Hello and welcome!
We’ve come a long way since we started our small home-based publishing house over 25 years ago. Since the beginning, we’ve wanted to create beautiful books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imaginations. Our mission has endured over the decades and feels more relevant today than it has ever been.
Together, we have grown into a vibrant and diverse community focused on sharing books and gifts that inspire children to be compassionate, creative and curious. We invite you to browse our beautiful books, learn more about how we got started, and peruse our Manifesto of what it means to "live Barefoot."
Thank you for being a part of our movement to open children’s hearts and minds — and for believing in the power of stories to #OpenTheirWorld.
Honored by Forbes as one of the 25 Best Small Companies in America
Founded in England in 1992, Barefoot Books is an independent children’s publisher with a mission to share stories, connect families and inspire children. The company has created more than 700 books, spoken word stories, music, animations, characters, puzzles and games that open children’s hearts, minds and worlds. Its first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has had over 4 million downloads and was selected by Apple as one of their top 10 apps of all time. Its YouTube channel has over 140 million views. Barefoot’s proudest accomplishment is to have put over 20 million books into the hands of children around the world.