Summer Sun Risin’

Summer Sun Risin’ A fun book to share with your younger students as the school year ends is Summer Sun Risin’. This book is great for a read aloud with its bouncy rhythm. The book follows the main character, a young African American boy, as he tags along with his... Read More

Just Like Brothers

Just Like Brothers - a new book from Barefoot Books I have been selling Barefoot Books for over a decade – in fact my book selling career started when I became a direct seller for Barefoot Books.  I was impressed by their books for many reasons. At a time when... Read More

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

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

Faced with the wealth of incredible books available for children, many educators can feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing titles for the classroom. If you’re a teacher who doesn’t want to resort to the dartboard method, the Barefoot Librarian is your new best friend!

-Audrey Linter, Blogger, Little Pickle Press