Marshmallow Mondays

Summer Suggestions

Looking for some new summer reading material for your kids, now that school is over?  Check out my suggestions below from Barefoot Books

Place an order anytime in June and receive 20 percent off of the prices listed below!  Email me at for more information.

Lull little ones to sleep with this collection of soothing rhymes–perfect for bedtime! Includes “I See the Moon,” “Brahms’ Lullab” and “Wee Willie Winkie.” For babies to 4 years. Board Book $6.99.

Count the animals from one to twenty while searching for the cat in this lively hide-and-seek selection that introduces animals like frogs, whales, monkeys, ducks, hens and elephants. Ages 1-4. Board Book $6.99.

Perfect gift for a summer birthday child. Join Bear as he celebrates his birthday in this latest addition to the bestselling Bear series. Help Bear count backwards from 10 to 0 and find out who is making his balloons disappear. Ages 2-6. Board Book $6.99.

Embark on a dreamy, nighttime jaunt with a young boy and the moon. Overcoming a fear of the dark and discovering the world at night lives at the heart of this poetic tale. Includes notes about the moon and plants and animals that thrive in the wee hours. Ages 1-7. Large Board Book $14.99.

Fly away with Granny and count with her from one to ten as she spins around the world on an unforgettable shopping trip. This colorful, rhyming story is followed by a counting page for reinforced learning. Ages 3-7. Paperback $6.99.

Ruby and Mai are camping out in the backyard. As the night draws in, all sorts of scary characters head towards their tent. Luckily, Ruby has some magical objects in her backpack, but will they be enough to keep the girls safe? Ages 3-7. Paperback $7.99.

Climb to the top of Lonesome Mountain to meet a very special boy named Rink — every full moon, he grows flowers all over his body. This heartwarming story celebrates difference and friendship, as Rink meets a girl with her own secret, and they discover ways to help each other. Ages 4-10. Hardcover $16.99.

Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. Children will love learning about the vital role of bees in the ecosystem, and will be delighted to find a delicious muffin recipe on the final page! Ages 5-9. Paperback $8.99.

Meet Herb, a dragon who knows how to stay true to his values even in the stickiest of situations. When he is captured by the castle’s knights in armor, vegetarian Herb is faced with a difficult decision: will he eat meat in order to save his own life? Ages 4-10. Paperback $7.99.

In addition, check out these card decks, which offer some fun, educational, family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities.

Get outside and grow with some child-friendly fun with gardening! Kids’ Garden includes forty activities and games and an eight-page booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety. These step-by-step instructions are enhanced by colorful collage artwork on each double-sided card and they create a fun and easy way for budding green-thumbs to plant, investigate, learn and experiment. Ages 8 & up. Card Deck $14.99.

Try out each of the fifty poses and games in this interactive deck to feel connected to the Earth’s elements. Written by Yoga Ed., each of the cards is in line with one of the planet’s natural elements: air, earth, fire, water and space. All ages. Card Deck $14.99.

Stretch your way to a fun and healthy lifestyle with each of the fifty yoga poses in this colorful deck. Written by Yoga Ed., these cards include forward bends, back bends, partner poses, and balance poses. All ages. Card Deck $14.99.

For more information about any of these titles, or for gift suggestions for a particular age child, please email me at


Shop For Your Little Valentine!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to shop Barefoot Books

Forget the candy!  Show some love to your little bookworm with the gift of a book.  Nothing beats a storytime with your little one curled up on your lap, and Valentine’s Day provides a special opportunity to do just that.  Here are our Valentine’s Day book recommendations from Barefoot Books.

Imagine yourself in a variety of situations along with the boy and girl in this simple rhyming text. As they play an imaginary game of opposites and contrasts, the children explore valleys and hills, light and dark, and hot and cold, but find that in the end, it's best when "You're you, and I'm me." Ages 1-4. LARGE BOARD BOOK $11.99.

Cherish the special bond between parent and child with this beautiful, anonymously written poem. Through the exchanges between a little girl and her adoptive parent, this poignant selection celebrates love and family. For all ages. HARDCOVER $16.99.

Awake with Sleeping Beauty in the faraway land of fairy tales. The twelve classic stories in this exquisite book are teeming with magic, wonder, action and drama, as new life is breathed into some of the world's favorite tales. Ages 5-11. HARDCOVER $23.99.

In this multicultural version of the traditional song, children from cultures all over the world clap their hands, stomp their feet, pat their heads, and much more.Book with enhanced CD edition includes an animated video with audio singalong sung by Susan Reed! Ages 3-7. PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD $9.99.

Share a traditional tale and provide a stepping stone into the land of art and story. The seven folk tales in this colorful collection are well known and well loved, and each imparts an important lesson using humor, action, adventure and classic characters. Ages 3-7. PAPERBACK WITH STORY CD $15.99.

Climb to the top of Lonesome Mountain to meet a very special boy named Rink — every full moon, he grows flowers all over his body. This heartwarming story celebrates difference and friendship, as Rink meets a girl with her own secret, and they discover ways to help each other. Ages 4-10. HARDCOVER $16.99.

Orders can be placed simply by clicking on the book images above. Be sure to check out the great titles in the Winter Sale too!  Sale prices are valid through February 15th

As a special offer to our readers, receive 20% off your order (no minimum purchase required).  Simply email to request your coupon code.

Black Monday
11.21.11, 9:07 AM
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Forget Black Friday.  Today is “Black Monday” at Marshmallow Mondays!

Shop with us today at Barefoot Books and save a bundle on Christmas gifts for all the little bookworms in your life.  Choose from books with singalong CD’s or story CD’s, puppets, games, chapter books, board books, and lots more.  Here are a few of our personal suggestions:

Zig Zag Zebra – Ages 3-7.  Filled with 22 artsy activities for the creative kid.

