Spring / Summer 2023 Barefoot Books Catalog UK

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/ Summer Opening children’s hearts, minds and worlds
Spring
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Opening children’s hearts, minds and worlds

One of our challenges is to protect the joy of childhood while simultaneously equipping children to face the complex problems in their lives and the world. Our Spring 2023 Collection finds this balance with ebullient stories that foster wisdom and strength.

Building on our strong backlist of social-emotional learning titles, the new Whatever Comes Tomorrow (p. 2) is a lyrical, beautifully illustrated tale that helps kids manage anxiety, while The Perfect Sushi (p. 6) teaches that intention holds more value than perfection.

Babies and toddlers become acquainted with world cultures with our expanding Our World series (p.10) and our newest singalong, Twice As Many Friends (p. 9), celebrates the value of learning new languages. Food for the Future (p. 5) jauntily teaches the future guardians of our planet about sustainable food production, building upon our existing green titles. In this collection, we hope you’ll discover that the many gems in our backlist — together with the exciting titles in our frontlist — create a world in which children can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

Happy browsing,

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 online video and audio access. byHonoured Forbes as one of the 25
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Strength from Within Empower kids to manage anxiety.

NEW! MARCH 2023 Whatever Comes Tomorrow

Written by Rebecca Gardyn Levington and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa AGES 4–9 | We might not know what the future holds, but the lyrical rhyming text in this beautiful book reassures readers that they have the resilience and strength to face whatever comes their way. Whimsical illustrations make for a captivating read-aloud or bedtime story. Inspired by the author’s own experience with anxiety, this book offers gentle wisdom applicable to both children and adults. End matter includes a discussion guide and activity ideas for managing worries.

New!
32PP 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646868414 £12.99 PAPERBACK 9781646868421 £7.99 Interiors and illustrations from Whatever Comes Tomorrow
Appeals to a wide age range
Inspired by the author’s personal experience with anxiety
Lyrical text reassures kids that they can handle whatever might come their way
Endnotes include practical activities for managing worries
“An inspiring, visually appealing read filled with tools to help manage uncertainty”
2 Barefoot Books New this season!
— Kirkus Reviews

Mariona Cabassa is a native of Catalonia, Spain, who has illustrated over 80 children’s books. Mariona’s technique combines water-based paints, pencils and a digital touch to create rich and detailed illustrations, bursting with colour and movement.

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is an award-winning poet, children’s book author and journalist. She lives in the suburban jungles of New Jersey, USA, with her husband and two boisterous boys.

A perfect gift for graduations and other new beginnings.

More Titles for Managing Big Feelings

Making Happy See page 16 to learn more! PAPERBACK 9781646866236 £7.99
like a Leaf Visit our website to learn more! PAPERBACK 9781646860586 £7.99
Dance
Tomorrow may bring changes Tomorrow may bring chances 3 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection
that are scary, strange or new. to embrace your truest you. NEW!

Save the

Equip the future guardians of our planet with books about sustainability. Inspire environmental action! Introduces dozens of STEM concepts Count On Us! Climate Activists from One to a Billion Written by Gabi Snyder and illustrated by Sarah Walsh AGES 4–9 | Readers count from 1 to 10 — and then in larger increments to a billion — as they learn how a movement builds in this environmental activism book. Inset boxes provide easyto-understand definitions of additional new vocabulary words. 32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646866250 £7.99 ‘A call to eco-action based on the power of numbers’ — Kirkus Reviews Interior from Count On Us! 4 Barefoot Books New this season!

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NEW! MAY 2023 Food for the Future Sustainable Farms Around the World

Written by Mia Wenjen and illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng

AGES 3–8 | Go on a tour of eco-friendly farms around the globe! From urban gardens to farms under the sea, discover the many different sustainable ways people have been growing food for centuries, and new innovations that are battling the effects of climate change on farming. Rhyming text and inset boxes with definitions for new vocabulary words make the topic accessible to young learners. End matter includes detailed information about each country’s farming practice, sustainable farming and more.

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646868407 £7.99

Author Mia Wenjen blogs on parenting, education and children’s books at PragmaticMom.com and runs the nonprofit Multicultural Children’s Book Day. She lives in Boston, USA.

Artist Robert Sae-Heng spent his childhood on a tiny farm in Mexico. He now lives in London, UK, where he works with mixed media, combining hand-drawn elements with a digital finish.

Includes endnotes about global warming

Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale

Written by Brenda Williams and illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli

AGES 3–8 | Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK 9781782857440

£7.99

• Inset boxes provide definitions of new vocabulary words

• Features sustainable farming from 12 different countries

• Factual endnotes dive deeper into each farming practice

Scrap Metal Swan

A River Clean-Up Story

Written by Joanne Linden and illustrated by Estrellita Caracol

AGES 3–7 | When community members work together to clean up the town’s riverfront, an artist and her child turn found materials into something beautiful. Endnotes provide recycledart activity ideas.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK 9781646864997

£7.99

and illustrations from
for the Future 5 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection NEW!
See how a community clean-up sparks creativity!
Interiors
Food

From the Heart

New!

Discover the key ingredient to the perfect gift.

A kid’s-eye-view of modern Japanese culture

Features relationships with grandparents

AGES

| Miko likes things to be perfect. When she makes lopsided sushi for her grandmother’s birthday, she replaces it with perfectly formed sushi created by a restaurant robot. Upon delivering her gift, Miko discovers that kokoro (heart) — not impeccability — is the key ingredient to the perfect present. A do-it-yourself sushi recipe is included.

Onomatopoeia makes for a fun read-aloud!

Emily Satoko Seo (Our World: Japan) is a Japanese Canadian chemist turned children’s book author. She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two young children and enjoys making homemade sushi with her family.

Mique Moriuchi spent her most memorable childhood years in Japan. Mique currently works as a primary school librarian, children’s book illustrator and occasional lopsided sushi maker with her partner and their two children in Bedford, UK.

NEW! APRIL 2023 The Perfect Sushi Written by Emily Satoko Seo and illustrated by Mique Moriuchi
24PP 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK
4–9
9781646868384 £7.99
Interiors and illustrations from The Perfect Sushi
6 Barefoot Books New this season!

