Autumn / Winter 2020 Barefoot Books Catalogue UK

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Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children.


Illustrations from Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (see page 15)

Table of Contents New! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Social-Emotional Learning . . . 30 STEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Early Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Singalongs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Our Manifesto . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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. To access our online audiobooks & animated singalongs: 1. Purchase your book. 2. Find and scan the QR code or visit the web link printed on your book. 3. S tream the story or song from your mobile device or computer . . . and enjoy!


Our mission is to:

Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children. We’ve come a long way since we started our small home-based business in England in 1992 as two young mothers. Since the beginning, we’ve wanted to create visually captivating books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imaginations. Our mission has endured over the decades and feels more relevant today than it has ever been. Together, we have grown into a vibrant and diverse community focused on sharing books and gifts that inspire children to be compassionate, creative and curious. Playful, beautiful and created to last a lifetime, our books combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow. Thank you for being a part of our movement to open children’s hearts and minds — and for believing in the power of stories to #OpenTheirWorld. Warm wishes,

Nancy Traversy CEO & Co-Founder

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Written by Miralda Colombo Illustrated by Beatrice Cerocchi

•W hy do you need to wear socks when you visit the Taj Mahal?

Barefoot Books Amazing Places

Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their mysteries that still puzzle historians today. AGES 8 – 12 |

•W here might a llama join your selfie? •W hat makes the city of Petra look pink?

64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646860678 £14.99

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Barefoot Books Incredible Animals Written by Dunia Rahwan and illustrated by Paola Formica AGES 8 – 12 | In this beautifully illustrated guide, discover

exciting information about unusual animals from all around the world. A delightfully quirky system of organisation introduces the reader to the superlatives of the animal kingdom, from ‘top predators’ to ‘expert architects.’ A must-have encyclopedia for any animal enthusiast! 64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646860661 £14.99

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Expert Builders

Devoted Parents

Special Snoozers

Who Glows There?


Amazing Migrations

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Brilliant Beaks

Unexpected Friends

Clever Camouflage

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Bold and Bright

Weird and Wacky

Strange Superpowers

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Poop!

My fa ace is hea art-sha aped, fluffy with white fea athers. My eyes are two glowing la anterns. My dinner: delicious mice! I ca an turn my hea ad nea arly all the wa ay around and I’m awa ake all night long. Who am I?

Moonlight shines on my long ea ars as I munch on fresh gra ass. I lea ave the moon a present: six little ba alls of poop! Who am I?

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After she la ays our egg, Ma ama a is very hungry. Come snuggle with Pa apa a, little egg! Ca arefully, we tuck it onto my feet under my wa arm belly fea athers. Now Ma ama a ca an go find fresh fish. Who am I?

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I’m an owl!

I’m a ha are!

I’m an emperor penguin!

Illustrations from Tweet!, Poop! and Crack!


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Learn about the eggs, feathers and ye s, poop of the animal kingdom in this interactive early science trilogy.

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Slide-and-See Series

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Introduce budding scientists to three fun STEM topics — birds, poop and eggs! These interactive board books feature riddles about different animals, and images that transform as you turn the page to reveal the answer. Includes fact-packed educational notes at the end. AGES 3 – 6 |

28 PAGES 165 X 165 MM SLIDE-AND-SEE BOARD BOOK £11.99

Each book includes educational endnotes!

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More Interactive Board Books Wild Week

Night and Day

See page 38 to learn more!

See page 38 to learn more!

LIFT-THE-FLAP BOARD BOOK 9781782859758 £6.99

LIFT-THE-FLAP BOARD BOOK 9781782859741 £6.99

Tweet!

Poop!

Crack!

Written by María José Ferrada Illustrated by Magdalena Pérez

Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory Illustrated by Carles Ballesteros

Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory Illustrated by Paloma Valdivia

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The Bread Pet A Sourdough Story

Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff AGES 4 – 9 | Cora promises to keep Uncle JB’s Bread Pet alive but didn’t anticipate its exponential growth. She needs to come up with a solution — ­ and fast! This whimsical STEM story about family, creativity and community will inspire young makers to experiment and share their gifts with others. Includes notes on baking bread and growing your own ‘Bread Pet’ sourdough starter. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646860654 £6.99

sourdough Includes recipes for your own starter and sourdough bread!

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Meet the Bread Pet of control t ou s w ro g at th r te ar st the sourdough - and learn about maths,

science and community along the way.

Illustrations from The Bread Pet

Nelleke Verhoeff has illustrated several books and was a finalist in the Silent Book Contest at the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and The Bread Pet is her first project with Barefoot Books.

More Farm-to-Table Books The Beeman See page 34 to learn more! PAPERBACK 9781846862601 £6.99

Millie’s Chickens See our website to learn more! PAPERBACK 9781782850830 £6.99

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Interiors and illustrations from The Tiny Baker

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The Tiny Baker

Written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Alison Jay AGES 4 – 9 |

Enter a fantastical world, created in vivid detail with stunning illustrations by Alison Jay and clever, lyrical rhymes. Insect customers clamour to dine at the Tiny Baker’s cafe, but when the ladybird chefs fly off and upend the pristine bakery’s kitchen, the Tiny Baker learns an important lesson about friendship. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646860708 £12.99

Also illustrated by Alison Jay BesttBes seller!

