Creativity, while arguably something each of us is born with, is inarguably something that needs to be cultivated and encouraged in order to flourish. Enter Barefoot Books! With a belief that creativity is every child’s birthright, this independent publisher — founded by two working moms — has been doing its part to "act as springboards for children’s hearts and minds" since 1993.

Actress Debra Messing and musician Sir Paul McCartney are doing what they can to spark creative growth in their own children. Debra, mom to 3 1/2-year-old Roman, and Paul, dad to 4 1/2-year-old Beatrice, have both chosen Barefoot Books for their little ones, and for good reason. The books tackle topics like adoption, cultural diversity, tolerance and the environment with kid-friendly zeal. Debra calls Barefoot Books "a much needed and welcomed resource," while Paul calls the Herb The Vegetarian Dragon series "a magical read for all new thinkers, young and old." Other celebrity parents who ‘go Barefoot’ include Brooke Shields, Helen Hunt and Catherine Zeta-Jones.