Parts of a Book: Grades K-2
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Parts of a Book: Grades K-2



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Parts of a Book: Grades K-2 Parts of a Book: Grades K-2 Presentation Transcript

  • Let’s TalkAbout Books!
  • Just like people, books have very important “parts”!
  • Just like you haveskin to protect theparts inside you… A book has a part that protects it too!
  • It’s called a COVER! The book’s COVER is the outside part of the book!
  • All books have a FRONT COVER and aBACK COVER.
  • The FRONT COVER and theBACK COVER work together to keep the book safe.
  • The FRONT COVER hasimportant information on it.
  • Like the TITLE of the book!
  • The TITLE is the book’s name. Italmost always appears near the TOPof the book’s cover. TITLE: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The TITLE of a book can help youpredict or guess what the book willbe about. TITLE: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • What do you think this book is about?
  • This book is about a caterpillar. Wecan tell because the word caterpillaris in the book’s TITLE.
  • There is also a picture of a caterpillar on the cover of the book.
  • The COVER of a book also hasthe name of the AUTHOR on it.
  • The AUTHOR is the person who wrote the book.
  • The AUTHOR’S name usually appearssomewhere below the book’s TITLE or near the bottom of the book.
  • “Green Eggs and Ham” waswritten by Dr. Seuss! He is the AUTHOR!
  • Sometimes the cover of a book willalso have the name of the personwho drew the pictures in the book.
  • The person who draws the pictures is called the ILLUSTRATOR.
  • TheILLUSTRATORof this book isFelicia Bond.
  • Who do you think Laura Numeroff is?
  • Laura Numeroff is the AUTHOR.She wrote “If You Take A MouseTo School.”
  • Sometimes the same person writes the story and draws the pictures. They are both the AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR!Maurice Sendak wrote“Where the Wild ThingsAre” and drew thepictures!
  • What is the TITLE of this book?
  • Is it: YummyMy Favourite Nursery Stories Or Lucy Cousins?
  • The TITLE of this book is: Yummy My Favourite Nursery Stories
  • The TITLE of this book is: Yummy My Favourite Nursery StoriesLucyCousins istheAUTHOR.
  • Another important part of a book is the SPINE.
  • The SPINE of a book connects theFRONT COVER to the BACK COVER .
  • You have a SPINE too!Your SPINE is very strong. It keeps your body straight and holds you up!
  • A book’s SPINE works the same way. It holds the book together.
  • But a book’s SPINE is not asstrong as your SPINE!It can get damaged if you drop thebook, or don’t handle it with care.
  • The SPINE of a book also has important information on it!
  • Like the TITLE of the book!
  • And the name of the AUTHOR!
  • And if it’s a library book, the SPINE willhave a special label on it called aCALL NUMBER!
  • A CALL NUMBER is the address of the book. It tells you exactly where the book lives on the shelf!
  • Just like your address tells everyonewhat house you live in on your street. 235
  • You will learn more about CALLNUMBERS when you get older!
  • ??? WHAT TOREMEMBER ???For now, all youneed to knowabout CALLNUMBERS isthat they are onthe spine oflibrary books.
  • So always make sure when youput a book back on the shelf….The SPINE of the book is facing you!
  • So you can see….The CALLNUMBER
  • So you can see…. TITLE of the bookThe CALLNUMBER
  • So you can see….And thename of TITLEthe of theAUTHOR. book The CALL NUMBER
  • Now you know all about theimportant parts on the OUTSIDE of a book.
  • There are important parts inside a book, too. But we will save that for another day!