Talula’s Barefoot Books Blog

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

Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Books’

A “Barefoot” Halloween with Spooky Recipes for your Kid-Friendly Party!

Posted by Talula on October 26, 2010

STILL CAN’T FIND CUTE SNACKS & DRINKS FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY?

HERE’S SOME LAST MINUTE SPOOKY RECIPES –

PLUS SOME CUTE HALLOWEEN BOOKS TO READ OR LISTEN TO ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT! 

JUST CLICK THROUGH THE E-CARDS BELOW FOR A HOWLING GOOD TIME!

Posted in Barefoot Books, Children & Grandchildren, Children's Books, Families, reading with children | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

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.

 

Posted in Barefoot Books, Books with CD, Children & Grandchildren, Children's Books, Early Literacy, Families, Multi-Cultural, reading with children | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Missing In Action!

Posted by Talula on June 10, 2010

Barefoot Books Kids

Just in case anyone missed my ugly mug since my last post several months ago; I have been out of commission on doctors orders. I was prescribed complete bed rest for several months, while the docs worked on my bones.

Seems that I had been walking around all of last fall with bones that were so fragile they were about to shatter at any moment. Of course; with all that bed rest  24/7, I lost all my muscle strength and now need to rebuild it. I have spent the last 3 weeks taking a few steps at a time, to build up the balance and muscles. It’s seems slow going to me; but hey – what do I know. I’m the idiot that didn’t know I was ill in the first place.

And as if that wasn’t enough to deal with, I also had a concussion that was bleeding on the outside of my skull! I had hit my head on the top of our truck bed cover while I was loading my equipment after my last book showing just before Thanksgiving. It hurt enough to make my eyes blur and water; but I never thought anymore about it after I got home.  I took a lot of aspirin during the next couple of months for the pain in my hips, which in my dumb behavior; resulted in masking the bone problem and also kept the concussion bleeding until mid-February.

Talk about a dumb move! But in my defense, I am a person who has been very healthy most of my life. And since there were no real symptoms but hip pain, I just thought I was simply getting old and slow.

OK, that’s enough crying in my beer! I hope to back on the boards regularly soon.

Have fun out there and remember to read to your children daily!

Love to all,

Talula

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Barefoot Books Fall 2009 Sneak Preview!

Posted by Talula on July 7, 2009

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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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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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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.

Posted in Barefoot Books, Bedtime Stories & Lullabye Songs, Book Reviews, Books with CD, Children's Books, Fairytales & Faeries, Families, Multi-Cultural, Picture Books, Preschool, Reading | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »