Archives for October 11, 2013

Barefoot Books {giveaway}

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Today I am pleased to bring you a giveaway from a sweet mama named Veronika who introduced my family to Barefoot Books a few months ago.  I have to say that I am impressed with the thoughtful nature of each of the Barefoot titles that we have read, our favorites being “Mama Panya’s Pancakes,” “Listen, Listen,” and “The Girl with the Brave Heart.”  Veronika is sharing a bit about herself and Barefoot Books today:

“My name is Veronika Riches and I am an independent ambassador for children’s book publisher, Barefoot Books. Barefoot Books is an award-winning publishing company committed to nurturing a love of reading in a way that encourages children to explore their creativity, and discover the diversity of the world’s many cultures and traditions.  Barefoot Books offers many children’s books inspired by stories about people and the natural world around them.  A world-wide community of writers, artists, storytellers, musicians, and others are committed to providing timeless stories and captivating art that can help children become happy, engaged members of a global society.  The full selection of products can be found here. The publisher’s core values are listed here.”

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“I first became involved with Barefoot Books in 2009 because of my daughter’s love of books and my desire to stay at home with her while she is growing up.  I am now very excited to share my love for beautiful books with my daughter and her younger sister.  I love that Barefoot Books offer what I think is essential in life – enthusiasm for reading, creativity and discovery.

My own love for books and reading developed very early on in my life and I remember reading under the covers with a flashlight as a child.  When I was old enough to have a job I sometimes dreamed about being a librarian or working at a bookstore.  It never happened – until now. Now I own my own bookstore!”

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“Becoming a Barefoot Books Ambassador is one of the best experiences of my life so far.  I am pleased with the way my business is growing and and have great plans for the future.  I have gained a wealth of experience in working year around at events of all kinds from small home parties and community fairs to large scale education conferences and marketing shows.  I also sell from my home.

Being a Barefoot Books Ambassador is very rewarding. The support to build your business is always there – from the moment you sign up to whatever level you want to take it to.  I offer help and support to my growing team of ambassadors in building a business in a way that suits personal circumstances, skills and abilities.  I look forward to welcoming new additions to my team. If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador and looking support in getting started, please contact me any time.

I am enjoying my time of living Barefoot with my little girls and love bringing Barefoot Books to other families.  I discovered Ginny’s blog through Ravelry when I was browsing the gallery of the Milo pattern, a popular toddler vest.  As a new knitter who loves to wrap her own children in cozy wool, I love Ginny’s creations and feel inspired by what she knits for her family.

May your family’s life be also full of joy, laughter, art and beautiful stories for many years to come!”


Veronika is offering one Small Things reader a $25.00 gift card.  She is also offering a 20% discount on all purchases.  The discount code is FRIEND.  All orders over $60 receive free shipping.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  For a second chance to win:  visit the Barefoot Books site then come back here and leave another comment naming a Barefoot book that interests you.

Comments are closed and the winner is Meghan:  “My daughter is a book-a-holic. She would love these!”

Thanks, Veronika and Barefoot Books!

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