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2010–2011 COMPLETE CATALOGUE


Welcome! We’re delighted to present our complete collection of carefully crafted books and gifts to help children on their journey to becoming happy, engaged members of the global community. Our books use timeless stories and captivating illustrations to encourage exploration and creativity. With puzzles, games, puppets, singalong songs and story CDs, we also promote interactive play, and listening and memory skills. Visit us online to find out more about our story and to enjoy our video animations, story and music podcasts, and fun activities for kids. We also invite you to join our community and take advantage of special offers and promotions. And, as a Barefoot Books Ambassador, you can fundraise or sell our awardwinning books in your community. Thank you for taking the time to explore our catalogue. We’re happy to have you as part of the Barefoot family! Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland Co-Founders

‘I love your story, I love your vision, and I most of all love the resulting products for their content, quality, creativity and beauty’ ANGELA STAPLES

Parent

‘Barefoot Books are, like childhood itself should be, magical, special and precious’ CAROL ANN DUFFY

Poet Laureate


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Fun first steps

Engage young minds with playful early learning themes. | 2

Natural child Travel the world Tell me a story Gift ideas Index

Help youngsters to care for the natural world and its creatures. | 46

Broaden horizons and celebrate global diversity. | 62

Inspire young readers with the perfect balance of art and language. | 88

Surprise the children in your life with these thoughtful collections. | 120

Find our products by title, contributor, country and culture. | 126 Don’t miss the comprehensive listing of our award winners!

Protecting the Planet We take our environmental and social responsibilities seriously. We ensure that our products are made by audited manufacturers and printers, and we use only ancient-forest friendly paper in all of our books. We are committed to developing content that has long-term value, and we are careful to minimise our impact on the environment at every stage of a project’s development. We’ve printed this catalogue locally in the UK on FSC-certified paper using vegetable-based inks. Please look after it! We produce a limited number to help conserve natural resources. All prices listed in this catalogue are suggested retail only and are subject to change without notice. Visit us online for current availability and pricing. Throughout this catalogue, we’ve highlighted which books can be incorporated into school curriculum topics as well as those books for accelerated readers.


Fun first steps Introduce early learning themes with playful and colourful books and gifts that can grow with your child: first, as readalouds for under fives, then as readalones for those taking their first steps toward independent reading.

Illustration by Stephanie Bauer from Octopus Opposites (see page 12).


Welcome, Baby!

Help your baby to build early language and memory skills.

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Barefoot Baby Gift Collection Every day is a learning adventure with this collection, packaged in a colourful canvas tote bag with a gift tag. Featuring hardback editions of Baby’s First Book, Baby’s First Journal, Mother Goose Remembers with music CD, Mrs. Moon with music CD, large board book editions of Listen, Listen and I Took the Moon for a Walk, a Putumayo Dreamland CD, and an adorable Bo Peep’s Woolly Sheep Puppet. AGES 0 – 3 9781846863097 £99.99

Bo Peep’s Woolly Sheep Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 48CM LONG WORKABLE MOUTH 9780000012852 £19.99

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BESTSELLER Baby’s First Book Illustrated by Clare Beaton ‘Lovely hand-sewn fabric illustrations enable babies to share the exciting world of early rhymes, everyday shapes, and first numbers and letters in very familiar settings’ — Carousel Magazine Features cloth binding. AGES 0 – 2 64PP 245 X 245MM HARDBACK 9781846861420 £14.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Baby’s First Journal Illustrated by Clare Beaton Write down memories, share photographs and keep precious things from your baby’s early days. With cloth binding, exquisite illustrations and six keepsake pockets, this is the perfect companion to Baby’s First Book. AGES 0 – 2 50PP 265 X 265MM HARDBACK WITH SPIRAL BINDING 9781846862656 £17.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

New! Barefoot Books for Baby Gift Set Welcome a new baby into the world with a hardback edition of Baby’s First Book and a cuddly White Bunny Rabbit puppet. This gift set makes the perfect present and is packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with a gift tag. AGES 0 – 2 9781846864803 £27.99

White Bunny Rabbit Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 20CM LONG WORKABLE HEAD & PAWS 638348020482 £14.99

