I recently posted about how to make your own Big Books for the classroom (see 4/17/2010 posting for more information). Now I just wanted to show you some pictures of how I store and organize my big books within my classroom.
I do have a big book stand that has some storage for big books. My big book stand/storage unit is very similar to this one:
I also use various bins and baskets to organize many of the books as well. The picture below is how I store my ABC big books. I purchased this basket from Big Lots last year and it is very similar to the size of a shopping basket. I typed up some headings on the computer with some cute fonts and then glued them to some cute scrapbook paper. Once I was finished, I laminated them for durability and then punched them and added some rings to the front to identify the contents.
I also use the wide storage carts that you can purchase from Walmart or Target. These are typically on sale during the summer for very reasonable prices. Here is a picture of the front of the cart:
I also use a variety of smaller baskets for other smaller books that I have made. Dollar Tree is a great resource for buying this type of storage. Here is a picture of how I store my smaller color books for students:
Here is a link to a Pro Teacher discussion regarding Big Book Storage: Big Book Storage Discussion.
I hope that this post helps to give you ideas for storing your books! Feel free to share any other tips for how you store your big books within your classrooms.