More Books About Food & Family:

Dinner on Domingos

Written by Alexandra Katona and illustrated by Claudia Navarro

AGES 4–8 | Warm memories wash over a first-generation Ecuadorian 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 tale that reflects the experience of many families.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781646862948 £7.99

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 story about family, creativity and community will inspire young makers to 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 £7.99

Dumpling Day

Written by Meera Sriram, illustrated by Inés de Antuñano and recipes by Laurel P. Jackson

Critically Acclaimed Award Winner

AGES 4–9 | 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. Authentic recipes for all the dumplings and a map showing their areas of origin are included in the endnotes.

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK

9781646862825 £7.99

For her grandmother’s birthday party, Miko wants to make her the perfect sushi,
but not a single piece looks perfect . . . . . . until she creates one with kokoro (heart).
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Twice the Fun!

¿Serás mi amiga?

Will you be my friend?

Discover why two languages are better than one!

Sol y Canto is the award-winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and percussionist Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador (also the author of Twice as Many Friends). They are known for making their music accessible to Spanish- and non-Spanish speaking audiences of all ages.

Illustrator Vanina Starkoff was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and now lives in Buzios, Brazil. She studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires and has gained international recognition for her illustrations.

Singalong book includes audio and video!

Find our full collection of singalongs on page 40 and our website!
Interiors and illustrations from Twice as Many Friends 8 Barefoot Books New this season!

Encourages singing in both Spanish and English

Repeated phrases reinforce new vocabulary

Related Singalongs

NEW! APRIL 2023

Twice as Many Friends / El doble de amigos

Written by Brian Amador, illustrated by Vanina Starkoff and sung by Sol y Canto

AGES 3–7 | Set to a tune with both English and Spanish lyrics, this uplifting singalong shows kids that learning a new language means connecting with new people and making more friends! Call-and-response phrases reinforce language learning, and the end matter includes a list of English and Spanish phrases and pronunciations. Bright illustrations reflect the warmth and joy of the song. Includes an online access link to audio and video animation

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646868469 £7.99

The More We Get Together

Written by Celeste Cortright, illustrated by Betania Zacarias and sung by Audra Mariel & Kena Anae

AGES 3–7 | Work together with 4 kids to make their neighbourhood healthier, friendlier and greener for everyone.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865123 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781782859338 £8.99

The Wheels on the Bus

Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Melanie Williamson and sung by The Amador Family

AGES 3–7 | Take an exciting bus ride from a Guatemalan village to a market town with this fresh approach to a favourite song.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864904 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781846867880 £8.99

Whole World

Illustrated by Christopher Corr and sung by Fred Penner

AGES 3–7 | Sing around the world, from mountains to valleys, in towns and cities, with all the fish, birds, trees and flowers of the Earth!

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865253 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781782858553 £8.99

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus and sung by Fred Penner

AGES 3–7 | Find out how four children from Mali, Europe, India and China go through their morning routines.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865864 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781846866562 £8.99

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Our World: Egypt

Written by Aya Khalil and illustrated by Magda Azab

9781646867172 £7.99

NEW! MARCH 2023

Our World: Brazil

Written by Ana Siqueira and illustrated by Ana Matsusaki

9781646866304 £7.99

‘A

intro to French culture and language’ Kirkus Reviews

Our World: Japan

Written by Emily Satoko Seo and illustrated by Aunyarat Watanabe

9781646866298 £7.99

NEW! MARCH 2023

Our World: India

Written by Meera Sriram and illustrated by Neethi 9781646866281 £7.99

Our World Series | 20 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK

AGES 0–4 | The authors and illustrators of the Our World Series draw on their lived experiences to create stories that immerse readers in the daily life in each country. With text and artwork developed specifically for babies and toddlers, this series is a just-right introduction to global learning.

Our World: France

Written by Evelyne Holingue and illustrated by Margaux Carpentier 9781646867189 £7.99

NEW! MARCH 2023

Our World: Mexico

Written by Cynthia Harmony and illustrated by Claudia Navarro 9781646868476 £7.99

NEW! MARCH 2023

Our World: Italy

Written by Francesca Di Marzo and illustrated by Naida Mazzenga 9781646868483 £7.99

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quaint, toddler-friendly
10 Barefoot Books New this season!

our world Explore more i n our series ofglobal learning books f or babies andtoddlers.

Relatable topics illustrate a ‘day in the life’ in each country

Pronunciation guides support basic language learning

Endnotes explain more and dig deeper into cultural details

Coming soon: China, Australia, Ethiopia & more!

Interiors and illustrations from Our World Series 11 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection NEW!

Board boOks DynAmic

Award Winner

1 Smile, 10 Toes

Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

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!

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM

MIX-AND-MATCH BOARD BOOK

9781646862832 £8.99

Red Hat, Pink Boots

Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

Little ones can mix and match tops and bottoms to create giggle-inducing clothing combinations. The split-page format makes it irresistibly fun for children to learn the names of colours and articles of clothing as they style each new outfit.

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM

MIX-AND-MATCH BOARD BOOK

9781646862849 £8.99

6 eyElAShes

Learn the names of body parts and find things to count on each flap

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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.

Interiors and illustrations from 1 Smile, 10 Toes

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APRIL

2023 Ketchup On My Sundae

Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

AGES 0–4 | Mix and match foods in this flavourful split-page board book to create dishes that sound delicious . . . or hilariously revolting! This interactive addition to the Mix-and-Match Series will build vocabulary and spark conversations about the flavours and textures of different foods. Explore the sensory experience of eating various foods in a safe, clean way!

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM

NEW! APRIL 2023 Bruno Builder Bakes Bread Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

AGES 0–4 | Mix and match tops and bottoms of characters in this interactive split-page board book to learn about different jobs — and create fantastical ones! This hilarious addition to the Mix-andMatch Series will introduce young readers to many types of work while building vocabulary. The characters in the book defy stereotypes, opening up a world of possibilities for all children.

