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Autumn / Winter Catalogue 2019 –2020

Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children.


Cover & inside cover illustrations from Global Kids (see page 3 and 41)

Table of Contents New! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bestsellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Story Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Early Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Singalongs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Social-Emotional Learning . . . 28

Look for this symbol throughout the catalogue for helpful information about child development.

Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Anthologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Chapter Books . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 STEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Look for this symbol throughout the catalogue to find our books with online audiobook access. Look for this symbol throughout the catalogue to find our animated singalongs with enhanced CD and online video and audio access.

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Look for this symbol throughout the catalogue for great gift ideas – and great deals!


Our mission is to:

Share stories Connect families Inspire children In 1992, we first dreamt 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 to a vibrant community of people who all believe in the power of art and story. Together we’re driving a movement to open children’s hearts, minds and worlds.

This season, we are proud to present new products that celebrate the power of imagination (see A Place to Stay, page 9), introduce new cultures and ways of life (see Global Kids, page 3, and Let’s Celebrate!, page 5), unlock the mysteries of our amazing universe (see Barefoot Books Solar System, page 11), and so much more! Thank you for being a part of our mission to #OpenTheirWorld.

With gratitude,

Nancy Traversy CEO & Co-Founder

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Illustrations from Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book Written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean

Get globetrotting with 450+ stickers to learn about people, plants, animals, landmarks, transport and more all over the world! Each sticker offers a fact or asks a question to build children’s knowledge and prompt interactive learning. With its oversized format, a pull-out poster of a world map, stunning hand-painted illustrations by award-winning artist David Dean and more stickers than any other geography activity book on the market, the World Atlas Sticker Book is a must-have tool for educators, librarians and caregivers. AGES 4 –10 32PP 300 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782858300 £9.99

Spark curiosity about our diverse world with

450+ reusable stickers!

More to Explore Barefoot Books World Atlas See page 40 to learn more. ALL AGES 52PP 300 X 255 MM 12 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS AND A 440 X 748 MM PULL-OUT MAP HARDBACK 9781846863325 £14.99

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Includes a pull-out world map poster

New!


NEW!

Explore over 50 countries and cultures with easy-to-follow, hands-on activities

5 categories of cards

New!

NEW! OCTOBER 2019 Global Kids

50+ Games, Crafts, Recipes & More from Around the World

Written by Homa Sabet Tavangar and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

C R EA TE

Discover 50+ hands-on activities divided into 5 categories to teach children about crafts, food, games, festivals and ways of helping others around the world. Bright artwork by Sophie Fatus makes the steps on each card easy to follow. Global Kids offers educators, librarians, parents and caregivers alike an interactive, powerful resource for raising the next generation of global citizens.

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AGES 4+ DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782858294 £10.99

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More Bestselling Activity Decks Yoga Pretzels 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids & Grownups See page 14 to learn more. ALL AGES DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781905236046 £10.99

Mindful Kids

50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus and Calm See page 15 to learn more. AGES 4+ DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782853275 £10.99

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... And Party Under the Sea. Interiors from Five Little Merm

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NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Five Little Mermaids

Written by Sunny Scribens Illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi Sung by Audra Mariel

Sing and swim on a whimsical undersea journey, counting down from 5 to 0. Includes educational notes about mermaid legends, marine animals and the 5 oceans, as well as a catchy song and video animation to reinforce STEM learning. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858324 £7.99

Includes online access to the on playful song and video animati

More Singalong Fun Whole World See page 27 to learn more. PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858553 £7.99

The Farmyard Jamboree See page 25 to learn more. PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858577 £7.99

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New

Edition!

Learn all about our world’s 5 oceans


NEW!

NEW! OCTOBER 2019

Let’s Celebrate! Special Days Around the World Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Martina Peluso

Experience 13 celebrations from a variety of cultures across the globe. Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginner readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about each celebration for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, Let’s Celebrate! makes for a fun and informative companion to the award-winning Barefoot Books Children of the World (see page 38) for families, libraries and beyond. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781782858331 £10.99 PAPERBACK 9781782858348 £6.99

You’re invited to... Kodomo no Hi in Japan Spring Festival in China Matariki in New Zealand Inti Raymi in Peru

New!

Includes 7 pages of endnotes bursting with fascinating facts about the 13 special days

Carnaval in Brazil Midsommar in Sweden Nowruz in Iran Passover in the United States New Yam Festival in Nigeria

et’s light the lights! Let’s bak e some treats! L We ju st can’t wait for fun days and bright nights.

Novy God in Russia Eid al-Fitr in Egypt Día de Muertos in Mexico Diwali in India

Join us!

Interiors and illustrations from Let’s

Celebrate!

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New

this season!

Global chapter book boxed sets!

‘Excellently produced and a joy to read ­— a cut above

4 Tales of Problem-Solving & Wit

New!

NEW! AUGUST 2019

Stories from Around the World

many early readers’ — Parents in Touch

ilable Also ava ally individu

4 Tales of Problem-Solving & Wit Celebrate ingenuity and encourage global citizenship with stories from Cambodia, Korea, Italy and Mexico. Each of these fun chapter books is fully illustrated to aid comprehension and immerse readers in the story. AGES 6+ BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858263 £18.99

The Hungry Wolf

The Feathered Ogre

Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

Retold by Fran Parnell Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858362 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858393 £4.99

Never Trust a Tiger

Dara’s Clever Trap

Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

Retold by Liz Flanagan Illustrated by Martina Peluso

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858386 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858379 £4.99

A Tale from North America

A Tale from Italy

A Tale from Korea

A Tale from Cambodia

4 Tales of Persistence & Grit Also available individually

NEW! AUGUST 2019

Stories from Around the World

4 Tales of Persistence & Grit Nurture global awareness and celebrate courage and perseverance with stories from Zambia, Russia, Ireland and Brazil. Each of these fun chapter books features illustrations throughout to capture the interest of emerging readers. AGES 6+ BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858270 £18.99

Cara and the Wizard

A Tale from Russia

Retold by Liz Flanagan Illustrated by Valeria Docampo

Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858423 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858409 £4.99

The Tortoise’s Gift

The Ruler of the Springs

Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

Retold by Mary Finch Illustrated by Martina Peluso

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858416 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858430 £4.99

A Tale from Zambia

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Masha and the Bear

A Tale from Ireland

A Tale from Brazil

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NEW!

Fully illustrated throughout! Interior from Cara and the Wizard

Stories

from Around the

Interior from The Hungry Wolf

World New

Edition!

Features stories fr om 8 different countrie s

Interior from The Feathered Ogre

NEW EDITION! SEPTEMBER 2019

World of Dance

A Barefoot Collection Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple Illustrated by Helen Cann Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

Interior from The Tortoise’s Gift

Dance the world with this breathtaking collection of stories. Enchantment and adventure twirl on every page. Waltz into Germany with ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’; polka through the Czech Republic in ‘Dancing with the Birch Fairy’; or stamp your feet to the music of Spanish flamenco in ‘The Shepherd’s Flute’. AGES 8+ 96PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782858621 £12.99

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Interior from The Ruler of the Spring

Interiors from World of Dance

‘For beginner readers yearning for fantastic alternatives in their reading fare, these will hit the spot’

— Kirkus Reviews

Includes 8 pages of endnotes with facts about the dances Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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New

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A Shelter ‘A must read . . . may our incredible and powerful gift to imagine take us through hard times’ —Cristina Arias, Stop the Violence

‘A comforting, accessible introduction to a not often discussed subject’ — Kirkus Reviews

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hen Mama says, ‘We’re lucky to have a place to stay’, her daughter is not so

sure. This place is definitely not home! But with Mama’s help and a sprinkle of creativity, maybe the shelter can be a place of comfort after all.

Erin Gunti is a social services professional with expertise in helping children who experience displacement. She wrote A Place to Stay to open a dialogue between adults and children about childhood homelessness and she hopes the book will serve as a call to activism to support those in need.

More SEL titles

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The Book Tree

Here and There

Just Like Brothers

See page 34 to learn more.

See page 35 to learn more.

See page 33 to learn more.

HARDBACK 9781782854050 £10.99

PAPERBACK 9781782857426 £6.99

PAPERBACK 9781782853466 £6.99


NEW!

New!

NEW! AUGUST 2019

A Place to Stay A Shelter Story Written by Erin Gunti and illustrated by Estelí Meza

This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women’s shelter through the eyes of a young girl. With her mother’s help, she uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help. AGES 5 – 9 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782858256 £6.99

‘That’s not my bed’, I said.

‘You’re right’, said Mama. ‘This is a

rocket ship!’ Includes notes at the end about shelters and homelessness

Embrace the power of imagination

Interiors and illustrations

from A Place to Stay

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New

this season!

Unlock the mysteries of the universe with our stunning new guide to the solar system.

Solar System Interiors and illustrations from Barefoot Books

t Glow-in-the-dark pull-ou s poster features extra fact about our planets!

More to Explore Star Seeker

A Journey to Outer Space See page 52 to learn more. AGES 5 – 11 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846863851 £6.99

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Space Song Rocket Ride See page 27 to learn more. AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782850984 £7.99


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With

glow-inthe-dark cover and poster!

New!

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Barefoot Books Solar System Written by Anne Jankéliowitch and illustrated by Annabelle Buxton Reviewed and edited by Dr Carie Cardamone, PhD

A glow-in-the-dark, interactive guide to the Solar System, carefully crafted to make complex STEM concepts like astronomy, physics and chemistry understandable for children aged 8–12­. Barefoot Books Solar System joins the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas as another standout non-fiction title to explore the world and universe. AGES 8 – 12 52PP 300 X 255 MM 13 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS AND A 440 X 748 MM PULL-OUT MAP HARDBACK 9781782858232 £14.99

Did You Know? flaps owledge Lift the flaps for extra kn

• Travel through illustrated pages featuring the 8 planets that orbit the sun • Spark curiosity with extra facts about stars, telescopes, galaxies and more • D elve into details about the latest advances in space exploration • E xplore a glossary of scientific terms

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SINGALONGS

EARLY LEARNING

The Animal Boogie

Port Side Pirates!

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

9781846866203 £7.99

9781846866678 £7.99

9781846868627 £7.99

(see page 24)

(see page 27)

(see pages 25 & 51)

Number Circus 9781782857655 £14.99

(see pages 23 & 49)

Baby’s Day Gift Set 9781782857723 £18.99

Dinosaur Rap

Walking through the Jungle

9781782853022 £7.99 (see pages 25 & 48)

9781846866609 £7.99 (see page 25)

ACTIVITY DECKS & STORY CARDS

(see page 18)

Listen, Listen 9781846862014 £10.99

Yoga Pretzels

Mindful Kids

9781905236046 £10.99

9781782853275 £10.99

(see page 14)

(see page 15)

(see page 20)

I Took the Moon for a Walk 9781846862007 £10.99

(see page 20) Illustrations from Global Kids

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Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards Community Helpers

9781782857402 £8.99 (see page 16)

CLASSIC PICTURE BOOKS

The Gigantic Turnip

Adventures of Odysseus

Tales from Old Ireland

9781905236589 £6.99

9781782853565 £12.99

9781782853589 £12.99

(see page 45)

(see page 45)

(see page 42)


BESTSELLERS

GLOBAL

Barefoot Books World Atlas 9781846863325 £14.99

(see page 40)

Barefoot Books Children of the World 9781782853329 £12.99

(see page 38)

We All Went on Safari

My Granny Went to Market

£6.99 (see page 36)

£5.99 (see page 38)

A Counting Journey through Tanzania 9781841481197

African Tales

A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme 9781905236626

Mama Panya’s Pancakes

The Tear Thief

A Village Tale from Kenya

9781846863943 £6.99

9781905236640 £6.99 (see page 36)

(see page 33)

The Great Race

A Barefoot Collection

The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

9781782853596 £12.99

9781846862021 £6.99

(see page 42)

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

(see page 36)

Mindful Tots Series (see pages 15 & 29) 9781782857495 £5.99

9781782857488 £5.99

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Mind y d Bo and

Help children develop healthy habits with yoga and mindfulness. Best-

Over 500K sold!

