My Newest Adventure!

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Welcome back!!

Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday but things have been kind of crazy around here lately and I am prepared to share with you why!

Reading with Daddy

I have been looking for a way to supplement our income for quite a while. As our schedules are I knew it had to be something extremely flexible, and since this is effectively for “fun” money (we need a vacation!) I needed it to be fun.

If you have hung around here for any amount of time you have probably noticed that I am a bit of a bookworm and am trying my darndest to instill a love for books in my children. I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find great, quality books that my children, husband and I all can enjoy together.

Enter: Barefoot Books! About six months ago I was fumbling around on my phone trying to find something new and different that the kids and I could listen to on the way to daycare each morning and I came across the Barefoot Books Podcast. Each episode is essentially a short audio version of a children’s story. These quickly became a favorite with my children, especially Soph, every time we get in the car she asks if we can listen to a story (love it!!). At the end of each episode it encourages you to check out their website. After a few weeks of listening to the podcast I finally decided to check it out.

I was blown away by what I found. If you are not familiar with Barefoot Books they are a children’s book publisher and I think their Mission Statement sums them up pretty well:

At Barefoot Books, we celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, focusing on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning and respect for the world’s diversity. The welfare of our children is dependent on the welfare of the planet, so we source paper from sustainably managed forests and constantly strive to reduce our environmental impact. Playful, beautiful and created to last a lifetime, our products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow.

These are some of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. The illustrations are so bright and vibrant. They really capture and keep the attention of everyone from the youngest baby to the older independent reader and even grown ups.

One of the beautiful large format books offered by Barefoot Books that features peek-a-boos instead of lift the flaps to really extend the life of the book (they think of everything!) I love pairing it with the little owl finger puppet for a bit more fun!

One of the beautiful large format board books offered by Barefoot Books that features peek-a-boos instead of lift-the-flaps to really extend the life of the book (they think of everything!) I love pairing it with the little owl finger puppet for a bit more fun!

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words is another great example of some of the amazing illustrations found in these books!

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words is another great example of some of the amazing illustrations found in these books!

Every story is beautifully told and encourage the very values that I strive to instill in my children everyday. They inspire creativity and playfulness, kindness, compassion, they teach the importance of teamwork and sticking up for what you believe in just to name a few.

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words is a great vocabulary book for young children and the World Atlas is absolutely stunning and filled with amazing information about the people, culture, weather, animals and more around the world.

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words is a great vocabulary book for young children and the World Atlas is absolutely stunning and filled with amazing information about the people, culture, weather, animals and more from the many regions around the world.

Inside our beautiful atlas.

Inside our beautiful atlas.

I love their focus on raising cultural awareness in children and instilling a respect for the planet. I love that my children can pick up these books and not only hear a great story but learn something about many different cultures from all over the world.

Kids can travel the world in these beautifully illustrated tales from around the world. I think my children spend more time looking at the bright and bold illustrations in these books than actually reading them. They are gorgeous.

Kids can travel the world in these beautifully illustrated tales from around the world. I think my children spend more time looking at the bright and bold illustrations in these books than actually reading them. They are gorgeous.

Each "travel the world" book features beautiful end notes that teach children all about the history and culture of the country they visited in each particular story.

Each “travel the world” book features beautiful end notes that teach children all about the history and culture of the country they visited in each particular story.

I am  by no means a sales person and had you told me just a month and a half ago that I would become an Independent Barefoot Books Ambassador I would have told you that you are crazy!! But the great thing about this company is that it is so inline with my values and I have such a passion for these stories that I don’t feel like I am selling them, I feel like I am sharing a great product with my friends, and that feels amazing!

The Barefoot Books singalongs have lead to some of the most fun times we have had in our house lately. We put these on and the kids start singing and dancing instantly!

The Barefoot Books singalongs have lead to some of the most fun times we have had in our house lately. We put these on and the kids start singing and dancing instantly!

These stories with accompanying CD are great if you need to get things done around the house. We just hand one of the kids a book and pop in the audio CD and they are content for quite a while!

These stories with accompanying CD are great if you need to get things done around the house. We just hand one of the kids a book and pop in the audio CD and they are content for quite a while!

Barefoot Books has everyone covered from board books....

Barefoot Books has everyone covered from board books….

...to early reader chapter books!

…to early reader chapter books!

I am so excited to share this news with all of you! This is just the beginning and I can’t wait to see where this newest journey takes me!

If you are interested in learning more please head over to www.katiesbooknook.com or visit my Facebook Business Page.

Please leave comments below or find me over on Facebook or Twitter!

Until next time!

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3 thoughts on “My Newest Adventure!

  1. Journey2helpchildrenwithmath August 25, 2015 at 1:40 PM Reply

    Good luck ! Will definitely check your website, always looking for more books !

    Liked by 1 person

    • Katie Bell August 25, 2015 at 1:42 PM Reply

      They truly are amazing! If you need any recommendations or have a questions please don’t hesitate to ask!

      Liked by 1 person

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