Summer Reading Continued

posted on May 15, 2018 by Eve Panzer

Since summer reading is so important I am going to focus on it again this month. Reading Rockets has a sister website called Start with a Book. It is an amazing resource for summer books and activities to go along with them. The site has the books organized by these topics:

Science, Math and Nature with subtopics such as Dinosaurs, Weather, Flight, Money.
Social Studies with subtopics such as Cooking & Food, Civics & Government, Families & Communities.
Arts & Literature with subtopics such as Arts & Artists, Poetry, Music & Musicians.
Be sure to check it out and share it with your community!

Texas International Baccalaureate School Workshops July 16 – July 21
If you are attending the Texas International Baccalaureate School workshops in Austin in July, please visit my booth. I will have a wide array of books for sale and will be offering an educator discount. We can also discuss any book needs you have for your school and classroom for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

International Literacy Association Annual Conference July 20 – July 22
If you are attending the International Literacy Association Annual Conference in Austin in July, please visit me at the Dawn Publications booth. I will be selling books for Dawn Publications, but I will also be there to talk about my consulting business.

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 family doing their daily chores on their farm. It harks back to the 1950’s on a Texas farm. The illustrations are colorful and cheerful, and the sun is a prominent element in the pictures. The illustrator of the book is celebrated artist and author Don Tate who lives here in Austin. I had the privilege of meeting him just as this book was published.

I will not be publishing a newsletter in June or July.
However, please contact me during the summer with any book needs you have! I know educators continue to think about and plan for their classes during the summer. Let me know what you are working on for the fall. I would be happy to recommend and sell you some great books to enhance and enrich your lesson plans.

Have a wonderful summer and happy reading!

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