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Books Are Fun! (episode) is the 1st episode from Season 5 of Barney & Friends.


Curtis and Barney return some books to the school library where they find Booker T. Bookworm, the imaginary Librarian. Despite the fact that one is supposed to be quiet in the library, they burst into song. Booker T. helps find a book Ashley has been wanting to check out and Curtis and Barney bring it to her at the clubhouse. Everybody is excited so they all head back to the library to find more books.

While everybody is busy browsing the catalog, Curtis' obsessive enthusiasm for the library begins to have a weird effect on him. The gang blows it off and return to the clubhouse with their books, leaving Curtis behind.

When Barney and the kids get back to the library they find Curtis to have been transformed into Booker's assistant, complete with worm-suit, spectacles and nasal worm-librarian voice. Barney's a little concerned about this so he finds a book for Curtis to help break this zombie-like spell. Soon Curtis is back to his own special self.

Educational Theme: The Fun of Reading Books and Being Yourself

Stories: None

Booker T.

Barney & Friends Episode
Books Are Fun!
Season 5, Episode 1
Air date November 2, 1998
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Steven Feldman




That Sounds Like An Opposite To Me!

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Books are Fun
  3. Five Little Butterflies
  4. The Barney Bag
  5. If I Lived Under the Sea
  6. Muffin Man Medley (Muffin Man, Hot Cross Buns, Pat-A-Cake)
  7. Laugh With Me!
  8. Everyone is Special
  9. I Love You



Clip from Books Are Fun! (episode)

Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode)

  1. Barney Theme Song (Books Are Fun! (episode)'s version) (Clip from Birthday Ole! and Audio from Books Are Fun!)
  2. Let's get start the Beach Party with Danny, Keesha, Kim and Barney! (Clip and audio from Barney's Beach Party and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode))
  3. Derek saying Please and Thank You! (Clip from May I Help You? and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode))
  4. Barney comes to life (Books Are Fun! (episode) (Clip from The Backyard Show! and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode))
  5. Hi Kalea and Leilani (Books Are Fun! (episode)) (Clip from Barney's Beach Party and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode))
  6. Barney Books are Fun! (song) (Season 5 Version) (Clip from Once Upon a Fairy Tale and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode))
  7. Barney I love you (Season 5 version) (Clip from On Again, Off Again and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode) and Oh, What a Day!)
  8. Scott says "Hey Curtis!". (Clip from A New Friend and Audio from Books Are Fun! (episode))
  9. Barney and Friends-I love you (Clip from Ready, Set, Go! and Audio from The Foolish Wishes and Books Are Fun! (episode))
  10. Hey everybody! It's time for Barney Says! (Books Are Fun!'s version) (Clip from Red, Yellow and Blue! and Audio from Books Are Fun!)
  11. Barney comes to play (Books Are Fun!) (Clip from Play it Safe! and Audio from Books Are Fun!)
  12. Barney Says Segment (Books Are Fun!) (Barney & Friends: Books Are Fun! (Season 5, Episode 1) - From: All Mixed Up)
  13. And remember, I Love You! (Books Are Fun!'s version) (Clip from It's Showtime! and Audio from Books Are Fun!)
  14. Barney End Credits (Books Are Fun!'s version) (Clip from Let's Eat! and Audio from Books Are Fun!)


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