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2012–2013 Complete Catalogue


‘Everything big that occurred in the world occurred in someone’s imagination’ — Astrid Lindgren

At Barefoot Books, we believe in the power of imagining and in the power of sharing. We are in the business of storytelling. For us, stories are at the heart of human relationships, so we think it is worth bringing the best possible care and attention to the stories we create for children. Of course, a good children’s story speaks to all of us, whatever our age. One of the rewards of working with children is the way we adults can discover afresh the sense of play and wonder, discovery and delight that comes with the sharing of a good story. This catalogue brings you the best of the stories we’ve created since we started Barefoot Books in 1992. Some of them are brand new; some have become contemporary classics; some bring together the latest developments in digital technology with traditional printing methods. Like children, we don’t want the world to stand still! The books and gifts you will find on these pages are intended to surprise, delight and inspire you. And of course, they are not just for reading. They are also gateways to all kinds of activities and experiments, from dressing up to gardening to kite making. Read on, and let us know what you’d like to see more of. Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland Co-Founders

Cover illustration by David Dean from Barefoot Books World Atlas (see page 43).


Table of contents

Tell me a story Travel the world Natural child Fun first steps Creative kids Index

Inspire young readers with the perfect balance of art and language. | 2

Broaden horizons and celebrate global diversity. | 40

Help youngsters to care for the natural world and its creatures. | 68

Engage young minds with playful early learning themes. | 86

Keep little hands busy with these fun games and activities. | 128

Find our products by title, contributor, geography and culture. | 140 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 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 school curriculum topics for each title. = recommended by the Accelerated Reader Programme Visit www.renlearn.co.uk for more details. recommended by the nla = recommended by the National Literacy Association Visit www.nlaguide.co.uk for more details.


Tell me a story Fuel imaginations with whimsical tales and classic anthologies. Each story strikes a balance between art and language, helping young readers absorb the messages and engaging book lovers of all ages.

Illustration by Miss Clara from The Twelve Dancing Princesses (see page 8).


Independent Reading Series

Our Independent Readers feature exciting storylines and age-appropriate language to help young readers discover the pleasure of reading alone. New!

New!

september 2012 The Tortoise’s Gift A Story from Zambia Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

september 2012 Never Trust a Tiger A Story from Korea Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

The rain has stopped falling in Zambia. The animals are very hungry and thirsty. They have heard of a wonderful tree that can produce fruit, but it will only do so if it is asked by name. The trouble is, no one can remember what it is called! Only the mountain knows, and the mountain is a very long way away. . .

One day a merchant comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant is kind enough to help him out, but then the tiger wants to eat him! The merchant wants a second opinion. Will the ox, the tree, or the hare be able to settle the matter?

Ages 6+ 48pp 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846867736 £5.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Ages 6+ 48pp 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846867750 £5.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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Simple sentences, carefully chosen vocabulary and exciting storylines give new readers a head start.

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The Feathered Ogre A Story from Italy Retold by Fran Parnell Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

The Mother of Monsters A Story from South Africa Retold by Fran Parnell Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

The king is very sick, and the only cure is a feather from the terrible ogre’s back. But who is brave enough to risk being the ogre’s next morsel in order to save the king?

Ntombi has no fear and wants to have one more adventure before she settles down to marry. But can even a fearless princess be a match for the Mother of Monsters?

Ages 6+ 48pp 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846865619 £5.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Ages 6+ 48pp 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846865596 £5.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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The Abominable Snowman A Story from Nepal Retold by Fran Parnell Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

The Terrible Chenoo A Story from North America Retold by Fran Parnell Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Ramay is lazy, and his mother is at her wits’ end. When he’s sent away into the snowy mountains, will he learn to take care of himself, or will the abominable snowman get to him first?

The evil Chenoo is as old as the earth and has a heart of ice. He has flown a long, long way and is very hungry. When a husband and wife cross his path, will he meet his dinner — or make new friends?

Ages 6+ 48pp 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846865572 £5.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Selected for The Reading Agency Summer Reading Challenge 2012. Ages 6+ 48pp 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846865558 £5.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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“Then all twelve princesses opened the chests that contained their finest clothes and dressed themselves in silk and satins and lace... Then they finally slid their dainty feet into brand new slippers of green and lavender and blue, to match their elaborate dresses”

New!

— The Twelve Dancing Princesses

OCTOBER 2012 The Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold by Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Miss Clara Every night, the king wishes his twelve beautiful daughters good night and locks the doors to their bedroom tight. But every morning, the princesses’ shoes are worn through. Where do they go every night? The twelve famous sisters shimmer across the pages of this gorgeous retelling of the classic tale. Ages 8+ 64PP 207 x 142mm Paperback chapter book 9781846868375 £6.99 Traditional Tale

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Vivid language and lively dialogue make these action-packed adventures perfect for more experienced readers.

Bestseller RECOMMENDED BY THE NLA The Snow Queen Retold by Sarah Lowes, illustrated by Miss Clara ‘This tale of friendship and loyalty finds Gerda setting off to rescue her friend Kay who has been imprisoned by the wicked Snow Queen in the far North. The atmospheric retelling is wonderfully complemented by the unusual and evocative illustrations by Miss Clara’ — Parents in Touch Selected for The Reading Agency Summer Reading Challenge 2012.

Winter Shadow Written by Richard Knight Illustrated by Richard Johnson ‘Wonderful...the story of a little girl who finds an abandoned wolf cub and how they become inseparable as they grow up together’ — LoveReading4Kids Ages 8+ 80pp 210 x 135mm Hardback chapter book 9781846861154 £9.99 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846866234 £6.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ages 8+ 64pp 207 x 142MM Paperback chapter book 9781846866616 £6.99 Traditional Tale

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‘I’m thoroughly excited about the Independent Readers. As a former school teacher, I was always searching for good quality literature that incorporated cultures from around the world’ — Adria Ibarra

Barefoot Books Ambassador

New!

October 2012 Finn at Clee Point Written by Richard Knight Illustrated by Giovanni Manna

The Shipwreck The Inuk Quartet, Volume I Written by Jørn Riel Illustrated by Helen Cann

Finn’s whole village is buzzing about the school fishing competition, and ten-year-old Finn is determined to win. But when he goes out to Clee Point to set his lines and befriends the Finer family, he learns a difficult lesson about loyalty, friendship and long-hidden secrets. Set at Spurn Point, on the River Humber, this coming-of-age story vividly evokes life in a small fishing community in the 1930s.

In this captivating first instalment of The Inuk Quartet, Leiv, a Viking boy, is determined to avenge his father’s murder. But when he is shipwrecked off the coast of Greenland and separated from his people, he learns a very different way of life with his new Inuit friends.

Ages 10+ 128pp 207 x 142mm paperback chapter book 9781846864001 £7.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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Ages 10+ 112pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846863349 £7.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development


The best of classic and contemporary writing to captivate proficient readers of all ages.

New!

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October 2012 The Raiders The Inuk Quartet, Volume II Written by Jørn Riel Illustrated by Helen Cann

October 2012 The Snowstorm The Inuk Quartet, Volume III Written by Jørn Riel Illustrated by Helen Cann

Leiv, Apuluk and Narua live a peaceful life on a farmstead in Greenland. But when Viking raiders arrive at their settlement, their quiet world is disturbed forever. The trio must rely on their wits, their courage and their friendship to protect their new home.

Leiv, Narua, Apuluk and Sølvi are ready for adventure after a long Arctic winter. Join them as they set off for Helluland (modern Baffin Island) with two dogsled teams. A terrible blizzard and a shocking kidnapping disrupt their journey. Will the four young travellers ever make it home?

Ages 10+ 128pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846867439 £7.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ages 10+ 128pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846867965 £7.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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October 2012 Robin Hood Retold by David Calcutt Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith Robin Hood rides again! Share his adventures as he becomes the hero of Sherwood Forest in this exciting collection of stories based on the original Robin Hood ballads. Follow Robin and his friends, the most famous outlaws in all England, through their narrow escapes, their scrapes and triumphs, and read on as Robin’s courage, and his compassion, become the stuff of legend. Ages 10+ 176pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846867989 £7.99 Traditional Tale

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Arthur of Albion Retold by John Matthews Illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov The best-known stories about King Arthur and his court come together in this hauntingly written and magnificently illustrated retelling of the adventures of the Knights of the Round Table. Selected for The Reading Agency Summer Reading Challenge 2012. Ages 10+ 136pp 207 x 142MM Paperback chapter book 9781846864704 £7.99 Traditional Tale


‘On the stone was written in words of bright gold: Whoever pulls the sword from this stone shall be king of Albion’ — Arthur of Albion

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SEPTEMBER 2012 The Adventures of Achilles Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Carole Hénaff

RECOMMENDED BY THE NLA The Adventures of Odysseus Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Christina Balit

Achilles is the son of a king and a goddess, and the best warrior in Greece. So when Prince Paris claims the beautiful Helen from King Menelaus, and the Greeks invade Troy, everyone knows that Achilles will be vital to the Greek cause. With the help of the gods, can young Achilles lead his fellow countrymen to victory against the Trojans?

As Odysseus fights his way back home after the Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and even when he returns to Ithaca, his troubles are far from over. Ages 10+ 128pp 207 x 142MM Paperback chapter book 9781846864469 £7.99 Traditional Tale

Ages 10+ 128pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846868016 £7.99 Traditional Tale

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It’s storytime! Revisit these familiar favourites updated with lively text and fresh illustrations for today’s audience. New!

October 2012 Little Red Riding Hood Retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Célia Chauffrey, narrated by Imelda Staunton Little Red Riding Hood’s mother warns her to go straight to Granny’s, but when she meets a handsome grey wolf along the way, she doesn’t see the harm in stopping for a chat. Children will relish joining in on the familiar refrain: ‘What big eyes you have, Granny!’ Célia Chauffrey’s finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in a dark and mysterious forest. Ages 3 – 8 32pp 272 x 216mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846867668 £10.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781846867682 £6.99 Traditional Tale

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BESTSELLER Jack and the Beanstalk Retold by Richard Walker, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Richard Hope Meet Jack and a very scary giant in this playful retelling of a classic tale. Ages 3 – 7 40pp 272 x 216mm hardback WITH STORY CD 9781846862960 £10.99 paperback WITH STORY CD 9781905236428 £6.99 Traditional Tale

BESTSELLER and AWARD WINNER The Gigantic Turnip Written by Aleksei Tolstoy Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Ellen Verenieks See the rewards of teamwork in this traditional tale, a Barefoot Books bestseller for over fourteen years and winner of the Books for Children Mother Goose Award, 1998. Ages 3 – 7 40pp 272 x 216mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862984 £10.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781905236725 £6.99 paperback 9781905236589 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Traditional Tale

‘Once upon a time, a little girl wanted to visit her granny in the forest. She wrapped herself in the new red cloak Granny had sewn for her, then picked up her basket. “Carry that carefully...” said her mother. “It’s full of cakes and bottles of lemonade. Don’t stop to play in the woods... Just go straight to Granny’s cottage!”’ — Little Red Riding Hood

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff Retold by Mary Finch Illustrated by Roberta Arenson Narrated by Ellen Verenieks Join the three billy goats gruff as they trip-trap over a rickety bridge, take on a hungry troll and journey to where the grass is greener in this retelling of the classic tale. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Paperback with Story CD 9781846860720 £6.99 Traditional Tale

‘Thanks for making such great products. Your books are beautifully done’ — amy, via fan mail

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BESTSELLER The Story Tree Tales to Read Aloud Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Sophie Fatus ‘This collection of tales for reading aloud is very welcome. . . a pleasure’ — Independent Ages 3 – 7 64pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846863004 £14.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781905236121 £8.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale


Riddle Me This! Riddles and Stories to Sharpen Your Wits Retold by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Stretch your mind and impress your friends with mind-bending riddles and stories from all over the world. These folk tales and riddles strengthen reasoning skills, and the answer key at the back offers relief for anyone whose wits have been overstretched. Ages 4 – 10 64pp 280 x 230mm Paperback 9781905236336 £8.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

BESTSELLER Storytime First Tales for Sharing Retold by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Anne Wilson Narrated by Jim Broadbent ‘A perfect collection . . . to share and devour with parents. Wonderfully vibrant illustrations will have all children hooting with laughter’ — LoveReading4Kids Ages 3 – 7 96pp 280 x 230mm Hardback 9781841483443 £12.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781846861000 £8.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent has starred in many film, television and theatre productions, including the Harry Potter series and The Iron Lady.

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Action and adventure

They’re the oldest stories in the world, and they’re still unrivalled. New!

SEPTEMBER 2012 The Adventures of Achilles Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Carole Hénaff Achilles is the son of a king and a goddess, and the best warrior in Greece. So when Prince Paris claims the beautiful Helen from King Menelaus, and the Greeks invade Troy, everyone knows that Achilles will be vital to the Greek cause. With the help of the gods, can young Achilles lead his fellow countrymen to victory against the Trojans? Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with two Story CDs 9781846864063 £15.99 Traditional Tale

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New!

now in hardback with two cds

SEPTEMBER 2012 BESTSELLER and award winner The Adventures of Odysseus Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Christina Balit As Odysseus fights his way back home after the Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and even when he returns to Ithaca, his troubles are far from over. Acclaimed storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden bring the poetry of Homer to life, breathing new life into one of the most important works of literature in the Western canon. Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with two story cds 9781846867026 ÂŁ15.99 Traditional Tale

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Tales of Mystery and Magic Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi A bewitching world of mystery and magic awaits you! Meet singing elves with magical feet, skeletons that move of their own accord and a heroic blackbird who outwits a powerful king. Master storyteller Hugh Lupton is at his exceptional best as he shares the most mysterious tales in his repertoire. Ages 6+ 64pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862571 £14.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

‘She watched the little fox sniff the air and run’ — Tales of Wisdom & Wonder

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BESTSELLER and award winner Tales of Wisdom & Wonder Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey How can a blind man see more than his companion, the hunter? And how do fishes find themselves swimming in the grass of a forest? Nothing is quite as it seems in this mesmerising collection by one of England’s finest storytellers. Ages 6+ 64pp 264 x 216mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862427 £14.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781905236831 £8.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Traditional Tale


BESTSELLER and award winner RECOMMENDED BY THE NLA The Barefoot Book of Knights Retold by John Matthews Illustrated by Giovanni Manna Narrated by Anthony Head Being a knight is not just about knowing how to fight; in this page-turning collection, you’ll find that you also need to know your weaknesses, cooperate with others and be ready for the next adventure. Ages 8+ 80pp 264 x 216mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846863066 £14.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781841480169 £8.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Traditional Tale

JUNE 2012 Knights Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088313 £2.99

BESTSELLER The Barefoot Book of Pirates Retold by Richard Walker Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Narrated by Richard Hope ‘Swashbuckling stories about pirates from all around the world’ — Child Education Ages 4 – 9 64pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862366 £14.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781841482484 £8.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

New! New!

JUNE 2012 Pirates Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088399 £2.99

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Once upon a time Delight the little girls in your life with these enchanting tales. New!

