Barefoot Books Review and Giveaway

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I received copies of Barefoot Books for the purpose of this review.  However, all opinion stated herein are 100% my own.



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It’s really hard to know how to do these books justice.  Barefoot books are amazing.  The music, the stories, the large colorful illustrations delight my children – and I am sure they will certainly delight yours.  Yesterday I spoke about the importance of finding books that interest your children.  Barefoot Books offers a unique collection of books that will stimulate the senses, delight the mind – and will impart a complete learning experience to your children.

I have talked before about the importance of the incorporation of music for a complete learning curriculum.  We learn so much through listening to and moving to music.  Music and movement are essential to a child’s development as it fosters listening skills, builds vocabulary through rhyme, and teaches patterning.  Through music and movement, children discover things that cannot be discovered otherwise.  Personally, through my own children’s exploration of music, their minds have been enriched in so many ways.  This is why I love the Barefoot Books collection so much.  The stories, the songs – it’s the complete package that speaks to children.


A Hole In the Bottom of the Sea



So great that they put interesting facts in the back of the book.  There were a lot of things I didn’t know, for example:  There is really a hole in the bottom of the sea.  Where does it come from?  You have to read the book.  Also interesting information about the food chain in this book!


Port Side Pirates


Port Side Pirates


Notice the sea theme here?  My son is so interested in sea life, so I thought this would be the perfect book for him – and I was right.  Amazing.  The illustrations really make the book come to life.  Incredible!

This book also contains an interactive CD so you can watch as you sing along.  Like the other book, interesting information about the details of pirate ships and famous pirates are contained in the back.



Lola’s Fandango


Lola's Fandango


An absolutely gorgeous look into a girls wish to dance the Flamenco like her mother.  She and her Dad spend quality time together as he taught her to dance – and what a wonderful surprise it was for her Mother. A beautiful story time CD is included – which contains amazing Latin music and narration.

In the back, it gives more information about Flamenco and also defines the Spanish words contained in the book.

Well done.

I thought this book would be perfect for my daughter.  The dresses, the shoes, the splendor – all up her ally.  She really enjoyed listening to this book – as  I did.  I loved all the books, but the illustrations, music and delightful story made this my favorite book.  This is an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book!


Alligator Alphabet


Alligator Alphabet


For little guy – I chose the Alligator Alphabet Board Book.  The book is bigger – and the pages are thicker than a regular board book.  It makes it easy for his clumsy hands to navigate the pages.  he loves…loves… loves looking at this book.  I think it’s because of the very brightly colored and fun illustrations.

I try to read it to him – but you know babies.  They flip through so fast – forward and back and forward again, I don’t get to read much.  It’s the developmental stage he is in.  He brings this book to me himself, wants to sit on my lap and flip through the pages.  He loves looking at the illustrations.

This is a delightful book, which goes through the alphabet, and will delight your children with the vibrant real life illustrations.

This is the best board book that we have.  I have seen nothing that compares.


The World Atlas


World Atlas


A colorful and picturesque look into our world in detail.   This has been an invaluable resource to our homeschool.  It has been used in our studies of Medieval history as well as Earth Science.  Hadyn is learning all about longitude/latitude, the beginnings of the earth, maps and our globe.  He is also learning about the different continents.

The illustrations are big and beautiful.  On the maps of the continents they have different pictures that represent each region.  There are interesting facts about different areas of this world.

Even just in the last few weeks, this has been our go to resource.

This is going to be used a lot in our home.  I will be talking about this resource more in the coming months as I blog about what we are accomplishing in our school.

This atlas has a really beautiful pull out map (similar to the one pictured) that you can hang on the wall.




295022_10150638588379716_363829871_a About Barefoot Books.  Started by 2 mothers in 1992 who wanted to enrich their children’s lives through music, art and books – and wanted to keep their children in the center of their lives. Barefoot books combines beautiful artwork and captivating storytelling that creates stories that expand the imagination.   Today, Barefoot Books specializes in handcrafted children’s books, puzzles, puppets and gifts that inspire creativity.

Visit Barefoot Books online at…







Now, I want to give you the unique opportunity to win one of these amazing books.  Enter the giveaway below to win your choice of 1 book from the Barefoot Books Collection.

Best of luck!






I received books in exchange for this review, but the opinions stated herein are my own.


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  1. I love the Barefoot Books we have but these are new titles to me. I’m pinning this. I’ve been thinking about ordering their early readers – have your kids tried them?
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  2. I love Barefoot Books. I actually own a copy that Madison and I read and she loves the music to. There were so many good ones to choose from but I think I may get Playtime Rhymes for Little People although that’s always subject to change.
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  3. What a fantastic giveaway! We love The Barefoot Atlas and the app is awesome too 🙂
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  4. Christina K. says:

    I am a public librarian and have been purchasing Barefoot Books for children’s collections for years. They make me so happy! If I won I would purchase Playtime Rhymes for Little People.

  5. I like the Acoustic Dreamland CD

  6. There are many that look great but I think I may choose The Story Tree. Love that it comes with a CD.

  7. Katie H

    I would choose “skip through the seasons”

  8. I would definitely choose the world atlas book, my daughter would love it, and it would be great for our new baby too!

  9. You made me think about incorporating more music into my children’s learning. It’s a good reminder! Thank you! And I think that “how big is a pig” book looks pretty cute!
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  10. I didn’t know about the Barefoot Books but I’m very pro the idea that they incorporate music. The pirate and atlas books would be a big hit with my kids.
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  11. Wow! There were so many great books to choose from, but I think I would get The Miracle of the First Poinsettia. I loved the number of choices I had with regards to other cultures! The World Atlas, A Calendar of Festivals, African Tales, We’re Sailing Down the Nile, Fiesta Feminina, and Off We Go to Mexico ALL looked wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway! Amazing books!

  12. If I’m the winner, I might choose the book Skip through the Seasons! It’s so hard to choose just one and I keep changing my mind!!

  13. Kellie Conklin says:

    I would choose The Gift although I saw many that I really liked! Thanks

  14. Ed Nemmers says:

    “The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems” is my book of choice!

  15. Playtime rhymes for little people looks great, they all do though.

  16. rose paden says:

    I would choose the Atlas to give to a family in need for presents this year!

  17. We love Barefoot Books! Can’t wait to check out the World Atlas!

  18. We love Barefoot Books! Can’t wait to check out the World Atlas!
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  19. I like Counting Cockatoos.

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