Library Lady's Corner

Book Review: Towards the Deepening of Waldorf Education October 19 2017

In the 1980s and early 1990s, The Pedagogical Section Council of North America worked closely with the Pedagogical Section in Dornach, Switzerland, to develop a publication that gathered the esoteric material Rudolf Steiner gave to the Waldorf teachers in the first Waldorf school in his first training lectures and along the way at teachers’ meetings. The book was beautiful and lovingly compiled.  It had a linen hard cover with gold leafing for the title.

Book Review: Award Winning "Helping Children on Their Way" August 16 2017

Waldorf Publications is proud to be recognized by Mom’s Choice Awards with Helping Children on Their Way

Elizabeth Auer has assembled a remarkable group of educators to write about many aspects of supporting children in their different and varied “stuck places” along the road to a balanced development for life.


Book Review: Earth Science July 17 2017

By Hans-Ulrich Schmutz, PhD
Reviewed by Ronald Koetzsch

Many Waldorf parents and Waldorf teachers regret that they themselves did not receive a Waldorf education. But parts of the Waldorf curriculum can be studied and experienced at any age. Earth Science, by Hans-Ulrich Schmutz, although meant as a guide for Waldorf high school science teachers, gives any rueful adult the opportunity to work through the rich Waldorf earth science curriculum for grades nine through twelve.


Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy — and the Reading is Fantastic July 08 2017

At this time of year being a teacher looks like a good career. After all, teachers “get the summer off!”  Sure, they don’t have to show up at school every day, and sure they can wear shorts and sandals instead of dresses and collared shirts. However, once school ends, once reports are completed and meetings subside, the energetic work of preparation begins.

Through books galore, teachers travel to exotic lands from times gone by — India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece if you are a rising fifth or tenth grade teacher — back in time to the reformation in Europe and the many wars around the world in the last 150 years if you are a rising eighth or ninth grade teacher — ‘round the world for the first conscious time with Magellan (was it worth it when so many died along the way?) if seventh grade will be you destination in the fall — back to the land of stories from before recorded history if you are starting as a first grade teacher — and lost in a miraculous world of new life in embryology if you are a twelfth grade teacher.

To be ready for classes in autumn, the reading is varied and enormous in volume.


Coming Soon– Several New Waldorf Publications on the Way! May 05 2017

Check out the new titles arriving just in time for summer reading!

Book Reviews: Active Arithmetic! and Math Lessons for Elementary Grades April 28 2017

Are you concerned about your child’s math skills?  Are you wondering how to bring a math idea to your class in an unusual, memorable way?  These books are indispensable! Perhaps the best thing about these books is that they turn your mind from the drier approaches to teaching arithmetic, and open the faucet of your own imaginative ideas for teaching math.

There’s No Minute Like the Last Minute! December 16 2016

Waldorf Publications and the Research Institute for Waldorf Education have many fine possibilities for thoughtful gifts when thoughtfulness in the hectic season becomes hard to muster.

Consider the caliber and depth of some of these gifts — remember, books and subscriptions keep giving long into the future!


Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Buy Nothing Friday! November 24 2016

The Friday After Thanksgiving is celebrated at Waldorf Publications and the Research Institute for Waldorf Education, RIWE, as “Buy Nothing Day.” The sweetness of the Thanksgiving holiday is its absence of commercialism. Food, family, gratitude, gathering are all that need be pondered and enacted.  Read More...


The highly anticipated new release is finally here ~ The Sun with Loving Light March 16 2015

This new Waldorf reader, The Sun With Loving Light, was assembled as a transliteration of the original reader, Der Sonne Licht, in the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart, Germany.  Caroline von Heydebrand was the original collector who put the Waldorf reader together for those children in that inaugural school.  In the United States in the 1950s, the New York City Rudolf Steiner School did a transliteration and named it The Key to the Kingdom, now out of print.  Hansjoerg Hofrichter in Germany has since resurrected and republished the original reader and wished mightily, being a Waldorf graduate with clear memories of the book as his own first reader, that similar readers could be made for children in Waldorf schools around the world, in the language of every country that has a Waldorf school.

Appreciate A Dragon Day! January 16 2015

How wonderful to have such a day in our lives! Dragons are much neglected beings in our world! Even after seeing Smaug in the recent Hobbit movies, it’s hard to sympathize with the dragon. Awe might be possible but hardly appreciation!

“Puff” the magic dragon of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, had a better chance at appreciation, even compassion! But no one really thought much about who Puff was, really. And he slipped away to never be seen again. Dragons are more mercurial than this and mostly manifest in less cuddly ways

Buy Nothing Day! November 28 2014

Already over the internet comes pouring a count down to “Black Friday.” This day that honors all of our culture’s commercial and competitive shopping instincts is now like some holier holidays in deserving a countdown.

Black Friday is aptly named. Don’t you think? Waldorf Publications wants to call it: BUY NOTHING DAY!

This is a bold stroke at building a new culture, a culture that follows the light, not the inevitable darkness that comes with this time of significant events.


Pre Holiday Sale AND A Free Book! November 22 2014

Start your holiday shopping now and get 25% off ALL books and get a free copy of "Gazing into the Eyes of the Future" just in time for St. Nicholas day on December 6th! Make sure to use promo code PREHOL14 during checkout!

Offer valid for online orders only and can not be combined with any other offers. 
Enrollment materials, science kits, Renewal, and Research Bulletins are excluded. 
Offer ends 11/27/2014.

Developing the Observing Eye April 29 2014

Reviewing the text for translation into Spanish for the Online Waldorf Library (OWL) of a book with the EYE so prominent in the title (Developing the Observing Eye, a Waldorf Publications  book for parents and teachers) reminded me of the recent and dramatic increase in eye-afflictions in the young.  From my first class of students to my second, the increase in eye disorders was remarkable.  Ordinary eye exams indicated that most children had better-than-average eyesight.  But something seemed still "off" in tracking, focusing, and, well, in seeing.

What the NEW STORE sale makes possible April 24 2014

Take a look at all that can be gotten at 40% off right now. Know that some of the newer books are definitely worth having for your classroom or at home.  If you are a recorder player, Steve Bernstien's Recorder Ensemble, is a treat. It's always easy to tell when the writer is an experienced teacher!  Many details are solved.  You can play beautiful tunes, some original compositions, with your child or with your students and get two or more at these prices!