Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming

  Non-fiction has become the center of attention in children’s literature. In part this is due to the Common Core Standards emphasis on non-fiction. Whatever your opinion is about the Common Core Standards, putting a spotlight on non-fiction has led to a plethora of books that are both informative, engaging... Read More

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 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

Barefoot Books World Atlas

Barefoot Books World Atlas Review

I choose to review the Barefoot Book World Atlas today because it is a great example of a book that can only be appreciated by sharing it in print format. (See the Barefoot Librarian blog post from March 2017. The Barefoot Book World Atlas is a striking, large format hardback. It... Read More

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

A favorite resource we use everyday in our preschool is a beautiful book! We love to share the joy and excitement of engaging stories to help the children make deep connections to their exploration and learning. The Barefoot Librarian offers THE best selection of books in a full range of topics and targeted age groups to appeal to children of all ages.

-Community School Director, Four Seasons