Posts tagged ‘james mayhew’


The crew at Barefoot Books is coming together and everyone is making paper boats to celebrate the release of Starlight Sailor in a new format—a large board book! Use these easy-to-follow instructions to join the crew and make your own paper boat, then share your nautical creations with us by tagging @BarefootBooks and #paperboat on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. If you’re in the neighborhood of our Oxford, UK or Concord, MA studios this month, stop by and make a paper boat for our maritime displays!


In this week’s podcast, the Devil and a widowed witch decide to wreak havoc on a village by creating a blizzard and stealing the moon and stars on Christmas Eve. Will Vakula be able to trudge through the snow to prove himself worthy of the wealthy Oksana? See who gives him a royal helping hand when you tune in!


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Terina Carter, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

Today’s podcast comes from the tale that inspired Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Nora is grumpy and lazy, but the woodsman Jamie wants to marry her because he needs a wife whose strong spirit could stand up to the water demon, the Nicky Nicky Nye, who lives nearby.  Nora can handle Jamie’s tricks, but can she take on the Nicky Nicky Nye? Tune in to find out if she can endure the Nicky Nicky Nye’s torments, or if she gets gobbled up!


When we learned that Kevin Bird, co-owner of Trellyn Woodland Campsite, was creating a yurt inspired by our book Starlight Sailor, we knew we were in for a special treat. Please read on for our Q & A with Kevin, and learn all about what inspires him, the making of the Starlight Sailor yurt and more!