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Get your kids reading this summer!    Enjoy a 20% discount on all Barefoot products — enter MAYSALE at checkout. 

Happy Reading!


I have a friend who posted on Facebook about some upcoming crazy celebration days for this week.    Let’s see . . .  Twilight Zone Day on May 11, Kite and Limerick Day on Tuesday, and Dance Like a Chicken Day on Thursday.  Let the fun begin!  But another celebration worth mentioning is going on all week . . . it’s National Children’s Book Week!

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You loyal readers know that, as a Barefoot Books stallholder, this is right up my alley!   So I thought I’d post a few fun ways to get your kids involved in reading.

Of course, Barefoot has such high-quality, fantastic books for kids.  But check out the activity page site here for downloadable, printable .pdf pages for your kids to color.  The sheets correspond to some of our popular favorites, like Portside Pirates, Whole World, or Thesaurus Rex.   The activity sheet for We All Went on Safari even helps to teach kids to count to ten in Swahili!  They’re a lot of fun, and a great way to tie in some other concepts like colors, synonyms, counting, and even tracing and drawing while reading one of the books, too!

For more activity sheet fun, and some great stories for kids, click on over to my Barefoot Books website!   And check out your local library or bookstore for some activities surrounding National Children’s Book Week.

Happy Reading!






Barefoot is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders between now and Tuesday, March 31st.

Not familiar with Barefoot Books?  Click here for a little introduction

With Easter (April 12) and Earth Day (April 22) on the horizon, what better excuse to stock up on some gift books from Barefoot Books? 

Need a new baby gift?  A unique present for a child’s birthday?  Or maybe something to keep the kids occupied during their spring break?  Order this weekend and save on your shipping costs!


Two of my favorite books are on sale now:  The Gigantic Turnip (paperback) for only $5.99, and The Fairie’s Gift (hardcover) for $14.99.  By perusing my website, you can see other great titles on sale for March.

Check out the new spring releases — The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, and two new lift-the-flap board books:  Walk With Me, and Talk With Me.

Please feel free to contact me for any product suggestions!  I LOVE to talk about quality books (and CDs, puppets and puzzles) for kids!  Barefoot has also compiled some gift sets and gift collections that provide great ideas as well.

Have fun shopping, and HAPPY READING!


Well, I’m a little late for this month’s Kids’ Picks carnival over at 5 Minutes for Books.  Oops!  I blame it on my bloglines reader not updating me with the feeds from their site recently (Bad Bloglines!).  It could, of course, be due to my complete lack of organization and not knowing what day it is, but it feels better to blame it on a faceless website.

We’ve been to the library quite a bit lately, my 3-year-old and me.  She likes to play with the Thomas the Train set there while I search for all the books, but rest assured, she is a big fan of reading, at least when we get the books home.

Readers of Barefoot in High Heels know that I am a stallholder for Barefoot Books.  Our local library has a decent selection of Barefoot titles, and while I picked up a bunch of books for my daughter (classics like Eric Carle favorites, Chicken Soup with Rice, the Giving Tree, and of course Fancy Nancy!), I brought home some Barefoot titles as well.  In fact, I had recently purchased Thesaurus Rex as a Christmas gift for my daughter, and then I sold my copies at some events I had last weekend!  

Tonight before bed we read Thesaurux Rex, by Laya Steinberg and illustrated by Debbie Harter.  Cute concept, and of course, the fun visuals as well.  But what part does my daughter like the best?  Is it the fact that she’s learning synonyms?  Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, here!  Nope — She likes it when Thesaurux Rex gets caught in the mud (and the muck, mire, etc.) and then has to wash (soap, scour, scrub, etc.) himself in the tub!    Aren’t 3-year-olds cute?



And here’s the best part!  Between today and Tuesday, November 25th, Barefoot is offering FREE SHIPPING!  And, if you order $50, you’ll receive a free activity book as well.  Get your holiday shopping done early!