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Autumn / Winter 2014 –2015

Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children.


At Barefoot Books we believe that we can change the world. And it all starts at storytime. Our mission is to...

Share stories We believe in the transformative power of story.

Connect families We believe that families thrive when they can connect by sharing experiences together.

Inspire children

We believe in igniting the spark of creativity and compassion inside every child.

Do you believe in stories? Step inside the world of Barefoot and join us!


We’ve come a long way since Nancy and Tessa started Barefoot Books in 1992 from their homes in London and southwest England. We started with a mission to create beautiful books that spark curiosity, celebrate diversity and capture children’s imaginations. It hasn’t always been easy, but this mission has carried us through the twists and turns of growing a business that dares to be different. Barefoot has grown into a thriving global community of kids and adults alike who believe in the power of story. Whether you want to start your own business selling Barefoot or you just love our books, there are so many different ways to live Barefoot. So kick off your shoes and join us!

Tessa Strickland Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder

Jessica Kim President

Nancy Traversy CEO & Co-Founder

Boy s & Girls Clubs of Har ford Co.

Growing up Barefoot

4 For ages 0+ ............ 14 For ages 3+ ............

This catalog is organized by age level, with books for babies at the beginning running all the way to chapter books at the end. We’ve also included color-coded feet in the top corner to help you navigate between age groups.

44 For ages 8+ ............

Need more help finding the right book? Your Ambassador can help!

46 Gift guide

Background and border illustrations © Judith Gueyfier from Chandra’s Magic Light (see page 33)

48 Host a Barefoot Party

All prices listed in this catalog are suggested retail only and are subject to change. Visit us online or ask your Ambassador for current availability and pricing.

32 For ages 6+ ............

49 Become an Ambassador


Our worldwide network of Barefoot Ambassadors connects women from all walks of life who believe in the power of story. Barefoot Ambassadors captivate audiences young and old with spellbinding storytelling at our fun, festive Barefoot Parties!

Our unique, award-winning books and products connect families at storytime and inspire creativity and imagination in young readers. Illustration Š Judith Gueyfier from Chandra’s Magic Light (see page 33)


By sharing stories in their communities, Barefoot Ambassadors touch the hearts and minds of children all over the world.

Join us.

Barefoot Parties aren’t just for kids! Grown-ups can gather for food, fun and conversation, and talk about connecting with their families through stories.

Live Barefoot! Barefoot Books is an international family of artists, storytellers, retailers and librarians. We’re moms, dads, uncles, aunts and grandparents. We’re scientists, poets, potters and cooks. We laugh and play. We grow and learn. We celebrate childhood. And we do it all together. Whether you want to host a Barefoot Party, become a Barefoot Ambassador or simply share our award-winning stories with your family, there are so many ways to become a part of our community. So read on and enjoy!


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Clare Beaton’s Rhymes

Buy all six & save 7000003709 $36.99 usd

Get baby’s bookshelf off on the right foot with this set of six classic rhyme books featuring Clare Beaton’s unique fabric illustrations. You can name and count the animals in Animal Rhymes, mimic the motions in Action Rhymes and curl up at the end of the day with Bedtime Rhymes. Build baby’s language and memory skills and create the foundation for a lifetime of reading. AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK

a. Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes

d. Clare Beaton’s Farmyard Rhymes

b. Clare Beaton’s Garden Rhymes

e. Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes

9781782850816 $6.99 usd

9781846864728 $6.99 usd

c. Clare Beaton’s Action Rhymes

f. Clare Beaton’s Animal Rhymes

9781846867378 $6.99 usd

9781846864735 $6.99 usd

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Nursery rhymes d n a e g a u g n a l d l i u b memory skil s!

Oh, baby! Savor baby’s first storytimes with delightful rhyme books featuring charming fabric artwork by Clare Beaton. Barefoot favorite Clare Beaton creates her signature hand-sewn illustrations from felt and vintage fabrics, beads, buttons and bric-a-brac in her North London studio.

Playtime Rhymes for Little People

Illustrated by Clare Beaton Sung by Susan Reed

Head, shoulders, knees and toes! Each of these 50 rhymes comes with instructions for an accompanying set of actions — perfect for active storytimes. Includes audio CD. AGES 0 – 5 64PP 9 X10¼ IN HARDCOVER WITH MUSIC CD 9781846861567 $19.99 usd

Mother Goose Remembers

Illustrated by Clare Beaton Composed and sung by Caroline Butler, Charles Spicer, Nick Hooper and Dave Townsend

This handsome collection of dozens of classic nursery rhyme characters from Humpty Dumpty to Little Bo Peep will invite baby back again and again. Includes audio CD.

White Bunny Rabbit Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 8 IN LONG WORKABLE HEAD AND PAWS 7000001406 $14.99 usd

Baby’s First Book

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Introduce baby to the world of reading with this interactive book of first rhymes, collages and everyday scenes to explore. Red cloth binding makes an eye-catching gift.

AGES 2+ BOX 5 X 5 X 4 IN 4 DIFFERENT 4-PIECE PUZZLES 9781846865268 $12.99 usd

AGES 0 – 4 64PP 95/8 X 95/8 IN HARDCOVER 9781846861437 $19.99 usd

AGES 0 – 5 64PP 9 X101/4 IN HARDCOVER WITH MUSIC CD 9781846860034 $19.99 usd

Mother Goose First Puzzles

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baby basics

Develop early-learning skills with these bright board books.

Bold, high-contrast il ustrations wil enchant little eyes! Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Start a storytime conversation! These colorful board books are beautifully simple, and comparing the appealing textured illustrations will give you and baby lots to talk about. AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN

Big and Small

BOARD BOOK 9781846869518 $6.99 usd

Fast and Slow

BOARD BOOK 9781846869525 $6.99 usd

Buy the pair & save 7000003710 $12.99 usd

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

A colorful introduction to letters, numbers and opposites! These cheery board books include interactive spreads for practicing new skills. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 6¼ X 7⅞ IN

Alligator Alphabet

BOARD BOOK 9781846860737 $7.99 usd

Octopus Opposites

BOARD BOOK 9781846865916 $7.99 usd

Counting Cockatoos

BOARD BOOK 9781846860614 $7.99 usd

Buy all three & save 7000003552 $21.99 usd

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One Moose, Twenty Mice

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Clare Beaton

Count from one to twenty with one moose, two crabs, three ladybugs and many more. Can you spot the cat hiding on each page? Little ones will love pointing out the funny animals while building counting skills. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781841482859 $6.99 usd 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841481296 $6.99 usd


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Cleo Series Inquisitive Cleo is always embarking on new adventures! Join her in these simple rhyming stories that feature plots designed for even the youngest readers to follow. Come and play with loveable Cleo — learn about the alphabet, colors and how to count from one to ten and back again.

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a. Cleo the Cat

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781782850519 $6.99 usd 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781841484273 $6.99 usd

d. Cleo’s Counting Book AGES 1 – 4 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841481746 $6.99 usd 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846860638 $6.99 usd

b. Cleo in the Snow

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781782850557 $6.99 usd 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781782850540 $6.99 usd

e. Cleo’s Color Book

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846864407 $6.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846860607 $6.99 usd

c. Cleo and Caspar

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781782850533 $6.99 usd 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781841489735 $6.99 usd

f. Cleo’s Alphabet Book

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841481654 $6.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846860461 $6.99 usd

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Habitat? From deep in the ocean to down on the farm, explore animal habitats in these quirky books with illustrations by Jill McDonald. Written by Phillis Gershator and illustrated by Jill McDonald

Take a trip down to the farm, into the garden and through the forest — there are lots of friendly animals waiting to play peek-a-boo! Learn about animal habitats with playful rhyming texts and collage illustrations. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 8⅝ X 8⅝ IN LARGE BOARD BOOK

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Buy all three & save 7000003208 $39.99 usd

Who’s in the Forest? 9781846864766 $14.99 usd

Who’s in the Farmyard? 9781846865749 $14.99 usd

Who’s in the Garden? 9781846864032 $14.99 usd


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From the first glimmer of inspiration for a story, the whole Barefoot community comes together to create our books and deliver them to eager young readers.

