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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 –


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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Posted by Talula on August 17, 2009

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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



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


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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Celebrate Earth Day with Barefoot Books & Talula!

Posted by Talula on March 31, 2009

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Earth Day is April 22, 2009!

Want some great environmental activities to do with your kids on Earth Day?

You Can Buy a Barefoot Book and Plant a Tree at the same time! 

It is time to celebrate “EARTH DAY” properly with Barefoot Books and Talula

We have a beautiful new anthology title (collection of stories)  called The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales …HC ($19.99 U.S)

which you can see here in our >>>  apr09_marketingflyer_us_sh.   <<<

Plus, we have some great SALE PRICES! on  other earth-friendly titles like

Yoga Planet Eco-Cards …Deck ($13.99),

Whole World Eco-Activity Book …PB ($3.99),

The Beeman …HC ($13.99),

What’s This? A Seed’s Story …PB ($6.99), 

Jack & the Beanstalk …PB w/CD ($7.99),

The Gigantic Turnip …PB w/CD ($7.99),

Home For a Tiger, Home For a Bear …HC ($13.99) and more!




Find These Titles & More at >>> Talula’s Wagon<<< ~ The Children’s Bookstore for Global Treasures! 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from a half-Irish American!

Posted by Talula on March 17, 2009

As everyone on this (American) soil knows, today – March 17th is what we celebrate as St. Patrick’s Day here in the U.S.  I know most in the U.K. and Ireland don’t celebrate this day- in fact they consider it that “Yank” holiday and laugh about it. I guess it is similar to the way most Native Americans ( my other half) feel about Columbus Day. Not exactly something to celebrate if you were on the losing side. But most of us don’t say a word, and just let folks do as they wish without enlightening them about our own subjective viewpoint.  But I digress.

What I planned to bring out was that we have some wonderful childrens books on sale this month that are based on Irish & Celtic folklore. Beautiful illustrations that celebrate the culture of the Emerald Isle and the titles that included CDs even share some of the music & stories that you might find at a Ceili!

Note: See the thumbnails on the landing page. These gorgeous titles will only be on sale until March 31, 2009 (Tales of Old Ireland, Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, Tales of Celtic Lands, The Barefoot Book of Faerytales, The Faerie’s Gift — most have the audio CD included — some beautifully narrated by Hugh Lupton or Olwyn Whelan!)

Visit here to get a taste of Irish homelands with classic stories of little old men, faeries, music, wonders and wisdom:

 March Theme Buttton

If the button doesn’t work, then click on Talula’s Wagon or Barefoot Books in the Blogroll in the right column.

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“Best [Spanish-language] Children’s Books of 2008”

Posted by Talula on January 25, 2009

El Mundo

El Mundo

Award winning Books  CLICK “BAREFOOT BOOKS” in the blogroll AT RIGHT to purchase El Mundo.

Another fantastic award for Barefoot Books has just been announced!

Criticas Magazine is the one stop source for English reviews of new adult and children’s titles published in Spanish for national and international Spanish readers.

“El Mundo”  is Barefoot Books recently released Spanish version of  our best-selling “Whole World” and has been named one of Criticas Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Books of 2008′ in the Audio-Visual category; and comes in a mini-hardcover version with its own Spanish Audio CD right in the cover!

Use it to help your children learn about global environmental issues in a fun and musical way! Click the Barefoot Books Winter Sale banner above to purchase your copy today! And go read all about it in Criticas Online magazine here…Criticas Review <<< Click Here for review and scroll down to Audio-visual at bottom of page for El Mundo!

BEAR IN A SQUARE (bilingual Spanish/English)
BEAR IN A SQUARE (bilingual Spanish/English)


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