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Welcome to the Library Blog! My name is Mrs. Elizabeth Fanning and I am Waldorf's School Librarian and Media Specialist. You can also email me at Thank you!

Hello Book Clubbers!!

Thank you for your patience!!

The Deadline to sign up for Book Club has been extended!!!

I have officially returned to school and am ready to get our club meetings started!  Unfortunately we don't have enough students yet to run the club!! I understand that many of you who are interested were unable to attend due to other club conflicts so we have adjusted the start time to allow for those of you with Music conflicts to attend at 4:00.

The rest of you who can still make it at 3:30, please come then and we will work on some other things together while we wait for the others.

I'm hoping this change will allow more of you to participate which will allow us to start our meetings next week! 

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday September 26, 2013
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Welcome Back Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and read lots of exciting books! 
This year is going to be another exciting year in the Library. 

Book Club will begin Wednesday September 25th. 
It will take place in the Library from 3:20-5:00 and Grades 5th-12th are all welcome to attend! 

Our first book of the year will be "Wonder" By R.J. Palacio.  This is a wonderful story for all ages about a 5th grade boy "Augie", who starts in a new school with a facial deformity.  It is about the struggles and the triumphs that he experiences.  This book has been rated a New York Times Best Seller and is said to be one of the greatest books for children this year!  I am excited to begin exploring Augie's story with you.

Please register online at or contact Kathy Bossuk at or 516-742-3434 X328

I look forward to hearing about all of your adventures.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Monday September 9, 2013
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Summer Reading Review Form

Dear Rising 6th Grade,

Here you can access the Summer Reading Review Form to be used for your summer reading assignment with Mrs. Hart. Click this link to download your own copy. (Or click the image next to this text.) Have a wonderful summer and see you next year!

Posted by Robert Ingenito on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 01:44PM
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"The Light in the Attic: By Shell Silverstein

Reviewed by: Maddie 2nd Grade

This is a book of funny poems.

"It's Hot" is my favorite poems because the guy takes off his skin and all of his body parts.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 03:48PM
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Reviewed by: Caitlin 6th Grade

This book is about a girl named Lucy who just moved to Iowa.  She finds a book/diary that was called the "Book of Story Beginnings".  She writes in the book that her dad is a magician and it comes true.  Her dad turns into a bird and flies out into the imaginary sea.  It's up to Lucy and a boy named Oscar to save him fromt he magical world they created.

Oscar is definitely the most interesting character.  He, for one, time traveled from the early 19th century to way later into the 1900's (and stayed the same age).  In the end he overcomes his loneliness and confusion and becomes a great addition to Lucy's family.

I really enjoyed this book and totally recommend it.  It's a mixture of fantasy and adventure and has three happy endings!

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Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 03:27PM
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"Harry Potter" #1 By J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Callaway 2nd Grade

Harry found a three headed dog.  It's name was Fluffy and he discovered a secret under Fluffy.

Harry is the best character.

You should read this because it is the best book!

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 03:13PM
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"Howl's Moving Castle" By Diana Wynne Jones

Reviewed By: Sophia 4th Grade

A girl named Sophie who is under a curse that changed her into an old woman, ends up in Wizard Howl's castle.

I think that Howl and Sophie are the most interesting because Sophie is very strong in her mind and Howl is very stubborn.

You should read this book because it is very funny, magical and intersting.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 03:10PM
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"Heaven is for Real" By Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

Reviewed By: Mia 5th Grade

"Heaven is for Real" is about Colton Burpo (a real person).  He has an emergency surgery and goes to heaven and back.

Colton, to me is the most interesting character because of everything he went through.

I think people should read this book because it teaches you to believe in God and to always believe.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 03:08PM
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"Caddie Woodlawn" Carol Ryrie Brink

Reviewed By: Ariana 2nd Grade

Caddie Woodlawn is a tomboy.  She is very kind and loving in every way.  One day her uncle comes and pleeds for Niro.  Finally Caddie's mother says yes and he takes Niro away.  Soon after Uncle loses Niro and Caddie is very sad.

Caddis the most interesting character because she is very like a tomboy and because she loves nature very much.

It is time you read a long book!!! :)

It is very exciting!

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Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 03:05PM
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"Pelle's New Suit" By Elsa Beskow

Reviewed By: Lane 2nd Grade

So Pelle rowed over to the store and bought a bottle of turpentine for the painter, and bought for himself a large sack of blue day out of the change from the money.

Pelle and the sharde, his lamb for the sweater his cote for Pelle.

You should read this book because its about a little boy who has a lamb and he gave...

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Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 02:59PM
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