Out of the Blue

Listen, Listen

See our website to learn more!

See page 39 to learn more!

HARDBACK 9781782850427 £10.99

LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 £10.99

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I Took the Moon for a Walk See page 39 to learn more! LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862007 £10.99

Alison Jay creates her unique style using alkyd oil paint on paper with a crackling varnish, which gives her illustrations an antique, nostalgic quality. Alison lives and works in London, England.


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Jojo and the Food Fight!

Just Like Brothers

See page 30 to learn more!

See page 30 to learn more!

PAPERBACK 9781782854104 £6.99

PAPERBACK 9781782853466 £6.99

My Panda Sweater

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

See page 32 to learn more!

See page 32 to learn more!

PAPERBACK 9781782859802 £6.99

PAPERBACK 9781905236473 £6.99


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‘You’re so selfish!’

!’ d n ie r f d a b a h c u s e ‘You’r Tim and Teo love sharing hazelnuts . . . but someone ate the last one! Now Tim and Teo are in a fight. How can they mend their friendship? ut

Interiors and illustrations from The Last Hazeln

NEW! AUGUST 2020

The Last Hazelnut

Written by Susanna Isern Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson AGES 4 –8 |

When two woodland friends have a misunderstanding over who ate the last hazelnut, they eventually find that holding a grudge is a lot less rewarding than mending their relationship. Chic illustrations and punchy text make for a relatable and humorous conflict resolution story. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646860562 £6.99

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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Written by Skye Silver Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson Sung by Chris Mears

Develop healthy habits for growing bodies and minds with all new verses to this classic movement singalong. Follow a family through a day from home to school in their diverse community as they engage in good hygiene, exercise, reading and more. Includes educational endnotes about each health topic as well as audio and animation. AGES 3 – 7 |

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646860692 £7.99

lthy Educational endnotes explain how hea habits help bodies grow strong

Covers topics including:

Mariana Ruiz Johnson is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author. She lives on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and two children. Mariana has also illustrated The Last Hazelnut for Barefoot Books.

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.

Hygiene Nutrition Kindness Exercise Reading Sleep

More Animated Singalongs

Toes Interiors and illustrations from Head, Shoulders, Knees and

If You’re Happy and You Know It!

The More We Get Together

See page 42 to learn more!

PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782859338 £7.99

PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846866197 £7.99

See page 42 to learn more!

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A n # O w nVoices t a l e fro m so u th e r n In d i a . Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the United States in 1999. Formerly an engineer, she now enjoys writing, leading early-literacy initiatives and advocating for diverse bookshelves.

Mariona Cabassa studied illustration at the Massana Art School and completed her postgraduate degree at the School of Fine Arts in Strasbourg. She has illustrated more than 80 books and lives in Barcelona, Spain.

‘A culturally authentic journey through a modern Indian market lovingly told through the eyes of a child’ — Kirkus Reviews ‘A brilliant exploration of the five senses . . . It’s a must-have’ — Foreword Reviews, starred review

More #OwnVoices Titles

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From My Window

The Wise Fool

See page 25 to learn more!

See our website to learn more!

PAPERBACK 9781782859789 £7.99

PAPERBACK 9781782852551 £12.99

Girl With a Brave Heart See page 31 to learn more! PAPERBACK 9781846869310 £6.99


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‘An excellent story for young readers to enhance their understanding of color and . . . Indian culture’ — School Library Journal, starred review

NEW! AUGUST 2020

A Gift for Amma Market Day in India Written by Meera Sriram and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa AGES 4 – 9 | In this #OwnVoices book inspired by the author’s hometown of Chennai, India, a girl explores the vibrant rainbow of delights in a southern Indian street market as she searches for a gift for her amma (mother). Endnotes explain all the items on sale and introduce readers to markets around the world. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646860623 £6.99

Interiors and illustrations from

A Gfit for Amma

Exciting endnotes explore markets from around the world Autumn / Winter 2020–2021

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New

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‘I wave to the trees. I sing with the breeze. I dance like a leaf . . . just like Grandma taught me.’

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Gently addresses the topic of loss. NEW! AUGUST 2020

Dance like a Leaf

Written by AJ Irving and illustrated by Claudia Navarro AGES 4 – 9 | As her grandmother’s health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro make for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646860586 £6.99 Interiors from Dance like a Leaf

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NEW!

How will autumn feel

without Grandma?

‘. . . a lovely reflection on the seasons of life, and a gentle lead-in to discussion of death and renewal’ — School Library Journal, starred review

Every autumn AJ Irving remembers her grandma by sipping tea, painting trees and dancing under falling leaves with her two children. She writes picture books and poetry on her big back porch in a little town near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

Claudia Navarro has illustrated many books for children, including the critically acclaimed La Frontera for Barefoot Books. She says she hopes to be like the grandmother in this story one day. Claudia lives in Mexico City, Mexico. Illustrations from Dance like a Leaf

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favourite games and toys f o r u o t rrific e t a lobal twist! g a e h k t i a w T —

‘We sometimes lose and sometimes win, But most of all — we all join in!’ Illustrations from Fun and Games

More Ways to Play

Ready, Set, Go! See page 22 to learn more! PAPERBACK 9781782859918 £5.99

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Dancing Dinos Dominoes Children of the World Memory Game See page 40 to learn more! BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM 9781782854319 £9.99

See page 28 to learn more! BOX SIZE 224 X 214 X 25 MM 9781846865374 £12.99

Sophie Fatus was born in Paris into a family of artists and now lives in Florence with her partner and two cats. Sophie has illustrated many projects for Barefoot Books, most recently Global Kids.


