|Today more than ever, children need diverse, inclusive and inspiring books. From exuberant singalong stories to thought-provoking chapter books, Barefoot books open windows to cultures around the world and mirror the experiences of all children.|
Here and There
A young boy, Ivan, experiences the early stages of his parents’ separation and finds hope in the beauty and music of nature. This tale of personal growth will provide a much-needed mirror for children in times of change — and an important reminder for all that there’s beauty everywhere you look.
"[O]ffers affirmation and hope for kids navigating parental separation. . . Needed everywhere."
AGES 3 - 8
HARDCOVER: $16.99 USD
Join a young boy and his father on an arduous journey from Mexico to the United States to find a new life. They’ll need all the resilience and courage they can muster to safely cross the border — la frontera — and to make a home for themselves in a new land.
"So simple, but so beautiful" —Booklist, starred review
"A must have for classrooms, libraries and bilingual collections" —School Library Journal, starred review
AGES 4 - 10 | 48pp | 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 IN
PAPERBACK | 9781782853923 | $9.99 USD
HARDCOVER | 9781782853886 | 17.99 USD
Also available in Spanish
Research shows that children develop stereotypes by the age of 2 – so it's never too early to expose little ones to diversity! This simple, cheerful story with over 100 vocabulary words follows a multiracial family with two dads through an ordinary day. Offers a useful tool for starting age-appropriate conversations about similarities and differences among families.
Ages 0 – 3. BOARD BOOK.
24pp 7.5 x 7.5 IN
This is a book like none other. Meet kids who are not often depicted in children's books: kids who wear an eye patch or have Down Syndrome; who are Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or not religious at all; who have biological, adopted, gay, lesbian, single, step- and foster-parents; who communicate in sign language; or have a parent in the military.
Ages 3 – 10.
64pp 10 x 11.75 IN
HARDCOVER: $19.99 USD
PAPERBACK: $16.99 USD
With its urban setting and diverse cast of characters, Wonderful Words is carefully crafted to break down stereotypes by reflecting our modern world. Caregivers and children can point out mosques and temples, children of wide-ranging abilities and backgrounds, gay and lesbian couples, women construction workers and more.
Ages 2-11. HARDCOVER.
48 pp 11.75 x 10 IN
"[W]hat makes us different is what makes us wonderful." —Author Jen Wojtowicz
Inspired by her brother's experience of life on the autism spectrum, Jen Wojtowicz tells the story of a growing friendship between a young boy with an unusual talent and a girl with limb length discrepancy.
Ages 4-10. PAPERBACK.
32 pp 8.5 x 11 IN
Our bestselling singalong ever, The Animal Boogie provides a model for including children of various backgrounds and abilities in a fun, lively activity! Both the illustrations and the creative movements prompted by the song are designed to be safe and fun for all children.
Ages 3-7. PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD.
32 pp 10.25 x 10 IN
Written by Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz, this tale from her native Tehran shows the power of empathy breaking down walls between two lonely people: a young girl who lives with her stepfamily and an isolated elderly woman who has trouble caring for herself and her home.
Ages 4-10. PAPERBACK.
40 pp 8.5 x 10.75 IN.