Autumn / Winter 2021 Barefoot Books Catalogue UK

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Autumn /

Winter 2021-22

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Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children.

Illustration from Planet Power

Illustration from Planet Power

Illustration from Barefoot Books Water

Our mission is to:

Share stories. Connect families. Inspire children. ‘Young people can be leaders in their own right. They can make important changes in their homes and schools — changes such as those suggested in our book. They can educate their families about climate change. Children around the globe are doing this, right now’ — Christy Mihaly, author of Barefoot Books Water

Our Autumn 2021 Collection features three of our dearest values: conservation, community and connectedness. Taking care of the planet is a form of empathy — and we can nurture it! Inspire the next generation of Planet Protectors by exploring six forms of renewable energy in Planet Power (p. 4) and take a deep dive into the fascinating science and folklore of our world’s most precious natural resource (see Barefoot Books Water on p. 2). Plus, explore local and global communities with celebrations of the diverse ways in which families share food. Dinner on Domingos (see p. 10), Dumpling Day (see p. 8) and Joy to the World! (see p. 6) offer children a glimpse into a variety of family traditions. We hope that you’ll be as entranced as we are by the colourful and joyful illustrations you’ll see by talented artists from around the world — in books containing messages that are more important than ever. With gratitude,

Honoured by Forbe s as one of the

Nancy Traversy CEO & Co-Founder

Cover and page 1 illustrations from Barefoot Books Water

25 Best Sm all Companie s in America

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Welcome to the world of water! There’s so much to learn.


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Barefoot Books Water A Deep Dive of Discovery

Written by Christy Mihaly and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa

| Immerse yourself in fascinating facts about water! This comprehensive yet accessible exploration of water will help young readers understand many aspects of one of our planet’s most precious resources — and how they can protect it. Includes a helpful glossary at the end! AGES 8–12

64PP 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646862801 £14.99


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tellers Tales from 8 global story ut are interspersed througho Illustrations and interiors from

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TOPICS COVE R ED I N CLUDE :      

How much of the planet is made of water Where in the world water is located Freezing, melting and evaporation Why animals and plants need water Salt water versus fresh water environments Water conservation and keeping water clean

...and so much more!

Christy Mihaly has written more than 25 children’s books, mostly nonfiction. She has degrees in policy studies, environmental studies and law and lives with her family in Vermont, USA. Mariona Cabassa is a native of Catalunya who has illustrated over 80 children’s books. Her technique combines water-based paints, pencils and a digital touch to create rich illustrations, bursting with life and movement.

in the world of water! Learn about professions

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Barefoot Books Amazing Places

Barefoot Books Incredible Animals

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HARDBACK 9781646860661 £14.99

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Planet Power Explore the World’s Renewable Energy Written by Stacy Clark and illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli

| Explore six renewable energy technologies that are used around the world! Accessible verse and lush illustrations introduce children to important information about how we can harness the planet’s natural resources including wind, water and sun. Inset boxes define new words like ‘turbine’, while extensive endnotes further explain the science behind each power source and the benefits of clean energy. AGES 6–11

40PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646862795 £7.99 Illustrations and interiors from Planet Power

Learn how 6 green energy sources are used around the world! • • • • • •


Hydropower in Paraguay Solar power in India Wind power in China Tidal power in the USA Geothermal energy in Kenya Wave power in Gibraltar

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Learn how a turbine works! Extensive endnotes explain the science behind each power source!


Empower young Planet Protectors with a global exploration of renewable energy

‘We have so many clever, clean ways to power our world . . . This book reminds us what a sweet planet it is — and that if we’re careful, we can keep it rolling on!’


— Bill McKibben , Environmentalist and Author

. When the sun shines, rooftops gleam Solar panels catch sunbeams.’

An environmental geologist, educator and climate journalist, author Stacy Clark enjoys distilling science into lively rhymes for young readers. Working between New York City and Dallas, Texas, she is inspired by the awesome potential of renewable energy to transform the way countries around the world are powered.

