Barefoot Books was founded in 1992 by two young moms working from home with the dream of creating beautiful books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imaginations.
Our Core Values
We offer books that are an authentic alternative to the commercialization of childhood. We encourage parents to make time for make-believe, and to share stories from all over the world with their children, so that they can glimpse the simple truth that the human condition is universal.
We help children explore other cultures, our planet and themselves, while providing them with ways to follow their imaginations on extraordinary journeys, both internal and external.
We believe that books with beautiful art and meaningful stories respect the innate wisdom of children and have the power to nourish the creative spark in everyone.
We are committed to using story to create deep and lasting connections — whether it’s a child and parent connecting over a book, a child connecting to the universal wisdom of other cultures, or a broad networkof people connecting through shared values and the desire to help children become happy, engaged members of a global community.
We support organizations that share our goals of global understanding, empowering children through art and story, and protecting and preserving the earth for future generations.
Our Mission Statement
At Barefoot Books, we celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, focusing on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning and respect for the world’s diversity. The welfare of our children is dependent on the welfare of the planet, so we source paper from sustainably managed forests and constantly strive to reduce our environmental impact. Playful, beautiful and created to last a lifetime, our products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow.