Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Books Galore

Hi everyone! 

My name is Olivia....and I am a children's bookaholic.   It's true.  I am!  I love garage sales, thrift stores, and former students that bring me their old books!   Today I went to my mom's school (she's been teaching for over 30 years, teaches kindergarten now) and we went through all of her books.  I was literally given an entire library.  It was like Christmas!  I brought them all to my classroom and spent several hours going through them all. It is definitely going to be quite the summer project. 

Being the very organized person I am it is driving me crazy that I now have so many of certain authors (such as Eric Carle) that even the one or two book boxes I have for each author/subject don't provide enough storage...and my bookcases are currently full....limiting my ability to expand.  Ahhh!I've only been in my room for 2 years, how can I have already outgrown three bookcases?!  Even though I will be sharing A LOT with my new team-mate, something tells me this is still going to be the summer of rearranging and getting clever! 

My 10 new boxes of books!

Anyway, my question for you is --- What are some of your favorite children's books of all time (I know---it's impossible to pick just one) 

Mine would probably have to be...
1.  The Lorax
2.  Jillian Jiggs
3. Love you forever
4. The true story of the three pigs
5.  Olivia the Pig
....and so many more!


  1. Holy books. I am super jealous of how many books you now own. I am such a bookaholic. My all time favorites are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Mitten.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  2. Wow that's a lot of books!! I would love to have a collection like that!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. OMG!!! That's A-Lot of books, lol!!! My favorite children's book of all time is The Dot and its sequal Ish!

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

  4. That is a ton of books!! I wish I had that many... :)

    I gave you a blog award! I hope you come on over and check it out. I'm so glad I found your blog!

    Miss A's Kindergarten

  5. Holy moly! You have SO many books and I'm *SO* jealous! I'm brand new at this teaching thing.. therefore I'm completely broke trying to get all the necessities for my classroom. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have more books but they are going to have to wait til the money starts rolling in ;)

    I get a lot of my books from Goodwill and Half Price Books. I bought a couple ebay lots, too!


  6. That's sooooo many books! Wow!

    My top 5 list would be:

    1. Leonardo the Terrible Monster
    2. Possum Magic
    3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    4. 100 Hungry Ants (I can't help it I love Math!)
    5. Koala Lou

    I LOVE the Lorax also, but my absolute favourite Dr Suess book is Wacky Wednesday! The kids talk about it all year!!


  7. I LOVE this post! I keep adding new bookcases as well! I am going to need a second room!