More Sustainability Titles

Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale

We’re Roaming in the Rainforest

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PAPERBACK 9781846865459 £6.99

Kids’ Garden Visit us online to learn more! DECK 9781646861606 £12.99

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Colombia India Philippines Canada Mexico



Egypt Ethiopia Australia Italy Serbia Argentina Iceland Lebanon


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Kate DePalma has written many books for children, including Let’s Celebrate: Special Days Around the World and Children of the World, which she co-authored with Tessa Strickland. She lives with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sophie Fatus has illustrated many beloved Barefoot Books titles, including Global Kids, If You’re Happy and You Know It! and My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words. Sophie lives in Florence, Italy, with her partner and two cats.


Engaging and informative for anyone who wants to learn about this tradition!



Joy to the World! Christmas Around the Globe Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

| Travel the world at Christmastime! Written from a child’s-eye view of the festivities, this gorgeous picture book transports readers to 13 different countries and cultures where they can learn about Christmas through lyrical, rhyming text. Play cricket on the beach in Australia, enjoy Iceland’s Christmas Book Flood, rise before dawn for Mass in the Philippines and much more. Includes educational notes about the countries, cultures and festivities in the book. AGES 4–10

40PP 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646862979 £12.99

Shimmering gold ink throughout! Descriptive rhyming text

Illustrations and interiors from Joy to the World!

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Barefoot Books Children of the World

Detailed endnotes with facts about cross-cultural Christmas celebrations

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Let’s Celebrate!

Global Kids

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DECK 9781782858294 £12.99

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eaders will devour this vibrant, Young r contemporary celebration of preparing and sharing food. Includes easy, authentic recipes for each of the 10 dumplings!

pling Day ions and interiors from Dum


om Features dumplings fr the following areas:

India Samosas


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USA Apple dumplings

China Wu-gok

Nigeria Fufu

Japan Gyoza


Learn about dumplings from 10 different cultures! New!

NEW! SEPTEMBER 2021 Dumpling Day Written by Meera Sriram and illustrated by Inés de Antuñano Recipes by Laurel P. Jackson

| Savour a rhyming celebration of one of the world’s most universal foods! Readers follow ten diverse families as they cook dumplings inside their homes in preparation for a neighbourhood potluck. Dumplings are added to plates one by one, encouraging children to count with each new addition. Authentic recipes for all the dumplings and a map showing their areas of origin are included in the endnotes. AGES 4–9

40PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646862825 £7.99 Interiors from Dumpling Day

As an Indian American, Meera Sriram has lived almost equal parts of her life in both countries. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed A Gift for Amma. Meera lives in Berkeley, California, with her family of foodies who love to travel. Learn more at Inés de Antuñano is a Mexican illustrator and graphic designer. Her work is influenced by the beauty of urban chaos as well as arts and crafts. Inés is inspired by her four-year-old son, who helps her rediscover the world around her with all the amazing things he says.

Israel Bourekas

Mexico Tamales

Syria Shish barak

Count from 1 to 10 !

Russia Pelmeni

Italy Ravioli

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rm traditions Savour a child’s-eye view of the wa . of an American immigrant family ‘Esta casa.

This magical home turns

a normal Sunday into DOMINGO : the best day of the week.’ Claudia Navarro has illustrated many books for children, including Dance like a Leaf and 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.

More #OwnVoices Stories

From My Window Visit us online to learn more!

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A Gift for Amma Visit us online to learn more!

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Family Reunion Visit us online to learn more!

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Alexandra Katona has been writing stories since she was young, but Dinner on Domingos is her debut picture book. When she’s not writing, you can find her on an outdoor adventure or cooking for her family. She lives in California, USA.