SEPTEMBER 2012 The Kite Princess Written by Juliet Clare Bell, illustrated by Laura-Kate Chapman, narrated by Imelda Staunton Princess Cinnamon Stitch is a tomboy who has no interest in courtly life. She’d rather cartwheel through puddles and dance with alley cats. Can she show the king and queen that there’s more to life than being pretty and good? Includes instructions for making your own kite. Ages 3 – 8 32pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with story CD 9781846868023 £10.99 Paperback with story CD 9781846868290 £6.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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The Real Princess A Mathemagical Tale Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

BESTSELLER The Barefoot Book of Princesses Retold by Caitlín Matthews Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Narrated by Margaret Wolfson

Practise your maths in this number-crunching take on ‘The Princess and the Pea’, which features not just one princess, but three, not to mention four horses, five dogs, six grooms, seven gardeners, and all kinds of chances for young mathematicians to put their adding and subtracting skills to the test!

Meet seven princesses in this warm and humorous collection of much-loved favourites such as ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ from Germany, and less familiar characters, among them ‘The Beggar Princess’ from China and ‘The Horned Snake’s Wife’ from the Iroquois.

Ages 4 – 9 40pp 272 x 216mm Paperback with Story CD 9781846863929 £6.99 Mathematics; Traditional Tale

Ages 4 – 9 64pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862380 £14.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781841480466 £8.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Princess Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 3+ 35cm tall workable head & arms 9780000010018 £19.99

Princesses 100 Piece Puzzle Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Ages 5+ finished size 300 x 440mm 100-piece puzzle keepsake tin 9780735308435 £12.99

Princess Flower Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 18cm tall 638348028358 £14.99

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oppenheim gold award winner The Faery’s Gift Retold by Tanya Robyn Batt Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Narrated by Niamh Cusack

The Princess and the White Bear King Retold by Tanya Robyn Batt Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Narrated by Miranda Richardson

‘A thought-provoking and intriguing conundrum with a satisfying conclusion that children aged four to seven will thoroughly enjoy’ — Sainsbury’s Magazine

This book will send a tingle of excitement down your spine as you journey on a breathtaking adventure to the magical land that lies east of the sun and west of the moon.

Ages 4 – 9 32pp 255 x 255mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862298 £11.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Traditional Tale

Ages 5 – 11 40pp 255 x 255mm Paperback with Story CD 9781846860935 £6.99 Traditional Tale

Nicoletta Ceccoli has illustrated many awardwinning children’s books in the US, UK and Italy. In 2001 and 2006, she won the prestigious Andersen prize as best Italian illustrator of the year.

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Polar Bear Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 3+ 30cm tall workable paws & head 638348025852 £25.99


BESTSELLEr The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales Retold by Malachy Doyle Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

The Tear Thief Written by Carol Ann Duffy Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The twelve classic stories in this exquisite book are teeming with magic, wonder, action and drama, breathing new life into some of the world’s favourite tales.

‘Just as the Tear Thief takes away children’s tears and, in so doing, lessens the causes of them, so this dreamy and poetic story will have a calming effect on all those who hear it. Nicoletta Ceccoli’s illustrations are pretty and atmospheric but belie the word-sharp brightness of Duffy’s storytelling’ — Guardian

Ages 5 – 11 160pp 280 x 230mm Hardback 9781841487977 £14.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Ages 4 – 9 32pp 272 x 216mm paperback with story cd 9781846866210 £6.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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The Barefoot Book of Faeries Retold and narrated by Tanya Robyn Batt Illustrated by Gail Newey ‘This enchanting book of both old and new fairy tales delivers young minds into a world where history, literature and imagination intersect’ — Good Book Guide Ages 4 – 9 64pp 260 x 230mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846863165 £14.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781846861628 £8.99 Traditional Tale

The Fabrics of Fairy Tale Stories Spun from Far and Wide Retold and narrated by Tanya Robyn Batt Illustrated by Rachel Griffin Weave your way into seven folktales that explore the creation of wonderful worlds, each illustrated with beautiful fabric artwork. ‘This magical book will not only last a lifetime but will surely be passed on through the generations’ — Family Interest Magazine Ages 7+ 80pp 280 x 260mm Paperback with two Story CDs 9781846860881 £9.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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AWARD WINNER The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple Illustrated by Helen Cann Narrated by Juliet Stevenson Enchant young ones with stories of dances from eight cultures, including the polka in the Czech Republic, limbo in the West Indies and the waltz in Germany. ‘A wonderful gift for any young dancer or dance teacher, or a superb choice for your dance or school library’ — Dance Advantage

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple Illustrated by Rebecca Guay Narrated by Juliet Stevenson ‘What a magical book! My daughters love the beautiful illustrations’ — Darcey Bussell, Principal Ballerina with the London Royal Ballet Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with two Story CDs 9781846862618 £15.99 Traditional Tale

Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 230mm Hardback with Story CD 9781846862182 £15.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

‘Clara tossed and turned in her bed and could not get to sleep. Finally, she got up and tiptoed down the long, winding stairs, in her white nightgown... Looking around, she found the nutcracker where Herr Drosselmeyer had left it, in the doll’s bed. Taking it in her arms, she curled up on the sofa and only then fell asleep’ — The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

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Gifts for the family

Expand your library with these handsome clothbound gift editions. New!

‘A twentyfirst-century classic where author and artist have woven their individual magic to breathe new life into the popular story of the world’s most famous outlaw’ — World Wide Robin Hood Societ y

SEPTEMBER 2012 Robin Hood Retold by David Calcutt, illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith Robin Hood rides again! Share his adventures as he becomes the hero of Sherwood Forest in this exciting collection of stories based on the original Robin Hood ballads. Follow Robin and his friends, the most famous outlaws in all England, through their narrow escapes, their scrapes and triumphs, and read on as Robin’s courage, and his compassion, become the stuff of legend. Ages 8+ 112pp 280 x 255mm Hardback 9781846863561 £17.99 Traditional Tale

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bestseller and award winner Arthur of Albion Retold by John Matthews Illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov

The Arabian Nights Retold by Wafa’ Tarnowska Illustrated by Carole Hénaff

The best-known stories about King Arthur and his court come together in this hauntingly written and magnificently illustrated retelling of the adventures of the Knights of the Round Table.

‘Wafa’ Tarnowska introduces this collection by telling us the origin of The Thousand and One Nights. . . All the retellings are absolutely true to the originals and I hope they will encourage children (and adults) to read more of these wonderful tales’ — Parents in Touch

Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 255mm Hardback 9781846860485 £17.99 Traditional Tale

Ages 8+ 128pp 285 x 255mm Hardback 9781846861215 £17.99 Traditional Tale

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Lessons for life Learn to face your fears with these bright, colourful picture books illustrated by Miriam Latimer. New!

May 2012 Ruby’s Sleepover Written by Kathryn White, illustrated by Miriam Latimer Ruby and Mai are camping out in the garden. As the night draws in, all sorts of scary characters head towards their tent. Are the pirates and dragons and giants real, or in their imagination? Miriam Latimer’s fun, energetic illustrations make this night-time adventure unforgettable. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Hardback 9781846865923 £10.99 paperback 9781846867590 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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now in paperback

August 2012 recommended by the nla Ruby’s School Walk Written by Kathryn White Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

An Illustrator’s Story When Barefoot Books sent me Ruby’s School Walk, I immediately fell in love with Ruby’s character and connected with her imagination and sense of adventure. She reminded me of when I was young, pretending that I was lost on an island or captured by pirates. In even my first sketches, I knew that I wanted Ruby’s image to represent her wild imagination, hence her mass of curly hair and her colourful clothing. I also wanted her to be wearing wellington boots to show her love of being outdoors. I was so excited when Ruby’s Sleepover appeared on my desk. Kathryn White has done a great job writing these stories. I hope you enjoy the illustrations as much, and I look forward to illustrating more of Ruby’s adventures. — Miriam Latimer Barefoot Books Illustrator

‘A lovely warm, reassuring read for young children who all have imaginary fears. Vibrantly illustrated, and written with a real understanding of children, this is a super book to share with your child’ —Parents in Touch Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Hardback 9781846862748 £10.99 paperback 9781846867859 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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Emily’s Tiger Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer Watch out! Whenever Emily loses her temper, she turns into a tiger. Then Granny comes to stay, and she knows a thing or two about tiger taming ... Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Paperback 9781846864230 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

BESTSELLER The Prince’s Bedtime Written by Joanne Oppenheim, illustrated by Miriam Latimer Narrated by Jim Broadbent Will the Prince fall asleep? The King and Queen try everything, from hot milk to dancers, from cake to musicians, but to no avail. Then a mysterious woman arrives — does she hold the key to the Prince’s slumber? Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Hardback 9781841485492 £10.99 Paperback with Story CD 9781846860959 £6.99 paperback 9781846861055 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

‘Emily bounded round the room, and bounced out of the window’ — Emily’s Tiger

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Shrinking Sam Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer Sam is a middle child who shrinks whenever he is ignored. One day, he gets washed down the drain ... will he disappear completely? Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Paperback 9781846863950 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Shopping with Dad Written by Matt Harvey Illustrated by Miriam Latimer Venture to the supermarket with a little girl and her dad, and see how an enormous sneeze sets in motion a small calamity. Fast-paced and funny, this book is a fantastic readaloud! Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Hardback 9781846861710 £10.99 Paperback 9781846864452 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

‘When my daughter was struggling with controlling her temper, Emily’s Tiger was a lifesaver. Being able to relate to Emily was key in helping my daughter see she was responsible for controlling her reactions to situations’ — Colleen O’hearn

Barefoot Books Ambassador

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Through a daughter’s eyes

Celebrate the special relationship between daughters and parents with these timeless anthologies. New!

Award-winning artist Helen Cann immerses herself in the cultures she is depicting before she begins her painting process. Her illustrations are featured in numerous Barefoot Books favourites, including Little Leap Forward and Fireside Stories.

June 2012 The Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales Retold by Josephine Evetts-Secker, illustrated by Helen Cann, narrated by Allan Corduner This lively collection of tales about the daughters of kings, merchants, warriors and peasants— and their special relationships with their fathers — draws from various traditions around the world. This handsome gift book includes favourites ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Frog Prince’, while also introducing less familiar stories. Ages 6+ 96pp 264 x 216mm hardback with two story cds 9781846867606 £15.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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The Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales Retold by Josephine Evetts-Secker Illustrated by Helen Cann Narrated by Juliet Stevenson Drawing on the collective wisdom of many cultures, the eight stories in this beautiful gift book celebrate the special relationship between mothers and daughters and explore the journey every girl must make on her way to womanhood.

‘With a heavy heart, her father kissed her and departed. After she had waved him goodbye, she wandered through the marvellous gardens and great chambers of the castle. In one particularly lovely room she saw her own name on the door. There she sat and wept for her father. As she did so, she saw that the mirror before her showed her the scene of his safe arrival home, and she felt much happier’ — The Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales

Ages 6+ 80pp 264 x 216mm hardback with two story cds 9781846865718 £15.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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For the family library Gather round and share stories and poems with children of all ages.

BESTSELLER The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems Compiled and illustrated by Jackie Morris Introduced by Carol Ann Duffy

‘My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a watered shoot’ — ‘A Birthday’ by Christina Rossetti The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

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‘This is a wonderful collection. The hypnotic rhythms of the poems combine with the glorious colours of the illustrations to transport you beyond any passing fashion to a world where everything is possible. That’s what “classic” means. That’s why we will always need books like this’ — Bel Mooney All Ages 128pp 280 x 230mm Hardback 9781905236558 £14.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text


Shakespeare’s Storybook Folk Tales that Inspired the Bard Retold and narrated by Patrick Ryan Illustrated by James Mayhew

The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera Retold by Shahrukh Husain Illustrated by James Mayhew Narrated by Miranda Richardson

Step inside the world of Shakespeare with storyteller Patrick Ryan. He introduces each of the seven stories with fascinating information about its history and its political relevance to other cultures.

Opera is one of the most exhilarating art forms in the world. Each story in this sumptuous collection opens with background information on the composer and an introduction that describes what happens behind the scenes. Notes offer advice for parents on the best recordings.

Ages 8+ 80pp 264 x 216mm Paperback with two Story CDs 9781905236855 £9.99 Traditional Tale

Ages 8+ 80pp 264 x 216mm Paperback with two Story CDs 9781846860973 £9.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Traditional Tale

Someone I Like Poems About People Compiled by Judith Nicholls Illustrated by Giovanni Manna With entries from John Agard to Charlotte Zolotow, the poems in this intimate and amusing anthology explore our relationships with the people who are dearest to us — parents, siblings, children, grandparents and friends. Ages 5+ 40pp 262 x 218mm Hardback 9781841480039 £10.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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Express yourself! Whether designing shoes or learning to dance flamenco, these spirited characters are models of individuality, commitment and courage. New!

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‘Thank you to everyone at Barefoot Books for publishing books like The Boy Who Grew Flowers! I just reread this book this morning, and it brought tears to my eyes. Very special!’ — Dena Davis

Barefoot Books Ambassador

August 2012 BESTSELLER The Boy Who Grew Flowers Written by Jen Wojtowicz, illustrated by Steve Adams ‘That rare thing: a substantial story delivered through a full-colour picture book ... The linguistic ability of the story-telling combines with lush illustrations in a delightful, unusual book’ — Bookseller Ages 4 – 10 32pp 272 x 216mm Hardback 9781841484976 £10.99 paperback 9781846867484 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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BESTSELLER Lola’s Fandango Written by Anna Witte, illustrated by Micha Archer Narrated by the Amador Family Lola’s sister Clementina is good at everything. Lola wants to be good at something too. Then she finds her Mami’s dancing shoes. Could she learn to dance? Could she surprise her family — and herself? Ages 4 – 10 32pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with story CD 9781846861734 £10.99 Paperback with story CD 9781846866807 £6.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

‘. ..A wonderful introduction to the world of Spanish dance highlighting the colourful costumes, the sounds of the flamenco rhythms, Spanish phrases and even the flamenco guitar on the accompanying CD! ...the best birthday or Christmas present a young child could receive! I highly recommend it ’ — Sherrill Wexler

UK and European Executive Administrator of the Spanish Dance Society www.spanishdancesociety.org

Lola’s Fandango is a family affair! Twins Sonia and Alisa provide the voices for sisters Lola and Clementina, while Rosi and Brian provide the voices for Mami and Papi.

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Travel the world The world is at your feet! These books introduce children to a variety of cultures and ways of life. Many of them combine traditional stories with clearly presented factual notes, giving young readers an early taste of cultural diversity.

Illustration by Micha Archer from The Wise Fool (see page 51).


Calling all young explorers! Embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet.

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‘It will make your children yearn for foreign climes, occupy them on the way there, and give them an inkling about what to do when they arrive’ — The Daily Telegraph

‘Budding geographers will relish [these] cheerful illustrations and infectious enthusiasm for our miraculous planet...underscored by lift-the-flap facts about countries’ history, industry and ecology’ — The times

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‘A b childreen’asutiful that is atlas to expalodelight re’ — Th e Da Tel e g r i ly aph

BESTSELLER Barefoot Books World Atlas Written by Nick Crane Illustrated by David Dean This is the atlas for twenty-first century readers. It’s packed with information about the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their local environments, and it looks at the ideas and initiatives which are shaping the future. Maps of regions and oceans bring faraway places to life, with illustrated geographical and architectural features, people, plants and wildlife, from oil fields to Buddhist monks to the Amazon Rainforest. The Atlas also features a pull-out map, fold-out booklets and panels. all ages 52pp 300 x 255mm hardback 9781846863325 £14.99 Environment; Journeys and Transport; Multicultural

The Barefoot World Atlas app for iPad® is now available on the App StoreSM. Chosen as App of the Week by Apple® at its debut, it is a truly dynamic way to travel the globe.

