Discover Rich Traditions of Irish Storytelling

Barefoot Books is having a sale celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Sale prices on books go in effect from March 1st - March 31, 2011. Take a look at these best selling stories from Emerald Isle filled with myths, legends and folk tales.






Tales from Old Ireland
Celebrate the wonder of Ireland with the seven enchanting stories in this captivating collection. The rich traditions of Irish storytelling are honored with larger-than-life characters, myths and legends around every bend, and plenty of magic.  

Hardcover with Two Story CDs $21.99
Paperback with Two Story CDs $16.99

"Traditional tales, such as 'The Twelve Wild Geese' (which parallels the structure of the Brothers Grimm's 'The Six Swans') and a Cinderella retelling, 'Fair, Brown and Trembling,' share space with some highly original individuals and all retain a lyrical turn of phrase"
- Publishers Weekly

  • A bestseller with over 40,000 copies sold to date.   
  • Anthology features seven folk tales filled with Irish history, culture and tradition.
  • Great to read-aloud with all ages; perfect for older readers 8 and up.
  • Available with two story CDs narrated by Grammy-nominated Irish born folk singer, Maura O'Connell.
  • Pairs Irish author Malachy Doyle with fellow Irish artist, Niamh Sharkey, who also illustrated bestsellers The Gigantic Turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award.
  • Includes pronunciation key for proper names as well as a list of sources for each tale.



Tales from Celtic Lands
Venture to the magical lands of the Celtic peoples, where the spirits of the mountains, streams, seas and trees are all alive. The songs, blessing and folk tales in this collection are accompanied by notes on each story and a Celtic pronunciation guide.

Hardcover with Two Story CDs $21.99
Sale $16.99  
   

"The six tales included here are rich in mythic meaning and written in a lively style that begs to be told or read aloud"
- School Library Journal

  • Includes two story CDs narrated by Irish actress Niamh Cusack.
  • Anthology features six traditional stories, along with single-page blessings and songs of the Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.
  • Features watercolor folk illustrations as well as Celtic-inspired border throughout the collection.
  • Includes notes on the origins on each story as well as a pronunciation key to help with tongue-twisting Celtic names.
  • From the author and artist partnership that created our bestselling The Barefoot Book of Princesses
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Books About Pigs

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 I just finished reading a cute picture book, If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff. It's a short, easy to read story. Great for toddlers and young kids. I laughed out loud... great book!

"If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles..."



Product Details

  • Reading level: Baby-Preschool
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 4, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064436632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064436632
Well, Barefoot books offers a paperback book, "How Big Is A Pig?" Also, in Spanish,  "Cerdota Grandota" for $6.99 board book/paperback. This is a sweet little book about opposites with beautiful farmyard animal illustrations by Clare Beaton. There's a pig on every page so it's an excellent seek and find book.



Cerdota grandota

How Big is a Pig?

Follow an inquisitive pig as he asks all kinds of barnyard animals a barrage of questions. The rhyming, question-and-answer text presents opposites and animals in a colorful farmyard setting. (Spanish language edition)
Ages 1 to 4 years
Illustrated By: Clare Beaton

Whatever the book format, board book, paperback or picture book, young children will enjoy reading about a pig.  Visit My Marketplace

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Children's French Bilingual Books and Fancy Nancy

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Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris by Jane O'Connor is an I Can Read! book. Level is simple sentences for eager new readers.

 "Paris, France, is the fanciest city in the world. When Ms. Glass tells the class that the new student is from Paris, Nancy cannot believe her luck. Nancy brushes up on her fanciest French words. She is ready to make a new ami. (In French that means friend.) But Robert would rather talk about horses than the Eiffel Tower. Robert may not be as fancy as Nancy, but that doesn't mean they can't have fun!"

What I love about the author's children's book series, is that in the back of each book you will find, Fancy Nancy's Fancy Words.
 In this particular book, kids will learn the meaning of French words, such as Belle and Bonjour. Plus, young children will discover big words, like gorgeous and perplexed. It's a fun book and I'm a fan of Fancy Nancy.

Barefoot Books has published several books in French, too.

Paperback $6.99

Paperback $6.99
Paperback $6.99

Paperback $6.99

Bear about Town/L’Ours dans la ville

From Monday to Sunday, Bear is busy round and about town: buying bread, running errands, going to the gym and meeting his friends. This bilingual edition includes vocabulary words in French and English and is perfect for classroom or home learning.
Ages 2 to 6 years
Written By: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter

Bear in Sunshine/L'ours au soleil

Take your first steps to speaking French with Bear! This bilingual edition teaches first French words for weather, phrases about different pastimes, simple sentence structure and key vocabulary. The story is supplemented by an easy vocabulary list at the end.
Ages 2 to 6 years
Written By: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter

Bear in a Square/L'ours dans un carré

Take your first steps to speaking French with Bear! This bilingual edition teaches first French words for shapes, how to count in French, simple sentence structure and key vocabulary. The story is supplemented by an easy vocabulary list at the end.
Ages 2 to 6 years
Written By: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter

Bear at Home/L’ Ours √† la maison

Come along with Bear and learn about the different rooms of his house. Rhyme and repetition builds vocabulary and a full spread “blueprint” of Bear's house reinforces the learning layers. This bilingual edition includes vocabulary words in French and English and is perfect for classroom or home learning.
Ages 2 to 6 years
Written By: Debbie Harter, Stella Blackstone

For more information regarding these books and other Barefoot Books, stop by and browse!
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 What a fun way to learn. So, keep reading!


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