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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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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Living Barefoot 2008 – Free Offer!

Posted by Talula on November 8, 2008

 
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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!

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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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Barefoot Books 2008 New Releases!

Posted by Talula on September 29, 2008

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Barefoot Books* has done it again! We have some amazing additions to the Fall/Holiday 2008 line-up! 

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We have a brand new book for older kids who read the YA genre! And it’s stories hail from the classical literature surrounding the Knights of the Round Table! Jump into the all-new version Arthur of Albion  written by John Matthews & illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov and read not only the best-known stories about Arthur & his court; but fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camelot was built. Beautifully bound with a gold-embossed cloth spine, this book also includes a large-scale, full-color poster map of mythical Albion.

Combine it with the Barefoot Book of Knights paperback/CD and you have an audio cd for listening to in the car! This one won the Book of the Year Bronze Medal 2003 Foreword Magazine.

Several previously released favorites in the Barefoot line have a newly released audio CD/Hardcover version. (1) The Princess and the White Bear King  (2) The Faerie’s Gift  – Junior Library Guild Selection, 2003 & Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2004. (3) Tales from Old Ireland – Parents Choice Gold Award 2000. (4) Tales form Celtic Lands  narrated by Irish actress Niamh Cusack. (5) Barefoot Book of Princesses Notable Books for Children 1999, Smithsonian Magazine (6) BFB of Pirates Book of the Year Medal 1999 Foreword Magazine (7) Tales of Wisdom & Wonder – Books for Children Mother Goose Award 1999 (8) Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (Double Story CDs) and (9) due to popular teacher & parent demand, the re-issue of the hardcover of The Animal Boogie/ & CD – Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2003.

Barefoot also is intoducing its brand-new Barefoot Young Artists series of activity books for the younger set; starting with Dotty Spooty Doodles & Zig Zag Zebra with a great price tag of $6.99 each!

Then there are the new activity books to pair up with our previous best-sellers Port Side Pirates (new- Pirates Fun Activities $4.99 ) which now has a paperback format with CD – all the better to sing with the Pirates! and Whole World – (new Whole World Fun Eco Activities $4.99)! Plus we have added a  re-usable sticker book On-the-Farm Mini Playscene $8.99, great for long car rides and it would make a fabulous gift when paired with Barnyard First Puzzles $10.99 or How Big Is A Pig?  board book for $6.99! 

For our multi-cultural fans; Barefoot has added the re-issue of The Seven Wise PrincessesA Medieval Persian Epic, and the new Up and Down the Andes – A Peruvian Festival Tale. Teachers – this one has a perfect companion Llama puppet for your classroom!  We have added a new Putumayo CD –  Africa Dreamland CD – A musical tour of Africa from Senegal to Nigeria & a new search book for younger readers titled Hidden Hippo.

For reading to toddlers, we have 2 new ‘Lap Book’ formats of I Took the Moon for a Walk and Listen, Listen to share with those little curious folks! We even have one for dads to share in laughing out loud in Shopping with Dad , a hilarious story of little girl’s trip to the grocery store with her dad told in rhyme.

Barefoot even has some new items in the ‘Going Green, Eco-Friendly’ section! Whole World, released last year to wide acclaim (NYTimes, Oprah, Live Earth) has a new version in Spanish El Mundo to spread the word to many more children in its lively music and list of eco-friendly kid’s activities in the back liner notes. In case you missed it up in the mention of new activity books- ‘Whole World’ now has an activity book to match titled Whole World – Fun Eco Activities for the 5-9 year old crowd. Our other highly-claimed title My Daddy is a Pretzel a kid’s introduction to Yoga, released last year; has a new companion Yoga Planet – 50 Fun Activities for a Greener World. These are 50 different cards with detailed instructions which can be used for increasing environmental awareness for with tips on how to reduce our impact on the fragile planet. Pair them with the Yoga Pretzels – 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids & Grownups to start a full classroom of kids ‘Going Green’ at your school!

Another recent release (Summer 2008) The Beeman has already received kudos for its child-centered discussion of the role of bees & beekeeping in the ecosystem, not to mention the great muffin recipe on the final page. Teachers can match it with our brand new Bee hand puppet for class studies! 

And we can’t end this list without including the hard-cover re-release our much-acclaimed Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon with it’s already famous quote “Herb’s story tells the tale of the future” from Sir Paul McCartney.

Who can ask for a better endorsement than that???  Read with your child today and everday – Talula.

“Herb The Vegetarian Dragon”

P.S. Any Item Listed Here Can Be Found By Clicking on the Barefoot Ad at the Top of This Post! Enjoy Reading!    Ta-Ta from Talula

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