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"The Parts of a Book for Grade K, 1, & 2" (Library Skills)


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Library Skills for K, 1, 2 gr. Glenoaks Elementary School Library

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"The Parts of a Book for Grade K, 1, & 2" (Library Skills)

  1. 1. Let’s TalkAbout Books!
  2. 2. Just like people, books have very important “parts”!
  3. 3. Just like you haveskin to protect theparts inside you… A book has a part that protects it too!
  4. 4. It’s called a COVER! The book’s COVER is the outside part of the book!
  5. 5. All books have a FRONT COVER and aBACK COVER.
  6. 6. The FRONT COVER and theBACK COVER work together to keep the book safe.
  7. 7. The FRONT COVER hasimportant information on it.
  8. 8. Like the TITLE of the book!
  9. 9. The TITLE is the book’s name. Italmost always appears near the TOPof the book’s cover. TITLE: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  10. 10. The TITLE of a book can help youpredict or guess what the book willbe about. TITLE: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  11. 11. What do you think this book is about?
  12. 12. This book is about a caterpillar. Wecan tell because the word caterpillaris in the book’s TITLE.
  13. 13. There is also a picture of a caterpillar on the cover of the book.
  14. 14. The COVER of a book also hasthe name of the AUTHOR on it.
  15. 15. The AUTHOR is the person who wrote the book.
  16. 16. The AUTHOR’S name usually appearssomewhere below the book’s TITLE or near the bottom of the book.
  17. 17. “Green Eggs and Ham” waswritten by Dr. Seuss! He is the AUTHOR!
  18. 18. Sometimes the cover of a book willalso have the name of the personwho drew the pictures in the book.
  19. 19. The person who draws the pictures is called the ILLUSTRATOR.
  20. 20. TheILLUSTRATORof this book isFelicia Bond.
  21. 21. Who do you think Laura Numeroff is?
  22. 22. Laura Numeroff is the AUTHOR.She wrote “If You Take A MouseTo School.”
  23. 23. 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!
  24. 24. What is the TITLE of this book?
  25. 25. Is it: YummyMy Favourite Nursery Stories Or Lucy Cousins?
  26. 26. The TITLE of this book is: Yummy My Favourite Nursery Stories
  27. 27. The TITLE of this book is: Yummy My Favourite Nursery StoriesLucyCousins istheAUTHOR.
  28. 28. Another important part of a book is the SPINE.
  29. 29. The SPINE of a book connects theFRONT COVER to the BACK COVER .
  30. 30. You have a SPINE too!Your SPINE is very strong. It keeps your body straight and holds you up!
  31. 31. A book’s SPINE works the same way. It holds the book together.
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. The SPINE of a book also has important information on it!
  34. 34. Like the TITLE of the book!
  35. 35. And the name of the AUTHOR!
  36. 36. And if it’s a library book, the SPINE willhave a special label on it called aCALL NUMBER!
  37. 37. A CALL NUMBER is the address of the book. It tells you exactly where the book lives on the shelf!
  38. 38. Just like your address tells everyonewhat house you live in on your street. 235
  39. 39. You will learn more about CALLNUMBERS when you get older!
  40. 40. ??? WHAT TOREMEMBER ???For now, all youneed to knowabout CALLNUMBERS isthat they are onthe spine oflibrary books.
  41. 41. So always make sure when youput a book back on the shelf….The SPINE of the book is facing you!
  42. 42. So you can see….The CALLNUMBER
  43. 43. So you can see…. TITLE of the bookThe CALLNUMBER
  44. 44. So you can see….And thename of TITLEthe of theAUTHOR. book The CALL NUMBER
  45. 45. Now you know all about theimportant parts on the OUTSIDE of a book.
  46. 46. There are important parts inside a book, too. But we will save that for another day!
  47. 47. SPINES OUT!