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Spring / Summer Catalog 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!


Barefoot Books started with a small seed of an idea: to create beautiful books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imaginations. Since then, we have bloomed into a vibrant global community through our Barefoot Ambassador program, which empowers people just like you to start their own home-based businesses selling our award-winning books and gifts. Sometimes, if you plant a seed, the most amazing things will grow! This catalog brings you the best of our collection of books and gifts for children. Enjoy warm days exploring the backyard and beyond with nature-themed titles like Kids’ Garden and Millie’s Chickens, or get in the summer spirit with adventures like Out of the Blue and Outdoor Opposites. You’ll also find lots of books for bedtime, for journeys and for simply curling up with on a lazy day. We hope you enjoy browsing our unique collection. And, if you haven’t already, we encourage you to connect with a Barefoot Ambassador, who can help you stock your bookshelf, plan a Barefoot Party or even start your own business! It’s the perfect season to kick off your shoes and join us.

Tessa Strickland Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder

Jessica Kim President

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Gift ideas

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Host a Party 48 Become an Ambassador 49

Look for this symbol throughout the catalog for great gift ideas! Look for this symbol throughout the catalog for helpful information about child development.

Nancy Traversy CEO & Co-Founder

Growing up Barefoot 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 colorcoded symbols in the top corner to help you navigate between age groups. Need more help finding the right book? Your Ambassador can help! Don’t have an Ambassador? Check the back cover to learn how to find one. Background and border illustrations © Rachel Oldfield from Outdoor Opposites (see page 31)

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.


Join us.

Live Barefoot!

Have you heard about Barefoot? We’re a thriving global community of people who believe in the power of sharing stories. And we can’t wait for you to join us! You can host a Barefoot Party, become a Barefoot Ambassador or simply share our award-winning books and gifts with your family. There are so many ways to live Barefoot. Want to know more? Talk to your Barefoot Ambassador. He or she can help you pick the right books for your family, create a Barefoot Party just for you and even help you launch your own Barefoot business! Flip to the back of this catalog to connect with your Ambassador and get started today.

SHOP

Shop for inspiring children’s books and gifts! Your Ambassador can offer personalized recommendations that will inspire and delight the children in your life, or you can browse our collection online.


HOST

Host a Barefoot Party and earn free products while you have fun! Whether you want to have a family-friendly gathering, connect with your friends or raise funds for a cause you believe in, your Barefoot Ambassador can create the perfect event for you. See page 48 to learn more.

JOIN

Join our Barefoot Ambassador program and make a difference while you earn an income! Start a home-based business sharing Barefoot’s beautiful books and gifts. We’ll provide all the tools, training and resources you need to make your business bloom! See page 49 to learn more.


Barefoot Babies

It’s never too early to start taking the first steps toward literacy. Get baby started on the right foot with a library of colorful Barefoot books. Did you know that reading regularly with babies and toddlers stimulates optimal patterns of brain development? It also strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in children’s lives.

MARCH 2015 Daddy Island Written by Philip Wells and illustrated by Niki Daly There are so many wonderful things you can become when you’re a baby on Daddy Island — a noisy storm, a tall tree or the quiet sand. The interactive text celebrates the bond between father and child and invites physical parent-child play from playtime to bedtime. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 9 X 10¼ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

With simple vocabulary, engaging artwork and skill-building early learning topics, we craft our baby books to delight and educate the smallest readers.

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Ship Shapes

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Siobhan Bell

Find and count the shapes atop rolling waves and along sandy shores when you share this nautical treasure. The jaunty rhyming text and friendly fabric illustrations make this the perfect introduction to shapes for even the smallest readers.

Secret Seahorse

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Introduce baby to all kinds of aquatic creatures as you explore the ocean floor with Clare Beaton’s charming fabric illustrations. Just right for interactive hide-and-seek storytimes with baby — can you spot the sparkly seahorse on each page? AGES 1 – 7 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

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


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Savor these seaside reads with your beach baby.

Out of the Blue Illustrated by Alison Jay Venture down to the beach with baby and tell a tale together! This gorgeous wordless story of a mysterious visitor to the seashore unfolds in Alison Jay’s intricate illustrations. Make up a story together, point and describe what you see, search for objects — the possibilities are endless! You’ll find something new to enjoy every time you take it off the shelf. ALL AGES 32PP 10 X 10 IN HARDCOVER $16.99 usd

A wordless bea to tel in your chside story own words!

Nominated for the

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Bear’s Birthday

Count the balloons from ten down to zero at Bear’s birthday party! PAPERBACK $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Bear Takes a Trip

Join Bear and his friend on a trip to the mountains. Learn to tell the time on the way! PAPERBACK $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Caroline Mockford

Inquisitive Cleo is always setting off on new adventures. Join her in these simple rhyming stories that feature plots designed for even the youngest readers to follow. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK

Cleo the Cat

$6.99 usd

Meet Cleo, a cuddly orange kitten who is looking for a friend.

Come Here, Cleo!

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$6.99 usd

Join Cleo for a backyard adventure full of thrills and spills.

Cleo on the Move

$6.99 usd

Cleo and her puppy friend Caspar are moving to a new home!


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BUSY BEAR Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter

A true Barefoot favorite, Bear is always up to something new! Learn about the building blocks of our world — like places, shapes, weather and transportation — through bold artwork, rhyming texts and educational notes. AGES 2 – 6 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK

Fill baby’s bookshelf with bright books and puzzles to explore. You’ll create a reader for life!

Bear in Sunshine

Have fun with Bear, whatever the weather! BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

Bear about Town

Visit all the places in Bear’s town and learn the days of the week!

Bear in a Square

Search for hidden shapes, and count them as you go. PAPERBACK $6.99 usd | BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd BILINGUAL SPANISH PAPERBACK $6.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

PAPERBACK $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

Bear on a Bike

Try different types of transportation with Bear. PAPERBACK (32PP) $6.99 usd BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd BILINGUAL SPANISH PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

Bear on the Go First Puzzles

Travel here and there beside busy Bear with four simple mini puzzles.

Barefoot illustrator Debbie Harter uses a bold, high-contrast color palette with eye-catching black-and-white accents to enchant little eyes.

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

Buy Bear on a Bike board book + puzzle & save! $17.99 usd

FUZZY FRIENDS

c. Little Lion Puppet

$14.99 usd

Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 7 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND PAWS

d. Little Pig Puppet

$14.99 usd

Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 8 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND LEGS

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Clare Beaton

Little ones love the repetition and rhyme in these humorous question-and-answer board books. Introduce animals and opposites, and savor the anticipation of the funny endings! AGES 1 – 4 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK

a. How Loud Is a Lion?

$6.99 usd

Journey to Africa to meet gazelles, gorillas and more! Buy How Loud Is a Lion? + lion puppet & save! $19.99 usd

b. How Big Is a Pig?

b a $6.99 usd

Follow an inquisitive pig around the farm.

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Buy How Big Is a Pig? + pig puppet & save! $19.99 usd Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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Act out classic nursery rhyme s together!

