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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Happy Halloween from Barefoot Books – Free Downloadable Recipes!

Posted by Talula on October 21, 2009

(See Barefoot Books link in blogroll!)

HAVE LOTS OF SPOOKY GOODIES FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY!

FREE DOWNLOADABLE RECIPES FROM BAREFOOT BOOKS TO YOU!

ENJOY THE FUN!

from TALULA

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Barefoot Books Has Contest With New Release “Kid’s Kitchen”

Posted by Talula on September 26, 2009

MYBF_Home_KKContest

Prizes

One Grand Prize: $500 Whole Foods Gift Card
Ten Runners-up: Barefoot Books Healthy Kids Gift Collection

It’s Easy To Enter!

  • Take a photo or shoot a video of you and your kids in your healthy kitchen
  • Upload your photo or video to the Barefoot Books Facebook Group and leave a comment to tell us about your healthy kitchen (300 words or less.)
  • You will be entered to win a $500 Whole Foods Gift Card or other great Barefoot Books prizes! Competition closes 15 October 2009.

SEE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES >>

 

    <<<<<

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE RECIPE CARD DECK!

CHECK OUT THE FAMILY FUN OF COOKING WITH CHILDREN WITH BAREFOOT BOOKS NEW “KIDS KITCHEN” CARDS!

USE THE INDIVIDUAL RECIPE CARDS FOR SIMPLE DISHES AND NUTRITION TIPS – 

THEN TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS IN THE KITCHEN & SEND THEM TO BAREFOOT BOOKS ON FACEBOOK – UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS AND COMMENT ON YOUR FUN!

ENJOY THE FAMILY TIME, TALULA!

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Ahem! Yes, I have neglected my blog! So Here’s a little crumb…

Posted by Talula on September 3, 2009

I know! I know! I haven’t written very much lately. For my online buds – I just have to say I’m sorry that i’ve been a little distracted!  

I have been checking to see if anybody left notes, though. And I have been trying to keep up with my buddies’ regular postings, occasionally leving a note on your blogs. However; I’ve been in the midst of job hunting and redecorating  my writing office (still not quite finished) with minimum funds. (Lots of re-purposing and recycling!)

So Yes – I haven’t had much to say that could be considered encouraging, lately. Haven’t had much luck with my ‘fulltime’  job hunt, maybe i have been out of the field too long (5 years, but not so long really, IS IT?) I dunno what’s up with that avenue. But that is neither here nor there at the moment!

I do have some good news, though, I think?? We’ll have to see how it works out.

I have signed on to take a part-time job teaching beginning computer and Spanish classes to toddlers & Pre-K children. The classes are taught in childcare centers as an extra enrichment class.  I have just spent the first week shadowing the owner of the franchise and meeting all the admin & teachers and children that I will be working with (its a LOT of new folks).

Once I have the routine down; it will be mostly morning hours with one afternoon a week.  I am looking forward to getting over the ‘newness’ and settling down to routines with the children in the classes. I will have to polish up my Spanish conversational skills – I haven’t used them much in 30 years – in order to stay ahead of the children’s progress! But that can only be a good thing, right? I am hoping the practice will finally help me to think fast enough in Spanish to eventually be fluent! I also think it be help in future work with children and writing. That is certainly a plus!

The computer classes are very basic.  It teaches the names of the parts of computer literacy (hardware vs software, mouse, optical mouse vs ball mouse, desktop vs laptop)  keyboarding and how to use basic young children’s software, etc.

Hey! – since I am a very basic user this should be very easy to teach them. Some of the 4 yr olds may actually know more than me when it comes to projects like making pdfs, printing your books, and photoshopping. I will have to do some studying of my own prior to those classes in the schedule.  This information could help me in my writing work, too; I think.

So all in all; this job could be very rewarding! The extra plus is getting to work with children again; and in a capacity where I am not the sole responsible person for those children’s care, safety & emotional security. Yippee! The JOY without the GRUMP part!!!!

Now don’t get me wrong – I’m still looking for a way back into the field of my lifelong career; but at least this is a small step in the right direction.

AAAANNNNDDDD…..wait for it….”I will have time to write with a part-time schedule!” 

Well; I know its not much to report yet, but I hope to say more later! I will come back with regular reports on the children’s (and my own) progress! Bye for now!

Talula!

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Have You Seen the Fall 09 Barefoot Books Line-Up Yet?

Posted by Talula on August 6, 2009

 

 Well ~ You don’t have to wish and wonder any longer!

Our Barefoot Books Fall 2009 Frontlist is out & ready for your look-see!

We have (listed in order below) new YA Fiction (chapter books style), new board books in the larger lap versions,  New versions of old favorites w/CD’s, bilingual board books in  Spanish/English and French/English, cooking cards for kids, a new counting book w/CD, new board books, new ‘Activity Books’ a new journal for baby shower gifts, a lovely new title from  Jackie Morris and a new collection of African folktales.

  1.  Lin Yi’s Lantern (a Moon Festival tale) & Winter Shadow (YA Fiction chapter books)
  2.  Swinging Through the Seasons, The Sounds Around Town, Kangaroos Have Joeys, African Animal ABC (lap books)
  3.  The BFB of Ballet Stories (narrated by Juliet Stevenson) & The Real Princess – a mathemagical tale (narration by )
  4.  Bear In a Square/Oso en un cuadrado/L’ours dans un carre
  5.  Bear in Sunshine/Oso baja el sol/L’ours au soleil
  6.  Kid’s Kitchen (recipe & nutrition card deck)
  7. Driving My Tractor w/CD (counting book)
  8. Hidden Hippo (board book)
  9. The Animal Boogie Fun Activities
  10. Baby’s First Journal (companion to Baby’s First Book)
  11. Starlight Sailor (a lovely new bedtime story by Jackie Morris)
  12. African Tales ~ A Barefoot Collection

 

BROWSE OUR FLYER HERE! 

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THEN SHOP ONLINE AT Barefoot Books! (in the blogroll @ right)

AND REMEMBER TO LOOK FOR OUR SALE ITEMS FOR THE MONTH!

AUGUST 2009 SALE ITEMS INCLUDE: by title & format

  • African Animals ABC         (PB)
  • The BfB of Princesses        (HC)
  • Bear In a Square                    (BB)
  • Cleo’s Alphabet Book         (HC with poster)
  • Counting Cockatoos           (BB)
  • Dotty Spotty Doodles         (Activity book) 
  • The BfB of Knights                (HC)
  • Mama Panya’s Pancakes   (HC)
  • My Granny Went to Market (HC)
  • One City, Two Brothers    (HC)
  • One Moose, Twenty Mice (PB)
  • The BfB of Pirates                 (HC)
  • The Gigantic Turnip          (PB/CD)
  • Thesaurus Rex                        (PB)
  • Zig Zag Zebra                             (Activity book)
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