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Final Chance To Order Barefoot For Christmas 2008!

Posted by Talula on December 18, 2008

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Ok Last Shot Here For All You Last Minute Shoppers…and you know who you are!

Barefoot Books Last Date to Order and Still Have Delivery Prior to Christmas 2008 is Almost Here!

<<<MONDAY DECEMBER 22… DEADLINE >>> ORDER MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO 11:30AM [EST] OR 8:30AM [PST]>>>

That leaves Friday (Dec.19), Saturday (Dec. 20) & Sunday (Dec. 21) to browse and find what you need to delight those little folks or those older folks who collect children’s literature/ great poetry volumes/or beautifully illustrated classics! And remember our puppets, multi-cultural music, and audio-books to add to the package and create a stunning gift surprise!

Then hurry to beat the final shipping date and you will get ‘rush’ delivery for the standard shipping cost!

How’s that for a last-minute bargain! Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you find a good read here for your beautiful child!

Talula

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Enjoy our “Fireside Stories” & Warm Your Family Gatherings This Season!

Posted by Talula on December 5, 2008

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Love to curl up in front of a fire and read to your family on cold winter nights? …Well; my Barefoot Books shop has a great gift for you to share winter storytelling right here!


FIRESIDE STORIES – Tales For A Winter’s Eve  This warm collection of stories  are retold by Caitlin Matthews and illustrated by Helen Cann; and these are just the ticket for sharing on the couch while all snuggled up  together on frosty evenings! You will find eight wonderful tales from far and wide in this sumptious book; each celebrating a different aspect of the winter months! Together; they will keep you royally entertained all season long!  Your friends & family will love hearing the winter-time stories from Scotland, Russia, Austria, Canada and the Czech Republic! So make a pot of hot chocolate, grab the marshmallows and your favorite blanket; then snuggle up to listen to Schnitzle, Schnotzle Schnootzle – A Story for Christmas Eve or one of the other great tales. I am willing to bet your little ones won’t fall asleep until the last page is turned for “The End!” as my 2 yr old grandaughter says after every book!

*Browse our collection of 400 plus items and once you make your online purchase of at least $60.00 by 11:59 EST on Dec. 8th, 2008; you will receive a FREE COPY of Fireside Stories (Hardcover) when you check out!  FREE BOOK NO LONGER AVAILABLE; BUT FIRESIDE STORIES IS STILL AVAILABLE AT REGULAR COST!

There’s plenty of time to get your order before Christmas when your order regular shipping (UPS)  by December 16th, 2008 (or if later – you can rush ship it!). Check out our selection of toddler books, pre-k, elementary, and our new middle school/jr high editions (YA genre); or look over our beautiful titles to suit the adult collector on your holiday gift list. Barefoot Book of Classic Poems , Shakespeare’s Storybooks or Odysseus should work for them!

If you are a fan of PBS shows on Public Television; then browse through our brand-new PBS Parents Collection and read how we have just partnered with them for several new upcoming ventures.

And for those of you who like to make your gifts count for charitable work at the same time; read about our new partnership with BOOKS FOR AFRICA and make a donation of a book  for $3.00 or $5.00 and we will see it gets shipped to Africa for children to learn to read & about the rest of the world.

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Second Barefoot Partner This Week- PBS Kids Parents Collections!

Posted by Talula on November 26, 2008

 

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WOW! Barefoot Books is adding to it’s partner line fast & furious!

The home office has just introduced our collaboration with the wildy popular Public Broadcasting Station (PBS Kids) organization in the U.S. and has just today launched our new webpage to showcase our PBS Parents Choice Collection. <<Link Here Now Repaired!

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 See some of it here ~ then order your picks online from the banner above while savoring your 2nd slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. What could be easier than getting all your shopping done a in one-site visit to Barefoot Books for reasonable priced gifts for every child on your list!

And won’t you look smug when you go back for that turkey sandwich with cranberries snack and tell everyone that your gift shopping is “All DONE!”

PSSST! and if you don’t know whether your brother’s little boy would like pirates, dinosaurs or Knights books — then just grab one of our gift cards (with no shipping cost & comes with a neat card to tell him who sent it) and no one will be the wiser. Just think of his excitement when he gets to pick his own books out! 

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Barefoot Books Now Has Gift Sets for Your Favorite Child!

Posted by Talula on November 24, 2008

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Barefoot Bears

 J

ust In Time For This Holiday’s Gifts! 

Barefoot Books Has Just Received The Much-Anticipated  Gift Sets and They Are Absolutely Beautiful!

With 18 Different Themes That Come Packaged in a Barefoot Branded Lime Green Eco-friendly Tote Bag (NO WRAPPING NECESSARY!) and includes a Barefoot Gift Tag To Make Your Gift Complete!  

Ranging From $14.00-45.00 (most $20-28) and with themes such as “Young Artist“, “Barefoot For Baby“, “ABCs & 123s“. “Little Pirates“, “Faerie Magic“, “Readalong & Singalong“and “Knights In Shining Armor“; Barefoot’s New Gift Sets are the perfect solution for a quick & easy eco-friendly, classy holiday present for all the little ones on your family & friends Holiday Gift Lists.

Browse the pdf here < Barefoot Gift Sets> here; then shop online by clicking on the Barefoot Books Banner Button below and have your shopping wrapped up in plenty of time to celebrate your special Christmas, Hanuka, or Kwanzaa events with your family!

ALL DONE – NO LAST MINUTE SHOPPING NECESSARY!

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Living Barefoot 2008 – Free Offer!

Posted by Talula on November 8, 2008

 
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Buy 3 / 4th Free No Longer Available.