New! •B ased on the author’s own family experiences •H ighlights the common phenomenon of a language barrier between generations • I ncludes the author’s own family recipe for Ecuadorian locro at the end! NEW! SEPTEMBER 2021

Dinner on Domingos Written by Alexandra Katona and illustrated by Claudia Navarro

| Warm memories wash over a first-generation Latinx American girl as she experiences a typical Sunday night dinner at her Abuelita’s house. As Alejandra thinks about all the good times her family has had there, she decides that she wants to be brave and try speaking Spanish with Abuelita so that they can deepen their bond. A timely #OwnVoices tale that reflects the experience of many families. AGES 4–8


Interiors and illustrations from Dinner on Domin

32PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646862948 £7.99

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Travel to each continent and do

yoga pose s inspired by the animals you meet!



Yoga Adventure!

Written by Jamaica Stevens and JAMaROO Kids Illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

| Travel to all seven continents and the oceans too, with an energetic yoga sequence set to an irresistible original song. Sweet illustrations guide children into more than a dozen yoga poses, some mimicking a distinctive animal from each global region, others paired with modes of transport to connect them all. Written by a children’s yoga expert, the playful story concludes with step-by-step instructions for each yoga pose and a world map with a fun fact about each animal. Includes audio and animation. AGES 3–7

32PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864249 £7.99

ne access Includes onli animation to audio and

‘Lie like a baleen whale in a yoga pose.’ 12

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Roll like a chinchilla, stretch like a grey wolf and move like a train! More than a dozen yoga poses!

Illustrations and interiors from Yoga Adventure!

Step-by-step instructions for each pose World map with fun facts about animals!

Our singalongs with this icon include online access! Scan the QR code to stream the video animation and song.

Rocío Alejandro has illustrated many children’s books published both in her home country of Argentina and abroad. She has also illustrated the Mindful Tots series for Barefoot Books. After teaching preschool for almost 8 years, Jamaica Stevens founded JAMaROO Kids in 2004, specializing in providing music, dance and yoga classes for young children.

More Singalongs with Audio & Video

Dinosaur Rap Visit us online to learn more! PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864492 £7.99

Dump Truck Disco Visit us online to learn more! PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864393 £7.99

Dragon on the Doorstep

Driving My Tractor

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PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864362 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864386 £7.99

Walking through the Jungle

We All Go Travelling By

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PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864423 £7.99

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PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864409 £7.99

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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 digital audio and animation. AGES 0–3 |

30PP 220 X 220 MM BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646862856 £10.99

ing: Covers topics includ

Easy-to-turn pages!

Hygiene Nutrition Kindness

Exercise Reading Sleep

Interior from Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Plus, find a whole librar y of paperback singalong books at Every book includes access to audio and animation! 14

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Learn to say hello in 36 languages!



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

In this large board book version of the traditional song, children from diverse cultures clap their hands, stomp their feet, pat their heads and much more. The accompanying digital audio and animation continues the interactive fun! AGES 0–3 |

22PP 220 X 220 MM BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646862863 £10.99 24PP 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864430 £7.99

Interior from If You’re Happy and You Know It!


Over in the Meadow


Illustrated by Jill McDonald Sung by Susan Reed

More board books for early learning

Bear in a Square Visit us online to learn more! BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781841482873 £5.99

Across the meadow, baby animals echo their mothers — and your wee ones can listen along and echo you with this large board book! Sing along with the catchy song, then learn more about the animals you’ve met in the notes at the end of the book. Includes link to digital animated video and audio. AGES 0–3 |

22PP 220 X 220 MM BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646862887 £10.99

One Moose, Twenty Mice Visit us online to learn more! BOARD BOOK 9781841482859 £5.99

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Includes online access to audio and video animation! Baby’s First Words Visit us online to learn more! BOARD BOOK 9781782858720 £5.99

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Red Hat, Pink Boots


Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

| With this fashion-forward board book, little ones can mix and match tops and bottoms to create giggleinducing clothing combinations. The engaging split-page format and whimsical creatures make it irresistibly fun for children to learn the names of colours and articles of clothing as they style each new outfit. AGES 0–4

24PP 165 X 170 MM MIX-AND-MATCH BOARD BOOK 9781646862849 £8.99

Name the articles of clothing

Reinforce colour learning Interior and illustrations from Red Hat, Pink Boots

Nelleke Verhoeff has illustrated several books for Barefoot, including The Bread Pet and Whole Whale. She was a finalist in the Silent Book Contest at the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 16

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Our new series of silly split-page board books make learning so much fun!

