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Books published by publisher Barefoot Books

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Richard Walker, Niamh Sharkey, Richard Hope, Barefoot Books

    Audiobook (Barefoot Books, July 24, 2007)
    One day, when they have no food left, Jack's mom sends him to market to sell the cow. On the way, Jack bumps into a funny little man wearing a big, baggy jacket with big, baggy pockets. In the pockets lie six bewitched beans, but the funny little man has lost the instructions for them. Jack's adventure begins when he swaps Daisy the cow for six magic beans that grow to the land of the clouds.
  • We All Went On Safari

    Laurie Krebs, Julia Cairns

    Paperback (Barefoot Books, Sept. 1, 2004)
    Join Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their Maasai friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili. The lively, rhyming text is accompanied by an illustrated guide to counting in Swahili, a map, notes about each of the animals, and interesting facts about Tanzania and the Maasai people.
  • The Barefoot Book of Children

    Tessa Strickland, Kate Depalma, David Dean

    Hardcover (Barefoot Books, Oct. 1, 2016)
    Innovative and inclusive, Barefoot Books Children of the World empowers young readers to learn about children around the globe and ponder their own place in it. Created with the guidance of diversity specialists, this groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction addresses the need for children's books that depict diversity, while demonstrating the interconnectedness and uniqueness of all people.
  • I Took the Moon for a Walk

    Carolyn Curtis, Alison Jay

    Board book (Barefoot Books, Sept. 1, 2008)
    When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure with his friend the Moon. Their unusual journey is described in lyrical verse, creating a enchanting story that celebrates the serene beauty of the world at night.
  • A Child's Book of Faeries

    Tanya Robyn Batt, Barefoot Books

    Audiobook (Barefoot Books, May 9, 2007)
    Professional faerie and storyteller Tanya Robyn Batt lifts the veil between the faerie world and our own, introducing a variety of faerie folk through stories, poems, and snippets of lore from Britain and Ireland. Introductions to each story are filled with fascinating historical and literary details about faerie customs, along with the showers of pixie dust, glittery stars, and fluttery dragon flies. In this recording, you will learn about all kinds of ethereal creatures, from sprites and elves to leprechauns and hobgoblins! A valuable learning tool as well as an enchanting journey into the mystical faerie realm, this charmed collection will appeal to children and adults who love faeries for their magic and mischief.
  • Bear on a Bike

    Stella Blackstone

    Board book (Barefoot Books, March 1, 2001)
    Bear on a Bike transports young readers around the world by bike, train, raft, boat and even hot-air balloon, with a special night-time journey at the end. As you cycle through the market, sail to an island and fly over the rainbow, you will discover marvellous creatures and see many wondrous sights.
  • The Animal Boogie

    Debbie Harter

    Paperback (Barefoot Books, Jan. 1, 2011)
    Can you boogie? Down in the Indian jungle, the children and animals are learning about actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while meeting different jungle creatures. The accompanying enhanced animated singalong CD continues the interactive fun!
  • Lin Yi's Lantern

    Brenda Williams, Benjamin Lacom

    Paperback (Barefoot Books, Sept. 1, 2012)
    Lin Yi's mother has sent him to the local market to buy food for the Moon Festival, but what he really wants is a red rabbit lantern. Will he barter well enough to be able to buy one? Benjamin Lacombe's vivid illustrations are the perfect complement to Brenda Williams' gentle story.
  • Tales from Old Ireland

    Malachy Doyle, Maura O'Connell, Barefoot Books

    Audiobook (Barefoot Books, May 11, 2007)
    Internationally acclaimed Irish folksinger Maura O'Connell narrates seven of the brightest jewels from the Irish storytelling tradition in this magnificent, unabridged recording of Malachy Doyle's Tales from Old Ireland. With its captivating language, larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings, this enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales will transport listeners to another world for many happy hours.
  • Chandra's Magic Light: A Story in Nepal

    Theresa Heine, Judith Gueyfier

    Paperback (Barefoot Books, May 30, 2014)
    Set in Nepal, this heartwarming story introduces readers to two resourceful sisters who bring the safety of solar-powered light to their family. Full color.
  • Tales of Wisdom and Wonder

    Hugh Lupton, Barefoot Books

    Audiobook (Barefoot Books, July 24, 2007)
    Nothing is quite as it seems in this collection of stories, so young readers should prepare to be astonished, intrigued and enchanted as they follow the magical transformations in them. Both remarkable animals and people feature in these tales.
  • Creepy Crawly Calypso PB w CDEX

    Tony Langham, Debbie Harter

    Paperback (Barefoot Books, March 1, 2012)
    Jump and jive from one to ten with a boisterous band of insects in this playful counting rhyme. The book includes fascinating facts about the insects and their instruments, as well as a simple music score.