We have all been really enjoying our Learning Baskets this year! It dawned on me recently that it would be nice to have our books better organized so that I can quickly take whatever books we need for each week's new theme and decide what I want to borrow from the town library. It took less that an hour to sort the books: Our top shelf holds chapter books that we are not ready for yet, the second shelf has religious books and non-fiction books, the next shelf has books sorted by season (spring, summer, fall, Christmas, and Winter), the fourth shelf is crammed with our picture books, and the bottom shelf has the anthologies and puzzles. We have a nice sized loft on the second floor of our home and that is where our library of books is. I select books each week that fit in with what we are doing liturgically and seasonally and those books are read during the week (along with a selection of books read past weeks and any books we've borrowed from the town library). I also return books from downstairs back to our shelves upstairs. It makes things much simpler and we find that the children are not overwhelmed by a huge shelf of books anymore!
How do you organize your children's books?