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM

New! New!
Now there’s even more for little learners to love with two new mix-and-match books!
MIX-AND-MATCH BOARD BOOK
9781646868506 £8.99
MIX-AND-MATCH BOARD BOOK 9781646868490
wacky
£8.99 Create
food combinations! Learn about different jobs
Interior from Bruno Builder Bakes Bread
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Interior from Ketchup on My Sundae
ND TO YOU ELF DWITH FAMI KI DTO COMM NITY KI TO NATUR Award Winner Critically Acclaimed Bestseller! Bestseller! Award Winner Award Winner CardsandillustrationsfromKindKids Kind Kids 50 Activities for Compassion, Confidence & Community Written by Dr. Helen Maffini & Whitney Stewart, and illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson AGES 4–10 | Discover all the forms kindness can take! 50 unique games, crafts and mindfulness activities help kids develop empathy and respect for themselves, their loved ones and the wider world. Written by preschool mindfulness experts Dr. Helen Maffini and Whitney Stewart, the cards include hands-on solo and group activities perfect for home or classroom use and beyond. DECK OF 50 CARDS W/ 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781646866199 £12.99 Activities use low-cost or recyclable materials Plant the seeds of compassion. Tillywig Award Winner! accessible,‘Wonderfullyimpactful and much needed’ — Tillywig Toy & Media Awards Includes 50 cards in 5 categories: Build respectempathy,and gratitude! More Award-Winning Decks Mindful Kids See page 30 to learn more! DECK 9781782853275 £12.99 Yoga Pretzels See page 31 to learn more! DECK 9781905236046 £12.99 Kids’ Garden See page 24 to learn more! DECK 9781646861606 £12.99 14 Barefoot Books

Helping Those in Need

Critically Acclaimed

Award Winner

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: he is the Inka King’s newest royal messenger. But on his first day things quickly start to go awry. Will Little Chaski be able to deliver the royal message on time?

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646861651 £7.99

Kirkus Reviews, starred review School Library Journal, starred review A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2020 . . . and more!

Including Everyone

Whole Whale Written by Karen Yin and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff

AGES 3–6 | 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.

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Working Together

The Tiny Baker

Written by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Alison Jay

AGES 3–8 | Enter a fantastical world, created in vivid detail with 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

Critically Acclaimed

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 £7.99

Embracing Differences

Bestseller!

Critically Acclaimed

The Boy Who Grew Flowers

Written by Jen Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams

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.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781846867491 £7.99

Mama Panya’s Pancakes

A Village Tale from Kenya

Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin and illustrated by Julia Cairns

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.’

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK

9781905236640 £7.99

Sharing

The Girl with a Brave Heart

A Tale from Tehran

Written by Rita Jahanforuz and illustrated by Vali Mintzi

AGES 6–10 | Shiraz lives a lonely life with her stepmother and stepsister, until she meets the old woman who lives next door. Explore the value of listening to others and empathy.

40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781846869310 £7.99

Bestseller!

Critically Acclaimed

GATEFOLDS HARDBACK
PAGES 300 X 300 MM 2
9781646861637 £14.99
Self-Acceptance Understanding Others 15 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Overcoming Hardship Trying Something New

Making Happy

Written by Sheetal Sheth and illustrated by Khoa Le

AGES 6–10 | When Leila’s mother gets sick, lots of things change for her family. But one important thing stays the same: they still have each other, and they know how to find joy and laughter when they need it most! This uplifting story is based on the author’s own experience battling cancer as the parent of young children.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781646866236 £7.99

IPPY Award Winner!

Nour’s Secret Library

Written by Wafa’ Tarnowska and illustrated by Vali Mintzi

AGES 6–10 | Forced to take shelter when their Syrian city is plagued with bombings, young Nour and her cousin begin to bravely build a secret underground library. Based on the author’s own life experience and inspired by a true story, Nour’s Secret Library is about the power of books to heal, transport and create safe spaces during difficult times.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781646862924 £7.99

Standing Up for Beliefs

Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

Written by Jules Bass and illustrated by Debbie Harter

AGES 5–8 | Herb loves vegetables, but all his fellow dragons prefer gobbling meat!

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781905236473 £7.99

Family Reunion

Written by Chad & Dad Richardson and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

AGES 4–10 | In this contemporary tale, a boy is reluctant to go to his family reunion, which he’s sure will be boring. This modern kid’s-eye view depiction of a Black American extended family reunion celebrates the importance of kinship and intergenerational ties.

24 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781646862191 £6.99

Lola’s Fandango

Written by Anna Witte, illustrated by Micha Archer and narrated by The Amador Family

AGES 4–10 | Little Lola is tired of living in her big sister’s shadow. When she starts taking secret flamenco lessons from her Papi, will she find the courage to share her new skill with the world?

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO

9781782853985 £7.99

Just Like Brothers

Written by Elizabeth Baguley and illustrated by Aurélie Blanz

AGES 3–7 | A heartwarming story about a small boy and a young wolf cub who are told to fear each other — only to find that they have more in common than their mothers ever dreamed.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK

9781782853466 £7.99

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STRONG STRONG Kids

Promote acceptance with stories that

Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs

Written by Razeena Omar Gutta and illustrated by Manal Mirza

AGES 4–9 | Hana has a humongous collection of hijabs and accessories — and her hijab is always styled superbly. But when her overflowing collection gets a little out of hand, Hana knows something needs to be done . . . and comes up with a clever plan for sharing her talents and possessions with her community! Young makers will chuckle along with this amusing tale of creative problem-solving and learning to help others.