Playtime Rhymes for Little People

Illustrated by Clare Beaton and sung by Susan Reed

Head and shoulders, knees and toes! These 40 traditional nursery rhymes come with instructions for the accompanying actions — ideal for active storytimes. Includes audio CD. AGES 0 – 5 64PP 9 X10¼ IN HARDCOVER WITH MUSIC CD $19.99 usd

Baby’s First Book

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Clare Beaton’s Animal Rhymes Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Run, jump and roar along with a rowdy bunch of wild animals! Baby will love to name and count the animals in these witty rhymes.

Featuring favorite nursery rhymes and busy scenes to pore over and discuss, this charming cloth-bound book, which showcases the timeless fabric artwork of Clare Beaton, is one to treasure. AGES 0 – 2 64PP 95/8 X 95/8 IN HARDCOVER $19.99 usd

Mother Goose First Puzzles

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Clare Beaton’s Action Rhymes

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Four simple puzzles of classic nursery rhyme scenes, just right for even the smallest hands.

Build language and movement skills at storytime. Show baby the actions that accompany classic nursery rhymes like “Pat-a-Cake” and “Incy Wincy Spider” and act them out together.

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

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

These interactive books and gifts turn storytime into playtime! Written by Joan Gannij Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Play hide-and-seek with wild animals from all over the world! Searching for the sneaky creature hidden on every page will engage and delight little readers. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK

Elusive Moose

$6.99 usd

Hidden Hippo

$6.99 usd

Meet animals in the snowy north. Venture to Africa to find the hippo.

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Play peek-a-boo with finger puppets!

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Buy Who’s in the Garden? + bunny puppet & save! $21.99 usd Written by Phillis Gershator and illustrated by Jill McDonald

Enjoy a colorful game of peek-a-boo with lots of friendly animals. With rhyming texts and quirky collage illustrations, these sturdy board books feature peek-a-boo holes for storytime play.

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AGES 1 – 4 24PP 8⅝ X 8⅝ IN LARGE BOARD BOOK

a. Who’s in the Garden?

$14.99 usd

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Meet the little creatures who call the garden home.

b. Who’s in the Farmyard?

$14.99 usd

Head on down to the busy farm!

c. Who’s in the Forest?

Buy Who’s in the Farmyard? + chick puppet & save! $21.99 usd

$14.99 usd

Explore the deep, dark forest at night.

Barefoot illustrator Jill McDonald’s whimsical mixedmedia collages are full of friendly animals to name and count at playtime.

d. Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 5 IN LONG $8.99 usd

e. Chick Finger Puppet

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Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 4 IN TALL $8.99 usd

f. Owl Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

Buy Who’s in the Forest? + owl puppet & save! $21.99 usd

AGES 3+ 4 IN TALL $8.99 usd

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Learn the basics with these colorful skill-building books.

Cleo’s Counting Book

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Caroline Mockford

Learn to count from one to ten, then practice counting back again! Go on an adventure with inquisitive Cleo and count what you find in the big, colorful world. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Practice counting

1, 2, 3...

Counting Cockatoos

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

One Moose, Twenty Mice

This charming alliterative text teaches counting from one to twelve. Use the interactive pages at the back of the book to practice naming the animals you’ve met.

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Clare Beaton

Count from one to twenty with one moose, two crabs, three ladybugs and many more animal friends in this quirky book from fabric illustrator Clare Beaton. Can you spot the cat hiding on each page?

AGES 1 – 4 32PP 6¼ X 7⅞ IN BOARD BOOK $8.99 usd

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

Buy Counting Cockatoos, Octopus Opposites + Alligator Alphabet & save! $23.99 usd

Learn the

ABCs

Cleo’s Alphabet Book

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Caroline Mockford

“A is crunchy, crisp and red. B floats on the waves.” Explore Cleo’s world and guess the words in this playful interactive take on the classic alphabet book. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

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Alligator Alphabet

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

From alligators to zebras, meet an alphabet of animals from all over the world rendered in bright, childlike acrylic illustrations. Then recite the alphabet with the practice page at the back! AGES 1 – 4 32PP 6¼ X 7⅞ IN BOARD BOOK $8.99 usd


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Buy Fast and Slow + Big and Small & save! $11.99 usd

Barefoot Basics

We can lay the foundation for early learning long before children can recite their ABCs. Help baby fall in love with reading now and reap the rewards as she grows! Early exposure to language through reading, talking and singing has a profound influence on children’s learning through life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all parents read to babies from birth.

Babies lo high-cont ve il ustratio rast ns! Big and Small

Fast and Slow

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

This beautiful board book features first vocabulary about nature with appealing illustrations that compare the itty-bitty things we see in nature with great big wonders like trees and mountains.

Introduce first vocabulary about transportation when you share this essential baby book. The bright illustrations compare slow-moving vehicles with speedy machines like cars and rockets.

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd SPANISH BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Explore

opposites Octopus Opposites

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

Meet creatures big and small, young and old, shy and bold as you learn all kinds of opposites in this lively book. Then discover where each creature lives in the bright pages at the end! AGES 1 – 4 32PP 6¼ X 7⅞ IN BOARD BOOK $8.99 usd

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Research shows that reading interactively has a substantial impact on language development. Try pointing and naming the objects you see, and ask questions as you read.

Want to brush up on your storytelling skills? Host a Barefoot Party! Enjoy a spellbinding storytime, and learn tips for sharing stories with your family while you browse the Barefoot collection. See page 48 to learn more.

Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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Charming images of hand-sewn fabric artwork!

a. Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes

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These sweet, sleepy rhymes are just right for sharing night after night. AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Buy all 6 Clare Beaton’s Rhymes board books & save! $36.99 usd

b. Clare Beaton’s Garden Rhymes

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A garden of gentle rhymes designed to comfort and soothe.

See page 10 for Clare Beaton’s Animal Rhymes and Clare Beaton’s Action Rhymes.

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

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d c. Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes

Unwind together with calming classic nursery rhymes.

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AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

d. Clare Beaton’s Farmyard Rhymes

White Bunny Rabbit Puppet

Savor peaceful bedtimes with familiar farmyard friends.

Put baby to bed with lul aby CDs! Produced by Putumayo World Music ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN

African Dreamland CD

Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 8 IN LONG WORKABLE HEAD AND PAWS $14.99 usd

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 6 5/8 X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Artist Clare Beaton hand-sews her dreamy illustrations from felt and vintage fabrics adorned with beads, buttons and bric-a-brac.

Featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more! 29:06 RUNTIME $15.99 usd

Acoustic Dreamland CD

Covers of James Taylor, Wilco and more! 31:10 RUNTIME $15.99 usd

e. Mother Goose Remembers

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

Celtic Dreamland CD

Celtic favorites like Dougie MacLean and Seamus Egan!

Lull your little one to sleep with this handsome collection of classic nursery rhymes. From Little Bo Peep to Humpty Dumpty, these rhymes are perfect for bedtime sharing. Includes audio CD.

32:35 RUNTIME $15.99 usd

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

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Star light, star b right . . .

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Starlight Sailor

Written by James Mayhew and 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 $14.99 usd

I Took the Moon for a Walk

Written by Carolyn Curtis and illustrated by Alison Jay

Alison Jay’s enchanting illustrations will guide little ones through a reassuring exploration of the world after dark. Meet nocturnal animals and learn about phases of the moon in the educational notes at the end. A perennial bedtime favorite. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd | SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd 85/8 X 85/8 IN LARGE BOARD BOOK $14.99 usd

One of S cholastic ’s Parent and Child oks 100 Greatest Bo for Kids! Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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Sunny Days Explore the garden and beyond with these books and gifts for little nature lovers.

