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The Barefoot Book of Children

Written by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma  |  Illustrated by David Dean

Empower tomorrow's global citizens to grasp today's critical social issues with The Barefoot Book of Children. Hand-painted illustrations and straightforward text directly engage the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? How are we different? And most importantly: How are we alike? The Barefoot Book of Children is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking celebration of both the big ideas and the everyday moments that reveal our common humanity and tie us all together. 

Ages 3–10  |  64pp  |  10 x 11¾ IN  |  HARDCOVER  |  9781782852964  |  $19.99 USD

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Diverse & Inclusive Books Discussion Guide: How to facilitate important conversations with kids using diverse and inclusive books

Advises adults on how to make sure kids are getting the most from diverse and inclusive books. Provides questions to ask before, during and after reading.

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The Barefoot Book of Children Guide for Grown-Ups

Offers tips for reading The Barefoot Book of Children, as well as guidance for adults for topics and discussions that could be sparked by a book with this many layers when reading with children. Provides simple scripts for adults. 

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My Story Printable Activity

Printable that invites children to create a self-portrait, draw the meaning of their name, make a family portrait and draw what they would like to do if they had the chance. This activity enables children to answer the question from The Barefoot Book of Children: "What will happen in your story?" Suitable for children ages 3-10.

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Share Your Love DIY Letter/Envelope Printable

This activity ties to the "share your love" spread of The Barefoot Book of Children, which asks children to explore how sending someone a letter might make that person feel good, thus encouraging empathy. The printable mailer can be an all-in-one mailer. Ages 3-10. 

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Founded by two young mothers in England in 1992 and based in Cambridge, MA, Barefoot 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 over 70 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.

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Nancy Traversy
CEO & Co-Founder, Barefoot Books

Nancy grew up in Canada and moved to England with Price Waterhouse in 1985. She discovered her latent love of color and design in her mid-20s and spent several years in London's design industry before starting a consultancy helping creative startups. When her eldest daughter was 3-weeks old, she co-founded Barefoot Books in 1992. Nancy now has four wonderful grownup Barefoot children and lives in Concord, MA with her husband and lots of animals.

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Tessa Strickland
Co-Founder & Advisory Editor, Barefoot Books
Co-Author of The Barefoot Book of Children 

Tessa Strickland co-founded Barefoot Books with Nancy Traversy in the early 1990s, and has gone on to create many highly acclaimed children’s books, including the numerous books she has written as Stella Blackstone. She is also mother to three adult children, a yoga practitioner and a licensed psychotherapist. 

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Kate DePalma
Senior Editor, Barefoot Books
Co-Author of The Barefoot Book of Children 

 As Senior Editor at Barefoot Books, Kate DePalma has helped develop dozens of picture books; Kate also writes picture books under her pseudonym, Sunny Scribens. She holds an M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas and is also a published poet and scholar. 

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Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.ED
Senior Director of Product, Barefoot Books 
Child Development Specialist

Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed, is Senior Director of Product at Barefoot Books and a child development expert with over 20 years of experience. She earned her dual master’s in Early Childhood General & Special Education / Infant & Parent Development & Early Intervention from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and her B.A. from Harvard University. 

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Homa Sabet Tavangar
Global Education Adviser/Author 

A former international business consultant, Homa is immersed in research and best-practices on how to raise and educate kids to be global citizens – to see the world through a lens of empathy, service, love and beauty. She wrote the acclaimed Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World followed by authoring or contributing to 5 more books and Nina’s World on Sprout/NBC TV. A mother of 3, she is a longtime friend and fan of Barefoot.

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David Dean
Award-winning Full-time Illustator 
Illustrator of The Barefoot Book of Children

Known for his exotic and colorful work, David works in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, from which he finds inspiration. David has also illustrated Barefoot Books World Atlas and the accompanying Barefoot World Atlas App for iPad and iPhonewhich was named one of the top ten best apps by Apple's App Store.

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