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Barefoot Books Podcast

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Rank #179 in Kids & Family category

Education
Kids & Family
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Discover a weekly selection of award-winning children's stories and songs from Barefoot Books. We are an independent publisher specializing in carefully crafted books, gifts and digital content for children that combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow. These classic children’s stories, fairy tales, poems and songs tap into the wisdom of many cultures, while never forgetting that childhood is a time for fun.

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Discover a weekly selection of award-winning children's stories and songs from Barefoot Books. We are an independent publisher specializing in carefully crafted books, gifts and digital content for children that combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow. These classic children’s stories, fairy tales, poems and songs tap into the wisdom of many cultures, while never forgetting that childhood is a time for fun.

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126 Ratings
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By TheLTribe - Mar 05 2017
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You'r really fun to listen to.

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By dancecoach2012 - Jun 11 2013
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Please unblock this podcast! My daughter loves these stories

iTunes Ratings

126 Ratings
Average Ratings
96
12
9
4
5

cool!

By TheLTribe - Mar 05 2017
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You'r really fun to listen to.

Why is this blocked??

By dancecoach2012 - Jun 11 2013
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Please unblock this podcast! My daughter loves these stories
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Barefoot Books Podcast

Latest release on Mar 20, 2013

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Join the three billy goats gruff in a lively romp as they trip-trap over a rickety bridge, take on a hungry troll, and journey to where the grass is greener. The repetitive text in this simple story imparts the all-in-it-together message. Narrated by Ellen Verenieks. From the book and CD, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, written by Mary Finch, illustrated by Roberta Arenson.

May 12 2010

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Rank #2: Driving my Tractor

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Chug along with a happy farmer who has one cow, two donkeys, three pigs, four sheep and five chickens in the trailer hitched to his tractor. What will happen when that trailer hits a stone? Rhyme and repetition present colors and counting in this delightful singalong. Sung by SteveSongs. From the book Driving my Tractor, written by Jan Dobbins, illustrated by David Sim.

Sep 21 2010

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Rank #3: The Animal Boogie

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Can you boogie along with acclaimed performer Fred Penner? Down in the Indian jungle, the children and animals are learning about actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while meeting different jungle creatures. From the book and CD, The Animal Boogie, illustrated by Debbie Harter.

Nov 10 2010

5mins

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Rank #4: Cinderella

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With the help of a magical fairy, beautiful and kindhearted Cinderella attends a royal ball in disguise. From the book The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay and narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

Jan 12 2012

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Rank #5: The Mountain Princess

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Many men compete to the death for the hand of the beautiful—but cold—Princess Turandot. Will any of them be able to figure out the key to her mysterious riddles, and to her heart? Find out in this Persian story. From the book The Barefoot Book of Princesses, retold by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Margaret Wolfson.

May 11 2011

11mins

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Rank #6: The Nutcracker

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Find out if young Clara and the nutcracker can defeat the evil Mouse King in the Land of Sweets in the classic Christmas tale, The Nutcracker. From the book and CD, The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay and narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

Dec 17 2010

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Rank #7: The Magic Cooking Pot

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An old woman has a cooking pot that’s always full of food, as long as she chants the magic words every night so the faeries will return the pot! From The Barefoot Book of Faeries, retold by Tanya Robyn Batt and illustrated by Gail Newey.

Dec 03 2012

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Rank #8: Jack and the Beanstalk

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Climb the beanstalk with Jack in this quirky take on the traditional tale. When there is no food in the cupboard, Jack goes to market to sell Daisy the cow. But rather than money, Jack procures magic beans and the promise of adventure. Read by Richard Hope. From the book and CD, Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Richard Walker, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey.

Oct 20 2010

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Rank #9: Petit Jean and the White Horse

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When Jean runs away from home, he winds up the prisoner of an evil witch. His only chance of escape is to trust her white horse. From the book Magic Hoofbeats, retold by Josepha Sherman, illustrated by Linda Wingerter and narrated by Ellen Verenieks.

May 26 2011

16mins

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Rank #10: Robin Hood and the Pirates

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In search of adventure, Robin Hood leaves Sherwood Forest for a seaside vacation. Though the holiday is uneventful for the first few days, his journey takes an exciting turn when he sets sail on the high seas. From the book The Barefoot Book of Pirates, retold by Richard Walker, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Richard Hope.

Sep 15 2011

7mins

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Rank #11: Lone Boy and the Old Dun Horse

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An orphan named Lone Boy teams up with a magical horse to protect his village in this Pawnee tale about kindness, bravery and respect. From the book and CD, Magic Hoofbeats, retold by Josepha Sherman, illustrated by Linda Wingerter, and narrated by Ellen Verenieks.

Apr 07 2011

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Rank #12: We All Go Traveling By

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Ride along on the yellow school bus, and learn about different modes of transport—from planes and trains to trucks and boats! From the book We All Go Travelling By, written by Sheena Roberts, illustrated by Siobhan Bell and sung by Fred Penner.

Mar 25 2011

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Rank #13: The Gingerbread Man

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Catch him if you can! The gingerbread man is on the run in this quirky tale read by actor Jim Broadbent; he may be fast, but he is also about to learn an important lesson about taunting. From the book and CD, Storytime: First Tales for Sharing, written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Anne Wilson.

May 26 2010

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Rank #14: The Sleeping Beauty

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In this well-loved German tale, the princess’s love for exploration leads her to the spindle that puts her into a hundred-year slumber. From The Barefoot Book of Princesses, retold by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Margaret Wolfson.

Nov 12 2012

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Rank #15: Stone Soup

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Travel into the dark and snowy night to meet the big brown wolf, who has a very special recipe. This clever story about the power of community is read by actor Jim Broadbent. From the book and CD, Storytime: First Tales for Sharing, written by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Anne Wilson.

Jun 16 2010

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Rank #16: Son of an Otter, Son of a Wolf

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With the help of a talking bird, a young peasant girl conquers her evil mistress in this Scottish folktale about the changing of the seasons. From the book Tales from Celtic Lands, retold by Caitlin Matthews, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Niamh Cusack.

Mar 04 2011

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Rank #17: The Princess and the Pea

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In this classic Danish story, a prince unsuccessfully searches for a true princess. Will he ever find a girl fit to be his bride? From the book The Barefoot Book of Princesses, retold by Caitlín Matthews, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan and narrated by Margaret Wolfson.

Jan 05 2012

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Rank #18: The Faeries and the Cake Baker

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Everyone loves the cakes Margaret makes, including faeries. Fed up with not even being able to enjoy leftover crumbs, the faeries decide to kidnap her so she can make them cake for all eternity. From the book The Barefoot Book of Faeries, written and narrated by Tanya Robyn Batt, and illustrated by Gail Newey.

Mar 22 2012

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Rank #19: The Flower Princess

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In this story that inspired Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the King of Cecelia causes his wife to die of despair and orders for his daughter Flora to be released into the river because he is ashamed of their commonness. From the book Shakespeare’s Storybook, retold and narrated by Patrick Ryan, illustrated by James Mayhew.

Jul 10 2012

13mins

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Rank #20: The Magic Flute

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Prince Tamino finds himself drawn into a quest to find the kidnapped Princesses Pamina in this retelling of Mozart’s famous opera. From the book The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera, retold by Shahrukh Husain, illustrated by James Mayhew and narrated by Miranda Richardson.

Feb 09 2012

20mins

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