Barefoot Books

  • Children’s Book Week at 100: New Board Books Are Inclusive

    This week marks the 100th anniversary of America’s longest running literacy initiative: Children’s Book Week. We’ll bring you a slice of inspiration each day here, from Board books (today) through picture books, chapter books, middle grade and teen choices, graphic novels and audiobooks. There’s something new for everyone as we honor this century-old occasion. The […]

  • World Kid Lit Month Picks from the Western Hemisphere

    World Kid Lit Month Picks from the Western Hemisphere

    This is the second in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Kid Lit Month (#WorldKidLit on social media). As we continue to celebrate World Kid Lit Month with a cavalcade of kids’ books from international publishers, we make our next stop in the Western Hemisphere, […]

  • To the Moon!

    To the Moon!

    Today’s post is from Emerson Heflin of Publishers Spotlight’s marketing team. This Saturday, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most incredible feats known to history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on lunar soil in 1969, but they could not have achieved their infamous space walk without the […]

  • Books to Bring Home Refugees’ Experiences

    Books to Bring Home Refugees’ Experiences

    Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. In 2001, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20th to be World Refugee Day. Every year, countries across the world celebrate World Refugee Week to rally welcome and support […]

  • Inclusive Board Books for Every Bunny

    Inclusive Board Books for Every Bunny

    What better way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day  than with bright new board books from two different publishers! Both Child’s Play and Barefoot Books have new board book series inclusively featuring energetic and engaged toddlers. There are kids wearing glasses, kids of African heritage and Asian heritage, books in Spanish as well as […]

  • We Are Family

    We Are Family

    What a pleasure—and a relief—to see so many picture books showing families that reflect reality! We’ve collected some of our favorite new—and not quite new—picture-driven stories that demonstrate how inclusivity can make strong storytelling ideas even better. In the category of board books for the youngest family member, Barefoot Books’ Baby’s First Words, by Stella Blackstone […]

  • Books for Your Young Valentine

    Books for Your Young Valentine

    We’re delighted to help you celebrate International Book Giving Day this Valentine holiday! Better than flowers, more accessible than chocolate, and sure to warm the hearts of both giver and recipient, there are warm-hearted books for everyone in your life. From Auzou Publishing our friend Wolf offers a perfect tie-in to the traditional February 14 […]

  • Books for All of Us from All Around Our World

    Books for All of Us from All Around Our World

    We expect North American readers are familiar with several of the publishers we bring to conferences. From Canada, there’s Pajama Press, for example, a publisher who has received acclaim from many associations and for a variety of areas of endeavor. Also from Canada, we bring Inhabit Media, the only wholly Inuit-owned publisher currently on the […]

  • Looking Ahead to ALA Midwinter 2019

    Looking Ahead to ALA Midwinter 2019

    In less than a week we’ll be joining thousands of our friends and colleagues in Seattle for the 2019 Midwinter meeting of the American Library Association. We’re bringing along 22 publishers to Booth 2211, where visitors can browse books for kids, audiobook information, our graphic novel gallery, and more. We’ll also host cartoonist Elizabeth Lareau […]