Children need diverse, inclusive and inspiring books.
This is what we’re all about. From the very beginning, our books have opened windows to other cultures and perspectives, while also providing children of all backgrounds and abilities with a much-needed mirror of their own experiences.
We all want to raise the next generation to become global citizens who see the connections between all people, but who are also sensitive to the differences that make us unique. We invite you to browse our beautiful books, peruse our Manifesto of what it means to "live Barefoot" and discover all the ways in which you can join our movement to open hearts and minds through the power of stories.
Our mission is to:
Share stories, connect families, inspire children
Founded by two young mothers in England in 1992 and based in Cambridge, MA, Barefoot Books has published 600+ books for children that encourage discovery, compassion, creativity and global awareness. Their first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has 4 million downloads and their YouTube Channel has 80 million+ views. Most importantly, over nearly a quarter of a century, Barefoot has put more than 20 million books into the hands of children around the world. With a mission to “Share Stories, Connect Families, and Inspire Children,” Barefoot is now leveraging its vibrant, timeless family brand with a social selling model that empowers women entrepreneurs.