24 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646866212 £6.99

Interior from Zahra’s Blessing

Endnotes provide additional facts about Ramadan, Islam and Eid al-Fitr

Interiors and illustrations from Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs

Zahra’s Blessing

A Ramadan Story

Written by Shirin Shamsi and illustrated by Manal Mirza

AGES 4–9 | Zahra hugs her cherished teddy bear and prays that Ramadan will bring her a longed-for sister. When her bear subsequently goes missing, Zahra finds herself grappling with intense feelings of loss. Over the next few weeks, as she volunteers with her mother at a local shelter for asylum seekers, Zahra befriends a displaced child, resulting in a newfound sense of gratitude and an unexpected Ramadan blessing.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646864942 £7.99

Fall 2022 Picks for Kids, New York Public Library

celebrate what makes each of us special.
‘A fun and charming introduction to the beauty of hijab’ — Kirkus Reviews
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Travel tHe World

Go on globe-trotting a d v entures from the

Barefoot Books

Amazing Places

Written by Miralda Colombo and illustrated by Beatrice Cerocchi

AGES 8–12 | 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. 64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK

Interiors from Barefoot Books Amazing Places Learn fun facts about landmarks around the world! For more chapter books, visit our website! Stories from Around the World 4 Tales of Friendship & Loyalty AGES 6–10 | Could you respond to bullies with kindness? Make new friends in the unlikeliest of places? The characters in these 4 folktales do just that. Celebrate friendship and loyalty and nurture global awareness with this boxed set of 4 chapter books inspired by tales from Algonquian, Russian, Quechua and Bantu cultures. Designed to keep growing readers challenged and engaged, these books are fully illustrated to aid comprehension and immerse readers in the stories. BOX 213 X 146 X 24 MM BOOKS 207 X 142 MM EACH SET OF 4 PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOKS 64 PAGES EACH 9781782858287 £18.99
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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.

Test your memory skills!

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

Cities of the World Memory Game

Illustrated by David Dean AGES 4–10 | Learn about the world’s greatest cities and buildings and practise matching landmarks with the city and country where they’re found.

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Barefoot World Atlas App £4.99

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.

Available on the App StoreTM for iPad® and iPhone®.

Bestseller!

My Granny Went to Market

A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme

Written by Stella Blackstone and 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!

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK

9781905236626 £6.99

Barefoot Books

World Atlas Sticker Book

Written by Nick Crane and illustrated by David Dean AGES 4–10 | The 450+ reusable stickers in this oversized, 32page 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 PAPERBACK

9781782858300 £9.99

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

Interior from Barefoot Books World Atlas Sticker Book

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‘With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness, and diversity, [this atlas] offers young armchair travelers and globe-trotters much to discover’ —
CARDS BOX SIZE 224 X 214 X 25 MM 9781782852209 £12.99
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Illustrations from Barefoot Books World Atlas 19 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection GLOBAL

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FAR AND WI D E F R IENDS

Stories about children from around the world boost young readers’ global awareness.

— Foreword Reviews, starred review

A Gift for Amma Market Day in India

Written by Meera Sriram and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa AGES 4–9 | In this critically acclaimed 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). Includes educational endnotes about markets around the world.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646860623 £7.99

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Asia Book Award Winner

Foreword Indies Silver Award Winner, 2021

— School Library Journal, starred review

Chandra’s Magic Light A Story in Nepal

Written by Theresa Heine and 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.

40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781846868665 £7.99

Interiors from A Gift for Amma

Lin Yi’s Lantern

A Moon Festival Tale

Written by Brenda Williams and illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe 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?

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846867934 £7.99

Illustrations from A Gift for Amma
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To Carnival! A Celebration in Saint Lucia

Written by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jana Glatt

AGES 4–10 | The sights, sounds and tastes of vibrant Saint Lucia come to life in this cumulative 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.

32 PAGES 272 X 216 MM

PAPERBACK 9781646861620 £7.99

Bestseller!

We’re Roaming

in the Rainforest

An Amazon Adventure

Written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Anne Wilson

AGES 4–10 | Learn how pink dolphins, poison dart frogs and leaf-cutter ants spend their days in this trip through the rainforest.

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846865459 £7.99

From My Window

Critically Acclaimed

Written by Otávio Júnior and illustrated by Vanina Starkoff

AGES 4–10 | What do you see from your window? This critically acclaimed picture book from Brazil offers a firsthand view of what children growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro see everyday. A vibrant and diverse celebration of urban community living.

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782859789 £7.99

Catch that Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria

Critically Acclaimed

We All Went on Safari A Counting Journey through Tanzania

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 £7.99

Critically Acclaimed

Bestseller!

Critically Acclaimed Award Winner

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.

40 PAGES 290 X 198 MM

PAPERBACK 9781846860577 £7.99

Award Winner

‘A must-have picture book that educates while it thoroughly entertains’
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
• AFRICA • • THE AMERICAS •
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Educational endnotes teach about the Creole language, Carnival and ways of life in Saint Lucia.

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Children of the World

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Children of the World

Written by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma, and illustrated by David Dean AGES 3–10 | 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.

64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782853329 £12.99

— Publishers Weekly, starred review

‘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

★ 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

Includes 15 pages of educational notes!

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Global Awareness

From the very beginning, we’ve sparked children’s imaginations with stories from all over the world. Our global books are designed to introduce kids to people who think and live differently from them and open their minds to new perspectives and cultures.

Grow up global with books and activities that unite us all.
‘. . . Strikes a lovely balance between celebrating individuality while recognizing the rewards of community’
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Award Winner

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.

5 categories of cards

Harvest Days Giving Thanks Around the World

Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Martina Peluso

AGES 4–10 | Explore harvest festivals from around the globe! Nine pages of rich, educational endnotes dive deep with more information about the 12 cultures explored in the book and invite young readers to ask questions about food and the labour that produces it.

Let’s Celebrate! Special Days Around the World

Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Martina Peluso AGES 4–10 | Lyrical, sensory nonfiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child’s-eye view of 13 special days around the world. Includes a global festival calendar and notes about why we celebrate.

Joy to the World! Christmas Around the Globe

Written by Kate DePalma and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 4–10 | This gorgeous picture book transports readers to 13 different countries and cultures where they can learn about Christmas through lyrical, rhyming text. Includes educational notes about the countries, cultures and festivities in the book.

Silver Medalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2021

HELP OUT CELEBRATE
40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781646862979 £12.99
40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781782858348 £7.99
40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646866274 £7.99
DECK OF 50 CARDS W/ 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781782858294 £12.99 Cards from Global Kids
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Learn how countries and cultures around the world celebrate the harvest!

The Great

Outdoors

Investigate the natural world!

