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Barefoot Books Review and Giveaway

Barefoot Books are a lovely children’s book company with a large range of beautifully illustrated titles for all ages.  The books are of a high quality both in the finish of the book and the detail inside.  They also have a large range of books with an included story CD, perfect for children to listen to independently or for long car journeys.  We received a couple of books to try out and they didn’t disappoint – see what we thought below.

Port side pirates barefoot booksPort Side Pirates is a delightful singalong adventure that both my children throughly enjoyed.  Pirates seem to be a popular theme for them and 5yr old Miss M had actually sung a couple of verses of this song with slightly different words in her pirate school assembly a few months back.  She was keen to lead the way with the words and 3yr old Mister B eagerly joined in.  The book has brightly coloured illustrations that we all enjoyed but the jolly nature of the song is what got us all up singing along, the children dancing and left us feeling high spirited.  A great little book with a CD that’s perfect in the car for singalongs – I think I’ll be hearing this one many times over – both my children love singing along and adding in their own pirate expressions between verses!!  “Shiver me timbers, me hearties”

the twelve dancing princesses barefoot booksThe Twelve Dancing Princesses is a high quality hardback book by Xanthe Gresham, with the most elegant, exquisite illustrations I have seen.  Illustrated by Miss Clara, this really is a book to treasure and should last a young girl many years of enjoyment.  Being quite a lengthy book, I read this to Miss M although she did enjoy sitting trying to read the pages herself.  The story follows the mystery of twelve princesses who go dancing each night through a secret passage under the castle.  Princes are invited to discover where they are disappearing to in order to win their hand in marriage and eventually one does.  A lovely story with a magical feel to it, we’ve really enjoyed reading this.  Miss M loves the secret staircase and the enchanted woods the princesses pass through each night.  Definitely a book to enjoy again and again that would suit girls of many ages and also includes a story CD, perfect for Miss M to listen to in her room.


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  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    The Story Tree!

  2. Mummy of Two says:

    How loud is a lion

  3. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    The Snow Queen

  4. Herb the Vegetarian Dragon. Love Barefoot Books, we have Portside Pirates – it’s a firm favourite here
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    Bear’s Busy Family

  6. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    Elusive Moose

  7. Herb – the vegetarian dragon 😀

  8. rachel vallans says:

    How load is a lion 😉 little one loves lions and tigers he roars when he says one 🙂 x

  9. clair downham says:

    mother and daughter tales

  10. bear busy family

  11. John Taggart says:

    Barefoot Books World Atlas

  12. sarah rees says:

    bears busy family

  13. Claire D says:

    The Snow Queen

  14. Glenn Marvell-James says:

    Little Red Riding Hood

  15. Lisa Smith says:

    Jack and the Beanstalk

  16. Kathy Cakebread says:

    the snow queen

  17. Kay panayi says:

    The story tree

  18. Samantha J says:

    The story tree

  19. Spencer Broadley says:

    The World Atlas

  20. Michelle Ferguson says:

    The Snow Queen

  21. Keri Jones says:

    I would like Elusive Moose 🙂

  22. Bear At Work
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  23. A Farmer’s Life for Me for my farm mad boy

  24. Lynn Heath says:

    The gigantic turnip!

  25. Zoe Roxby says:

    How loud is a Lion

  26. Fairy tale carriage puzzle

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  27. Tina Holmes says:

    Busy bears family

  28. kim neville says:

    How loud is a lion

  29. Katie Procter says:

    Would love to win the “Where’s the Cat?” Board book for my son as he is obsessed with cats!