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Features 8 toys and games from around the world:

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NEW! AUGUST 2020

Fun and Games Everyday Play

hide-and-seek dominoes hoop rolling dollhouses

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spinning tops tangrams skipping ropes cuddly toys

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Written by Celeste Cortright and illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 3 – 7 |

Follow a diverse group of children as they enjoy their favourite games! Readers can delight in familiar play like hide-and-seek to more unusual activities like tangrams, all while learning about the importance of taking turns and participation. Includes endnotes about the cultural origins of the featured games and toys. 24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646860548 £5.99

where Includes fun facts about each game comes from

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Yoga Pretzels

50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids & Grownups

Over 700K copies sold!

Introduction by Baron Baptiste Written by Tara Guber & Leah Kalish Illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 4+ |

Critically Acclaimed

BesttBes seller!

For 15 years, parents, educators, dance instructors and more 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. DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781905236046 £12.99

Cards from Yoga Pre tzels

‘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 My Daddy Is a Pretzel

Yoga for Parents and Kids Written by Baron Baptiste and illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 4+ |

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.

9 categories in Yoga Pretzels help create a practice that’s right for you

Ready, Set, Go! Sports of All Sorts Written by Celeste Cortright and illustrated by Christiane Engel AGES 3 – 7 |

Come along on a lively exploration of the world’s most beloved sports. Rhyming text and energetic artwork featuring a diverse group of children introduces the basics of eight sports popular around the world: baseball, athletics, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, basketball and swimming. Includes educational endnotes. 24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859918 £5.99 Interior from Ready, Set, Go!

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48 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846868993 £7.99


BODY & MIND

for children of all ages. h t g n e r t rs e n n i ture r u N Bestt Bes Over 300K copies sold!

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Critically Acclaimed

Mindful Kids 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus and Calm

Award Winner

Written by Whitney Stewart and illustrated by Mina Braun AGES 4+ |

Make any moment mindful from morning to night with 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 oneof-a-kind deck an inclusive tool for nurturing inner peace and strength.

Cards from Mindful Kids

DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782853275 £12.99

pen pathways to tools that o g n i g n a & Media Awards fe-ch ace’ — Tillywig Toy e rful, li p e d n w a o h ‘. . . p trengt inner s BesttBes

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Mindfulness for children as young as age 2!

Mindful Tots Written by Whitney Stewart and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro AGES 2 – 4 14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK £5.99

Mindful Tots: Animal Antics

Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness

Mindful Tots: Rest & Relax

Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride

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Focus and fun for little ones

Happy feelings for little ones

Sleepy time for little ones

Calming breaths for little ones Autumn / Winter 2020–2021

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Mama Panya’s Pancakes

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A Village Tale from Kenya

The Great Race

seller!

Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin Illustrated by Julia Cairns

The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Anne Wilson

AGES 4 – 10 |

Watch ‘a little bit’ turn into a delicious feast as everyone shares what they have in this delightful take on ‘Stone Soup’.

AGES 4 – 9 |

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

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236640 £6.99

Critically Acclaimed

Critically Acclaimed

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846862021 £6.99

BesttBes seller!

Lin Yi’s Lantern

Catch that Goat!

A Moon Festival Tale

A Market Day in Nigeria

Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe

Written and illustrated by Polly Alakija AGES 3 – 7 |

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 5 – 9 |

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?

40 PAGES 290 X 198 MM PAPERBACK 9781846860577 £6.99

We All Went on Safari

A Counting Journey through Tanzania

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867934 £6.99

Written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Julia Cairns AGES 4 – 10 |

Trek through the grasslands of Tanzania, which is famous for its beautiful, vast wilderness. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781841481197 £6.99

Critically Acclaimed

BesttBes seller!

African Tales

A Barefoot Collection Retold by Gcina Mhlophe and illustrated by Rachel Griffin AGES 8+ |

Get swept away by 8 traditional tales from various African nations. 96 PAGES 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853596 £12.99

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Indian Tales

A Barefoot Collection Retold by Shenaaz Nanji Illustrated by Christopher Corr AGES 8+ |

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


Learn about special days from 13 countries!

• GLOBAL •

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GLOBAL

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Let’s Celebrate! Special Days Around the World Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Martina Peluso AGES 4 – 10 |

Sensory nonfiction 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 alFitr, Día de Muertos and New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and notes about why we celebrate. 40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781782858331 £10.99 PAPERBACK 9781782858348 £6.99

My Granny Went to Market

A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Christopher Corr AGES 3 – 7 |

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

BesttBes seller!

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236626 £5.99 Interior from Let’s Celebrate!

We’re Sailing to Galapagos

A Week in the Pacific

• AMERICAS • seller!

AGES 4 – 10 | Spend a week in the Galapagos Islands! Delight future explorers with information about 18 animals, Darwin and more.

We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846861024 £6.99

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.

Off We Go to Mexico!

