After years of searching for the perfect way to organize my books in my classroom library, I stumbled upon Beth Newingham's website. (((*Update 8/22/16* Scholastic no longer has links to her original basket labels, so I've now included them in the file. They are not my work; I've just added the function of the stickers for the books. All credit to Beth for the inspiration and the getting started!
**NOW offering both .pdf and Word versions in one download***)))
I printed her labels for my baskets and discovered I needed many more, so I made the additional files. I also created matching book labels for both hers and mine. These book labels are the key to everything working for me!
Note: you will need to purchase Avery labels to print the book labels unless you want to cut them out to tape on. I buy them locally at my office store, or they are also here
on Amazon I do suggest that you print some of the sample file on your printer to test compatibility.
With the book label that exactly matches the basket, students know where all the books go! It has been a dream since I revised my library like this :-)
This FREE file includes the labels I created to match Beth Newingham's basket labels from her site. Please see my TPT Store for the additional labels I created for my own library.
To request additional labels, just leave a comment on my paid item and I will add it to the files, which will also update anyone who has already purchased the labels.
Labels that match Beth's include:
Chapter Books with Animal Characters
Birds and Reptiles
Chapter Book Mysteries
Chapter Book Series
Folk Tales and Legends
Insects and Spiders
Books about Many Animals
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Space and Solar System
Student Book Picks
*NOTE* PDF version prints a small circle around the label. Due to the gazillion printer settings and adjustments people all over the world have, I cannot guarantee these circles will print exactly on the labels, but it is a good option if you are just taping them on the books instead of purchasing the labels!