Another way we can find books we love is by choosing books with our favorite story characters. We can check out lots of these books during our library time. Book characters are created by authors and illustrators.
We have been learning how books are arranged on the shelf. Books with characters are fiction books. We now know that fiction books are arranged on the shelf in ABC order. If I know the author of my favorite character's books, I can find all the books the library has at that same spot, because they will share the same call number.
Finding new books characters and reading all of their stories and adventures is one way I can find even more books to read. One of our reading goals is to broaden, or to grow, our love for different books. Finding new books characters to read is one way to do this.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is coming up next week! Many book character balloons have appeared in the parade over the years. Do you recognize any of these character balloons?
We are learning how libraries put their books on the shelves. All libraries separate their books into two sections: fiction and nonfiction. We can go to any library and begin our search for a books in the fiction or the nonfiction section to find our favorite books or to investigate new topics.
Each book has its own address called its call number. This number tells us exactly where each book can be found on the shelf. This number is always printed on a spine label on each book. The spine is a part of the book that runs down the middle of the book's cover, just like our spine runs down the middle of our back.
Fiction books are placed on the shelves in ABC order by the author's last name. Keeping the shelves in order makes it easier for us to find the books we are looking for .
We are practicing identifying author's last name on book covers and which shelf we would find that book on.