  30. Caroline Blaza says:

    The Snow Queen

  31. We like Elusive Moose 🙂

  32. Joanna Moon says:

    The parrot tico tango or we all go travelling by love these books use them a lot at the special needs school I work at x

  33. claire woods says:

    The Barefoot Book of Knights

  34. emma falvi says:

    The Twelve Dancing Princesses

  35. Nicola Hinchliffe says:

    I’d love to win Elusive Moose

  36. nat eveleigh says:

    Bears Busy Family 🙂

  37. Sharon M says:

    The Farmyard Jamboree

  38. gemma clark says:

    stories for mother and daughter

  39. kristy smith says:

    how loud is a lion

  40. Julie Ward says:

    Anything to do with pirates

  41. Emma Thackery says:

    How loud is a lion

  42. Vicki G says:

    The Snow Queen

  43. Caroline H says:

    Cleo in the Snow

  44. Karen K says:

    Who’s in the Farmyard?

  45. Sarahann Tonner says:

    The Snow Queen x

  46. Barefoot Books World Atlas

  47. Rachel Craig says:

    Who’s in the Farm Yard

  48. ashleigh says:

    The Gigantic Turnip

  49. Simon C says:

    Welcome, Baby! Gift Set for me

  50. anthony harrington says:

    Cleo and Caspar

  51. Janice Mackin says:

    Bear’s Birthday

  52. Gina M says:

    Either ‘I Took the Moon for a Walk’ or
    ‘Barefoot Books World Atlas’ so many great books to choose from

  53. lana leman says:

    The Snow Queen

  54. julie baxter says:

    The Real Princess 🙂

  55. lucy rose says:

    Portside Pirates The little boys love a sing along.

  56. says:

    The Twelve Dancing Princesses

  57. Anna Emslie says:

    I’d love to win “I took the Moon for a Walk” for my son who is due in 2 weeks 🙂

  58. Kathryn Tatters says:

    The Snow Queen

  59. Herb the Vegetarian Dragon looks great!

  60. zoe matthewman says:

    My son would love Port Side Pirates becauses hes pirate mad

  61. Tammy Tudor says:

    Winter shadow

  62. katie skeoch says:

    Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

  63. Gary Topley says:

    Barefoot Books World Atlas so I can teach my daughter about the different places in the world and show her where they are.

  64. Patricia Avery says:

    Port Side Pirates would be great for my pirate mad grandson 🙂

  65. michele omalley says:

    The Snow Queen

  66. Erica field says:

    Port side pirates x

  67. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

  68. Phyllis Ellett says:

    Cara and the Wizard if lucky

  69. Pam Gregory says:

    The Great Outdoors Gift Set

  70. angela muir says:

    The Twelve dancing princesses

  71. Sue Carter says:

    The Adventures of Odysseus

  72. sarah stevens says:

    Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo?

  73. Louise (perry) fairweather says:

    the world atlas

  74. Lolas Fandango

  75. Angela Morgan says:

    The Snow Queen

  76. Rachel Gilbey says:

    The Parrot Tico Tango looks like a fun book

  77. NICOLA TERRY says:

    The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales

  78. Joanna Sawka says:

    Little Red Riding Hood

  79. Karen R says:

    We’d love Animal stories 🙂

  80. Jill Fairbank says:

    A farmers life for me

  81. claire mcdermott says:

    Who’s in the farm yard

  82. Mark Palmer says:

    Elusive moose

  83. Maria Messruther says:

    I think we all would love A hole in the bottom of the sea about the shark that chases an animal that chases another sounds like a lot of fun and comes with a cd.
    A hole in the bottom of the sea

  84. C Parkin says:

    Fast and slow

  85. Lydia G says:

    I like the look of the The Shape Song Swingalong

  86. Amanda Norwood says:

    A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

  87. Lindsey Jones says:

    I Could Be, You Could Be

  88. Susan Freeman says:

    Robin Hood

  89. Mickie Bull says:

    Barefoot Books World Atlas

  90. Deborah Bird says:

    I took the moon for a walk x

  91. Kel Ellen Hirst says:

    The Twelve Dancing princesses

  92. Kirsten Barthy says:

    Welcome, Baby! Gift set

  93. lowri earith says:

    I Could Be, You Could Be

  94. The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales 🙂

  95. Colin Gault says:

    The Twelve Dancing Princesses

  96. Katie Walker says:

    I like the sound of elusive moose

  97. Champaklal Lad says:

    Barefoot Books World Atlas

  98. claire little says:

    The Mother of Monsters

  99. Clifford Sherwood says:

    The Snow Queen

  100. Sarah Parker says:

    Lola’s Fandango

  101. Jackie ONeill says:

    The Snow Queen

  102. Hannah ONeill says:

    The Snow Queen

  103. Jacqueline Roberts says:

    The barefoot book of classic poems

  104. Becky Shorting says:

    this one looks just lovely!