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a Pretzels

My Daddy Is a Pretzel Yoga for Parents and Kids

seller!

Written by Baron Baptiste and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Encourage reflection and imagination with this unique yoga book! Learn a range of poses and easy ways families can integrate yoga into their daily lives.

Critically Acclaimed

ALL AGES 48PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846868993 £7.99

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

9 categories so you can create the yoga practice right for you

Yoga Pretzels 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids & Grownups Introduction by Baron Baptiste, written by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

For over 14 years, parents, educators, dance instructors and yogis have increased children’s confidence, patience, strength and flexibility with our celebrated Yoga Pretzels activity deck. Whatever your age, size, physical ability or familiarity with yoga, these 50 colourful cards are for you! Practise solo or try partner poses with a friend. ALL AGES DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781905236046 £10.99

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Forward Bend

Back Bend

Breathe

Game

Twist & Stretch

Balance

Partner

Stand

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ndful Kids

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Over 200K sold!

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50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus and Calm

seller!

Written by Whitney Stewart Illustrated by Mina Braun Critically Acclaimed

Make any moment mindful from morning to night with 5 categories of cards, designed to fit into each part of the day. Whimsical, full colour illustrations on both sides of the cards provide easy-to-follow steps for each practice. The cards and 8-page instructional booklet include tips for children of a wide range of abilities, making this one of a kind deck an inclusive tool for nurturing inner ‘. . . powerful, life-changing peace and strength.

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tools that open pathways to inner strength and peace’ — Tillywig Toy

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AGES 4+ DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782853275 £10.99

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5 categories of cards, designed to fit into each part of the day g Kindness

Interior from Mindful Tots: Lovin

Best-

Mindfulness for children as young as age 2

seller!

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Mindfulness The term ‘mindfulness’ refers to paying keen attention to your senses and surroundings. Valuable for all children and adults, regardless of ability, mindfulness is especially useful for achieving emotional balance and managing anxiety. The themes of mindfulness and kindness in our products inspire young readers to build relationships, overcome obstacles and open their hearts.

Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride

Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness

Calming breaths for little ones

Happy feelings for little ones

Written by Whitney Stewart Illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

Written by Whitney Stewart Illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

Help toddlers find calm with this age-appropriate breathing technique. Features soothing ocean wave imagery, cheerful illustrations and simple text.

Nurture self-compassion, empathy and inner peace with a simple loving kindness activity, accessible for children as young as age 2!

AGES 2 – 4 14PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857488 £5.99

AGES 2 – 4 14PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857495 £5.99

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Colour-coded cards give children the building blocks to create their own stories

character cards

setting cards

object cards Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM £8.99

Each deck comes w ith a booklet packed wit h activity suggestions create d by an education expert!

Magical Castle Illustrated by Miriam Latimer 9781782853831 Piece together creative stories about dragons, castles, magic and more when you join Ruby and her little brother Leon on exciting adventures! Featuring artwork by Barefoot illustrator Miriam Latimer, the award-winning Magical Castle story cards deck is designed to reinforce social-emotional learning with 30+ games that grow with children aged 3–10. Community Helpers Illustrated by Sophie Fatus 9781782857402 Explore what makes a community happy and safe with these 36 wordless cards. Kids will love creating stories with firefighters, kid superheroes and more, using the colour-coded character, setting and object cards. The Community Helpers deck highlights the importance of teamwork, responsibility and kindness in making a community a better place for everyone. Ocean Adventure Illustrated by Debbie Harter 9781782857396 Set sail for strong mathematics and writing skills! The Ocean Adventure deck invites children to create stories about mermaids and pirates while having fun with shapes, relative size, measurement, addition and more. Features bright artwork by Port Side Pirates! and Bear series illustrator Debbie Harter.

Cards and illustrations from Build-a-Story Cards

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Spark imaginations and build new skills with our series of Build-a-Story Cards decks!

STORY CARDS

Story Cards

AGES

3+ AGES

6+

Nurture social-emotional skills . . . learn about teamwork . . . Bestseller!

and kindle curiosity about STEM!

Winner of Creative Child’s 2018

Award Winner Creative Play of the Year Award

Winner of the Tillywig 2018 Parents’ Favourite Products Award

With each deck . . . · Play 30+ games created by an education specialist for kids ages 3–10 · Develop storytelling and writing skills · Build unique stories with 12 character cards, 12 setting cards and 12 object cards

Collect them all and mix-and-match cards between decks! Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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Look and learn with high-contrast books designed for little eyes.

o B IGHT R B election! A BookTrust S sold Over 200k

Bestseller!

Baby’s Day Gift Set The 4 board books in the Baby’s Day Gift Set invite interaction at playtime, mealtime, naptime and more to strengthen the caregiver-child bond throughout the day. With black and white photos of a wide variety of faces and chic, high-contrast design, the Baby’s Day series makes for a stylish, inclusive, lasting gift. AGES 0 – 2 4 BOARD BOOKS 16PP EACH 171 X 167 X 63 MM 9781782857723 £18.99

Baby Play

Written by Stella Blackstone

Written by Skye Silver

Baby Talk pairs simple refrains with charming black-and-white photos, perfect for laying the foundations for secure attachment and early language skills.

Invite little ones to build socialemotional skills through interactive play activities like dancing, laughing, splashing and building.

AGES 0 – 2 16PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782852223 £4.99

AGES 0 – 2 16PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857280 £4.99

Baby Food

Baby Dream

Written by Stefanie Paige Wieder

Written by Sunny Scribens

Baby Food offers an inclusive view of all the ways babies enjoy their food: bottlefeeding, breastfeeding, self-feeding, eating with family members and more.

Just right for bedtime or naptime, Baby Dream features a calming refrain and plentiful prompts to soothe babies and toddlers to sleep.

AGES 0 – 2 16PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857303 £4.99

AGES 0 – 2 16PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857297 £4.99

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Interiors from Baby’s Day series

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EARLY LEARNING

The Sounds around Town Written and illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Bursting with the sounds and sights of the city, this busy book is specially designed to improve babies’ and toddlers’ listening skills.

AGES

0+

AGES 0 – 4 32PP 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781782852810 £10.99

Big and Small BOARD BOOK 9781846869518 £4.99

Point and say the sounds together!

Fast and Slow BOARD BOOK 9781846869525 £4.99

New

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 165 X 170 MM

These stylish and simple board books encourage comparisons of everyday opposites.

An AL A Rainbow Book List Top 10 Pick for 2018!

Critically Acclaimed

Edition!

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

NEW EDITION! SEPTEMBER 2019

Baby’s First Words Illustrated by Christiane Engel

Develop baby’s vocabulary with a toothy toddler and her 2 dads! Baby’s First Words introduces over 100 early nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and interjections to support the way babies naturally learn language. AGES 0 – 3 20PP 152 X 140 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782858720 £5.99

Interior from Baby’s First Words

‘A solid, attractive vocabulary builder’ — Kirkus Reviews

Baby Basics

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

A colourful introduction to letters, numbers and opposites! These lively board books include interactive spreads for practising new skills and reinforcing reader’s bond with baby. ‘Saturated, fluorescent acrylics and genially rudimentary shapes brim with good cheer’, Publishers Weekly raves. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 200 X 160 MM BOARD BOOK

Alligator Alphabet Counting Cockatoos Octopus Opposites 9781846860737 £6.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Early Learning

9781846860614 £6.99

9781846865916 £6.99

Raising a reader starts at birth! So from Barefoot Books’ birth, our board books have been designed to ignite babies’ and toddlers’ love of reading and to lay the foundation for early learning. We choose bold, high-contrast illustrations and craft simple, interactive plots to keep little eyes glued to the pages — and looking for more books to read throughout their lives! Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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Peekaboo Board Books Written by Phillis Gershator and illustrated by Jill McDonald Take a trip down to the farm, through the forest and into the garden — there are lots of friendly animals waiting to play peekaboo! Learn about animal habitats with the playful rhyming text and collage illustrations in this delightful trio. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK

A BookTrust Selection! Each page has a cut-out designed for peekaboo fun!

Who’s in the Forest?

Who’s in the Farmyard? Who’s in the Garden?

9781846864766 £10.99

9781846865749 £10.99

9781846864032 £10.99

‘This jewel of a book will draw children back again and again’ — Booklist, starred review Best-

Best-

seller!

seller!

Critically Acclaimed

Award Winner

Listen, Listen

Clare Beaton’s Rhymes

AGES 0 – 4 16PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK

Add cosy colour to baby’s library with these 4 classic rhyme books featuring unique fabric and objet trouvé illustrations.

Written by Phillis Gershator

Nursery Rhymes

220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 £10.99

9781846864728 £4.99

Bedtime Rhymes

I Took the Moon for a Walk

Laptime Stories

Illustrated by Alison Jay

Alison Jay’s stunning crackle-varnish illustrations make these stories unforgettable gifts. Mimic the sounds in Listen, Listen and explore the serenely magical world after dark in I Took the Moon for a Walk. AGES 1 – 7 32PP

9781846867378 £4.99

Written by Carolyn Curtis

Animal Rhymes 9781782850809 £4.99

220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862007 £10.99 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781841488035 £6.99

Garden Rhymes 9781782850816 £4.99

Hidden Hippo Written by Joan Gannij and illustrated by Clare Beaton

Journey to the plains and rivers of Africa in search of a hidden hippo! You’ll spot favourite and unfamiliar animals galore in this rhyming hide-and-seek adventure. AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781846863295 £5.99

A BookTrust Selection! How Big Is a Pig? Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Clare Beaton

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

Count from 1 to 20 with 1 moose, 2 crabs, 3 ladybirds and many more! Toddlers will love pointing out the silly cat on each page. AGES 1 – 4 32PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841482859 £5.99 Border illustrations from One Moose, Twenty Mice

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Little ones love the repetition and rhyme in this humourous question-and-answer book that encourages them to read along.

Secret Seahorse

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489599 £5.99

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton

How Loud Is a Lion?

Coral reefs and sea caves come alive with colourful fabric illustrations. As little landlubbers search for the sparkly seahorse on each page, they’ll learn lots of underwater words!

Can you find the lion before he gives his mighty roar? This funny hide-and-seek book plays with adjectives to build vocabulary.

AGES 1 – 7 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781905236152 £5.99

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Clare Beaton

AGES 1 – 4 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860003 £5.99


EARLY LEARNING

Kickstart early learning with interactive, rhyming books.

