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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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Second Group of New Spring Items at Talula’s Barefoot Books

Posted by Talula on February 26, 2008

Just as I promised; we have more new items on the “New For Spring” Frontlist from Talula’s Barefoot Books store, located online by clicking on the link in the “Children’s Books” section. The first book listed is new to our publication list ( The Sounds Around Town (retail at $16.99) and comes with an audio CD). The next two books (The Sun In Me and  Storytime were previously published by Barefoot; but are now offered in paperback with audio CDs included and retail for $12.99 and $15.99 respectively).  

 We are also introducing two very new products: a Safari Learning Wheel (retail at $10.99) by Mudpuppy Press and a On The Farm Play Scene (retail at $8.99) also by Mudpuppy Press.

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New Spring Putumayo Kids music CDs are Hawaiian Playground and Celtic Dreamland and retail for $15.99.

  

Celtic Dreamland CDHawaiian Playground CD

New Board Books for those adventuresome & curious toddlers are Ship Shapes and I Wish I Were A Pilot (retailing for $6.99 each)!

FYI: Sorry, but I wasn’t able to show the Pilot book picture until I can fix the file error!

Ship Shapes Board book

Here are the new Spring line of folkmanis puppets from Barefoot! I have already shown you the darling Tiger Cub puppet which goes along with the new Emily’s Tiger book on the previous Spring List; but now I have pictures of the other animals: Lion, Giraffe and Zebra hand puppets.   Here we also introduce the spectacular Prince puppet with his royal crown and gold-trimmed purple cloak, which will be a wonderful addition to your classroom fairytale storytimes. Enjoy browsing for the new titles, they are very easy to find at my Barefoot Books online store; just click on the yellow “New for Spring” Banner on the left of the landing page.

Prince folkmanis hand puppetLion folkmanis hand puppetGiraffe folkmanis hand puppetZebra folkmanis puppet

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