Talula’s Barefoot Books Blog

A running commentary on life as an online bookstore owner after 25 years in Early Childhood Education.

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“Whoa!” Barefoot’s got a 30% sale and FREE SHIPPING*!

Posted by Talula on December 8, 2009

 SALE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

 

JUMP ON THIS SALE FAST TO FINISH YOUR  SHOPPING LIST!

30 % OFF Until 11:00 am (EST) Dec 23th, 2009!   And YES! It can be delivered by Christmas to most locations!

IF YOU HAVE WANTED TO TRY BAREFOOT BOOKS FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY,  

OR IF YOU ALREADY LOVE BAREFOOT’S BEAUTIFUL ARTISTRY AND MULTI-CULTURAL RANGE OF TITLES —

THEN NOW IS THE TIME TO JUMP RIGHT IN AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE SEASON WITH FREE SHIPPING! * (with $35.00 minimum purchase! YAY!) 

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Barefoot Books Black Friday Sale – 2009!

Posted by Talula on November 25, 2009

BAREFOOT BOOKS BLACK FRIDAY SALE FOR 2009 STARTS 4PM TODAY!

 VALID  THROUGH MONDAY NOV. 30TH. 

AND WITH YOUR $35.00 PURCHASE , YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING!

FIND PIRATES, PRINCESSES, KNIGHTS & FAIRIES!

SHARE BEDTIME STORIES OF BEARS, BUNNIES, & FARM ANIMALS!

HELP YOUR CHILD DO THEIR HOLIDAY READING HOMEWORK WITH OUR ILLUSTRATED CHAPTER BOOKS!

LISTEN TO STORIES ON CD’S ON THE WAY TO GRANDMA’S HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS! 

AND BEST OF ALL >>> HAVE A WARM AND WONDERFUL BAREFOOT CHRISTMAS!

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BAREFOOT BOOKS BACK-TO-SCHOOL OFFER – 20% DISCOUNT!

Posted by Talula on August 17, 2009

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Do You Need a New Product to Fundraise for Your Organization? Try Barefoot!

Posted by Talula on July 4, 2009

  

Q #1:  Are you on the Fundraising Committee for your school or organization?

Q#2:  Are you tired of the old candy, gift wrap, popcorn, coupon books?

Q#3:  Do people in your office avoid you when your fundraising season begins in earnest?

Q#4:  Would you like to turn all that around to a new & positive experience?

A#1:   CHECK OUT BAREFOOT BOOKS AS A FUNDRAISING OPTION!

Our beautifully illustrated and award-winning children’s books  come in all shapes and sizes to make a family friendly item that is easy to promote. We have over 400 items of delightful fairytales and folklore from cultures all over the globe.  Our modestly priced books, puzzles, puppets, audio books and global music CD’s are produced by some of the finest makers of children’s products in the world!

With monthly sale priced items and our very simple onsite or online fundraising systems – it is a SNAP! to promote our products to raise money for your group, not to mention the word-of-mouth benefit for supporting children’s literacy, diversity in the illustrations, text & format of our books, and our many charitable & “green” partnerships!

It can be as simple as placing one of our  Barefoot Books buttons or banners on your site;  assigning you an event code, then supporters/ customers can shop & order directly from your website, having items shipped to their own home! What could be easier than that?

Or a sample group of books can be set up to display in the lobby of your business or org for a day or two; then folks can take home a flyer with the ordering info.  The customer makes a simple order online and your org benefits!

Of course, if you prefer an old fashioned onsite bookfair; we can arrange those, too.

FOR A BETTER FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE – CLICK ABOVE AND READ ALL ABOUT IT ON OUR SITE, OR EMAIL ME AT  talulas.wagon@gmail.com FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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We Are Almost at Launch of New Barefoot Books Site; Whoopee!

Posted by Talula on June 30, 2009

 <<<<< WE HAVE LAUNCHED!      JUMP INTO OUR SITE AT THE RED & GREEN BUTTON!

Unveiling the new Barefoot Books Ambassador websites! (Insert High-five here!)

After a LOT of hard work by many, many individuals within the Barefoot Books corporate & booksellers ranks; we have made it down to the wire. We are steadily editing and posting new info 24/7 on the new sites to prepare them for the anticipated launch date of July 1, 2009.

“Yes; you heard right! Tomorrow is the planned start date.”

OOPS! THERE HAS BEEN A BIT OF DELAY AS WE RE-DO LINKS! The logo above should be working today asap!

