I went to Em’s school today to volunteer for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read), and found that our fantabulous school librarian had rearranged the library.  In addition to the fiction, nonfiction, biography, etc. categories, there is now one whole wall called “Everybody Books.”  See?

Do you also see what type of books are on that shelf?  PICTURE BOOKS.  The bottom photo gives a closer look, and the picture only shows a fraction of the total space dedicated to these “Everybody Books.”

I think that pretty much says it all.  Tell THAT to the New York Times.



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  1. Awesome! And I saw a Dr. Seuss book . . . yay!

  2. Hi there. A fellow crusader here. I am popping by to meet/greet everyone. There are now 40! You will have to update your list. I see you haven’t got me there. You’re missing so much, ha ha.

    Lovely post and great to see so many children’s books..:)

  3. Oh dear. I don’t need any encouragement to drop everything and read… I do love this idea though and the ‘everyone books.’

  4. I love this! That’s awesome that the librarian made it so easy for the kids to find exactly what “everybody” loves, a picture book!

    I’m working in my son’s library once a week because the district can’t afford a librarian (sad, I know). But it’s enabled me to get a better feel for all that’s out there, and especially what the kids gravitate to (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

    I hope you had fun at DEAR!

  5. Hey, has your librarian been talking to my librarian? She does the same thing here!!! How cool is that!

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