  105. Becky Shorting says:

    this one looks just lovely! I took the walk to the moon

  106. Karen Whittaker says:

    The Raiders

  107. Karen wright says:

    Driving my tractor

  108. Olivia Cumberbatch says:

    Yoga Pretzels

  109. Maria Jane Knight says:

    I would buy A hole in the bottom of the sea

  110. olivia kirby says:

    Elusive Moose

  111. Anthea Holloway says:

    I would love Stories for Mother and Daughter

  112. says:

    How loud is a lion

  113. Katie Walden Hall says:

    The snow queen

  114. Jack and the beanstalk 🙂

  115. cathyj says:

    the snow queen

  116. Janine Atkin says:

    Arthur of Albion

  117. ELAINE JENNINGS says:


  118. Nicola Holland says:


  119. karen Howden says:

    Port Side Pirates please

  120. lisa tebbutt says:

    the snow queen

  121. walking through the Jungle is a fav in this house, the book would be brilliant and soo colourful.
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  122. Sophie Sheppard says:

    Port Side Pirates x

  123. Sammie Hodges says:

    I took the moon for a walk looks like a lovely story. Would love it for my two.

  124. Wendy Guy says:

    Port Side Pirates would be lovely

  125. becca staples says:

    Would love the “How big is a pig” book x

  126. says:

    Come here Cleo – my son would love to read this 🙂 he loves cats. x

  127. Belinda says:

    ananamial and the wishing tree

  128. Sarah Pybus says:

    The Barefoot Book of Knights

  129. Jade Walsh says:

    The Snow Queen 🙂


    Shape Song Swingalong looks fun

  131. Marcin Pietruch says:

    The Barefoot Book of Pirates

  132. sharon Williams says:

    The animal boogie

  133. Katie Gould says:

    The story tree

  134. Emily’s tiger

  135. Stacy Fenemore says:

    The Animal Boogie

  136. Andrea AK says:

    My daughter loved the BBC Drama adaptation series of Merlin so she would love the Arthur of Albion book.

  137. Susan Pringle says:

    Baby’s First Journal

  138. sarah cheshire says:

    stories for mother and daughter would love reading it to my girls

  139. sarah Rayment says:

    Kokeshi Folding Paper Toys

  140. debbie abbott says:

    Any, they all look great! x

  141. Pamela says:

    Bear’s Busy Family

  142. Who’s in the Farmyard?

  143. Nichola Tucker says:

    The Twelve Dancing Princesses – a firm favourite with my girls.

  144. Laura Pritchard says:

    A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

  145. SARAH SEABURY says:

    The Snow Queen

  146. vandervaulk says:

    The Real Princess

  147. Zoe Coen says:

    Cara and the Wizard

  148. Samantha R says:

    how loud is a lion?

  149. Sally Poole says:

    Baby’s First Journal

  150. olga carpenter says:

    the snow queen

  151. Helen Garner says:

    Barefoot Books World Atlas

  152. Sarah Thornton says:

    Snow queen.

  153. Jess Whinton says:

    I would like to win ‘Shopping with Dad’ as it looks like the sort of mischief my little girl and partner get up to!

  154. Caroline S says:

    Wow, lots to choose from but I like the look of The Faery’s Gift.

  155. says:

    Three billy goats gruff

    My daughter loves the story but we don’t seem to have any books of it (I think she saw it on cbeebies!)

  156. Lucy Mayer says:

    The Story Tree

  157. Denielle Nicol says:

    Herb the Vegetarian Dragon

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