AGES

20+ YEARS of Bear! Bear Series

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter

0+ AGES

Snuggle with your very own cuddly Bear

3+

New! NEW! AUGUST 2019

Cuddly Bear

An adorable, cuddly version of Barefoot Books’ most beloved character, Bear, is now available to be purchased individually! Little ones will love snuggling up with their very own soft teddy bear while enjoying books in the Bear series.

Bear in a Square

Bear on a Bike

Bear in Sunshine

Spot moons, hearts, stars and other shapes — and count them as you go!

Travel with Bear on a raft, rocket and more! A cheerful way to introduce modes of transport.

Enjoy the weather of each season with Bear. Practise naming all 4 seasons at the end.

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483757 £5.99

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489230 £5.99

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841482873 £5.99

‘The diverse and colourful vocabulary will stimulate young readers’ — Observer

AGES 0+ 178 MM TALL MACHINE WASHABLE 9781782856481 £6.99

Cards from Busy Bear

‘A brilliant book to share with a two-yearold’ — Independent Busy Bear Count & Sort Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Get ready to play and learn! Children can practise early maths, storytelling and taking turns with Bear as their guide. 30 double-sided cards and 5 games will provide new challenges as children grow.

Bear about Town

Bear’s Busy Family

Bear’s Birthday

Follow Bear as he visits different places in town, and learn the days of the week along the way.

Meet Bear’s extended family in this colourful romp through the 5 senses.

Who’s popping the balloons at Bear’s party? A fun way to practise counting down.

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483733 £5.99

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483917 £5.99

AGES 2 – 6 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781846865169 £5.99

AGES 3 – 6 BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM CARD SIZE 120 X 84 MM 9781782854302 £9.99

 Count from 1 to 10  Find all the shapes  ell a story about T Bear’s Day

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READY FOR

SCHOOL! Get a fun head start on literacy and maths with books and gifts they’ll love.

Illustration from Wonderful Words

Critically Acclaimed

Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards

Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards

Community Helpers Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Work together to make the community a better place with the 30+ games in this Story Cards deck!

Magical Castle Illustrated by Miriam Latimer Piece together creative stories about dragons, castles, magic potions and more — and reinforce social-emotional learning along the way.

AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM 9781782857402 £8.99

AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM 9781782853831 £8.99

Bestseller!

Build your own creative stories with our wordless story card decks! Thesaurus Rex Written by Laya Steinberg Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Join T. Rex as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps! A delightful way to learn about synonyms.

Learn synonyms with T. Rex

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781841487878 £5.99

Skip through the Seasons Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Hop, skip and jump your way into learning about seasons, months and days of the week! AGES 1 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236718 £5.99

SOLVE THE MYSTERY Will You Help Doug Find His Dog? Written by Jane Caston Illustrated by Carmen Saldaña

Sort through a sea of silly dogs to help Doug find his canine companion! Children will have so much fun patting, tickling and calling to the different dogs that they won’t notice they’re practising early maths skills!

Critically Acclaimed Interior from Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?

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AGES 1 – 5 32PP 220 X 220 MM HARDBACK 9781782853206 £9.99


EARLY LEARNING

USE YOUR WORDS Featured in The Wall Street Journal!

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3+ AGES

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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words Interiors from My Big Barefoot Book of Wonde

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

With its urban setting and diverse cast of characters, Wonderful Words is carefully crafted to build vocabulary for our modern world. Each scene teems with people, places and things, labelled for learning new words. AGES 2 – 6 48PP 300 X 225 MM HARDBACK 9781782850915 £14.99

Bestseller!

Number Circus Written by Sylvie Misslin Illustrated by Steffie Brocoli

Build early maths skills like counting, number recognition, understanding relative quantity and size with this large, sturdy liftthe-flaps book.

rful Words

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

DO THE MATHS! Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards Ocean Adventure

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

36 cards invite children to create stories about mermaids and pirates while having fun with shapes, relative size, estimation and more. AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM 9781782857396 £8.99

AGES 3 – 7 22PP 320 X 240 MM HARDBACK 9781782857655 £14.99

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Our singalongs with this icon include an enhanced CD, plus online access! Play the CD or scan the QR code to stream the video animation and song.

New!

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019 Five Little Mermaids Written by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi and sung by Audra Mariel

Sing and swim on a whimsical undersea journey, counting down from 5 to 0. Includes educational notes about mermaid legends, marine animals and the 5 oceans, as well as a catchy song and video animation to reinforce STEM learning. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858324 £7.99 Interior from Five Little Mermaids

Early Maths Outdoor Opposites Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield Sung by The Flannery Brothers

Head into the countryside for a camping adventure full of contrasts!

Creatures

BookTrust Selections!

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782850953 £7.99

The Shape Song Swingalong Written and sung by SteveSongs Illustrated by David Sim

Dream and draw a colourful world of shapes! AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866791 £7.99

Bestseller!

The Animal Boogie

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Music & Movement Barefoot has ‘virtually made the singalong CD its own’, raved The Telegraph over 10 years ago — and our proud tradition of singalong books continues to this day! Now you can stream the videos and songs online, making our celebrated singalongs collection a more flexible resource than ever! 24

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Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

Dance with 8 kids and their animal pals through the jungles of India. AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866203 £7.99

A Dragon on the Doorstep Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

Play hide-and-seek with a dragon, crocodile and more! AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868269 £7.99

Creepy Crawly Calypso Written by Tony Langham Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Richard Love

Jump, jive and count to 10 with this funky band of Caribbean bugs. AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868283 £7.99


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1  Read the colourful books 2  Listen to the catchy tunes 3  Watch the lively animations 4  Sing & dance along! Nature and Science A BookTrust Selection!

Bestseller!

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

Swim with 5 sea creatures in this colourful, tongue-twisting singalong that introduces the marine food chain. AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868627 £7.99

Dive into the marine food chain Interior from A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

My Friend Robot! Written by Sunny Scribens Illustrated by Hui Skipp Sung by Norma Jean Wright

Back

in Print!

Join these makers — and a Robot! — as they build a tree house with simple machines.

Dinosaur Rap Written by John Foster Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Mikey Henry Jr.

Back

Walking through the Jungle

in Print!

Written by Stella Blackstone, Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

Rap —and ROAR — along with 7 dancing dinosaurs!

Roar, howl, snap — what’s that animal chasing you?

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782853022 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782853237 £7.99

BACK IN PRINT!

The Farmyard Jamboree Written by Margaret Read MacDonald, illustrated by Sophie Fatus and sung by Bob King

Bestseller!

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866609 £7.99

BACK IN PRINT!

A Farmer’s Life for Me Written by Jan Dobbins Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith Sung by The Flannery Brothers

Quack, moo and neigh along to this riotous cumulative song!

Count your way through a day working on the farm.

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858577 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 1247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867910 £7.99

Explore robotics and engineering

Bestseller!

A BookTrust Selection! Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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C E N A D & L E AR N

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Illustrations from Space Song Rocket Ride

Groove along to transportthemed singalongs and familiar favourites!

TES I R U FA M I LI A R FAVO

A BookTrust Selection! If You’re Happy and You Know It!

BACK IN PRINT!

Written by Anna McQuinn Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Susan Reed

Whole World

Illustrated by Christopher Corr Sung by Fred Penner

Clap hands and stomp feet with kids from 36 countries.

An eco-conscious twist on the classic song.

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866197 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858553 £7.99

Back

in Print!

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Sung by Fred Penner

Start the day with kids from 4 countries. Interior from Whole World

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AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866562 £7.99

Over in the Meadow

Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed

Illustrated by Christiane Engel Sung by SteveSongs

Count baby animals in their happy meadow homes.

Learn about instruments and play knick knack from 1 to 10.

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867477 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866593 £7.99


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

3+

Blast off through our solar system to visit moons, planets and more!

6+

AGES

AGES

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782850984 £7.99

Interior from Space Song Rocket Ride

Best-

Critically Acclaimed

seller!

The Wheels on the Bus

Dump Truck Disco

Driving my Tractor

Port Side Pirates!

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

Written by Skye Silver Illustrated by Christiane Engel Sung by Audra Mariel

Written by Jan Dobbins Illustrated by David Sim Sung by Mark Collins

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

Ride through a Guatemalan village in this fresh take on a classic rhyme.

This quirky construction vehicle crew is on a secret mission to build a playground!

Set sail with a lively band of buccaneers and find fun pirate facts at the end.

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846867880 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782854081 £7.99

How many farm animals can fit in the trailer? Repetition and rhythm encourage learning in this multi-season animal adventure.

‘A perfect introduction to teaching modes of transport’ — Growing Minds

SINGALONGS

ORT TRANSP

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866630 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866678 £7.99

A BookTrust Selection!

We All Go Travelling By

Up, Up, Up!

Magic Train Ride

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s

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

Written and sung by Susan Reed Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

Written and sung by Sally Crabtree Illustrated by Sonia Esplugas

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

Point out colours and modes of transport as you zoom, beep and rumble your way to school.

Enjoy an aerial view of the planet when you set sail in a hot-air balloon with 3 children and their inquisitive dog.

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866548 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846865497 £7.99

Jump aboard with your magic ticket through the jungle, outer space and underwater — and meet plenty of colourful characters along the way.

Spot a rainbow of trucks, boats and other zippy vehicles. Learn more about modes of transport in the endnotes.

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 32PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866579 £7.99

AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846866586 £7.99

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Embrace diversity!

NEW EDITION! SEPTEMBER 2019 Baby’s First Words Illustrated by Christiane Engel

Develop baby’s vocabulary with a groundbreaking book starring a toothy toddler and her 2 dads. Introduces over 100 early nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and interjections to support the way babies naturally learn language.

Critically Acclaimed

AGES 0 – 3 20PP 152 X 140 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782858720 £5.99

New

Edition!

Interior from Baby’s First Words

An ALA Rainbow Book List Top 10 Pick for 2018!

Explore daily life The Sounds around Town Written and illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Toddlers will delight in recognising familiar sounds, places and routines in this lively, interactive book. Vibrant collage illustrations help children make sense of the world they see around them. AGES 0 – 4 32PP 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781782852810 £10.99

Nurture self-esteem Are You Sleeping? Written and illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing

Little Lion is ready to play, but everyone else on the savannah has gone to sleep! This humourous bedtime book includes repeating refrains to ease little ones towards peaceful sleep. AGES 3 – 5 32PP 200 X 200 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854029 £5.99

Can’t Catch Me! Bestseller!

Baby’s Day Gift Set Invite interaction at playtime, mealtime, naptime and more to strengthen the caregiver-child bond throughout the day. With black-andwhite photos and chic, high-contrast design, the Baby’s Day series makes for a stylish, inclusive gift. AGES 0 – 2 4 BOARD BOOKS 14PP EACH 171 X 167 X 63 MM 9781782857723 £18.99

Written and illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing

What will happen when mischievous Little Lion tries to catch a grasshopper, chameleon, rabbit — or even a rhinoceros? A delightful seek-and-find book, perfect for interactive storytimes. AGES 3 – 5 32PP 200 X 200 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854036 £5.99

I’m the Best! Written and illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing

Little Lion wants to be the loudest, biggest and the prettiest! But when the other animals outdo Little Lion again and again, who will lovingly remind the discouraged young cub that there are many ways to be the best?

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AGES 3 – 5 32PP 200 X 200 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854043 £5.99


SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

First

Illustrations from Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness

Feelings

Explore emotions, friendship and routines with interactive books that lay the foundation for empathy . . . from birth!

