World Nursery Rhyme Week

We’re looking forward to World Nursery Rhyme Week, which starts tomorrow and we’ll be sharing some of our favourite rhymes and other tips to get you reading or singing to your young ones throughout the week. To register and to find out more about the celebration click here .

In support of literacy

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 13.20.11Today is International Literacy Day  a date dedicated to celebrating the ‘joy of reading’ as well as raising awareness of illiteracy and the impact it has on individual life chances. Getting involved is easy, spread the word in your communities by becoming a literacy champion, organise an event to fundraise for books, gift or donate a book, or spread the word online. Click here to access a full list of ideas for events and other awareness raising activities.

If a day of celebrating is not enough for you – you can always get involved with Literacy Week organised by the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) which also starts today and ends on 17th September 2015. We’ll be raising awareness via our pop ups and online with new reading suggestions and activities. Get in touch for help with books or resources, let us know what you’ve done or are planning to do celebrate. Most of all have fun!


Whatever you’re up to this summer make time for a spot of play on Play Day. To find out how to get involved visit the Play Day website, we’ve pulled together a few  ideas on our Pinterest board to get you in the mood for play.

E17 Georgian Village’s Art Trail Debut

We’ll be popping up at the E17 Georgian Village and spreading the word about their debut appearance on the E17 Art Trail which is happening from 30th May – 14th June 2015. The E17 Art Trail is a community led arts festival playing host to ‘250 events and exhibitions including over 100 artists and open houses’.

The E17 Georgian Village is venue No.97 on the Wood Street Trail. Their discovery events are taking place on the 7th and 14th June 2015 and includes a Children’s Art Trail. You can find out more about the E17 Art Trail here.

FullSizeRender 34We’re particularly excited about taking part because the theme of the art trail is storytelling which is something that Barefoot Books knows a lot about. Barefoot Books has been sharing stories that inspire children and connect families for over twenty years.

Our pop up stall will be at the E17 Georgian Village on 30th May and 6th June during the Art Trail. Why don’t you drop in for a visit.