Two Fun Organizing Books for Kids

My son recently came home from school with his Scholastic book order form.  As I was looking through it I found two organizing books for kids that I’d never seen before.  The illustrations on the cover are totally caught my eye and the description of each sounded really interesting and helpful for kids that have trouble getting the concepts of organization and time management.  So I ordered them up and they are just the cutest books that make it way cool for kids to be organized and on time.  Amen to that!

Fun Organizing Books for Kids at
These aren’t new books as they came out in 2006 and 2008 but this was the first I’ve heard of them.  I would say both of them are geared towards kids in the 9 to 14 age range (depending on your child’s reading level) and each are about a 100 pages long.

The first one is called Get Organized Without Losing It by Janet S. Fox.

Get Organized Without Losing It ~ organizing books for kids at
Book Description:

“Kids today have a lot to keep track of—and keep organized. Schoolwork, friends, activities, chores…rooms, backpacks, lockers, desks…and what about fun? Here’s friendly, practical, humorous help for kids who want to manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff—without going overboard or being totally obsessed. Tips, techniques, strategies, and examples empower kids to conquer clutter, prioritize tasks, handle homework, prepare for tests, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and start enjoying the benefits of being organized: less stress and more success. Lists and steps make it doable; jokes and cartoons make it enjoyable. Recommended for any kid who’s frustrated, overwhelmed, and sick of hearing “Clean your room!” “Where’s your homework?” and “You’re going to be late AGAIN!””

Topics include:

  • Basic tools for getting organized
  • Desk disasters, locker shockers and other major messes
  • Plan for school success
  • Is it worth it to get organized?

The second one is called See You Later, Procrastinator! by Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick. I just love this cover.

See You Later, Procrastinator ~ organizing books for kids at
Book Description:

“Kids today are notorious for putting things off—it’s easy for homework and chores to take a backseat to playing video games, hanging out with friends, watching television, or surfing online. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach kids how to get motivated, stay motivated, and get things done. Kids learn 12 reasons why people procrastinate and 12 Procrastination Busters that can help; 20 ways to kiss procrastination good-bye; tips for avoiding setbacks like the dreaded Domino Effect; and Mighty Motivators and Fun Rewards to keep them on track. See You Later, Procrastinator! gives kids lots of ways to kick the procrastination habit and feel more in charge of their lives.”

Topics Include:

  • The pitiful tale of Peter Procrastinator
  • Procrastination in action
  • 20 ways to kiss procrastination goodbye
  • How to stop procrastinating right now

I really do highly recommend both these organizing books for kids.  Please visit the links above for more information and to see a peek of the inside pages.  They aren’t boring at all but instead written in such a fun way with silly drawings throughout that kids will get a kick out of while learning something at the same time.  Such important skills for kids to learn as it’s much harder to learn these concepts as an adult as I’m sure you will agree.  Plus both these books smell good and yes I really do smell my books.  Don’t you? :)

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5 Responses to Two Fun Organizing Books for Kids

  1. 1
    Jo-Anna says

    Hi Laura,

    I came across your blog post 10 Things To Do Every Day to Stay Organized quite a while ago and refer back to it often. I finally feel that I”m in a place to get more organized so I came by to check out your blog and wow – you are an inspiration!! I am definitely going to spend more time here to help get organized. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful posts!!!

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      Thank you for such nice words Jo-Anna. I’m so thankful I can help people in this way. All the best to you on your organizing journey.


  2. 2
    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says

    What a great post! We are big, big readers at my house (my mom and dad own a small independent bookstore and keep us well stocked!), but I have to admit that I somehow totally missed these gems! My daughter loves the idea of organizing but somehow whatever mess she’s organizing often gets much, much worse before it gets better … ummmmm … how did you know we could for sure use some tips on this!?!?!? :D Thanks a million!

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      Yes I was super surprised I’d never heard of them either until they showed up in the Scholastic book order form recently. So glad I bought them!

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    Carol Gordon Ekster says

    I hope you’ll consider adding my book, Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room, Character Publishing, 2011. It has a parent page at the back on how to raise organized kids. Ruth learns the importance of being organized in this adorable story for 4-9 year olds, written by a retired elementary school teacher, who understood the importance of fostering organization. You can watch the trailer here:

    Thanks for your consideration! And continue helping others to get organized. It is such an essential life skill!


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