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BESTSELLER Mother Goose Remembers Illustrated by Clare Beaton Composed and sung by Caroline Butler, Charles Spencer, Nick Hooper and Dave Townsend ‘Great for reading together, this collection of favourite nursery rhymes is illustrated by a series of beautiful hand-sewn pictures and the hidden feather on each page will capture children’s attention’ — Prima Baby AGES 0 – 5 64PP 260 X 230MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860027 £14.99 Rhyming Text

Mother Goose First Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton AGES 2+ BOX 130X 130 X 100MM FOUR 4-PIECE PUZZLES 9780735307582 £8.99

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Playtime Rhymes for Little People Illustrated by Clare Beaton Sung by Susan Reed ‘What better way to introduce children to the joy of rhyme than this delightful selection!’ — Nursery Education Forty popular action rhymes to help children develop language and counting skills while improving their co-ordination and encouraging them to interact. AGES 0 – 5 64PP 260 X 230MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846861550 £14.99 Rhyming Text


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AUGUST 2010 Clare Beaton’s Action Rhymes Illustrated by Clare Beaton

AUGUST 2010 Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Perfect for sharing with babies and toddlers, these simple and charming action rhymes help build movement and language skills and feature Clare Beaton’s hallmark hand-sewn illustrations.

Chosen for their enduring popularity and appeal for small children, these seven classic nursery rhymes make the ideal companion to Action Rhymes.

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846864735 £4.99 Rhyming Text

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846864728 £4.99 Rhyming Text

‘This little piggy had roast beef, this little piggy had none’ Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes

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Listen, Listen Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Alison Jay Listen to all the wonderful sounds of the seasons: birds chirp, leaves crunch, fires crackle and seagulls squawk. Listen, Listen features images and sounds for each season of the year and includes fun hide-andseek pages at the end. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 255 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781846860843 £10.99 220 X 220MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

BESTSELLER I Took the Moon for a Walk Written by Carolyn Curtis Illustrated by Alison Jay Embark on a dreamy, night-time jaunt with a young boy and the moon. Overcoming a fear of the dark and discovering the world at night are at the heart of this poetic tale. Includes notes about the moon and plants and animals that thrive in the wee hours. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM HARDBACK 9781841486024 £10.99 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781841488035 £5.99 220 X 220MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862007 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

New! Laptime Stories Gift Set Share these oversized, sturdy board books with your little ones during storytime. Featuring the nostalgic illustrations of Alison Jay’s I Took the Moon for a Walk and Listen, Listen, presented in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with a gift tag. AGES 1 – 4 9781846864810 £16.99

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You and Me Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Giovanni Manna Imagine yourself in a variety of situations along with the boy and girl in this simple rhyming text. With bright colours, playful images and two everchanging characters, You and Me presents all kinds of opposites and contrasts to consider and explore. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 245 X 195MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846863363 £8.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Rhyming Text

AWARD WINNER Skip through the Seasons Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Maria Carluccio Winner of a Practical Pre-School Silver Award, this hideand-seek book takes young readers on an inspiring journey through the months of the year. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781846862922 £10.99 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781905236701 £5.99 220 X 220MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846863974 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

‘While the neighbourhood dogs made a train-whistle choir when I took the Moon for a walk’ I Took the Moon for a Walk

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Mrs. Moon Lullabies for Bedtime Illustrated by Clare Beaton Sung by Dana Kletter

Welcome to the World A Celebration of Birth and Babies from Many Cultures Compiled by Nikki Siegen-Smith

‘All children will find the songs soothing and calming, so they are perfect for babies in the nursery at bedtime… Children will enjoy “laa-ing” along to the gentle tunes, or singing along with the words that are easy to learn’ — BBC Parenting

Celebrate birth and babies with the work of poets and photographers from all over the world. This unique anthology is a great gift for mothers of all ages.

AGES 0 – 3 48PP 260 X 230MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860669 £14.99 Rhyming Text

ALL AGES 48PP 255 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781841484921 £14.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music Sail away to the land of dreams with this multicultural collection of soothing songs and lullabies. Winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2004. ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 38:27 9781587590719 £12.99

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‘Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight’ Starlight Sailor Written by James Mayhew Illustrated by Jackie Morris

Starlight Sailor

Follow a small boy and his dog as they sail through the land of dreams in a paper boat. Includes instructions on how to make a paper boat of your own. AGES 2 – 6 24PP 245 X 245MM HARDBACK 9781846861857 £10.99 Rhyming Text

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ABCs and 123s

Meet the kinds of creatures who make letters and numbers fun. New!

