In 1992, two young mothers in England got together and founded Barefoot Books. Their goal was to "Share Stories, Connect Families, and Inspire Children" by publishing children's books that encourage compassion, discovery, and global awareness. And now, 25 years later, Barefoot Books has put over 20 million books into the hands of children, shaping an entire generation.
Our award-winning books are diverse, inclusive, and promote social-emotional intelligence. By showing children illustrations of themselves, their families, and their life situations, the children feel validated. And by showing other children, other families, and other situations, children learn that "every child has a story" and develop empathy. Our books our beautifully illustrated and not at all preachy, and children will read them (or request them to be read aloud) over and over. And our cooperative games come with free lifetime replacements for lost pieces!
Barefoot Books is extremely devoted to sustainability. We use vegetable-based ink and paper that is responsibly sourced (and frequently made from recycled materials), and we've planted trees across the globe. We, and all of our business partners, are committed to the ICTI CARE Standard, which embraces global, ethical standards of fair labor practices and employee health and safety.