Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books
Barefoot Books Logo.jpg
Status Active
Founded 1992
Founder Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland[1]
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location United States
Distribution self-distributed (North America)
Littlehampton Book Services (Europe)
Peribo (Australia)[2]
Fiction genres Children's literature
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Barefoot Books is a publisher of children's books based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.[3][4] Founded in England in 1992, Barefoot Books is an independent children’s publisher based in Cambridge, MA. In 2017, they were named by Forbes as one of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.[5]

Barefoot Books Studio in Concord, Massachusetts

The company began as a home business in 1992 and was founded in England by Nancy Traversy[4] and Tessa Strickland.[1] Today it operates out of its office from Cambridge. Barefoot Books are sold via several outlets, including through the company's "Barefoot Books Ambassador" program. Ambassadors are individuals who sell Barefoot Books products through home parties, community, and school events.

A number of books published by the company come with "watch and sing along" CDs. Notable voice performers who have recorded sing-alongs for Barefoot Books are Fred Penner and SteveSongs. Besides books, the company also sells story & music CDs, puzzles, puppets and other educational toys.


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