Farm-to-Table

Winner

Uniqueactivitiesoutdoor

Kids’ Garden 50 Hands-on Activities for All Seasons

Written by Whitney Cohen, Life Lab and illustrated by Roberta Arenson

AGES 6–10 | Fifty easy-to-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. DECK

Creative Child Magazine Award Winner

The Beeman

Written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Valeria Cis

AGES 4–10 | Join Grandpa as he tends to his beehives and collects the honey the bees make.

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781846862601 £7.99

Grandpa’s Garden

Written by Stella Fry and illustrated by Sheila Moxley

AGES 3–7 | Billy wants to help Grandpa in his garden, but he wonders why everything takes so long! In 10 pages of informational notes, learn how to plan a vegetable patch and how to care for it throughout the year.

40 PAGES 260 X 230 MM

PAPERBACK 9781846868085 £7.99

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Millie’s Chickens

Written by Brenda Williams and illustrated by Valeria Cis

AGES 5–9 | Watch Millie care for her suburban backyard chickens in this playful rhyming story. Includes educational endnotes about chickens plus four easy egg recipes.

40 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK 9781782850830 £7.99

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Slide-and-See Series

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 fact-packed educational notes at the end.

Each book includes factpacked educational notes!

Tillywig Award Winner!

Award Winner

Sliding mechanism reveals answers to riddles with the turn of each page!

Poop!
Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory and illustrated by Carles Ballesteros 9781646860913 £14.99 Crack! Written by Beatriz Giménez de Ory and illustrated by Paloma Valdivia 9781646860937 £14.99
Tweet!
Written by María José Ferrada and illustrated by Magdalena Pérez 9781646860920 £14.99
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Welcome warmer weather with books about the seasons.

Seasons

Listen, Listen

Written by Phillis Gershator and illustrated by Alison Jay AGES 1–4 | Immerse young readers in the sights and sounds of the year — from summer’s sizzling sun to winter’s crackling snow.

I Took the Moon for a Walk

Written by Carolyn Curtis and illustrated by Alison Jay AGES 1–4 | Embark on a dreamy, nighttime jaunt with a young boy and the moon. Overcoming a fear of the dark and discovering the world at night lives at the heart of this poetic tale. Includes notes about the moon and plants and animals that thrive in the wee hours.

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

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 futures!

Critically Acclaimed Bestseller! Critically Acclaimed
STEM
32 PAGES 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862014 £10.99
32 PAGES 220 X 220 MM LARGE BOARD BOOK 9781846862007 £10.99
‘This jewel of a book will draw children back again and again’ — Booklist (Journal), starred review
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Weather

I Like the Weather Series | Written by Sarah Nelson and illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

AGES 3–7 | Rhyming text and 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 the weather and how it helps humans and the planet.

Bask in the warmth of the shining sun with this poetic book that celebrates sunny weather. Includes factual scientific endnotes about the

Factual endnotes make weather science easy to understand!

I Like the Snow 24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646860968 £7.99 I Like the Rain 24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646860982 £7.99 I Like the Wind 24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646860944 £7.99 I Like the Sun
sun. 24 PAGES 200 X 200 MM HARDBACK 9781646861002 £7.99
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Barefoot Books Water

A Deep Dive of Discovery

Written by Christy Mihaly and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa

AGES 8–12 | 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. A friendly water droplet character guides children through topics ranging from melting and freezing to the ways in which water literally shapes the Earth. Includes a helpful glossary at the end!

64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM 7 FOLD-OUT BOOKLETS, 6 GATEFOLDS HARDBACK 9781646862801 £14.99

Gatefolds and booklets overflow with activity ideas and experiments!

Planet Power

Explore the World’s Renewable Energy

Written by Stacy Clark and illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli

AGES 6–11 | 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.

40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK 9781646862795 £7.99

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Extensive endnotes explain the science behind each power source!
‘Combines science and story to explore water in all its forms . . . Oceanic in scope — but clear and refreshing’
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Barefoot

Fasc inating Facts

Satisfy curious young minds with these nonfiction science stunners.

Bestseller!

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! Space-loving kids will expand their astronomy, physics and chemistry knowledge with each fully illustrated, detailed page about planets, stars, telescopes, space travel and more. The glow-in-the-dark pull-out poster will entrance future astronauts and reinforce STEM knowledge. A strong companion to the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas.

Lift

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 organization introduces the reader to the superlatives of the animal kingdom, from ‘top predators’ to ‘expert architects.’ A must-have encyclopedia for any animal enthusiast!

Discover

Critically Acclaimed

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
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for bonus facts!
mindblowing facts about 100+ cool creatures!
HARDBACK 9781646860661
64 PAGES 300 X 255 MM
£14.99
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Bestseller!

Over 600K copies sold!

50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus and Calm

Card from Mindful Kids

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

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

START YOUR

Critically Acclaimed CALM

FIND

‘...powerful, lifechanging tools that open pathways to inner strength and peace’

— Tillywig Toy & Media Awards

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Award Winner
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FOC US OPEN YOUR HEART REST AN D RELAX
Mindful Kids
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 activity. The cards and 8-page instructional booklet include tips for children of a wide range of abilities, making this one-of-a-kind deck an inclusive tool for nurturing inner peace and strength.
Illustrations from Mindful Kids

Nearly one million copies sold!

Bestseller!

Yoga Pretzels

50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids & Grownups

Introduction by Baron Baptiste, written by Tara Guber & Leah Kalish and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 4+ | For over 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.

9 categories to create a practice that’s right for you!

Yoga Adventure!

Written and sung by Jamaica Stevens and JAMaROO Kids and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

AGES 3–7 | Travel to all 7 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.

instructionsStep-by-step for each yoga pose

Travel to each continent to learn a new pose!

World map with fun facts!