Skip through the Seasons

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Jump into January, then journey through the rest of the year. Look for a list of items in every seasonal scene, from sailboats in the summer to snow boots in the winter. Full of fascinating information about the months, seasons and days of the week. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $6.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

Includes 7 fun eco-friendly activities!

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

Written by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Anne Wilson

Celebrate the natural splendor of our planet with this gorgeous anthology of nature stories from around the world. Each story is followed by a hands-on activity that promotes green living and reinforces the message of the story.

a a. Listen, Listen

Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Alison Jay

Look closely and listen carefully as you explore the natural world and find that it’s buzzing, crunching and popping with sounds! Bonus seek-and-find pages explore some of the things that you might see in each season. AGES 1 – 7 32PP 85/8 X 85/8 IN LARGE BOARD BOOK $14.99 usd

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APRIL 2015 | What’s This? A Seed’s Story Written and illustrated by Caroline Mockford

Share the excitement of a small girl as she discovers how a tiny seed gradually grows into a beautiful sunflower — and how the sunflower makes seeds for the following year. Includes advice on cultivating seeds and growing a sunflower fort. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

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AGES 5 – 11 96PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK $14.99 usd


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MAY 2015 | Kids’ Garden

Written by Whitney Cohen, Life Lab Science Program Illustrated by Roberta Arenson

How green are your thumbs? Forty colorful cards with playful illustrations offer youngsters lots of fun ways to enjoy simple science and craft projects, both indoors and outside, all year round. Includes 8-page booklet with facts about year-round plant care, garden tools and safety. AGES 8+ BOX 8½ X 6½ X 2 IN 40 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET $19.99 usd

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c. Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 5 IN LONG $8.99 usd

b. Over in the Meadow Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed

d. Hedgehog Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 4 IN LONG $8.99 usd

Who will you meet down in the meadow? Find lots of friendly animals and count their babies. Sing and dance along with the catchy audio and video animation, and then enjoy the notes at the end about meadows and the animals you’ve met. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

Buy Over in the Meadow + puzzle & save! $21.99 usd

Sunny Day Pond: A Puzzle Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

e. Over in the Meadow 2-in-a-Box Puzzle Illustrated by Jill McDonald

This springy pair of puzzles features scenes from Over in the Meadow. With two difficulty levels, this set grows along with little readers.

Work together to build three animal puzzles before the rain starts to fall. Everyone wins! AGES 3+ BOX 12¼ X 9 X 1½ IN GAME BOARD AND PLAYING PIECES $17.99

Make works of art with fruit and vegetable stamps!

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

Create a tiny rainforest in a fishbowl!

Grandpa’s Garden

Written by Stella Fry Illustrated by Sheila Moxley

Join Grandpa and Billy as they sow vegetables in the springtime, care for them throughout the year and harvest a bumper crop in the autumn. Then plan your own vegetable patch with the fact-packed notes at the end! AGES 3 – 7 40PP 9 X 10¼ IN PAPERBACK $8.99 usd

Build a toad home and see if they come to visit! Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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“. . . children can improve flexibility, grace and agility while at the same time improving inner strength, confidence and self-esteem” — Deepak Chopra

Learning to cook strengthens children’s understanding of physical science as they explore states of matter, the effects of temperature and more! They also practice key math skills as they measure ingredients. Cooking is a natural — and delicious — way to learn!

Yoga Pretzels 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids and Grownups

Written by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Twist, bend and stretch with 50 colorful cards — a wonderful introduction to yoga for enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes. Practice forward bends, back bends and balance poses solo, or try a partner pose with a friend. ALL AGES 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX 5½ X 7¼ X 1¼ IN DECK $14.99 usd

The Prince’s Breakfast

Retold by Joanne Oppenheim, illustrated by Miriam Latimer and narrated by Hugh Bonneville

Namaste

The Prince is a fussy eater, but his parents have a grand solution — a world tour! Will tortillas in Mexico, idlees in Agra or plantains in Zambia be the answer? A fantastic tool for addressing mealtime struggles. Includes story CD read by Hugh Bonneville. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

The Prince’s Breakfast narrator Hugh Bonneville is known for his acting roles in Downton Abbey, Notting Hill and Doctor Who.

Stretch and center with yoga! My Daddy Is a Pretzel Yoga for Parents and Kids

Written by Baron Baptiste and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Created for parents and children to share together, this unique yoga book introduces a range of poses and shows how families can integrate their yoga practice into their daily lives. ALL AGES 48PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $8.99 usd

Yoga CD Produced by Putumayo World Music Over 70 minutes of world music specially selected to play during yoga or meditation. ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 71:32 RUNTIME $15.99 usd

Buy Yoga Pretzels, My Daddy Is a Pretzel + Yoga CD & save! $36.99 usd

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The Little Red Hen

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

A tiny grain of wheat starts the little red hen’s rewarding journey toward creating her own delicious loaf of bread. Will her friends the rooster and the mouse help with all the hard work? Includes story CD read by Debra Messing as well as a recipe for baking your own loaf of bread. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd


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W h a t ’s c o o k in g ? Roll up your sleeves and get into the kitchen! It’s time to get cooking. MAY 2015 | Kids’ Kitchen

Written by Fiona Bird and illustrated by Roberta Arenson

Encourage budding chefs to create tasty meals with 40 fun recipe cards that feature healthy dishes from around the world. Simple step-by-step instructions put kids in control as they learn that cooking is more than an art — it’s a science! Includes 8-page booklet with information on nutrition, kitchen safety and terminology. This edition has been updated with even tastier recipes. AGES 8+ 40 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX 8½ X 6½ X 2 IN DECK $19.99 usd

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon Written by Jules Bass Illlustrated by Debbie Harter

Laminated recipe cards wipe clean!

Try a fun twist on French toast!

“Herb’s story tells the tale of the future ” — Sir Paul McCartn

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Meet Herb, the dragon who prefers gardening to gobbling meat. When his vegetable-loving ways get him into a sticky situation, will he be able to stay true to his values?

Whip up an herby pesto!

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

The Little Red Hen narrator and longtime Barefoot fan Debra Messing is known for her roles in Will and Grace, Smash and The Starter Wife. Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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The World of Barefoot

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

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, UK. We may be separated by an ocean, but we work as one global team!

Research shows that children often draw incorrect conclusions about other cultures. Sharing stories from around the world is a great way to start a conversation about diversity.

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Fred Penner

Get ready for school with children from around the world to the tune of this classic song! Cultivate awareness with this peek into daily life in four different cultures. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

Meet kidslafnrdo,mIndia & China! Mali, Eng

My Granny Went to Market A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Illustration from Map of the World Play Scene (see page 36)

Becoming a Barefoot Ambassador connects you to a diverse network of passionate people living in ten countries — and counting! Want to join us? Talk to your Ambassador!

Fly away with Granny and count with her as she spins around the world on a magiccarpet shopping trip! The vibrant artwork and fun rhymes will introduce people and places from all over the world. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $6.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

Whole World

Illustrated by Christopher Corr Sung by Fred Penner Celebrate the wonders of the planet with this new spin on a familiar song! Features notes about the creatures and environments you’ve seen, as well as fun tips for green living. Includes audio singalong and video animation. ALL AGES 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

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3+

¡Hola! Nî Hâo! Hello!