Octopus Opposites Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Stephanie Bauer Empty, full; push, pull; young, old; hot, cold! This colourful companion to Alligator Alphabet and Counting Cockatoos introduces young children to opposites as they meet a parade of exotic and familiar creatures. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 272 X 216MM HARDBACK 9781846863288 £10.99 Rhyming Text

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Octopus Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 33CM LONG WORKABLE LEGS 638348020406 £25.99

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Alligator Alphabet Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

Counting Cockatoos Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

‘A wonderful book to read aloud… colourful, cheerful and engaging illustrations will encourage children to explore independently. A fantastic resource’ — Nursery Education

Count all kinds of creatures as they tumble, rumble, slink and flap across the pages of this playful book! There’s the added fun of searching for the two cockatoos on each page.

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 200 X 160MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860737 £5.99 Rhyming Text

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 200 X 160MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860614 £5.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text

New! Crocodile Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 5+ 33CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH 638348025593 £27.99

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Elephant Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 5+ 30CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH & LEGS 638348028303 £27.99

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ABCs and 123s Gift Set Develop counting and alphabet skills with these fun and educational books. Featuring board book editions of Alligator Alphabet, Counting Cockatoos, One Moose, Twenty Mice and Zoë and her Zebra. Packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with a gift tag.

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AGES 1 – 4 9781846864834 £19.99

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Shaker Alphabet Tot Tower Produced by eeBoo

AGES 2+ 10 STACKING BLOCKS OF RECYCLED PAPERBOARD 150 X 150 X 150MM BOX 89 CM TALL STACKED 689196834455 £17.99

Animal ABC Ring Flash Cards Illustrated by Clare Beaton Produced by Mudpuppy Press AGES 2 – 6 26 TWO-SIDED CARDS, EACH 127 X 70MM 9780735308367 £10.99

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One Moose, Twenty Mice Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Zoë and her Zebra Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

‘Enchanting — bright, colourful felt images of everything from one moose, two crabs, three ladybirds right through to nineteen elephants and twenty mice. Each page is a delight!’ — Guardian

Learn the ABCs with the help of all kinds of creatures. With names for twenty-six children and twenty-six animals, this action-packed alphabet makes learning letters lots of fun!

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781902283388 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841482842 £4.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483931 £4.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Zebra Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 5+ 33 CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH 638348025654 £24.99

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Moose Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 15CM LONG 638348027191 £9.99

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Here, there, everywhere Pack your bags – it’s time to go travelling!

BESTSELLER The Journey Home from Grandpa’s Written by Jemima Lumley, illustrated by Sophie Fatus, sung by Fred Penner Hop in the yellow car and watch different coloured vehicles as they whiz past! AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781905236374 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860263 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781846860294 £4.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

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The Journey Home from Grandpa’s Fun Activities Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Follow a family in their bouncy yellow car and enjoy all kinds of counting, colouring and map-reading activities as they make their way home. Includes a set of full-colour reusable stickers. Interiors printed on 100% recycled paper. AGES 4 – 8 16PP WITH 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846864650 £3.99

‘The white helicopter whizzes up and down and round’ The Journey Home from Grandpa’s

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Magic Train Ride Written and sung by Sally Crabtree Illustrated by Sonia Esplugas ‘What a brilliant way to introduce young children to the idea that there are lots of exciting places in the world that exist beyond their home. Magic is everywhere… as you whizz through space, go underwater and chug through the jungle’ — LoveReading4Kids AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781905236916 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781846861321 £5.99 Journeys and Transport; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

Here, There and Everywhere Gift Set Travel by land, sea and air! Featuring the paperback edition of The Journey Home from Grandpa’s with music CD, the board book editions of I Wish I Were a Pilot and Bear on a Bike, and the Bear on the Go First Puzzle, all packaged in a reusable green tote bag with gift tag. AGES 2 – 7 9781846864827 £24.99

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AWARD WINNER We All Go Travelling By Written by Sheena Roberts Illustrated by Siobhan Bell Sung by Fred Penner ‘This I-Spy song is the perfect car soundtrack. The words are simple and repetitive, and the tune is rhythmic��� — BBC Parenting AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781841480237 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781841488806 £6.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

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Ship Shapes Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Siobhan Bell Introduce youngsters to everyday shapes while you sail across the sea in search of treasure!