AGES

0+ AGES

3+ From the team behind bestselling Min dful Kids !

Raise kind kids! Best-

Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride

Calming breaths for little ones

See page 15.

seller!

Written by Whitney Stewart Illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

Help toddlers find calm with an ageappropriate breathing technique. Features soothing ocean wave imagery, cheerful illustrations and simple text. AGES 2 – 4 14PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857488 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness Happy feelings for little ones Written by Whitney Stewart Illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

Nurture self-compassion, empathy and inner peace with a simple loving kindness activity, accessible for children as young as age 2!

Bestseller!

AGES 2 – 4 14PP 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857495 £5.99

Critically Acclaimed

‘A cosy little charmer’ — Kirkus Reviews, starred review Written and illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing

How can a chilly little penguin get warm? Themes of perseverance, problem-solving and friendship underlie the penguin’s amusing antics and the story’s sweet ending. AGES 0 – 4 24PP 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782854067 £5.99

Interior from The Chilly Penguin

The Chilly Penguin

Celebrate friendship!

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T R A M S AT HEART

s and silly r e t c a r a h c Relatable s navigate id k lp e h s ie r sto d turns the twists an ! of childhood

Illustrations from Jojo and the Food Fight!

Ruby’s Baby Brother Written by Kathryn White Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Ruby’s not so sure about the noisy, smelly baby her parents just brought home. But when she gets to know little Leon, she’ll discover that the only thing bigger than her imagination is her heart.

Best-

Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards

seller!

Community Helpers

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Work together to make the community a better place with the 30+ games in this Story Cards deck!

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846869501 £6.99

AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM 9781782857402 £8.99

Ruby’s Sleepover Written by Kathryn White Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards

Join Ruby and her friend Mai as they camp in the garden and battle nighttime fears like dragons, ogres and other foes!

Magical Castle

Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Piece together creative stories about dragons, castles, magic potions and more — and reinforce socialemotional learning along the way.

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867583 £6.99

AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM 9781782853831 £8.99 Interiors from Magical Castle

Ruby’s School Walk Written by Kathryn White Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

It’s Ruby’s first day at school and it feels like there are beasts lurking around every corner! How will her mother help her find her courage? AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867866 £6.99

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Our Story Cards are packed with layers of learning! Learn more on page 16.

Critically Acclaimed


seller!

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Best-

‘A clever little elephant helps his community get along . . . A sweet story about valuing community and putting quarrels to rest’ — Kirkus Reviews Jojo and the Food Fight! Written by Didier Lévy Illustrated by Nathalie Dieterlé

Interior from Jojo and the Food Fight!

When a food fight frenzy erupts in the jungle, a little elephant named Jojo hatches a silly plan to help all the angry animals become friends again. With quirky, eye-catching illustrations by Natalie Dieterlé, this hilarious entry to Barefoot’s praised collection of social-emotional books makes for a fresh, charming introduction to conflict resolution, sharing and empathy.

AGES

3+

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854104 £6.99

AGES

6+

Dr. Potts, My Pets Have Spots!

Shopping with Dad Written by Matt Harvey Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Written by Rod Hull Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

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

The Betts family pets have got the spots! In this hilarious rhyming story, kids will learn about the importance of perseverance and responsibility. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853244 £6.99

Emily’s Tiger Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846864490 £6.99

When Emily’s temper flares, she turns into a tiger! Talk about frustration and anger — and how to handle them — with this fun story. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846865947 £6.99

I Could Be, You Could Be Written by Karen Owen Illustrated by Barroux

If you could be anything, what would you be? This fun rhyming text about the power of imagination features a reassuring message that’s perfect for bedtime — or anytime! AGES 2 – 6 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867637 £5.99

The Prince’s Breakfast

The Prince’s Bedtime

Written by Joanne Oppenheim Illustrated by Miriam Latimer Narrated by Hugh Bonneville

Written by Joanne Oppenheim Illustrated by Miriam Latimer Narrated by Hugh Bonneville

The Prince is a fussy eater, but his parents have a grand solution — a world tour! A great tool for mealtime struggles.

What will make this stubborn prince finally go to sleep? Ease into a restful bedtime with this comical rhyming story.

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854173 £6.99

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854197 £6.99

The Parrot Tico Tango Written and illustrated by Anna Witte Sung by Brian Amador

Will anything make this fruitsnatching parrot learn his lesson? Find out in this musical story that teaches kids to be grateful for what they have. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854227 £5.99

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Inspire compassion, courage and kindness.

Grew Flowers

The Boy Who Grew Flowers Written by Jen Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams

Discover the story of an unusual boy with an incredible secret and how his life changes when a kind new girl joins his class. Inspired by the experiences of a child on the autism spectrum. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867491 £6.99

Adapted into a stage play by Motherbridge of Love Illustrated by Josée Masse

‘The Boy Who Grew Flowers [demonstrates] the positive impact of creating high-quality storytelling to nourish young minds’ — Mara McEwin, Artistic Director, Treehouse Shakers One City, Two Brothers A Story from Jerusalem

Written by Chris Smith and illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

An attitude of selfless generosity is the heart of this timeless legend of the founding of Jerusalem, which has been passed down in Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities alike for centuries. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782852520 £6.99

‘Gives . . . hope for what could be if people thought more about one another than about themselves’ — Booklist 32

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NEW EDITION! SEPTEMBER 2019

The Princess & the White Bear King

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

Learn to look beyond outward appearances and think the best of others with this magical journey through an enchanted landscape. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 255 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854241 £7.99

This poignant poem offers a heartwarming message, while helping start conversations about all the different ways you can grow a family. ALL AGES 32PP 260 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782850403 £6.99

Talk about adoption New

Edition!


Respond to bullies with kindness

Just Like Brothers Written by Elizabeth Baguley Illustrated by Aurélie Blanz

A young boy and wolf cub are taught to fear each other — but soon find they have more in common than expected. This modern fable makes it easy to start conversations about prejudice and empathy.

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

When Herb’s peaceful ways get him in big trouble, he’ll discover how just one person (or dragon!) can make a big difference. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236473 £6.99

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853466 £6.99

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Critically Acclaimed

Interior from Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

AGES

‘an enchanting tale of friendship and harmony’ — Foreword Reviews, starred review

3+ AGES

6+

The Girl with a Brave Heart A Tale from Tehran

Written by Rita Jahanforuz Illustrated by Vali Mintzi

‘Herb’s story tells the tale of the future’ — Sir Paul McCartney Bestseller!

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

Why does the magical Tear Thief catch children’s tears as they fall? Lyrical text by former Poet Laureate makes this moving tale about expressing our feelings a lovely read aloud. AGES 4 – 9 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781846863943 £6.99

When young Shiraz shows kindness to the strange old woman who lives next door, extraordinary things begin to happen. A beautiful story about empathy from Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846869310 £6.99

Reach out to others Did you know? Barefoot author Rita Jahanforuz performed for both US President Barack Obama and the UN Assembly in 2013! Her barrierbreaking music has made her a cultural ambassador between Israel and her homeland of Iran.

Lola’s Fandango Written by Anna Witte Illustrated by Micha Archer Narrated by The Amador Family

When little Lola starts taking secret flamenco lessons from her Papi, will she find the courage to share her new skill with the world? AGES 4 – 10 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782853985 £6.99

An Ezra Jack Keats Award Winner

Award Winner

The Blue Bird’s Palace Written by Orianne Lallemand Illustrated by Carole Hénaff

When Natasha makes a selfish choice, she finds herself trapped in a lavish but lonely palace, far from her widowed father. This poignant tale, inspired by Russian folklore, will help start conversations about gratitude and the importance of family. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 263 X 248 MM HARDBACK 9781846868856 £10.99

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KID HEROES Build character with tale s of grit and growth. The Book Tree Written by Paul Czajak Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh

When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor’s head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlo’s imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power of activism and the written word. AGES 4 – 9 32PP 272 X 216 MM HARDBACK 9781782854050 £10.99

Stand up for what you believe in!

Chandra’s Magic Light A Story in Nepal

Written by Theresa Heine and illustrated by Judith Gueyfier

When their family’s smoky oil lamp starts making their baby brother cough, sisters Chandra and Deena head to a nearby mountain village to find a new, clean way to light their home. Includes facts about Nepal and a solar-powered oven activity.

Step outside your comfort zone

AGES 6 – 10 40PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846868665 £6.99 Interior from Chandra’s Magic Light

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Illustrations from The Book Tree

‘This delicious and subversive little parable of a book, with its lyrical text and anarchic pictures, is just what we need in today’s world’ — Jane Yolen, award-winning children’s author Interiors from The Book Tree


SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Interiors from A Place to Stay

New!

AGES

3+ AGES

6+ Illustrations from Here and There

Includes notes on shelters and homelessness

‘Offers affirmation and hope for kids navigating parental separation . . . Needed everywhere’

AGES

8+

NEW! AUGUST 2019

A Place to Stay A Shelter Story

Written by Erin Gunti Illustrated by Estelí Meza

This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women’s shelter through the eyes of a young girl. With her mother’s help, she uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help.

— Kirkus Reviews Here and There Written by Tamara Ellis Smith Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi

During the early stages of his parents’ separation, young Ivan realises he can hear birds singing both here at his mum’s house and there at his dad’s house — and takes his first step towards finding the freedom and joy to sing along. This touching tale of personal growth offers an important reminder that there’s beauty everywhere you look.

AGES 5 – 9 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782858256 £6.99

Illustrations from A Place to Stay

AGES 3 – 8 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782857426 £6.99

‘Tamara Ellis Smith puts her finger directly on the joy and the ache that Ivan’s two-home life evokes’ — Audrey Vernick, award-winning children’s book author

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Life Lessons

How can kids learn to thrive through the twists and turns of growing up? With inspiring characters like Arlo, Alfredo and Ivan! For 25 years, our relatable characters have acted as role models for children, helping them build the social and emotional skills they’ll need throughout their lives. Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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ASIA Riding on a Caravan

A Silk Road Adventure

Find fun facts about the people, animals and cultures at the end of every book!

Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Helen Cann

Travel along the Silk Road with a family from Xi’an, China, to where China and India meet. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853442 £6.99

BestThe Great Race

seller!

AFRICA Best-

Mama Panya’s Pancakes

seller!

A Village Tale from Kenya

Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin Illustrated by Julia Cairns

Watch ‘a little bit’ turn into a delicious feast as everyone shares what they have in this delightful take on ‘Stone Soup’. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236640 £6.99

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

Oppenheim Toy Port Gold Awards

Follow 12 animals as they compete in a madcap swimming race and help create the lunar calendar!

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A Market Day in Nigeria Written and illustrated by Polly Alakija

Lin Yi’s Lantern

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

Ayoka’s goat has run away on market day, leaving chaos in its wake! Help Ayoka search for her goat and practise counting down from 10 to 1 along the way. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 290 X 198 MM PAPERBACK 9781846860577 £6.99

Lin Yi wants a red rabbit lantern for the Moon Festival. When his mother sends him to market, will he buy the things she needs — or what he wants?

We’re Sailing Down the Nile

A Journey through Egypt Written by

Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Anne Wilson

Learn about ancient Egyptians as you sail along the Nile on a felucca.

AGES 5 – 9 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867934 £6.99

AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846861949 £6.99

A Story from Jerusalem Written by Chris Smith Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

An attitude of selfless generosity is the heart of this timeless legend of the founding of Jerusalem, which has been passed down in Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities alike for centuries. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782852520 £6.99

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Award Winner

Catch that Goat!