Get to know children around the world and explore the places they call home. Children of the World Memory Game Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Match pairs of children from different countries in this skill-building game of concentration. AGES 4 – 7 BOX 8 X 8½ X 1 IN 72 CARDS $15.99 usd

Learn to s “hel o” in ay 36 language s!

Buy the pair & save! $22.99 usd

If You’re Happy and You Know it!

Adapted by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Sophie Fatus and sung by Susan Reed

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

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 the animals you see in Swahili. Bursting with seven pages of facts about the people and animals of Tanzania and much more. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd | FRENCH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

We’re Sailing Down the Nile

Barefoot author Laurie Krebs draws inspiration for her books from her travels around the world.

A Journey through Egypt Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Learn about ancient Egyptians as you sail along the Nile on a felucca. Includes extensive notes about pyramids, mummies, hieroglyphics and more!

Off We Go to Mexico!

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

An Adventure in the Sun Written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Christopher Corr

Take a trip to vibrant Mexico and meet the people and animals who make their home there. Features easy Spanish vocabulary for fun foreign language learning, and facts about Mexican culture and history. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd | SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

World Playground CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music

“Waltzing Matilda,” “Mardi Gras Mambo” and more! ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 37:17 RUNTIME $15.99 usd

Little Elephant Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

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

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The Gigantic Turnip

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

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

Milk the cows, pick the cherries and gather the eggs as you spend a busy day on the farm! Then learn about how farm products are made at the end. Includes audio singalong and video animation.

It’s the most exciting harvest yet for these two farmers! Among the peas, carrots, potatoes and beans, they find an enormous turnip growing. It will take a lot of help from animal friends to pull it free . . . and to eat it too! Includes story CD.

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

Count the funny farm animals!

AGES 3 – 7 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd PAPERBACK $7.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

Driving my Tractor

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

Join a busy farmer and his animals as they travel through the seasons and spot everything that is happening on the farm. Learn about crops, farm animals and machinery in the pages at the end. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

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

Buy Driving my Tractor + puzzle & save! $21.99 usd

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This puzzle duo features a 12-piece winter scene and a 24-piece summer scene for year-round farmyard fun. AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12- AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES $14.99 usd


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Head down to the farm to find out where our food comes from!

Chick Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 4 IN TALL $8.99 usd

Buy Millie’s Chickens paperback + chick puppet & save! $15.99 usd

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a. Millie’s Chickens

Written by Brenda Williams and illustrated by Valeria Cis

Rise early with Millie and watch her care for her backyard chickens in this playful rhyming story. Then delve into the notes at the back to learn all about chickens, including anatomy and breeds. You’ll even find recipes for egg dishes! AGES 5 – 9 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $8.99 usd | HARDCOVER $16.99 usd

b. Count Your Chickens! Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

Cooperate to collect the 40 baby chicks — but watch out for the fox! AGES 3+ BOX 12¼ X 9 X 1½ IN GAME BOARD AND PLAYING PIECES $17.99 usd

c. The Beeman

Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Valeria Cis

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Grandpa is the Beeman! Join him as he tends to the hives, explains how they live and collects the honey that they make. Includes extensive notes on bees as well as a recipe for apple and honey muffins. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $8.99 usd

Interior from The Beeman

Buy The Beeman + bee puppet & save! $23.99 usd

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$16.99 usd

Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 8 IN LONG WORKABLE LEGS

Buzz! Board Game

Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

Work together to collect nectar and beat the bear to the hive. Everybody wins! BOX 115/8

AGES 5+ X 9¼ X GAME BOARD AND PLAYING PIECES $17.99 usd

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Ambassador Leader Dena Davis is also the founder of Stories by the Sea, a program that offers writing workshops to children and adults in coastal Maine. Dena says the Barefoot collection is the perfect teaching tool!

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Port Side Pirates!

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

Jump aboard and travel the high seas with this band of buccaneers. Learn all about famous pirates and ships — or walk the plank! Includes audio singalong and video animation.

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

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Keep the pirate fun going with these two engaging puzzles featuring scenes from Port Side Pirates! AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12- AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES $14.99 usd

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

Buy Port Side Pirates! + puzzle & save! $21.99 usd

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3+

Dive deep below the sea with these aquatic reads.

Secret Seahorse

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

Set off on a quest to find the sparkly seahorse hidden among the creatures of the ocean floor. The jeweled fabric illustrations and poetic text make this rhyming hide-and-seek book perfect for summer storytimes. AGES 1– 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Mermaid Island Board Game Produced by Peaceable Kingdom

Steer clear of the Sea Witch and work together to get the mermaids to safety in this fun cooperative game. AGES 5+ BOX 12¼ X 9 X 1½ IN GAME BOARD AND PLAYING PIECES $17.99 usd

Out of the Blue

Illustrated by Alison Jay

Follow Alison Jay’s distinctive cracklevarnished artwork as a storm (and what it brings) transforms the seashore for a day in this breathtaking wordless book. Curl up together and tell the stories you see in the pictures, or let little ones relish the intricate illustrations on their own. ALL AGES 32PP 10 X 10 IN HARDCOVER $16.99 usd

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This beautifully illustrated game of concentration and dexterity, which includes 12 wooden fish, 2 magnetic rods and an underwater scene box is great fun solo or with friends. AGES 2+ BOX 11 X 6 X 1 IN 2 FISHING RODS, 12 FISH AND AN UNDERWATER SCENE $24.99 usd

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

Adapted by Jessica Law, illustrated by Jill McDonald and sung by The Flannery Brothers This entertaining cumulative singalong introduces kids to the marine food chain with lots of humor and fun. Dive deep into factual notes about the food chain, blue holes and the creatures you’ve met in the story. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

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Amazing Animals

Meet animals from all over the world! Slither, shake and leap in the jungle! PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK W/ MUSIC CD $9.99 usd

The Farmyard Jamboree

Count with ten cool Caribbean bugs.

Meet and count baby barnyard animals.

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK W/ MUSIC CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK W/ MUSIC CD $9.99 usd

A Dragon on the Doorstep

Spend a day working on the farm.

Chase your fears away!

AGES 3 – 7 10 X 9¾ IN 32PP

The Animal Boogie

Creepy Crawly Calypso

Walking through the Jungle

A Farmer’s Life for Me

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD (24PP) $9.99 usd

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

What’s that animal chasing you?

Driving my Tractor

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK W/ MUSIC CD $9.99 usd

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

Let’s gather up the farm animals!

When children groove to our singalongs, they strengthen their physical coordination and control, and sharpen their listening skills and ability to follow directions. Most of all, they have a blast! 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s Spot a rainbow of zippy vehicles. AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

Port Side Pirates!

Set sail and search for treasure. AGES 3 – 7 32PP $9.99 usd

Space Song Rocket Ride

Blast off through the galaxy. AGES 3 – 7 32PP $9.99 usd

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APRIL 2014 | Outdoor Opposites Magic Train Ride Let’s go camping!

AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd HARDCOVER W/ ENHANCED CD $16.99 usd

We All Go Traveling By

Zoom and beep with noisy vehicles. AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

The Shape Song Swingalong

Imagine a colorful world of shapes. AGES 4 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

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Travel anywhere you can imagine! AGES 3 – 7 32PP $9.99 usd

Up, Up, Up!

