Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Giveaway Coming Soon!

$10 Shopping Spree Giveaway coming soon!
Once I have 150 people who like my page on Facebook, I'll be doing a drawing for $10 in free books from my marketplace. Just suggest your friends who you think would love Barefoot Books. Leave a comment letting me know.
Thanks everyone!

(just scroll down to my Facebook Fan Box)

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Got Silk?

Silk Green Caps

I voted in the Silk Green Caps for a Greener World program. And now I have a chance to win a $40,000 Green Life Makeover. Find out how we can team up to make the world a little greener at

My Blog is now carbon neutral


thank you so much for participating in our initiative and making your blog
carbon neutral! Your tree will be planted this month by the Arbor Day
Foundation. The scheduled start plant date was Monday, April 19 and the trees
will be planted by a contracted crew. The roads are being plowed, all contracts
solidified, and twelve shipments of 150,000 seedling each are being assembled.
We thank you for the support!

There are still some trees looking for a sponsor. So if you know some people who
have a blog or website, pass it on and we'll make their blogs carbon neutral


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Monday, April 26, 2010

Driving My Tractor

Driving My Tractor

Chug along with a farmer and his tractor on this multi-season animal adventure! A busy farmer picks up fifteen animals along his route, but when his trailer hits a stone, chaos ensues. This colorful book combines simple counting instruction with humor, repetition and rhythm to encourage learning fun. Book with CD edition includes song sung by acclaimed children’s performer SteveSongs. 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Blog is Neutral!!

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How does a tree neutralise your blog’s carbon footprint?

How much carbon dioxide does your blog create?
According to a study by Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit. Assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 3,6kg (8lb.). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems.
Does your blog have more than 15,000 visitors a month? Just e-mail us at We make sure we neutralise your blog too.

How much carbon dioxide does a tree absorb?
Unfortunately, no precise answer is possible. The carbon dioxide absorption of a tree can differ a lot. The amount of carbon dioxide that a tree can absorb depends on the type of tree, light exposure, length of the vegetation period, latitude, water balance, and the soil conditions.
There are many different calculations for the saving potential of a tree. The assumed values vary between 10 and 30kg (20 and 70lb.) for a tree each year. It is certain however, that in its first two to three years a tree absorbs relatively little carbon dioxide. In the growth phase following this, the absorption rate increases rapidly. During this time, the tree safes a considerable amount of carbon dioxide. The absorption rate decrease again from the age of 18.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) assumes a yearly absorption of one tree of approximately 10kg (20lb.) carbon dioxide emissions. “Make it green”, the environmental programme of kaufDA, is using a yearly absorption value of 5kg (11lb.) for its “My blog is carbon neutral” initiative. This is a very conservative calculation, ensuring that the neutralisation of each blog is achieved.
One tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of your blog
As demonstrated in the above calculation, the atmosphere can be relieved by an average of 5kg (11lb.) carbon dioxide every year by planting one tree. An average blog causes 3.6kg (8lb.) of carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, a tree neutralises the carbon dioxide emissions of a blog. Since a tree lives for an average of 50 years, carbon dioxide emissions of your blog can be completely neutralised for this time period.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Start your own Barefoot Book Business for FREE!

As a Barefoot Books Ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to share our beautiful books and gifts with your neighbors, friends and others in your community. You can work the schedule that’s right for you and live Barefoot the way that suits you best:
Start a home-based business
Earn commissions from 20-40% of retail value, plus loyalty points.

Market Barefoot Books online
Promote Barefoot through websites, blogs or social networks and earn 20-40%.

Create fundraising opportunities
Earn 50% and free shipping on all orders over $500.

Best of all, we supply all the resources, tools, and community support you need to be a success. Interested? It’s free to join, so sign up now!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Donating to Books for Kids

I am an Ambassador for Barefoot Books. My marketplace is
I have decided to donate $10 for every $100 in retail sales I receive at
my marketplace to Books
for Kids

The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy
among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk
preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates
books, and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early
foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in

Join me in helping children have access to books.

-Use the code FRIEND and recieve 20% off your first order!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day is nearly here but at Barefoot Books, everyday is Earth Day! Help children learn how to protect the planet with  our books! We have a wonderful collection of titles that encourage environmental awareness and show children what they can do to help the earth.

Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, here are some tips that might help you save the earth and save some money:
  • Set your computer and monitor to sleep mode - Setting your computer to sleep mode takes only a few seconds, but can reduce electricity use by 87% compared to leaving it on (desktop computer). Modern computers are not damaged by frequent start up and shut down, and the surge of energy to start up the computer is very small relative to the energy used by leaving the computer on
  • Drink tap water, not bottled - According to a New York Times article, Americans will throw out over 30 billion single serving bottles of water this year! If you are concerned about your tap water, use a filter on the faucet-a much more eco-friendly way of ensuring pure water
  • Assess your business/household carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  Set your own business/ household greenhouse gas reduction target at ClimateCare

Friday, April 16, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day With Barefoot Books

This Months Special-Use the code FRIEND for 20% off your first order!

Kids' Garden

40 fun outdoor activities and games

Get outside and grow with some child-friendly fun with gardening! Kids’ Garden includes forty activities and games and an eight-page booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety. These step-by-step instructions are enhanced by colorful collage artwork on each double-sided card and they create a fun and easy way for budding green-thumbs to plant, investigate, learn and experiment.
Ages 8 and up
Written By: Whitney Cohen
Illustrated By: Roberta Arenson

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear

Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear

Dig underground with moles, soar high into the mountains with eagles, and travel down a tropical river with crocodiles. This rhyming selection explores the homes of many different creatures, and includes educational endnotes about the animals and their habitats.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One for Bee Lovers

I'm so glad they came out with this book. I used to be so afraid of bees. Just the sound of their buzz made my skin crawl. That was until last year when I visited our county fair. During a sudden rain storm, I took cover in one of the fair barns. It just happened to be the bee keeper's barn. As the rain came down, I spent my time reading up on honey bees. I was so fascinated by them that I borrowed several books from the library about raising honey bees. I haven't made this my hobby yet, but I have different outlook on them, that's for sure. I think it's wonderful they have a book that children can read and learn about just how much bees help the world around them.

The Beeman
Find out where honey comes from as Grandpa the Beeman teaches the basics of beekeeping to his young grandson. This rhyming story includes endnotes full of essential facts about bees, beekeeping, honey, and the vital part that bees play in the natural world.

Ages 5 to 9 years

Written By: Laurie Krebs

Illustrated By: Valeria Cis

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Podcasts

Come Join the fun!
Each week Barefoot Books is releasing a New Podcast.
Subcribe now and enjoy them with your children.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Save 20%

Save on all the Spring Specials by using the code FRIEND
Available for a limited time!

NEW! We're Roaming in the Rainforest

NEW! We're Roaming
in the Rainforest
A trio of children embark on a daylong trek through the rainforest, discovering all sorts of exotic creatures in their natural habitats. The charming, rhyming text highlights an action verb for each creature, from chattering monkeys to crouching jaguars.

Ages 4-10
Hardcover $16.99

Monday, April 5, 2010

New for Spring!

Kids' Garden
40 fun outdoor activities and games
Get outside and grow with some child-friendly fun with gardening! Kids’ Garden includes forty activities and games and an eight-page booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety. These step-by-step instructions are enhanced by colorful collage artwork on each double-sided card and they create a fun and easy way for budding green-thumbs to plant, investigate, learn and experiment.

Friday, April 2, 2010

March for Babies

I will be walking April 25 for March for Babies. I am walking to celebrate having 2 healthy babies.

Meet Our partner:Eco-Libris

As a book publisher focused on the environment, we are always looking for new ways to help preserve our planet’s resources. We were delighted to find Eco-Libris – a company who helps publishers and book buyers to be green!

Eco-Libris is a green business that enables people to do something reasonable, affordable yet with an impact: plant one tree for every book they read. By working with individuals and publishers to plant trees in developing countries, Eco-Libris makes sure that each tree is planted where it provides significant value for both the environment and the local communities.

We worked with Eco-Libris on our book Earth Tales to plant a tree for every copy of Earth Tales we sold this Spring. We continue to promote their program through our Ambassador Community and want to spread the word about their great work as much as we can.

Find out how you can make a direct impact on the environment by planting a tree for every book you read by visiting

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A trip down memory lane

I anxiously waited for my first Barefoot Books shipment to arrive. I recently became an Ambassador for the company and placed a stock order to build my retail collection.
Oh yes, 3 boxes on the porch when I came home from work.
I dove right in to see my new stuff.
I'm so impressed with the quality of what I ordered. I can't wait to sit and read them all.
The first book I chose to read is Mother Goose Remembers.
Flipping through the pages I remember back to the Nursery Rhymes I loved as a child.
To Market, To Market. I can still remember these. Repeating them over and over while swinging with friends on the swing. Reminds me of warm summer days when life was so easy.
The illustrator, Clare Beaton, uses amazing hand-sewn collages. The pages look soft to the touch, yet it's only paper.
I can't wait to build memories with my daughter, sitting on a swing, reading rhymes such as Three Blind Mice.