DECK OF 50 CARDS W/ 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET BOX SIZE 185 X 138 X 31 MM 9781905236046 £12.99
‘Through these fun yoga activities, children can improve flexibility, grace and agility while at the same time improving inner strength, confidence and self-esteem’ — Deepak Chopra
32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864249 £7.99 PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD 9781646862900 £8.99
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Yoga Tots Series

Yoga Tots: Brave Bear

Written by Tessa Strickland and illustrated by Estelí Meza

AGES 2–4 | Simple, descriptive language invites young children to pretend to be a bear, moving their furry bodies into specific yoga poses designed to both energize and inspire bravery.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646864911 £5.99

Yoga Tots: Happy Tiger

Written by Tessa Strickland and illustrated by Estelí Meza

AGES 2–4 | Happy Tiger playfully invites young children to pretend to be a tiger, moving their feline bodies into specific yoga poses known for increasing feelings of happiness.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646864928 £5.99

Yoga Tots: Strong Puppy

Written by Tessa Strickland and illustrated by Estelí Meza

AGES 2–4 | Playful text invites young children to pretend to be a puppy, moving their bodies through a sun salutation.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646861590 £5.99

Yoga Tots: Calm Bunny

Written by Tessa Strickland and illustrated by Estelí Meza

AGES 2–4 | Charming illustrations and step-by-step instructions take little ones through a soothing series of basic yoga poses.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646861583 £5.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Mindfulness

Each book includes a short yoga routine

Fun, rhyming

text on the left

Step-by-step instructions on the right

The term ‘mindfulness’ refers to paying keen attention to your senses and surroundings. Valuable for all ages, regardless of ability, mindfulness is especially useful for balancing emotions and managing anxiety. The themes of mindfulness in our products inspire readers to build relationships, overcome obstacles and open their hearts.

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Mindful Tots Series

Mindful Tots: Animal Antics

Written by Whitney Stewart and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

AGES 2–4 | Help toddlers focus as they transition from one activity to the next. This board book uses simple instructions to encourage imaginative play alongside mindful focus.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782859369 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness

Written by Whitney Stewart and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

AGES 2–4 | Nurture self-compassion, empathy and inner peace with a simple loving kindness activity, accessible for children as young as age 2!

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857495 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Rest & Relax

Written by Whitney Stewart and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

AGES 2–4 | Encourage little ones to get ready for sleep with a soothing body scan activity. The straightforward instructions and bright illustrations nurture relaxation and calm.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782859352 £5.99

Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride

Written by Whitney Stewart and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

AGES 2–4 | Help toddlers find calm with this age-appropriate breathing technique. Features soothing ocean wave imagery, cheerful illustrations and simple text.

14 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK 9781782857488 £5.99

Mindfulness for children as young as age 2!

33 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection BODY & MIND
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More Fun BEAR!

Bestseller!

with

The Bear Book Series Includes online access to audio narration!

Bear in a Square

AGES 2–6 | Discover lots of different shapes with Bear — there are triangles on the waves, diamonds on the crown and stars in the sky. Rhyme, repetition and counting establish this book of shapes, and a two-page spread recapping the shapes and colours reinforces the educational building blocks.

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO 9781841482873 £6.99

Cuddly

Bear Plush

ALL AGES | An adorable, cuddly version of Barefoot Books’ most beloved character, Bear! Little ones will love snuggling up with their very own soft stuffed Bear while enjoying books in the Bear series.

178 MM TALL

MACHINEWASHABLE

9781782856481 £6.99

Find

Bear in Sunshine

AGES 2–6 | 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 W/ AUDIO 9781841489230 £6.99

Bear About Town

AGES 2–6 | Follow Bear as he visits the different places in his town, and learn the days of the week along the way.

24 PAGES 165 X 170 MM

BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO 9781841483733 £6.99

Bestseller!

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 W/ AUDIO

9781841483757 £6.99

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the full collection of Bear’s adventures on our website!
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Beloved Bear’s sticker book invites kids to interact with the story of Bear’s big day!

Bear’s Big Day Sticker Book

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter

AGES 3–6 | Join Bear for a whole day of adventures! Little ones can place more than 400 reusable stickers to dress Bear for the weather, match shapes at school, decorate for a birthday party and more. Based on the bestselling Bear series, this endearing sticker book offers young children an opportunity for both structured and creative hands-on learning.

Reinforces skills like shape and colour recognition

Includes 400+ reusable stickers!

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Busy Bear Count & Sort

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

AGES 3–6 | Get ready to play and learn! Children can practise early maths, storytelling and taking turns with Bear as their guide. Thirty double-sided cards and 5 games will provide new challenges as children grow.

 Count from 1 to 10

 Find all the shapes

 Tell a story about Bear’s day

BOX SIZE 128 X 186 X 25 MM CARD SIZE 120 X 84 MM 9781782854302 £9.99
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24 PAGES 10 PAGES OF STICKERS 300 X 255 MM PAPERBACK 9781646867165 £9.99
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That’s Mine!

Written by Sumana Seeboruth and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

Feelings & Firsts

AGES 1–4 | When a toddler in a childcare setting takes all the toy animals for herself, she discovers that monopolizing all the toys can be a bit lonely. Will offering one of the animals to another child help bridge the gap? In this gentle exploration of early friendship, toddlers will recognize the tension between wanting everything to be ‘mine!’ and the desire to connect with other children.

26 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646862993 £6.99

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Undies, Please!

Written by Sumana Seeboruth and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

AGES 1–4 | Motivated by new undies and Daddy’s support, a relatable toddler adorably navigates the excitement and challenges of learning to use the potty. Age-appropriate language and engaging illustrations make this simple and sweet story a perfect potty training support for little ones.

26 PAGES 165 X 170 MM BOARD BOOK 9781646863570 £6.99

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Models realistic language children can use
Gender-neutral main character creates a relatable story for everyone
Coming soon in the Feelings & Firsts Series: Too Green! and By Myself! 36 Barefoot Books
Embrace the excitement of new experiences and the security of familiar routines.

BookTrust Selections

Over one million copies sold!

Baby’s Day

Baby’s Day Gift Set

AGES 0–2 | 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. 4

Bestseller!

Baby Food Written by Stefanie Paige Wieder 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK

9781782857303 £5.99

Baby Dream Written by Sunny Scribens

165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK

9781782857297 £5.99

Baby’s First Words

Written by Stella Blackstone and Sunny Scribens, and illustrated by Christiane Engel

AGES 0–3 | Develop baby’s vocabulary with a groundbreaking book starring a toothy toddler and her 2 dads!

20 PAGES 152 X 140 MM

BOARD BOOK

9781782858720 £5.99

Wild

Written by Teresa Porcella and illustrated by Carmen Queralt

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.

