The Library Blog

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!

"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!

* Picture on display outside Library*

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...

*Picture on display outside Library*

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 02:59PM
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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" By J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by: Bailey 6th Grade

Itis about trying to kill Voldermort and his Horcruxes.

Severus Snape is the most interesting character because you think he is bad when he is good.

You should read this book because it is amazing!

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 02:55PM
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"The Hunger Games" By Suzanne Collins

Reviewed By: Isabella 7th Grade

The Book is about a town that's very poor and the children have to compete in what they call a celebration but they have to kill each other to win!

Katniss is the main character so I think she is awesome!! :)

If you are 12 and up, you should read this book... unless you don't like people killing each other... and action.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 01:45PM
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"The Dreamer" By Pam Muños Ryan

Reviewed by: Carla 2nd Grade

This story is about a boy named Naftali and his sister.

Naftali is the most exciting character.

You should read it because, It was a passion book.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 01:41PM
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The Mark of Athena By: Rick Riordan

Reviewed by: Josa 5th Grade

This story was about a girl called Annabeth (and six other kids), that were trying to find the "Athena Parthenos."

I think Leo was the most exciting character because, in the beginning he was an Eidolon (who are Gaeas helpers) and he ruined  "New Rome" Camp.

I think you should read this book.  It is really interesting and exciting (and the people have cool powers).

*Picture on display outside Library*

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 01:37PM
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Calling All Readers!!!

End of Year Book Review 

Summer is coming!!!

What will you read?

Some of these thoughts are starting to seed!

Better go quick!!

Find something to share

Tell us all with some springtime flare!!!


Here is how it will work:

1. Choose your favorite books from the year.

2. Write a short teaser for the book.  Telling us what it is about and why we should read it.

3. Tell us why you liked the book.

4. Illustrations are encouraged!!!

I will be collecting them at the Library all through the month of May and displaying them on the bulletin board as well as on our blog!

I'm looking forward to your recommendations!!!


~Miss Cohen~


Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Friday May 3, 2013 at 12:44PM
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Welcome Back Book Clubbers!

Our weekly Book Club meetings will recommence starting next Wednesday!! In order to better accomodate sports, Book Club will return to Wednesdays for the remainder of the year.  All students 5th-12th grade are welcome!  

Our newest adventure will be revealed in our first meeting next week! Don't miss it!

I look forward to seeing all of you again as well as some new faces!

Download the registration form HERE!

~Miss Cohen~

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 06:28PM
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Sunlight & Soul Light

Get a taste of our High School students creativity in their new Literary Journal, Sunlight and Soul Light!  Compiled by Rachel Bossuk and featuring the poetry and art of her fellow students, Sunlight and Soul Light is a beautiful rendering of student life.  

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 12:19PM
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