Interactive Story Buddies

Imagine the look on your child's face if,
while reading from her favorite book,
one of the characters suddenly spoke up.

Interactive Story Buddies gives you a cuddly, huggable reason to make a little extra space
in your lap at storytime: a plush version of the main character that magically
chimes in during key parts of the story.

Choose from a family of buddies.

Whether you're looking for a pet or a pal, there are lots of Story Buddies to choose from. Each buddy comes with its own adventures to help kids learn important lessons—like overcoming the fear of going to school for the first time, making new friends or how much fun it is to play creatively. There's a buddy for everybody, and we're constantly looking for more ways to expand each buddy's world—and your child's imagination.

So many ways to bring Interactive Story Buddies to life.

Check out all the ways kids can play with their favorite huggable characters.


A free book is included with each Interactive Story Buddy, and additional books are available for purchase. Each book unlocks more responses from your buddy.

Read-along CDs and online games

Our biggest fans have been asking for even more ways to play with their favorite buddies, so we're expanding Interactive Story Buddies' worlds even further. Now, our Story Buddies respond to their new included read-along CDs and a free digital world on


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Interactive Story Buddies will respond to the narrator on the app, or to your voice as you read the animated story aloud. You can even record your voice, so you can read to your little one with the help of the Interactive Story Buddy, even when you can’t be there.

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Abigail Interactive Story Buddy book with purse

Some of our coordinating books come with accessories inspired by the stories to make it even more fun to play along. For instance, Abigail’s latest book, Abigail and the Fashion Show, includes a bunny-sized purse for her to carry that’s perfect for special little treasures.