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Over in the Meadow

Produced by Folkmanis

Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed

AGES 3+ 4 IN LONG 7000001818 $8.99 usd

Over in the Meadow 2-in-a-Box Puzzle

Count from one to ten in this traditional song with mother animals and their babies. The bumpy toad, woolly sheep and fuzzy bees introduce textures. Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Illustrated by Jill McDonald AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12 AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES 9781846867460 $14.99 usd

Barefoot Books handpicks accomplished illustrators like Jill McDonald (seen here) to create books with our signature bright, bold look.

In an increasingly impersonal world, insightful Barefoot Ambassadors are experts at helping you choose the books that are just right for your children.

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867477 $9.99 usd

a. Black Bear Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 6 IN LONG 7000001252 $8.99 usd

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A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

Adapted by Jessica Law, illustrated by Jill McDonald and sung by The Flannery Brothers This madcap cumulative singalong introduces kids to the marine food chain. Be sure to dive deep into the fascinating endnotes about the animals in the song! Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Barefoot Books is a community of book lovers who share the same mission: providing high-quality content to children around the world.

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868627 $9.99 usd

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Bear’s happy antics introduce early-learning topics using simple rhymes and colorful illustrations by Debbie Harter.

f o s y a D eek! the w Bear Series Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter

A true Barefoot favorite, busy Bear is always up to something new! Learn about the building blocks of our world, like families, jobs and birthdays, through the simple stories with rhyming texts. Reinforce basic concepts like colors, shapes and counting with engaging educational endmatter. AGES 2 – 6 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK

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Five senses! Bear about Town

PAPERBACK 9781846860270 $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK 9781841483733 $6.99 usd

Bear at Work

BOARD BOOK 9781846860065 $6.99 usd

Bear’s Birthday

PAPERBACK 9781846865152 $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK 9781846865169 $6.99 usd

Bear in a Square

PAPERBACK 9781846860553 $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK 9781841482873 $6.99 usd

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Bear’s School Day

PAPERBACK 9781782850854 $6.99 usd

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Bear on the Go First Puzzles AGES 2 – 4 BOX 5 X 5 X 4 IN 4 DIFFERENT 4-PIECE PUZZLES 9781846868221 $12.99 usd

Bear on a Bike

32PP PAPERBACK 9781905236985 $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK 9781841483757 $6.99 usd

Bear’s Busy Family

PAPERBACK 9781841481531 $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK 9781841483917 $6.99 usd

Barefoot artist Debbie Harter shows a spread from her latest title, Bear’s School Day, at the 2014 Ambassador Conference.


Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

How big is a pig? How loud is a lion? Do you know? Learn opposites and contrasts, and meet a host of fabric animal friends as you seek out the answers. AGES 1 – 4 24PP

a. How Big is a Pig?

10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841487021 $6.99 usd 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781841489599 $6.99 usd

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b. How Loud is a Lion? 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846865343 $6.99 usd 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846860003 $6.99 usd

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c. Little Pig Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 8 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND LEGS 7000003467 $14.99 usd

d. Little Lion Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 7 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND PAWS 7000003464 $14.99 usd

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Hidden Hippo

Written by Joan Gannij and illustrated by Clare Beaton

Elusive Moose

Play hide-and-seek with an elusive moose in the snowy North and a hidden hippo in the hot African grasslands. Look for the title character hidden in each spread. Paperback editions include educational endnotes about the animals in each story.

32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846865336 $6.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846863295 $6.99 usd 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846860751 $6.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846860010 $6.99 usd

AGES 1 – 4

There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

An owl in the dairy? A pig in the henhouse? Come on a raucous romp through the farmyard and learn where all the naughty farm animals are supposed to be. Includes illustrated map of the farm. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781841489612 $6.99 usd

Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Travel the world with Clare Beaton’s jolly felt animals!

Penguin chicks, moose calves and zebra foals are just some of the baby animals you will meet on this colorful adventure to find out what baby kangaroos are called. AGES 3 – 6 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781905236190 $6.99 usd

Baby Animals Block Puzzle Produced by Mudpuppy Press Illustrated by Clare Beaton AGES 3+ BOX 6½ X 6½ X 2¼ IN FINISHED SIZE 6 X 6 IN 9 CUBES; 6 PUZZLES 9780735301740 $15.99 usd

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Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

“This jewel of a book will draw children back again and again”

This rhyming cumulative text, built on the familiar “I spy” refrain, is great for developing memory skills. Young readers love pointing out everything the boy sees through his telescope.

— Booklist (starred review)

The Barefoot editorial team with original art from Out of the Blue.

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9 X 8¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781782851493 $6.99 usd

Starlight Sailor

Written by James Mayhew Illustrated by Jackie Morris

Follow a small boy and his dog as they navigate the land of dreams in a paper boat. The famous “star light, star bright” refrain is just right for bedtime soothing. Includes instructions for making your own paper boat. AGES 2 – 6 24PP 85/8 X 85/8 IN LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846869365 $14.99 usd

Listen, Listen

Written by Phillis Gershator and illustrated by Alison Jay

Are you listening carefully? Hear the seasons sing in this poetic journey through the natural world. Seek-and-find endnotes explore some of the things you might see each season. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 85/8 X 85/8 IN LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 $14.99 usd

“Perfect for hours of poring over and sharing” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Dreamland CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 38:27 RUNTIME 9781587590719 $15.99 usd

Acoustic Dreamland CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 31:10 RUNTIME 9781587592775 $15.99 usd

Instrumental Dreamland CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 27:40 RUNTIME 9781587593000 $15.99 usd

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Out of the Blue

Illustrated by Alison Jay

This evocative wordless book about the mysteries of the sea offers many different narratives in Alison Jay’s intricate illustrations. Curl up together and create stories in your own words! Great for building storytelling confidence and language skills. ALL AGES 32PP 10 X 10 IN HARDCOVER 9781782850427 $16.99 usd


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I Took the Moon for a Walk Written by Carolyn Curtis Illustrated by Alison Jay

Enchanting illustrations will guide you through a reassuring lyrical exploration of the world after dark. Meet nocturnal animals and learn about phases of the moon in the educational endnotes. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841488035 $7.99 usd 85/8 X 85/8 IN LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862007 $14.99 usd

Buy Listen, Listen + I Took the Moon for a Walk board books & save 7000003209 $26.99 usd

Beloved Barefoot illustrator Alison Jay works in alkyd, a quick-drying oil-based paint. Her last step is adding a crackle varnish, which gives her work its trademark vintage appeal. Interior from I Took the Moon for a Walk | Photo by Vicky Scesa

h t o er’s love m A Motherbridge of Love Illustrated by Josée Masse

This beautiful poem offers a poignant and inspiring message to adopted children about the two mothers who love them in different ways. Text royalties are donated to the charity The Mothers’ Bridge of Love. ALL AGES 32PP 9 X 10¼ IN PAPERBACK 9781782850403 $7.99 usd

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We diversity!

This year, people everywhere have been clamoring for children’s publishers to show more diversity in their books. At Barefoot Books, that’s what we’ve been doing all along.

“. . . rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition . . . A fine addition to the word-book shelf” — Kirkus Reviews

Our books are for everyone! Kids of all colors, shapes and sizes can look at our books and find someone to identify with. Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County

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We worked with inclusivity specialist Beth Cox at Without Exception to make sure that My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words depicts a world that is inclusive to all.

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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Follow a bustling family through their busy day! Each scene is teeming with people, places and things that are labeled for vocabulary building. A must-have for every family library!

Our community of Ambassadors is made up of women of all different backgrounds and lifestyles who share a common interest in great books for kids. Does that sound like you?

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AGES 2 – 6 48PP 10 X 11¾ IN HARDCOVER 9781782850922 $19.99 usd

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Editor-in-Chief Tessa Strickland leads a lively “rocket ride” dance at the 2014 North American Ambassador Conference.

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Blast off on imaginary adventures by plane, train and rocket!

