If you have never had the pleasure of reading a book from Barefoot books, allow me to introduce you! My friend Gloria first shared these books with me when our kids were just babies. I was immediately drawn to the rich illustrations and the wonderful positive messages of each story.
Barefoot books began in the early 1990’s as a way to honor children’s stories from all over the world. The diversity offered through Barefoot books is a great introduction to other cultures, different abilities and empowered child characters. There are books for children of all ages and stages. Your kids will immediately love the colors, the beautiful illustrations and become captivated by the stories!
Here are some of our favorites:
The Girl With A Brave Heart – a story about Shiraz, a kindhearted young girl growing up in Tehran. She is miserable living with her stepmother and stepsister because they treat her like a servant. A powerful story about patience, perseverance and empathy.
Lin Yi’s Lantern– a heartwarming story shows the rewards of putting others first, and includes educational notes at the end about the Chinese moon festival.
Grandpa’s Garden – kids are drawn in by the poetic language and warm illustrations. It creates the excitement of watching things grow!
I Took the Moon for a Walk – follow a young boy and the moon as they overcome the fear of the dark and discover the world at night. The end of the book includes notes about the moon and plants and animals that thrive in the wee hours of the night.
Barefoot Books are my favorite books to buy for my kids! I try to include a handful of new ones each year in our book a night Christmas countdown! The books are durable and illustrated with unique artwork. To purchase Barefoot Books you typically host a party (at home or online) where you earn free books and a discount. But, just for being my reader you don’t need to host anything!
My very generous friend Heather is offering a 30% discount on any book orders placed on Black Friday THROUGH Cyber Monday (by 8 p.m.)!!! For every order over $50 Heather will donate one book to a sick child through my charity Operation Christmas Cheer! You can tick off Christmas gifts AND do something good in less than 10 minutes!! No standing in line at 5:00 a.m.! How convenient is that?!?
To receive your 30% discount you must SHOP Heather’s Barefoot Ambassador website and then email your order to: [email protected] Write “Whatever30” in the subject line to get your EXCLUSIVE discount!
Go ahead do-gooder, shop and save away! Put a smile on your kids faces and bring some cheer to kids in and out of the hospital during Christmas!
(Tip: The website allows you to take a peek inside of each book! Just click the “Step Inside” circle on the corner of the book cover!).
The Whatever Mom is a full time wife and twin mama living on coffee and wine. She enjoys the pure rush of cleaning the BIG potty between loads of laundry. It is her dream that moms everywhere accept and embrace the Whatever Mom philosophy which can be found here.
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I’ve never heard of these, but it sounds like something I would’ve loved. The illustrations are so cute too!!
This is the kind of black friday shopping I wish more parents would do. Books need to be a gift for every child. Enough of technology, sit and read with your kids. Thanks!
These look like awesome books. Now that I have a teenager, I miss picture books.
Never heard of these before, but they sound awesome!
They are really beautiful books! My kids absolutely love them!
They sound like great books. My girls love to read, I will look for these books.
i love giving books as gifts. These look great and I’ll be adding them to my list
These sound like some pretty great books! I hadn’t ever heard of these before, but would love to check them out!
Now that’s a great thing to shop for on Black Friday! My son loves his reading.
What a wonderful idea, books that give back! I love Barefoot Books. They have such wonderful illustrations and great stories for kids. This is a great deal!
I have never heard of any of these books before. What age do they cater to?
All ages! From birth through teens. I am especially excited about the Greek mythology series for my kids!
These look awesome! I’m going to have to check them out! <3