Summer Reading: The only summer slide should be into the swimming pool!

The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising as we approach the summer season. We all know that during the summer break students’ academic skills can atrophy. By keeping-up with reading, this summer slide can be easily prevented. We just need to make sure that children read during the... Read More

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

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

Eve Panzer has displayed her wonderful books at several of our Early Childhood events. Our teachers are always excited to see the age appropriate materials she provides.

-Jacquie Porter, Early Childhood Director, Austin ISD