Fly high in a hot-air balloon. AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

Thrilling Adventures Travel the world — and beyond!


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3+

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10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD

If You’re Happy and You Know it! Dance with kids from 36 countries.

The Wheels on the Bus

Ride a chicken bus in Guatemala.

AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

AGES 3 – 6 24PP $9.99 usd HARDCOVER W/ ENHANCED CD $16.99 usd

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Over in the Meadow

AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

Whole World

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

ALL AGES 32PP $9.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

Get ready for school around the world.

An ecological twist on a favorite tune.

Count baby animals in the meadow.

Learn about the marine food chain.

Knick Knack Paddy Whack Play knick knack from one to ten!

Classic Songs

Enjoy famous favorites with a Barefoot twist!

AGES 3 – 7 24PP $9.99 usd

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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Follow a friendly family through their busy day. Each scene is teeming with people, places and things that are labeled for vocabulary building. You’ll meet friends of all colors, shapes and sizes. A must-have for every family library!

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

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No two families are the same. Explore different dynamics in these stories of siblings, parents and grandparents. Motherbridge of Love Illustrated by Josée Masse

Celebrate the love of adoptive mothers and birth mothers alike with this beautiful poem.

AGES

Barefoot Families

3+

We’ve come a long way since two moms founded Barefoot Books from their homes more than twenty years ago. But family is still the foundation of everything we do! Research shows that reading is the academic subject most responsive to family influence. Reading ability is also a strong predictor of overall academic success. When families read together, it has a significant impact on children.

ALL AGES 32PP 9 X 10¼ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

We believe that love makes a family. That’s why all kinds of families — from adoptive families to stepfamilies to extended families — have a home in our books.

MARCH 2015 | Daddy Island Written by Philip Wells Illustrated by Niki Daly

Pretend to be a storm, a bear and more as you explore Daddy Island. AGES 3–7 24PP 9 X 10¼ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

Emily’s Tiger

Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

When Emily is angry, she turns into a tiger! Can Granny help? AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

Ruby’s Baby Brother

A celeb ration of adoption

Illustration from My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words

Written by Kathryn White and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Ruby’s not so sure about the smelly, noisy baby her parents just brought home. . . AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd | SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd Shopping with Dad

Written by Matt Harvey and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Going to the store with Dad is always a wild adventure! AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

Looking for a fun family project? Start a family business selling Barefoot books. Kids can learn math and social skills while getting hands-on business experience. You can learn — and earn — together! Contact a Barefoot Ambassador to learn more

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I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton Travel back in time to romp with a herd of dynamic dinosaurs! The paperback edition includes lots of fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd 24PP 6⅝ X 6½ IN BOARD BOOK $6.99 usd

Dinosaur Block Puzzle Illustrated by Clare Beaton Nine colorful cube pieces come together to form six different prehistoric scenes.

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

Buy I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur paperback + puzzle & save! $19.99 usd

Dinosaur Stickers Produced by Djeco

Read along with a toothy T. Rex!

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

Thesaurus Rex

Written by Laya Steinberg and illustrated by Debbie Harter Join a bouncy dinosaur as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps! Little ones will have fun imitating the actions and learning first synonyms as they go. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

T. Rex Puppet

Produced by Folkmanis AGES 3+ 6 IN TALL MOVEABLE MOUTH AND ARMS $14.99 usd

A Dragon on the Doorstep

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner Conquer common fears with this boisterous singalong, in which kids challenge dragons, lions and other fearsome 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 $9.99 usd

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Jungle Animals

Buy The Animal Boogie paperback with enhanced CD + puzzle & save! $19.99 usd

The Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle

The Animal Boogie

Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

Walking through the Jungle Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

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 mimicking actions. Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Head out on an adventure! Look and listen for all sorts of animals as you hike through the jungle, float on the ocean and climb a mountain — but look out, what’s that behind you? Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Create a colorful scene from the Indian jungle with this 36-piece jigsaw puzzle. AGES 3 – 8 BOX 4½ X 4 X 4½ IN FINISHED SIZE 16 X 16 IN 36-PIECE PUZZLE $12.99 usd

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

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

We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

An Amazon Adventure Written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Anne Wilson

Find out what pink dolphins, poison dart frogs and leaf-cutter ants do all day on your expedition through the Amazon rainforest. Then dive into the illustrated fact pages to learn about the people, animals and conservation of the largest tropical rainforest in the world.

Animal Playground CD

Produced by Putumayo World Music A zoo of global tunes! ALL AGES 5 X 5½ IN 44:10 RUNTIME $15.99 usd

Animals Stickers Produced by Djeco

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

Monkey Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 5 IN TALL $8.99 usd

Macaw Finger Puppet Produced by Folkmanis

AGES 3+ 7 IN TALL $8.99 usd

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

The Parrot Tico Tango

Written and illustrated by Anna Witte Sung by Brian Amador With an infectious tune and hilarious cumulative text, the story of Tico Tango, the naughty fruit-snatching parrot, introduces animals of the rainforest, colors and tropical fruits. Includes audio singalong. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH MUSIC CD $9.99 usd

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The Journey Home from Grandpa’s

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

As your little yellow car whizzes home from Grandpa’s house, see what you can spot along the way — a purple train, an orange truck and more. Perfect to bring along for family vacation singalongs! Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s 2-in-a-Box Puzzle

Buy The Journey Home from Grandpas’s + puzzle & save! $21.99 usd

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

“Why settle for ordinary? Ride a ‘chicken bus’ in Guatemala!” The Wheels on the Bus

Jump on board! Take an exciting bus ride through the countryside from a Guatemalan village to a market town with this Latin-inspired take on a favorite song. Then read all about life in Guatemala! Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Travel to the jungle, outer space and even a magical land of cakes in this far-out train journey! Encourage imaginative play while building literacy skills with rhyme and repetition. Includes audio singalong and video animation.

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Melanie Williamson Sung by The Amador Family

AGES 3 – 6 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD $16.99 usd

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Magic Train Ride

Written by Sally Crabtree Illustrated by Sonia Esplugas Sung by Sally Crabtree

— Kirkus Reviews

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

Zip from storytime to playtime with this duo of puzzles featuring a fast red fire engine and a big green digger. AGES 3 – 7 BOX 8 X 6½ X 2⅓ IN FINISHED SIZE 9 X 7 IN 12- AND 24-PIECE PUZZLES $14.99 usd


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3+

Get the wiggles out this summer with these bright, bouncy adventures.

APRIL 2015 | Outdoor Opposites

Written by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Rachel Oldfield and sung by The Flannery Brothers Grab your backpack and head into the countryside for a camping adventure full of contrasts. Little ones love to try out the opposite actions as they sing and dance along. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd | HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD $16.99 usd

Barefoot artist Rachel Oldfield fell in love with children’s illustration while painting school murals in India.

Up, Up, Up!