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BESTSELLER and award winner My Granny Went to Market A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Christopher Corr Fly away with Granny and count with her from 1 to 10 as she travels around the world on an unforgettable shopping trip via magic carpet. This colourful, rhyming story is followed by a counting page for reinforced learning.

Map of the World Play Scene Illustrated by Christopher Corr Match up reusable vinyl stickers of landmarks, animals and more as you make your way across the world with this colourful play scene. Ages 4 – 9 3 sheets of reusable vinyl stickers & sticker board 228 x 304mm CLOSED 9781846865275 £10.99

Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781841487915 £10.99 Paperback 9781905236381 £5.99 Mathematics; Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Kids World Party CD Produced by Putumayo World Music Around the World 100 Piece Puzzle Illustrated by Christopher Corr Ages 5 – 10 300 x 440mm 100-piece puzzle keepsake tin 9781846865244 £12.99

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All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 31:00 9781587592812 £12.99

World Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 37:17 9781885265951 £12.99


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Children of the World Memory Game Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Improve memory skills by matching boys and girls from different countries, learn thirty-six ways to say ‘hello’ and have lots of fun along the way! Featuring original characters and their friends from the popular singalong If You’re Happy and You Know It!

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Ages 4 – 7 Box 210 x 220 x 25mm 72 cards 9781846865374 £10.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Landmarks of the World 63 Piece Puzzle Illustrated by Christopher Corr Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Ages 5+ finished size 350 x 410mm 63-piece puzzle 9780735320871 £12.99

Our World Floor Puzzle Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Ages 3+ finished size 610 x 914mm 24-jumbo piece puzzle 9780735306554 £15.99

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Incredible journeys

Tour the globe in these international adventures by author Laurie Krebs.

Laurie Krebs, a seasoned traveller and former primary school teacher, seeks to introduce young readers to new and different cultures through her writing. Her many Barefoot Books titles are inspired by her real life experiences.

BESTSELLER oppenheim gold award winner We All Went on Safari A Counting Journey through Tanzania Written by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Julia Cairns Ten Maasai children explore the Tanzanian grasslands and practise their counting skills in English and Kiswahili on the way. Includes notes on the Maasai people and culture. Ages 4 – 10 32pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781841484570 £10.99 Paperback 9781841487823 £6.99 Mathematics; Multicultural; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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We’re Roaming in the Rainforest An Amazon Adventure Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Anne Wilson

We’re Sailing Down the Nile A Journey through Egypt Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Join three children on a day in the Amazon rainforest. Includes endnotes on tribal peoples, rainforest animals and conservation.

Sail along the Nile on a felucca and learn all about the lives of the ancient Egyptians.

Ages 4 – 10 40pp 247 x 255mm Hardback 9781846863301 £10.99 paperback 9781846865442 £6.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Ages 4 – 10 40pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781846860393 £10.99 paperback 9781846861932 £6.99 Multicultural; Science and Environment; Rhyming Text

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Off We Go to Mexico! An Adventure in the Sun Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Up and Down the Andes A Peruvian Festival Tale Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

‘The mesmerising illustrations and rhythmic text have captured to perfection the vibrancy of Mexican life. Children, irrespective of age, will want to revisit this story again and again’ — Child Education

Join four local children on their journey across Peru to the city of Cusco for the annual New Year festival. Includes notes on the history and culture of Peru. Ages 4 – 10 32pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781846862045 £10.99 paperback 9781846864674 £6.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Ages 4 – 10 32pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781905236398 £10.99 paperback 9781846861581 £6.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Latin America Sticker Collection Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 3 – 7 120 reusable stickers fold-out landscape, region map & glossary 228 x 228mm 9781587592850 £8.95

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We’re Sailing to Galapagos A Week in the Pacific Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Grazia Restelli

We’re Riding on a Caravan An Adventure on the Silk Road Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Helen Cann

Tour the Galapagos Islands in a red-sailed boat and encounter many exotic land and sea animals, such as giant tortoises, albatrosses, iguanas, lava crabs and booby birds! Includes notes on Charles Darwin, the islands and their animals.

Explore the world of stunning silk, delicious spices and exotic trade locations in this rhyming tale about a Chinese family’s journey along the ancient trade route, the Silk Road.

Ages 4 – 10 32pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781841489018 £10.99 paperback 9781846861017 £6.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Ages 4 – 10 32pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781841483429 £10.99 Paperback 9781846861079 £6.99 Journeys and Transport; Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Latin Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 36:00 9781587590559 £12.99

Caribbean Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running time 40:28 9781587591334 £12.99

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Under an Eastern sky Go east and explore a rich world of different faiths and cultures.

‘At once, the crane began to grow, and soon it was large enough for Sentaro to sit on it quite comfortably’ — The Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales

The Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales Retold by Sherab Chödzin and Alexandra Kohn, illustrated by Marie Cameron The Buddha taught that life is like a dream, yet real. Explore this and other mysteries in this engaging collection of tales from the folk traditions of countries including India, China, Japan and Tibet. Perfect for a child or adult looking for a gentle introduction to Buddhism and new cultures. Ages 6+ 80pp 264 x 216mm Paperback 9781846868238 £9.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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The Wise Fool Fables from the Islamic World Written by Shahrukh Husain Illustrated by Micha Archer Mulla Nasreddin is always up to something — ­ and there is usually more to his antics than meets the eye. Shahrukh Husain’s retellings of this comic hero’s adventures and mishaps will make you laugh out loud. Ages 6+ 64pp 280 x 230mm hardback 9781846862250 £12.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

The Arabian Nights Retold by Wafa’ Tarnowska Illustrated by Carole Hénaff ‘The pages abound with the magic and mystery of the orient [...] a real treat for all lovers of fairy tales and, as one would expect from Barefoot Books, a beautifully produced volume’ — Carousel Ages 10+ 120pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846865671 £7.99 Traditional Tale

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JULY 2012 Origami Bird Game Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 10 24 sheets of 203 x 203mm origami paper, stickers & instructions 3070900087644 £5.99

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The Silk Road Travel along the ancient trade route from Samarkand to Xian. Asia awaits you! New!

now in paperback

September 2012 Lin Yi’s Lantern A Moon Festival Tale Written by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe Lin Yi’s mother has sent him to the local market to buy food for the Moon Festival, but what he really wants is a red rabbit lantern. Will he barter well enough to be able to buy one? Includes notes on Chinese culture and instructions for making your own lantern. Ages 5 – 9 32pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781846867927 £6.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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Motherbridge of Love Illustrated by Josée Masse Featured in Time Magazine’s Top Ten Children’s Books of 2007, this poem celebrates the relationship between an adopted Chinese girl and her mother. Text royalties are donated to the charity Mother Bridge of Love, founded by bestselling author, Xinran. All Ages 32pp 272 x 216mm hardback 9781846860478 £10.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

award winner recommended by the NLA Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing Written by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow Illustrated by Helen Cann ‘Little Leap Forward bears witness with the eye of a poet, the ear of a musician and the transformative imagination of a storyteller’ — The New York Times Selected for The Reading Agency Summer Reading Challenge 2012. (Image shows paperback edition.) Ages 10+ 120pp 207 x 142mm paperback chapter book 9781846865381 £7.99 128pp 210 x 135mm Hardback chapter book 9781846861130 £9.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

‘The first one gave you life; the second taught you to live it. The first gave you a need for love; the second was there to give it’ — Motherbridge of Love

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Stories from the Silk Road Retold by Cherry Gilchrist Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry The Spirit of the Silk Road is your guide as you journey through this book from Chang-an to Samarkand, following one of the arterial caravan routes of the silk traders. Ages 8+ 80pp 264 x 216mm paperback 9781841488011 £9.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

Award winner Tenzin’s Deer Written by Barbara Soros Illustrated by Danuta Mayer ‘This beautifully illustrated story of a young Tibetan boy’s efforts to care for a wounded deer aptly reflects the compassionate and caring values pervading Tibetan culture’ — H.H. The Dalai Lama Ages 5 – 10 32pp 230 x 260mm hardback 9781841488097 £10.99 paperback 9781841488103 £6.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Red Dragon Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 53cm long workable mouth 638348023575 £27.99

Panda Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 38cm long workable mouth 638348023643 £34.99

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‘I will start a calendar and name each year after a different animal. But how can I choose which order the animals come in?’ — The Great Race

The Great Race The Story of the Chinese Zodiac Written by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Anne Wilson This colourful retelling includes intriguing notes about the Chinese calendar, annual festivals and the animals that rule the different years. Ages 4 – 9 32pp 272 x 216mm hardback 9781905236763 £10.99 Paperback 9781846860775 £6.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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SEPTEMBER 2012 Dragons Art by Numbers Gouaches Produced by Djeco Ages 7 – 12 box 295 x 230 x 40mm 4 illustrated plates, 8 gouache pots, 2 brushes & instructions 3070900086555 £19.99

Asian Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 30:18 9781587591716 £12.99

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Welcome to India Travel to a land overflowing with colours, life and contrasts.

The Story of Divaali Retold by Jatinder Verma, illustrated by Nilesh Mistry ‘The story is rich in rhythm, imagery and language and begs to be read aloud. Delicate pictures in a palette of rainbow colours embellish every page of this beautiful retelling’ — Junior Education Ages 6 – 11 40pp 264 x 216mm hardback 9781841489353 £10.99 paperback 9781902283982 £6.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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award winner Elephant Dance A Journey to India Written by Theresa Heine Illustrated by Sheila Moxley Ravi and Anjali are fascinated by their grandfather’s stories of India, where the sun is like a ferocious tiger, the wind is like a wild horse and monsoon rains cascade from the sky like waterfalls. Contains notes on the cultural heritage of India.

Indian Tales A Barefoot Collection Retold by Shenaaz Nanji Illustrated by Christopher Corr This collection brings together folk tales from eight different states, each introduced by cultural notes. A full-colour map of India is also included. Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 230mm paperback 9781846864261 £9.99 Multicultural; Science and Environment; Traditional Tale

Ages 4 – 10 40pp 262 x 218mm paperback 9781905236787 £6.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

‘Vibrant and unique, the saris are named after the city where they are made’ — Indian Tales Elephant Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

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All over Europe

Discover the many cultures and languages of this diverse continent.

BESTSELLER AND AWARD WINNER Tales from Old Ireland Retold by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey, narrated by Maura O’Connell ‘Pure magic…seven spellbinding myths and legends provide a panorama of Celtic culture and traditions peopled with fairies, witches and other supernatural creatures’ —The Sunday Times Ages 6+ 96pp 264 x 216mm Hardback with TWO story CDs 9781846862403 £15.99 Paperback with TWO story CDs 9781905236039 £9.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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‘My husband, who is an English professor, enjoys sharing Shakespeare’s Storybook and Tales from Old Ireland with his undergrad classes!’ — Lisa Gonzon

Teacher

Shakespeare’s Storybook Retold by Patrick Ryan Illustrated by James Mayhew Before Romeo and Juliet, there was Romeus and Julietta. This collection of the stories that inspired Shakespeare’s plays is an entertaining and accessible introduction to his work. Ages 10+ 120pp 207 x 142MM paperback chapter book 9781846865404 £7.99 Traditional Tale

Europe Sticker Collection Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 3 – 7 120 reusable stickers fold-out landscape, region map & glossary 228 x 228mm 9781587592898 £8.95

French Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 36:06 9781587591211 £12.99

European Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 36:00 9781587502347 £12.99

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Out of Africa

Enjoy the sights and sounds of this vast and vibrant continent.

BESTSELLER oppenheim gold award winner Mama Panya’s Pancakes A Village Tale from Kenya Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin, illustrated by Julia Cairns This heartwarming story teaches young readers about life in rural Kenya, along with a lesson about the rewards of sharing. Contains informative cultural facts and notes. (Image shows hardback edition.) Ages 4 – 10 40pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781905236633 £6.99 Multicultural

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oppenheim gold award winner Catch that Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria Written and illustrated by Polly Alakija

African Tales A Barefoot Collection

Ayoka has been left in charge of the family goat, but in minutes it has vanished! Contains notes on the Yoruba culture.

Retold by internationally acclaimed Xhosa storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, these tales come from eight African countries and are each introduced with notes on local customs and traditions. A full-colour map of Africa is also included.

‘There is immediately a wonderful impression of colour, pattern and movement . . . and one already feels transported to Africa. Full of interest and entertainment’ — Montessori International

Retold by Gcina Mhlophe Illustrated by Rachel Griffin

Ages 8+ 96pp 280 x 230mm paperback 9781846865909 £9.99 Multicultural; Science and Environment; Traditional Tale

Ages 3 – 8 40pp 272 x 216mm paperback 9781846860560 £6.99 Mathematics; Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Africa Sticker Collection Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 3 – 7 120 reusable stickers fold-out landscape, region map & glossary 228 x 228mm 9781587592737 £8.95

African Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 29:06 9781587592195 £12.99

African Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 40:30 9781587590658 £12.99

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How Loud is a Lion? Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Hidden Hippo Written by Joan Gannij Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Crocodiles are crafty, monkeys are mischievous. But how loud is a lion? Shhh! Listen! Find out just how loud a lion is while discovering lots of other African animals along the way.

Journey through the grasslands of Africa to meet elephants, giraffes, zebras and many other creatures. But the animal to look out for is the hippo. Finally, with a loud splash, you find him!

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Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781846865329 £5.99 165 x 170mm board book 9781846863295 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Giraffe Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 5+ 35cm tall workable mouth 638348025616 £24.99

Hippo Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 5+ 38cm tall workable mouth & Legs 638348028525 £27.99

Lion Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 5+ 33cm tall workable mouth 638348025623 £27.99

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‘Zebra watches the world go by’ — African Animals ABC

African Animals ABC Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Philippa-Alys Browne ‘A lovely rhyming alphabet book of African animals . .. distinctive illustrations burst onto the page in an array of colours and tribal patterns’ — Action Aid Ages 2 – 6 32pp 228 x 288mm paperback 9781841483191 £6.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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MAY 2012 Batabanga Card Game Produced by Djeco

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ages 5+ box 156 x 117 x 28mm 60 cards 3070900051959 £10.99

JUNE 2012 African Wildlife Playset Produced by Folkmanis

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Holidays and festivals Learn how different cultures celebrate special times of the year.