Spacecraft Folding Paper Toys Magic Train Ride

Written by Sally Crabtree, illustrated by Sonia Esplugas and sung by Sally Crabtree

Produced by Djeco

AGES 7+ 5 SHEETS OF 9¼ X 12¼ IN ORIGAMI PAPER FOR MAKING 5 MODELS 7000003699 $12.99 usd

Travel by train to magical lands while rhyme and repetition build literacy skills. Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Star Seeker

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866579 $9.99 usd

This unique blend of adventure, science and mythology introduces the celestial bodies through a rhyming text that’s perfect for reading aloud. Includes endnotes about space.

A Journey to Outer Space Written by Theresa Heine Illustrated by Victor Tavares

AGES 5 – 11 32PP 8½X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846863851 $7.99 usd

I Wish I Were a Pilot I Could Be, You Could Be Written by Karen Owen Illustrated by Barroux

This fun rhyming text explores the power of make-believe. What do you want to be today? Includes instructions for making your own mask. AGES 2 – 6 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846867637 $6.99 usd

Let’s Go! Stickers Produced by Djeco

AGES 3+ 8½X 9 IN 4 SHEETS 160 COLORFUL STICKERS 7000003059 $4.99 usd

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Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Max Grover

This brightly colored adventure introduces young travelers to lots of zippy modes of transportation. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846861680 $6.99 usd

On-the-Go Origami Aircraft Produced by Djeco

AGES 7+ 20 SHEETS OF 9¼ x 12¼ IN ORIGAMI PAPER FOR MAKING 5 MODELS 7000003525 $12.99 usd

Explore the solar system!

OCTOBER 2014

Space Song Rocket Ride Written by Sunny Scribens Illustrated by David Sim Sung by Mark Collins

Blast through the galaxy to our own solar system and explore the mysteries of space to a rocking beat. Packed with endnotes about space exploration and more. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782850984 $9.99 usd HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782850977 $16.99 usd


ROAR!

Sharpen your claws and shine your scales — it’s time to meet dragons and dinosaurs! Thesaurus Rex

Written by Laya Steinberg and illustrated by Debbie Harter Join a cheeky young T. Rex as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps! It’s a fun way to learn first synonyms. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841481807 $6.99 usd

A Dragon on the Doorstep

Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner Conquer common fears with this boisterous singalong, in which kids challenge dragons, lions and other scary beasts to a game of hide-and-seek. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868269 $9.99 usd

I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur

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Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton Travel back in time to meet a herd of dynamic dinosaurs! The fascinating endnotes are full of in-depth facts about dinosaurs and fossils.

Dinosaur Block Puzzle

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846860256 $6.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK 9781846860157 $6.99 usd

AGES 3+ BOX 6½ X 6½ X 2½ IN FINISHED SIZE 6 X 6 IN 9 CUBES; 6 PUZZLES 9781846865251 $15.99 usd

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Buy I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur paperback + Block Puzzle & save 7000003554 $19.99 usd

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Dragons and Chimeras Folding Paper Toys Produced by Djeco

AGES 7+ 5 SHEETS OF 9¼ X 12¼ IN ORIGAMI PAPER FOR MAKING 5 MODELS 7000003529 $12.99 usd

a. Dinosaur Stickers

b. T. Rex Puppet

AGES 3+ 8½X 9 IN 4 SHEETS 7000003696 $4.99 usd

AGES 3+ 6 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND ARMS 7000003695 $14.99 usd

Produced by Djeco

Produced by Folkmanis

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Watch and sing along!

Our enhanced CDs include both video animations and audio singalongs. 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD

SEPTEMBER 2014

The Wheels on the Bus

AGES 3 – 6 24PP 9781846867880 $9.99 usd

OCTOBER 2014

Space Song Rocket Ride

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781782850984 $9.99 usd

The Animal Boogie

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846866203 $9.99 usd

Creepy Crawly Calypso

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846868283 $9.99 usd

A Dragon on the Doorstep

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846868269 $9.99 usd

Driving my Tractor

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846866647 $9.99 usd

A Farmer’s Life for Me

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846867910 $9.99 usd

The Farmyard Jamboree

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846867187 $9.99 usd

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846866562 $9.99 usd

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846868627 $9.99 usd

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846866586 $9.99 usd

Knick Knack Paddy Whack

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846866593 $9.99 usd

Magic Train Ride

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846866579 $9.99 usd

Over in the Meadow

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846867477 $9.99 usd

Port Side Pirates!

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846866678 $9.99 usd

The Shape Song Swingalong

AGES 4 – 7 24PP 9781846866791 $9.99 usd

Up, Up, Up!

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846865503 $9.99 usd

Walking through the Jungle

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 9781846866609 $9.99 usd

We All Go Traveling By

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846866555 $9.99 usd

Whole World

ALL AGES 32PP 9781846868320 $9.99 usd

If You’re Happy and You Know it! AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9781846866197 $9.99 usd

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Build a singalong library! Have fun while developing reading, listening, music and movement skills Play the song on a CD player or watch the animation on a computer E  ngage little bodies and brains for fun-filled storytimes

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Not sure where to start?

If You’re Happy and You Know it! puts a multicultural spin on a classic children’s tune. Learn to say hello in 36 languages, and meet children from around the world as you clap your hands and wiggle your hips!

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Lively anima tions and ca tchy tunes w ill ge t ever yone on their feet .

“A particularly good choice for a lively group with an itch to move”

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Illustrated by Christiane Engel and sung by SteveSongs Sing along with the familiar refrain and count from one to ten with a group of young musicians. Endnotes about musical instrument families and musical scoring will encourage budding musicians. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866593 $9.99 usd

a. The Animal Boogie

Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

Produced by Djeco

Shimmy your way down to the Indian jungle to boogie with your new animal friends. This dynamic singalong is perfect for getting little ones moving and copying actions.

AGES 3+ 4 SHEETS 8½ X 9 IN 160 COLORFUL STICKERS 7000003697 $4.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866203 $9.99 usd

The Shape Song Swingalong

The Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle

Party Time Stickers

Written and sung by SteveSongs Illustrated by David Sim Sing and dance as you use shapes to draw everything from castles to cities to beachside waterslides! AGES 4 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866791 $9.99 usd

Sing Along with Putumayo CD Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 39:11 RUNTIME 9781587590801 $15.99 usd

If You’re Happy and You Know it! Adapted by Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Susan Reed

Clap, stomp and wiggle your way around the world! This infectious take on the familiar tune will have little ones rocking and rolling. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866197 $9.99 usd

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Illustrated by Debbie Harter

AGES 3 – 8 BOX 4½ X 4 X 4½ IN FINISHED SIZE 16 X 16 IN 36-PIECE PUZZLE 9781846868214 $12.99 usd

Buy The Animal Boogie paperback with CD + Mini Cube Puzzle & save 7000003322 $19.99 usd


Kids go wild making animal masks at our World Animals parties. Want to host one for your friends? Check out page 48.

Whether you’re under the sea or over in the meadow, sing along with catchy tunes and meet lots of fun animal friends in these interactive books with funky art by Jill McDonald. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN

Over in the Meadow

Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867477 $9.99 usd

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Adapted by Jessica Law Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by The Flannery Brothers

PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868627 $9.99 usd

Animal Playground CD Produced by Putumayo World Music

ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 44:10 RUNTIME 9781587592010 $15.99 usd

Animals Stickers Produced by Djeco

AGES 3+ 4 SHEETS 8½ X 9 IN 160 COLORFUL STICKERS 7000003058 $4.99 usd

Creepy Crawly Calypso

Written by Tony Langham Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Richard Love Jump and jive from one to ten with this boisterous band of bugs! Play along with the miniature musicians and learn the instruments in a calypso band. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868283 $9.99 usd

Macaw Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 7 IN TALL 7000001819 $8.99 usd

The Parrot Tico Tango

Written and illustrated by Anna Witte Sung by Brian Amador With an infectious tune and repetitive text, the story of Tico Tango, the naughty fruitsnatching parrot, introduces animals of the rainforest, colors and tropical fruits.

