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Book Basket Labels

Organize your classroom with these free, editable book basket labels from The Curriculum Corner!

Prep your classroom library with these free, editable book basket labels.

There is something so great about looking at an organized classroom library.

We hope that these labels will help you make that vision come true.

This is another free resource for classroom teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

book basket labels

How to organize your classroom library

Looking at your baskets of books and wondering how to get them into some type of order?

Different teachers have different preferences on how to best make this happen.

Not long into my teaching career, organizing books by levels was the thing. I would have baskets with numbers or letters and children were supposed to shop from the baskets that would be close to their level.

Looking back, I really hate this idea now! How many children were prevented from picking a book they might have fallen in love with because it was in a too easy or too hard for them basket?

I now think this was an awful approach and much prefer sorting by themes or authors. Children can choose a basket that is high interest and then choose a book they might enjoy.

Along with authors and themes, you might add in classroom favorites or read alouds as basket labels.

Please share other organizational ideas you have that have worked for you!

Our free, editable classroom book basket labels

We have created three different sets of book basket labels that we hope will give your book baskets a lift this school year!

We have created three sets – a trendy black & white polka dot set as well as two beautiful watercolor options.

We hope you find an option that will be a good fit for your classroom décor.

You can download our free book basket labels here:

PDF version: Black & White Polka Dots Pink Watercolor Blue Watercolor

Editable PowerPoint version: Black & White Polka Dots Pink Watercolor Blue Watercolor

Want some additional resources that match these?  Check out the links below…

Watercolor Classroom Decor

Watercolor Editable Teacher Planning Binder

Black & White Polka Dot Classroom Decor

Black & White Polka Dot Editable Teacher Planning Binder

Black & White Polka Dot Fry Word Cards (All 1,000!!)

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Paola Ortiz Barriga

Friday 14th of July 2023

Hello Jill & Cathy,

I hope you are doing well and have had time to enjoy your summer break.

I am so happy you put together labels for the book baskets, which I am in need of. However, when I want to download the PDF File, it says the document doesn't exist. Would you kindly on this for me?

Thank you so much, Paola (I teach at Cayman International School in the Cayman Islands and I really love your fun created items).

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Friday 13th of September 2019

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