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Babar Series

Babar the Elephant is a fictional character who first appeared in 1931 in the French children’s book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff.


Books in the Babar series:

The Story of Babar the Little Elephant (1933)

When his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar runs away and finds himself in a town where he is adopted by a very rich Old Lady.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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The Travels of Babar (1934)

Babar and Celeste set out in a balloon on their wedding journey and have many exciting adventures.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Babar the King (1935)

Babar and the elephants build a beautiful and happy city called Celesteville. But one fateful day a snake arrives.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Babar and Zephir (1937)

Babar’s friend Zephir the monkey is certain that he can save Isabelle the monkey princess. But he needs the help of a tiny mermaid named Eleanore.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Babar’s Friend Zephir (1937)

Babar’s friend Zephir the monkey is certain that he can save Isabelle the monkey princess. But he needs the help of a tiny mermaid named Eleanore.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Zephir’s Holidays (1937)

While on a holiday at the seashore, Zephir accidentally catches a mermaid. The title of the American edition was later changed to Babar and Zephir.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Babar and His Children (1938)

Babar and Celeste have triplets. The smallest, Alexander, has a knack for getting into predicaments.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Babar at Home (1938)

Babar and Celeste have triplets. The smallest, Alexander, has a knack for getting into predicaments.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Babar and Father Christmas (1940)

Babar’s children hear of Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. Can Babar find a way to bring him to the Elephants’ country?

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Tiny Tots Picture Books (1963)

A collection of six picture books including How Babar Became King.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Et al
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

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Babar’s Anniversary Album (1981)

To celebrate Babar’s 60 years in America, this handsome anthology of six best-loved stories is reissued.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Laurent de Brunhoff

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Bonjour, Babar! (2000)

In 1931 Jean de Brunhoff created Babar, a little elephant who walked out of the jungle and into the hearts of readers the world over. Widely recognized as the father of the picture book, Jean de Brunhoff wrote and illustrated six Babar stories before his early death in 1937. Every word and every picture of these classics is included in this big, inviting gift edition.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Classic Tales of Babar (2014)

This anthology includes The Story of Babar and Babar the King.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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