Leveling With You About Reading Levels

I will confess up front that I hate numbers. More specifically, I hate when numbers are used to measure our worth in some way.  I just don’t think a number should define us, whether it is our IQ, our physical looks (i.e. on a scale from one to ten), our... Read More

Barefoot Books World Atlas

The Demise of Print Books – Much Ado About Nothing

Being in the business of selling the printed version of children’s books, I am often asked if I am worried about my business “drying-up” due to the introduction of ebooks. I always answer “no,” but this was not based on statistics or studies. I backup my answer with my own... Read More

Lessons Learned from Black History: Particularly Pertinent to Present Times

Once again, I feel compelled to focus on diversity in my blog and book reviews. The news is dominated by stories of discrimination of people by their country of origin and/or religion brought on by an executive order. When the leader of our country shows disrespect to fellow human beings,... Read More

If You We Me and Lived in...Ancient China

Open a Book, Open a Mind

Friday is Multicultural Children’s Book Day so once again I would like to focus on diversity in children’s books. It was the main impetus for me to start my Barefoot Librarian business. My goal has always been to put quality multicultural books into the hands of as many children, parents... Read More

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

Eve, the Barefoot Librarian has done a wonderful job at hand-selecting books for my three children, ages 3.5, 4.5 and 7. She considered their interests and reading levels in her selection of 23 titles. Some are bi-lingual, which is ideal since they are learning Spanish and English at the same time. All of the books are beautiful and some come with audio CDs, which they love listening to while having the book on their lap as we commute to school. What a wonderful way to get new books!

-Sharon M., Parent