Every Monday, we’ll see what book Dewey is reading! Over the summer, all Dewey’s books will be nonfiction science books in honor of the Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Program! And since Dewey is named in honor of Melville Dewey, the creator of the Dewey Decimal System of Classification, we will learn a bit about how the Dewey Decimal System works, too!

So, what’s Dewey reading today…?


Dewey’s reading Crackling Chemistry by Steve Parker! This book’s call number is J 540 Parker. Librarians read the call number as J five forty (not five hundred forty). The number 540 tells us that this book is about chemistry. The J at the beginning of the call number stands for juvenile and let’s us know that this book is for kids. A Y in front of a call number is for young adult while an A is for adult.

What’s Dewey Reading?