Catalogue~ Classification & Categorization

In a nutshell~

Library Classification is assigning a book to its place in a ‘logical scheme’ of subject matters.

The reason for this classification is so that a book may be found [ let me say over and over again ] and

that it will be found near other similar books.  [this is the important part]

Whether near the subject matter- as in Non-Fiction ~ the dinosaur books [567.9] will all be together, as will the baseball books [796.357], and the Florida history books [975.9] and so on, and so on.

Or, near an author’s own storybooks/novels they have written- as in Fiction ~ all the Andrew Clements books are side by side [FIC CLE], as are the Brian Jacques books [FIC JAC], and the Will Hobbs books [FIC HOB], the Mike Lupica books [FIC LUP], and the Rick Riordan [FIC RIO], or Tolkien books [FIC TOL], etc., etc.

See…. there is a reason for all this perfection of details!

It’s called the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Yes, we’re still using it!

Melvil Dewey was a genius of detail and we owe him a great deal of praise for our library system.

There are, of course, little nuances to the DDC system that I will gladly teach you, but I just wanted to give you a little idea of what it’s about, and why it exists.  [if you didn’t know, or weren’t sure]

It’s easy to keep track of almost 14,000 books when you follow the library rules!

[please follow the library rules!  i beg you, please!]

I’m teaching it to the Kindergartners now!

[…all the rules too!]

Book titles hitting the shelves soon….

 if not already there:

– Sets and Series –

FLSSYRA  [Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award]

Athlete vs. Mathlete-2 / Blast Off / Counting by 7’s / Eight Keys / Eighth Day / Eye of the Storm / Fortunately the Milk-3 / Freaky Fast Frankie Joe-2 / Heroes Guide to Saving the Kingdom-2 / Hypnotists / Jack Strong Takes a Stand-2 / Jungle of Bones / Kizzy Ann Stamps / Nerd Camp /  Olivia Bean Trivia Queen-2 / Pie / Project Jackalope / Secret of Rover / Seeing Red / Stung-3 / Tesla’s Attic-3 / Testing-2 / This Journal Belongs to Ratchet / Three Times Lucky / Twerp-3 / White Fur Flying / All Four Stars / Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles bk#1 / Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile / The Terrible Two bk#1 / The Girl Who Drank the Moon / The War that Saved My Life / Fish in a Tree / Worm Whisperer / Serafina’s Promise / Prairie Evers / Pet War /


Amazing Origami [series- 8 bks, art]

Origami Birds and Butterflies / Origami Bugs / Origami Holidays / Origami Pets / Origami Planes / Origami Space / Snapping and Speaking Origami / Action Origami

Big Buddy Books, Buddy Bios

Michael Phelps / Jonas Brothers / Selena Gomez / Usher / Abigail Breslin / Drake Bell & Josh Peck

Buddy Books, Going to Work-Animal Edition

Acting Animals / Crime-Fighting Animals / Military Animals / Search-and-Rescue Animals / Service Animals / Therapy Animals

Checkerboard Geography Library, The Countries

Argentina / Australia / Brazil / China / Egypt / Israel / Japan / Netherlands / Phillippines

Dynamic Duos of Science

Jane Goodall and Mary Leakey /     more to come!

Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists [series- 11 bks, biography/art] 

Mary Cassatt / Leonardo Da Vinci / Salvador Dali / Frida Kahlo / Michelangelo / Claude Monet / Georgia O’Keefe / Pablo Picasso / Rembrandt / Diego Rivera / Vincent Van Gogh

Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Inventor and Scientists

Mary Leakey / Stephen Hawking /     more to come!

Giants of Science

Charles Darwin / Albert Einstein /  Marie Curie /          more to come!

Great Minds of Science

Stephen Hawking /    more to come!

History’s Greatest Rivals [series- 9 bks, history]

Lincoln vs. Davis / Capone vs. Ness / Hamilton vs. Burr / Hitler vs. Churchill / Founding Fathers vs. King George  III / Grant vs. Lee / Jefferson vs. Adams / Sitting Bull vs. Custer / JFK vs. Khrushchev

Holiday Origami [series- 4 bks, art]

More Valentine’s Day Origami / More Halloween Origami / More Thanksgiving Origami / More Christmas Origami

I Am [series- 10 bks, biography]

Roberto Clemente / Walt Disney / Helen Keller / John F. Kennedy / Martin Luther King, Jr.  / Sacagawea / Harriet Tubman / George Washington / George Lucas / Albert Einstein /

National Geographic Kids

Genius; a Photobiography of Albert Einstein / Marie Curie / Great Migrations; whales, wildebeests, butterflies, elephants and other amazing animals on the move /