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846865459 £6.99

AGES 4 – 10 |

AGES 4 – 10 |

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

Explore vibrant Mexico and meet the people and animals who live there. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846861598 £6.99

Critically Acclaimed

From My Window

A Junior Librar y Guild Selectio

Written by Otávio Júnior Illustrated by Vanina Starkoff

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AGES 4 – 10 |

What do you see from your window? This #OwnVoices picture book from Brazil offers a firsthand view of what children growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro see every day. A vibrant and diverse celebration of urban community life. 40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859789 £7.99

‘Júnior, a writer who grew up in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, has created a loving tribute to his home...

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...paintings by Starkoff are an artfully composed quilt of colors and activity...with intimate, relatable moments of fun, joy and resilience’ — Publishers Weekly, starred review Autumn / Winter 2020–2021

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BesttBes seller!

Barefoot Books World Atlas Written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean AGES 8 – 12 |

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. 52 PAGES 300 X 255 MM 12 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS AND A 440 X 748 MM PULL-OUT MAP HARDBACK 9781846863325 £14.99

Includes over 450 reusable stickers and a pull-out world map poster BesttBes seller!

Interior and stickers from Barefoot Books World

Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book

Landmark

Landmark

Written by Nick Crane Illustrated by David Dean

City

Country

AGES 4 – 10 |

The 450+ reusable stickers in this oversized, 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. 32 PAGES 300 X 255 MM 410 X 750 MM PULL-OUT MAP PAPERBACK 9781782858300 £9.99

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Cities of the World Memory Game Illustrated by David Dean AGES 4 –7 |

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

Atlas Sticker Book


GLOBAL

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Celebrate the diversity of our world hlighting what g i h e unites us all. whil

Featured by Apple as App of the Day!

New Edition !

Barefoot World Atlas App

This updated version of our show-stopping interactive app presents the same beautifully illustrated 3D globe and rich multimedia features, but with streamlined navigation, improved search function 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

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

• Learn facts about every country • Enjoy beautiful animated illustrations • Follow an ever-changing soundscape • Test your knowledge with interactive quizzes • Browse through hundreds of breathtaking photographs Screenshots from Barefoot World Atlas App

An Apple Editors’ Choice Pick, App of the Week and in the App Hall of Fame! Autumn / Winter 2020–2021

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Have endless fun learning about children everywhere! BesttBes seller!

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

Critically Acclaimed

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.

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

AGES 3 – 10 |

Award Winner

64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853329 £12.99

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

Covers topics such as: ★ bodies ★ families ★ feelings

Interiors from Barefoot Books Children of the World

★ faith ★ food ★ clothes

★ homes ★ hobbies ★ languages and more

Children of the World Memory Game Illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 4 – 9 |

Meet children from many cultures with this colourful matching game! A fun way to build memory. 72 CARDS BOX SIZE 224 X 214 X 25 MM 9781846865374 £12.99

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Global Kids 50+ Games, Crafts, Recipes & More from Around the World Written by Homa Sabet Tavangar and illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 5+ |

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. DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8 PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782858294 £12.99

CREATE

PLAY

EAT

HELP OUT

CELEBRATE

5 categories of cards

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

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

Uses inexpensive, everyday materials no technology required Cards and illustrations from Global Kids

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Global Awareness

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Learn how to be a good friend with tales of kinship and connection.

Jojo and the Food Fight!

The Right Place

Written by Didier Lévy Illustrated by Nathalie Dieterlé

Written by Beatrice Masini Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

AGES 3 – 7 |

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.

AGES 3 – 7 |

A lonely squirrel searches for a new home and discovers that the best place is one where the whole community can live together. Ideal for starting conversations about coping with loneliness and what makes a place feel like home.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854104 £6.99

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32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859826 £6.99

‘A clever little elephant helps his community get along . . . A sweet story about valuing community and putting quarrels to rest’ — Kirkus Reviews

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

Cloud Chaser Written by Anne-Fleur Drillon Illustrated by Eric Puybaret AGES 5 – 10 |

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? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike. 32 PAGES 310 X 220 MM PAPERBACK 9781782854128 £7.99

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Just Like Brothers Written by Elizabeth Baguley Illustrated by Aurélie Blanz AGES 3 – 7 |

A heartwarming original fable for our time! A small boy and a young wolf cub are told to fear each other — only to find that they have more in common than their mothers ever dreamed. This simple but profound story makes it easy to start conversations about prejudice, empathy and trust. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853466 £6.99

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The Girl with a Brave Heart

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.

A Tale from Tehran

Written by Rita Jahanforuz Illustrated by Vali Mintzi Critically Acclaimed

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

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AGES 6 – 10 |

Shiraz lives a lonely life with her stepmother and stepsister, completely unaware of the old woman who lives next door . . . until Shiraz’s runaway yarn ball brings them face-to-face. This beautiful story from Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz explores the value of listening to others and empathy. 40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846869310 £6.99

Illustrations from The Right Place

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The Boy Who Grew Flowers Written by Jen Wojtowicz Illustrated by Steve Adams

Critically Acclaimed

AGES 4 – 9 |

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. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867491 £6.99

Adapted into a stage play by

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Interiors and illustrations from The Book Tree

Activism The Book Tree Written by Paul Czajak Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh AGES 4 – 9 |

When 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. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859963 £6.99

Bullying

Critically Acclaimed

Giving to Those in Need

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

My Panda Sweater Written by Gilles Baum Illustrated by Barroux

Written by Jules Bass Illustrated by Debbie Harter

AGES 4 – 8 |

A little girl donates her beloved panda sweater and through this act of sacrifice gains a new friend. With whimsical, contemporary artwork, this story balances the topic of selflessness with humour and heart, while also offering an opportunity to talk about bullying, sharing and self-confidence.