Fireside Stories Tales for a Winter’s Eve Retold by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Helen Cann Drawn from countries and cultures across the northern hemisphere, these wonderful wintry stories express the magnificence of the season. Ages 5+ 96pp 280 x 230mm hardback 9781846860645 £14.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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Babushka Retold by Sandra Ann Horn Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Meet Babushka, a woman who is so busy focusing on the little things that she hardly notices the miraculous events going on around her. ‘Illustrated beautifully, this [Russian] fable offers an alternative to the traditional Christmas story, and is an interesting way to introduce the children to international perspectives on the festive season’ — Five to Eleven Ages 3 – 7 32pp 230 x 260mm paperback 9781841484112 £6.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Traditional Tale

The Greatest Gift The Story of the Other Wise Man Retold by Susan Summers Illustrated by Jackie Morris You know the story of the Three Wise Men, but have you heard of the Fourth Wise Man, whose journey to the King of Kings lasted longer than he ever imagined? This classic story shows how we can turn disappointment to achievement, how even small acts of kindness always make a difference, and how the power of faith can transform our lives. all Ages 32pp 228 x 288mm hardback 9781846865770 £10.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

OCTOBER 2012 Celtic Christmas CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running Time 34:18 9781587592935 £12.99

A Family Christmas CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running Time 33:01 9781587592409 £12.99

New Orleans Christmas CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 40:31 9781587591686 £12.99

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One City, Two Brothers Retold by Chris Smith Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty Discover the story of how the city of Jerusalem came to be in this folk tale, passed along for hundreds of years in Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities. ‘A wistful reminder of the shared traditions of an extraordinary and turbulent city’ — The New York Times Sunday Book Review Ages 5 – 11 32pp 247 x 255mm hardback 9781846860416 £10.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Traditional Tale

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The Barefoot Book of Blessings from Many Faiths and Cultures Compiled by Sabrina Dearborn Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan This thoughtful and exquisitely presented multi-faith collection combines blessings and prayers from different traditions. Ages 5+ 40pp 260 x 230mm Hardback 9781846860683 £12.99 Festivals and Celebrations: Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

‘Each brother brought his donkey, and together they plowed the earth and sowed the grain’ — One City, Two Brothers JUNE 2012 Medallions Stickers Produced by Djeco

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A Partner’s Story Barefoot Books is proud to partner with The Pelican Post, an initiative that works directly with fourteen schools in six African countries to provide much-needed story books to children. Founder Nick Johnson was inspired to promote literacy in Africa by his own experience of working in a school in Uganda. He launched his scheme in July 2009. Barefoot Books have been supporting his work ever since. All of the books Nick selects are culturally appropriate for the children who receive them. Supporters can choose both the country and the school that they send books to. For more information on The Pelican Post, or to pledge a book, visit www.pelican-post.org. A Calendar of Festivals Celebrations from around the World Retold by Cherry Gilchrist Illustrated by Helen Cann ‘This book is both informative and entertaining, as well as being full of colour’ — Montessori International

Pictured at left: Nick Johnson, Founder of The Pelican Post, and Fiona Ross, Community Events and Outreach Manager for Barefoot Books

Ages 8+ 80pp 264 x 216mm paperback 9781841480206 £9.99 Festivals and Celebrations; Multicultural; Traditional Tale

BESTSELLER Christmas Around the World CD Produced by Putumayo World Music All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 37:50 9781587590795 £12.99

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Natural child Caring for the environment has become one of the most urgent issues of our time — and it is never too early to start. These books and gifts offer simple, inspiring and effective ways to engage children with the natural world.

Illustration by Sheila Moxley from Grandpa’s Garden (see page 70).


How does your garden grow? Plant a seed and watch it sprout in this bountiful harvest of green titles. New!

MARCH 2012 Grandpa’s Garden Written by Stella Fry, illustrated by Sheila Moxley Young Billy likes to help his grandpa in his garden, but he wonders, ‘Why does everything take so long?’ Follow Billy and Grandpa from early spring to late summer until it’s finally time to harvest all the fruits and vegetables. Includes endnotes on how to rotate garden plots from year to year, so that readers can cultivate their own vegetables. Ages 3 – 7 40pp 272 x 216mm Hardback 9781846860522 £10.99 Paperback 9781846868085 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Science and Environment

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Dig g ipnogse rs Dec o mToa d & es Ho m

Fl o C rowwnesr ts o P r e p Pa avi ng & S eds Se

What’s This? A Seed’s Story Written and illustrated by Caroline Mockford Share the excitement of a small girl who discovers how a tiny seed gradually grows into a beautiful sunflower, and how the sunflower makes new seeds for the following year. Includes advice on cultivating seeds and growing a sunflower den. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm Paperback 9781846860706 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Science and Environment

Kids’ Garden 40 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Games Written by Whitney Cohen, Life Lab Science Program Illustrated by Roberta Arenson How green are your fingers? These colourful cards offer youngsters lots of fun ways to enjoy simple garden and science projects, inside and out. ‘The best way to spark the imagination and entertain little eco-warriors’ — The Green Parent Ages 8+ 40 cards with 8pp illustrated leaflet Box 218 x 167 x 40mm Deck 9781846863660 £14.99 Science and Environment

‘At last it’s harvest time! There’s so much to do. We dig and pick. In no time at all my basket fills and my mouth blooms bright with strawberry juice’ — Grandpa’s Garden

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Bon appétit! Roll up your sleeves and get into the kitchen!

DIYta Pa s g h Do u

G o o ey te Chocwo lnai es B ro

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Kids’ Kitchen 40 Fun and Healthy Recipes to Make and Share Written by Fiona Bird, illustrated by Roberta Arenson Encourage children to prepare tasty meals and introduce them to recipes from around the world. Each of the forty recipes is based around the five main food groups, offering a healthy and exciting way to learn about cooking. Cards are laminated for easy cleaning! ‘Practical, affordable and never patronising. Every child should have one’ — Prue Leith Ages 8+ 40 cards with 8pp illustrated leaflet Box 218 x 167 x 40mm Deck 9781846861758 £14.99 Science and Environment

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‘Herb was cooking a new soup made of butter, leeks, onions, and potatoes. “Mmmm,” he smiled, licking his lips. “Very tasty”’ — Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

AWARD WINNER Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon Written by Jules Bass Illustrated by Debbie Harter Meet Herb, a dragon who knows how to stay true to his values even in the stickiest of situations. ‘Herb’s story tells the tale of the future’ — Sir Paul McCartney Ages 4 – 10 32pp 272 x 216m Hardback 9781846862489 £10.99 Paperback 9781905236473 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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Namaste! Stretch and centre with these yoga titles, specially created for body, mind and spirit.

Yoga Planet 50 Fun Activities for a Greener World Written by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Yoga Pretzels 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids and Grownups Written by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Perform yoga poses and increase environmental awareness with these vibrant, interactive cards. Features detailed step-by-step instructions and tips on how we can reduce our impact on the planet.

Whether you are seven or fifty-seven, these informative and colourful cards are just what you need to learn all the yoga basics.

‘Yoga Planet is a great way to get kids and adults moving, laughing, and most importantly, thinking about the world around them’ — Tobey Maguire All Ages 50 cards with 8pp illustrated leaflet Box 138 x 185 x 32mm Deck 9781846861819 £9.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Science and Environment

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‘Yoga Pretzels is a fantastic way to spend quality time with my kids. I’d highly recommend it to anyone with children’ — Catherine Zeta-Jones All Ages 50 cards with 8pp illustrated leaflet Box 138 x 185 x 32mm Deck 9781905236046 £9.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development


‘Yoga Pretzels cards are my saving grace. I use them at school daily with the kids but they are really for my sanity’ — @Toyqueen

award winner My Daddy is a Pretzel Yoga for Parents and Kids Written by Baron Baptiste Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Twist, bend and stretch with this wonderful introduction to yoga for readers of all shapes and sizes. All Ages 48pp 272 x 216mm paperback 9781905236824 £6.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

‘Through these fun yoga activities, children can improve flexibility, grace and agility while at the same time improving inner strength, confidence and self esteem’ — Deepak chopra

Yoga CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

all ages 125 x 140mm Running time 71:32 9781587592744 £12.99

Yoga Planet and Yoga Pretzels are produced in partnership with Yoga Ed., which develops health and wellness courses and materials that educate children, teachers and parents about the benefits of yoga. Visit www.yogaed.com today!

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The great outdoors You’ll meet all kinds of different creatures exploring their habitats in these fun picture books. New!

Jill McDonald finds her inspiration in patterns and nature. Her collages have been featured in Barefoot Books’ Peek-a-Boo series and Over in the Meadow, as well as in scrapbooking lines, stationery collections and even on baby clothes!

MARCH 2012 Who’s in the Farmyard? Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Jill McDonald Head down to the farm and spot frisky goats bleating in the orchard, little lambs baaing in the fields and many other animals and their babies being woken up by the rooster’s crow. Peek-a-Boo! Which farm animals can you see? Ages 1 – 4 24pp 220 x 220mm Large board book 9781846865749 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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Who’s in the Forest? Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Jill McDonald ‘This title does not disappoint. This sturdy board book guarantees hours of fun for your child as they look through the peepholes to see “Who’s in the forest, dark and deep?”’ — Parents in Touch Ages 1 – 4 24pp 220 x 220mm Large board book 9781846864766 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Black Sheep Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 15cm long 638348027139    £8.99

Owl Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 10cm tall 638348026385 £6.99

Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 13cm long 638348027276 £7.99

RECOMMENDED BY THE NLA Who’s in the Garden? Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Jill McDonald Hop, dig, leap! This playful book leads young readers from one surprise to the next as they peek through the holes to see which creatures are busy in the garden! Ages 1 – 4 24pp 220 x 220mm Large board book 9781846864032 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Hedgehog Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 10cm long 638348026682 £6.99

Black Bear Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 15cm long 9780000012876 £8.99

Fox Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 10cm long 638348026446 £7.99

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New!

Now in paperback WITH VIDEO CD

March 2012 Over in the Meadow Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed

bestseller AND AWARD WINNER The Beeman Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Valeria Cis

Susan Reed’s catchy adaptation of this traditional English song explores all kinds of creatures who live over in the meadow. Includes notes on meadows and wildlife in the story. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong.

A Blue Peter Book Club selection (2009). Told from the viewpoint of a young boy whose grandpa keeps bees, The Beeman explains how bees live and how they make honey. Includes notes on bees and a recipe for apple and honey muffins.

Ages 3 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with enhanced CD 9781846865435 £10.99 paperback with enhanced CD 9781846867477 £6.99 Rhyming Text

Ages 4 – 10 40pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846862991 £6.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

New! Bee Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 20cm long workable legs 638348020444 £19.99

march 2012 Over in the Meadow 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Jill McDonald

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846867460 £9.99

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The Parrot Tico Tango Written and illustrated by Anna Witte Sung by Brian Amador Meet Tico Tango in the rainforest. He always wants what others have, so he can’t resist stealing fruit from his friends. But he learns his lesson when he takes on more than he can carry. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm paperback with music cd 9781846866692 £6.99 Paperback 9781905236114 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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Macaw Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis AUGUST 2012 Plastichic Light Clay Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 7 box 235mm x 230 x 65mm 5 backgrounds, 4 jars of clay, accessories & instructions 3070900089129 £19.99

Ages 3+ 6cm long 638348027238 £8.99

Scarlet Macaw Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 3+ 63cm tall workable beak 638348023629 £38.99

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The cycle of life These gentle stories explore our relationship with Mother Earth. New!

APRIL 2012 My Mama Earth Written by Susan B. Katz, illustrated by Melissa Launay This imaginative and lyrical picture book showcases the love between a mother and child: as warm as the sun, as bright as the moon and as boundless as the stars. Bright, saturated illustrations shimmer with miniscule details of the flora and fauna of our planet. Ages 1 – 7 24pp 260 x 230mm Hardback 9781846864186 £10.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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Sh o for thretlisKtaed G reenawayte Medal 201 2

‘My mama hangs the moon for me. She puts it low so I can see’ — My Mama Earth BESTSELLER AND AWARD WINNER The Gift Written by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan The exceptional talents of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and papercut artist extraordinaire Rob Ryan combine to give this story of a young girl’s life and loves a timeless magic. ‘The Gift is about the life journey all of us have to make. It’s so consoling that when you reach the end you feel uplifted and re-made’ — Daily Mail All Ages 32pp 260 x 230mm Hardback 9781846863547 £12.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales From Around the World Retold and narrated by Naomi Adler Illustrated by Amanda Hall

Award winner The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales Written by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Enjoy nine fun-filled animal adventures from cultures all over the world. These traditional tales teach the importance of community, bravery, kindness and a sense of humour.

These seven folk tales are each followed by a hands-on activity that promotes green living and reinforces the eco-messages of the stories.

Ages 4 – 7 80pp 216 x 262mm Paperback with two Story CDs 9781846860126 £9.99 Multicultural; Traditional Tale

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Ages 5 – 11 96pp 280 x 230mm Hardback 9781846862236 £14.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Science and Environment; Traditional Tale


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MAY 2012 BESTSELLER Whole World Illustrated by Christopher Corr Sung by Fred Penner Sing around the planet, from the mountains to the valleys! Includes fun eco tips on how to live green. Featured on Oprah Magazine’s O List, 2008.

Whole World Fun Eco Activities Illustrated by Christopher Corr Ideal for earth-conscious youngsters, this activity book is packed full of hands-on ideas for protecting the planet. Interior printed on 100% recycled paper. Ages 4 – 8 24pp 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846862205 £3.99

New enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. All Ages 32pp 247 x 255mm paperback with ENHANCED CD 9781846868320 £6.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

‘As a storyteller, I love culturally diverse and beautiful books. Thanks for dreaming and creating a world of joy for families!’ — Melony, via facebook

Life on Earth Matching Game Produced by eeBoo Ages 5+ Box 240 x 184MM 48 Pieces, each 63 x 63MM 689196599637 £12.99

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Explore and discover Make friends with Leonardo and wish upon the millionth star.

Star Seeker A Journey to Outer Space Written by Theresa Heine, illustrated by Victor Tavares Ride into the night sky with a boy and a girl in this unique blend of adventure, science and mythology. (Image shows hardback edition.) Ages 5 – 11 32pp 247 x 216mm Paperback 9781846863820 £6.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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An Ambassador’s Story

The Genius of Leonardo Written by Guido Visconti Illustrated by Bimba Landmann Travel back in time to see what it may have been like to work with Leonardo Da Vinci. Told through the eyes of his young apprentice, the story is enhanced by many of Leonardo’s original words and sketches.

I’m so thankful to Nancy and Tessa, who as individuals took and continue to take leaps of faith. Because of their conviction, belief and commitment, I am enjoying my ability to Live Barefoot. Living Barefoot means Living the Motherhood as I imagine it for myself and my children. Living Barefoot means Living a Wifehood that lets me support my family’s financial goals. Living Barefoot means Living an Independent Life working for myself and supporting others. Living Barefoot means Living Green, selling children’s products I can stand behind, trust and share with others. Living Barefoot means Living the Dream I imagine for myself and family, which balances life, purpose, wealth and freedom. Living Barefoot means Living Blessed! — Heather Barton Ziegler Barefoot Books Ambassador

Ages 7+ 40pp 312 x 220mm Hardback 9781841483009 £10.99 Art History and Philosophy

‘I’ll spin like a pinwheel Through the Milky Way’s froth, Take a ride on the Great Bear And never fall off’ — Star Seeker

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

Illustration by Debbie Harter from The Animal Boogie (see page 92).


Animated singalongs

Watch and sing along to our video animations, now included in our books with enhanced CDs!

The Shape Song Swingalong Written and sung by SteveSongs, illustrated by David Sim What can you do with a line, a circle, a square, a triangle? Sing and dance with SteveSongs as you use shapes to draw everything from castles to cities to beach-side waterslides! Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. ‘This would make a lovely class activity for young children who will dance along, making shapes as they go. The pictures are full of life and vitality and the book inspires singing, dancing and drawing’ — Parents in Touch Ages 4 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with enhanced CD 9781846866715 £10.99 paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866791 £6.99 Rhyming Text

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‘I can’t get the song out of my head. Line, line, circle, circle ...Great new book!’ — Sarah Vanderstraaten-Pease

Barefoot Books Ambassador

play animation learn the song

with lyrics

be the star

with lyrics without vocals

Our enhanced CDs are a great way for children to develop reading, listening and singing skills. Play them in a CD player or a computer.

