Nonfiction Books in Your Library: Learning Dewey Numbers
Did you master our original
DEWEY CHALLENGE? Are you looking for MORE? Those
that accept and conquer the Dewey Decimal System have gained real
power - the power of knowledge.
If you are prepared, you can
start our SECOND online quiz by clicking
HERE. Each question shows you a book and has 3 answer choices -
choose the one that correctly identifies which
general Dewey number the book belongs in. Good Luck!
General Dewey Numbers (by 100's)
Bear and Fuzby as they talk about getting started with
Dewey Decimal Numbers
To keep things simple, the inventor of
this system, Melvil Dewey thought
about what people are interested in and how we share
information. He created a system of 10 main classes with 100
divisions and 1000 sections.
This means there THOUSANDS AND
THOUSANDS of Dewey numbers. Every topic you can imagine has its
own number! The good news is that we don't have to memorize them
Let's review the main Dewey classifications
so that we can get started looking around the library for the
books we like to read. We can also get ready to start our
Dewey Challenge II!
The Dewey Categories are:
- 000- 099: Everything Else & General Knowledge.
Encyclopedias, general reference works, computers,
- 100-199: Who am I? Philosophy and
Psychology. Optical illusions, brain research, question
and answer books
- 200-299: Who Made Me? Religion and
Mythology. Bible stories, religions of the world, Greek
- 300-399: Who is My Neighbor? Social Science
and Folklore. Communication, education, law, sociology,
transportation, etiquette, folklore and fairy tales
- 400-499: How Do I Talk to My Neighbor?
Language. Grammar books, sign language, dictionaries, and
picture books in many languages
- 500-599: What Will We Talk About? Weather,
Math, and Science. Experiments, mathematics, astronomy,
chemistry, physics, geology, biology, and
dinosaurs, books on specific animals
- 600-699: What Will We Do With Science?
Medicine and Technology. Human body, medicine, airplanes,
space travel, cookbooks and domesticated animals such as dogs,
- 700-799: Time for a BREAK! Thinks We Do For
Fun - Arts and Recreation. Art, artists, how-to-draw
books, crafts, origami, music, joke and riddle books, sports
- 800-899: Back to Work, Literature. Poetry,
plays and classic literature
- 900-999: How Did It All Happen? Who, What,
Where, When, Why, and How? History, geography and travel,
atlases, explorers, and biographies
If you want more of a review, please check out my
Decimal For Kids Web.