If you’re a lover and collector of books like we are, it’s a great idea to have them organized. A wonderful online tool for doing this is www.shelfari.com Here is what the web site says:
- Build virtual bookshelves to express themselves to their friends and to the world
- Discover books that are popular in their trusted circles of friends
- Influence peers by rating and discussing books online
- Discover and learn from people with similar reading tastes
- Participate in online book groups to further explore literature and share ideas
- Interact with and learn from authors
You can easily organize books into categories. Here is a sample of our shelf.
Here is a list of tags Peggy uses to organize her books. 5 senses, abc and 123, adoption/altertative families, adult, adult about kids, amelia bedelia, animals, apple/pumpkin, austin’s, baby, bedtime, big book, bilingual, biography, birthday, board book, camping/wild west, cd, chapter book, christmas, circus, clifford, cloth book, color, comic, community, cookbook, dance, dental, dinosaurs/volcanoes, disney, doctor, dora and diego, dr. suess, easter, ed’s, emotions, eric carle, fairy tales, family, fancy nancy, farm, favorite, flash cards, food, friends, fun, girly, halloween, health, hibernation, historical fiction, history, humor, insects, inventor, kids face, laura numeroff, level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4, life, lifecycle, little critter, manners, math, medical, misc, misc dec. holiday, misc holiday, monsters, multi, music/song, new baby, nocturnal, occupation, opposite, park/picnic, pets, poem/quotes, potty training, president, puzzle, rainforest, religious, reptile, resource, rhyming, safety, school, science, sea/ocean/beach, self, self help, series, sesame street, sign language, song, sound, space, spanish, special needs, sport, spring, storybook collection, summer, teacher resource, thanksgiving, thomas and friends, tools/construction, transportation, travel, tree/leaves/fall, usa, valentine’s, weather, winter, world
Here is a list of tags Tera uses to organize books. adoption/alternative families, africa, african american, alphabet, animal habitat, animals, art, art techniques, autism, babysitting, beatrix potter, bedtime, behavior, bible stories, board book, boat, body parts, books to sing, brazilian, brother, bugs, buses, c.s. lewis, caldecott, captain underpants, cats, child development, chinese, christmas, chronicles of narnia, circus, clifford, clifford phonics pack 1, colors, community helpers, construction, cooperation, counting, cuban, dad, days of the week, diego & dora, dinosaurs, disibility, diversity, divorce, dog, down syndrome, dr. seuss, early childhood education, earth day, elementary, elephant, emergency vehicles, eric carle, everyday heroes, fairy tale, family, farm, farm animal, feelings, firefighters, first day of school, folk tale, folktale, foreign language, forgiveness, french, friendship, german, germs, guinness, halloween, hawaiian, health, helping, humor, inspirational, interactive, inventions, japanese, jobs, kittens, learn to read, life cycle, lift the flap, little critter, little golden book, love, magic school bus, magnets, manners, marriage, max lucado, mo willems, mom, multicultural, native american, new baby, opposites, outer space, parenting, pirates, poems, pokemon, rescue heroes, riddle, ripley’s, safety, school, science, scooby-dooby-doo!, search and find, sesame street, sign language, spanish, spongebob square pants, touch and feel, train, transportation, travel, veggietales, women of the bible, young adult, yu-gi-oh
It’s also a good resource to add books you want to read. We can pull up the website on our smart phone while out shopping to see if we already have a book we’re thinking about buying. I hope you find this site as fun and useful as we do.