AGES 5 – 8 |

Herb loves to grow vegetables, but all his fellow dragons prefer gobbling meat! When his peaceful ways get him in big trouble, he’ll discover how just one person (or dragon!) can make a big difference. 32 PAGES 8272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236473 £6.99

24 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859802 £6.99

Exploring Feelings Award-winning poet and playwright Carol Ann Duffy is the first woman, first Scottish-born and first LGBT poet to have held the position of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.

Managing Anger Emily’s Tiger Written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer AGES 3 – 7 |

The Tear Thief

Critically Acclaimed

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

Why does the magical Tear Thief catch children’s tears as they fall? Lyrical text makes this moving tale about expressing our feelings a lovely read-aloud. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781846863943 £6.99

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When Emily’s temper flares, she turns into a tiger! Will Granny be able to help Emily find her inner calm? Talk about frustration and anger — and how to handle them — with this fun story. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846865947 £6.99

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Navigate important issues from divorce to bullying with thoughtful social-emotional learning titles. Separation & Divorce

Homelessness

Here and There Written by Tamara Ellis Smith Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi AGES 3 –8 |

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. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781782857426 £6.99

Interior from A Place to Stay

Includes information about shelters and homelessness

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

A Place to Stay A Shelter Story

‘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 . . .

Social-Emotional Learning

Written by Erin Gunti and illustrated by Estelí Meza AGES 5 – 9 |

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

How can kids learn to thrive through the twists and turns of growing up? With inspiring characters like Arlo, Lola and Alfredo! For 27 years, our relatable characters have acted as role models for children, helping them build the social and emotional skills they’ll need. Autumn / Winter 2020–2021

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Explore irresistibly appealing science books that delve into biology, chemistry, astronomy and more! ZOOLOGY

New!

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2020

Barefoot Books Incredible Animals Written by Dunia Rahwan and illustrated by Paola Formica AGES 8 – 12 |

In this beautifully illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about animals from all around the world. A delightfully quirky system of organisation introduces the reader to the superlatives of the animal kingdom, from ‘top predators’ to ‘expert architects.’ A must-have encyclopedia for any animal enthusiast! 64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646860661 £14.99

ENTOMOLOGY BesttBes seller!

Critically Acclaimed

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Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale Written by Brenda Williams Illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli AGES 3 – 8 |

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book. Can you find the sea snail hidden on each page? 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782857440 £6.99

GEOLOGY

A Rainbow of Rocks Written by Kate DePalma

The Beeman Written by Laurie Krebs Illustrated by Valeria Cis AGES 4 – 10 |

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! 40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846862601 £6.99

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AGES 3 – 7 |

A rainbow of rocks — from ruby to amethyst and beyond! Eye-popping close-up photos of real, vibrant rocks and minerals in a rainbow of colours are brought to life by rhyming text about the many facets of geology. Includes educational notes perfect for STEM learning. 24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859925 £5.99


STEM

ASTRONOMY

‘. . . is sure to bring wonder and learning for budding astronomers, scientists and astronauts’ — Youth Services Review

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Barefoot Books Solar System Written by Anne Jankéliowitch and illustrated by Annabelle Buxton AGES 8 – 12 |

Shoot for the moon and beyond with this stunning guide to our solar system! young space lovers 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-thedark pull-out poster will entrance future astronauts and reinforce STEM knowledge. A strong companion to the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas. 52 PAGES 300 X 255 MM 6 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 13 GATEFOLDS AND A 440 X 748 MM PULL-OUT MAP HARDBACK 9781782858232 £14.99

Star Seeker Interior from Barefoot Books Solar System

With lift-the-flap and glow-in-the-dark elements!

SUSTAINABILITY Chandra’s Magic Light A Story in Nepal

Written by Theresa Heine Illustrated by Judith Gueyfier AGES 5 – 10 |

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.

A Journey to Outer Space Written by Theresa Heine Illustrated by Victor Tavares AGES 5 – 11 |

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. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846863851 £6.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

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 a head start in their future!

40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846868665 £6.99

Illustrations from Barefoot Books Solar System

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uage ski lls g n l a e and cr Giv eativity a leg up! BesttBes

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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words Illustrated by Sophie Fatus AGES 2 – 6 |

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.

Critically Acclaimed

Thesaurus Rex Written by Laya Steinberg Illustrated by Debbie Harter AGES 3 – 7 |

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

48 PAGES 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781782850915 £14.99

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781841487878 £5.99

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At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

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Baby’s First Words Illustrated by Christiane Engel AGES 0 – 3 | Develop baby’s vocabulary

with a grouDevelop baby’s vocabulary with a toothy toddler and her 2 dads. Introduces over 100 early nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and interjections. 20 PAGES 152 X 140 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782858720 £5.99

Critically Acclaimed


· Play 30+ games created by an education specialist for kids ages 3-10

EARLY LEARNING

With each deck:

Build-a-Story Cards

· Develop storytelling and writing skills

character cards

· Build unique stories with colour-coded cards setting cards

object cards

Winner of Creative Child’s 2018

Barefoot Books Build-a-Story Cards AGES 3 – 10 DECK OF 36 CARDS

Creative Play of the Year Award Mix-and-match between all 4 decks for even more Winner of the Tillywig 2018 ries sto creative Parents’ Favourite Products Award

WITH 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM £10.99

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.

