Recommendation: Barefoot Books Podcast

by | Nov 14, 2011 | Children's Book of the Week | 2 comments

This is sort of a Children’s Book of the Week post. It’s high time I recommended the Barefoot Books podcast on here, because it’s such a lifesaver for us. You probably know the publisher Barefoot Books — they do a lot of folk tales and fairy tales, all very good. Well, they have a podcast (mostly weekly) that is essentially audio book readings of these stories.

What this means for you (or, well, for me) is that you can download lots and lots of stories and have them ready to play in the car (assuming you can figure out how to get the iPod to play over your car speakers). They’re free, and they’re good.

I honestly recommend them to someone about once every three days; sorry for spacing out and forgetting to recommend them to you.

You can listen to them right on the podcast website, or you can find them in iTunes and download all the stories there.


  1. Mary Grace

    I just pulled out my little ipod and I’m going to start downloading, as we have some holiday travels ahead… I’d like to pass on a recommendation of Radiolab, a magnificent broadcast/podcast that explains the world of the mind and some other cool things. I’m always rushing back from a run to share the info with my 11- and 13-year olds. Younger wouldn’t work. And also The Moth story hour (grown-ups!). Free. Amazing. Stuff.

  2. Nichole

    I love that Barefoot Books offers these weekly podcasts. Many of the books come with a CD and the stories offered up weekly all come from one of their books. So, if you can’t figure out how to play your iPod over your car speakers you can buy the books and listen to the stories on CDs. It’s not free, but your purchase at least will support a small independent publisher.


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