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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Talula’s Resources 1/13/08

Posted by Talula on January 13, 2008

Have another couple of resources for Teachers and Families that were left off the page on 1/12/08.

1) Learning Resources  Content: Learning materials & games for families, plus Prek & Kinder classroom materials with “Correlations to state, provincial and Head Start standards…for hundreds of your favorite Learning Resources products!”

site: www*LearningResources*com   (Find Link At Bottom Of Page In Categories)

2) Putumayo Kids      Content: Absolutely wonderful world music for kids at home and in classrooms. You can find some in my Barefoot Books Houston store “Talula’s Wagon”, just click the Barefoot Books link found at the bottom of the page.  Or for large orders such as schools; contact Putumayo directly.  


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Barefoot Kids Global Environment

Posted by Talula on December 15, 2007


Whole World Activities
Whole World Activities
El Mundo

El Mundo



Edit on October 3, 2008: Barefoot has added a companion book in the Fall 08 titles. It is Whole World Eco-Activities. Inside you will find eco-friendly puzzles, word-searches, games and tips to help your young child learn about helping the environment. Pair it with the book/CD and have a quick start to introduce environmental education to our youngest global citizens with fun music and easy activities! 


Hi folks; Just needed to add something quick for a few people who seem to be searching my blog for kid’s global environmental information. I just realized I never went back and posted an info post on kid’s global environmental issues. “Sorry!”

Here it is! I do have a great starter book for little kids titled “Whole World” by Barefoot Books in collaboration with the Live Earth ORG. It actually comes in 2 sizes but I like the smaller size , accompanying CD and smaller price of the “mini” edition ($9.99).

EDIT: This little book was picked by OPRAH for one of her “Favorites” in a recent “O” magazine article! and it now is published in a Spanish version for both the text and the accompanying CD (sung in Spanish) – Look for it in my Barefoot Books site listed as ” El Mundo!”

The little (approx. 6 inches x 7 inches) hardback book is based on the old time folk-gospel tune “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” and includes a CD that has Fred Penner (well known children’s artist) singing the song. The end-notes at the back of the book not only has the words to the song; but also includes many recycling & other environmental information tips for children and teachers. Part of this great little book’s profits are sent to the Live Earth organization to help with their environmental education work.  You can find this terrific little “green” starter book at my Barefoot Books webstore in the category links to the right.

Also there is a new set of CDs/DVDs of recent The Live Earth concerts available at the Live Earth website (also in the links below) and if you plan to order the DVD,  Time Warner will give you a coupon for  discount (10%) on the purchase price for the set just for planning a party to watch the DVDs and registering the date and time info with them.

If you plan to host a party event to watch the DVD with friends; you can register your event at http://www.joinliveearth.org/page/event/create  and if you have comments about your efforts for a “green” holiday,  find a new  organic tree farm in your area, or have other great tips to share; tell them about it at http://www.liveearth.org/?p=327 !

2008 will start off with a bang for the Live Earth Org. when they host Focus the Nation on January 31st.

They are organizing a National Teach-in on global warming at colleges, universities and high schools on global warming solutions through-out the U.S.A. during the month of January; culminating with nation-wide parties  hosted by schools, groups and individuals simultaneously on January 31, 2008 at 8:00pm. Register your event at http://focusthenation.org and find out more information on the Live Earth website site (in the links below).

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Thanksgiving For All Teachers!

Posted by Talula on November 15, 2007

I am just sending out this Thanksgiving “Thank You Card” for all Teachers in a terrific Thanksgiving page with lots of links to use for classrooms and homes to help with their celebration of the holiday! You can also bookmark it & save the information links to use next year, too! You are welcome to share it with everyone who works in education!

Edited 11/25/07: Here is the Christmas “Teacher’s Thank You Card”! Enjoy the resources for your classrooms! Register by Dec. 12 to receive a daily gift of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” from our sponsors!

Edited 1/07/08: this link is no longer operable!

Please remember to treasure your children & read with them everyday to expand their vocabulary (& your hugs!) It is Children’s Book Council’s “National Children’s Book Week“! 

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