Origami Holidays [series- 3 bks, art]

Origami for Valentine’s Day / Origami for Halloween / Origami for Christmas

Our Nation’s Pride

The Capitol Building / National Anthem / Pledge of Allegiance / Statue Of Liberty / United States Flag / Veterans Day

Road Trip: National Parks [series- 6 bks, history/geography]

Acadia / Everglades / Grand Canyon / Great Smoky / Yellowstone / Yosemite  [full titles abbreviated]

The Rock Cycle- A Look at… [series- 6 bks, earth science]

Erosion and Weathering / Igneous Rocks / Metamorphic Rocks / Minerals / Sand, Silt, and Mud / Sedimentary Rocks

The Story of Our Holidays [series-7 bks, social science]

Earth Day / Valentine’s Day / St. Patrick’s Day / Halloween / Day of the Dead / Veteran’s Day / Thanksgiving

Sports Zone / Inside MLB [series- 7 books, sports, non-fiction]

Atlanta Braves / Chicago Cubs / Detroit Tigers / Oakland Athletics / Philadelphia Phillies / St. Louis Cardinals / Texas Rangers

Super Sandcastle-Let’s Learn A to Z

Alley to Zippy: Cats from A to Z / April Fool’s Day to Z Day: Holidays from A to Z / Ant Farm to Zebra Fish: Pets from A to Z

Super Sandcastle-Dog Daze

Bold Boxers / Brainy Brittanys / Jumping Jack Russell Terriers / Lovely Labrador Retrievers / Shaggy Shih Tzus / Strong Siberian Huskies

Super Sandcastle-Poetry Power

Bees to Trees / Buses to Books / Carrots to Cupcakes / Fireworks to Fruitcake / Guppies to Puppies / Nicknames to Nightmares

A True Book Biography

Barack Obama / Bill and Melinda Gates / Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge / Malala Yousafzai / Mark Zuckerberg / Michelle Obama / Pope Francis / President Donald Trump / Queen Elizabeth II / Steve Jobs / Walt Disney

Who Was… / Who were… ?

Susan B. Anthony? / The Beatles? / Jane Goodall? / Roald Dahl? / Milton Hershey? / Ulysses S. Grant? / Steve Jobs? / Helen Keller? / Robert E. Lee? / Abraham Lincoln? / Michelle Obama? / Sally Ride? / Theodore Roosevelt? / Maurice Sendak? / Harry Houdini? / Martin Luther King, Jr.? / Louis Braille? / George Washington Carver? / Julia Child? / Roberto Clemente? / Frederick Douglass? / Ronald Reagan? / Robert Ripley? / Jackie Robinson? / Betsy Ross? / Sojourner Truth? /  The Wright Brothers? / Jacqueline Kennedy? / Queen Victoria? / John F. Kennedy? / Steve Jobs? /

What Is… / Where is… / What was / What were… ?

March on Washington? / The Boston Tea Party? / The Hindenburg? / Mount Everest? / The Empire State Building? / The Panama Canal? / The Statue of Liberty? / The Salem Witch Trials? / Pearl Harbor? / Battle of Gettysburg? / The First Thanksgiving? / The Gold Rush? / The Titanic? / The Great Barrier Reef? / Alcatraz? / Walt Disney World? /

– Miscellaneous titles –


Main Room

[non-fiction: history, biography] 

The Nazi Hunters / The President has been shot!; the assassination of JFK / Imprisoned; betrayal of Japanese Americans during WWII / WWII [Eyewitness Bks.] / WWII: Fighting for Freedom / The Library of Congress /  Eleanor Roosevelt: a life of discovery [biography] / Albert Einstein: a life of genius [biography] / Thomas Edison: a brilliant inventor [biography] /  States / brown girl dreaming [Newbery] / El Deafo [Newbery &  graphic novel biography] / Lives of the Scientists [biographies] / Amelia Earhart: legend of the lost aviator [biography] / Wild West / Fast Facts About the 50 States / Saints and Angels / Kid Pirates;  Ten True Tales [biography] / The Mayo Brothers: Doctors to the World [biography] / Cissie Palmer: Putting Wealth to Work [biography] / Islam / Children of the Dust Bowl / Magnificent Minds [biography] / Remarkable Minds [biography] / Max Planck: Uncovering the World of Matter [bio] / Max Planck: Revolutionary Physicist [bio] / The Boy on Fairfield Street; how Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss [bio] / Mother Teresa; Life in Pictures / Carrie Underwood / Vietnam War: one event, six bios / Native American Heroes: Osceola, Tecumseh, Cochise / The Trail of Tears / The Afghanistan War / The Timucua / Seminole /


[non-fiction: social science, earth science, lit. & other misc. genre]

Wingnut’s Complete Surfing / Night Sky / Exploralab 150+ways to investigate amazing science / 100 Inventions that Made History / Oceans Alive! / Weather / Geography; a visual encyclopedia [Smithsonian Reference- Ref.] / Can You See What I See? Out of this World / The Rainforest Grew All Around /  Strawberry Shortcake’s Holiday Treats Cookbook / Easy Origami / Surefire Paper Airplanes Fold and Fly / Days to Celebrate /  Indian Sign Language / Horses / Robert Browning-poetry / Walt Whitman- poetry / The Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories / Coolest Job in the Universe; working aboard the ISS / Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension / The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration / Alia Muhammad Baker: Saving a Library from War / Bull Sharks After Dark / Coyotes After Dark / Poems to Learn by Heart / Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass / When the Earth Shakes; Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis / Flying Cars the True Story / Food Engineering; from Concept to Consumer / The Inventor’s Secret; what Thomas Edison told Henry Ford /  You can Draw Cartoon Animals / Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft and Spacecraft / Origami Paper Airplanes / William Shakespeare / Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow [folklore] / Marine Fishes [pocket expert guide] / Real Fitness: 101 games and activities etc. / Drama, Rumors & Secrets: smart girl’s guide / A Smart girl’s guide to money / Modern Pirates / Illegal Animal Traffickers / Poachers / Cybercriminals / Summiting Everest / Best Church Supper Recipes / Gooseberry Patch Church Suppers / Fast Fix one-dish meals / Fix-It and Enjoy It! 5 ingredient recipes / Fix-It and Forget-It Kids Cookbook /



Whites of Their Eyes [book 3 in Benjamin Pratt series] / Memory Maze [book 2 to Hypnotists] / Return to the Willows / The Always War / Icefall / Story Thieves / Half Upon a Time / Deadweather and Sunrise [ The Chronicle of Egg] / The Witches / My Life as a Book / Kindred Souls / Kira Kira [Newbery] / Inquisitors Mark [book 2 to Eighth Day] / Nerd Camp 2 [book 2 to Nerd Camp] / The Amazing World of Stuart-2 bks. in one / Thanks to Josefina-Amer. girls / Samantha’s Special Talent-Amer.girls / Star Wars Jedi Apprentice; The Threat Within / The Isle of the Lost / Distant Waves; a novel of the Titanic / The Boy Who Dared / Lemonade Crime [Lemonade War bk. 1] / Dare to be Scared; 13 stories to chill & thrill / The War that Saved My Life [Newbery] / The Girl Who Drank the Moon [ Newbery] / Certain Poor Shepherds / The Family Under the Bridge [Newbery] / Mystery of the Missing Candlestick [FL] / Nuts to You / Rumble Fish / Turn Left at the Cow / Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile / Same Sun Here / Nickel Bay Nick /  Cupcake Diaries: Mia Measures Up / Twice Upon a Time [sequel to Half Upon a Time] / Year of the Dog / Year of the Rat / Dumpling Days / Vietnam: Free-Fire Zone / The Crossover [Newbery] / Lost in Paris / Heart of a Dolphin / Serafina’s Promise / English Roses; Catch the Bouquet, New Girl, Big Sister Blues / If the Magic Fits [100 dresses series #1] / Webster; tale of an outlaw / Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop / 2-Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them / 2-Tales of Beetle the Bard / Christmas After All; Diary of Minnie Swift / The Rookie Bookie / Anaconda, Golden Flower / Lost in Paris / A Shiloh Christmas / Webster; tale of an outlaw / The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop /  Dark Tide [bk 3 in Waterfire Saga] / The Ghost, the White House and Me / Dogmagic / Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes / Return of the Homework Machine / I’m Not Who You Think I Am / Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister / Heidi / Alice’s Adv. in Wonderland / Daring Do and the Marked Thief of Marapore /


[fiction series & companion sets]

Vet Volunteers [series #1-5]:    Fight for Life #1 / Homeless #2 / Trickster #3 / Manatee Blues #4 / Say Good-bye #5

Fish Finelli [series #1-3]:  Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles #1 / Operation Fireball #2 / Ghosts Don’t Wear Glasses #3

The Unseen World of Poppy Malone [ series #1-3]:  A Gaggle of Goblins #1 / A Gust of Ghosts #2 / A Mischief of Mermaids #3

All Four Stars / The Stars of Summer [sequel] / Stars So Sweet [sequel- on order]

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes / Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard [companion book in the Peter Nimble Adventure]

The Terrible Two / The Terrible Two Gets Worse [sequel]

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School [series#3-5]:  The Whites of Their Eyes #3 / In Harm’s Way #4 / We Hold These Truths #5

Infinity Ring: Curse of the Ancients #4, Cave of Wonders #5, Behind Enemy Lines #6, Iron Empire #7

Geronimo Stilton: Search for Treasure #6 , Enchanted Charms #7, Back in Time #2 , Thea Stilton Secret of the Snow

Confectionately Yours #1-3: Save the cupcake!, Taking the cake!, Sugar and Spice [donated set!]