Award Winner

Space Quest

Ocean Adventure

Magical Castle

Illustrated by Christiane Engel 9781782859345

Illustrated by Debbie Harter 9781782857396

Illustrated by Miriam Latimer 9781782853831

Blast into space with 36 wordless storytelling cards, featuring over 30 games to build problemsolving skills! The colourful cards invite children to create stories about astronauts, aliens and more. With unique illustrations by celebrated artist Christiane Engel, this new addition to the Build-a-Story Cards series will captivate budding sci-fi fans and future astronomers alike.

Set sail for strong mathematics and writing skills with 30+ games! 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.

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 socialemotional learning with 30+ games that grow with children aged 3–10.

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Lift the flaps for lots of interactive fun!

Wild Week

Night and Day

Written by Teresa Porcella Illustrated by Carmen Queralt

Written by Teresa Porcella Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 0 – 4 |

Turn the pages and lift the flaps of this whimsical, colourful board book to reinforce learning the days of the week and rooms of the house.

AGES 0 – 4 |

16 PAGES 165 X 165 MM LIFT-THE-FLAP BOARD BOOK 9781782859758 £6.99

16 PAGES 165 X 165 MM LIFT-THE-FLAP BOARD BOOK 9781782859741 £6.99

Rhythmic, patterned text reinforces the concepts of day and night, while the helpful animals encourage socialemotional skills.

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Secret Seahorse Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton AGES 1 – 7 |

As little landlubbers search for the sparkly seahorse on each page, they’ll learn lots of underwater words!

Interior from Night and Day

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2020 Slide-and-See Series AGES 3 – 6 |

Introduce budding scientists to three fun STEM topics — birds, poop and eggs! Includes educational notes at the end. 28 PAGES 165 X 165 MM SLIDE-AND-SEE BOARD BOOK £11.99

New!

New!

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24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781905236152 £5.99

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Poop!

Tweet!

Crack!

Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory Illustrated by Carles Ballesteros

Written by María José Ferrada Illustrated by Magdalena Pérez

Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory Illustrated by Paloma Valdivia

9781646860913

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EARLY LEARNING

Little scientists can let curiosity lead the way to books of exploration and wonder. BesttBes seller!

Includes facts about the moon and nocturnal animals

Critically Acclaimed

Interior from I Took the Moon for a Walk

BesttBes seller!

Skip through the Seasons I Took the Moon for a Walk Written by Carolyn Curtis and illustrated by Alison Jay AGES 1 – 4 |

This beautiful story of a young boy and his friend, the Moon, will inspire curiosity about our world at night. 32 PAGES 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862007 £10.99 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781841488035 £6.99

Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Critically Acclaimed

AGES 1 – 7 |

Hop, skip and jump your way into learning about seasons, months and days of the week! 32 PAGES 1247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236718 £5.99

Listen, Listen Written by Phillis Gershator Illustrated by Alison Jay AGES 1 – 7 |

Are you listening carefully? Hear the seasons sing in this poetic journey through the natural world. Seek-and-find endnotes explore some of the things you might see each season. 32 PAGES 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 £10.99

Interior and illustrations from Listen, Listen

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Early Maths

BesttBes seller!

A Junior Library Guild Selection!

Number Circus Written by Sylvie Misslin Illustrated by Steffie Brocoli

Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?

AGES 3 – 7 |

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

Written by Jane Caston Illustrated by Carmen Saldaña AGES 1 – 5 |

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

22 PAGES 320 X 240 MM HARDBACK 9781782857655 £14.99 Critically Acclaimed

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32 PAGES 220 X 220 MM HARDBACK 9781782853206 £9.99 PAPERBACK 9781646860777 £6.99

Dancing Dinos Dominoes Illustrated by Debbie Harter

Lift the flaps in this maths questionand-answer book

AGES 3 – 6 |

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 difficulties. BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM DOMINO SIZE 60 X 120 MM 9781782854319 £9.99

Busy Bear Count & Sort Illustrated by Debbie Harter

BesttBes seller!

AGES 3 – 6 |

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 in a Square Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Debbie Harter

BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM CARD SIZE 120 X 84 MM 9781782854302 £9.99

AGES 2 – 6 |

Spot the moons, hearts, stars and more — and count them as you go!

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

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK WITH AUDIO 9781841482873 £5.99

‘The diverse and colourful vocabulary will stimulate young readers’ — Observer Bear in Sunshine AGES 2 – 6 |

BesttBes seller!