Animal Fun

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD 9781846866692 $9.99 usd

A n i m at e d a n ima l charact j o y Walking through the Jungle ful song ers and s w ill am Illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner use even w ildest l Look and listen for all sorts of animals as you hike i t t l e monkeys the through the jungle, float on the ocean and climb a ! mountain — but look out, what’s that behind you? AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866609 $9.99 usd

Monkey Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 5 IN TALL 7000003458 $8.99 usd

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Speeding cars, sailing ships and soaring balloons — these animated singalongs will transport you!

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a. Port Side Pirates!

Written by Oscar Seaworthy Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Mark Collins

Jump aboard and sail the deep blue sea with this band of buccaneers. Learn all about famous pirates and ships — or walk the plank! AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866678 $9.99 usd

Port Side Pirates! 2-in-a-Box Puzzle

Illustrated by Debbie Harter AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12 AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES 9781846866661 $14.99 usd

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s Up, Up, Up!

We All Go Traveling By

Drift away on a dreamy hot-airballoon adventure. Spot all sorts of vehicles, creatures and terrains as you fly over lands near and far!

This cumulative I-spy journey will have readers joining in as they are introduced to noises, colors and vehicles of all descriptions.

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846865503 $9.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866555 $9.99 usd

Written and sung by Susan Reed Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

SEPTEMBER 2014

Look out for a green digger, red fire engine and more as you whiz home from Grandpa’s house. Repetitive rhymes, emphasis on colors and different vehicles make this perfect for transportation-crazy kids!

Written by Sheena Roberts, illustrated by Siobhan Bell and sung by Fred Penner

The Wheels on the Bus

Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Melanie Williamson and sung by The Amador Family

Take an exciting bus ride from a Guatemalan village to a market town with this fresh approach to a favorite song. Features Latin-inspired singalong and endnotes about life in Guatemala. AGES 3 – 6 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867880 $9.99 usd HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867873 $16.99 usd

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Written by Jemima Lumley, illustrated by Sophie Fatus and sung by Fred Penner

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Singers Rosi, Brian and twins Sonia and Alisa Amador make The Wheels on the Bus a family affair!

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866586 $9.99 usd

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12 AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES 9781846867453 $14.99 usd


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 as she spins around the world on a magic-carpet shopping trip! Vibrant art and fun rhymes introduce different countries and cultures. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781905236626 $6.99 usd

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Fred Penner

Join four children from different countries as they each get ready for school to the tune of this familiar song. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866562 $9.99 usd

Hello, world

Broaden your horizons with these globe-trotting picture books.

If You’re Happy and You Know it! Adapted by Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Susan Reed

Meet children from 36 different cultures with this familiar song and learn how to say “hello” in each of their languages. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866197 $9.99 usd

Origami Faces

Produced by Djeco AGES 4 – 10 24 SHEETS OF 8 X 8 IN ORIGAMI PAPER, DECORATIVE STICKERS AND INSTRUCTIONS 7000003060 $9.99 usd

Children of the World Memory Game Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Improve memory skills by matching boys and girls from different countries, and learn 36 ways to say “hello!” AGES 4 – 7 BOX 8 X 8½ X 1 IN 72 CARDS 9781846865374 $15.99 usd

Whole World

Illustrated by Christopher Corr Sung by Fred Penner Celebrate the planet with this classic song and colorful video animation. Endnotes include information about the creatures and environments you’ve seen as well as fun tips for green living. ALL AGES 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868320 $9.99 usd

Kids World Party CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 31:00 RUNTIME 9781587592812 $15.99 usd World Playground CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 37:17 RUNTIME 9781885265951 $15.99 usd

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Grab your passport!

Mama Panya’s Pancakes A Village Tale from Kenya

Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin and illustrated by Julia Cairns

Mama Panya’s pancakes are so delicious that her son Adika can’t help but invite the whole village over for dinner. But how will they feed everyone? This celebration of community and generosity includes nine pages of endnotes that explore the language, lifestyle and geography of Kenya. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781905236640 $7.99 usd

Explore the places and faces of other cultures with these vibrant adventures.

We All Went on Safari

A Counting Journey through Tanzania Written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Julia Cairns

Safari through the grasslands of Tanzania with the Maasai people and learn to count from one to ten in Swahili. You’ll spot all kinds of wonderful animals on your way! Bursting with seven pages of endnotes about the people and animals of Tanzania and much more. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781841481197 $7.99 usd

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We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

An Amazon Adventure Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Meet pink dolphins, poison dart frogs and leaf-cutter ants on your expedition through the Amazon rainforest. Then dive into the illustrated endnotes to learn about the people, animals and conservation of the largest tropical rainforest in the world.

Off We Go to Mexico!

An Adventure in the Sun Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Christopher Corr

We’re global!

Barefoot Books is an international company with a passion for bringing the many wonders of the world to our community. Founded in the UK in 1992, Barefoot Books now has home offices in Cambridge, MA and Oxford, England. We may be separated by an ocean, but we work as one global team!

AGES 4 – 10 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846865459 $7.99 usd

This colorful excursion to Mexico features Spanish vocabulary sprinkled throughout for fun and easy foreign language learning. Features seven pages of endnotes about the culture and history of Mexico. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846861598 $7.99 usd

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

Sail along the Nile on a felucca boat and learn about the lives of ancient Egyptians. Includes extensive endnotes about pyramids, mummies, hieroglyphics and more! AGES 4 – 10 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846861949 $7.99 usd

Our books and gifts take children around the world and delve deep into many cultures. Introducing kids to other cultures is a great way to promote empathy, curiosity and an adventurous spirit.

African Playground CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 40:30 RUNTIME 9781587590658 $15.99 usd

African Dreamland CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 29:06 RUNTIME 9781587592195 $15.99 usd

Little Elephant Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 6 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND FEET 7000003463 $14.99 usd

Little Lion Puppet

Becoming a Barefoot Books Ambassador connects you to a global network of ambitious women from ten countries — and counting! Want to join us? Talk to your Ambassador!

Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 7 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND PAWS 7000003464 $14.99 usd

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Life’s little lessons Face fears and tackle familiar problems with these funny tales from illustrator Miriam Latimer. Barefoot narrator Hugh Bonneville is best known for his acting roles in Downton Abbey, Notting Hill and Dr. Who. Written by Joanne Oppenheim Illustrated by Miriam Latimer Narrated by Hugh Bonneville*

Ruby’s world is full of new experiences. Her wild imagination makes everything seem scary . . . but with a little help it can also be her saving grace! This trio is perfect for feeling out first experiences and building self-confidence.

Ruby’s Baby Brother

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X10¾ IN

PAPERBACK 9781846867866 $7.99 usd

PAPERBACK 9781846869501 $7.99 usd

Ruby’s Sleepover

PAPERBACK 9781846867583 $7.99 usd

Ruby’s School Walk

Interior from The Prince’s Breakfast

Whether it’s breakfast time or bedtime, the stubborn little prince is determined to get his way. These royal reads are a great way to work through the daily struggles in a preschooler’s world. Both books include story CDs. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X10¾ IN

The Prince’s Bedtime

PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846860966 $9.99 usd *Previously narrated by Jim Broadbent

The Prince’s Breakfast PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781782850755 $9.99 usd HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD 9781782850748 $16.99 usd

Buy the pair (in paperback) & save 7000003711 $17.99 usd

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Written by Kathryn White and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

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Little readers face their school-day fears by following Ruby’s School Walk through the Ripley Playscape in Concord, MA.

Emily’s Tiger

Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

When Emily’s temper flares, she turns into a tiger! Start a conversation about frustration and anger — and how to manage them — with this fun story. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846865947 $7.99 usd

Shrinking Sam

Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Shopping with Dad

Written by Matt Harvey Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Come along as a simple shopping trip turns into calamity! An important message about taking responsibility for your own actions underpins this rambunctious rhyming story.

rate! e p o o c s ’ t Le

Everybody wins when you play these cooperative board games together.

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846864490 $7.99 usd

Middle child Sam has a problem — whenever he feels ignored, he shrinks! This touching and amusing story reassures children that they are always important, even when they aren’t the center of attention. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846864698 $7.99 usd

Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

Illustrator Miriam Latimer creates her quirky characters using acrylic paints and watercolor pencils.