Children of the Red King #1-3: Charlie Bone novels [donated set!]

Pendragon #1-4: [donated set!]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: #3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.  Several duplicates were donated!  Yay!  Our non-readers will be so happy!


[graphic novels] 

To Dance; a memoir / Sunny side Up / Baby-Sitters Club #3; Mary Anne Saves the Day / Smile / Sisters/ 4- Plants vs. Zombies / Ghosts / more Baby-Sitters Club / Swing-It Sunny / Just Princesses / Amulet: Stonekeeper / Baby-sitters Club #1-4 / 3-Bird & Squirrel: On Ice, On the Edge, On Fire / City of Light, City of Dark / Copper / Into the Volcano / Dream Jumper #1-2 /


Both Rooms

[chapter books ~ grades 1-3 and 3-5 ]

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures [series 1-5, adventure, paperback] :  The Mount Rushmore Calamity / The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery / The Japanese Ninja Surprise / The Intrepid Canadian Expedition / The Amazing Mexican Secret – 2

Capital Mysteries [ series- books 6 & 7, mystery]:  Fireworks at the FBI #6 / Trouble at the Treasury #7

I Survived series:  San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 / Shark Attacks of 1916 / Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 / Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 / Nazi Invasion, 1944 / Hurricane Katrina, 2005 / Japanese Tsunami, 2011 / Joplin Tornado, 2011 / Attacks of September 11, 2001 /

The Surprise Party / The Paint Box Kid / The Chalk Box Kid / Fly Guy vs. the Flyswatter / Gumazing Gum Girl! Chews Your Destiny / Fourth-Grade Weirdo / Ling & Ting: not exactly the same! / The Zack Files; It’s Itchcraft! / Third Grade Angels / Fourth Grade Rats /  Time Hop Sweets Shop; Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell / Ranger in Time [2] / Dog Diaries [4] / Nancy Clancy [2] / The Big, Bad Blackout / Junie B. Jones Cheater Pants / Dragon Masters Rise of the Earth Dragon / Jake Drake Know-it-all / Good Crooks; Missing Monkey! / Magic Bunny; Dancing Days / Treasure Island / Tom Sawyer [2] / Classic Starts: Secret Garden / Gravity Falls: Pining Away / Rainbow Magic: Belle the Birthday Fairy / Cupcake Club: Icing on the cake / My Weird School: Mr. Hynde is out of his mind! / Ivy & Bean: Break the Fossil Record / Silver Pony Ranch; Sparkling Jewel / Haggis and Tank Unleashed; All Paws on Deck / Boris on the Move / Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe; Three Little Pugs /

Amelia Bedelia; Means Business, AB Unleashed, AB Road Trip [3 bks.-higher level chapter]

American Girls; Lanie, Nellie’s Promise, Aloha, Kanani, Meet Josefina, Josefina’s Surprise, Josefina  Learns a Lesson, Nellie’s Promise

American Girl Mysteries; Curse of Ravenscourt, Shadows of Society Hill, Stolen Sapphire, Spy on the Home Front, Danger at the Zoo, Silent Stranger, Light in the Cellar, Thief in the Theatre, Clues in the Shadow, Lady Margaret’s Ghost, Peril at King’s Creek, Cry of the Loon, Minstrel’s Melody, Puzzle of the Paper Daughter

Dragon Masters [series #1-5]: Rise of the Earth Dragon, Saving the Sun Dragon, Secret of the Water Dragon, Power of the Fire Dragon, Song of the Poison Dragon

Eerie Elementary [series #1-4]: The School is Alive!, The Locker Ate Lucy!, Recess is a Jungle!, The Science Fair is Freaky!

