Barkan's other children's books have starred Aladdin, Wishbone, and Santa Claus. When writing for adults, Barkan mostly focuses on political and economic issues, as in her 1986 book Visions of Emancipation: The Italian Workers' Movement Since 1945 . She writes articles for Dissent Magazine and the website Big Think.
- Kermit's Mixed-Up Message (1987)
- Baby Piggy and the Thunderstorm (1987)
- The Christmas Toy (1987)
- Baby Gonzo's Unfinished Dream (1988)
- Baby Kermit's Old Blanket (1988)
- Doozers Big and Little (1988)
- Boober's Colorful Soup (1988)