Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Publishing History

Following up from the article on the d'Aulaires, I thought we could share a bit more about our publishing history. As you know, Leif the Lucky was our first publishing "baby." Once we dipped our toes in the world of children's publishing, we found that we loved it and as more and more of the books we relied on for our study guides fell out-of-print, we began meeting with authors, their children and heirs, in order to seek permission to bring their works back in to print. It has been quite the adventure! We now publish books that are used in dozens of different curricula, are carried in museum shops around the country, and are beloved members of many of your home libraries. It's been such an honor to play a part in preserving this literary and historical heritage for the next generation. Here are the books we currently publish. They can all be viewed here.

                              

                           

                   

                        

                     
            
                        

                   

                           
 
                       

                               
 
                                    

                              


Which of these titles have you read? Any favorites? Let us know. And if you have suggestions for favorite historical titles that are no longer available, contact us. We're always looking for "new" books to add to our collection.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Preserving the d'Aulaire Legacy

Illustration from Abraham Lincoln
As many of you know, Leif the Lucky by Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire was the first book we published here at BFB. It was a huge leap of faith and felt very risky at the time but Russ and Rea's commitment to preserving a literary legacy helped them push through and our little publishing company now publishes dozens of great books from a bygone era of children's literature. The d'Aulaires have always held a special place in our hearts and we were thrilled to learn that the folks at Atlas Obscura were curious about the husband and wife team. Check out this article to learn more about how we publish these books, how the d'Aulaire's conducted research, and how we're creating a new edition of Abraham Lincoln that fully restores the d'Aulaire's artwork to its original glory while updating some of the pictures. It's been a rewarding and challenging process and Rea has put her heart into it. You can read the article here. Just note that some of the other articles on the website are of a more mature nature.
If you would like to read more about the d'Aulaires, check out this entry.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Why BFB? And...the winner!

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Check out our first video explaining why choosing BFB for your history curriculum makes sense! We hope you enjoy it and find it inspiring. And, now what you've all been waiting for, the winner of our $150.00 giveaway....Tamar Waht! Congratulations! Contact us to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone who participated. We loved reading through your reviews and comments. They provide such helpful feedback and aid us in constantly improving our products.

Have a great weekend!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Get Your Entries In!!


We're extending our giveaway one day so that those of you who submitted reviews but don't have links can get those entries in! Simply comment on the original blog post with the title of the book/item/pack/study guide that you reviewed on bfbooks.com. For Google+, Facebook, and homeschoolreviews.com reviews, provide the link. Again, winner will be chosen from those who leave comments on the original giveaway post. Winner will be announced on Wednesday!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Summer Reading Aloud

Credit: Good Housekeeping Tumblr
As you know, we're huge advocates of reading aloud! And we love that summer time can provide the space to read aloud even more if it's made a priority. In order to keep the reading light and fun for everyone there are a few things to keep in mind. Summer reading selections should be interesting for both parents and children. This great article provides some great suggested titles. Also, let conversations about the books develop organically. Try not to force certain points on your children but ask questions about themes, characters, and plot line. You may be surprised at where these discussions take you. Keep in mind that the benefits of reading aloud do not end when your child can read independently. We would argue that reading aloud as long as your children are at home has enormous benefits for family relationships and culture. Finally, give your children the freedom to move as they listen. This article provides 50 Alternatives to Sitting Quietly During Read Aloud Time.

Here are some resources for choosing great read-alouds this summer!

Read-Aloud Revival's Book List

Read-Aloud Favorites for Toddlers (that parents will enjoy too!)

Family Read-Alouds Part I

Family Read-Alouds Part II

Family Read-Alouds Part III

Family Read-Alouds Part IV 

Newbery Award Winners

Caldecott Award Winners

Don't forget to enter our $150.00 giveaway! Details here.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

$150.00 BFB Giveaway!


UPDATE: Contest is now closed. Comments will no longer be accepted. Thank you to everyone who participated! If you missed out, be sure to subscribe (box to the right) so you don't miss out on any more of our giveaways!

We are so excited to offer a $150.00 gift certificate to Beautiful Feet Books to one of you! Just in time to order your curriculum for next year. To enter, simply review a Beautiful Feet Books product on our website or one of the following websites and comment below with the link to the review. You can post reviews on all of the sites for extra entries. To enter, review any of our study guides or books at bfbooks.com, Google+, Homeschool Reviews, and/or on our Facebook page. Just click the hyperlinks and you'll be taken right where you need to be to leave a review. Then, once your review has posted, comment below with the link and you'll be entered. You can post your review once on each site for additional entries and you can review more than one product for even more entries. We are running this giveaway for one week so get your entries in by next Sunday night. Winner will be announced next week.

Here are some of our programs you may want to review:
Modern American and World History

Early American History for Intermediate Grades
Early American History for Primary Grades


History of Science

Modern U.S. and World History for High School

History of Classical Music

A Child's First Book of American History

The d'Aulaire Biographies
Terms and Conditions

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
2. Eligibility requirements: entries must be from persons over the age of 18.
3. Giveaway begins on 6/6/2016 and ends at 12:01AM on 6/15/2016.
4. Odds of winning: the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
5. Beautiful Feet Books bears no liability for technical failures or typographical errors.
6. Winner will be selected randomly from eligible entries on 6/15/2016 and will be notified on the blog within 24 hours. Winners have six months to claim their prize.
7. This giveaway is sponsored by Beautiful Feet Books, Inc. Contact at: letters@bfbooks.com or 800.889.1978
8. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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