‘My nine-month-old son absolutely adores all the videos. We play them in a loop whenever he is fussing around with food, getting cranky and even as a playtime activity — it works every time!’ Sing Along with Putumayo CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

— Puja, via Facebook

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running time 39:11 9781587590801 £12.99

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BESTSELLER recommended by the NLA If You’re Happy and You Know It! Adapted by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Susan Reed Meet children from thirty-six cultures as you sing your way through this joyful book. You’ll also learn to say ‘hello’ in each of their languages. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846862885 £10.99 paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866197 £6.99 Multicultural

New!

JULY 2012 Origami Faces Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 10 24 sheets of 203 x 203mm origami paper, stickers & instructions 3070900087620 £5.99

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Bestseller Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Fred Penner Join four children from different countries — India, England, Mali and China — as they each get ready for school. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846860355 £10.99 paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866562 £6.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text


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Knick Knack Paddy Whack Illustrated by Christiane Engel Sung by SteveSongs Sing along to this new take on a well-loved classic. Endnotes introduce the instrument families and musical scoring. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846861444 £10.99 paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866593 £6.99 Paperback with Music CD 9781846863042 £6.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text

March 2012 Over in the Meadow Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed Susan Reed’s catchy adaptation of this traditional English song explores all kinds of creatures who live over in the meadow. Includes notes on meadows and the wildlife in the story. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with enhanced CD 9781846865435 £10.99 paperback with enhanced CD 9781846867477 £6.99 Rhyming Text

New! march 2012 Over in the Meadow 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Jill McDonald

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846867460 £9.99

Jazz Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running time 31:26 9781587592478 £12.99 New Orleans Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 28:37 9781587591693 £12.99

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bestseller and Award winner The Animal Boogie Illustrated by Debbie Harter, sung by Fred Penner

The Animal Boogie Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Leap, shake and shimmy in the Indian jungle! Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong.

Have fun in the jungle with lots of puzzles, games, colouring pages, word scrambles and reusable full-colour stickers! Interior printed on 100% recycled paper.

Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with enhanced CD 9781846867163 £10.99 Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866203 £6.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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 finished size 108 x 108mm 36-piece puzzle 9781846868214 £8.99

Elephant Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 5+ 30cm tall workable mouth & legs 638348028303 £27.99

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The Animal Boogie has won several notable awards, including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (2001) and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award (2003).

an h t e r M o o mi l l i o n tw i es so l d c o p r l d w i d e! wo

Animal Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running time 44:10 9781587592010 £12.99

Reggae Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running time 43:16 9781587591549 £12.99

Rock & Roll Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

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

Ahoy, mateys! This high-seas adventure features fun facts about pirates and ships. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong.

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

Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with enhanced CD 9781846867170 £10.99 Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866678 £6.99 Paperback 9781846862052 £5.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

New!

New! JUNE 2012 Pirate Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 5+ 35cm tall 638348028952 £34.99

JUNE 2012 Pirates Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088399 £2.99

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‘Shiver me timbers, my little mates love it, I’ve had to play it over and over! It’s a great, catchy tune with a really cute story...a true winner!’ — Jennifer, via facebook

Port Side Pirates! 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846866661 £9.99

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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Down on the farm

Cluck cluck, moo moo! Who’s waiting at the farm for you? New!

Now in paperback WITH VIDEO CD

March 2012 recommended by the NLA Driving my Tractor Written by Jan Dobbins, illustrated by David Sim, sung by Mark Collins Follow a farmer as he goes around his farm collecting the animals. This delightful book combines simple counting skills with a catchy song. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866630 £6.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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March 2012 The Farmyard Jamboree Written by Margaret Read MacDonald Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Bob King Sing and dance down on the farm! This riotous cumulative counting song introduces children to animals and their babies, while teaching them how to count up to sixteen in multiples of two. New enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846862908 £10.99 Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846867187 £6.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text

MARCH 2012 Who’s in the Farmyard? Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Jill McDonald Head down to the farm and spot frisky goats bleating in the orchard, little lambs baaing in the fields and many other animals and their babies being woken up by the rooster’s crow. Peek-a-Boo! Which farm animals can you see? Ages 1 – 4 24pp 220 x 220mm Large board book 9781846865749 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Driving my Tractor 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by David Sim

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846865732 £9.99

Black Sheep Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 15cm long 638348027139    £8.99

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Here, there and everywhere

Travel by land, by air and by sea with these on-the-move adventures.

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 whizz past! A beautiful spread at the end features all of the colors and modes of transport from the story. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with ENHANCED CD 9781846868986 £10.99 Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866586 £6.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

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An Editor’s Story

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s Fun Activities Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Since I joined Barefoot Books nearly eight years ago, the world of publishing has faced some enormous changes and challenges. None has been more exciting than the arrival of the digital age. We’ve embraced this opportunity by bringing our singalongs to life in the form of animations. Each and every one of these has not only been tested and checked by our editorial team, but also by Barefoot Books’ greatest critics and fans — my two daughters, aged three and six. It always amazes me to see how perceptive children are from such a young age. It also reminds me that we’re doing the most important job here ­— putting books and experiences in their hands that will set them up for life. — Emma Parkin Group Publishing Manager at Barefoot Books

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. Interior printed on 100% recycled paper. Ages 4 – 8 16pp with 2pp reusable stickers 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846864650 £3.99

New!

MARCH 2012 The Journey Home from Grandpa’s 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846867453 £9.99

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

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May 2012 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’ — LoveReading4Kids

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

New enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong.

Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong.

Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866579 £6.99 Paperback 9781846861321 £4.99 Journeys and Transport; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866548 £6.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

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MAy 2012 Ship Shapes Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Siobhan Bell Spot the shapes on top of rolling waves in this nautical early learning selection. Ages 1 – 4 24pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781846867620 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846861574 £4.99 Rhyming Text

I Wish I Were a Pilot Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Max Grover Wish your way through race car tracks, wavy seas and more in this imaginative book. Ages 1 – 4 24pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781846861871 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846861680 £4.99 Journeys and Transport; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

New!

‘I love reading Barefoot Books to my toddler class! Their favourite is We All Go Travelling By’ — Jessi, via facebook

JUNE 2012 Let’s Go! Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088443 £2.99

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It’s a wide, wide world

Explore all kinds of environments with these playful characters.

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. Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846863684 £10.99 Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846865497 £6.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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May 2012 recommended by the NLA I Could Be, You Could Be Written by Karen Owen, illustrated by Barroux

Walking through the Jungle Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

What would you like to be today? Join two children as they use their imaginations to become everything from astronauts to aliens. Includes instructions on how to make masks out of recycled materials.

Camels to crocodiles, icebergs to deserts: this young explorer sees them all, travelling around the world and back again, still making it home in time for supper, safe and sound! Enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong.

Selected for The Reading Agency Summer Reading Challenge 2011. Ages 2 – 6 32pp 247 x 255mm PAPERBACK 9781846867637 £5.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846866609 £6.99 Paperback 9781841485485 £4.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

‘I could be an alien with a funny face’ — I Could Be, You Could Be

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All creatures great and small Slither, shimmy and crawl with these unusual new friends. New!

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March 2012 Creepy Crawly Calypso Written by Tony Langham, illustrated by Debbie Harter, sung by Richard Love Winner of the Practical Pre-School Bronze Award, 2005, Creepy Crawly Calypso is a musical mini-beast adventure with a counting theme from one to ten. New enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846868276 £6.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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Ladybird Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 3+ 23cm long workable legs 9780000012913 £19.99


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March 2012 A Dragon on the Doorstep Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner This lighthearted singalong is full of scary animals who turn out not to be so scary after all! New enhanced CD includes video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3 – 7 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback with enhanced CD 9781846868252 £6.99 Rhyming Text

Thesaurus Rex Written by Laya Steinberg Illustrated by Debbie Harter Follow a mischievous dinosaur as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps. This rhyming adventure offers children a fun-filled way to develop language skills and learn their first synonyms. Ages 3 – 7 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781841487878 £5.99 Rhyming Text

‘Hear these creepy crawlies play their cool calypso beat!’ — Creepy Crawly Calypso

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Busy, busy Bear

Our bestselling Bear’s happy antics introduce early learning topics using simple rhymes. These adventures are written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter. New!

June 2012 Bear Takes a Trip Bear and his friend are taking a trip to the mountains. Tell the time with them as they make their way to their destination on many different types of transport — and have lots of fun when they get there! Includes basic introduction to telling the time. Ages 2 – 6 24PP 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846867569 £5.99 165 x 170 mm Board Book 9781846867576 £4.99 Journeys and Transport; Rhyming Text

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‘Bear has a very long journey to make. There are lots of things for him to take’ — Bear Takes a Trip


Bear’s Birthday Join Bear as he celebrates his birthday in this instalment in the bestselling Bear series. Help Bear count backwards from 10 to 0 and find out who is making his balloons disappear.

Bear in a Square

Ages 2 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846860553 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841482873 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Ages 2 – 6 24PP 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846865152 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846865169 £4.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Rhyming Text

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Bear about Town

Ages 2 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846860270 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841483733 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Bear on a Bike

Ages 2 – 6 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781905236985 £5.99 24pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841483740 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Bear on the Go First Puzzles Illustrated by Debbie Harter Ages 2 – 4 Box 130 x 130 x 100mm 4 different 4-piece puzzles 9781846868221 £8.99

oppenheim platinum award winner Bear at Home Ages 2 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781841484358 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841489254 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Bear in Sunshine

Ages 2 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781841483221 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841489230 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

‘My little man received two lovely books from you this Christmas from his godparents. How lucky we are. Love them!’ — @YourGreenbaby

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Bear’s Busy Family

Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 250mm hardback 9781902283890 £9.99 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781902283913 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841483900 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Bear at Work

Ages 2 – 6 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846861109 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846860065 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Bear at Work Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter Join Bear and keep busy and happy with patterns, counting games, connect the dots, codes, shapes and a set of reusable full-colour stickers. Interior printed on 100% recycled paper. Ages 4 – 8 16pp with 2pp reusable stickers 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846864438 £3.99

Debbie Harter has been drawing, painting and creating since she was very little. She has illustrated numerous Barefoot Books titles, including the new Bear Takes a Trip and our bestselling singalong, The Animal Boogie.

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Bear Bilinguals

These bilingual adventures are all available in both Spanish & English and French & English.

Bear at Home / Oso en casa

english / spanish Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846864223 £5.99

Bear at Home / L’Ours à la maison

english / french Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846864216 £5.99

Bear about Town / Oso en la ciudad

english / spanish Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846863776 £5.99

Bear about Town / L’Ours dans la ville

english / french Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846863769 £5.99

‘The sentences are simple and introduce key vocabulary related to each specific theme. There’s a supplemental vocab list at the end of each book, and they’re paperback—so it ’s easy to take them along without taking up too much space!’ — SpanglishBaby.com

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August 2012 Bear at Work / Oso en el trabajo

english / spanish Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846867699 £5.99

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August 2012 Bear’s Busy Family / La familia ocupada de Oso english / spanish Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846867712 £5.99

August 2012 Bear at Work / L’Ours au travail

August 2012 Bear’s Busy Family / La famille active de l’Ours

english / french Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846867705 £5.99

english / french Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846867729 £5.99

Bear in a Square / Oso en un cuadrado

Bear in Sunshine / Oso bajo el sol

english / spanish Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846863875 £5.99

english / spanish Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846863899 £5.99

Bear in a Square / L’Ours dans un carré

Bear in Sunshine / L’Ours au soleil

english / french Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846863868 £5.99

english / french Ages 2 – 6 24pp 250 x 220mm Paperback 9781846863882 £5.99

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Fabric friends

Created by fabric artist Clare Beaton, these animal adventures are perfect for the under-five crowd.

Clare Beaton is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, internationally recognised for her distinctive collages using felt, vintage fabrics, buttons and sequins. She has created over twenty Barefoot Books titles.

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BESTSELLEr Secret Seahorse Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Clare Beaton Meet all kinds of aquatic creatures as you descend into the deep — and see if you can spot the seahorse as he swims through the coral reef! 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

JUNE 2012 Animals Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088412 £2.99

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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

New! Dinosaur Block Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Ages 2+ Box size 165 x 165 x 57mm finished size 152 x 152mm 9 cubes, 6 puzzles 9781846865251 £10.99

AUGUST 2012 Enchanted Fishing Game Produced by Djeco

Ages 2+ Box 280 x 150 x 25mm 2 fishing rods, 12 fish & an underwater scene 3070900016507 £15.99

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How Loud is a Lion? Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

award winner How Big is a Pig? Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Crocodiles are crafty, monkeys are mischievous. But how loud is a lion? Shhh! Listen! Find out just how loud a lion is while discovering lots of other African animals along the way.

Learn about opposites and contrasts as you follow an inquisitive pig who has a seemingly simple question. Ages 1 – 4 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781841480787 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841489582 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Ages 1 – 4 24pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846865343 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846860003 £4.99 Rhyming Text

‘Some bees fly high; some bees fly low. But how big is a pig? Tell me if you know!’ — How Big is a Pig?

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There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton Take a tour around the farmyard and help all of the animals find their way to their rightful spots in this topsy-turvy jaunt. Ages 1 – 4 24pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781841483344 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841489612 £4.99 Rhyming Text

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

Ages 3+ 2 sheets of reusable stickers & sticker board 254mm x 203mm closed 9780735320819 £6.99

OPPENHEIM GOLD award winner Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton Join a curious puppy who takes a trip around the world discovering what baby animals are called. Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846865282 £5.99 24pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781905236183 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Baby Animals Block Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Ages 3 – 6 Box size 165 x 165 x 57mm finished size 152 x 152mm 9 cubes, 6 puzzles 9780735301740 £10.99

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Hide-and-seek

Find what you’re looking for in these hide-and-seek and lift-the-flap adventures.

oppenheim platinum award winner Elusive Moose Written by Joan Gannij Illustrated by Clare Beaton Search for the elusive moose in the snowy north, and meet lots of other northland animals on the journey. Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255mm Hardback 9781905236749 £10.99 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846865305 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846860010 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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Hidden Hippo Written by Joan Gannij Illustrated by Clare Beaton Journey through the grasslands of Africa to meet elephants, giraffes, zebras and many other creatures. But the animal to look out for is the hippo. Finally, with a loud splash, you find him! Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255mm paperback 9781846865329 £5.99 165 x 170mm board book 9781846863295 £4.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment


Join children from across the world as they learn animal sounds and the ways in which different creatures move in these charming lift-the-flap board books written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Caroline Mockford.

These question-and-answer selections use rhyming text and clever artwork to build visual skills and reinforce familiar household places and items. Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter.

Walk with Me!

Where’s the Cat?

Ages 1 – 4 14pp 190 x 190mm Board Book 9781846861796 £5.99

Ages 1 – 4 24pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841484914 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Talk with Me!

Ages 1 – 4 14pp 190 x 190mm Board Book 9781846861802 £5.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Who Are You?

Ages 1 – 4 24pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841488356 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Little ones will love to reveal what’s hiding under each flap in the story.

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Building blocks Introduce youngsters to ABCs, 123s and lots of other early learning concepts.