16 PAGES 165 X 165 MM

LIFT-THE-FLAP BOARD BOOK

9781782859758 £6.99

Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy?

Written and illustrated by Bernardita Romero

AGES 0–4 | With lyrical text, gentle humour and a sweet representation of the mother-child relationship, this imaginative story is the perfect way to help older siblings prepare for a new baby’s arrival with joy and excitement.

20 PAGES 165 X 165 MM BOARD BOOK

9781782859765 £6.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

Early Learning

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!

Critically Acclaimed Bestseller!
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Love of Learning

Bestseller!

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 2–6 | Follow a bustling family through their busy day! Each scene is teeming with people, places and things, and you’ll meet people of all races, cultures, lifestyles and abilities as you go. This colourful book immerses children in detailed scenes of daily life, which are followed by simple spreads of labelled illustrations to help with vocabulary building and word recognition.

48 PAGES 300 X 255 MM HARDBACK 9781782850915 £14.99

Thesaurus Rex

Written by Laya Steinberg and illustrated by Debbie Harter

AGES 3–7 | Join T. Rex as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps! ‘Kids will enjoy the book just for the fun story...but it also works as an excellent introduction to synonyms’ — School Library Journal

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK

9781841487878 £6.99

Critically Acclaimed

Octopus Opposites

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

AGES 1–4 | Empty, full; push, pull; young, old; hot, cold! The creatures in this vibrant book range from friendly elephants to flying kookaburras, each demonstrating some kind of ‘opposite’.

32 PAGES 200 X 160 MM

BOARD BOOK

9781846865916 £6.99

Alligator Alphabet

Written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

AGES 1–4 | In this delightful ABC book, young children will learn the upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet as they meet a parade of creatures — from alligators to zebras.

32 PAGES 200 X 160 MM BOARD BOOK 9781846860737 £6.99

Early literacy and maths are a joy with colourful books and games that invite interaction.
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Barefoot Books

Build-a-Story Cards

character cards

With each deck:

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

· Develop storytelling and writing skills

· Build unique stories with colour-coded cards

setting cards

object cards

AGES 3–10 DECK OF 36 CARDS W/ 8-PAGE ILLUSTRATED LEAFLET

Community Helpers

30+ games about people & places!

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Explore what makes a community happy and safe with these 36 wordless cards. Kids will love creating stories with firefighters, kid superheroes and other community helpers, 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.

9781782857402 £10.99

Space Quest

30+ games for galactic problem-solving!

Illustrated by Christiane Engel

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 characters that include astronauts, aliens, space ships and whimsical planets. With quirky 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.

9781782859345 £10.99

Mix and match between all 4 decks for even more creative stories!

Winner of Creative Child’s 2018 Creative Play of the Year Award

Winner of the Tillywig 2018 Parents’ Favourite Products Award

Bestseller!

Award Winner

Ocean Adventure

30+ storytelling & mathematics games!

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

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 practising maths skills like relative size, measurement, estimation and addition. Features bright artwork by Port Side Pirates! and Bear series illustrator Debbie Harter.

9781782857396 £10.99

Magical Castle

30+ games for social-emotional learning!

Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

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.

9781782853831 £10.99

SIZE 130 X 103 X 30 MM
BOX
39 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection EARLY LEARNING

1 Read the colourful books 2 Listen to the catchy tunes 3 Watch the lively animations

Si ngalo ngs

Jumpstart multi-sensory learning with educational singalong books that get kids moving!

New!

Large Format Board Books

NEW! APRIL 2023 Driving My Tractor

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

AGES 3–7 | Chug along with a farmer and his tractor on this multi-season animal adventure! This colourful book combines simple counting instruction with humour, repetition and rhythm.

30 PAGES 8⅝ X 8⅝ IN LARGE BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646868551 £10.99

32 PAGES 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO (SUNG BY MARK COLLINS)

9781646864386 £7.99

If You’re Happy and You Know It!

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

AGES 0–3 | 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.

22 PAGES 8⅝ X 8⅝ IN LARGE BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646862863 £10.99

24 PAGES 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864430 £7.99

Over in the Meadow

Illustrated by Jill McDonald and sung by Susan Reed

AGES 0–3 | Across the meadow, baby animals echo their mothers — and your wee ones can listen along and echo you with this large board book!

22 PAGES 8⅝ X 8⅝ IN LARGE BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646862887 £10.99

24 PAGES 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865895 £7.99

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Written by Skye Silver, illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson and sung by Chris Mears

AGES 0–3 | Develop healthy habits for growing bodies and minds with all new verses to this classic movement singalong.

30 PAGES 8⅝ X 8⅝ IN LARGE BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646862856 £10.99

32 PAGES 10 X 9¾ IN PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865086 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781646860692 £8.99

Illustrations from Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781846866197 £8.99

Happy and You Know It!

Interiors from Driving My Tractor
Interiors from If You’re 40 Barefoot Books

4 Sing & dance along 5 Learn with the nonfiction notes at the end

Captivating Creatures

Yoga Adventure!

Written & sung by Jamaica Stevens & JAMaROO

Kids and illustrated by Rocío Alejandro

AGES 3–7 | Travel to all 7 continents and the oceans too, with an energetic yoga sequence set to an irresistible original song.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864249 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD 9781646862900 £8.99

The Parrot Tico Tango

Written and illustrated by Anna Witte and sung by Brian Amador

AGES 3–7 | Will anything make this fruit-snatching parrot learn his lesson?

24PP 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK WITH AUDIO

9781782854227 £6.99

Walking through the Jungle

Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner

AGES 3–7 | Hike through the rainforest, scale a mountain, swim across the ocean and still make it home for dinner.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864409 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD 9781846866609 £8.99

A Dragon on the Doorstep

Written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner

AGES 3–7 | Play hide-and-seek with a dragon, a crocodile, a gorilla and all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864362 £7.99

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

Find all of our bestselling singalongs online

Bestseller! Bestseller!