As of this minute — the launch is still on schedule. We are all prepping, tweaking, and polishing all the parts to give our wonderful customers a seamless and more productive web experience in our online Barefoot Books Ambassador sites.

Last year, our Founders decided to fold the old Stallholder sites into the main hosting server to simplify our systems;   and in the process – revamped the whole kit & kaboodle. The whole Barefoot Books site has been rebuilt to make it more user-friendly for both our customers and booksellers, the Stallholder system has been renamed – we are now Barefoot Books “Ambassadors” – and the whole visual and functional aspects of the Barefoot Books online presence has been reborn!

We have added many new functions for customers; like bigger & clearer photos of the books, reviews, wishlists, community event locations with Google maps,  samples of audio clips and immediate links to their very own personal shopper (the original Ambassador who introduced them to Barefoot Books). The navigation of the site is much faster and more intuitive! Community Events and Fundraising sections are easier to find and use! Plus, corporate added many new ways for the booksellers to keep up with their customers more efficiently; and now it is easier to follow your favorite Barefoot artists & illustrators! You can even send comments on the artist/illustrator’s  own pages by finding their profile listing through the search box.  These are just a few of the features added to the new and improved version of Barefoot Book’s online store! We are so happy to share our new look with all our old friends and customers, that we are about to burst with excitement & anticipation!  But; for these last few hours: I need to go back and keep polishing and tweaking.  So see you in a flash!

I will post a link as soon as we have the official launch button moment! Then you can surf the new place, bookmark my landing page, create a wishlist and browse new books to your little hearts content! Oh, and don’t forget to look for our latest July special buys!

STAY TUNED HERE FOR THE MOMENT WE PRESS THE “GO LIVE!” BUTTON!

WE ARE NOW LIVE !

Ta Ta, Talula

Talula Ready To Bring Barefoot Books To You!

Talula Ready To Bring Barefoot Books To You!

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Faeries & Beltane

Posted by Talula on April 30, 2009

The BFB of Faeries

The BFB of Faeries

In honor of my Gaelic Irish heritage ~ I want to honor the Beltane (or Bealtaine) today with my Barefoot Book of Faeries!

To those not blessed of any Gaelic lineage in their family ~ Happy May Day!

Take a look here at this beautifully written (& narrated on the accompanying CD) by Tanya Robyn Batt (a professional faery) and gorgeously illustrated by Gail Newey and order from http://tswagon.com ( or directly from My Barefoot Bookshop ).

The Barefoot Book of Faeries     <<<<Take a closer look here!

Enjoy the Fey Stories ~ and   ~   Whoopee!  >>> Free Shipping Through may 10, 2009!

EDIT: I kept thinking about Fairy Cakes all day; so I did a little research and found these little lovelies over at>> becks & posh    << where Sam & Fred actually give you the recipe [go to their search block and put in My Favorite Posts – 2006]– and Sam says the Fairy Cake Fairies just jumped into the frame when she took the photo!

Bake Fairy Cakes & Fairies Come A-flyin!

Bake Fairy Cakes & Fairies Come A-flyin!

Also ~ if you are not a whiz in the kitchen and prefer to buy your fairycakes ~ look no further than Oprah’s List for the>>> Rum Cake Fairy   <<<   (aka Tracey Hughes) to order them online or by phone (888-488-8RUM) or (888-488-8786). Oh; I just love this site! Yummm!

Rum Cake Fairy on O' List!

Rum Cake Fairy on O' List!

 

Petit Fours in gift 7

Petit Fours in gift 7

Medium Size Minis Mix

Medium Size Minis Mix

Gift Pack 4

Gift Pack 4

I hope you have a time to share Fairy Cakes with a child or friend soon…laughing all the while and be sure to eat dessert first and dinner later ~ if there is room after Tea!       Happy May Day!
 I think I’ll just have to make some Saturday morning!     Ta – Ta Talula 
P.S. I realized later that I forgot to thank Natasha over at>>>    “children’s books for grown-ups”  <<< for being my original inspiration for this Fairy Cakes post that sent me careening all over the internet to find info to add here. You will see in the link her version of Fairy Cake (recipe included as well) which is just one of the little treats she snacks on while reading children’s books. (Sorry – I tried twice to upload the photo but it keeps disappearing on me – I guess the faeries ate it!)
Oh yeah! I also am sending some of my Fairy Cakes over to my beautiful “Grand Mia” ~ since it is her Third birthday today and she is a CRAZY Fairy Fan! Actually a “Tinkerbell” Fanatic.  🙂 Hey I have given her a lot of things with other fairies, but Of course she LLOOOVES TINK!

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