  • One Moose, Twenty Mice Ages 1-4.  Teaches counting from 1-20 while searching for the cat in this fun hide-and-seek board book.

Yoga Pretzels – All ages.  50 fun activities for kids and grown-ups.

The Snow QueenAges 8 & up.  An exquisitely illustrated retelling of the classic story by Hans Christian Anderson.

The Tear Thief Ages 4-9.  Follow the Tear Thief as she collects children’s tears every evening and find out what she does with all those tears.

Babies First Journal Babies to 2 years.  A cloth bound journal with special sections for all of your babies “firsts.”

We are always happy to provide gift suggestions for a particular child, so please feel free to email if you’re in need of ideas.

Now for the “saving a bundle” part…

Anyone who reads this post will receive 20% off your entire order (including sale items).  Just email and let her know you’d like the “Black Monday Special.” If you’re one of the first three people to ask for the “Black Monday Special,” you’ll receive 30% off AND Free Shipping.

Monster Stories

New from Barefoot Books It’s the Monster Stories series. 

For children who are first embarking on independent reading, the four titles in this series will entice them with colorful folktales from four different cultures. Books are numbered one through four, which will encourage children to move on to the next book and collect the series.  Ideal for ages 6-11.

This Italian tale tells how Pírolo, the King’s youngest gardener, sets out on an impossible quest which frightens even the bravest of the King’s knights. Can he steal a magic feather from the back of the terrifying feathered ogre who eats tasty boys and girls for his supper?

Mischievous Ntombi, the Chief’s daughter, isn’t at all afraid of the fearsome Ilunge River. But when she goes to swim there, she enrages the Mother of Monsters, with her gigantic head, bulging eyes and thick, slimy scales, causing more trouble than she could ever imagine!

Ramay lives with his mother in the high mountains of the Himalayas. He is lazy and never helps at home; he would rather spend his days dreaming. His Mum is at her wit’s end. One day, she tells Ramay to go away and he is not to come back until he has mended his ways. What will become of Ramay as he sets out, and whom will he encounter along the way?

Discover what happens when a brave woman and her husband are kind to a savage and terrible Chenoo. Instead of letting themselves be scared of this man-eating monster, they feed him caribou meat, provide him with clothes and make him snug and warm in their teepee. Can they melt his frozen heart?

Perfect holiday gifts!  Only $7.99 each.  Order two or more and receive a 15% discount.  Just email for your coupon code.

Buy A Book For Avala
08.22.11, 8:12 AM
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Today’s post is in honor of one very sick little girl.  Her name is Avala, and she’s only 3 years old.  Perhaps you’ve heard about her story, but in case you haven’t, I feel it’s important to tell all of you about her. 

Avala visited Cowan’s Gap State Park with her family this summer.  She was swimming, went under the water with her mouth open and swallowed some water.  Shortly after that, Avala became very ill and ended up in the hospital.  She has been diagnosed with HUS (Hemolytic-uremic syndrome ), which affects your red blood cell count and causes renal/ kidney failure.  She is being treated at Hershey Medical Center, where she’s been given blood transfusions and placed on dyalisis.  She has suffered from numerous seizures, weight loss, an enlarged heart and  just this past weekend had half of her left colon removed.  She now has a colostomy bag and is at risk for more infections. 

I’ve been following Avala’s story on Facebook after hearing about her story through a mom’s group.  Every time I read her mother’s updates, it brings me to tears just knowing that her little girl is suffering and she can’t make it better.  I can’t begin to imagine the pain either of them are experiencing. 

So today, I ask all of you to pray for Avala.  Pray for her recovery.  Pray for the doctors.  Pray for Avala’s parents.  Pray that this precious little girl is healed.

In addition, I’ve set up an online fundraiser through Barefoot Books to help Avala and her family.  Please consider purchasing a book in honor of Avala.  I will be donating ALL of my commission to Avala, and for every purchase made, I will donate one book to this sweet baby girl in hopes that it brings her some sunshine as she recovers from this awful illness. 

To make a purchase, simply click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you’ll see “Fundraiser For Avala,” click on “Support This Event,” and make a purchase.  All orders will be recorded through her fundraiser link so that I can then make a donation to Avala.

Last Chance
08.15.11, 8:56 AM
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REMINDER!  Today is the last day for the Barefoot Books Summer Annual Sale, where you can save over 50 percent on some bestselling titles.  Now is a great time to stock up for Christmas for all those little bookworms in your life.

Here are just a few titles featured in the sale:

Paperback w/ Singalong CD $4.49 (was $9.99)

Large Board Book $9.99 (was $14.99)

Board Book $3.99 (was $6.99)

Hardcover w/ Singalong CD $8.99 (was $16.99)

Paperback w/ Story CD $8.99 (was $16.99)

In addition to these great prices, you’ll save even more by taking advantage of my summer specials:

  • Place an order of $20 or more, receive a 10% discount. 
  • Place an order of $30 or more, receive a 15% discount. 
  • Place an order of $40 or more, receive a 20% discount.

If you’d like to place an order, just click on any of the book images above.  OR, to take advantage of my special discount offers, just email your order to  Don’t forget – this sale is only valid through today, so shop now!

Summer SALE!
07.18.11, 8:05 AM
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It’s the annual summer sale at Barefoot Books.  Save over 50% on some great titles!  Here are just a few books that are included in the sale:

To see the entire selection of titles that are on sale, just click here.  You’ll find books for babies up to 11 years of age.  

In addition to these great prices, here are my summer specials:

  • Place an order of $20 or more, receive a 10% discount. 
  • Place an order of $30 or more, receive a 15% discount. 
  • Place an order of $40 or more, receive a 20% discount.

Orders can be emailed to Sale prices are valid through August 15th.

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