{GiveAway} September Barefoot Books Facebook GiveAway

Have you been on my Barefoot Books Facebook page lately? Did you see I’m doing ANOTHER book giveaway?

This time, you have the chance to win “African Animals ABC.”  I love the pictures in this book- they are so beautiful and interesting! I also love the unique animals my kids get to see while flipping through the pages.

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What are you waiting for? Head over to Facebook to snag an entry!!

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{GiveAway} August Facebook Giveaway with Beth’s Barefoot Books!

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“Secret Seahorse” is one of my favorite books from Barefoot Books!  Clare Beaton is one of my favorite Barefoot illustrators- you can almost feel the felt she used to create her whimsical and vibrant images.  Explore the ocean while looking for the seahorses in this lovely little paperback, then read the educational end-notes about the sea and the creatures that live there.

Entering the contest is easy- and it’s open for the ENTIRE month of August!  Just head over to Beth’s Barefoot Books on Facebook and find the Secret Seahorse GiveAway image.  Then leave a comment sharing something you did this summer.  That’s it!  One commenter will be randomly selected to win a paperback copy of the book.

What are you waiting for?  Head over there now…I’d love to hear about your summer!

Barefoot Books Facebook Party Recap

Last night’s Barefoot Books Facebook party was a lot of fun! I was so glad to have so many folks join me- some new friends, as well as some old ones. The party page is still open and available for folks who want to browse through the posts and conversation. And anyone is welcome to get in on the party order- just make sure you contact me before April 18th since that’s when I’ll be finalizing everything.

You’ll have to go to the Facebook party page for all the conversation and reading-together tips that we discussed, but here’s a look at the books I highlighted last night.  I still can’t get enough of our new releases…

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You’re Invited!!

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I’m hosting a virtual (live, online) Barefoot Books Facebook Party on April 13 (8:00PM Eastern), and you are invited!

Spring has bought some awesome new releases to the Barefoot Books inventory, and I would love the opportunity to share them with you!  Of course we also have some of our “old” favorites that I absolutely have to mention, so we’ll be looking at those, as well.  Just for attending, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a FREE surprise book!  And each friend you invite (who also attends) will earn you an additional raffle entry.  We’ll also have some other prizes throughout the evening, so you definitely don’t want to miss out.

Hop over to the event page and RSVP by clicking “Join” so you will be added to the event.  And don’t forget to log onto Facebook and visit the event page on April 13 at 8:00PM (Eastern) to participate and see all the amazing things Barefoot has to offer!

Hope to “see” you there!

Read Together Tuesdays {Series}

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Today’s featured book is…
“Bear About Town”

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Ian loves the Bear books, and this one is no exception.  It all started with “Bear Takes a Trip” (another fantastic story we read frequently, as evidenced by the fact it goes with us EVERYWHERE and is much abused loved).  Ian and I were so enamored with the story (and the bright, colorful, PACKED pages) that we slowly started growing our Bear collection.  “Bear About Town” is great because it follows Bear on his adventures on each day of the week.  We love learning what Bear did on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.  It also lets us talk about what day it is TODAY and TOMORROW, and what we do on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.  This is great for open discussion with your child!

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Like most (nearly all?) of the Bear books, this one also comes in a Spanish version.  Super cool if you have a kid who is a native Spanish speaker, already bilingual, or is learning Spanish as another language.

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You can purchase “Bear About Town” in English here for just $6.99 (paperback or board book). If you want the Spanish version, you can get it here, also $6.99 (paperback only).

Happy reading!!

Two new releases from Barefoot Books, a spring SALE, and a giveaway!

I love it when I get to share awesome new Barefoot Books news and information! We have 2 new releases that I absolutely LOVE- you will definitely want to get your hands on them.

Millie’s Chickens

hardcover, $16.99 / paperback, $8.99

Tend Millie’s backyard chickens from day to night in this rhyming picture book, which is right on trend and packed with STEM-friendly science info. (Ages 5-9)

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Why buy it?
– FARM-TO-TABLE: Locavore theme focuses on where food comes from and gives an appreciation for the hard work behind it
– URBAN FARMING: Backyard setting reflects urban farming trend and makes this agricultural experience accessible to most readers
– BIOLOGY: Includes eight pages of educational endnotes about chickens, from breeding to preparing eggs for eating
– RESPONSIBILITY: Depicts both the effort and rewards of caring for animals yourself

You can also buy a Millie’s chicken gift set for $15.99 (retail price $17.98), which includes the paperback edition of Millie’s Chickens and the Chick Finger Puppet:

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Daddy Island

paperback, $7.99

This gentle, lyrical picture book will inspire parent-child play from playtime to bedtime.

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Why buy it?
– PHYSICAL PLAY: This gentle story guides fun physical partner-play between parent and child
– FAMILIAL BONDS: Celebrates the special bond between parent and child
– LYRICAL TEXT: Stimulates language building through vivid vocabulary and imagery

And we’re also in the middle of our spring sale, so don’t delay- head on over to Barefoot now to check out all we have to offer AND save!

“Millie’s Chickens” is such a hit that I’m giving away ONE copy! Enter below:
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Read Together Tuesdays {Series}

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Today’s featured book is…
“I Took the Moon for a Walk”

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This has always been one of my absolute favorite books from Barefoot.  The rhyme is just so soothing, and the illustrations are wonderful.  And, as with many of our books, this one has some lovely endnotes with facts about the moon and various nocturnal animals.

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I think what I like most about this book, though, is that it helps illustrate that night time is really not that scary, especially when you have a friend like the moon by your side.  Really fantastic for kids who are afraid of the dark or having a hard time going to sleep at night.  I also love that this can easily substitute for “Goodnight Moon” and give us a much needed break from reading that story for the millionth time (don’t get me wrong, I like “Goodnight Moon”- but it’s nice to have a different moon story!!).

“I Took the Moon for a Walk” is recommended for kids ages 1-7 (the endnotes relaly help stretch the value of this book!) and is available in paperback for just $7.99 (an English version and French version is available).  If you’re nervous about having a paperback around your little one, it’s also available in large format board book for $14.99.  This is a nice, big size, that makes it easy for small hands to hold and flip the pages.

I know if you try this book out, it will quickly become one of your favorites, too!

Happy reading!!