AGES 4 – 9 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846862021 £6.99

One City, Two Brothers

Award Winner

We All Went on Safari

A Counting Journey through Tanzania Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Julia Cairns

Trek through the grasslands of Tanzania, which is famous for its amazing animals. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781841481197 £6.99

Bestseller!


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Let’s Celebrate! Special Days Around the World Written by Kate DePalma Illustrated by Martina Peluso

Lyrical, sensory non-fiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child’s-eye view of 13 special days around the world, such as Spring Festival, Inti Raymi, Eid al-Fitr, Día de Muertos and New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and educational notes about why we celebrate.

Learn about special days from 13 countries

THE AMERICAS

AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781782858331 £10.99 PAPERBACK 9781782858348 £6.99

Off We Go to Mexico!

An Adventure in the Sun

Critically Acclaimed

Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Christopher Corr

We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

Explore vibrant Mexico and meet the people and animals who live there.

An Amazon Adventure Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Learn how pink dolphins, poison dart frogs and leaf-cutter ants spend their days in this trip through the rainforest. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846865459 £6.99

AGES 4 – 10 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846861598 £6.99

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

Join 6 children as they prepare for Peru’s annual Inti Raymi festival. AGES 4 – 10 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846864681 £6.99

We’re Sailing to Galapagos A Week in the Pacific

Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Grazia Restelli

Spend a week in the Galapagos Islands! Delight future explorers with information about 18 animals, Darwin and more. Interior from We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

AGES 4 – 10 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846861024 £6.99

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Celebrate the diversity of our world while learning what unites us all.

Critically Acclaimed

Barefoot Books Children of the World Written by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma Illustrated by David Dean

Bestseller!

Discover what makes childhood special all over the world! Children of the World makes for a delightful family, library or classroom read aloud that’s sure to spark timely discussions about diversity, inclusion and acceptance.

Award Winner

AGES 3 – 10 64PP 300 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853329 £12.99

Includes 15 pages of educational notes

Covers topics such as: ★ bodies ★ families ★ feelings

★ faith ★ food ★ clothes

Interiors from Barefoot Books Children of the World

‘ . . . Strikes a lovely balance between celebrating individuality while recognising the rewards of community’ — Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ homes ★ hobbies ★ languages

‘VERDICT: An excellent introduction to cultural diversity for public and school libraries and [primary] classrooms’ — School Library Journal

and more

Children of the World Memory Game

Best-

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Meet children from cultures across the globe with this colourful matching game! A fun way to build memory and global awareness. AGES 4 – 7 72 CARDS BOX SIZE 224 X 214 X 25 MM 9781846865374 £12.99

My Granny Went to Market

seller!

A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme

Award Winner

Help Granny count the souvenirs she collects as she spins around the world on a magic carpet shopping trip!

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Christopher Corr

AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236626 £5.99

A BookTrust Selection Practical Pre-School Silver Award To see all of our global books, visit our Countries & Cultures index on page 57. 38

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New!

Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global, co-author of 5 books for global educators, a trusted advisor on global citizenship and a mother of 3. Born in Iran, she has lived on 4 continents and has heritage in 4 world religions.

AGES

3+ AGES

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8+ Explore over 50 countries and cultures with easy-to-follow, hands-on activities! Uses inexpensive, everyday materials - no technology required!

5 categories of cards

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Global Kids

50+ Games, Crafts, Recipes & More from Around the World Written by Homa Sabet Tavangar Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Discover 50+ hands-on activities divided into 5 categories to teach children about crafts, food, games, festivals and ways of helping others around the world. Bright artwork by Sophie Fatus makes the steps on each card easy to follow. Global Kids offers educators, librarians, parents and caregivers alike an interactive, powerful resource for raising the next generation of global citizens. AGES 4+ DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782858294 £10.99

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Exploring our World

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From the very beginning, we’ve immersed children’s imaginations in stories from all over the world. Our global books are designed to introduce kids to people who think and live differently from them and open their minds to new perspectives and cultures. Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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Illustrations from Barefoot Books World Atlas

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Includes a beautifully illustrated world map poster!

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Barefoot Books World Atlas Written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean

Ever wondered how cold it gets in Siberia? Or how many islands are in the Pacific Ocean? Our bestselling interactive atlas is packed with intriguing icons and facts to take young explorers wherever they want to go. ALL AGES 52PP 300 X 255 MM 12 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS AND A 440 X 748 MM PULL-OUT MAP HARDBACK 9781846863325 £14.99

‘With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness and diversity, [this atlas] offers young armchair travellers and globe-trotters much to discover’ — Publishers Weekly

An Apple Editors’ Choice Pick, App of the Week, and in the App Hall of Fame!

New

Edition!

Available on the App Store for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch®.

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Test your memory skills!

NEW EDITION!

Barefoot World Atlas app This updated version of our showstopping interactive app presents the same beautifully illustrated 3D globe and rich multimedia features, but with streamlined navigation, improved search and reduced file size. Additional content on world art, cities and more is now included, and a new ‘surprise’ option allows children to jump to a random place on the globe just by shaking their device. Better than ever, this educational adventure invites children to immerse themselves in the diverse cultures and natural beauty of our planet. £4.99

Landmark

Cities of the World Memory Game Illustrated by David Dean

Learn about the world’s greatest cities and buildings and practise matching landmarks with the city and country where they’re found. AGES 4 – 7 72 CARDS BOX SIZE 224 X 214 X 25 MM 9781782852209 £12.99

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Learn about our world’s great cities, legendary landmarks, native animals and more!

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Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book

Written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean

The 450+ reusable stickers in this large format, 32-page collection guide children on a fact-packed journey around the world, teaching them about each region’s people, plants, animals and landmarks. This engaging companion to the Barefoot Books World Atlas includes a labelled, pull-out world map poster. AGES 4 –10 32PP 300 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782858300 £9.99

Includes over 450 reusable stickers . . . . . . and a pull-out world map poster! Interiors and illustrations from Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book

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& P oems s e l a T Get swept away to places far & wide with these beautifully illustrated anthologies.

New

Edition!

NEW EDITION! SEPTEMBER 2019

Tales of Wisdom & Wonder

A Barefoot Collection

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

Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey

World of Dance

Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple Illustrated by Helen Cann Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

Dance the world with this breathtaking collection of 8 stories from Japan, Egypt, Scotland and beyond. AGES 8+ 96PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782858621 £12.99

AGES 6+ 64PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782853978 £12.99

New

Edition!

A bewitching world of elves and skeletons awaits you! Includes audiobook read by master storyteller Hugh Lupton.

Fiesta Femenina

Celebrating Women of Mexican Folklore

AGES 4 – 8 64PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782858607 £12.99

Retold by Mary-Joan Gerson Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Best-

8 folk heroines from what is now Mexico come to life in this fascinating anthology.

seller!

Retold by Gcina Mhlophe Illustrated by Rachel Griffin

Get swept away by 8 traditional tales from various African nations.

Tales from Old Ireland Retold by Malachy Doyle Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Maura O’Connell

Meet larger-than-life characters and discover myths and legends in this captivating collection of folktales. Features enchanting illustrations by Dublin-based illustrator Niamh Sharkey. Includes online audiobook access. AGES 6+ 96PP 264 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782853589 £12.99

‘Pure magic . . . seven spellbinding myths and legends provide a panorama of Celtic culture and traditions peopled with fairies, witches and other supernatural creatures’ — The Sunday Times 42

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African Tales

A Barefoot Collection

AGES 6 – 10 64PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854258 £12.99

seller!

Tales of Mystery and Magic Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi

Critically Acclaimed

Best-

NOW WITH AUDIOBOOK!

AGES 8+ 96PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853596 £12.99

Indian Tales

A Barefoot Collection Retold by Shenaaz Nanji Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Discover India’s incredible diversity with these 8 folktales, each from a different Indian state. AGES 8+ 96PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853572 £12.99

The Wise Fool

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

These hilarious tales showcase the legendary Mulla Nasruddin’s wit and wisdom. They have been delighting listeners for centuries. AGES 6 – 10 64PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782852551 £12.99


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Around our World Back

A 2013 Nautilus Gold Award Winner

Illustrated by Caldecott winner Beth Krommes!

AGES

6+ AGES

BACK IN PRINT!

in Print!

8+

Critically Acclaimed

The Barefoot Book of Earth Poems Compiled by Judith Nicholls and illustrated by Beth Krommes

Explore the wonders of our natural world with this collection of more than 30 classic and contemporary poems from around the globe, compiled by Judith Nicholls, one of the best-known children’s poets today. AGES 6 – 10 40PP 262 X 218 MM PAPERBACK 9781782852780 £7.99

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales Retold by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Follow the Sun Mother, a brave Comanche girl and a thoughtful Welsh couple as they care for the planet in this award-winning anthology of 7 tales from around the world. AGES 5 – 11 96PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781846869402 £12.99

Interior from The Barefoot Book of Earth Poems

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

Glowing illustrations light up this collection of 8 Jewish folktales. AGES 7+ 80PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782853541 £12.99

Back

in Print!

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales From Around the World

Retold and narrated by Naomi Adler and illustrated by Amanda Hall

With these 9 traditional tales from cultures around the world, you’ll meet extraordinary animals and learn the importance of caring for the planet. AGES 5 – 11 80PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782853961 £12.99

BACK IN PRINT!

The Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales Retold by Sherab Chödzin and Alexandra Kohn Illustrated by Marie Cameron

Explore the compassion and contentment of Buddhist tradition in these 13 charming stories from India, China, Japan and Tibet.

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AGES 6+ 80PP 265 X 215 MM PAPERBACK 9781782858638 £12.99

The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award

Compiled and illustrated by Jackie Morris, with an introduction by Carol Ann Duffy

Enjoy over 70 of the most famous poems of all time, along with rich watercolour illustrations. ALL AGES 128PP 280 X 230 MM HARDBACK 9781782854272 £14.99

Shortlisted for the CLPE Poetry Award Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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Familiar Favourites

Fire up the imagination with traditional tales that parents and educators love!

Illustrations from Little Red Riding Hood

Interior from The Princess & the White Bear King

New

Edition!

The Twelve Days of Christmas Illustrated by Rachel Griffin

This sparkling version of the popular Christmas song features exquisite handsewn illustrations that take readers around the world to Asia, Africa and beyond. Includes 4 pages of facts about traditional 12-day Christmas celebrations, plus a fascinating illustrator’s note. ALL AGES 32PP 220 X 220 MM HARDBACK 9781782852216 £9.99

‘This story begs to be told aloud’ — School Library Journal NOW WITH AUDIOBOOK!

The Princess & the White Bear King

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

Learn to look beyond outward appearances and think the best of others with this magical journey through an enchanted landscape. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 255 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854241 £7.99

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Interior from The Twelve Days of Christmas

Folk and fairy tales have been at the core of Barefoot Books from the start. Our retellings of traditional tales are now beloved far and wide — The Gigantic Turnip alone has been published in 26 languages and Kirkus Reviews has hailed our retelling of Wild Swans (see page 47) as ‘an adaptation triumph’ in a coveted starred review!


