Posts tagged ‘nick crane’


Next month, our Barefoot World Atlas app turns one year old. What a year it has been! The app has received phenomenal acclaim from children, adults, and mainstream media alike. It’s now available in English, Spanish, Catalan and French with more languages available soon. We have won a whole passel of awards and recognition, including Time Magazine’s Top 25 Apps for Kids, Apple® Editor’s Choice, and even Apple® App of the Week. Wired calls it “tactile, responsive, immersive, and educational.” And we couldn’t agree more!


Today as I was reflecting on the success of the Barefoot World Atlas app, I realized that the book that started it all, the Barefoot Books World Atlas has been out for over a year. Happy birthday, BBWA! I always love noticing little mistakes in movies and catching typos in everyday life, so I’d like to celebrate the atlas’s birthday by sharing some of my favorite editorial mishaps that almost made it into the published book.


The winds howled and the rain came lashing down, but none of this kept a packed audience of youngsters away from Nick Crane at this weekend’s Hay-on-Wye literature festival.


This past Saturday, we hosted the grand launch party of the new Barefoot Books World Atlas at our Oxford Studio. Author and explorer Nick Crane was there to share stories from his many travels, sign books and let some very lucky kids try on his hat collection from countries around the world. And on top of all that, there was a very special and delicious Barefoot Books World Atlas cake! For those of you who weren’t able to be there, here’s a look at the festivities!


When you’re working on a project with—literally— the scope of the world, it’s bound to be a big one. Today we are delighted to share with you the official debut of the Barefoot Books World Atlas, an interactive, multi-layered project that makes the world fascinating and accessible for young explorers. We shared a preview of the Atlas over the summer, but now we’ve “got the whole world in our hands!” Read on to learn about a special promotion we are offering to celebrate this new Barefoot Books title!