Interiors and illu strations from 1 Smile, 10 Toes



1 Smile, 10 Toes

Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

| Create silly creatures and count along the way with this unique split-page book. Young readers can match heads to a variety of tails and legs to compose quirky characters. Each flap presents a new opportunity for counting and learning vocabulary words for body parts! AGES 0–4

24PP 165 X 170 MM MIX-AND-MATCH BOARD BOOK 9781646862832 £8.99

Find things to count on each flap





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Learn the names of body parts!

More Interactive Board Books Wild Week


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SLIDE-AND-SEE BOARD BOOK 9781646860913 £12.99

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Nelleke Verhoeff has illustrated several books, including The Bread Pet, and was a finalist in the Silent Book Contest at the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


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As the founder of Conscious Style Guide and Editors of Color, author Karen Yin embraces inclusiveness and making space for all. She lives with her partner and their cats on a mountain not too far from Los Angeles, USA. Whole Whale is her debut picture book.




Illustration from Whole Whale


Seek and find all 100 animals! NEW! MAY 2021

Whole Whale

Written by Karen Yin Illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

| One hundred unusual animals try to squeeze into the pages of this raucous rhyming tale. But will there be room to fit a whole blue whale? The humorous ending features an expansive double foldout page and the final page lists all 100 animals featured in the book. AGES 2–6

32 PAGES 300 X 300 MM 2 GATEFOLDS HARDBACK 9781646861637 £14.99

uble foldout page! do g on -l re et m a Includes

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Interiors from Jet the Cat (Is Not a Cat)

NEW! MAY 2021

Jet the Cat (Is Not a Cat)

Written by Phaea Crede and illustrated by Terry Runyan AGES 3–7 | Jet is not like any other cat . . . but when other animals try to convince her that she’s really a bird or a frog or a goat, she learns to embrace her unique identity. This hilarious story teaches us to celebrate our differences. 32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646861675 £6.99

Illustrations from Jet the Cat (Is Not a Cat)


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‘I am a other


CAT. But I’m still a CAT.

And a great

C A T at that.’

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n a e u G t O t d Play!

Our newest activity deck will entice kids to explore nature this spring, summer and beyond!

Whitney Cohen is an educator and mother with a tremendous commitment to garden-based learning. She is the Education Director of Life Lab and a lecturer at the University of California Santa Cruz. Visit Life Lab online at

More Bestselling Activity Decks

Mindful Kids

Yoga Pretzels

Global Kids

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Includes a leaflet for learning about garden tools and safety. Roberta Arenson is an award-winning artist who has illustrated several titles for Barefoot Books. Using various art media, including painted papers, pastels and watercolours, Roberta employs an array of colours, shapes and patterns to create her dense, vibrant collages.





Kids’ Garden

50 Hands-on Activities for All Seasons Written by Whitney Cohen, Life Lab Illustrated by Roberta Arenson

| Dig in, explore the garden and have fun indoors and out! 50 easyto-follow activity cards in 5 engaging categories invite children to learn not just the basics of gardening, but also new ways of looking at nature. New revised edition includes 10 brand-new activities! AGES 6 –10

50 cards IN

5 categories:

Exploring the Garden

Learn new ways of looking

DECK OF 50 CARDS WITH 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781646861606 £12.99

Bursting with hands-on ideas!

Engaging challenges

Cool projects!

Planting and Growing Sow exciting garden beds

Fun with Plants

Get creative in the garden

Discovering Creatures Explore natural habitats

Creating Garden Art Make arty-crafty gifts

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n Kids’ Garde

Illustrations from Kids’ Garden

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Rain, sun, wind or snow, this poetic new series teaches and delights. New!


