The Barefoot Librarian conducts the in-depth research of children’s literature so that you don’t have to – saving you precious time.

Eve finds engaging and enriching books often from small independent publishers and self-published authors that you may never hear about!

The Barefoot Librarian offers a unique and extensive blend of experience in the following ways:
  • Deep knowledge of curriculum and books to complement and enrich classroom units and themes.
  • Ability to productively work with educators and administrators on book selection and procurement for schools.
  • Recommends books for Primary and Preschool for International Baccalaureate (IB PYP), Montessori Programs, and other educational programs, institutes and educators.
  • Many multicultural, diverse books focusing on nature, folk tales and universal messages.
  • Unique selection of children’s books all personally chosen, including Spanish and Spanish/English bilingual books.
The Latest From The Blog

Summer Reading Resources List

Here's the list I have compiled to help educators and librarians who support readers from preschool through 12th grade.  United States Board on Books for Young People Preschool – Grade 12 Building Bridges Through Children's and Young Adult Books “…international books for young people.” School Library Journal – Best Of Reviews Preschool – Young Adult. Fiction and nonfiction. The SLJ review editors selected... Read More

Summer Reading: The only summer slide should be into the swimming pool!

The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising as we approach the summer season. We all know that during the summer break students’ academic skills can atrophy. By keeping-up with reading, this summer slide can be easily prevented. We just need to make sure that children read during the summer months! This is easier said than done and it is often a... Read More

Recommendations by the Barefoot Librarian
Love Family - a Picture Book

Love Family – Selected for 2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Many thanks to the organizers of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) who asked me to be a reviewer again this year! As a school librarian, I was very focused on developing my multicultural materials. And when I began Barefoot Librarian, my children’s book consulting business, again my focus was on... Read More

Doley

Doley the Guatemalan Street Dog: The Sounds of San Marcos (English and Spanish Edition)

Through luminous artwork by Marcio Diaz and lyrical text, author Jill Brazier recounts a fictional account of her real life relationship with Doley, a Guatemalan street dog, while living and working in this region of the world. Told from the dog’s point of view, the story immerses the reader into... Read More

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Raves & Praise from educators and readers about Eve Panzer, the Barefoot Librarian:

Eve Panzer has displayed her wonderful books at several of our Early Childhood events. Our teachers are always excited to see the age appropriate materials she provides.

-Jacquie Porter, Early Childhood Director, Austin ISD