‘I wish I were an astronaut hurtling into space’ I Wish I Were a Pilot

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846861574 £4.99 Rhyming Text

I Wish I Were a Pilot Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Max Grover Perfect for young readers who are always on the go! AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846861680 £4.99 Journeys and Transport; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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Explore and discover

It’s a wide, wide world – and it’s full of playful characters.

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Up, Up, Up! Written and sung by Susan Reed, illustrated by Rachel Oldfield Enjoy an aerial view of the planet when you set sail in a hot air balloon with three children and their small, inquisitive dog. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846863684 £10.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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Thesaurus Rex Written by Laya Steinberg Illustrated by Debbie Harter Help children to explore synonyms with Thesaurus Rex, a playful young dinosaur who has a way with words! Alliteration, repetition and rhyme also help to foster speaking and listening skills. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781841487878 £5.99 Rhyming Text

Walking through the Jungle Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner Camels to crocodiles, icebergs to deserts: this young explorer sees them all, travelling around the world and back again and still making it home in time for supper, safe and sound! AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781905236992 £6.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

‘Frolic, rollick, frisk and romp. Wow, he’s found a muddy swamp.’ Thesaurus Rex

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The Sounds Around Town Written and illustrated by Maria Carluccio Full of sights and sounds, this simple, interactive picture book follows a mum and baby through their day in town. AGES 1 – 6 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781905236275 £10.99 220 X 220MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846863608 £8.99 Rhyming Text

Two-in-One Animal Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton, produced by Mudpuppy Press AGES 2 – 5 BOX 164 X 124 X 60MM 9-PIECE PUZZLE 350 X 280MM 9780735305977 £7.99

Hawaiian Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music With ukuleles, slide guitars and enchanting songs, this is a mellow and mesmerising musical journey around the islands of Hawaii. ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 29:45 9781587592140 £12.99

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BESTSELLER Secret Seahorse Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton Discover the secrets of the coral reef as you follow a seahorse and meet many more sea creatures in this colourful hide-and-seek adventure. Includes fun facts about marine creatures. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781841488769 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781905236145 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment


‘I spy with my little eye a beach beside the sea and a big tangly tree on an island far from me and a dolphin jumping free and the sun in the sky and a bird flying by’ I Spy the Sun in the Sky I Spy the Sun in the Sky Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli ‘Dreamy and magical … it is as if the boy is gathering everything you need to be happy: love, friendship, food, freedom and a place to play through his spyglass. Truly delightful’ — Guardian AGES 1 – 4 24PP 220 X 220MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862762 £8.99 AGES 2 – 6 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK* 9781841481944 £5.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text * Paperback version is published as An Island in the Sun

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Hide-and-seek

Help little ones to find the hidden creatures.

Elusive Moose Written by Joan Gannij, illustrated by Clare Beaton Travel north to learn about the elusive moose.

New!

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781905236749 £10.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860010 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Moose Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 15CM LONG 638348027191 £9.99

Hidden Hippo Written by Joan Gannij, illustrated by Clare Beaton

Hippo Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 5+ 38CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH & LEGS 638348028525 £27.99

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Search the grasslands of Africa for the hidden hippo.

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AGES 1 – 4 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781846861697 £10.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846863295 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment


‘I saw lots of lions, I saw chimpanzees. I spotted some leopards Relaxing in trees’ Hidden Hippo

Where’s the Cat? Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter Can you find the cat in this playful adventure? AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841484914 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Who Are You? Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter ‘A colourful book with a fun, rhyming text which young children will soon join in with’ — Nursery Education AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841488356 £4.99 Rhyming Text

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Fabric friends

Hang out where the wild things are!

BESTSELLER I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Clare Beaton ‘Young children like the sort of verses they can easily join in with, and here the pictures communicate some more subtle information. And what fabulous, intricate pictures they are’ — Books for Keeps AGES 1 – 4 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781846860256 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860157 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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Clare Beaton starts her artwork by searching for odd bits of fabrics, buttons and braids. From there, she goes on to create her oneof-a-kind illustrations. With over 20 Barefoot Books, her work is now recognised as part of the Barefoot repertoire.

Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Clare Beaton Teach the names of baby animals the world over. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781905236183 £4.99 Rhyming Text

How Loud is a Lion? Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Clare Beaton Go in search of the lion and its tremendous ROAR! AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860003 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Baby Animals Block Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton Produced by Mudpuppy Press AGES 3 – 6 NINE CUBES, SIX PUZZLES EACH PUZZLE 152 X 152MM 9780735301740 £9.99

Dinosaur Block Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton AGES 2+ NINE CUBES, SIX PUZZLES EACH PUZZLE 152 X 152MM 9780735309036 £9.99

Kangaroo and Joey Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

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AGES 3+ 35.5CM LONG WORKABLE MOUTH & PAWS JOEY IS SEPARATE FINGER PUPPET 638348028211 £39.99

Lion Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 5+ 33CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH 638348025623 £27.99

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Fun on the farm

Cluck, cluck, moo, moo! Hello, chickens what do you do? New in Paperback with Music CD

SEPTEMBER 2010 Driving my Tractor Written by Jan Dobbins, illustrated by David Sim, sung by Mark Collins Follow a farmer with his tractor and trailer as he goes around his farm collecting the animals. This delightful book combines simple counting skills with a catchy song. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846862793 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846864742 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781846864353 £5.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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The Farmyard Jamboree Written by Margaret Read MacDonald Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Bob King Sing and dance along on the farm! This riotous cumulative counting song introduces children to animals and their babies, while teaching them to count up to sixteen in multiples of two. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846862908 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860300 £6.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text

AWARD WINNER How Big is a Pig? Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Clare Beaton Follow an ‘opposites’ trail around the farmyard. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781841480787 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489582 £4.99 Rhyming Text

There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Clare Beaton Farmyard animals are all mixed up in this lively tale! AGES 1 – 4 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781841483344 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489605 £4.99

On the Farm Mini Play Scene Illustrated by Clare Beaton Produced by Mudpuppy Press

AGES 3+ 2 SHEETS OF REUSABLE STICKERS AND BOARD 254MM X 203MM CLOSED 381MM X 203MM OPEN 9780735320819 £5.99

Barnyard First Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton AGES 2 – 4 BOX 130 X 130 X 100MM FOUR 4-PIECE PUZZLES 9780735308350 £8.99

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Meet Bear!

He’s busy, he’s happy and he’s our bestselling bear! Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter, this series introduces early learning topics through simple, accessible rhyme.

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Bear in a Square

New!

AGES 2 – 6 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781846860553 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841482873 £4.99

Bear on a Bike

AGES 2 – 6 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781905236985 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483740 £4.99

Bear about Town

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781846860270 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483733 £4.99

Bear at Work

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846861109 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860065 £4.99

Bear in Sunshine

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781841483221 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489230 £4.99

AWARD WINNER Bear at Home

Bear at Work Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Bear’s Busy Family

Join Bear and keep busy and happy with patterns, counting games, dot-to-dots, codes, shapes and a set of reusable full-colour stickers. Interiors printed on 100% recycled paper.

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781841484358 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489247 £4.99

AGES 2 – 6 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK 9781902283890 £9.99 24PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781902283913 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483900 £4.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

AGES 4 – 8 16PP WITH 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846864438 £3.99

Barefoot Bear Gift Set Visit Bear’s world to learn about shapes, colour, transport and weather. Features board book editions of Bear in a Square, Bear on a Bike, Bear at Home, Bear at Work, Bear about Town and Bear in Sunshine. These six board books are packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with gift tag. AGES 1 – 4 9781846864841 £28.99

Bear on the Go First Puzzle Illustrated by Debbie Harter AGES 2 – 4 BOX 130 X 130 X 100MM FOUR 4-PIECE PUZZLES 9780735320963 £8.99

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Bear Bilinguals Bear in a Square / L’Ours dans un carré

Bear in Sunshine / L’Ours au soleil

Bear in a Square / Oso en un cuadrado

Bear in Sunshine / Oso bajo el sol

ENGLISH / FRENCH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846863868 £5.99

ENGLISH / SPANISH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846863875 £5.99

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ENGLISH / FRENCH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846863882 £5.99

ENGLISH / SPANISH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846863899 £5.99


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Follow Bear’s adventures in English, en français y en español! Each story is followed by an easy vocabulary list to teach first words. SEPTEMBER 2010 Bear about Town / L’Ours dans la ville

SEPTEMBER 2010 Bear at Home / L’Ours à la maison

SEPTEMBER 2010 Bear about Town / Oso en la ciudad

SEPTEMBER 2010 Bear at Home / Oso en casa

ENGLISH / FRENCH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846863769 £5.99

ENGLISH / SPANISH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846863776 £5.99

ENGLISH / FRENCH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846864216 £5.99

ENGLISH / SPANISH AGES 2 – 6 24PP 250 X 220MM PAPERBACK 9781846864223 £5.99

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Curl up with Cleo

Cleo the cat loves to make learning fun. Follow her antics in this playful series, written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Caroline Mockford. New in Paperback!

