Take a “Barefoot” walk through Earth Tales (giveaway)!

(NOTE:  This giveaway is now closed for entries.)

Since the day our kids were born we’ve always read to them, even before they were old enough to hold a book (sometimes I read “Parents” magazine aloud while I nursed them!) and as a result, nightly stories have become a regular part of our lives.

Now we’ve progressed to where our daughter is able to read to us (and boy, is that amazing… and sometimes alarming when our kids’ show switches off, the “On Demand” screen is promoting “grown-up shows” and our daughter screambarefoot-logos “Mom!  What’s ‘Sex & The City’?”… oh yikes!).

Despite a new reader in our house, we still snuggle up and read to them and as they grow and become more aware of what the stories actually mean, I’ve really tried to buy books with a message.  One outstanding publisher I recently discovered is Barefoot Books – their vision is to “celebrate the world’s diversity, encourage children’s independent spirits and build enthusiasm for reading, creativity and discovery!”… just what we’re looking for!

The latest, greatest selection to hit our bookshelf is The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales.  It’s a compilation of some of the sweetest earth stories from different cultures around the world and how they live in harmony with nature.  They even include kid-friendly eco-tips and activities following each story.earth-tales

Any day is a great day for fantastic stories like these, but in celebration of our upcoming Earth Day I have a copy I would love to give away to a reader! Just leave a comment and let me know if you have a favorite Barefoot Book; but if you’re a newbie, that’s okay too… let me help you get started!  You can also send a Twitter message that includes a reply to @momgoesgreen and a link to this blog or write about this giveaway and link back. It’s a perfect book for your kids or a gift for the little eco-minded one in your life! (My kids really LOVE it!) The winner will be randomly selected one week from today’s post (and again, US entries only, please… sorry!).

In addition, the fine folks at Barefoot Books are offering a 10% discount now until April 30, 2009.  Just use code: SCETALES at checkout.  Plus, for every Earth Tales book you purchase, Eco-Libris will plant a tree in your honor in celebration of Earth Day.

So kick off your shoes, enter to win, buy a copy and take a Barefoot walk through Earth Tales!

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17 thoughts on “Take a “Barefoot” walk through Earth Tales (giveaway)!

  1. Hiya Doreen! I love Barefoot Books. My friend told me about them knowing that I am an earthy Mum. Our favourite is “Catch that Goat!”. My husband was born in Nigeria so he always gets a kick out of reading it to Fiona. Hope you are well! Cheers, Kimberly

  2. Thanks for introducing me to Barefoot Books. I will share this resource with child care providers. It’s wonderful to hear that you have been reading with your children since birth. Reading…a lifelong gift!

  3. I’ve never heard of Barefoot Books, but they sound wonderful! I’d love to win a copy. My daughter and I love reading together. Thank you!

  4. I would love a copy of The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales. Reading is a very important part of my and my children’s day. I have not experienced these particular books yet but am always looking for new material to share with my 6 and 3 year old children. My six year old just started girl scouts this year and is learning about recycling and other ways of helping the Earth. I would love to use this book as a way to further her education in this subject. Thanks for considering me and my kids!

  5. We love Animal Boogie – would love to try the Earth Tales. Thanks for the great give-away.

  6. I haven’t heard of Barefoot Books yet, but I would love to receive a copy! I am always looking for ways to teach my children to be greener!!!

  7. Creepy Crawly Calypso (not sure if spelled right). I am a Barefoot Books fan–kids library is filled with them . Like yourself we’ve read to them since birth and it’s part of our nightly routine. I’ve actually threaten ‘NO STORY’ of they don’t stay focused on settling down for bed at night (which is hard to do) and they scream NOOOO, “we want a story. we’ll brush our teeth”. It does pay to read, our kids are reading above their level and my daughter even writes her own stories. Needless to say we’d love to have the Earth Tales. Thanks for such a wonderful contest.

  8. I’m new to Barefoot Books, but Bear on a Bike looks like a very sweet book, for starters. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I have not heard of barefoot books but I am always looking for new titles for my kids (4 and 2). Plus I will forward this post to my sister and mother-in-law. They are both early childhood reading specialists.

  10. This is my first introduction to Barefoot Books as well, but as I have three young guys, all who enjoy reading and the outdoors, it sounds like this would be a great read!

  11. We haven’t read any of the barefoot books before, but I seen reviews of this book on a couple of blogs and know my boys would love it.


  12. I would love to win this book for my grandchildren! Thank you!
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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