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The one-of-a-kind subscription box designed to open their hearts, minds and worlds!


✔ Beautiful books delivered monthly

✔ Carefully curated themes kids love

✔ Flexible plans

✔ Choose from 3 age groups

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Click on the age group below to order or learn more!

The Barefoot Book Box
for Ages 0-2


The Barefoot Book Box
for Ages 3-5


The Barefoot Book Box
for Ages 6-9


What People Are Saying

“The standard for excellence in children’s books”— Forbes

“I can’t say enough good things about these subscription boxes. I got mine in the mail last week, and was so excited to see how nice they are!”— Liz Faria, A Mothership Down

“These books embrace the world we live in...Every page of every book encourages empathy, compassion and understanding.”— Rosemary Kiladitis, Librarian and Parent

“This subscription box is something my readers can use while teaching. It'd be perfect for teaching geography and other social studies skills.”— Kelly Wilson, Kelly’s Classroom Online

Not sure? Try one of our one-off boxes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose the Barefoot Book Box?

The Barefoot Book Box is created by an independent children’s book publisher with nearly 30 years of experience crafting award-winning products. We don’t just curate the books and gifts in our monthly boxes — we create them!

We’re known for publishing beautiful books of the highest quality. They’re designed around a set of core values to help you raise caring, open-minded, global citizens who can think critically and creatively.

Our 5 Core Pillars of Publishing:

  • Global Awareness, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Early Learning & First Concepts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Creativity & Imagination

Educators and parents know that if a book is from Barefoot, they can trust the language, storytelling and illustrations to be beautiful, age-appropriate, and engaging for kids. And, believe it or not, kids can sense quality too. That’s why Barefoot books are often children’s favorites. From small details like print quality to big ideas like reflecting the diversity of our world, we pour care into every aspect of our products — and it shows!

The Barefoot Book Box delivers a thoughtfully built program of exceptional books and gifts that will grow with your child. When you open a Barefoot Book Box, you #OpenTheirWorld!

Do the boxes have themes?

Yes! Each Barefoot Book Box includes books, gifts, an artist’s print and expert tips that are focused on a specific theme. We’ve chosen themes that are particularly relevant and exciting for each age group. The themes are rooted in our 5 core pillars of publishing (see above), forming a well-rounded program within the subscription. Sample themes include:

  • Ages 0-2:
    • Early Learning with Bear
    • Baby’s Day
    • Peaceful Bedtime
    • Hide and Seek
    • In the Garden
    • Yoga Tots
    • Explore the Outdoors
    • Things that Go
    • First Feelings
  • Ages 3-5:
    • Moving & Grooving
    • Children of the World
    • Healthy Habits
    • True Friends
    • How Does Your Garden Grow?
    • Active Play, Yay!
    • Outdoor Discovery
    • Travel the Globe
    • Just the Way You Are
    • Eco-Kids
  • Ages 6-9:
    • Global Kids
    • Acts of Kindness
    • Out of This World
    • Incredible Animals
    • Earth Day Every Day
    • Strong Bodies, Sharp Minds
    • Maker Kids
    • Amazing Places
    • Growth Mindset

What types of books and gifts will I get in each box?

Each box includes books and/or gifts valued at a total of $45 USD or more.

Ages 0-2: Books may be board books, paperback or hardcover books. Gifts refer to age-appropriate puzzles, games and plush toys created by Barefoot Books.

Ages 3-5 and Ages 6-9: Each box includes a total of 2-3 paperback or hardcover books and / or age-appropriate activity decks, puzzles or games published by Barefoot Books.

What is an artist's print?

We work with talented artists from around the world who illustrate each of our books by hand. As a part of your subscription, with every box you'll receive an exclusive, collectable 8x10 inch illustration image, printed on sturdy cardstock. You can hang these on your walls (framed or unframed), give them as gifts, use them as prompts to inspire your child’s artwork, or laminate them to create unique and colorful placemats. The opportunities are endless! In addition to expert tips, the back of each artist’s print features information about the artist and their illustration technique.