Written and sung by Susan Reed Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

Float high above the world on a hotair-balloon adventure! Spot all kinds of vehicles, creatures and terrains as you look down at the earth from a birds-eye view. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

a. We All Go Traveling By

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

Vroom, beep and rumble along with a rainbow of noisy vehicles in this boisterous I-spy adventure. Can you remember all the words as the silly cumulative song builds? Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

Knick Knack Paddy Whack The Shape Song Swingalong

Written and sung by SteveSongs Illustrated by David Sim Sing and dance along with SteveSongs and learn how to use shapes to create everything from castles to cities to beachside waterslides! Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

b. Let’s Go! Stickers Produced by Djeco

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

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Illustrated by Christiane Engel Sung by SteveSongs Groove along with SteveSongs’ toe-tapping take on the familiar counting tune. Then delve into the notes at the end and learn all about the musical instrument families heard in the song. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd

I Wish I Were a Pilot

Written by Stella Blackstone and 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 $6.99 usd

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There’s always time for one more story on a carefree summer night. Jack and the Beanstalk

Retold by Richard Walker Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Richard Hope

Climb the magic beanstalk with Jack! This absorbing 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 $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd

Ruby’s Sleepover

Perfect for happy, peaceful bedtimes!

Written by Kathryn White IIllustrated by Miriam Latimer

Balmy summer nights are just right for camping out! Join imaginative Ruby and her friend Mai as they brave all kinds of scary characters for a nighttime adventure — are the pirates, dragons and giants real, or in their imagination? AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

The Prince’s Bedtime

Written by Joanne Oppenheim, illustrated by Miriam Latimer and narrated by Hugh Bonneville

Unwind together with the story of the stubborn Prince who won’t go to sleep — you’ll both giggle as you guess what will finally help him doze off. Includes story CD read by Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 8½ X10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

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AGES

3+

Familiar favorites for bedtime! The Story Tree

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

Storytime

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

This colorful collection of familiar favorites like “Stone Soup” and “The Gingerbread Man” was specially crafted for reading aloud to young children. Includes story CD read by Harry Potter actor Jim Broadbent.

This easy-to-follow anthology includes classic stories alongside lesser-known tales from Norway, India and beyond. With quirky illustrations and humorous stories that are just right for sharing, The Story Tree is the perfect introduction to world folklore. Includes story CD. AGES 3 – 7 64PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $15.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 96PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $15.99 usd

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Spacecraft Folding Paper Toys

Produced by Djeco

Construct intergalactic robots and spaceships with this kit, which includes step-by-step instructions and materials to create 5 toys. AGES 7+ 5 SHEETS OF 9¼ X 12¼ IN ORIGAMI PAPER FOR MAKING 5 MODELS $12.99 usd

Space Song Rocket Ride

Written by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by David Sim and sung by Mark Collins

Blast through the galaxy to our own solar system, explore the mysteries of space to a rocking beat — and still make it home for bedtime. Packed with facts about space exploration and more. Includes audio singalong and video animation. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD $16.99 usd

Star Seeker A Journey to Outer Space Written by Theresa Heine and illustrated by Victor Tavares

Little Red Riding Hood

Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Célia Chauffrey Narrated by Imelda Staunton

With fresh, finely detailed art by French artist Célia Chauffrey and a bold, fearless Little Red, this retelling of the classic cautionary tale is a real bedtime treat. Includes story CD read by Harry Potter actress Imelda Staunton. AGES 3 – 8 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd

Explore the heavens with this unique introduction to the night sky, which blends adventure, science and mythology. Includes information about the solar system and star lore. AGES 5 – 11 32PP 8½X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

I Could Be, You Could Be

Written by Karen Owen Illustrated by Barroux

This fun rhyming text explores the power of make-believe. What will your little one be tonight? Includes instructions for making your own mask. AGES 2 – 6 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $6.99 usd

On-the-Go Origami Aircraft Produced by Djeco Create 20 paper planes with this fun origami kit, which includes 20 preprinted sheets and step-by-step instructions. AGES 7+ 20 SHEETS OF 9¼ x 12¼ IN ORIGAMI PAPER FOR MAKING 5 MODELS $12.99 usd

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Features princesses from all around the world!

Barefoot Women

From our award-winning books to our Ambassador program, which enables anyone to build a home-based business, Barefoot strives to empower women in all that we do. Finding stories about strong princesses has always been a priority for Editor-in-Chief Tessa Strickland. “The princess archetype isn’t about material privilege or social status,” she says. “It’s about self-esteem and personal power.”

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

Meet princesses from all over the world — Kenya, China, Denmark and more — in this charming anthology of traditional princess tales. Perfect for reading aloud with little royals. Includes story CD.

Powerful female role models like The Arabian Nights’ storyteller queen Shahrazade and engineer princess Dara of Dara’s Clever Trap help empower young girls to be strong, smart and confident!

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

Princess Stickers Produced by Djeco

AGES 3+ 8½ X 9 IN 4 SHEETS 160 COLORFUL STICKERS $4.99 usd Princesses 100 Piece Puzzle

Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Produced by Mudpuppy Press

This 100-piece puzzle features a majestic castle fit for a princess and comes in a handsome reusable tin. AGES 5+ FINISHED SIZE 12 X 18 IN 100-PIECE PUZZLE KEEPSAKE TIN $14.99 usd

Buy The Barefoot Book of Princesses + puzzle & save! $29.99 usd

The Princess and the Pea

Retold and narrated by Xanthe Gresham and illustrated by Miss Clara

Illustration from Dara’s Clever Trap

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Climb a toppling stack of royal mattresses in this sumptuous retelling of the classic tale, which features Miss Clara’s unforgettable three-dimensional artwork. Includes story CD narrated by author and acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham. AGES 4 – 8 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD $17.99 usd

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These tales of strong, smart princesses will empower and inspire. Barefoot illustrator Martina Peluso says she loves honoring the women who have taught and nurtured her by painting images of courageous female characters in her books. The Princess of the Springs A Story from Brazil Retold by Mary Finch Illustrated by Martina Peluso

A brave young princess sets out on a dangerous adventure to rescue both her mother and her baby son in this traditional tale from Brazil. AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK $7.99 usd

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Dara’s Clever Trap

A Story from Cambodia Retold by Liz Flanagan Illustrated by Martina Peluso

Meet a cunning princess who is known for her brains, not her beauty. Dara uses her talent as an engineer to foil a wicked plot and save both her husband and her father in this Cambodian traditional tale. AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK $7.99 usd

“Happily-ever-after with a STEM feminist twist: how very timely” — Kirkus Reviews The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Retold by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Miss Clara

The king’s twelve daughters wake every morning with their fine shoes in tatters. Where are they going each night? This gorgeously illustrated version of the classic tale will intrigue and delight. AGES 8+ 64PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK $9.99 usd

The Real Princess

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

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! Includes story CD read by Juliet Stevenson. AGES 4 – 9 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK $8.99 usd

Sharpen math skil s!

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FROM A NEW POINT OF VIEW The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales

Written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, illustrated by Amanda Hall and narrated by Debra Messing

These eight stories from the Jewish folk tradition, retold by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, will captivate children of all faiths and cultures. Includes two story CDs read by Debra Messing and facts about the Jewish faith. AGES 7+ 80PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER WITH 2 STORY CDS $19.99 usd

g! in s s e M a r b e D y b Narrated The Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales

Retold by Sherab Chödzin and Alexandra Kohn Illustrated by Marie Cameron Experience the warmth, wisdom and compassion of Buddhist thought. With tales from India, China, Japan and Tibet, this vibrant collection is sure to provoke debate.