BOX 12¼ X 9 X 1½ IN GAME BOARD AND PLAYING PIECES

Stone Soup Board Game

AGES 4+ 7000002659 $17.99 usd

Hoot Owl Hoot! Board Game AGES 4+ 7000002661 $17.99 usd

Mermaid Island Board Game

AGES 5+ 7000002658 $17.99 usd

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Growing up green Dig this bumper crop of books that celebrate our bountiful Earth. Skip through the Seasons Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Learn about the months of the year in this seek-and-find book. Look out for snow boots in winter, sailboats in summer and more! Full of endnotes about the months, seasons and days of the week. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781905236718 $6.99 usd

Grandpa’s Garden

Written by Stella Fry and illustrated by Sheila Moxley

Billy wants to help Grandpa in his garden, but he wonders why everything takes so long! Follow them from spring to autumn to see what they harvest. AGES 3– 7 40PP 9 X 10¼ IN PAPERBACK 9781846868092 $8.99 usd

Farmyard tunes

Dance your way down to the farm with these down-home tunes. Each one includes audio singalong and video animation! A Farmer’s Life for Me

Written by Jan Dobbins Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith Sung by The Flannery Brothers

From milking in the morning to closing the henhouse at night, spend a day singing on the farm! With endnotes on farm products and how they are made. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867910 $9.99 usd

Driving my Tractor

Written by Jan Dobbins, illustrated by David Sim and sung by SteveSongs

Count along as you join a farmer collecting his animals through the four seasons. With endnotes about crops and farming equipment. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866647 $9.99 usd

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Driving my Tractor 2-in-a-Box Puzzle

Illustrated by David Sim AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12 AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES 9781846865732 $14.99 usd

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With endnotes about vegetable gardening! The Farmyard Jamboree

Written by Margaret Read MacDonald Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Bob King

This riotous cumulative counting song is bursting with animals — and animal babies! Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867187 $9.99 usd


The Beeman

Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Valeria Cis

Join a young boy as his grandpa teaches him about the world of beekeeping. Illustrated endnotes all about bees and honey — including a tasty muffin recipe! — are sure to fascinate.

Gabe and Lucy, children of Illinois Ambassador Amanda Finn, practice a partner pose from Yoga Pretzels.

AGES 4 – 10 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846862601 $8.99 usd

Bee Puppet

Namaste!

Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 8 IN LONG WORKABLE LEGS 7000001596 $16.99 usd

“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

“A great way to get kids and adults moving, laughing, and most importantly thinking about the world around them” — Tobey Maguire

y, t i l i b i x e l f e s a e r c In fidence and con dfulness! min

Stretch and center together with these mindful yoga practices. 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 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846868993 $8.99 usd

Yoga CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 71:32 RUNTIME 9781587592744 $15.99 usd

Yoga Pretzels 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids and Grown-ups

Written by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Whether you are seven or ninety-seven, these informative and colorful cards will teach you the basics of yoga. ALL AGES 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET 5½ X 7¼ X 1¼ IN DECK 9781905236046 $14.99 usd

Buy all three & save 7000003712 $35.99 usd

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Barefoot storytime We believe in the power of sharing stories and the magic of reading aloud to a child. There are so many ways to enjoy a Barefoot storytime!

Our Barefoot Studios in Concord, MA and Oxford, UK offer story-based classes and activities nearly every day. In our neck of the woods? Stop in for a visit!

Little Red Riding Hood

Retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Célia Chauffrey and narrated by Imelda Staunton

With fresh, finely detailed art by Célia Chauffrey, this retelling features a bold, fearless Little Red, whose encounter with a hungry wolf offers a relevant lesson about talking to strangers. Includes story CD read by actress Imelda Staunton. AGES 3 – 8 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD 9781846867668 $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846867682 $9.99 usd

Our story CDs are perfect for enjoying as a family or for solo storytimes. Bring a few along on your next trip to keep kids engaged!

The Story Tree

Tales to Read Aloud Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

These short traditional tales are perfect for sharing. Witty, engaging and easy to follow, each of the seven stories has a simple moral message. Includes story CD. AGES 3 – 7 64PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781905236138 $15.99 usd

Our Barefoot Ambassadors enthrall audiences with storytimes at events and parties far and wide. Want to see them in action? Host a Barefoot Party!

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“. .. fresh, vibrant and full of child appeal”

— School Library

Journal

Storytime

First Tales for Sharing Retold by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Anne Wilson Narrated by Jim Broadbent

With language specially tailored for under-fives, this collection of classic children’s favorites is just right for bedtime, storytime or any time! Includes story CD. AGES 3 – 7 96PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846861499 $15.99 usd

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It's Storytime! Revisit these familiar favorites updated with fresh illustrations and lively text for today’s children.

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales” — Albert Einstein

“Your attention to diversity, acceptance and creativity is a much-needed resource. We all love your books!” — Debra Messing The Little Red Hen

Retold by Mary Finch, illustrated by Kate Slater and narrated by Debra Messing

Intricate, textured papercut artwork brings a modern twist to this age-old tale of friendship and cooperation. Includes story CD read by actress Debra Messing and bread recipe. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD 9781846865756 $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846867514 $9.99 usd

Narrator, actress and longtime Barefoot fan Debra Messing is best known for her roles in Will and Grace, Smash and The Good Wife.

The Gigantic Turnip

Written by Aleksei Tolstoy Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Ellen Verenieks

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Illustrator Niamh Sharkey’s first fullcolor picture book was Tales of Wisdom and Wonder (see page 32). She was the 2012– 2014 Children’s Laureate in Ireland!

Join in with this cumulative counting story as the old man and the old woman find out just how many people (and animals!) it takes to extract the massive turnip in their garden. Includes story CD. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781905236725 $9.99 usd

Jack and the Beanstalk

Written by Richard Walker, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey and narrated by Richard Hope

This lively retelling of the classic tale of wit versus brawn, which features Niamh Sharkey’s unforgettable artwork, will have little ones cheering Jack onwards and upwards. Includes story CD. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781905236695 $9.99 usd

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“...a heartwarming vindication of good-heartedness” — New York Times

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a. Lola’s Fandango

Written by Anna Witte, illustrated by Micha Archer and narrated by The Amador Family

This lively story about flamenco and family features intricate collage artwork, notes on Spanish vocabulary and the fandango as well as a story CD. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD 9781846861741 $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846866814 $9.99 usd

b. Tales of Wisdom and Wonder Retold by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Hugh Lupton

Open hearts

c. The Tear Thief

Written by Carol Ann Duffy Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

See page 48 for details.

d. The Girl with a Brave Heart

e. The Boy Who Grew Flowers Inspired by her brother’s experience with autism, author Jen Wojtowicz has created an extraordinary celebration of the differences that make us special.

A Tale from Tehran Written by Rita Jahanforuz Illustrated by Vali Mintzi

The Tear Thief collects tears to light up the moon. This powerful, lyrical book will stimulate discussion about emotions. Includes story CD.

This tale about the rewards of helping others transports readers to Tehran with vibrant artwork and an unforgettable text by Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz.

AGES 6+ 64PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781905236848 $15.99 usd

AGES 4 – 9 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846866227 $9.99 usd

AGES 4 – 10 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER 9781846869297 $16.99 usd PAPERBACK 9781846869310 $8.99 usd

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Host a Barefoot Party!

Cultivate compassion with these stories about our relationships with others . . . and with ourselves.

This award-winning collection of traditional tales from around the world shows that things are not always as they seem. Includes story CD.

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Love books?

Written by Jen Wojtowicz Illustrated by Steve Adams

AGES 4 – 10 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846867491 $7.99 usd


The Girl with a Brave Heart author and Iranian-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz performed for both US President Barack Obama and the UN Assembly in 2013!

“Herb’s story tells the tale of the future”

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f. Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

g. Chandra’s Magic Light

Written by Jules Bass Illustrated by Debbie Harter

A Story in Nepal Written by Theresa Heine Illustrated by Judith Gueyfier

Meet Herb, the vegetarian dragon who stays true to his values even when the going gets tough. How can he escape his captors?

Join two hard-working sisters as they bring solar power to their family. Includes endnotes about Nepal and instructions for making a solar-powered pizza oven.

