Today I had a meeting scheduled at a school in Derbyshire where staff were keen to buy some of our books*. The school is about a 50 minute drive away, through some of the most beautiful countryside you will ever see. There’s something to be said for the[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: Y – Yue       Today I would like to introduce you to another Barefoot author. Guo Yue is an acclaimed musician, playing the dizi and bawu (Chinese bamboo flute and reed pipe respectively). He currently lives in London and records for Real Word[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: X – Xanthe       She speaks like a woman spitting jewels Xanthe Gresham is a storyteller and author. She has travelled the world with her performance storytelling shows. Having grown up in the UK and studied literature at Oxford, Xanthe has spent much[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: R – Reading Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. —Emilie Buchwald Reading with our children is important.  It opens up a whole new world for them. It helps them master language. It helps them learn to read themselves. It helps with basic[…]

I’m late posting this, because I wasn’t well yesterday. So here’s yesterday’s 100 Happy Days post: Today’s Happy Day comes courtesy of my postman, once again. This morning he brought me a prize I won in February’s Ambassador Challenge at Barefoot Books – a prize I was desperate[…]

Today, we had to wait in for a delivery of 15000 leaflets. It was lovely to see them arrive, since I helped design and organised them for my team, so that we could get a great deal on them. I hadn’t really been prepared for the size of[…]