Friday, July 15, 2011

The Most Beautiful Books For Kids - Summer Sale Starts Today

 My favorite children's book publisher, Barefoot Books, begins their summer sale today with many great titles at great prices.  Living in Los Angeles, my kids are in the car a lot.  I am a big fan of story CDs and Barefoot has created some great collections my kids (and I) love.   "Can we listen to a story" is a constant question from my backseat.  I'll take it anytime over "Can we listen to 97.1? "

Below are some of my recommendations for books that feature beautifully produced CDs.

Giants, Ghosts and Goblins is a collection of 9 stories from all over the world. Scary but not too scary, this set is good for kids age 5 - 12.  On Sale for $14.99.

Another giggly, creepy collection. My kids love this one. Narrated by the superb Hugh Lupton this collection is also $14.99.

A terrific companion would be our family's beloved Tales of Wisdom and Wonder.

Also narrated by Hugh Lupton this paperback book and CD collection includes 3 of our all-time favorite stories: Monkey and Papa God, The Pedlar of Swaltham and the hilarious Fish in the Forest. The collection is an amazing value at just $6.99. I guess I would say for kids age 5 -12 but I love these stories.  Gather your kids and click here to listen to Fish in The Forest. It has a hilarious ending, you will love it.

The Barefoot Book of Knights features a double CD collection and stories which emphasize bravery, cooperation, humor and a sense of self.  The hardcover collection with CDs is $14.99.  This one makes a great gift for a boy's birthday. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Another collection with an old-fashioned,  magical flair is The Barefoot Book of Faeries.

Hardcover with CD is $12.99 this one is good for kids 5-11 or so.

Fabrics of Fairytale is also a good value; a double CD set and paperback for just $8.99.  These stories, from all around the world, each feature some kind of fabric -  a rug that leads to the rescue of a prince, a magical skin that completes a hero's task. It's a great collection that we have listened to many times.

There are several other titles on sale, including books for babies and toddlers, books for kids age 3-4, age 5-7 and beyond.  Barefoot also has a terrific collection of books in Spanish and many of these are on sale as well -

Story and CD $7.99.

Whether you are planning a trip or enjoying a cozy "staycation", I hope you will make reading with your children a part of your summer memories.

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