Honored b Forbes in y 2017 as one of th e 25 Best S ma Compani ll es in America
In 1992, we first dreamed up the idea of creating beautiful, enduring books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imaginations. Since then, we’ve grown from a small home-based business into a vibrant community of people from all walks of life. Together, we’re driving a movement to open children’s hearts and minds through the power of stories. Our commitment to cultivating compassion has stayed at the forefront of our mission for 25 years and, now more than ever, we are dedicated to nurturing inclusion and acceptance. From the heartwarming tale of a young boy and a wolf cub who question prejudice (page 3) to an immigration story of a courageous journey to a new home (page 8), our books will encourage empathy in the young and the old. We are proud to continue to inspire children to be mindful of their own perspectives and of the world around them — and to empower our women-run community of entrepreneurs to share stories, connect families and inspire children. I hope you enjoy browsing our unique collection and that you’ll join us on our Barefoot journey. Happy reading!
Nancy Traversy CEO & Co-Founder
Cover & inside cover illustrations from Just Like Brothers (see page 3)
Our Top 10
Bestsellers of all time 1. T he Animal Boogie Published 2000 (see page 26) 2. B ear in a Square Published 1998 (see page 16) 3. Yoga Pretzels Published 2005 (see page 4) 4. I Took the Moon for a Walk Published 2004 (see page 20) 5. B arefoot Books World Atlas Published 2011 (see page 7) 6. T he Gigantic Turnip Published 1998 (see page 39) 7. W e All Went on Safari Published 2003 (see page 11) 8. S kip through the Seasons Published 2004 (see pages 18 & 35) 9. O ne Moose, Twenty Mice Published 1999 (see page 14) 10. Mama Panya’s Pancakes Published 2005 (see page 11)