Bagging Books

world atlas

the animal boogie

the barefoot book of dance stories

paperback books with storytime cds

book bags for school fundraisers

I was wrapping up a book school fundraiser last May and forgot I had these photos. It's always exciting to see tons of books around your living room and then to dive into the work ahead of bagging up all the individual orders and delivering them to the school where the book fair was held. I originally signed up with Barefoot Books as an ambassador to be on my daughter's team, to help support her as a team leader. She is doing very well on the East Coast while I've pretty much retired from selling Barefoot Books. I enjoy reading children's books to my grandchildren, and I'm writing my own stories. I've enjoyed the journey, meeting sweet families at farmer's markets and going to public , private and Montessori schools. Thanks so much for your support through the years and remember, you can always order these beautiful books through my daughter at or through my Amazon links as an affiliate.

I'm a huge fan of author, Jane Yolen. Have you read any of her books and if so, do you have a favorite?
The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories (Barefoot Books)

The Animal Boogie is an awesome book, combined with a very catchy song, it's a huge winner with toddlers and pre-schoolers. If you have the time, you might be interested in the video on YouTube. Join in with the singalong.
The Animal Boogie

The World Atlas has been so popular in the schools, home school and family libraries. They also have the app for iPads that is awesome.

Barefoot Books World Atlas

While we were in full production with the book distribution, we paused our work for a delicious snack, our very own persimmons. The Fuji persimmons are crispy like an apple, while the other type are much larger in size and mushy inside when ripe like jelly. Yummy!


Photos for Blue MondayMellow Yellow Monday and Mandarin Orange Monday

Happy Blue Monday while eating and reading!


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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  1. There's something special about seeing, holding a book. Like you, I love books.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, D.

    1. I love cuddling w/ grandchildren and reading with them!

  2. Book fairs are a great school fundraiser and a terrific way to get some good books into little hands!

  3. My kids love going to book fairs.

    1. Indeed, I have met some great kids who love to read!

  4. I have twin granddaughters. They are still babies but I already started reading books to them. I had to smile when you said you enjoyed reading books to them because i enjoy it too.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

  5. Thank you, mom! :) I miss having you on my team! Everyone can save 25% today with code GIVETHANKS on my website! You did a fantastic job with your last book fair! What a successful event that was!

  6. Wonderful persimmons! They look so good.

  7. Lots of good reads right there!

    My BLUE
    As always, your comment makes me giddy!

  8. book fairs are great fundraisers--no guilt when buying books for kids.:p
    persimmons are rare here--they're imported, and expensive, too.

    My blues...

  9. I too enjoy reading to my grandson (he is 2 1/2) and have wondered too about writing a story. It is great that you actually do write them.
    The persimmons photograph is so colourful - and helped to by that gorgeous plate. i have a bowl a bit like it too...for my fruit. Lovely photo.
    Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)


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