Enjoy the seasons with Bear, as he partakes in a different activity for each kind of weather. 24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841489230 £5.99

Bear’s Basics Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter

Cuddly Bear Plush ALL AGES |

An adorable, cuddly version of Barefoot Books’ most beloved character, Bear! Snuggle up with your own Bear while enjoying books in the Bear series. 7 IN TALL 178 MM TALL MACHINE WASHABLE 9781782856481 £6.99

Bear on a Bike AGES 2 – 6 |

Travel with Bear on a raft, rocket and more! A cheerful way to introduce modes of transport. 24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483757 £5.99

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Bear’s Busy Family

Bear About Town

AGES 2 – 6 |

AGES 2 – 6 |

Meet Bear’s extended family in this colourful romp through the 5 senses. 24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483917 £5.99

Follow Bear as he visits the different places in his town and learn the days of the week along the way. Includes a full-spread map of the town. 24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781841483733 £5.99


books that cover topics from mathematics to daily routines.

EARLY LEARNING

Open up a world of joyful

Early SEL Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy?

Baby’s Day Gift Set AGES 0 – 2 |

Written and illustrated by Bernardita Romero AGES 0 – 5 |

What’s that growing in Mummy’s tummy? Could it be a rabbit or a crocodile? With lyrical text, gentle humour and a sweet representation of the mother-child relationship, this imaginative story is the perfect way to help siblings prepare for a new baby’s arrival. 20 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782859765 £6.99

Bestt Bes

Critically Acclaimed seller!

I Could Be, You Could Be

The Chilly Penguin Written and illustrated by Constanze von Kitzing

How can a chilly little penguin get warm? Themes of perseverance, problem solving and friendship give caregivers and children lots to talk about, while the penguin’s amusing antics and the story’s sweet ending make for a fun storytime for babies and toddlers.

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.

BesttBes seller!

4 BOARD BOOKS 16 PAGES EACH 171 X 167 X 63 MM 9781782857723 £18.99

AGES 0 – 4 |

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782854067 £5.99

Written by Karen Owen Illustrated by Barroux AGES 2 – 6 |

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! 24 PAGES 1247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867637 £5.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Early Learning

BookTrust Selections

Over 1 million copies sold! Baby Talk Written by Stella Blackstone BOARD BOOK 9781782852223

Baby Play Written by Skye Silver BOARD BOOK 9781782857280

Baby Food Written by Stefanie Paige Wieder BOARD BOOK 9781782857303

Baby Dream Written by Sunny Scribens BOARD BOOK 9781782857297

Interiors from Baby Talk and Baby Play

Raising a reader starts at birth! Our board books are 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!

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! s g n o l a g n Si ks get kids Our educational singalong boo ing, too! moving, grooving and learn

tunes 1 Read the colourful books 2 Listen to the catchy along 3 Watch the lively animations 4 Sing & dance 5 Learn with the nonfiction notes at the end New!

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2020

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Illustrations from The Animal Boogie

Get footloose with familiar favourites

Written by Skye Silver Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson Sung by Chris Mears

BesttBes seller!

The More We Get Together Written by Celeste Cortright, illustrated by Betania Zacaria and sung by Audra Mariel & Kena Anae

AGES 3 – 7 |

Develop healthy habits for growing bodies and minds with a fresh twist on a classic movement singalong. Follow a family through their day as they engage in good hygiene, exercise, reading and more.

AGES 3 – 7 |

Work together with four kids to make their neighbourhood healthier, friendlier and greener for everyone. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782859338 £7.99

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646860692 £7.99

If You’re Happy and You Know It!

Whole World Illustrated by Christopher Corr and sung by Fred Penner

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

AGES 3 – 7 |

An eco-conscious twist on the classic song.

AGES 3 – 7 |

32 PAGES AGES 3 – 7 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782858553 £7.99

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846866197 £7.99

Dance deep into the ocean

Clap your hands and stomp your feet with kids from 36 countries.

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Retold by Jessica Law, illustrated by Jill McDonald and sung by The Flannery Brothers AGES 3 – 7 | Swim with 5 sea creatures in this tongue-twisting singalong that

BesttBes seller!

introduces the marine food chain.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846868627 £7.99

Port Side Pirates! Written by Oscar Seaworthy, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Mark Collins AGES 3 – 7 | Set sail with a lively band of buccaneers and find fun pirate

facts at the end.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846866678 £7.99

Five Little Mermaids Written by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi and sung by Audra Mariel AGES 3 – 7 | Sing and swim on an undersea journey, counting down from 5 to 0. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782858324 £7.99

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Jam with animals! BesttBes seller!

Over 2.5 million copies sold! The Animal Boogie

The Farmyard Jamboree

Illustrated by Debbie Harter Sung by Fred Penner

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

AGES 3 – 7 |

Dance with 8 kids and their animal pals through the jungles of India.

Critically Acclaimed

AGES 3 – 7 |

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

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846866203 £7.99

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782858577 £7.99

Get down with vehicles!

Bop along with STEM BesttBes seller!

BesttBes

Dinosaur Rap

seller!

Written by John Foster, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Mikey Henry Jr.

We All Go Travelling By Written by Sheena Roberts, illustrated by Siobhan Bell and sung by Fred Penner AGES 3 – 7 | Point out colours

AGES 3 – 7 | Rap — and

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

ROAR — along with 7 dancing dinosaurs!

32 PAGES 1247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782853022 £7.99

24 PAGES 1247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846866548 £7.99

Dump Truck Disco

My Friend Robot! Written by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by Hui Skipp and sung by Norma Jean Wright

Written by Skye Silver, illustrated by Christiane Engel and sung by Audra Mariel

AGES 3 – 7 | Join these makers —

AGES 3 – 7 | This funky building site

and a robot — as they build a treehouse with simple machines.

crew is on a secret mission to build a playground!

