By the Book: Dian Morrison, Woodstock Elementary

Dian has been a media clerk at Woodstock Elementary for 14 years. If you ever get a chance to go into the library and observe, you will notice that the students seem excited to come into the library and are never in a rush to get in and get out as quickly as possible, because she has created an environment that they want to be a part of.

What books are currently on your nightstand?


The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip M. Hoose, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

What was the last great book you read?

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The last book that made you cry?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, I love historical fiction!

The last book that made you laugh?

Fred Forgets by Jarvis.  I read this with kids at school, but after I felt bad, it was kind of a mean book!

What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?

I was the kind of kid that maxed out my checkouts at the public library every week and built tree houses where my friends and I would sit in and read.

What is the best book you were required to read as a student?


Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

What is your favorite book to recommend to children?

Too many to list, but here are a few,

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14 thoughts on “By the Book: Dian Morrison, Woodstock Elementary”

  1. I enjoyed reading about you Dian and the books you read. I love Tuck Everlasting, it is one of my favorite books.

  2. Johneen Anderson

    I loved the Book Thief and now I am reading The Nightingale–I just don’t know what is so drawing about these World War II books but they keep drawing me in. We seem to gain strength from those people in life that row upstream and make it. We gain such an appreciation for our freedoms we sometimes take for granted. Thanks for your input.

  3. Please come visit, we have a wonderful library! Those were fun times when we had meetings in everyone’s library!! It’s always fun to share our spots!

  4. Christine Fotheringham

    Now I want to come and see Dian in action! How about a field trip? So glad I am getting to know more about each of you wonderful ladies (and gentlemen).

  5. Vala'dee Tanner

    I want to join the field trip! It’s also been a while since I read The Book Thief, too. I’d love to read it again.

  6. Amy Christensen

    Dian always has the best recommendations for any age. I know that if she has recommended it for my little, that we will have a great time reading together. Thanks Dian!

  7. I like the books you recommend to children. I think we should take field trips to many libraries to get new ideas and refresh what we are doing! Yours sounds like one we need to visit.

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