“The standard for excellence in children’s books” — Forbes
Founded by two mothers in England in 1992, we are an award-winning, independent children’s publisher based in Cambridge, MA, with a mission to share stories, connect families and inspire children. In 2017, we were named by Forbes as one of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.
We have created more than 700 books, spoken word stories, music, animations, characters, puzzles and games that open children’s hearts and minds to our wonderfully diverse world. Our first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has had 4 million+ downloads and was selected by Apple as one of their top 10 apps of all time. Our YouTube channel has over 250 million views. A big part of our work is to support literacy initiatives across the globe and in 2019, in partnership with Books for Africa, we shipped 300K books to HIV / AIDS orphans and their caregivers in Mozambique.
However, our proudest accomplishment is to have put over 25 million books into the hands of children around the world. See our
Barefoot Manifesto here.