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer, these cheery board books make for a colourful introduction to first numbers, letters and opposites. Alligator Alphabet

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 200 x 160MM Board Book 9781846860737 £5.99 Rhyming Text

Octopus Opposites

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 200 x 160MM Board Book 9781846865916 £5.99 Ages 1 – 4 32pp 272 x 216mm hardback 9781846863288 £10.99 Rhyming Text

Counting Cockatoos

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 200 x 160MM Board Book 9781846860614 £5.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text

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Octopus Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 33cm LONG workable legs 638348020406 £25.99


award winner Cleo’s Counting Book Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Caroline Mockford Join Cleo as she counts from one to ten, then back to one again! Ages 1 – 4 24pp 247 x 255m Paperback 9781841487052 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846861031 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text

Cleo’s Colour Book Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Caroline Mockford

Cleo’s Alphabet Book Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Caroline Mockford

Follow Cleo on her rhyming journey through the colour spectrum. Learn how to mix colours too!

Help Cleo guess which word goes with each letter of the alphabet.

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255m Paperback 9781846864391 £5.99 24PP 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846860546 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255m Paperback 9781841487229 £5.99 24PP 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846861048 £4.99 Rhyming Text

‘E is for emu’ — Alligator Alphabet

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Kangaroos Have Joeys Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Philippa-Alys Browne

African Animals ABC Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Philippa-Alys Browne

Inquisitive children will love this informative book about the names of baby animals; the vividly illustrated rhyming text inspires interest in the natural world and notes on the animals are an added bonus.

‘A lovely rhyming alphabet book of African animals . .. distinctive illustrations burst onto the page in an array of colours and tribal patterns’ — Action Aid

Ages 2 – 6 32pp 195 x 245mm Large board book 9781846863370 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

Ages 2 – 6 32pp 228 x 288mm paperback 9781841483191 £6.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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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 £12.99

MAY 2012 Origami Animals Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 10 24 sheets of 203 x 203mm origami paper, stickers & instructions 3070900087613 £5.99

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

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

Learn your ABCs with the help of all kinds of creatures. With names for 26 children and 26 animals, this action-packed alphabet makes learning letters lots of fun!

‘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

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781846865367 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841483931 £4.99 Multicultural; Rhyming Text

Ages 1 – 4 32pp 247 x 255mm Paperback 9781902283388 £5.99 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781841482842 £4.99 Mathematics; Rhyming Text

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Zebra Puppet Produced by Folkmanis JUNE 2012 Animals Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088412 £2.99

Ages 5+ 33cm tall workable mouth 638348025654 £24.99

Moose Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 3+ 15cm long 638348027191 £9.99

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Welcome, Baby!

Help your baby to build early language and memory skills.

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February 2012 Meet Wee Willie Winkie, Little Nanny Button-Cap and lots of different animals to name and count in these delightful books for babies and toddlers. The rhythmic rhyming text is fun to read aloud, and Clare Beaton’s inviting fabric illustrations will bring little ones back again and again. Thick cardboard pages are perfect for playtime and for curling up with at night for peaceful bedtimes. Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes Ages 0 – 4 16pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846867378 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Clare Beaton’s Farmyard Rhymes

Ages 0 – 4 16pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846867361 £4.99 Rhyming Text

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Baby’s First Book Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Baby’s First Journal 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

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 64pp 245 x 245mm Hardback with cloth binding 9781846861420 £14.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ages 0 – 2 50pp 265 x 265mm Hardback with spiral binding 9781846862656 £17.99 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

These sturdy board books feature simple rhymes that help build language and movement skills. Classic nursery favourites like ‘Humpty Dumpty’, ‘Incy Wincy Spider’, and ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ come alive with Clare Beaton’s hallmark hand-sewn illustrations. BESTSELLER Clare Beaton’s Action Rhymes Ages 0 – 4 16pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846864735 £4.99 Rhyming Text

Bo Peep’s Woolly Sheep Puppet Produced by Folkmanis Ages 3+ 48cm LONG workable mouth 9780000012852 £19.99

BESTSELLER Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes

Ages 0 – 4 16pp 165 x 170mm Board Book 9781846864728 £4.99 Rhyming Text

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

Playtime Rhymes for Little People Illustrated by Clare Beaton Sung by Susan Reed Forty popular action rhymes help children develop language and counting skills while improving their coordination and encouraging them to interact.

‘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

‘What better way to introduce children to the joy of rhyme than this delightful selection!’ — Nursery Education

Ages 0 – 3 48pp 260 x 230mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846860669 £14.99 Rhyming Text

september 2012 Instrumental Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 0 – 5 64pp 260 x 230mm Hardback with Music CD 9781846861550 £14.99 Rhyming Text

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All Ages 125 x 140mm Running Time 27:40 9781587593000 £12.99

Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running Time 38:27 9781587590719 £12.99

Acoustic Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm Running Time 31:10 9781587592775 £12.99

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oppenheim gold award winner 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 Puzzles Illustrated by Clare Beaton Ages 2+ Box 130x 130 x 100mm 4 different 4-piece puzzles 9781846865268 £8.99

Starlight Sailor Written by James Mayhew Illustrated by Jackie Morris 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

Celtic Dreamland CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

All Ages 125 x 140mm running time 32:35 9781587592126 £12.99

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Laptime stories

Curl up with these oversized board books and make storytime into snuggletime.

Listen, Listen Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Alison Jay ‘Very few of us today take time out of our busy lives to listen to the sounds of nature all around us, so this book is a lovely reminder to us all to slow down’ — Parents in Touch Ages 1 – 7 32pp 220 x 220mm Large board book 9781846862014 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment

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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 as he overcomes a fear of the dark and discovers the world at night. Includes notes about the moon and animals that thrive in the wee hours. Ages 1 – 7 32pp 272 x 216mm paperback 9781841488035 £5.99 220 x 220mm Large board book 9781846862007 £8.99 Rhyming Text; Science and Environment


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 paperback 9781846865800 £5.99 220 x 220mm large board book 9781846863608 £8.99 Rhyming Text

award winner Recommended by the nla Skip through the Seasons Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Maria Carluccio This hide-and-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

‘Pop, pop, bulbs sprout. Leaves grow, flowers shout’ — Listen, Listen

White Bunny Rabbit Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Ages 3+ 20cm long workable head & paws 638348020482 £14.99

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Creative kids Go straight from storytime to playtime with our collection for creative kids. These engaging games, puzzles and activities will keep children laughing and learning the whole day through.

Illustration by Miriam Latimer from Ruby’s Sleepover (see page 30).


Colour me crafty

These paper chains, crafts, sticker collections and origami kits will provide endless hands-on fun for children of all ages. New!

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Make every room festive with these fun and vibrant paper chains. Slide-in tabs make for easy assembly — no glue necessary! Each set includes 120 links and makes a 7¼-metre chain. JULY 2012 Ribbon Chain Produced by eeBoo

JULY 2012 Chain Letter Produced by eeBoo

Ages 5+ 20 pat terns 9781594614835 £7.99

Ages 5+ 4 sets of a–z 9781594614842 £7.99

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AUGUST 2012 Plastichic Light Clay Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 7 box 235mm x 230 x 65mm 5 backgrounds, 4 jars of clay, accessories & instructions 3070900089129 £19.99

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Ages 5+ 16 pat terns & 36 animals 9781594614828 £7.99

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SEPTEMBER 2012 Dragons Art by Numbers Gouaches Produced by Djeco Ages 7 – 12 box 295 x 230 x 40mm 4 illustrated plates, 8 gouache pots, 2 brushes & instructions 3070900086555 £19.99

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Europe Sticker Collection Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 3 – 7 120 reusable stickers fold-out landscape, region map & glossary 228 x 228mm 9781587592898 £8.95

Africa Sticker Collection Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 3 – 7 120 reusable stickers fold-out landscape, region map & glossary 228 x 228mm 9781587592737 £8.95

Latin America Sticker Collection Produced by Putumayo World Music

Ages 3 – 7 120 reusable stickers fold-out landscape, region map & glossary 228 x 228mm 9781587592850 £8.95

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JULY 2012 Origami Animals Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 10 24 sheets of 203 x 203mm origami paper, stickers & instructions 3070900087613 £5.99

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JULY 2012 Origami Faces Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 10 24 sheets of 203 x 203mm origami paper, stickers & instructions 3070900087620 £5.99

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JULY 2012 Origami Bird Game Produced by Djeco

Ages 4 – 10 24 sheets of 203 x 203mm origami paper, stickers & instructions 3070900087644 £5.99

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Get busy! Draw, decorate or paint a scene with these fun stickers and activity books. New!

JUNE 2012 Animals Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088412 £2.99

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JUNE 2012 Let’s Go! Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088443 £2.99

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JUNE 2012 Knights Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088313 £2.99

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JUNE 2012 Pirates Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages 3+ 160 colourful stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900088399 £2.99

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JUNE 2012 Medallions Stickers Produced by Djeco

Ages3+ 160 gold-embossed stickers 4 sheets 215 x 230mm 3070900096103 £3.99


Pirates Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter Ages 4 – 8 16pp 2pp reusable stickers 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846862175 £3.99

The Animal Boogie Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter Ages 4 – 8 16pp 2pp reusable stickers 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846862847 £3.99

Go graphic! The activities in these fun activity books have been specially created to help 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

Whole World Fun Eco Activities Illustrated by Christopher Corr Ages 4 – 8 24pp 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846862205 £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

Bear at Work Fun Activities Illustrated by Debbie Harter Ages 4 – 8 16pp 2pp reusable stickers 270 x 225mm Paperback 9781846864438 £3.99

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Cooperative games When you play these fun problem-solving games, everyone wins!

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MAY 2012 Hoot Owl Hoot! Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom Help the owls return to their nest before the sun rises! This game can be made more challenging simply by adding more owl tokens into the game, making it fun and adjustable for players of all ages. Everyone is a winner, and the cooperative nature of the game builds children’s self-esteem and teaches them that playing together can be fun! Ages 5+ Box 311 x 229 x 38mm game board & playing pieces 643356046768 £10.99

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JULY 2012 Mermaid Island Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom Ages 5+ Box 311 x 229 x 38mm game board & playing pieces 643356046775 £10.99

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MAY 2012 Seeds for the Birds Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom Ages 3+ Box 311 x 229 x 38mm game board & playing pieces 643356049547 £10.99

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JULY 2012 Stone Soup Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom Ages 4+ Box 311 x 229 x 38mm game board & playing pieces 634456046799 £10.99

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MAY 2012 Count Your Chickens! Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

Ages 3+ Box 311 x 229 x 38mm game board & playing pieces 643356046782 £10.99

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JULY 2012 Snug as a Bug in a Rug! Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

Ages 3 – 6 Box 269 x 269 x 54mm game board & playing pieces 643356049561 £10.99

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It’s playtime! These games, puzzles and play scenes will engage children for hours.

Children of the World Memory Game Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Improve memory skills by matching boys and girls from different countries, learn thirty-six ways to say ‘hello’ and have lots of fun along the way! Featuring original characters and their friends from the popular singalong If You’re Happy and You Know It! Ages 4 – 7 Box 210 x 220 x 25mm 72 cards 9781846865374 £10.99 Multicultural; Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Let’s play! With all the cards facing down, pick two cards and try to match a boy and a girl from each country. The girl cards tell you the country they are from, while the boy cards tell you how to say ‘hello’ in their native language.

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Around the World 100 Piece Puzzle Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Ages 5 – 10 300 x 440mm 100-piece puzzle keepsake tin 9781846865244 £12.99

Landmarks of the World 63 Piece Puzzle Illustrated by Christopher Corr Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Map of the World Play Scene Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Ages 5+ finished size 350 x 410mm 63-piece puzzle 9780735320871 £12.99

Ages 4 – 9 3 sheets of reusable vinyl stickers & sticker board 228 x 304mm CLOSED 9781846865275 £10.99

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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 £12.99

MAY 2012 Batabanga Card Game Produced by Djeco

ages 5+ box 156 x 117 x 28mm 60 cards 3070900051959 £10.99

New!

AUGUST 2012 BonoMix Card Game Produced by Djeco

ages 5+ box 156 x 117 x 28mm 54 cards & 60 tokens 3070900051966 £10.99

Princesses 100 Piece Puzzle Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Produced by Mudpuppy Press

New!

pictured on page 23. Ages 5+ finished size 300 x 440mm 100-piece puzzle keepsake tin 9780735308435 £12.99

AUGUST 2012 Enchanted Fishing Game Produced by Djeco

Ages 2+ Box 280 x 150 x 25mm 2 fishing rods, 12 fish & an underwater scene 3070900016507 £15.99

Life on Earth Matching Game Produced by eeBoo Ages 5+ Box 240 x 184MM 48 Pieces, each 63 x 63MM 689196599637 £12.99

On the Farm Mini Play Scene Illustrated by Clare Beaton Produced by Mudpuppy Press pictured on page 115. Ages 3+ 2 sheets of reusable stickers & sticker board 254mm x 203mm closed 9780735320819 £6.99

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Puzzles for little ones These simple, colourful puzzles are made for busy little hands.

New!

‘My son LOVES all Barefoot Books puzzles! I love that it keeps his brain at work along with keeping him occupied!’

— Tabitha baldwin

Barefoot Books Ambassador

MARCH 2012 The Journey Home from Grandpa’s 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Learn about modes of transport with these puzzles based on our singalong, The Journey Home from Grandpa’s. The 12-piece puzzle and 24-piece puzzle both show different scenes of vehicles on the go. Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846867453 £9.99

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MARCH 2012 Over in the Meadow 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Jill McDonald

Port Side Pirates! 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Debbie Harter

The Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Mother Goose First Puzzles Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Bear on the Go First Puzzles Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Dinosaur Block Puzzle

Baby Animals Block Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Our World Floor Puzzle Produced by Mudpuppy Press

Driving my Tractor 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by David Sim

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846865732 £9.99

Ages 3 – 8 Box 110 x 105 x 110mm finished size 108 x 108mm 36-piece puzzle 9781846868214 £8.99

Ages 2+ Box size 165 x 165 x 57mm finished size 152 x 152mm 9 cubes, 6 puzzles 9781846865251 £10.99

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846867460 £9.99

Ages 2+ Box 130x 130 x 100mm 4 different 4-piece puzzles 9781846865268 £8.99

Ages 3 – 6 Box size 165 x 165 x 57mm finished size 152 x 152mm 9 cubes, 6 puzzles 9780735301740 £10.99

Ages 3 – 7 Box 168 x 203 x 60mm finished size 185 x 225mm 12-piece and 24-piece puzzle 9781846866661 £9.99