GREAT NEW OFFER HERE AT BAREFOOT BOOKS! If you love children’s books; you will absolutely fall in love with our selections of multi-cultural gorgeously illustrated titles for children of all ages! Many are great as collector’s editions for adults, too!

*LATEST SPECIAL* ________BUY ANY 3 BOOKS AND RECEIVE FOURTH BOOK FREE! _______

Check out this Special Offer by clicking on banner above! Follow directions to Special Offers on Barefoot Books landing page and get your FREE title just in time to give it to a favorite child for holiday reading!

And watch for more weekly Special Offers throughout the holiday season here with Barefoot Books! Read here often to find the latest bargains on our 2008 holiday Special Offers!

WANT TO INTRODUCE YOUR CHILDREN TO YOGA, HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND BUY HOLIDAY GIFTS AT THE SAME TIME! YOU GET ALL THAT, PLUS A FREE ‘YOGA PLANET’ DECK WHEN YOU BUY $50.00 IN BAREFOOT BOOKS BY NOVEMBER 11, 2008!  Free  Yoga Deck Sale Ended NOV. 11, 2008. Yoga Deck still available at regular price of $14.99!

CONVENIENTLY SHOP WITH VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS AND UPS SHIPPING!

SHOP BY CLICKING OUR PROMO BANNER ABOVE! AND CHECK OUT THESE PARTNER PRODUCTS WHILE YOU ARE THERE IN THE BAREFOOT BOOKS SHOP!

1. THE ‘YOGA PLANET’ DECK IS A SET OF 50 YOGA POSES CARDS, EACH GIVING SUGGESTIONS OR IDEAS TO HELP THE PLANET THAT ARE KID-FRIENDLY! GET YOURS TODAY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IDEAS WITH KIDS ORGANIZATIONS LIKE SCOUTS, CHURCH GROUPS, ETC. !     $14.99

2. “MY DADDY IS A PRETZEL” by Bryan Babtiste is a wonderful fun story to introduce children to beginning the practice of Yoga in a simple & child-friendly way!   $16.99

3. Package these with “YOGA PRETZELS”  (a 50-card illustrated deck of simple yoga poses for children) to make a holiday gift set for the budding yoga enthusiast in your house. This deck was published in partnership with Yoga Ed  and is very easy to use for elementary physical ed. teachers in a school setting. My own daughter used it with her K-4th grade students with great success.  And even the Hollywood stars like Catherine Zeta-Jones use it with their own kids. $14.99

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING MY BAREFOOT BOOKS IDEAS HERE AT TALULA’S BAREFOOT BLOG!

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Summer 2008 – Beijing Olympics – Chinese/Asian Stories For Kids and Other News!

Posted by Talula on August 14, 2008

Semi-autobiographical story of lesson in freedom
Semi-autobiographical story of lesson in freedom

 To watch the youTube video of Little Leap Forward (Barefoot Books first entry into YA – Chapter books) by the author with his own flute music background and in his own words < Author Go Ye > you can find it here!

Teachers – Need Current Facts About China?  <Click Here> for pdf on “Today’s China”.

 Find This & Other Asian Folktale Books At My Barefoot Books site HERE! <<<< Or Asia for Kids HERE! <<<< 

Oooh! It has been way too long since my last post! Let’s see what all has happened since I last wrote here.

  • I spent 2 & 1/2 months organizing and running an American Legion Youth fundraiser ( a golf tournament, 3 meals, with a silent & live auction) to buy uniforms and equipment for Pony League Teams and provide scholarships for 2 Boys & 2 Girls (high School seniors) to go to Boy’s State and Girl’s State for a week to learn all about how government works. I have to say that charity org stuff is a heck of a lot of WORK – in more ways than one. My hat is off to those professional fundraisers; listen people – I wouldn’t want to do that for a living! However, if I do say so myself (ahem) we rocked! We raised over $32,000 dollars for a one day event; the most ever for any American Legion in Texas history. Oh! BTW – I will never, ever be responsible for that much admin of an event again!
  • Had lots of Grandbabies birthday parties in the Spring & Summer. Way too much cake & ice cream ( I have gained ten pounds) and there is still one more for the year tomorrow evening at a park for the NASCAR kid. I don’t know if there is anything licensed by NASCAR that he doesn’t already have; so guess we will be shopping Friday morning for something!
  • I have started another online store at Talulas Wagon but it will probably the end of August before it looks presentable enough to really market. It will expand the children’s book offerings of multi-cultural and environmental subject matter and I will be adding some of the links from here and other sources for parent & teacher tips & products. I want to add other toys, games, gift items and more companies to shop for childrens books. So many parents and teachers had asked for items I didn’t have; that it pushed me into expansion mode!
  • On that note; I have dropped my Barefoot Books website; although I am still selling Barefoot Books. For now, at least; it was not getting the traffic I had hoped after 2 years, so I decided to build my own site. As it will take me a while to change all the linked buttons from here at Talula’s Blog; please bear with me. If you have any questions when a link doesn’t work – just leave me a comment and I will try to jump on that one for you.  I hope to see you there!
  • Lastly — The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are off to a great start this week. China and the U.S.A. are in a neck-to-neck battle for the most gold medals. It will certainly be interesting to see how the Chinese government will handle all this spotlight on their country. I do hope for all the athletes & coaches (from all the countries) the problems will be minimized so their individual & collective efforts shine through.

To honor the host country of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and to help children learn about the Chinese culture while it will be in the news and in peoples conversations for a few months; Barefoot Books is highlighting their titles with Chinese stories.   Teachers; these will make great additions to classrooms for units on China! Add the Red Dragon puppet for story time fun!  Teach your classes about Chinese culture AND enjoy the 20% Off Barefoot Books listed price for my limited time offer!*

To Purchase These Titles – Click On Talula’s Wagon above!

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