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Online Use Permissions Guidelines

At Barefoot, we are committed to living out the kindness and compassion we celebrate and promote in our books. Our hope is that our community of storytellers, educators, parents, librarians and booksellers will continue to share our stories and art with children while we are distanced, while respecting the copyright of the creators.


You may read Barefoot Books works while your school, preschool, daycare, library, venue or organizationorganisation is closed to in-person access, if your usage is non-commercial, meaning you are not charging a fee or profiting financially. We ask you to abide by the following guidelines:

  • All recordings must be for non-commercial purposes only. If you or your organizationorganisation intends to charge a fee or benefit financially from the use of Barefoot Books’ content, please email your request to permissions@barefootbooks.com.
  • At the beginning of your recording say that you are reading with permission from Barefoot Books
  • Give credit to the author and illustrator of the work by using their full name
  • If posting on social media:
    • Say that you are reading with permission of Barefoot Books and credit the author and illustrator
    • Tag Barefoot Books @barefootbooks
    • Include our website, www.barefootbooks.com
    • Books made be read live, or recordings may be posted
  • Recordings may be shared through a school, library, institution or group's private platform or within a closed group with access limited to members of your community.
  • Permission to post according to these guidelines is granted until March 31, 2021 or until your organization is open again with full access.
  • If you are posting a recording of a reading which abides by these guidelines, you do not need to apply for additional permission, but we ask you to notify us at permissions@barefootbooks.com stating your name, organization, city, state and country, the title and author of the book you plan to read online.
  • By posting a reading, you are agreeing to the above terms.

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Thank you for your continued support in our mission to share stories, connect families and inspire children!


Questions? Please reach out to permissions@barefootbooks.com.