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782853237 £7.99

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782854081 £7.99

Space Song Rocket Ride Written by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by David Sim and sung by Mark Collins AGES 3 – 7 | Blast off through

our solar system to visit moons, planets and more! 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781782850984 £7.99

SINGALONGS

Over 1 million copies sold!

BesttBes seller!

Driving my Tractor Written by Jan Dobbins, illustrated by David Sim and sung by Mark Collins AGES 3 – 7 | How many farm animals

can fit in the trailer? Repetition and rhythm encourage learning in this multi-season animal adventure. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO & VIDEO 9781846866630 £7.99

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. Autumn / Winter 2020–2021

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The Art of

StoRytellinG

Transport readers to faraway places and bygone times.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GLOBAL FOLK TALE COLLECTIONS World of Dance A Barefoot Collection Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple Illustrated by Helen Cann Narrated by Juliet Stevenson AGES 8+ |

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

The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales Retold by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Anne Wilson AGES 5 – 11 |

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

Award Winner

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales From Around the World

Retold and narrated by Naomi Adler Illustrated by Amanda Hall AGES 5 – 11 |

With these 9 traditional tales, you’ll meet extraordinary animals and learn the importance of caring for the planet. 80 PAGES 265 X 215 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853961 £12.99

Stories from Around the World 4 Tales of Friendship & Loyalty AGES 6 + |

Celebrate friendship and loyalty and nurture global awareness with stories from Algonquian Nations, South Africa, Russia and Chile. BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858287 £18.99

Stories from Around the World 4 Tales of Problem-Solving & Wit AGES 6 + |

Celebrate ingenuity and encourage global citizenship with stories from Cambodia, Korea, Italy and Mexico. BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858263 £18.99

Stories from Around the World 4 Tales of Persistence & Grit AGES 6 + |

Nurture global awareness and celebrate courage and perseverance with stories from Zambia, Russia, Ireland and Brazil. BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 9781782858270 £18.99

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Illustrations from The Gigantic Turnip


CLASSICS

FOLK TALE PICTURE BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Real Princess

A Mathemagical Tale Written by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Sophie Fatus and narrated by Juliet Stevenson AGES 4 – 9 |

This number-crunching take on ‘The Princess and the Pea’ is full of opportunities for young mathematicians to put their arithmetic skills to the test! 40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782857860 £6.99

BesttBes seller!

Critically Acclaimed

The Little Red Hen Retold by Mary Finch, illustrated by Kate Slater and Narrated by Debra Messing

The Gigantic Turnip

AGES 3 – 7 |

How will the Little Red Hen transform a seed into bread?

Retold by Aleksei Tolstoy, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey and narrated by Imelda Staunton AGES 3 – 7 |

Read along with this counting story as the old man and the old woman find out just how many people it takes to extract the massive turnip in their garden.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781782850410 £6.99

40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO 9781905236589 £6.99

Wild Swans

CLASSIC CHAPTER BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Retold by Xanthe Gresham Knight Illustrated by Charlotte Gastaut AGES 8+ |

Hailed as a ‘feminist story of hope’ by School Library Journal, this ingenious retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story bursts with adventure.

Prince of Fire The Story of Diwali Retold by Jatinder Verma Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry AGES 8+ |

Only Rama, the Prince of Fire, and his friends can save the day in this exhilarating adaptation of India’s unforgettable epic, the Ramayana.

48 PAGES 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781782853626 £6.99

56 PAGES 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781782853077 £6.99 Critically Acclaimed

Critically Acclaimed

The Arabian Nights Retold by Wafa’ Tarnowska and illustrated by Carole Hénaff AGES 10+ |

These 8 illustrated stories, retold by Lebanese author Wafa’ Tarnowska, are an unforgettable introduction to Shahrazade’s tales.

‘A must-have for all fairy-tale lovers’

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review The Snow Queen Retold by Sarah Lowes, illustrated by Miss Clara and narrated by Xanthe Gresham Knight AGES 7+ |

Can brave Gerda rescue her best friend Kay from the Snow Queen? 64 PAGES 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK WITH AUDIO 9781782858614 £7.99

160 PAGES 207 X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK 9781846865688 £8.99

BesttBes seller!

The Adventures of Odysseus Retold by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, illustrated by Christina Balit and narrated by Hugh Lupton AGES 10+ |

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. 128 PAGES 207 MM X 142 MM PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK WITH AUDIO 9781846864469 £8.99 AGES 8+ 96 PAGES 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853565 £12.99

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Live Barefoot

To is to: believe in the transformative

ytelling stor know that

power of

embrace the connection between

everyone honour diversity

grassroots networking and global communication

can make a in every sphere of life:

difference

cultural and social; ecological and economic; emotional and spiritual

and everyone has balance doing with being: a right to be here doing work with being alive encourage creative play, make mistakes,

laugh and cry,

remembering that learn a little more,

to play is to learn and start again

the art of story-making tread celebrate in all of its forms: in songs and stories, softly arts and crafts, music and movement step into our power as individuals who know that together we are part of something

more powerful than we can be on our own.


#OpenTheirWorld


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