Thursday, October 20, 2011

Trick or Treat

Even though I'm not really creative enough to dress up for Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays.  My husband and I were particularly excited when our daughter was born in late October, as it means we can have Halloween-themed birthday parties for her - at least until she objects.  In fact, we're hosting her Halloween-themed, 2nd birthday party this Saturday.  (She's being a jockey!)

Here are some great books to share with the children in your life this time of year:

Tales of Mystery and Magic
A bewitching world of mystery and magic awaits you! Meet singing elves with magical feet; skeletons that move of their own accord; and a heroic blackbird who outwits a powerful king.  Includes narrated story CD.

Barefoot Book of Monsters
Take a deep breath and enter a world of wacky monsters from near and far. The six stories come from different cultures around the world and are inspired by traditional folk tales.

Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts, and Goblins
Encounter a whole host of outlandish characters in these nine stories gathered from cultures around the world. Action-packed and full of wonder, this anthology proves that everyone has challenges to overcome — even giants who are twelve feet tall.  Includes narrated story CD.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Sale!

Today through Monday, October 17th, use code OCTSALE to save 20% on your entire order at  Free shipping is available on all orders of $60 or more, making this a great time to great a head start your holiday shopping.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

More new releases!

The staff in the Barefoot Books office are really keeping busy this fall!  Here's the latest crop of new releases:

Lola's Fandango & El fandango de Lola
Paperback w/story CD $9.99, Hardcover w/story CD $16.99

Lola is a young Spanish girl in awe of her glamorous older sister. However, she discovers her own talent and duende, or spirit, through secret fandango lessons from her father. The text is infused with the rhythms, movements and sounds of the dance and the humanity of Lola’s family is beautifully portrayed by Micha Archer’s collage-paintings.

Paperback w/enhanced CD $9.99, Hardcover w/enhanced CD $16.99

What can you make with a line, a circle or square? This inspiring book, based on an original song by children’s singer SteveSongs, shows how simple shapes can be transformed into anything you can imagine from boats to skyscrapers to a circus. The catchy song and animation will soon have you dancing along, making shapes!

(Hardcover w/story CD $21.99)
A meaningful collection of tales of mothers and daughters from around the world, from the familiar Naomi and Ruth story of Jewish tradition, to lesser known Chinese and Iroquois stories. These tales provide an exploration of the themes of womanhood and the mysterious process of life, death and rebirth.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Nonprofit of the Month

I'm very excited to announce that the Franklin Community Center is my October nonprofit of the month!

Franklin Community Center, a non-profit human service agency in Saratoga Springs, provides basic needs and services to less fortunate individuals and families in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles and positive changes.  The unique and comprehensive approach of Franklin Community Center fosters a sense of family for those in need, without the discomfort of bureaucratic paper work and prying questions. They offer guidance and advocacy, while providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Their philosophy is to send people out the door with whatever they came in looking for.

The programs and services they offer include safe and affordable housing; a food pantry; free clothing and furniture distribution; advocacy and referral information; holiday assistance; teenage pregnant and parenting classes; and after school youth prevention program.  As a 501 (c)(3) private, nonprofit, they rely heavily on community donations and fundraisers to continue their efficient and effective services, which searve over 2,000 individuals each year.

I'm donating 20% of my October online sales to the Franklin Community Center.