AGES 4 – 10 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781905236473 $7.99 usd

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AGES 6 – 10 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER 9781846864933 $16.99 usd PAPERBACK 9781846868665 $8.99 usd

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Barefoot World Atlas app

“Every so often an app appears that stops us in our tracks”

Selected by Apple as one of the top ten best apps of all time!

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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales Written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand Illustrated by Amanda Hall Narrated by Debra Messing

These eight stories from the Jewish folk tradition retold by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand will resonate with children of all faiths. Includes two story CDs by actress Debra Messing, notes on the symbols found in the story and translations of Hebrew names. AGES 7+ 80PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER WITH 2 STORY CDS 9781846868849 $19.99 usd

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Calling all adventurers! Let’s go explore our amazing planet.

“A lovely collection that will inspire both discussion and contemplation”

The Wise Fool

Fables from the Islamic World Retold by Shahrukh Husain Illustrated by Micha Archer

— Kirkus Reviews

Meet legendary Islamic character Mulla Nasruddin! He may act foolish, but there is more to him than meets the eye . . .

The Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales

Retold by Sherab Chödzin and Alexandra Kohn Illustrated by Marie Cameron This collection of tales from India, China, Japan and Tibet offers a gentle introduction to the warmth, wisdom and compassion of Buddhist thought. AGES 6+ 80PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK 9781846868245 $14.99 usd

Travel World AGES 6+ 64PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER 9781846862250 $19.99 usd

Tales from Old Ireland

Retold by Malachy Doyle Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Maura O'Connell

Meet larger-than-life characters and delve into myths and legends from the Irish storytelling tradition in this captivating collection of folktales. Includes two story CDs. AGES 6+ 96PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS 9781905236329 $16.99 usd

Celtic Dreamland CD

ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 32:35 RUNTIME 9781587592126 $15.99 usd

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A Barefoot Collection Retold by Gcina Mhlophe Illustrated by Rachel Griffin

Travel to Africa to hear stories and meet characters from Sudan to Swaziland. Each story has an introduction full of fascinating facts about its country of origin. AGES 8+ 96PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK 9781846865909 $14.99 usd

Indian Tales

A Barefoot Collection Retold by Shenaaz Nanji Illustrated by Christopher Corr

The eight lively folktales in this anthology, each from a different Indian state, feature educational facts and information about the colorful cultures from which they come. AGES 8+ 96PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK 9781846864261 $14.99 usd

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African Tales

Asian Dreamland CD

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Over 4 million downloads!

Barefoot World Atlas app

for iPad®, iPhone® & iPod Touch® Produced in partnership with TouchPress

This show-stopping interactive app invites children to immerse themselves in the diverse cultures and natural beauty of our planet. Spin the globe and travel wherever you choose! Expansion packs are also available as in-app purchases. AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE $4.99 usd

Ambassador Allison Diehl has got the whole world in her hands!

Barefoot Books World Atlas “An unconventional beauty”

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L  earn about people, animals, landmarks and more F  eatures handpainted maps with colorful icons I ncludes a pull-out map and lift-the-flap booklets

Barefoot Books World Atlas

Written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean

Our beautifully illustrated bestselling atlas is filled with intriguing icons and facts to engage young minds. From great explorers to endangered animals to famous landmarks, this twenty-first-century atlas takes readers wherever they want to go. ALL AGES 52PP 10 X 11¾ IN 12 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS AND A 17 X 29IN PULL-OUT MAP HARDCOVER 9781846863332 $19.99 usd

Map of the World Play Scene Illustrated by Christopher Corr AGES 4 – 9 9 X 12 IN CLOSED 3 SHEETS OF REUSABLE VINYL STICKERS AND STICKER BOARD 9781846865275 $15.99 usd

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Celebrate! Learn how kids around the world celebrate special days of the year.

The Miracle of the First Poinsettia

ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 37:50 RUNTIME 9781587590795 $15.99 usd

The Greatest Gift

A Family Christmas CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 33:01 RUNTIME 9781587592409 $15.99 usd

The Story of the Other Wise Man Retold by Susan Summers Illustrated by Jackie Morris

A beautiful alternative to the traditional nativity, this captivating story explores Mexican customs and culture. Includes a Spanish glossary and score for a traditional Mexican Christmas carol.

This classic Christmas story tells of the fourth Wise Man, whose journey to Bethlehem does not go exactly as planned. Includes a map of the Holy Land.

Babushka

Retold by Sandra Ann Horn Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Babushka is so busy trying to make everything perfect that she almost misses the birth of a miraculous baby. But she’ll learn that the more you give away in love, the more you get back. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10¼ X 9 IN PAPERBACK 9781841484112 $7.99 usd

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A Mexican Christmas Story Written by Joanne Oppenheim Illustrated by Fabian Negrin

AGES 4 – 9 32PP 11⅜ X 9 IN PAPERBACK 9781841483641 $8.99 usd

Christmas Around the World CD

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ALL AGES 32PP 11⅜ X 9 IN HARDCOVER 9781846865787 $16.99 usd

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Lin Yi’s Lantern

A Moon Festival Tale Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe

We like to party!

Develop math and social skills with this engaging introduction to sharing and bartering. How can Lin Yi get what he needs and what he wants from the market for the moon festival? Includes notes on Chinese culture and instructions for making your own lantern.

No one throws a party quite like Barefoot. From home parties to Studio shindigs, we know how to get the fun started wherever we go!

AGES 5 – 9 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846867934 $7.99 usd

The Great Race

The Story of the Chinese Zodiac Written by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Celebrate Chinese New Year and and learn the myth of how a swimming race helped create the Chinese calendar. Includes notes on the Chinese calendar, annual festivals and the animals that rule each year. AGES 4 – 9 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK 9781846862021 $7.99 usd

The Story of Divaali

Retold by Jatinder Verma Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

Learn how the Indian festival of lights came to be in this retelling of the famous Indian epic The Ramayana. Includes endnotes about modern Divaali celebrations.

Our annual Conferences are a great chance for our community of Ambassadors to kick off their shoes and let their hair down. We dance, dine and enjoy fantastic party favors!

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The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales

Retold by Malachy Doyle Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Dance, dream and dare to adventure with beautiful books about princesses and heroes from all over the world.

No bookshelf is complete without a beautiful anthology of fairy tales. With dreamy illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli, this multicultural collection of twelve stories is a timeless classic.

The Barefoot Book of Princesses

AGES 5 – 11 160PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER 9781841487984 $23.99 usd

Retold by Caitlín Matthews Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Narrated by Margaret Wolfson

What makes a real princess? Meet princesses from all over the world in this dazzling gift book that’s perfect for reading aloud. Includes story CD.

Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 14 IN TALL WORKABLE HEAD AND ARMS 7000000927 $19.99 usd

AGES 5 – 11 40PP 10 X 10 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846860942 $9.99 usd

Princess Puppet Produced by Djeco

AGES 3+ 8½ X 9 IN 4 SHEETS 160 COLORFUL STICKERS 7000003527 $4.99 usd

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

AGES 5+ FINISHED SIZE 12 X 18 IN 100-PIECE PUZZLE KEEPSAKE TIN 9780735308435 $16.99 usd

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Retold by Tanya Robyn Batt Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Narrated by Miranda Richardson

Lose yourself in a magical adventure and be transported to the frozen North by an enchanted bear king. With luminous artwork by Nicoletta Ceccoli and story CD by actress Miranda Richardson.

AGES 4 – 9 64PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781841481722 $15.99 usd

Princess Stickers

The Princess and the White Bear King

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Princess Stories

The Real Princess A Mathemagical Tale

These stories of strong, independent princesses from Brazilian and Cambodian folklore will empower and inspire.

This number-crunching take on “The Princess and the Pea” is full of opportunities for young mathematicians to put their arithmetic skills to the test!

Written by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Sophie Fatus and narrated by Juliet Stevenson

Illustrated by Martina Peluso

AGES 4 – 9 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781846863936 $9.99 usd

AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Sharpen number skil s!

