I have reviewed Barefoot Books many times over the years. I simply LOVE the company and the books. They are well written, well illustrated, and the stories are perfect for parents trying to raise cultural awareness or eco consciousness in their kids. Children of different races are all well represented… which is important to me and the themes are so important usually… adventure, nature, friendship, and taking care of animals and earth.
My kids and I recently got some more of their collection, courtesy of Barefoot Books, and of course these are a hit with us as well. Here are a few of the books we read during our outdoor story hour yesterday:
Who’s in the Garden – This is a peek-a-boo book for younger kids… perfect for my 4 year old. As you go through the book you see spot frogs, bunnies, bees,moles, and other things common to the garden. It was fun to read within a stone’s throw of our own garden.
The Beeman – This book teaches kids about where honey comes from as Grandpa, the Beeman, walks his grandson through the life and work of a beekeeper. It has lots of good info about bees, beekeeping, honey, and the vital part that bees play in the natural world.
The Sounds Around Town – This is another good one for younger kiddos. Its follows a baby throughout the day, listening to all the sounds of life in the city.
Up, Up, Up – This one was my favorite. It follows three kids in a hot balloon and share their journey and what they see. It also comes with a CD that has a sing along song. Adorable!
Mrs. Moon Lullabies for Bedtime – This is another very lovely book with a CD. It has classic lullabies with gorgeous pictures and a sing along CD. It was fun to sing them with my kids and think back to when they were wee little things.