The Great Race

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

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

Selected by Apple as one of the 10 best apps of all time! 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

AGES 6+ 80PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK $14.99 usd

The Mountains of Tibet

Written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

Travel to Tibet and hear about the happy journey of a Tibetan woodcutter’s soul. With commentary by world-renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Soygal Rinpoche, this exquisitely illustrated story will help start a dialogue about the cycle of life. ALL AGES 32PP 8⅛ X 10⅜ IN HARDCOVER $16.99 usd

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Map of the World Play Scene Illustrated by Christopher Corr

With over 50 reusable vinyl stickers, this color-coded map set is perfect for exploring the faces and places of the world. AGES 4 – 9 9 X 12 IN CLOSED 3 SHEETS OF REUSABLE VINYL STICKERS AND STICKER BOARD $14.99 usd

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6+ L  earn about people, animals, landmarks and more Features handpainted maps with colorful icons I ncludes a pull-out map and lift-the-flap booklets Barefoot Books World Atlas

Written by Nick Crane Illustrated by David Dean

“An unconventional beauty” — Boston Globe

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 21st century atlas takes readers wherever they want to go.

Travel all around the world from your own home!

ALL AGES 52PP 10 X 11¾ IN 12 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS 6 GATEFOLDS 17 X 29 IN PULL-OUT MAP HARDCOVER $19.99 usd

BRING THE WO RLD

Explore the countries and cultures of the world — no passport required.

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Illustrations from Barefoot Books World Atlas

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a. The Boy Who Grew Flowers

Written by Jen Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams

Inspired by her brother’s experience with autism, author Jen Wojtowicz weaves the story of Rink Bowagon, an unusual boy with an incredible secret, and how his life changes when a kind new girl joins his class. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

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HeroesP & Heroines Brave, kind role models for boys and girls alike. Booklist Editor’s Choice! Lola’s Fandango

Written by Anna Witte Illustrated by Micha Archer Narrated by The Amador Family

Little Lola is tired of living in her big sister’s shadow. But when she starts taking secret flamenco lessons from her Papi, will she find her own special talent? Includes story CD and notes on Spanish vocabulary. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER WITH STORY CD $16.99 usd PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd SPANISH PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd

b. Mama Panya’s Pancakes A Village Tale from Kenya

Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin and illustrated by Julia Cairns

“Rink is a hero because he told Angelina his secret about growing flowers on his body, which was brave” — Elfe (daughter of Liz Hughes, Ambassador Leader)

Adika wants to invite the whole village over for dinner to taste his mama’s pancakes — but how will they feed everyone? This celebration of community and generosity includes nine pages of information about the language, lifestyle and geography of Kenya. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK $7.99 usd

The Tear Thief

Written by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli and narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The ethereal Tear Thief secretly gathers tears as they fall and uses them to light up the moon. This powerful, lyrical book is sure to start a conversation about how we express our feelings. Includes story CD read by Juliet Stevenson. AGES 4 – 9 32PP 8½ X 10¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $9.99 usd

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Barefoot reader Adriana made Mama Panya’s pancakes with her mom using the recipe at the end of the book — and you can too!


AGES

6+ “Chandra is a hero because she and her sister came up with a plan all on their own to help their baby brother” — Cade (son of Michelle McLean, Ambassador Leader)

Lin Yi’s Lantern

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

How can Lin Yi get what he wants and what he needs from the market for the moon festival? He’ll need to be selfless, thoughtful and clever. Develop math and social skills with this engaging introduction to bartering and sharing.

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

c. Chandra’s Magic Light

A Story in Nepal Written by Theresa Heine and illustrated by Judith Gueyfier

It will take hard work and determination for Chandra and her sister to replace their smoky oil lamp, which makes their little brother cough, with a solar-powered light. Includes facts about Nepal and instructions for making an easy solar-powered oven. AGES 6 – 10 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER $16.99 usd | PAPERBACK $8.99 usd

The Girl with a Brave Heart A Tale from Tehran Written by Rita Jahanforuz Illustrated by Vali Mintzi

Travel to Tehran to meet young Shiraz. When she shows kindness to the strange old woman who lives next door, extraordinary things begin to happen. An unforgettable tale from Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 8½ X 10¾ IN HARDCOVER $16.99 usd | PAPERBACK $8.99 usd

b 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!

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Tell me a story The Barefoot Book of Knights

Tales from Old Ireland

AGES 8+ 80PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS $15.99 usd

Meet larger-than-life characters and delve into myths and legends from the Irish storytelling tradition in this captivating collection of folktales from the Emerald Isle. Includes pronunciation guide and two story CDs read by Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell.

Retold by John Matthews Illustrated by Giovanni Manna Narrated by Anthony Head Adventure with brave knights from Iran, Japan and beyond in this richly illustrated story anthology. These action-packed tales of chivalry and bravery are sure to thrill and inspire. Includes story CD.

The Barefoot Book of Pirates

Retold by Richard Walker Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan Narrated by Richard Hope Heave-ho, me hearties! Climb aboard and set sail around the world to discover tales of swashbuckling pirates from Germany to Morocco. These stories of fierce (but sometimes friendly!) pirates will capture the attention of adventurous minds. Includes story CD. AGES 4 – 9 64PP 9 X 11 IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $15.99 usd

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These beautiful story anthologies are just right for sharing.

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

AGES 6+ 96PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS $16.99 usd

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

This award-winning collection of traditional tales from around the world shows that things are not always as they seem. Includes story CD. AGES 6+ 64PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $15.99 usd


AGES

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales

Barefoot Storytime

From Around the World Retold and narrated by Naomi Adler Illustrated by Amanda Hall

6+

Family storytimes shouldn’t stop just because children have started to read independently. Our story anthologies are perfect for enjoying with older children.

You’ll meet King Gull, the musicans of Bremen and more in this collection of entertaining and exciting animal stories from around the world. Includes two story CDs. AGES 4 – 7 80PP 8½ X 10⅜ IN PAPERBACK WITH 2 STORY CDS $16.99 usd

Gorgeous gift edition! The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales

Retold by Malachy Doyle Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

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

A child’s reading level doesn’t catch up to his or her listening level until about age 14. Reading more complex books to older children increases their vocabulary and attention span and reinforces their love of reading.

AGES 5 – 11 160PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER $19.99 usd

Enjoy a spellbinding storytime at a Barefoot Party! Choose from one of our unique themes or create one of your own. See page 48 for more information.