I Like the Weather Series |

Written by Sarah Nelson and illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

Lyrical, rhyming text and playful, hand-painted illustrations invite young readers to share in the rhythm of the rushing rain, the warmth of the shining sun, the mystery of the whistling wind and the beauty of swirling snow. Each book includes educational STEM endmatter about its respective weather element and how it helps humans and the planet. AGES 3–7 |

I Like the Rain

I Like the Sun

24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646860982 £7.99

24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646861002 £7.99

I Like the Wind

I Like the Snow

24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646860944 £7.99

24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646860968 £7.99

Sarah Nelson lives with her husband in Minnesota, USA, where she likes walking barefoot in the rain. Sarah is also a teacher and the author of several other books for young children. Learn more about Sarah and her books at Rachel Oldfield lives with her husband and three sons in England where she teaches illustration at the University of Gloucestershire. Rachel has also illustrated Up, Up, Up! and Outdoor Opposites for Barefoot Books. 24

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Interior from I Like the Snow

Educational endnotes explain the science of weather!



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More Stories About Weather Skip through the Seasons

Bear In Sunshine

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BOARD BOOK 9781841489230 £5.99

Listen, Listen Visit us online to learn more! LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 £10.99

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O u r n e w y o g a boa rd bo o k s a re e ta i l o r - ma d fo r to d d l e r s ! Illustrations from Yoga Tots: Strong Puppy

More Mind & Body Products

Fun, rhyming text on one side

Mindful Kids Visit us online to learn more! DECK 9781782853275 £12.99

Yoga Pretzels Visit us online to learn more! DECK 9781905236046 £12.99

Mindful Tots: Animal Antics Visit us online to learn more!

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Bunny and Yoga Tots: Strong Pupp y

BOARD BOOK 9781782859369 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness Visit us online to learn more! BOARD BOOK 9781782857495 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Rest & Relax Visit us online to learn more! BOARD BOOK 9781782859352 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride Visit us online to learn more! BOARD BOOK 9781782857488 £5.99

Step-by-step instructions on the other

Stand tall • Reach for your toes • Step back • Lift your tail


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NEW! FEBRUARY 2021 Yoga Tots: Calm Bunny Written by Tessa Strickland and illustrated by Estelí Meza

NEW! FEBRUARY 2021 Yoga Tots: Strong Puppy Written by Tessa Strickland and illustrated by Estelí Meza

| Charming illustrations and step-by-step instructions take little ones through a soothing series of basic yoga poses. Simple, descriptive language invites young children to pretend to be a bunny and then a snake, moving their bodies into specific yoga poses inspired by these creatures.

AGES 2–4

AGES 2–4



| Lead very young children through a simple sun salutation! Playful text invites young yogis to pretend to be a puppy, moving their doggie bodies into specific yoga poses. 14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646861590 £5.99

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646861583 £5.99

Award-winning illustrator Estelí Meza holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has exhibited her work internationally. She illustrates books for children as well as culture magazines in Mexico.

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Tessa co-founded Barefoot Books with Nancy Traversy in the early 1990s, and has gone on to create many highly acclaimed children’s books, including the numerous books she has written under her pseudonym, Stella Blackstone. She is also mother to three adult children, a yoga practitioner and a licensed psychotherapist. Tessa now lives and works in Somerset, southwest England.

Bark at t up • Bring your ha he sun! • Stand nds to your heart

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, nival b a l r m e i s a s e M s C h e r o t r i d e n Whe unexpected new friends help ay. d e t i save her favour

Award-winning author Baptiste Paul grew up in Saint Lucia and now lives in Wisconsin, USA. As he was never able to participate in the Carnival parade when he was young, this book brings one of his childhood dreams to life. Artist Jana Glatt remembers participating in the professional parade of Samba Schools with all of her friends. Whether she is creating costumes for Carnival or illustrations for books, she enjoys experimenting with bright palettes, prints, hats and more. She lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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An #OwnVoices tale!


To Carnival!