The Little Red Hen Retold by Mary Finch Illustrated by Kate Slater Narrated by Debra Messing

— Kirkus Reviews

How will the Little Red Hen transform a seed into bread? Follow her step-by-step process from farm to table and learn about the value of responsibility and hard work. Includes a recipe for baking your own loaf of bread.

A BookTrust Selection Little Red Riding Hood Retold by Lari Don Illustrated by Célia Chauffrey Narrated by Imelda Staunton

Are you afraid of the big bad wolf? With this retelling, kids will experience empathy and courage as they walk in the shoes of brave Little Red.

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782850410 £6.99

CLASSICS

‘Atmospheric illustrations . . . will lure daring readers into this retelling’

AGES

3+ AGES

6+ AGES

8+

AGES 3 – 8 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854135 £6.99

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Retold by Mary Finch Illustrated by Roberta Arenson Narrated by Richard Hope

Will the 3 goat brothers make it across the big, hairy troll’s bridge to the sweet grass on the other side of the stream? Colourful paper collage illustrations and repetitive text keep kids engaged and encourage interaction with the familiar story.

Best-

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854012 £6.99

seller!

The Gigantic Turnip Retold by Aleksei Tolstoy Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Imelda Staunton

Jack and the Beanstalk Retold by Richard Walker Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey Narrated by Richard Hope

Read along 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.

What would you do with 6 bewitched beans? This fresh take on Jack’s classic adventures encourages kids to recreate the story for themselves, boosting language skills as they role play. Niamh Sharkey’s textured oil paintings heighten the magic and mystery. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854166 £6.99

The Story Tree

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

This easy-to-follow anthology includes both famous and lesser known folktales from Germany, Norway, Russia and beyond! The quirky illustrations and humourous text captivate little listeners. AGES 3 – 7 64PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782854210 £12.99

‘The art of storytelling is alive and well . . . beautifully and memorably told’ — Tes Magazine

AGES 3 – 7 40PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781905236589 £6.99

Show the importance of teamwork! The Adventures of Odysseus

Bestseller!

Written by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Christina Balit Narrated by Hugh Lupton

Will Odysseus ever be able to cross the deadly sea and return to his family? This daring adventure has been told and retold for thousands of years — and now, in a gorgeous gift edition with watercolour, gouache and gold ink illustrations, it’s better than ever. AGES 8+ 96PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782853565 £12.99

Also available as a chapter book! See page 47. Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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Chapter

From funny folktales to amazing adventures, our collection of illustrated chapter books offers something for every reader.

New!

Books

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Stories from Around the World 4 Tales of Problem-Solving & Wit

Celebrate ingenuity and encourage global citizenship with stories from Cambodia, Korea, Italy and Mexico. Each of these fun chapter books is fully illustrated to aid comprehension and immerse readers in the story. AGES 6+ BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858263 £18.99

The Hungry Wolf

The Feathered Ogre

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858362 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858393 £4.99

Dara’s Clever Trap

Never Trust a Tiger

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858379 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858386 £4.99

A Tale from North America

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Stories from Around the World

A Tale from Italy

A Tale from Cambodia

A Tale from Korea

4 Tales of Persistence & Grit Nurture global awareness and celebrate courage and perseverance with stories from Zambia, Russia, Ireland and Brazil. These colourful chapter books feature illustrations throughout to capture the interest of early readers. AGES 6+ BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858270 £18.99

New!

Available as sets or individually

Prince of Fire

The Story of Diwali Retold by Jatinder Verma Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

Only Rama, the Prince of Fire, and his friends can save the day in this exhilarating new adaptation of India’s unforgettable epic, the Ramayana. Non-stop action, courageous heroes and a dastardly villain will keep every thrill seeker on the edge of their seat. AGES 6 – 10 56PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781782853077 £6.99

Cara and the Wizard

Masha and the Bear

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858423 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858409 £4.99

The Ruler of the Springs

The Tortoise’s Gift

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858430 £4.99

AGES 6+ 48PP 207 X 142 MM 9781782858416 £4.99

A Story from Ireland

A Story from Brazil

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A Story from Russia

A Story from Zambia

Pictures in chapter books allow authors to introduce complex vocabulary; the illustrations serve as visual clues that aid comprehension!


CHAPTER BOOKS

Illustrations from The Snow Queen

New

Also available in large format. See page 45.

New

Edition!

NOW WITH AUDIOBOOK!

Edition!

NOW WITH AUDIOBOOK!

The Adventures of Odysseus

The Snow Queen

Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Christina Balit Narrated by Hugh Lupton

Retold by Sarah Lowes Illustrated by Miss Clara Narrated by Xanthe Gresham Knight

Can brave Gerda rescue her best friend Kay from the Snow Queen? Striking mixed media illustrations immerse readers in Gerda’s daring quest north.

While sailing home from war, clever Odysseus makes a terrible mistake. He’ll need both ingenuity and humility to outwit the gods and monsters that stand between him and his family.

AGES 6 – 10 48PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK WITH AUDIO 9781782858614 £7.99

Critically Acclaimed

Wild Swans

AGES

6+ AGES

8+

AGES 10+ 128PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK WITH AUDIO 9781846864469 £8.99

Greek Myths

Three Heroic Tales

Retold by Xanthe Gresham Knight Illustrated by Charlotte Gastaut

Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden Illustrated by Carole Hénaff

Will Eliza be able to save her brothers and claim her rightful place on the throne? Hailed as a ‘feminist story of hope’ by School Library Journal, this ingenious retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story bursts with adventure all the way to the thrilling climax.

How far will the goddess Demeter go when her daughter is kidnapped? Can anyone survive the Minotaur that lurks in Daedalus’ deadly maze? Will Orpheus find a way to rescue his beloved wife from the Underworld? The three classics in this collection come to life like never before. AGES 10+ 128PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781782853497 £8.99

AGES 6 – 10 48PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781782853626 £6.99

Robin Hood

‘[A]n adaptation triumph . . . A must-have for all fairy tale lovers’ — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Interior from Wild Swans

Thumbelina Retold by Xanthe Gresham Knight Illustrated by Charlotte Gastaut

How will tiny Thumbelina find her way home to Mother? In this fresh twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale, our feminist Thumbelina will remind everyone who feels small that they too can be powerful and strong. AGES 6 – 10 48PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781782852766 £6.99

Retold by David Calcutt Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

Striking illustrations and meticulously researched text plunge readers into the famous outlaw’s perilous adventures. AGES 10+ 176PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781846867996 £8.99

Arthur of Albion Retold by John Matthews and illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov

Explore King Arthur’s world with renowned historian and folklorist John Matthews as your guide. Includes luminous hand-painted illustrations inspired by travels in England. AGES 10+ 136PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781846864711 £8.99

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

These 8 illustrated stories, retold by Lebanese author Wafa’ Tarnowska, are an unforgettable introduction to Shahrazade’s tales. AGES 10+ 160PP 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781846865688 £8.99

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Dinosaur Rap

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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

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Even though the dinosaurs died millions of years ago, over time some of their buried bones were covered in layers of mud, so their skeletons didn’t always fall apart. Instead, the bones became fossils. Fossils are bones or other body parts that have been preserved over long periods of time in stone, mud or other natural elements.

Fossils tell us a lot about dinosaurs. In fact, without fossils, we would not even know that dinosaurs had ever existed. We still do not know for certain why they died out and became extinct. Many scientists believe that they became extinct after a large meteorite hit the earth and a huge cloud of dust blotted out the sun. Others think that they died out because of climate change and the breaking apart of the earth’s continents. Research scientists are still trying to find out the exact reason to this day.

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Digging Up Bones Paleontologists are scientists who unearth and study fossils to learn more about the past. They use many tools to dig the fossils out of the earth: shovels, picks and even bulldozers to get through big chunks of rock and earth; trowels and digging knives to get closer to the bones; and delicate tools like paintbrushes to remove dirt from the fossils.

Written by John Foster Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Mikey Henry Jr.

When all the bones have been dug up, the scientists measure and photograph each fossil and take notes about where it was found. They protect the bones by covering them in plaster jackets like the ones doctors use on broken bones in people. The fossils are then transported back to laboratories so the scientists can study them more carefully. Sometimes, copies are made of the bones to create replicas of dinosaurs for display in museums.

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Tethys. Many mountain ranges were formed during this era. Large, four-legged dinosaurs appeared, such as the Apatosaurus and the Diplodocus. So did plated dinosaurs like the Stegosaurus.

Jurassic Era (200 – 145 million years

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During this period the land split into several continents and the climate was warm and muggy. Many of the flowers that we still find today first appeared during this era. Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes roamed the earth’s forests — fierce carnivores such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, horned dinosaurs such as the Triceratops and plated dinosaurs such as the Ankylosaurus.

Cretaceous Era (145 – 65 million years

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Dancing Dinos Dominoes Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Have fun with early maths and science, creative movement and taking turns with this one-of-a-kind domino game. Includes instructions for 5 games of varying difficulty. AGES 3 – 6 BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM DOMINO SIZE 60 X 120 MM 9781782854319 £9.99

Interior from Thesaurus Rex

Thesaurus Rex

Written by Laya Steinberg and illustrated by Debbie Harter

Join a cheeky young T. Rex as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps! A delightful way to learn about synonyms. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781841487878 £5.99

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Triassic Era (250 – 200 million years

During the Jurassic era, the climate became hot and humid, and the land was covered in forests. It then became two land masses, Gondwana and Laurasia, divided by a seaway called

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During the Triassic era, Earth was covered in water all around, with a single landmass atop it known as Pangaea. The planet was hot and dry. This climate suited the reptiles that inhabited the land. Some reptiles, like the Shonisaurus, lived in the sea instead. At the end of this era, the first dinosaurs, such as the Saltopus, appeared. These were small, quick carnivores that walked on their hind legs.

Some dinosaurs were as big as a double-decke r bus, but others were small. The smallest was about the size of a crow. Some were fierce, meat-eating carnivores. Others, known as herbivores, ate only plants.

TJ79-6-2016 Barefoot book Dinosaur

The Age of the Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs existed millions of years ago. The three periods during which they were alive are known as the Triassic era, the Jurassic era and the Cretaceous era.

Stomp, swoop and roar while you learn the names of 7 dinosaurs, from Stegosaurus to Triceratops. The funky lyrics and catchy rap performance are sure to leave kids tapping their toes. AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782853022 £7.99

Includes 6 pages of facts about palaeontology, dinosaur species and the Mesozoic Era!

Learn synonyms while you bop with T. Rex!


STEM

STEM

STEM is the integration of science, technology, engineering and maths. Careers in STEM are growing at a much higher rate than in other fields, so kids who get a leg up on STEM learning will have an advantage in their future!

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

AGES

3+ AGES

Bestseller!

A lift-the-flaps adventure

6+

Number Circus Written by Sylvie Misslin Illustrated by Steffie Brocoli

Interiors and illustrations from Number Circus

Lift the flaps to find answers to brain-boosting maths questions!

Build early maths skills and have a blast with Number Circus! Lift-the-flap questions on each colourful page set the reader on a seek-and-find adventure through the quirky illustrations, practising key maths skills like counting, number recognition, understanding relative quantity and size and more. AGES 3 – 7 22PP 320 X 240 MM HARDBACK 9781782857655 £14.99

MATHS AND MAKERSPACE Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?

Critically Acclaimed

Written by Jane Caston Illustrated by Carmen Saldaña

Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards Ocean Adventure

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Sort through a sea of silly dogs to help Doug find his canine companion! Children will have so much fun patting, tickling and calling to the different dogs that they won’t notice they’re practising early maths skills!