The Princess of the Springs

A Story from Brazil Retold by Mary Finch 9781782851011 $7.99 usd

Dara’s Clever Trap

A Story from Cambodia Retold by Liz Flanagan 9781782851035 $7.99 usd

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay and narrated by Juliet Stevenson

From Swan Lake to The Nutcracker, this glittering collection from the world of classical ballet delves into stories young dancers know and love! Includes two story CDs by actress Juliet Stevenson. AGES 8+ 80PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER WITH 2 STORY CDS 9781846862625 $23.99 usd

OCTOBER 2014 Magic Hoofbeats Fantastic Horse Tales

Retold by Josepha Sherman, illustrated by Linda Wingerter and narrated by Ellen Verenieks

Meet magical Pintos, Caspians and Marwaris — whether they can talk, fly or make themselves invisible, these horses will take you on a globe-trotting ride! Includes two story CDs. AGES 8+ 80PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS 9781782851677 $16.99 usd

The Snow Queen

Retold by Sarah Lowes 64PP 9781846869648 $17.99 usd

The Princess and the Pea

Retold by Xanthe Gresham 40PP 9781846869051 $17.99 usd

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Retold by Mary Hoffman 40PP 9781846869662 $17.99 usd

Buy all three & save 7000003560 $47.99 usd

Miss Clara Trio

Learn t history he o bal et! f

Illustrated by Miss Clara Narrated by Xanthe Gresham

Sumptuously illustrated with the magical art of Miss Clara and narrated by spellbinding storyteller Xanthe Gresham, these showstopping retellings of classic fairy tales are unlike anything you’ve ever heard or seen. AGES 4 – 8 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD

French illustrator Miss Clara creates her unique artwork by hand-making and photographing intricate threedimensional dolls and scenes, and then adding dazzling digital effects.

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Whether you’re a nature lover or you’re wild about animals, these collections of folktales from cultures all over the world teach the importance of community, bravery, kindness and a sense of humor. Animal Tales includes two story CDs, and Earth Tales includes instructions for seven earth-friendly activities.

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

Written by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Anne Wilson AGES 5 – 11 96PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK 9781846869419 $14.99 usd

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

AGES 4 – 7 80PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS 9781846860133 $16.99 usd

These gripping retellings of Homer’s epics The Iliad and The Odyssey are the perfect introduction to the spectacular mythical world of the ancient Greeks. Both include two story CDs featuring spellbinding narration by authors and master storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden. AGES 8+ 96PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER WITH 2 STORY CDS

Buy the pair & save 7000003188 $41.99 usd

The Adventures of Odysseus Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Christina Balit 9781846867033 $23.99 usd

The Adventures of Achilles

Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Carole Hénaff 9781846864209 $23.99 usd

The Barefoot Book of Pirates

Are you a pirate or a knight?

Retold by Richard Walker, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Richard Hope

Piracy or chivalry? Cutlass or sword? Explore the world with valiant tales of strong and brave knights or swashbuckling stories of fierce (but sometimes friendly!) pirates. Both collections include a story CD.

The Barefoot Book of Knights

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AGES 4 – 9 64PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD 9781841481319 $15.99 usd

OCTOBER 2014

Retold by John Matthews, illustrated by Giovanni Manna and narrated by Anthony Head AGES 8+ 80PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS 9781782851653 $15.99 usd

Pirates Stickers Produced by Djeco

AGES 3+ 4 SHEETS 8½ X 9 IN 160 COLORFUL STICKERS 7000003003 $4.99 usd

Knights Stickers Produced by Djeco

AGES 3+ 4 SHEETS 8½ X 9 IN 160 COLORFUL STICKERS 7000003004 $4.99 usd


“One of those rare books that can stand on a bookshelf from birth through high school graduation” — Kidslitinformation.com The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Introduction by Carol Ann Duffy and compiled and illustrated by Jackie Morris

Over 70 of the most famous poems of all time are gathered together in this richly illustrated collection. Poe, Plath, Frost, Yeats, Donne, Lear — these are poems to accompany us throughout our lives.

For the

family library Classic adventures, poems and tales from around the world — these are the books every family should have.

ALL AGES 128PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER 9781905236565 $19.99 usd

The Mountains of Tibet

Written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

This exquisitely illustrated story of the happy journey of a Tibetan woodcutter’s soul will calm anxiety about dying, ease the pain of loss and help start a dialogue about the cycle of life. Includes commentary by worldrenowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Soygal Rinpoche. ALL AGES 32PP 8⅛ X 10⅜ IN HARDCOVER 9781782850472 $16.99 usd

These gorgeous cloth-bound books about legendary English heroes King Arthur and Robin Hood are bursting with adventures, challenges, wit and bravery.

Arthur of Albion

Retold by John Matthews Illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov AGES 8+ 96PP 10 X 11¼ IN HARDCOVER 9781846860492 $24.99 usd

Robin Hood

Retold by David Calcutt Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith AGES 8+ 112PP 10 X 11¼ IN HARDCOVER 9781846863578 $24.99 usd

Ambassador Nicola Kelsall’s son Cian reads Robin Hood in the famous Sherwood Forest! Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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We’re creative!

We believe that what makes us different also makes us beautiful. And nothing sets our books apart more than the love, care and attention we put into creating them.

Magic Stories Retold by Liz Flanagan and illustrated by Valeria Docampo

Do you believe in magic? A horse that can grant wishes takes readers on a gallop through Russia in Starlight Grey, and in Cara and the Wizard, brave Cara needs to defeat a powerful sorcerer to save her sister. These magical tales, richly illustrated by Valeria Docampo, will enchant young readers. AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Starlight Grey

A Story from Russia

9781846867781 $7.99 usd

Whether they’re original stories or traditional folktales, each Barefoot book begins with the wonderful wordsmithing of our fantastic authors, like Lari Don (seen here).

Cara and the Wizard A Story from Ireland

9781846867804 $7.99 usd

Princess Stories Illustrated by Martina Peluso

Strong and confident women are great role models! These princesses aren’t your typical damsels in distress — both rely on their courage, ingenuity and compassion to save the people they love. The gorgeous illustrations will transport readers to the palaces of Cambodia and rainforests of Brazil. AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

OCTOBER 2014

Our editors work closely with illustrators and designers to craft each book carefully from cover to cover. (Have you spotted what’s hiding under the front flap of the Early Readers?)

Dara’s Clever Trap

A Story from Cambodia Retold by Liz Flanagan 9781782851035 $7.99 usd

OCTOBER 2014

The Princess of the Springs

A Story from Brazil Retold by Mary Finch 9781782851011 $7.99 usd

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Our illustrations begin with pencil sketches so that our editors can suggest changes before the artist paints.


Animal Stories Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

Meet a tricky tiger from Korea, a courageous and patient tortoise from Zambia, a big bear and a brave girl from Russia and a clever little lamb from North America. Lari Don’s witty language and charming animal characters will keep new readers laughing! AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Buy all four & save

7000003336 $28.99 usd

The Tortoise’s Gift

A Story from Zambia

9781846867743 $7.99 usd

The Hungry Wolf A Story from North America

Never Trust a Tiger A Story from Korea

9781846867767 $7.99 usd

Masha and the Bear A Story from Russia

9781846868740 $7.99 usd

9781846868726 $7.99 usd

Magic Stories author Liz Flanagan tells the tale of Starlight Grey to a spellbound audience. Photo by Sarah Mason

www.sarahmasonphotography.co.uk

Early Readers

The storylines of these illustrated folktales from around the world are written in simple sentences to make them perfect first chapter books. Monster stories Retold by Fran Parnell and Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Meeting monsters on the page helps children realize that many of the scary things in life are less frightening than they appear — and that monsters can have feelings too! Inspire young readers with these adventures that teach courage, compassion and kindness.

