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Free Shipping on Barefoot Books From Now to Christmas!!!

Posted by Talula on October 5, 2010

Welcome Back, Faithful Readers! I am going to reward you all for your patience. I have a wonderful deal for you on Barefoot Books from my online store! Either click through the ad below or click on the Barefoot Books link in the list over in the right column under “Childrens Books” to reach my Barefoot Books Marketplace!

Actually; there are TWO (2) great deals for you to take advantage of –

(1) You will receive FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $60 FROM NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 24TH, 2010!

And if that wasn’t enough to entice you to plan ahead for holiday gift books for all the kiddos on your list; listen up. 

(2) Shop online from October 7th until midnight Monday October 11, 2010 (this weekend) , USE CODE WORD “AUTUMN” at checkout  = YOU GET 20% OFF THE TOTAL ORDER!!!!!!

Happy Barefootin’ ~ 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! 

>>>> Fall09_Frontlist_US_Ambassador_Final <<<<<

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)
Barefoot Books Kids

Barefoot Books Kids

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Yes! We still carry the beautiful Red Chinese Dragon puppet!

Posted by Talula on July 24, 2009

Red Dragon Puppet $19.99

Red Dragon Puppet $19.99

 

THIS POST IS FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO COME BY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK LOOKING FOR OUR GORGEOUS RED CHINESE DRAGON PUPPET!

This beautiful red shimmery puppet is 20″ long with gold highlights, soft fabric teeth, and moveable eyes, tongue, and front legs! Teachers can use it with Barefoot’s Asian-inspired stories like Stories from the Silk Road, The Great Race, Motherbridge of LoveWe’re Riding on a Caravan and  our newest title – Lin Yi’s Lantern ~ A Moon Festival Tale to do a unit on Chinese culture.  

YOU CAN STILL FIND IT* BY CLICKING ON “BAREFOOT BOOKS” OVER IN THE BLOGROLL!

Then Click “shop”  in the header of the landing page and then in left column – under “BY SUBJECT”,   go down to “Puppets, puzzles & more” and click to see all puppets. It is listed as “Red Dragon Puppet” and is listed at $19.99.

*Note: It is currently out of stock, but should be back in the warehouse shortly!

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Check Out the New Barefoot Site Now With 20% Discount!!!

Posted by Talula on July 8, 2009

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Barefoot Books Fall 2009 Sneak Preview!

Posted by Talula on July 7, 2009

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 >>>     Fall_Preview09_FINAL_5.13.09_sm <<< CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE PDF OF BAREFOOT FALL PREVIEW!

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Look Inside the Preview Below!

Look Inside the Preview Below!

All you folks who can’t stand it when you aren’t the first in line (or online) to buy premiere tickets, be the first to  visit that great new eatery, or shop at the brand new boutique on Main St. USA;  LISTEN UP!

HERE IS THE LATEST & NEWEST SNEAK PEEK IN  THE CHILDREN’S LIT WORLD!

TA-DA!       (Drum roll please, maestro!)

Introducing the BAREFOOT BOOKS 2009 FALL PREVIEW!

(See downloadable pdf at TOP of post)

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Come inside to see new ACTIVITY books, new AUTHORS, new BOARD BOOKS,  new BABY JOURNAL book, new BILINGUAL BEAR SERIES in English/French & English/Spanish, new BOOKS FOR AFRICA offerings, new ILLUSTRATORS, new KIDS KITCHEN RECIPE CARDS,  new LAP BOOKS,  new Asian MOON FESTIVAL title , new REVIEWS and new SING-ALONG BOOKS W/CDs!

In Short – Something NEW For All Ages Is Coming Soon! (MOST NEW TITLES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER.)

SHOP HERE NOW:  If you would like to>>>> “Shop Barefoot Books”  <<<<now to browse our brand new website – click  it now.

It will take you right to the Barefoot Books MarketPlace

Thanks for stopping by, Talula.

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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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