It’s all hands on deck with these 30+ games that reinforce early maths concepts like shape and pattern recognition, measurement, counting and more! AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM 9781782857396 £8.99

AGES 1 – 5 32PP 220 X 220 MM HARDBACK 9781782853206 £9.99

My Friend Robot! Written by Sunny Scribens Illustrated by Hui Skipp Sung by Norma Jean Wright

Busy Bear Count & Sort

Join a diverse group of young makers and their friend Robot as they use wedges, wagons, screws, hammers and other simple machines and tools to build a tree house.

Try your paw at 5 bear-y brainy games starring Barefoot’s beloved Bear! Designed to develop early maths, storytelling and turn-taking skills, these 30 double-sided cards are packed with fun.

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782853237 £7.99

AGES 3 – 6 BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM CARD SIZE 120 X 84 MM 9781782854302 £9.99

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

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Nature’s Wonders Millie’s Chickens Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Valeria Cis

Discover suburban home-based chicken farming in this playful rhyming story. Includes 7 pages of facts, including directions for 4 easy egg dishes. AGES 5 – 9 40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782850830 £6.99

Talk about caring for animals!

Explore the natural world with animal friends!

Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Rosamund Fowler

Peek inside the homes of 22 different animals (including humans!) in this exploration of 10 animal habitats. Can you spot the spider on each spread? AGES 3 – 8 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853435 £6.99 Interior from Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear

Interior from Millie’s Chickens

The Beeman Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Valeria Cis

Join Grandpa as he tends to his beehives and collects the honey the bees make. Includes 6 pages of notes on bees and the science of beekeeping, plus an apple honey muffin recipe!

‘A truly dazzling introduction to a variety of animals and habitats’

AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846862601 £6.99

Grandpa’s Garden Written by Stella Fry Illustrated by Sheila Moxley

Billy wants to help Grandpa in his garden, but he wonders why everything takes so long! In 10 pages of informational notes, learn how to plan a vegetable patch and how to care for it throughout the year. AGES 3 – 7 40PP 260 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781846868085 £6.99

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— Sue Lake, White Rose Books We’re Roaming in the Rainforest An Amazon Adventure Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Learn what pink dolphins, poison dart frogs and leaf-cutter ants do all day on your trip through the rainforest. Then soak up 9 more pages of facts about the people, animals and conservation of the Amazon. AGES 4 – 10 40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846865459 £6.99


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3+ AGES

6+

Illustration from Out of the Blue

Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative non-fiction picture book. Can you find the sea snail hidden on each page? AGES 3 – 8 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782857440 £6.99

Out of the Blue Illustrated by Alison Jay

When a giant squid is trapped in netting and washes ashore, a team of children and their animal friends work together to free the squid and return it to its ocean home. A stunning wordless book. ALL AGES 32PP 255 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781782850427 £10.99

New!

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Five Little Mermaids

Written by Sunny Scribens Illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi Sung by Audra Mariel

Interior from Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale

Sing and swim on a whimsical undersea journey, counting down from 5 to 0. Includes educational notes about mermaid legends, marine animals and the five oceans, as well as a catchy song and video animation to reinforce STEM learning.

Includes 8 pages of facts about wildlife, oceans, clean energy and marine conservation. A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Adapted by Jessica Law Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by The Flannery Brothers

Swim with 5 sea creatures in this tongue-twisting singalong! Each cumulative verse introduces a new animal and its place in the marine food chain. AGES 3 – 7 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781846868627 £7.99

our 5 oceans! t u o b a n r a e L Bestseller!

AGES 3 – 7 32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD 9781782858324 £7.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Sustainability We’ve always been committed to protecting the planet that our children will inherit. From planting tens of thousands of trees in partnership with Trees for the Future to printing only on sustainably sourced paper, we’re always looking for ways to lessen our impact on the earth. Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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I A N R B

T S E O R S O B Critical thinking starts here! Dig into science and problem-solving with vibrant books and gifts.

PROBLEM-SOLVING ‘A beguiling mix of number lore and fairy tale’ — New York Times

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The Barefoot Book of Riddles

The Real Princess

Retold by Hugh Lupton Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Sophie Fatus Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

From Around the World

Have a laugh and hone your wits with this quirky collection of riddles, puzzles and stories from around the world. AGES 6 – 10 64PP 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782852803 £12.99

A Mathemagical Tale

Young mathematicians will put their arithmetic skills to the test with this number-crunching take on ‘The Princess and the Pea’! AGES 4 – 9 40PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782857860 £6.99


STEM

New!

ASTRONOMY

AGES

6+

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2019

Barefoot Books Solar System Written by Anne Jankéliowitch and illustrated by Annabelle Buxton

Shoot for the moon and beyond with this stunning guide to our solar system! Space-loving kids will expand their astronomy, physics and chemistry knowledge with each fully illustrated, detailed page about planets, stars, telescopes, space travel and more. The glow-in-the-dark pull-out poster will entrance future astronauts and reinforce STEM knowledge, making Barefoot Books Solar System a strong companion to the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas. AGES 8 – 12 52PP 300 X 255 MM 13 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS AND A 440 X 748 MM PULL-OUT MAP HARDBACK 9781782858232 £14.99

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Star Seeker

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

Travel with 2 children as they soar across our solar system! Poetic text and imaginative illustrations blend science with mythology. Includes information about the solar system and star lore.

Spark curiosity about astronomy and physics!

AGES 5 – 11 32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846863851 £6.99 Illustrations from Star Seeker

ENGINEERING

New

Edition!

Critically Acclaimed

‘An intergenerational friendship story between two creative inventors that dream of flight and create a flying machine’ — Youth Services Book Review, starred review NOW IN PAPERBACK!

Cloud Chaser

Written by Anne-Fleur Drillon and illustrated by Eric Puybaret

Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions . . . but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together?

Award Winner

Winner of the prestigious French award le Prix Albertine Jeunesse 2018! Inspire young engineers to persevere through creative challenges!

AGES 5 – 10 32PP 310 X 220 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854128 £7.99

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Imelda Staunton, narrator of Little Red Riding Hood and The Gigantic Turnip, is popularly known for her role as Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. Laurence Olivier Awardwinning actress Juliet Stevenson has appeared in Bend It like Beckham, Emma, Mona Lisa Smile and Truly, Madly, Deeply. She’s the narrator of World of Dance, The Real Princess and The Tear Thief.

Beloved for his roles in Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and the Paddington films, BAFTA nominated actor Hugh Bonneville narrates The Prince’s Bedtime and The Prince’s Breakfast.

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Audio

Brooklyn born actress and activist Debra Messing is best known for her roles in Will and Grace, Smash and The Starter Wife. A longtime Barefoot fan, she has narrated The Little Red Hen and Jewish Tales.

Get swept away as celebrity narrators read classic tales & Barefoot favourites.

Professional storyteller Hugh Lupton has captivated audiences for over 35 years. He has written and narrated a wealth of Barefoot titles, including Tales of Mystery and Magic, Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, The Story Tree and The Adventures of Odysseus.

To access our online audiobooks: 1 . Purchase your book. 2. Find and scan the QR code or visit the weblink printed on your book. 3. Stream the story from your device or computer. . . and enjoy!

Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Billy Goats Gruff narrator Richard Hope has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, London.

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Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham Knight has lent her storytelling powers to narrating The Snow Queen.

Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson has starred in The Hours, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and more. She narrated The Princess & the White Bear King for Barefoot.


New!

New!

Anthologies New!

New!

New!

AUDIO

Picture Books & Folktales

AGES

3+ AGES

6+ The Snow Queen (see page 47)

The Adventures of Odysseus (see page 47)

The Princess & the White Bear King (see page 44)

Tales of Mystery and Magic (see page 42)

World of Dance

Little Red Riding Hood (see page 45)

The Barefoot Book of Tales of Wisdom & Jewish Tales (see page 43) Wonder (see page 42)

(see page 7)

Bestseller!

Jack and the Beanstalk (see page 45)

The Gigantic Turnip (see page 45)

Best-

Best-

seller!

The Tear Thief (see page 33)

seller!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Little Red Hen (see page 45)

Tales from Old Ireland (see page 42)

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales (see page 43)

(see page 45)

Bestseller!

The Prince’s Breakfast (see page 31)

The Prince’s Bedtime (see page 31)

The Real Princess (see page 52)

The Story Tree (see page 45)

The Adventures of Odysseus (see page 45)

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

The Art of Storytelling

Lola’s Fandango (see page 33)

The Parrot Tico Tango (see page 31)

An artfully told story not only ignites children’s imaginations, but can also open their hearts and minds to different cultures or perspectives. We are dedicated to working with master storytellers to create read aloud favourites that captivate the whole family or classroom. Autumn / Winter 2019 – 2020

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Title Index Books

[A]

Adventures of Odysseus, The (PBA, PBCHA), 12, 45, 47, 55* African Tales (PB), 13, 42 Alligator Alphabet (BB), 19 Animal Boogie, The (PBCDX), 12, 24 Arabian Nights, The (PBCH), 47 Are You Sleeping? (PB), 28 Arthur of Albion (PBCH), 47

[ B]

Baby Dream (BB), 18, 28 Baby Food (BB), 18, 28 Baby Play (BB), 18, 28 Baby Talk (BB), 18, 28 Baby’s First Words (BB), 19, 28* Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The (PBA), 43, 55 Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The (PB), 43* Barefoot Book of Classic Poems, The (HB), 43 Barefoot Book of Earth Poems, The (PB), 43* Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The (PB), 43 Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales, The (PBA), 43, 55 Barefoot Book of Riddles, The (PB), 52 Barefoot Books Children of the World (PB), 13, 38 Barefoot Books Solar System (HB), 11, 53* Barefoot Books World Atlas (HB), 2, 13, 40 Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book (PB), 2, 41* Bear about Town (BB), 21 Bear in a Square (BB), 21 Bear in Sunshine (BB), 21 Bear on a Bike (BB), 21 Bear’s Birthday (BB), 21 Bear’s Busy Family (BB), 21 Beeman, The (PB), 50 Big and Small (BB), 19 Blue Bird’s Palace, The (HB), 33 Book Tree, The (HB), 8, 34 Boy Who Grew Flowers, The (PB), 32

[C]

Can’t Catch Me! (PB), 28 Cara and the Wizard (PBCH), 6, 46* Catch that Goat! (PB), 36 Chandra’s Magic Light (PB), 34 Chilly Penguin, The (BB), 29 Clare Beaton’s Animal Rhymes (BB), 20 Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes (BB), 20 Clare Beaton’s Garden Rhymes (BB), 20 Clare Beaton’s Nursery Rhymes (BB), 20

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Cloud Chaser (PB), 53* Counting Cockatoos (BB), 19 Creepy Crawly Calypso (PBCDX), 24

Listen, Listen (LBB), 12, 20 Little Red Hen, The (PBA), 45, 55 Little Red Riding Hood (PBA), 45, 55 Lola’s Fandango (PBA), 33, 55

[D]

[ M]

Dara’s Clever Trap (PBCH), 6, 46* Dinosaur Rap (PBCDX), 12, 25, 48 Dr. Potts, My Pets Have Spots! (PB), 31 Dragon on the Doorstep, A (PBCDX), 24 Driving my Tractor (PBCDX), 27 Dump Truck Disco (PBCDX), 27

