About Us

Barefoot Banana was started by a group of experts in both early childhood education and children’s literature. Our aim is to create and curate a series of enjoyable children’s picturebooks that can be read for pleasure.

At Barefoot Banana, we promise to publish only high-quality and child focused picturebooks written and illustrated by local and international authors. Children are always at the heart of our work so all of our books are read with and by children before publishing.

Meet the Bananas

jan urupongsa
Publishing Director

CEO (Cuddly Executive Officer)

Patcharida Thammakesorn

Saralee Urupongsa
Editorial Manager

Trinapa Kamolrat (Noot)
Education Advisor

Illustrated by Chuenjai


We are open to internships all year round! Please email us at barefootbananabooks@gmail.com