The Animal Boogie

Illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner

Award Winner

AGES 3–7 | Dance with 8 kids and their animal pals through the jungles of India.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864898 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD 9781846866203 £8.99

Creepy Crawly Calypso

Written by Tony Langham, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Richard Love

AGES 3–7 | Jump and jive with this funky band of mini-beasts, as they play their cool calypso beats!

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646865857 £7.99

Dinosaur Rap

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

AGES 3–7 | Get movin’ and groovin’ with 7 dancing dinosaurs!

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864492 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ENHANCED CD 9781782853022 £8.99

Dancing Dinos Dominoes

Illustrated by Debbie Harter

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

41 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection SINGALONGS

D A N C E & L E A R N !

Singalong books that include animation and music bring STEM concepts to life.

A

Retold by Jessica Law, illustrated by Jill McDonald and sung by The Flannery Brothers

| Swim with 5 sea creatures in this tongue-twisting singalong that introduces the marine food chain.

Space Song Rocket Ride

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

3–7 | Blast off through our solar system to visit moons, planets and more!

My Friend Robot!

Written by Sunny Scribens, illustrated by Hui Skipp and sung by Norma Jean Wright

3–7 | Join these makers — and a robot — as they build a treehouse with simple machines.

seller!

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

3–7 | This quirky construction vehicle crew is on a secret mission to build a playground!

Outdoor Opposites

Written by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Rachel Oldfield and sung by The Flannery Brothers

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

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

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

Best-
Music & Movement
AGES
32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO
9781646865116
Dump Truck Disco
& VIDEO
£7.99
AGES
32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646864393 £7.99
AGES
32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646865871 £7.99 PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD 9781782853237 £8.99
Hole
in the Bottom of the Sea
AGES
24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646865048 £7.99
3–7
AGES 3–7
247 X 255 MM 24PP PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD 9781782850953
£8.99 STEM
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Illustrations from Dump Truck Disco
Barefoot

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

Farming & Gardening

Rooftop Garden

Written by Danna Smith, illustrated by Pati Aguilera and sung by Holly Turton

AGES 3–7 | Set to a foot-tappin’ original tune, this rhythmic, rhyming story will have kids singing enthusiastically about the 6 stages of plant growth.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864966 £7.99

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 multiseason animal adventure.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864386 £7.99

COMING SOON: 30 PAGES 220 X 220 MM

LARGE BOARD BOOK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646868551 £10.99

The Farmyard Jamboree

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

AGES 3–7 | Quack, moo and neigh along to this riotous cumulative song that features animals of all shapes and sizes.

32 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865062 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781782858577 £8.99

Transport

Up, Up, Up!

Written & sung by Susan Reed and illustrated by Rachel Oldfield

AGES 3–7 | Enjoy an aerial view of the planet from a hot-air balloon with three children and their inquisitive dog.

A Farmer’s Life for Me

Written by Jan Dobbins, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith and sung by The Flannery Brothers

AGES 3–7 | From milking the cows in the morning to closing the gate at night, learn about a day in the life of a farming family.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865024 £7.99

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s

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

AGES 3–7 | Helicopters, trains, tractors and other fun forms of transport fill the bright acrylic illustrations.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO 9781646865093 £7.99

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865925 £7.99

We All Go Travelling By

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

AGES 3–7 | Point out colours and modes of transport as you zoom, beep and rumble your way to school.

24 PAGES 247 X 255 MM

PAPERBACK W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646864423 £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 W/ AUDIO & VIDEO

9781646865109 £7.99

PAPERBACK W/ ENHANCED CD

9781846866678 £8.99

Award Winner Bestseller!

‘A perfect introduction to teaching modes of transport’ — Growing Minds
43 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection SINGALONGS

Charming illustrations bring folk tales and classics to life!

The Snow Queen

Retold by Sarah Lowes, illustrated by Miss Clara and narrated by Xanthe Gresham Knight

AGES 6–10 | Can brave Gerda rescue her best friend Kay from the Snow Queen?

Striking mixed-media illustrations immerse readers in Gerda’s daring quest north.

48PP 207 X 142 MM

PAPERBACK CHAPTER

BOOK WITH AUDIO

9781782858614 £7.99

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.

160PP 207 X 142 MM

PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK

9781846865688 £8.99

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.

128PP 207 X 142 MM

PAPERBACK CHAPTER BOOK WITH AUDIO

9781846864469 £8.99

AGES 8+ 96PP 280 X 230 MM

PAPERBACK 9781782853565 £12.99

At Barefoot Books, we value . . .

The Art of Storytelling

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

Award Winner Award Winner
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Award Winner

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

Indian Tales

A Barefoot Collection

Retold by Shenaaz Nanji and 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

The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales

From Around the World

Retold by Naomi Adler and 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 272 X 216 MM

PAPERBACK 9781782853961 £12.99

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

Bestseller!

Award Winner

The Gigantic Turnip

Written by Aleksei Tolstoy, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey and narrated by Imelda Staunton AGES 3–7 | How many people (and animals!) will it take to pull up the massive turnip from the garden? A humorous retelling of the well-loved Russian tale, this cumulative counting tale celebrates cooperation, teamwork and the joys of gardening.

40 PAGES 272 X 216 MM PAPERBACK W/AUDIO 9781905236589 £7.99

The Story Tree

Retold and narrated by Hugh Lupton and illustrated by Sophie Fatus

AGES 3–7 | This anthology includes folk tales from Germany, Norway, Russia and beyond! Each of the 7 stories imparts an important lesson using quirky illustrations, humorous text and lovable characters to keep listeners engaged.

64 PAGES 280 X 230 MM PAPERBACK W/AUDIO 9781782854210 £12.99

Interior from The Gigantic Turnip
‘Rhythmical, funny and perfectly paced’ — The Guardian
45 Spring / Summer 2023 Collection CLASSICS
Illustrations from The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

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Farming & Gardening

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STEM

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4 Sing & dance along 5 Learn with the nonfiction notes at the end Captivating Creatures

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Si ngalo ngs

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Love of Learning

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Baby’s Day BookTrust

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More Fun BEAR!

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Mindful Tots Series

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FAR AND WI D E F R IENDS

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STRONG STRONG Kids

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Sharing

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Working Together

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