So Many Books, So Little Space

Author BasketsAuthor Baskets —Soon, the ABC shelves began to overflow. To solve this problem, I began creating author baskets to house books written by my students’ favorite authors. I rotate these baskets during the year to keep the library fresh and inviting! Again, the number of author baskets has grown over the years and now includes baskets for the following authors: Tedd Arnold (Fly Guy books), Eric Carle, Kate DiCamillo (Mercy Watson books), Tomie dePaola, Mem Fox, Steven Kellogg, Tom Lichtenheld, James Marshall, Mercer Mayer, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Sally Walker, Mo Willems (Elephant & Piggie books), and Audrey Wood.


Seasonal ShelfSeasonal Shelf—Again, in an effort to have as many books as possible with the covers facing out, I purchased this handy stair-step bookshelf to house my seasonal books (Beginning of the Year, Fall/Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Winter, February Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, End of Year). I store each month’s books in a plastic box and rotate the books each month.