The Feathered Ogre

The Abominable Snowman

Rona Long-Teeth

9781846869082 $7.99 usd

A Story from Italy

A Story from Nepal

9781846865589 $7.99 usd

A Story from Tahiti

9781846865626 $7.99 usd

The Mother of Monsters

The Terrible Chenoo

Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail

9781846865602 $7.99 usd

9781846865565 $7.99 usd

9781846869105 $7.99 usd

A Story from South Africa

A Story from North America

A Story from Chile

AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

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Finn at Clee Point

Written by Richard Knight Illustrated by Giovanni Manna

When a fishing contest takes Finn’s village on the coast of England by storm, he learns a difficult lesson about friendship, loyalty and the power of a secret. AGES 10+ 128PP 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN 9781846864018 $12.99 usd

Chapter books with beautiful color artwork throughout!

independent

readers

Vivid language, lively dialogue and action-packed adventures make these stories perfect for independent readers.

Epic Adventures

| Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

Fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Achilles, and set sail with Odysseus! Homer’s magnificent and heart-pounding heroic stories, The Odyssey and The Iliad, are retold for modern myth-lovers by master storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden. They’re epic! AGES 10+ 128PP 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN

PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

The Adventures of Achilles

The Adventures of Odysseus

9781846868009 $12.99 usd

9781846864476 $12.99 usd

Illustrated by Carole Hénaff

Greek Myths |

Illustrated by Christina Balit

Buy the pair & save 7000003714 $23.99 usd

Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, and illustrated by Carole Hénaff

Meet monsters, mothers and lovers in these three pitch-perfect retellings of classic Greek myths by expert storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden. All three include a family tree of the Greek Gods, a guide to the Twelve Olympians and a map of ancient Greece. AGES 8+ 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Illustrator Carole Hénaff creates her trademark rich, vibrant artwork (like the Twelve Olympians guide from the Greek Myths series, seen here in progress) with acrylic paints.

Demeter and Persephone 40PP 9781846868344 $7.99 usd

Theseus and the Minotaur 64PP 9781846867828 $7.99 usd

Orpheus and Eurydice

40PP 9781846867842 $7.99 usd

Buy all three & save 7000003713 $21.99 usd

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The best of classic and contemporary writing! Little Leap Forward

Written by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow Illustrated by Helen Cann

The Inuk Series

This moving tale about the power of music, individuality, family and friendship is inspired by author Guo Yue’s own childhood in China. Includes afterword about life in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution.

| Written by Jørn Riel and illustrated by Helen Cann

Explore the Arctic Circle with three young friends — one viking and two Inuit. You’ll confront fearsome Viking raiders, mush through the snow on a dogsled and learn about friendship and family in the frosty North. Buy all three & save AGES 10+ 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

7000003335 $34.99 usd

The Shipwreck

The Snowstorm 128PP

112PP 9781846863356 $12.99 usd

The Raiders

128PP 9781846867446 $12.99 usd

AGES 10+ 120PP 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781846865398 $12.99 usd

9781846867972 $12.99 usd

Winter Shadow

Written by Richard Knight Illustrated by Richard Johnson

Animal lovers will be captivated by the gentle story of Maria’s friendship with the abandoned wolf cub she finds in the woods. AGES 8+ 80PP 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781846866241 $9.99 usd

From Merry Olde England to the Middle East, these timeless tales tell the stories every child should know. Young readers will enjoy these lively introductions to King Arthur, Scheherazade and other famous figures from classic literature. AGES 10+ 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

The Arabian Nights

Retold by Wafa' Tarnowska and illustrated by Carole Hénaff 160PP 9781846865688 $12.99 usd

Arthur of Albion

Retold by John Matthews and illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov

Retold by Patrick Ryan and illustrated by James Mayhew

Princes, princesses, sisters and friends are gloriously brought to life through the magical, evocative illustrations of Miss Clara. These classic fairy tales will enchant and delight.

120PP 9781846865411 $12.99 usd

Illustrated by Miss Clara

136PP 9781846864711 $12.99 usd

Shakespeare’s Storybook

Robin Hood

AGES 8+ 64PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Retold by David Calcutt Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

The Snow Queen

176PP 9781846867996 $12.99 usd

9781846866623 $9.99 usd

Retold by Sarah Lowes

The Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold by Mary Hoffman

9781846868382 $9.99 usd

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Gift guide Baby’s First Library • I Took the Moon for a Walk LBB • Baby’s First Book HC • Starlight Sailor LBB • Who’s in the Farmyard? LBB • Ruby’s Baby Brother PB • Alligator Alphabet BB

• Big and Small BB • Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes BB • Dreamland Music CD • Bear in a Square BB • Cleo’s Counting Book BB

Whether it’s for a newborn baby or an eager little reader, a collection of stories makes a wonderful gift.

Family Library • The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales HC • The Adventures of Odysseus HCCD • Robin Hood HC • Mother Goose Remembers HCCD • The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems HC • My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words HC • Barefoot Books World Atlas HC

AGES 0+ 7000003705 $119.16 usd $109.99 usd

ALL AGES 7000003706 $148.93 usd $134.99 usd

Best of Barefoot Library • The Story Tree PBCD • The Gigantic Turnip PBCD • The Boy Who Grew Flowers PB • Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon PB • The Animal Boogie PBCDX • The Real Princess PBCD

• We All Went on Safari PB • Never Trust a Tiger PB • Port Side Pirates! PBCDX • One Moose, Twenty Mice BB • Bear on a Bike BB

AGES 3+ 7000003707 $104.89 usd $94.99 usd

World Travelers’ Library • Chandra’s Magic Light PB • Barefoot Books World Atlas HC • Indian Tales PB • We’re Sailing Down the Nile PB • Mama Panya’s Pancakes PB

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• Off We Go to Mexico PB • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush PBCDX • Children of the World Memory Game • My Granny Went to Market PB

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FORMAT KEY: HC = HARDCOVER; PB = PAPERBACK; HCCD = HARDCOVER WITH CD; PBCD = PAPERBACK WITH CD; PBCDX = PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD; BB = BOARD BOOK; LBB = LARGE BOARD BOOK

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Look for this symbol throughout the catalog for more great gift ideas!

Nursery Rhyme Set (see page 4) • Action Rhymes BB • Nursery Rhymes BB • Bedtime Rhymes BB

Peek-a-Boo Set (see page 9) • Who’s in the Forest? LBB • Who’s in the Farmyard? LBB • Who’s in the Garden? LBB

• Farmyard Rhymes BB • Animal Rhymes BB • Garden Rhymes BB

AGES 0 – 4 7000003709 $41.94 usd $36.99 usd

AGES 1 – 4 7000003208 $44.97 usd $39.99 usd

Dinosaur Dreams Set (see page 17)

Animal Boogie Set (see page 20)

• Dinosaur Block Puzzle • I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur PB

Laptime Stories Set (see pages 12–13) • Listen, Listen LBB • I Took the Moon for a Walk LBB AGES 1 – 7 7000003209 $29.98 usd $26.99 usd

Young Yogi Set (see page 29)

• The Animal Boogie PBCDX • The Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle

AGES 2 – 5 7000003554 $23.98 usd $19.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 7000003322 $22.98 usd $19.99 usd

• My Daddy Is a Pretzel PB • Yoga Pretzels Deck • Yoga Music CD ALL AGES 7000003712 $39.97 usd $34.99 usd

Miss Clara Fairy Tale Set (see page 39) • The Twelve Dancing Princesses HCCD • The Snow Queen HCCD • The Princess and the Pea HCCD AGES 4 – 8 7000003560 $53.97 usd $47.99 usd

Animal Stories Set (see page 43) • The Tortoise’s Gift PB • Never Trust a Tiger PB • The Hungry Wolf PB • Masha and the Bear PB AGES 6+ 7000003336 $31.96 usd $27.99 usd

Greek Epic Chapter Book Set (see page 44) • The Adventures of Achilles PB • The Adventures of Odysseus PB AGES 10+ 7000003714 $25.98 usd $23.99 usd

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SEPTEMBER 2014

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Follow a bustling family through their busy day! Each scene is teeming with people, places and things that are labeled for vocabulary building. A must-have for every family library! See page 15 to learn more. AGES 2 – 6 48PP 10 X 11ž IN HARDCOVER 9781782850922 $19.99 usd

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Autumn / Winter 2014 - 2015 Barefoot Books US Catalog  

Autumn / Winter 2014 - 2015 Barefoot Books US Catalog  

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