When Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland started Barefoot Books in 1992, they were young mothers with four children between them. They wanted to create meaningful, creative careers where they could make a difference in the world, while also keeping their children at the centre of their lives. And that’s how Barefoot Books was born. For over twenty years, we have created bright, colourful books for children that combine beautiful artwork with captivating storytelling. Our books capture the imagination, spark curiosity, inspire creativity and instill a respect for cultural, social and ecological diversity.