Ages 2 – 4 Box 130 x 130 x 100mm 4 different 4-piece puzzles 9781846868221 £8.99

Ages 3+ finished size 610 x 914mm 24-jumbo piece puzzle 9780735306554 £15.99

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Title index

Books [A ] Abominable Snowman, The (PB), 7 Adventures of Achilles, The (HBCD*, PB*), 13, 18 Adventures of Odysseus, The (HBCD*, PB), 13, 19 African Animals ABC (PB), 63, 120 African Tales (PB), 61 Alligator Alphabet (BB), 118 Animal Boogie, The (HBCDX, PBCDX), 92 Animal Boogie Fun Activities, The (PB), 92, 133 Arabian Nights, The (HB, PB), 29, 51 Arthur of Albion (HB, PB), 12, 29 [ B] Babushka (PB), 65 Baby’s First Book (HB), 123 Baby’s First Journal (HB), 123 Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The (PBCD), 82 Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, The (HBCD), 27 Barefoot Book of Blessings, The (HB), 66 Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The (PB), 50 Barefoot Book of Classic Poems, The (HB), 36 Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The (HBCD), 27 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The (HB), 82 Barefoot Book of Faeries, The (HBCD, PBCD), 26 Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The (HB), 25 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The (HBCD*), 34 Barefoot Book of Knights, The (HBCD, PBCD), 21 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The (HBCD), 35 Barefoot Book of Pirates, The (HBCD, PBCD), 21 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The (HBCD, PBCD), 23 Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera, The (PBCD), 37 Barefoot Books World Atlas (HB), 43 Bear about Town (BB, PB), 108 Bear about Town / L’Ours dans la ville (PB), 110 Bear about Town / Oso en la ciudad (PB), 110 Bear at Home (BB, PB), 108 Bear at Home / L’Ours à la maison (PB), 110 Bear at Home / Oso en casa (PB), 110 Bear at Work (BB, PB), 109 Bear at Work / L’Ours au travail (PB*), 111 Bear at Work / Oso en el trabajo (PB*), 111 Bear at Work Fun Activities (PB), 109, 133 Bear in a Square (BB, PB), 107 Bear in a Square / L’Ours dans un carré (PB), 111 Bear in a Square / Oso en un cuadrado (PB), 111 Bear in Sunshine (BB, PB), 108

Bear in Sunshine / L’Ours au soleil (PB), 111 Bear in Sunshine / Oso bajo el sol (PB), 111 Bear on a Bike (BB, PB), 108 Bear’s Birthday (BB, PB), 107 Bear’s Busy Family (BB, HB, PB), 109 Bear’s Busy Family / La familia ocupada de Oso (PB*), 111 Bear’s Busy Family / La famille active de l’Ours (PB*), 111 Bear Takes a Trip (BB*, PB*), 106 Beeman, The (PB), 78 Boy Who Grew Flowers, The (HB, PB*), 38 [C ] Calendar of Festivals, A (PB), 67 Catch that Goat! (PB), 61 Clare Beaton’s Action Rhymes (BB), 123 Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes (BB*), 122 Clare Beaton’s Farmyard Rhymes (BB*), 122 Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes (BB), 123 Cleo’s Alphabet Book (BB, PB), 119 Cleo’s Colour Book (BB, PB), 119 Cleo’s Counting Book (BB, PB), 119 Counting Cockatoos (BB), 118 Creepy Crawly Calypso (PBCDX*), 104 [ D] Dotty Spotty Doodles (PB), 133 Dragon on the Doorstep, A (PBCDX*), 105 Driving my Tractor (PBCDX*), 96 [E] Elephant Dance (PB), 57 Elusive Moose (BB, HB, PB), 116 Emily’s Tiger (PB), 32 [ F ] Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The (PBCD), 26 Faery’s Gift, The (HBCD), 24 Farmyard Jamboree, The (HBCD, PBCDX*), 97 Feathered Ogre, The (PB), 6 Finn at Clee Point (PB*), 10 Fireside Stories (HB), 64 [G] Genius of Leonardo, The (HB), 85 Gift, The (HB), 81 Gigantic Turnip, The (HBCD, PBCD, PB), 15 Grandpa’s Garden (HB*, PB*), 70 Great Race, The (HB, PB), 55 Greatest Gift, The (HB), 65 [H] Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon (HB, PB), 73 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (HBCD, PBCDX), 90 Hidden Hippo (BB, PB), 62, 116 How Big is a Pig? (BB, PB), 114 How Loud is a Lion? (BB, PB), 62, 114

*new title; (HB) Hardback; (PB) Paperback; (HBCD) Hardback with CD; (PBCD) paperback with CD; (d) Deck with cards

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[I] I Could Be, You Could Be (PB*), 103 I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur (BB, PB), 113 I Took the Moon for a Walk (PB, LBB), 126 I Wish I Were a Pilot (BB, PB), 101 If You’re Happy and You Know It! (HBCD, PBCDX), 90 Indian Tales (PB), 57 [J] Jack and the Beanstalk (HBCD, PBCD), 15 Journey Home from Grandpa’s, The (HBCDX, PBCDX), 98 Journey Home from Grandpa’s Fun Activities, The (PB), 99, 133 [ K] Kangaroos Have Joeys (LBB), 120 Kids’ Garden (D), 71 Kids’ Kitchen (D), 72 Kite Princess, The (HBCD*, PBCD*), 22 Knick Knack Paddy Whack (HBCD, PBCDX, PBCD), 91 [ L] Lin Yi’s Lantern (PB*), 52 Listen, Listen (LBB), 126 Little Leap Forward (HB, PB), 53 Little Red Riding Hood (HBCD*, PBCD*), 14 Lola’s Fandango (HBCD, PBCD), 39 [M] Magic Train Ride, The (PBCDX*, PB), 100 Mama Panya’s Pancakes (PB), 60 Mother Goose Remembers (HBCD), 125 Mother of Monsters, The (PB), 6 Motherbridge of Love (HB), 53 Mrs. Moon (HBCD), 124 My Daddy is a Pretzel (PB), 75 My Granny Went to Market (HB, PB), 44 My Mama Earth (HB*), 80 [N] Never Trust a Tiger (PB*), 4 [O] Octopus Opposites (BB, HB), 118 Off We Go to Mexico! (HB, PB), 48 One City, Two Brothers (HB), 66 One Moose, Twenty Mice (BB, PB), 121 Over in the Meadow (HBCDX, PBCDX*), 78, 91 [ P] Parrot Tico Tango, The (PB, PBCD), 79 Pirates Fun Activities (PB), 94, 133 Playtime Rhymes for Little People (HBCD), 124 Port Side Pirates! (HBCDX, PBCDX, PB), 94 Prince’s Bedtime, The (HB, PBCD, PB), 32 Princess and the White Bear King, The (PBCD), 24

[ R] Raiders, The (PB*), 11 Real Princess, The (PBCD), 23 Riddle Me This! (PB), 17 Robin Hood (PB*, HB*), 12, 28 Ruby’s School Walk (HB, PB*), 31 Ruby’s Sleepover (HB*, PB*), 30 [S] Secret Seahorse (BB, PB), 112 Shakespeare’s Storybook (PBCD, PB), 37, 59 Shape Song Swingalong, The (HBCDX, PBCDX), 88 Ship Shapes (BB, PB*), 101 Shipwreck, The (PB), 10 Shopping with Dad (HB, PB), 33 Shrinking Sam (PB), 33 Skip through the Seasons (LBB, HB, PB), 127 Snow Queen, The (PB), 9 Snowstorm, The (PB*), 11 Someone I Like (HB), 37 Sounds Around Town, The (LBB, PB), 127 Star Seeker (PB), 84 Starlight Sailor (HB), 125 Stories from the Silk Road (PB), 54 Story of Divaali, The (HB, PB), 56 Story Tree, The (HBCD, PBCD), 16 Storytime (HB, PBCD), 17 [T] Tales from Old Ireland (HBCD, PBCD), 58 Tales of Mystery and Magic (HBCD), 20 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder (HBCD, PBCD), 20 Talk with Me! (BB), 117 Tear Thief, The (PBCD), 25 Tenzin’s Deer (HB, PB), 54 Terrible Chenoo, The (PB), 7 There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch (BB, PB), 115 Thesaurus Rex (PB), 105 Three Billy Goats Gruff, The (PBCD), 16 Tortoise’s Gift, The (PB*), 4 Twelve Dancing Princesses, The (PB*), 8 [U] Up, Up, Up! (HBCD, PBCDX), 102 Up and Down the Andes (HB, PB), 48 [W ] Walk with Me! (BB), 117 Walking through the Jungle (PBCDX, PB), 103 We All Go Travelling By (PBCDX), 100 We All Went on Safari (HB, PB), 46 We’re Riding on a Caravan (HB, PB), 49 (continued)

(HBCDx) Hardback with enhanced CD; (PBCDx) paperback with enhanced CD; (BB) Board book; (LBB) large board book

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(Title index, continued) We’re Roaming in the Rainforest (HB, PB), 47 We’re Sailing Down the Nile (HB, PB), 47 We’re Sailing to Galapagos (HB, PB), 49 What’s This? (PB), 71 Where’s the Cat? (BB), 117 Who Are You? (BB), 117 Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? (BB, PB), 115 Whole World (PBCDX*), 83 Whole World Fun Eco Activities (PB), 83, 133 Who’s in the Farmyard? (LBB*), 76, 97 Who’s in the Forest? (LBB), 77 Who’s in the Garden? (LBB), 77 Winter Shadow (HB, PB), 9 Wise Fool, The (HB), 51 [Y] Yoga Planet (D), 74 Yoga Pretzels (D), 74 [Z ] Zig Zag Zebra (PB), 133 Zoë and her Zebra (BB, PB), 121

Map of the World Play Scene, 44, 137 Medallions Stickers*, 66, 132 On the Farm Mini Play Scene, 115, 137 Origami Animals*, 120, 131 Origami Bird Game*, 51, 131 Origami Faces*, 90, 131 Plastichic Light Clay*, 79, 130 Pirates Fun Activities (PB), 94, 133 Pirates Stickers*, 21, 94, 132 Ribbon Chain*, 130 Whole World Fun Eco Activities (PB), 83, 133 Zig Zag Zebra (PB), 133

Bilingual Books Bear about Town / L’Ours dans la ville (PB), 110 Bear about Town / Oso en la ciudad (PB), 110 Bear at Home / L’Ours à la maison (PB), 110 Bear at Home / Oso en casa (PB), 110 Bear at Work / L’Ours au travail (PB*), 111 Bear at Work / Oso en el trabajo (PB*), 111 Bear in a Square / L’Ours dans un carré (PB), 111 Bear in a Square / Oso en un cuadrado (PB), 111 Bear in Sunshine / L’Ours au soleil (PB), 111 Bear in Sunshine / Oso bajo el sol (PB), 111 Bear’s Busy Family / La familia ocupada de Oso (PB*), 111 Bear’s Busy Family / La famille active de l’Ours (PB*), 111

Music CDs Acoustic Dreamland CD, 124 African Dreamland CD, 61 African Playground CD, 61 Animal Playground CD, 93 Asian Dreamland CD, 55 Caribbean Playground CD, 49 Celtic Christmas CD*, 65 Celtic Dreamland CD, 125 Christmas Around the World CD, 67 Dreamland CD, 124 European Playground CD, 59 Family Christmas CD, 65 French Playground CD, 59 Instrumental Dreamland CD*, 124 Jazz Playground CD, 91 Kids World Party CD, 44 Latin Playground CD, 49 New Orleans Christmas CD, 65 New Orleans Playground CD, 91 Reggae Playground CD, 93 Rock & Roll Playground CD, 93 Sing Along with Putumayo CD, 89 World Playground CD, 44 Yoga CD, 75

Arts & Crafts Africa Sticker Collection, 61, 131 Animal Boogie Fun Activities, The (PB), 92, 133 Animal Chain*, 130 Animals Stickers*, 112, 121, 132 Bear at Work Fun Activities (PB), 109, 133 Chain Letter*, 130 Dotty Spotty Doodles (PB), 133 Dragons Art by Numbers Gouaches*, 55, 130 Europe Sticker Collection, 59, 131 Journey Home from Grandpa’s Fun Activities, The (PB), 99, 133 Knights Stickers*, 21, 132 Latin America Sticker Collection, 48, 131 Let’s Go! Stickers*, 101, 132

Puppets African Wildlife Playset*, 63 Bee Puppet, 78 Black Bear Finger Puppet, 77 Black Sheep Finger Puppet, 77, 97 Bo Peep’s Woolly Sheep Puppet, 123 Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppet, 77 Elephant Puppet, 57, 92 Fox Finger Puppet, 77 Giraffe Puppet, 62 Hedgehog Finger Puppet, 77 Hippo Puppet, 62 Ladybird Puppet, 104 Lion Puppet, 62

App for iPad® Barefoot World Atlas*, 43

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Macaw Finger Puppet, 79, 95 Moose Finger Puppet, 121 Octopus Puppet, 118 Owl Finger Puppet, 77 Panda Puppet, 54 Pirate Puppet*, 94 Polar Bear Puppet, 24 Princess Flower Finger Puppet, 23 Princess Puppet, 23 Red Dragon Puppet, 54 Scarlet Macaw Puppet, 79, 95 White Bunny Rabbit Puppet, 127 Zebra Puppet, 121 Puzzles, Games, Etc. Africa Sticker Collection, 61, 131 Animal ABC Ring Flash Cards, 120, 137 Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle, The, 92, 139 Around the World 100 Piece Puzzle, 44, 137 Baby Animals Block Puzzle, 115, 139 Batabanga Card Game*, 63, 137 Bear on the Go First Puzzles, 108, 139 BonoMix Card Game*, 137 Children of the World Memory Game, 45, 136 Count Your Chickens! Board Game*, 135

Dinosaur Block Puzzle, 113, 139 Driving my Tractor 2-in-a-Box Puzzle, 97, 139 Enchanted Fishing Game*, 113, 137 Europe Sticker Collection, 59, 131 Hoot Owl Hoot! Board Game*, 134 Journey Home from Grandpa’s 2-in-a-Box Puzzle, The*, 99, 138 Landmarks of the World 63 Piece Puzzle, 45, 137 Latin America Sticker Collection, 48, 131 Life on Earth Matching Game, 83, 137 Map of the World Play Scene, 44, 137 Mermaid Island Board Game*, 135 Mother Goose First Puzzles, 125, 139 On the Farm Mini Play Scene, 115, 137 Origami Animals*, 120, 131 Origami Bird Game*, 51, 131 Origami Faces*, 90, 131 Our World Floor Puzzle, 45, 139 Over in the Meadow 2-in-a-Box Puzzle*, 78, 91, 139 Port Side Pirates! 2-in-a-Box Puzzle, 95, 139 Princesses 100 Piece Puzzle, 23, 137 Seeds for the Birds Board Game*, 135 Snug as a Bug in a Rug! Board Game*, 135 Stone Soup Board Game*, 135

‘The books have amazing illustrations and great stories that make learning fun. I really appreciate the thought that went into all the little details in each book. We love them all and so does our son!’ — Felicity Hernandez, via facebook

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Contributors index [A ] Adams, Steve, 38 Adler, Naomi, 82 Alakija, Polly, 61 Amador, Brian, 79 Amador Family, 39 Archer, Micha, 39, 51 Arenson, Roberta, 16, 71, 72 [ B] Baker-Smith, Grahame, 12, 28 Balit, Christina, 13, 19 Baptiste, Baron, 75 Barroux, 103, 133 Baruzzi, Agnese, 20 Bass, Jules, 73 Batt, Tanya Robyn, 24, 26 Bauer, Stephanie, 118 Beaton, Clare, 62, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 137, 139 Bell, Juliet Clare, 22 Bell, Siobhan, 100, 101 Bird, Fiona, 72 Blackstone, Stella, 17, 44, 62, 63, 101, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 127 Broadbent, Jim, 17, 32 Browne, Philippa-Alys, 63, 120 Butler, Caroline, 125 [C ] Cairns, Julia, 46, 60 Calcutt, David, 12, 28 Cameron, Marie, 50 Cann, Helen, 10, 11, 27, 34, 35, 49, 53, 64, 67 Carluccio, Maria, 127 Casey, Dawn, 55, 82 Ceccoli, Nicoletta, 24, 25 Chamberlin, Mary, 60 Chamberlin, Rich, 60 Chapman, Laura-Kate, 22 Chauffrey, Célia, 14 Chödzin, Sherab, 50 Cis, Valeria, 78 Cohen, Whitney, 71 Collins, Mark, 94, 96