Magic Train Ride (PBCDX), 27 Mama Panya’s Pancakes (PB), 13, 36 Masha and the Bear (PBCH), 6, 46* Millie’s Chickens (PB), 50 Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness (BB), 13, 15, 29 Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride (BB), 13, 15, 29 Motherbridge of Love (PB), 32 My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words (HB), 23 My Daddy Is a Pretzel (PB), 14 My Friend Robot! (PBCDX), 25, 49 My Granny Went to Market (PB), 13, 38

[ E]

Emily’s Tiger (PB), 31

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Farmer’s Life for Me, A (PBCDX), 25 * Farmyard Jamboree (PBCDX), 4, 25 * Fast and Slow (BB), 19 Feathered Ogre, The (PBCH), 6, 46* Fiesta Femenina (PB), 42 Five Little Mermaids (PBCDX), 4, 24, 51

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[N]

Never Trust a Tiger (PBCH), 6, 46* Number Circus (HB), 12, 23, 49

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[O]

Gigantic Turnip, The (PBA), 12, 45, 55 Girl with a Brave Heart, The (PB), 33 Grandpa’s Garden (PB), 50 Great Race, The (PB), 13, 36 Greek Myths (PBCH), 47

[H]

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon (PB), 33 Here and There (PB), 8, 35 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (PBCDX), 26 Hidden Hippo (BB), 20 Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, A (PBCDX), 12, 25, 51 Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale (PB), 51 Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear (PB), 50 How Big Is a Pig? (BB), 20 How Loud Is a Lion? (BB), 20 Hungry Wolf, The (PBCH), 6, 46*

[I]

I Could Be, You Could Be (PB), 31 I Took the Moon for a Walk (PB, LBB), 12, 20 If You’re Happy and You Know it! (PBCDX), 26 I’m the Best! (PB), 28 Indian Tales (PB), 42

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Jack and the Beanstalk (PBA), 45, 55 Jojo and the Food Fight! (PB), 31 Journey Home from Grandpa’s, The (PBCDX), 27 Just Like Brothers (PB), 8, 33

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack (PBCDX), 26

[L]

Let’s Celebrate! (HB, PB), 5, 37* Lin Yi’s Lantern (PB), 36

Octopus Opposites (BB), 19 Off We Go to Mexico (PB), 37 One City, Two Brothers (PB), 32, 36 One Moose, Twenty Mice (BB), 20 Out of the Blue (HB), 51 Outdoor Opposites (PBCDX), 24 Over in the Meadow (PBCDX), 26

[P] Parrot Tico Tango, The (PBA), 31, 55 Place to Stay, A (PB), 9, 35* Port Side Pirates! (PBCDX), 12, 27 Prince of Fire (PBCH), 46 Prince’s Bedtime, The (PBA), 31, 55 Prince’s Breakfast, The (PBA), 31, 55 Princess & the White Bear King, The (PBA), 32, 44, 55*

[ R]

Real Princess, The (PBA), 52, 55 Riding on a Caravan (PB), 36 Robin Hood (PBCH), 47 Ruby’s Baby Brother (PB), 30 Ruby’s School Walk (PB), 30 Ruby’s Sleepover (PB), 30 Ruler of the Springs, The (PBCH), 6, 46*

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Secret Seahorse (BB), 20 Shape Song Swingalong, The (PBCDX), 24 Shopping with Dad (PB), 31 Skip through the Seasons (PB), 22 Snow Queen (PBCHA), 47, 55* Sounds around Town, The (LBB), 19, 28 Space Song Rocket Ride (PBCDX), 10, 27 Star Seeker (PB), 10, 53 Story Tree, The (PBA), 45, 55

[T] Tales from Old Ireland (PBA), 12, 42, 55 Tales of Mystery and Magic (PBA), 42, 55* Tales of Wisdom & Wonder (PBA), 42, 55 Tear Thief, The (PBA), 13, 33, 55 Thesaurus Rex (PB), 22, 48 Three Billy Goats Gruff, The (PBA), 45, 55 Thumbelina (PBCH), 47 Tortoise’s Gift, The (PBCH), 6, 46* Twelve Days of Christmas, The (HB), 44

[ U]

Up and Down the Andes (PB), 37 Up, Up, Up! (PBCDX), 27

[W]

Walking through the Jungle (PBCDX), 12, 25 We All Go Travelling By (PBCDX), 27 We All Went on Safari (PB), 13, 36 We’re Roaming in the Rainforest (PB), 37,50 We’re Sailing Down the Nile (PB), 36 We’re Sailing to Galapagos (PB), 37 Wheels on the Bus, The (PBCDX), 27 Who’s in the Farmyard? (LBB), 20 Who’s in the Forest? (LBB), 20 Who’s in the Garden? (LBB), 20 Whole World (PBCDX), 4, 26 * Wild Swans (PBCH), 47 Will You Help Doug Find His Dog? (HB), 22, 49 Wise Fool, The (PB), 42 World of Dance (PBA), 7, 42, 55*

Activity Decks

Global Kids (D), 3, 39* Mindful Kids (D), 3, 12, 15 Yoga Pretzels (D), 3, 12, 14

Games & Activities Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book (PB), 2, 41* Build-a-Story Cards: Community Helpers (D), 12, 16, 22, 30 Build-a-Story Cards: Magical Castle (D), 16, 22, 30 Build-a-Story Cards: Ocean Adventure (D), 16, 23, 49 Busy Bear Count and Sort, 21, 49 Children of the World Memory Game, 38 Cities of the World Memory Game, 40 Dancing Dinos Dominoes, 48

Gift Sets & Libraries Baby’s Day Gift Set, 12, 18, 28 Stories from Around the World: 4 Tales of Persistence & Grit, 6, 46* Stories from Around the World: 4 Tales of Problem-Solving & Wit, 6, 46*

Puppets

Cuddly Bear, 21*


Countries & Cultures Index Global Barefoot Books Children of the World, 2, 13, 38 Barefoot Books World Atlas, 13, 40 Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book, 2, 41 Children of the World Memory Game, 38 Cities of the World Memory Game, 40 Global Kids, 3, 39 Let’s Celebrate!, 5, 37 My Granny Went to Market, 13, 38 Whole World, 4, 26

Africa Are You Sleeping?, 28 Can’t Catch Me!, 28 Hidden Hippo, 20 I’m the Best!, 28 EGYPT We’re Sailing Down the Nile, 36 World of Dance, 7, 42, 55 ETHIOPIA African Tales, 13, 42 GHANA African Tales, 13, 42 KENYA Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Mama Panya’s Pancakes, 13, 36 LESOTHO African Tales, 13, 42 MALAWI African Tales, 13, 42 MALI Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 26 NAMIBIA African Tales, 13, 42 NIGERIA Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43 Catch that Goat!, 36 SENEGAL African Tales, 13, 42 SUDAN African Tales, 13, 42 SWAZILAND African Tales, 13, 42 TANZANIA We All Went on Safari, 13, 36 WEST AFRICA Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55 ZAMBIA Tortoise’s Gift, The, 6, 46

Asia CAMBODIA Dara’s Clever Trap, 6, 46

CHINA Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 43 Great Race, The, 13, 36 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 26 Lin Yi’s Lantern, 36 Motherbridge of Love, 32 Riding on a Caravan, 36 INDIA Animal Boogie, The, 12, 24 Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 43 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 26 Indian Tales, 42 Story Tree, The, 45, 55 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 INDONESIA Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43 IRAN Girl with a Brave Heart, The, 33 JAPAN Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 43 World of Dance, 7, 42, 55 KAZAKHSTAN Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43 KOREA Never Trust a Tiger, 6, 46 NEPAL Chandra’s Magic Light, 34 RUSSIA Gigantic Turnip, The, 12, 45, 55 Masha and the Bear, 6, 46 Story Tree, The, 45, 55 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55 THAILAND Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 TIBET Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 43

Europe CZECH REPUBLIC World of Dance, 7, 42, 55, 55 DENMARK Thumbelina, 47 Wild Swans, 47 ENGLAND Arthur of Albion, 47 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 26 Jack and the Beanstalk, 45, 55 Over in the Meadow, 26 Robin Hood, 47 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55

FRANCE Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55 GERMANY Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Story Tree, The, 45, 55 World of Dance, 7, 42, 55 GREECE Adventures of Odysseus, The, 12, 45, 47, 55 Greek Myths, 47 IRELAND Cara and the Wizard, 6, 46 Tales from Old Ireland, 12, 42, 55 Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55 ITALY Feathered Ogre, The, 6, 46 NORWAY Story Tree, The, 45, 55 RUSSIA Blue Bird’s Palace, The (HB), 33 SCOTLAND Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 WALES Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43

North America Hungry Wolf, The, 6, 46 BELIZE Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, A, 12, 25, 51 GUATEMALA Wheels on the Bus, The, 27 HAITI Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55 MEXICO Fiesta Femenina, 42 Off We Go to Mexico!, 37 UNITED STATES Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43

Oceania AUSTRALIA Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43

South America AMAZON BASIN We’re Roaming in the Rainforest, 37, 50 BRAZIL Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Ruler of the Springs, The, 6, 46 CHILE Farmyard Jamboree, 25 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 ECUADOR We’re Sailing to Galapagos, 37 PERU Up and Down the Andes, 37

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN We’re Sailing Down the Nile, 36 ANCIENT GREEK Adventures of Odysseus, The, 12, 45, 47, 55 Greek Myths, 47 ARABIC Arabian Nights, The, 47 AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43 AZTEC Fiesta Femenina, 42 BUDDHIST Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales, The, 43 CREE (NATIVE AMERICAN) Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, 42, 55 CHEROKEE (NATIVE AMERICAN) Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 CHRISTIAN One City, Two Brothers, 32 , 36 Twelve Days of Christmas, The, 44 HINDU Indian Tales, 42 Prince of Fire, 46 HISPANIC Fiesta Femenina, 42 Lola’s Fandango, 33, 55 INUIT Barefoot Book of Animal Tales, The, 43, 55 Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 ISLAMIC Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, The, 43 One City, Two Brothers, 32, 36 Wise Fool, The, 42 JEWISH Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales, The, 43, 55 One City, Two Brothers, 32, 36 Story Tree, The, 45, 55 MAASAI (EAST AFRICA) We All Went on Safari, 13, 36 MAYA Fiesta Femenina, 42 MIXTEC (MEXICO) Fiesta Femenina, 42 SCANDINAVIAN Story Tree, The, 45, 55 SENECA (NATIVE AMERICAN) Tales of Mystery and Magic, 42, 55 TAOIST Great Race, The, 13, 36 YAQUI (NORTH AMERICA) Fiesta Femenina, 42 YORUBA (WEST AFRICA) Catch that Goat!, 36

Spiritual & Cultural AFRICAN AMERICAN Story Tree, The, 45, 55

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New!

NEW! OCTOBER 2019

Global Kids

50+ Games, Crafts, Recipes & More from Around the World Written by Homa Sabet Tavangar Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Discover 50+ hands-on activities divided into 5 categories to teach children about crafts, food, games, festivals and ways of helping others around the world. Bright artwork by Sophie Fatus makes the steps on each card easy to follow. Global Kids offers educators, librarians, parents and caregivers alike an interactive, powerful resource for raising the next generation of global citizens.

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AGES 4+ DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8PP ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782858294 £10.99

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