The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Introduction by Carol Ann Duffy Compiled and illustrated by Jackie Morris Perfect for reading aloud, this richly illustrated collection contains over 70 of the most famous poems of all time. Poe, Plath, Frost, Yeats, Donne and Lear — these are poems to accompany us throughout our lives. ALL AGES 128PP 9 X 11 IN HARDCOVER $19.99 usd

Magic Hoofbeats

Fantastic Horse Tales Retold by Josepha Sherman Illustrated by Linda Wingerter Narrated by Ellen Verenieks

Gallop with magical Pintos, Caspians and Marwaris in this enchanting anthology of horse tales from around the world. 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 $16.99 usd

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

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Travel to Zambia, Tahiti, Brazil and beyond with these fun il ustrated folktales from around the world

“Excellently produced and a joy to read — a cut above many early readers” — Parents in Touch

Princess Stories

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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 and compassion to save the people they love. The gorgeous illustrations will transport readers to the palaces of Cambodia and rainforests of Brazil. Dara’s Clever Trap AGES 6+ 48PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

A Story from Cambodia Retold by Liz Flanagan $7.99 usd

Monster Stories

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’s Gift

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

The Feathered Ogre

A Story from Italy $7.99 usd

The Terrible Chenoo

A Story from North America $7.99 usd

Rona Long-Teeth

Interior from Cara

and the Wizard

A Story from Tahiti $7.99 usd

Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail A Story from Chile $7.99 usd

The Abominable Snowman A Story from Nepal $7.99 usd

The Mother of Monsters

A Story from South Africa $7.99 usd Buy all 6 & save! $39.99 usd

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The Princess of the Springs A Story from Brazil Retold by Mary Finch $7.99 usd


AGES

6+

Animal Stories Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

Never Trust a Tiger

Meet a tricky tiger from Korea, a 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!

The Hungry Wolf

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

A Story from Korea $7.99 usd A Story from North America $7.99 usd

The Tortoise’s Gift

A Story from Zambia $7.99 usd

Masha and the Bear

A Story from Russia $7.99 usd

ly a r E Readers

These first chapter books feature simple language, exciting plots and colorful illustrations.

Buy all 4 & save! $27.99 usd

Magic Stories

Retold by Liz Flanagan 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 $7.99 usd

Cara and the Wizard A Story from Ireland $7.99 usd

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Independent Readers Vivid language, lively dialogue and action-packed adventures make these stories perfect for independent readers. Miss Clara Series

Illustrated by Miss Clara

Princes, princesses, sisters and friends are gloriously brought to life through the breathtakingly beautiful artwork of Miss Clara. These retellings of classic tales are works of art. AGES 8+ 64PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

The Snow Queen

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Can brave little Gerda save her friend Kay from the icy Snow Queen?

Every morning the princesses’ shoes are worn right through — where do they go at night?

$9.99 usd

$9.99 usd

Retold by Sarah Lowes

Retold by Mary Hoffman

Winter Shadow

Written by Richard Knight Illustrated by Richard Johnson

From Merry Olde England to the Middle East, these richly illustrated timeless tales tell the stories every child should know.

Animal lovers will be captivated by the gentle story of Maria’s friendship with the wolf cub she finds alone in the woods.

AGES 10+ 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Shakespeare’s Storybook

AGES 8+ 80PP 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK $9.99 usd

Retold by Patrick Ryan Illustrated by James Mayhew

Discover the stories that inspired the most famous playwright of all time. 120PP $12.99 usd

Robin Hood

Retold by David Calcutt Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

Robin Hood rides again! Join him as his adventures become the stuff of legend.

Arthur of Albion

The Arabian Nights

Retold by John Matthews and illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov

Retold by Wafa’ Tarnowska and illustrated by Carole Hénaff

Take a seat at the round table with King Arthur’s knights and experience the magic of Camelot.

The secrets of Shahrazade’s stories lie in the wonder of these thousand and one nights . . .

136PP $12.99 usd

160PP $12.99 usd

176PP $12.99 usd Artwork from Greek Myths Series

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Illustration from The Arabian Nights

Students lose an average of one month of school learning over summer vacation. But research suggests that children who read as few as six books over the break can maintain their reading skills. Have a selection of books on hand for children to choose from. Kids are more engaged in reading when they pick the book themselves!

Greek Myths

Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden 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.

Buy all 3 & save! $21.99 usd

AGES 8+ 5 ½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Demeter and Persephone How will Demeter save her daughter from the King of the Underworld? 40PP $7.99 usd

Theseus and the Minotaur Can young Theseus defeat the terrible Minotaur? 64PP $7.99 usd

Orpheus and Eurydice

Can Orpheus use his gift for music to save his bride? 40PP $7.99 usd

Epic Adventures

Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Homer’s heartpounding heroic stories, The Odyssey and The Iliad, are skillfully retold for modern myth-lovers by master storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden. They’re epic!

The Adventures of Achilles

AGES 10+ 128PP 5½ X 8⅛ IN PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

Illustrated by Christina Balit

Buy the pair & save! $22.99 usd

Illustrated by Carole Hénaff

Fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Achilles in the Trojan War. $12.99 usd

The Adventures of Odysseus Set sail with Odysseus on his perilous journey home from Troy. $12.99 usd

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Gift Ideas Great for new babies!

Laptime Stories Set (see pages 13 and 14) • Listen, Listen LBB • I Took the Moon for a Walk LBB AGES 1 – 7 $29.98 usd $26.99 usd

How many celebrations will you go to this year? Stock up now on these gorgeous gifts and never scramble for presents again! Tip! Turn books into treasured keepsakes by writing a personal message inside the front cover.

Perfect for bir thday gift or saying congratulations s ! Animal Boogie Set

Baby Basics Set (see pages 10–11) • Alligator Alphabet BB • Octopus Opposites BB • Counting Cockatoos BB

(see page 29) • The Animal Boogie PBCDX • The Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle AGES 3 – 7 $22.98 usd $19.99 usd

AGES 1 – 4 $26.97 usd $23.99 usd

Welcome Baby Set (see page 8 and page 12) • Baby’s First Book HC • White Bunny Rabbit Puppet AGES 0 – 4 $34.98 usd $31.99 usd

Nursery Rhyme Set (see page 8 and page 12) • Action Rhymes BB • Nursery Rhymes BB • Bedtime Rhymes BB

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

AGES 0 – 4 $41.94 usd $36.99 usd

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Add stickers to your gift set! AGES 3+ 8½ X 9 IN 4 SHEETS 160 COLORFUL STICKERS $4.99 usd PER PACK


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

Bear’s Birthday Set (see pages 6–7) • Bear’s Birthday PB • Bear on the Go First Puzzles AGES 2 – 6 $19.98 usd $17.99 usd

Princess Set (see page 34)

Port Side Pirates! Set (see page 22)

• The Barefoot Book of Princesses PBCD • Princesses 100 Piece Puzzle

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

AGES 4 – 9 $32.98 usd $29.99 usd

AGES 3 – 7 $24.98 usd $21.99 usd

Global Kids Set

Dinosaur Dreams Set (see page 28)

(see page 19) • If You’re Happy and You Know it! PBCDX • Children of the World Memory Game AGES 4 – 7 $25.98 usd $22.99 usd

Timeless Affordable Meaningful Memorable

• Dinosaur Block Puzzle • I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur PB AGES 2 – 5 $23.98 usd $19.99 usd

Driving my Tractor Set (see page 20) • Driving my Tractor PBCDX • Driving my Tractor 2-in-a-Box Puzzle AGES 3 – 7 $24.98 usd $21.99 usd

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

Let’s Go! Stickers

Dinosaur Stickers

Princess Stickers

Pirates Stickers

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Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children. APRIL 2015 Outdoor Opposites

Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield Sung by The Flannery Brothers Grab your backpack and head into the countryside for a camping adventure full of contrasts. Little ones love to try out the opposite actions as they sing and dance along. Includes audio singalong and video animation. See page 31. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99 usd HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD $16.99 usd

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