Barefoot Books News!! Robin Hood

We are proud to share that Robin Hood has been
named to the New York Public Library’s Children’s
Books 2012: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing list!
This listing includes titles published within the year
that may have great appeal to NYPL’s many diverse
readers, ranging in age from birth through 6th grade.
With 7 categories, from Picture Books through
Folklore and on to Nonfiction, this is a small
sampling of the many books which NYPL librarians read and loved this
year.

The champion of the destitute and downtrodden rides again. Meet young Robin Hood before he becomes the hero of Sherwood Forest, and follow along with his band of merry men as his adventures become the stuff of legend. This lavishly illustrated picture book makes a wonderful gift title to complement Arthur of Albion and The Arabian Nights, and features nine tales including: “Robin Becomes an Outlaw,” “Robin Meets Little John,” “Robin and the Widow,” and “Robin’s Last Battle.”

“Lively dialogue and fast-paced action will keep (kids) engaged. Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Ages 10 and up     Retold By: David Calcutt     Illustrated By: Grahame Baker-Smith

Remember your favorite book as a child?

You read it again and again. You may even still have it, with your name scrawled inside the front cover.

It made you the Book Person you are today.

Imagine never having that book. Imagine a childhood without a book to call your own.

Today, there is only 1 book for every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods in the U.S.

That’s where RIF comes in. To help children with hungry minds.

Children like Michelle, whose teacher credits the books RIF provides with helping her through the sudden loss of her father. Or Rhonda in Nashville, who chose a RIF book not for herself, but because she wanted to read it out loud to her younger sister. Or Aidan, who sent us a card saying kids at his school don’t have enough books.

There are 16 million kids living in poverty in the U.S., and they need our help.

You’re a Book Person. Will you be a Book Hero?

For just $10 a month, RIF can get 4 kids in need a book of their own every single month.

And you’ll get a free RIF bumper sticker.

Help give children a book to scribble their names in, a book to treasure and love, a book to call their own.

Book People Unite,

Jay Brown
One of RIF’s Book People

P.S. RIF served 4 million children last year, but so many more need our help. Join RIF’s Book Heroes today – at any monthly amount.

MESSAGE FROM READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

 

Imagine a best-seller list for the issues that matter most.

 

We see versions of this every Election Year – jobs, the economy, education, health care. But literacy?

Consider this. The child without books is on their way to becoming …

  • 1 of the 33 percent of 4th graders in the U.S. who cannot read at the most basic level
  • 1 of the 7,000 U.S. students who drop out of high school every school day
  • 1 of the 40 million adults in the U.S. who cannot read

There are 16 million children living in poverty in this country.

And for every 300 children in need, there is only 1 book.

Imagine a nation where all children have the books and literacy support they need to write their best life story. Where a greater number of students earn diplomas. Where our workforce is larger, smarter and more innovative. Where all communities are thriving.

It all starts with a book – and Book People like you. Thank you.

And if you haven’t yet, please share the Book People pledge with your family and friends on

Facebook, Twitter and good old-fashioned email.

Book People Unite,

Jay Brown
One of RIF’s Book People