Cleo’s Alphabet Book ‘In this “guess the word” journey from A to Z, Cleo the stripy cat helps us guess what B floats on the waves and what N is a home for birds’ — Daily Telegraph AGES 1 – 4 32PP 247 X 255M PAPERBACK 9781841487229 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846861048 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Cleo’s Colour Book Follow Cleo the Cat on her rhyming journey about colours. Learn how to mix colours too! AGES 1 – 4 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK 9781846864391 £5.99 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860546 £4.99 Rhyming Text 34 Barefoot Books Complete Catalogue 2010 – 2011

AWARD WINNER Cleo’s Counting Book Winner of a Practical Pre-School Double Gold Award. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 247 X 255M PAPERBACK 9781841487052 £5.99 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781846861031 £4.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text

‘Let’s count with Cleo from one to ten’ Cleo’s Counting Book


Cleo the Cat ‘With simple rhyming text and bright, bold illustrations, this is a really effective and charming picture book for the very young’ — Bookseller

Come Here, Cleo! ‘Large enough to show easily to a group and the cat’s adventures last over 10 double-page spreads, time enough for everyone to become involved’ — Nursery World

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841484266 £4.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841484228 £4.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

Cleo and Caspar Discover how Cleo the Cat manages to make friends with Caspar, her owner’s new puppy. This story encourages children to get along with one another and the simple rhyming text promotes early reading. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489728 £4.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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Classic singalongs

Memorable music, simple lyrics, playful sound effects – must be a Barefoot singalong song! New!

Barefoot Singalong Gift Collection Go ahead and try — it is impossible not to sing along with these catchy, educational and fun books with singalong CDs, packaged in a durable, colourful canvas tote bag with gift tag. Featuring hardback editions of Driving my Tractor, The Journey Home from Grandpa’s, If You’re Happy and You Know It!, Port Side Pirates!, The Animal Boogie, and Knick Knack Paddy Whack. AGES 3 – 7 9781846863127 £59.99

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BESTSELLER Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Fred Penner Sing along with four children from different countries — India, England, Mali and China — as they each get ready for school. ‘This multicultural treat will encourage creative movement as well as creativity’ — School Library Journal

Singalong Gift Set Get ready to sing and dance along to these lively tunes! Paperback editions of bestsellers The Animal Boogie, The Journey Home from Grandpa’s and The Farmyard Jamboree — all with singalong CDs — are packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with gift tag. AGES 3 – 7 9781846864889 £19.99

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860355 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860799 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781846861895 £5.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

Sing Along with Putumayo Produced by Putumayo World Music Everyone in the family will love these twelve folk and blues classics.

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ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 39:11 9781587590801 £12.99

Rock & Roll Playground Produced by Putumayo World Music Rock around the clock with this energising collection of rock & roll favourites! ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 33:40 9781587592515 £12.99

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BESTSELLER Port Side Pirates! Written by Oscar Seaworthy Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Mark Collins

Pirates Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Heave, ho, me hearties! This high-seas adventure features fun facts about pirates and their ships. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860621 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846861536 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781846862052 £5.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

Little Pirates Gift Set Set sail with this merry crew and enjoy all sorts of pirate fun with the hardback edition of Port Side Pirates! with music CD, the paperback edition of Pirates Fun Activities and a Macaw Finger Puppet – all packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with gift tag. AGES 3 – 7 9781846864865 £21.99

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With treasure maps, word searches, mazes and games, this action-packed book will keep young landlubbers happy for many hours. Includes full-colour reusuable stickers. Interior printed on 100% recycled paper. AGES 4 – 8 16PP WITH 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862175 £3.99

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‘I sailed with you to Timbuktu The day I went to sea’ Port Side Pirates!

Surrounded by an artistic family, Debbie Harter has been drawing, painting and creating since she was very little. She has illustrated many Barefoot books, including our popular Bear series and our bestselling singalong, The Animal Boogie (see page 43).

