Apr 8, 2013

Picture Book Place - Favorites

Favorites is the first main category in our new picture book area. There is only one subcategory in Favorites:
  • CALDECOTT: All of the Caldecott Medal Winners go here. They are arranged by the year that they won the award.
Also included in this section are:
  • Favorite authors: Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert, Mo Willems, etc. 
  • Favorite characters: Berenstein Bears, Clifford, Curious George, etc.
  • Classics: A Chair for My Mother, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Little House, etc.
  • Popular Books: Disney, Dora, Lego, I Spy, etc.
  • I also put some of my favorite read-alouds on these shelves for parents to find.
The books in this section were pretty easy to pull. If they were in Favorites, then EVERYTHING in that group went into Favorites. For example, Clifford's First Christmas is in the Favorites rather than the Traditions. The Hungry Catepillar is in Favorites rather than Animals.

The books in his section of the collection have two or three lines on the spine label. 

The first line is for the main category I used a P for Picture book before it, so it would read: PFAVES

The second line contains the subcategory (if there is one). For Favorites it would be CALDECOTT, or if it wasn't a Caldecott winner, the second line would just contain the author's last name and would read, for example REY. 

The third line of the spine label for the Caldecott winners is the year that it won the award. The two different spine labels for this section look like this:




This is the only section in which books with three lines on the spine label are placed on the shelves before the books with two lines on the spine label. Why? Because they are "winners" and "winners" don't belong on the bottom shelf.

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