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Corduner, Alan, 34 Corr, Christopher, 44, 45, 48, 57, 83, 133, 137 Crabtree, Sally, 100 Crane, Nick, 43 Curtis, Carolyn, 126 Cusack, Niamh, 24 [ D] Dean, David, 43 Dearborn, Sabrina, 66 Dobbins, Jan, 96 Don, Lari, 4, 14 Doyle, Malachy, 25, 58 Duffy, Carol Ann, 25, 36, 81 [E] Engel, Christiane, 91 Esplugas, Sonia, 100 Evetts-Secker, Josephine, 34, 35 [F] Farrow, Clare, 53 Fatus, Sophie, 6, 7, 16, 17, 23, 45, 65, 74, 75, 90, 97, 98, 99, 133, 136, 138 Finch, Mary, 16 Fronty, Aurélia, 48, 66 Fry, Stella, 70 [G] Gannij, Joan, 62, 116 Gershator, Phillis, 76, 77, 97, 126 Gilchrist, Cherry, 54, 67 Griffin, Rachel, 26, 61 Grover, Max, 101 Guay, Rebecca, 27 Guber, Tara, 74 [H] Hall, Amanda, 82 Harter, Debbie, 73, 92, 94, 95, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 117, 133, 139 Harvey, Matt, 33 Head, Anthony, 21 Heine, Theresa, 57, 84 Hénaff, Carole, 13, 18, 29, 51 Hoffman, Mary, 8 Hooper, Nick, 125 Hope, Richard, 15, 21 Horn, Sandra Ann, 65 Husain, Shahrukh, 37, 51

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[ J] Jay, Alison, 126 Johnson, Richard, 9 [ K] Kalish, Leah, 74 Katz, Susan B., 80 King, Bob, 97 Kletter, Dana, 124 Knight, Richard, 9, 10 Kohn, Alexandra, 50 Krebs, Laurie, 46, 47, 48, 49, 78 [ L] Lacombe, Benjamin, 52 Landmann, Bimba, 85 Langham, Tony, 104 Latimer, Miriam, 30, 31, 32, 33 Launay, Melissa, 80 Love, Richard, 104 Lowes, Sarah, 9 Lumley, Jemima, 98 Lupton, Hugh, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [M] MacDonald, Margaret Read, 97 Manna, Giovanni, 10, 21, 37 Masse, Josée, 53 Matthews, Caitlín, 23, 64 Matthews, John, 12, 21, 29 Mayer, Danuta, 54 Mayhew, James, 37, 59, 125 McDonald, Jill, 76, 77, 78, 91, 97, 139 McQuinn, Anna, 90 Mhlophe, Gcina, 61 Miss Clara, 8, 9 Mistry, Nilesh, 54, 56 Mockford, Caroline, 71, 117, 119 Morden, Daniel, 13, 18, 19 Morris, Jackie, 36, 65, 125 Moxley, Sheila, 57, 70 [N] Nanji, Shenaaz, 57 Newey, Gail, 26 Nicholls, Judith, 37 [O] O’Connell, Maura, 58 Oldfield, Rachel, 102 Oppenheim, Joanne, 32 Owen, Karen, 103

[ P] Parnell, Fran, 6, 7 Penner, Fred, 83, 90, 92, 98, 100, 103, 105 [ R] Reed, Susan, 78, 90, 91, 102, 124 Restelli, Grazia, 49 Richardson, Miranda, 24, 37 Riel, Jørn, 10, 11 Roberts, Sheena, 100 Ryan, Patrick, 37, 59 Ryan, Rob, 81 [S] Seaworthy, Oscar, 94 Sharkey, Niamh, 15, 20, 58 Sim, David, 88, 96, 97, 139 Smith, Chris, 66 Soros, Barbara, 54 Spencer, Charles, 125 Staunton, Imelda, 14, 22 Steinberg, Laya, 105 Stemple, Heidi E.Y., 27 Stevenson, Juliet, 23, 25, 27, 35 SteveSongs, 88, 91 Summers, Susan, 65 [T] Tarnowska, Wafa’, 29, 51 Tatarnikov, Pavel, 12, 29 Tavares, Victor, 84 Tolstoy, Aleksei, 15 Townsend, Dave, 125 [V] Verenieks, Ellen, 15, 16 Verma, Jatinder, 56 Visconti, Guido, 85 [W ] Walker, Richard, 15, 21 Whelan, Olwyn, 21, 23, 66, 137 White, Kathryn, 30, 31 Williams, Brenda, 23, 52 Williamson, Melanie, 4 Wilson, Anne, 17, 47, 55, 82 Witte, Anna, 39, 79 Wojtowicz, Jen, 38 Wolfson, Margaret, 23 [Y] Yolen, Jane, 27 Yue, Guo, 53


Geographic index Africa African Animals ABC, 63, 120 Hidden Hippo, 62, 116 How Loud is a Lion?, 62, 114 Egypt Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera, The, 37 We’re Sailing Down the Nile, 47 Ethiopia African Tales, 61 Ghana African Tales, 61 Kenya Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Mama Panya’s Pancakes, 60 Lesotho African Tales, 61 Malawi African Tales, 61 Mali Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Morocco Barefoot Book of Pirates, The, 21 Namibia African Tales, 61 Nigeria Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 Catch that Goat!, 61 Senegal African Tales, 61 South Africa Mother of Monsters, The, 6 Sudan African Tales, 61 Swaziland African Tales, 61 Tanzania We All Went on Safari, 46 West Africa Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 20 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 Zambia Tortoise’s Gift, The, 4 Asia Armenia Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 China Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Blessings, The, 66 Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 50

Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 Great Race, The, 55 Lin Yi’s Lantern, 52 Little Leap Forward, 53 Motherbridge of Love, 53 Stories from the Silk Road, 54 We’re Riding on a Caravan, 49 India Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 50 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Elephant Dance, 57 Indian Tales, 57 Riddle Me This!, 17 Story Tree, The, 16 Storytime, 17 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 20 Indonesia Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 20 Israel One City, Two Brothers, 66 Japan Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 50 Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Barefoot Book of Pirates, The, 21 Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Kazakhstan Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 Korea Never Trust a Tiger, 4 Nepal Abominable Snowman, The, 7 Russia Babushka, 65 Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Fireside Stories, 64 Gigantic Turnip, The, 15 Riddle Me This!, 17 Story Tree, The, 16 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 (continued)

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(Geographic index, continued) Tibet Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 50 Tenzin’s Deer, 54 Thailand Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Turkey Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Wise Fool, The, 51 Australia Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 Europe Austria Fireside Stories, 64 Czech Republic Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Fireside Stories, 64 Denmark Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Snow Queen, The, 9 Storytime, 17 England Arthur of Albion, 12, 29 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera, The, 37 Finn at Clee Point, 10 Jack and the Beanstalk, 15 Over in the Meadow, 78, 91 Riddle Me This!, 17 Robin Hood, 12, 28 Shakespeare’s Storybook, 37, 59 Storytime, 17 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 France Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 Genius of Leonardo, The, 85 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 Georgia Riddle Me This!, 17 Germany Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Barefoot Book of Pirates, The, 21

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Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera, The, 37 Story Tree, The, 16 Greece Adventures of Achilles, The, 13, 18 Adventures of Odysseus, The, 13, 19 Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Ireland Barefoot Book of Pirates, The, 21 Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Tales from Old Ireland, 58 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 Italy Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera, The, 37 Feathered Ogre, The, 6 Genius of Leonardo, The, 85 Norway Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Story Tree, The, 16 Poland Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Scandinavia Barefoot Book of Pirates, The, 21 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 Story Tree, The, 16 Storytime, 17 Three Billy Goats Gruff, The, 16 Scotland Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Pirates, The, 21 Fireside Stories, 64 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 20 Spain Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 20 Sweden Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 Switzerland Storytime, 17 Ukraine Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Wales Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 North America Terrible Chenoo, The, 7 Canada Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Fireside Stories, 64 Cuba Riddle Me This!, 17


Greenland Raiders, The, 11 Snowstorm, The, 11 Shipwreck, The, 10 Haiti Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 Hawaii Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 Mexico Off We Go to Mexico!, 48 St. Vincent, West Indies Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 United States Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 Riddle Me This!, 17 South America Argentina Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Amazon Basin We’re Roaming in the Rainforest, 47 Brazil Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 82 Chile Tales of Mystery and Magic, 20 Galapagos Islands We’re Sailing to Galapagos, 49 Peru Up and Down the Andes, 48

Global Barefoot Books World Atlas, 43 Barefoot World Atlas app for iPad®*, 43 Children of the World Memory Game, 45, 136 My Granny Went to Market, 44

‘Some of the best children’s books in print... hands down’

— Lori, via facebook

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Spiritual and cultural index Arabian Arabian Nights, The, 29, 51 Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Bantu, South Africa Mother of Monsters, The, 6 Buddhist Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 50 Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Tenzin’s Deer, 54 Celtic Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Christian Babushka, 65 Barefoot Book of Blessings, The, 66 Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Genius of Leonardo, The, 85 Greatest Gift, The, 65 One City, Two Brothers, 66 Cree, North America Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20

Dinka, Sudan Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Hindu Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Elephant Dance, 57 Story of Divaali, The, 56 Inuit Raiders, The, 11 Snowstorm, The, 11 Shipwreck, The, 10 Iroquois, North America Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Islamic Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 One City, Two Brothers, 66 Wise Fool, The, 51 Jewish Barefoot Book of Blessings, The, 66 Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35

Calendar of Festivals, A, 67 Fabrics of Fairy Tale, The, 26 One City, Two Brothers, 66 Story Tree, The, 16 Kalmuck, Central Asia Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Micmac / Passamquoddy, Native American Terrible Chenoo, The, 7 Muskogee, Native American Barefoot Book of Father & Daughter Tales, The, 34 Persian Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, 23 Shawnee, Native American Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, The, 25 Slavic Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales, The, 35

‘As we’re piled up on the couch this morning with a pile of Barefoot Books in front of us, my six-year-old, with tears in his eyes, says: “Mum, I just feel like most of my favourite books are Barefoot Books”’ — Creena dvall

Barefoot Books Ambassador

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Awards and honours

Here are some of the many prestigious awards and honours we have earned through the years. We’re very proud! Adventures of Odysseus, The, 13, 19 Honourable Mention, London Book Festival, 2007 National Parenting Press Gold Award, 2006 Recommended by the National Literary Association Animal Boogie, The, 92 Double Gold Award, Practical Pre-School, 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2001 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2003 Arthur of Albion, 29 Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2010 Barefoot Book of Classic Poems, The, 36 Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2007 Shortlisted for the CLPE Poetry Award, 2006

Creepy Crawly Calypso, 104 Practical Pre-School Bronze Award, 2005 Driving my Tractor, 96 Recommended by the National Literary Association Elephant Dance, 57 NAPRA Nautilus Award Finalist, 2005 Elusive Moose, 116 Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2007 Faery’s Gift, The, 24 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2004

Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, The, 27 Silver IPPY Award, 2011

Gift, The, 81 Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist, 2012 Picture Book of the Year, Junior Design Awards, 2011

Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 82 NAPRA Nautilus Award Winner, 2010

Gigantic Turnip, The, 15 Books for Children, Mother Goose Award, 1999

Barefoot Book of Knights, The, 21 A Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week Recommended by the National Literary Association

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon, 73 Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 1998

Barefoot Books World Atlas, 43 Picture Book of the Year Shortlist, Junior Design Awards, 2012 Bear at Home, 108 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2001 Beeman, The, 78 Best Non-Fiction Ages 5­–7 Award, English Association, 2009 Blue Peter Book Club Selection, 2009 Catch that Goat!, 61 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2002 Cleo’s Counting Book, 119 Double Gold Practical Pre-School Award, 2003

How Big is a Pig?, 114 IRA-CBC Children’s Choice, 2001 I Could Be, You Could Be, 103 Recommended by the National Literary Association If You’re Happy and You Know It!, 90 Recommended by the National Literary Association Little Leap Forward, 53 NAPRA Nautilus Award Winner, 2010 Recommended by the National Literary Association Mama Panya’s Pancakes, 60 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2006 (continued)

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(Awards and honours index, continued) Mother Goose Remembers, 125 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2001

Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 20 Bisto Book of the Year Award, 1999 Books for Children Mother Goose Award, 1999

My Daddy is a Pretzel, 75 NAPRA Nautilus Award Finalist, 2005

Tear Thief, The, 25 Shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award, 2008

My Granny Went to Market, 44 Practical Pre-School Silver Award, 2005

Tenzin’s Deer, 54 NAPRA Nautilus Award Winner, 2004

Playtime Rhymes for Little People, 124 Top Five Baby Book Selection, The Guardian Children’s Supplement, 2001

We All Went on Safari, 46 Book of the Year Award, Child Magazine, 2003 Gold Practical Pre-School Award, 2004 Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2004 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2004

Ruby’s School Walk, 31 Recommended by the National Literary Association

We All Go Travelling By, 100 Silver Practical Pre-School Award, 2004

Skip through the Seasons, 127 Practical Pre-School Silver Award, 2005 Recommended by the National Literary Association

Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo?, 115 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2005

Snow Queen, The, 9 Recommended by the National Literary Association

Who’s in the Garden?, 77 Recommended by the National Literary Association

Tales from Old Ireland, 58 A Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 2001 IBBY Honour List Nominee, 2002 Shortlisted for the Bisto Award, 2001

‘Always full of colour, culture and glorious artwork, Barefoot Books often support their storytelling with factual sections about the different ways people live: really enlightening for curious minds’ — JUNO MAGAZINE

‘Barefoot Books are, like childhood itself should be, magical, special and precious’ — Carol ann duffy

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‘Your attention to diversity, acceptance and creativity is a much-needed and welcome resource. We all love your books!’ — debra messing

‘I became an Ambassador for Barefoot Books because I believe children have to get books like this’ — Alex Paton

Parent

‘I can’t wait to start using your wonderful books in schools’ — Elizabeth Lamont

Teacher

‘Barefoot Books are always appreciated by our customers’ — Nic Bottomley

Bookseller

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Join us. Live Barefoot. We have been Living Barefoot since we started Barefoot Books in 1992. We have gone from working in our homes, surrounded by children, dogs, faxes, cats and couriers, to building a worldwide network of Barefooters. You may have met one. You may even be one already. So what is Living Barefoot all about? It’s about our children exploring the world around them and finding their place within it. It’s about the power of sharing a story. It’s about all kinds of people coming together to shape young minds. Close your eyes and imagine a wheel. At the hub of the wheel are the Barefoot Books Studios in Concord, USA and Oxford, England. Our Studios are bookshops, and they are also community centres: places where children and adults can play, paint, explore, make friends, look at the world from different points of view and discover new talents. The spokes of the wheel are artists, storytellers, retailers, librarians. Mums, dads, uncles, aunts, grandparents. Scientists, poets, potters, cooks. These are just some of the people who become part of our Barefoot Books family. Many become Barefoot Books Ambassadors, who run their own businesses selling our imaginative and educational books and gifts, bringing art, story and adventure to their communities along the way. Come along and join the caravan. You’ll find out more in our Studios, through our network of partners, all over the digital landscape and, of course, in our books. Hop on board! It’s going to be a fabulous journey.

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