Scarlet Macaw Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 63CM TALL WORKABLE BEAK 638348023629 £38.99

Macaw Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 6CM LONG 638348027238 £8.99

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New in Paperback with Music CD New in Paperback with Music CD If You’re Happy and You Know It! Adapted by Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Susan Reed Clap your hands and sing along to this multicultural version of the traditional singalong. Children from Ireland to India and beyond encourage action and imagination and much more. The singalong CD continues the fun! AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846862885 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846864667 £6.99 Multicultural

Knick Knack Paddy Whack Illustrated by Christiane Engel Sung by SteveSongs Sing along to this new take on a well-loved classic and learn about the instruments in the band of children, who each come from a different culture. End notes introduce the instrument families and musical scoring. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846861444 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846863042 £6.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Reggae Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music A jammin’ reggae party for the whole family, this upbeat collection features songs from all over the world. ALL AGES 125 X 140MM, RUNNING TIME 43:16 9781587591549 £12.99

Jazz Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music From bebop to swing to Latin and African jazz, this multicultural collection celebrates the vibrant diversity and global influence of jazz.

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ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 31:26 9781587592478 £12.99


AWARD WINNER Creepy Crawly Calypso Written by Tony Langham Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Richard Love, Panache, and Alex Hutchings Winner of the Practical Pre-School Bronze Award, 2005, Creepy Crawly Calypso is a musical mini-beast adventure with a counting theme from 1 to 10. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781841481388 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781846861888 £5.99 Numeracy; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

A Dragon on the Doorstep Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner This light-hearted singalong is full of scary animals who turn out not to be so scary after all! AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781905236657 £6.99 Rhyming Text

Caribbean Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music Dance and sing with this joyous celebration of Caribbean music. The twelve songs are each from a different country or culture. ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 40:28 9781587591334 £12.99

New Orleans Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music Get a taste of the city where jazz was born with this playful and joyful collection. ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 28:37 9781587591693 £12.99

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The Animal Boogie has won several notable awards, including a Double Gold Award from Practical Pre-School, 2003, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2001 and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2003. MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE!

‘Stomp, stomp, boogie, woogie, oogie!’ The Animal Boogie

New! Elephant Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 5+ 30CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH & LEGS 638348028303 £27.99

Squirrel Monkey Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 30CM LONG WORKABLE MOUTH, ARMS & LEGS 638348028464 £37.99

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BESTSELLER AND AWARD WINNER The Animal Boogie Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner ‘This singalong, find-the-animal extravaganza will get young children dancing from beginning to end’ — Independent AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255MM HARDBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846862311 £10.99 PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781905236220 £6.99 PAPERBACK 9781905236602 £5.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

The Animal Boogie Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter Have fun in the jungle with lots of puzzles, games, colouring pages, word scrambles and reusable full-colour stickers! Interiors printed on 100% recycled paper. AGES 4 – 8 16PP WITH 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862847 £3.99

The Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle Illustrated by Debbie Harter AGES 3 – 8 BOX 110 X 105 X 110MM 36-PIECE PUZZLE 108 X 108MM 9780735300262 £8.99

Animal Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music Take a walk on the wild side. This global musical journey into the animal kingdom includes thirteen songs and extensive liner notes in different languages. ALL AGES 125 X 140MM RUNNING TIME 44:10 9781587592010 £12.99

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Activity books Draw, paint, and do dot-to-dots with these fun games, puzzles and colouring sheets.

Go graphic! The activities in these books have been specially created to help small children develop their visual literacy skills as they learn to master pencil control, shape recognition, line drawing and composition. Dotty Spotty Doodles 22 Arty Activities for Creative Kids Illustrated by Barroux

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862564 £3.99

Zig Zag Zebra 22 Arty Activities for Creative Kids Illustrated by Barroux

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862557 £3.99

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The Animal Boogie Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Pirates Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter AGES 4 – 8 16PP 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862175 £3.99

AGES 4 – 8 16PP 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862847 £3.99

Whole World Fun Eco Activities Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Bear at Work Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter AGES 4 – 8 16PP 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846864438 £3.99

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s Fun Activities Illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 4 –8 16PP 2PP REUSABLE STICKERS 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846864650 £3.99

AGES 4 – 8 24PP 270 X 225MM PAPERBACK 9781846862205 £3.99

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Lady Bird Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

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AGES 3+ 23CM LONG WORKABLE LEGS 9780000012913 £19.99

Zebra Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AGES 5+ 33 CM TALL WORKABLE MOUTH 638348025654 £24.99

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