Keeping these prints within your child’s view not only adds beauty and whimsy to your home or classroom — it also reminds your child of their favorite books, reinforcing learning and prompting ongoing discussions.

What type of expert tips do you provide?

The back of each artist’s print features helpful guidance written by our in-house child development and literacy expert, Stefanie Paige Wieder, MS.Ed. You’ll learn simple techniques for making the most of the books you receive in each box. For instance, the “Moving & Grooving” themed Barefoot Box includes information about how singalong books promote the development of a number of specific skills, as well as simple tips for how to read singalong books.

Stefanie has been creating high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs and products for children for over 25 years. She earned her dual master's in Early Childhood General & Special Education / Infant & Parent Development & Early Intervention from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and her B.A. from Harvard University.

How does it work?

The Barefoot Book Box subscription provides an engaging, well-rounded program that builds global awareness, compassion, creativity and critical thinking skills. Start your subscription by selecting one of your age groups and flexible plans available.

Select your Barefoot Book Box age group! The Barefoot Book Box offers subscription programs for three different age groups to grow with your child:

  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-9

Select your plan! Our flexible plans allow you to choose from recurring billing and prepaid plans:

  • THE PERFECT GIFT! 3 Months Prepaid Subscription
    $109.99 USD / $134.99 CAD ($36.66 USD / $45.00 CAD per month)
  • MOST POPULAR! 6 Months Prepaid Subscription
    $194.99 USD / $239.99 CAD ($32.50 USD / $40.00 CAD per month)</strong>
  • BEST VALUE! 12 Months Prepaid Subscription
    $349.99 USD / $449.99 CAD ($29.17 USD / $37.50 CAD per month)

Can I pause my subscription?

We are unable to offer this option for our prepaid subscription plans (3, 6 and 12 months). Subscriptions will continue to be shipped until conclusion.

Can I cancel my subscription?

Our 3-month, 6-month and 12-month subscriptions are prepaid, and therefore cancellations are not necessary. Your payment method will be charged one time at the moment of purchase.

Does my subscription auto renew?

Our prepaid subscriptions (3, 6 and 12 months) do not auto renew and they automatically end once the membership period selected has concluded as follows:

  • The Barefoot Book Box 3-month Membership will end once the third box has been shipped.
  • The Barefoot Book Box 6-month Membership will end once the sixth box has been shipped.
  • The Barefoot Book Box 12-month Membership will end once the twelfth box has been shipped.

What do I do after my subscription ends?

You can start a new 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription at any time.

Please note the Barefoot Book Box subscription contains 12 unique, curated boxes for each age range and will repeat after 12 months.

Can I swap a title included in my subscription box if it is already part of my library?

At the moment, we’re unable to offer exchanges for any item included in our subscription box. However, having an additional copy always comes in handy! It could be the perfect gift for a baby shower or birthday celebration. You can also donate your additional copy to a shelter or an organization working with children in need.

Can I change the age range for my subscription after it has started?

Our subscriptions are automated. Once you have pre-paid for a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription, the age range and duration cannot be modified. If you are unsure what age range to choose, you can order a single one-off box one-off box without committing to a subscription.

When will my first Barefoot Book Box ship?

Your first box will ship approximately within 2 business days after the order has been placed, which is the time it takes our warehouse to process it. Subsequent boxes will be shipped monthly based on the date of your first order.

Will I be charged for shipping?

Don’t worry about covering your monthly box’s shipping costs as they’re included in your subscription prepaid price.

Where is the Barefoot Book Box subscription available?

At the moment, the Barefoot Book Box is available for purchase in the United States and Canada only. International shipping and shipping to Alaska and Hawaii are not available for online orders at this time.

What’s your return policy?

We’re unable to offer returnable terms for online orders.

If your order arrives with damaged items please contact help@barefootbooks.com within 7 business days of receipt. A credit will be issued within 2 business days.