picture book about Barbie--the most famous doll in the world--and her visionary creator, Ruth Handler. Filled with beautiful illustrations, this enchanting story will inspire children of all ages to believe that anything is possible!
$19.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Barbie Dress-Up Ultimate Sticker Collection
DK
978-0-7440-8278-4
$12.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
72 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-9 years

Barbie Mermaid Power Little Golden Book (Barbie)
978-0-593-64472-0
A Little Golden Book based on the all-new Netflix special Barbie: Mermaid Power—premiering in fall 2022!This Little Golden Book is based on the all-new special Barbie: Mermaid Power, premiering in Fall 2022 on Netflix! Read about Barbie “Malibu” Roberts and Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts as they turn into mermaids to save a sea kingdom in an epic underwater adventure! Coming Fall 2022!Since 1959, Barbie has shown girls that they can live their dreams. From an astronaut to a chef to a president, she knows that girls can do anything!
$5.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

Everyone is Beautiful! (Barbie)
978-0-593-48386-2
Children will learn to love all about their differences and be comfortable with who they are in this photographic Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader—starring Barbie!
$5.99 US
May 03, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
24 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

Hair is Amazing (Barbie)
A Book About Diversity
978-0-593-43151-1
Celebrate all types of amazing hair in this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader—featuring photos of a diverse cast of Barbie dolls! Perfect for children ages 3 to 5! 
$5.99 US
Jan 04, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
24 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Barbie Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-593-22659-9
Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and a great gift for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about Barbie and her Barbie world! 
$5.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs

Barbie: Cinderella (Barbie)
978-0-593-48385-5
A vintage Little Golden Book from 2002—starring Barbie!
$5.99 US
May 03, 2022
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
16 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

Barbie Swan Lake (Barbie)
978-0-593-43150-4
A retro Little Golden Book reissue from 2004--starring Barbie! 
$5.99 US
Jan 04, 2022
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
16 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

You Can Be a Musician (Barbie)
978-0-593-37359-0
Barbie learns all about being a musician in this all-new Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader!
$5.99 US
May 25, 2021
6 x 9
Paperback
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

You Can Be a Doctor (Barbie)
978-0-593-30451-8
Join Barbie as she visits and helps a doctor in this all-new You Can Be a Doctor Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader!
$5.99 US
Jan 05, 2021
6 x 9
Paperback
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

Princess Adventure (Barbie)
978-0-593-17861-4
An all-new Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader based on the brand-new Barbie movie on Netflix, Barbie(TM) Princess Adventure!
$5.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
6 x 9
Paperback
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

Sisters Save the Day! (Barbie)
978-1-5247-7238-3
A Step into Reading leveled reader based on the BarbieTM Dreamhouse Adventures animated series!
$5.99 US
Jul 02, 2019
6 x 9
Paperback
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years

Super Agents (Barbie Spy Squad)
978-1-101-93140-0
Barbie stars in a fabulous new movie--coming in spring 2016!
$5.99 US
Jan 05, 2016
6 x 9
Paperback
24 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 4-6 years