Barefoot Librarian October 2018 Newsletter

posted on October 30, 2018 by Eve Panzer

Barefoot Librarian Book Recommendations
 Now available for purchase online!

So often I when I am selling books at conferences or book fairs I am asked, “Can I buy your books online?” and I have had to say “No”. Now I am thrilled to announce that you will be able to purchase many of the titles I recommend online. Just go to the “How To Buy Books” page at

Introducing New Author
Sherry Crelin

I had the privilege of reviewing My Chickens Lay Eggs written and illustrated by Sherry Crelin. This book is a fine example of what is called creative non-fiction. This relatively new genre weaves facts into a story that will engage readers. I am a huge fan of creative non-fiction because it makes learning so fun!
This book is the full package. A wonderful combination of facts, fun story, and a relatable narrator. The book delivers important messages in a non-preachy way. The illustrations are cheerful, colorful, and endearing – reminding me very much of the pictures in the Amelia Bedelia book series.
On the first page, we are introduced to the narrator, 4-and-a-half-year-old Jenny. She used to help her mother buy eggs at the grocery. But she explains that now she has chickens at home that lay eggs. Jenny goes on to share the story of how her family got the chickens as babies and built them a chicken coop. Jenny gives a tour of the coop and talks about how her family cares for the chickens. The story ends when Jenny’s father “…. cooks special eggs for breakfast.”
There are so many layers to this book. To read the entire review click this link: My Chickens Lay Eggs.

To purchase this book now click on this link: My Chickens Lay Eggs

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Thanksgiving Books

The story of Thanksgiving is just that – a story. There are differing views of the accuracy of the story of the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621. The accounts by the colonist who came to America and the accounts of the native people are often conflicting. I believe that respect is very important to keep in mind as you read and select Thanksgiving books to present to children. Several years ago I researched the topic of Thanksgiving books that accurately portrayed the event. Please read my blog Don’t Gobble Up Everything You Read About Thanksgiving! for books I recommend. In addition, Native American Debbie Reese addresses Thanksgiving in her blog.

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