Barefoot Books: Honors and Awards

Three Titles Recognized for Stimulating the Imagination and Promoting Positive Change

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot Books, the independent children's publisher, today announced that it has received gold medals from the Nautilus Book Awards and the IPPY Awards for outstanding children's books and activities. Gold Nautilus Book Awards were given to two Barefoot titles: Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yue & Clare Farrow, and illustrated by Helen Cann; and The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, by Dawn Casey, and illustrated by Anne Wilson. A gold IPPY Award was given to Kids' Garden: 40 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Games by Whitney Cohen, Life Lab Science Program, and illustrated by Roberta Arenson. The awards were announced at the BookExpo America trade show and conference last week in New York City.
The Nautilus Book Awards recognize titles that promote conscious living and positive social change, offering readers new possibilities for a better life and a better world. Earth Tales, honored for best children's picture book, helps children learn about the earth through engaging folk tales and related crafts from different cultures, including India and Nigeria. Little Leap Forward, which won in the Fiction Teen category, is a story of the author's childhood in Beijing that brings the Cultural Revolution alive in a way that is unforgettable for young readers.
The IPPY Awards, presented by IndependentPublisher.com, attracted nearly 900 entries this year. The Kids' Garden activity deck was selected to win in the Children's Interactive Category. The 40 laminated activity cards with colorful collage artwork provide easy and fun follow-along activities for gardening projects such as planting a pizza garden, collecting seeds in socks, and creating paper pots. The activities provide a great way for budding green-thumbed gardeners to plant, investigate, learn and experiment.
"We are excited and honored to have received these gold medal awards for three of our titles that teach children about the world through engaging stories and activities," said Barefoot Books Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Tessa Strickland. "We started Barefoot Books nearly twenty years ago to offer children books that would feed the imagination while instilling a respect for diversity and a love of the planet. We are so pleased to be recognized as a publisher that is providing timeless stories, captivating art and earth-friendly activities for our young audience."
More information about the awards can be found at:
http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/2010_GOLD_AWARD_WINNERS.html
http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1362
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/barefoot-books-honored-with-awards-for-best-childrens-books-and-activities-95316679.html
About Barefoot Books
Barefoot Books is an independent publisher, with offices in Cambridge, USA and Bath, UK, that specializes in carefully crafted books, gifts and digital content that help children on their journey to becoming happy, engaged members of the global community. Since 1992, Barefoot Books has published more than 400 titles that use timeless stories and captivating illustrations to tap into the wisdom of many cultures, while never forgetting that childhood is a time for fun. Barefoot Books are available online, through booksellers, its retail stores in Concord, Massachusetts and FAO Schwarz in New York City, and its community of Ambassadors. For more information, including free digital content for families, visit:
http://ladyd.barefootbooks.com
 

Kids' Garden

40 fun outdoor activities and games

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 and up
Written By: Whitney Cohen
Illustrated By: Roberta Arenson
$19.99 


Little Leap Forward

A Boy In Beijing

Experience this coming-of-age tale that brings to life the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will not sing in confinement. The first in Barefoot Books' Young Fiction line, this story also includes beautiful full-color illustrations.
Ages 8 and up
Written By: Guo Yue, Clare Farrow
Illustrated By: Helen Cann
$16.99


The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

Learn how different cultures around the world set out to live in harmony with the natural world. The seven folk tales are each followed by a hands-on activity that promotes green living and reinforces the eco-messages of the stories.
Ages 5 to 11 years
Compiled By: Dawn Casey
Illustrated By: Anne Wilson
 $19.99 


These quality children's books and deck cards can be purchased online at:
http://ladyd.barefootbooks.com
 Congratulations Barefoot Books with gold medals from Nautilus Book Awards and Ippy Awards!
~ LadyD
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