Posts tagged ‘Finn at Clee Point’

The Girl with a Brave Heart

When a new baby arrives, we fall in love with all of their perfect little details. We count their tiny fingers and toes, coo over their perfect little lashes, and smooch the chubby rolls of baby fat on their arms and legs. It’s no different when our book babies first arrive in the Barefoot Books offices!

I have always been fascinated by matrioshka – the traditional Russian dolls within dolls which are often so exquisitely decorated. Old-time Barefooters will remember a year when we were approached by two matrioshka manufacturers in the same season. One of them made a magnificent ‘Gigantic Turnip’ matrioshka, with a different animal depicted on each doll; the other made a ‘Babushka’ one. It goes without saying that these two are now my favourite matrioshka!

Do you have a favourite Barefoot Books title from the last year? The 2012 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards are now accepting nominations for titles released between October 2011 and October 2012. Help us gain consideration by clicking here and filling out the nomination form. Nomination period closes on 15 October. Click Read More to see our eligible titles.