The Notebook of Doom [series #1,2,7,8]: Rise of the Balloon Goons, Day of the Night Crawlers, Flurry of the Snombies, Charge of the Lightning Bugs

Looniverse [series #2-3]: Meltdown Madness, Dinosaur Disaster

Olive & Beatrix [series #1-2]: The Not-So-Itty-Bitty Spiders, The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob

Owl Diaries [series #1-4]: Eva’s Treetop Festival, Eva Sees a Ghost, A Woodland Wedding, Eva and the New Owl


Primary Library K-3

[easy non-fiction: history, biography, misc. genre]

The Camping Trip that Changed America; Theodore Roosevelt / Worst of Friends; Thomas Jefferson, John Adams / Air Force One [Rookie Read-About American Symbols / Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life / The Story of Easter / Can You See What I See? Out of this World / You Never Heard of Willie Mays? / What’s Your Favorite Animal? / Lifetime; the amazing numbers in animal lives /  Fifty Cents & a Dream; Young Booker T. Washington / Mister and Lady Day; Billie Holiday and the dog who loved her / In the Sea / Eight Days Gone / Hot Air; mostly true story of first hot-air balloon [Caldecott] / The Boy Who Cried Wolf / Tortoise and the Hare / A Nest is Noisy / Whose Nest is This? / Along a Rocky Shore / Cactus Hotel / Night Creatures / Give Thanks to the Lord / Miss Moore Thought Otherwise / The Boy Who Invented TV; story of Philo Farnsworth / A Boy Named FDR /  On a Beam of Light; a story of Albert Einstein / Odd Boy Out; Young Albert Einstein / The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps / Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre & His World of Insects / Fantastic Ferris Wheel; Story of Inventor Geo. Ferris / Biblioburro; a true story from Colombia / A Butterfly is Patient / An Egg is Quiet / A Seed is Sleepy / High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs / Librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq / Lifetimes / On the Wing / Ready, Set… Wait! What animals do before a hurricane / Bugs / Burst of Firsts: Doers, Shakers and Record Breakers / First Pets; Presidential Best Friends / Barack Obama: Groundbreaking President / Hungry, Hungry Sharks! step into reading #3 / Puppies and Kittens 2 / Lincoln and Grace / A Rock is Lively / A Home for Mr. Emerson / Holidays Valentine’s Day / Holidays Halloween / J is for Jack-o-lantern a Halloween Alphabet / Celebrate Halloween /


[easy fiction]

Zen Shorts [Caldecott] / Zen Ties / Zen Ghosts / Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat / Little Owl’s Night / Henry’s Freedom Box [ Caldecott] / The Adventures of Beekle [Caldecott] / Each Kindness / Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure / Snowflakes Fall / Mouseton Abbey; the missing diamond / Mud is Cake / Shrek / Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses / That Is Not a Good Idea! / The Story of Fish & Snail / The Velveteen Rabbit / David Gets in Trouble / Corduroy’s Easter Party / Duck & Goose Go to the Beach /  Memories of the Manger / John, Paul, George & Ben /  George Washington’s Breakfast [prof.] /  A Promise is a Promise / The Story About Ping / My World / Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs / Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs / For Every Child a Star / Tar Beach-2 [Caldecott] / Pet Show / Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf / Hedgie’s Surprise [Prof.] / The Monster of the Woods [Prof.] / The Monster Who Lost His Mean [Prof.] / Not Your Typical Dragon / Three Hens and a Peacock / Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons / Gingerbread Bear / Mice and Beans / Under the Same Sun / Surfer Chick / Clark the Shark / Rubia and the Three Osos-2 / King of the Zoo-2 / The Snatchabook / Maria’s Comet / Merry Christmas Strega Nona / Birds of Bethlehem / Black Rabbit / Carpenter’s Gift / Christmas Magic / Cinderella’s Rat / Crab Moon / Moonlight Crab Count / Night of Las Posadas / Parable Treasury / Parable of the Lily / Pumpkin Patch Parable / Red Thread; an Adoption Fairy Tale / Scarecrow’s Hat / Dim Sum for Everyone / The Snatchabook / Bringing in the New Year / Kite Flying / Fortune Cookie Fortunes / Thanking the Moon / The Three Questions / The Wishing Tree / Who Goes There? / When Blue Met Egg / Penguin and Pinecone / Penguin’s Christmas Wish / Strega Nona’s Gift / Strega Nona’s Harvest / Strega Nona Her Story / Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late / Waiting for the Biblioburro / Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! / Small, Medium & Large / Thanksgiving for Emily Ann / Pete’s Big Lunch / The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish! / All the Seasons of the Year / Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool / Could I Paint the Sky? / Halloween Mice / Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree / Tony Baloney Yo Ho Ho, Halloween! / Clifford’s Halloween [vintage edition reprint] / Monster Mash / The Scarecrow’s Wedding / Otter Loves Halloween! / Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins / Duck & Goose Honk! Quack! Boo! / Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat / Scarecrow Magic / Zen Ghosts /