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ruby barefoot books new sibling

To celebrate the addition of Ruby’s Baby Brother to our family of books, we asked you, our community, for tips and tricks for helping older children adjust to the addition of a new sibling to their families. We crowdsourced advice from our Facebook page and our Living Barefoot Forums, and got some great advice from you.

Since writing about Ruby’s first walk to school, I’ve loved every minute of creating her further adventures. From sleeping in a moonlit tent amid giants and dragons, right through to her apprehension at the impending arrival of her impish baby brother, Leon, Ruby has been fun.

Book of the Month The Prince's Bedtime August 2013

With a new heir to the throne in England, how could we not choose The Prince’s Bedtime as our book of the month? Our prince was created by Joanne Oppenheim of New York City and Miriam Latimer of Braunton, North Devon. It was Miriam’s first project with us – I had spotted her in a ‘new graduates’ feature in Illustration magazine and I was enchanted by her quirky characters and her sense of humour. I also loved reading Joanne’s text out loud – the way it rollicks along and you know your audience will guess the final word of every couplet if you give them the chance.

The summer sun may still be shining but autumn is on its way, and with it, a new school year.

Those of you who attended the Ambassador Conference in Concord last summer will remember that our wonderful illustrator, Miriam Latimer, was a few months pregnant with her first baby. I am DELIGHTED to announce that Miriam is now the proud Mum of Leon Arthur, who was safely delivered to her in north Devon on Sunday 24 January. In case you are wondering, there IS a wisp of blonde hair beneath his little cap. Mum, Dad and baby are all doing well.

Check out our interview with Kathryn White* and Miriam Latimer**, the author and illustrator of Ruby’s School Walk, and get excited for the start of a new school year. Learn about the inspiration for Ruby and what they like best about this Barefoot Books’ character!