A Celebration in Saint Lucia Written by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jana Glatt

| The sights, sounds and tastes of vibrant Saint Lucia come to life in this cumulative #OwnVoices tale of a girl’s journey to Carnival. When a series of unexpected delays disrupts her journey to the big parade, Melba must adjust both her expectations and her route to the festivities. Who will she meet and what will she learn along the way? Includes educational endnotes and a pronunciation guide. AGES 4–10

Critically Acclaimed

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646861620 £6.99 Illustrations and interiors from To Carnival!

Educational endnotes teach about the Creole language, Carnival and ways of life in Saint Lucia.

‘A must-have picture book that educates while it thoroughly entertains’ — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Creole Educational endnotes teach about the Saint Lucia. language, Carnival and ways of life in

More Global Titles Mama Panya’s Pancakes Visit us online to learn more!


PAPERBACK 9781905236640 £6.99

My Granny Went to Market

Let’s Celebrate!

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PAPERBACK 9781782858348 £6.99

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Fa m il y is

G I N T R H V E Y E ith his roots w ng ti ec nn co of Y JO e th A boy discovers a family reunion. of le ta s ce oi nV Ow # is in th

New! Critically Acclaimed

Interiors from Family Reunion


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Ashleigh Corrin is the 2020 Ezra Jack Keats award-winning illustrator of Layla’s Happiness, a Kirkus and SLJ star reviewed children’s book. She drew inspiration for her illustrations in Family Reunion from photographs, people she’s met in her life and fond memories of her own family reunions. Ashleigh lives in Virginia, USA with her family.

‘This was a great opportunity to show Black people of all ages living and loving and feeling joy together’. — Ashleigh Corrin, illustrator of Family Reunion


Chad and Dad Richardson are a son-and-father writing team. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Chad is a financial analyst who lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dad, otherwise known as Charles, is an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at Sinclair Community College and lives in Ohio, USA. Family Reunion is their debut picture book.

NEW! MAY 2021

Family Reunion

Written by Chad & Dad Richardson Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

| In this contemporary #OwnVoices tale, a boy is reluctant to go to his family reunion, which he’s sure will be boring. Vivid, poetic language and rich illustrations bring readers along for the boy’s emotional journey, as he ultimately finds himself enjoying the large and joyous gathering in spite of himself. This modern kid’seye view depiction of a Black American extended family reunion celebrates the importance of kinship and intergenerational ties. AGES 4–10

24 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646862191 £6.99

Illustration from Family Reunion

More #OwnVoices Titles From My Window

The Girl with a Brave Heart

A Gift for Amma

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PAPERBACK 9781846869310 £6.99

PAPERBACK 9781646860623 £6.99

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K in d

This race-the-clock tale of perseverance

• Features an indigenous hero • Includes a glossary of Quechua words • Educational endnotes teach about the Inka Empire

Mariana Ruiz Johnson is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. She lives on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband Author Mariana Llanos is a and two children. Mariana has also Peruvian-born writer of children’s illustrated The Last Hazelnut and literature. In 2017, she was selected Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes as the Best Latino Artist by the Hispanic for Barefoot Books. Arts Council of Oklahoma, where she resides. She currently serves as the Inclusion and Diversity Chair for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


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Run, Little Chaski! An Inka Trail Adventure

Written by Mariana Llanos and illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson AGES 3–7 | In this tale set in the ancient Inka empire, Little Chaski has a big job as the newest royal messenger. He must get a message to the King before sunset! But things quickly go awry as he comes across creatures in need and must decide between helping them or arriving late. Provides readers with a memorable message about balancing personal achievement with caring for others. Endnotes include a glossary of Quechua words and information about the Inka Empire, chaskis (messengers) and the Inka Trail. 32 PAGES 255 X 247 MM PAPERBACK 9781646861651 £6.99

Interiors from Run, Little Chaski!

Illustrations from Run, Little Chaski!

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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!


Learn about eggs, feathers and even poop in these interactive books about the animal kingdom.


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Slide-and-See Series AGES 3–6 |

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 factpacked educational notes at the end. 28 PAGES 165 X 165 MM SLIDE-AND-SEE BOARD BOOK £12.99

Each book includes fact-packed educational endnotes!


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