11 Kids Bookshelf Ideas for Bedrooms, Playrooms and Classrooms

The importance of books is often lost as we race out to buy our children the latest technological gadgets. A kids bookshelf might not compare to the latest games console, but a healthy collection of books in the bedroom offers a number of very important benefits.

Children who learn to love books grow up into adults who continue to enjoy the world of literary fiction. Books demand our undivided attention and nothing beats the pleasure of being submerged in a fictional world between the pages of a book. They widen your child’s understanding of the world, feed their imagination and encourage them to think critically about the words on the page.

A kids bookshelf provides a useful place to store your kids’ books, so at bedtime or on a rainy afternoon, your child can choose their favorite book, cuddle up with you, and enjoy some special time while you read together. Here are our recommendations for the perfect kids bookshelf.

Best Kids Bookshelf Ideas for Your Little Readers

1. Tot Tutors Kids’ Book Rack

Tot Tutors Kids’ Book Rack

The Tot Tutors Kids’ Book Rack in bright primary colors is a modern version of a traditional kids bookshelf. This cute bookshelf has five nylon pockets for books of various sizes and is perfect for toddlers. It will look great in your child’s bedroom, or even in the corner of a playroom.


2. Sauder Pogo Bookshelf/Footboard

Sauder Pogo Bookshelf Footboard

The Sauder Pogo bookshelf/footboard has a soft, white finish and makes a lovely cubbyhole for books and toys. This kids bookshelf is versatile enough to slot in anywhere, so it will not look out of place in adult rooms. Use the top shelves for books and the bottom cubbyholes for storage.


3. Saganizer Wooden Frame Book Rack with Nylon Pockets

Saganizer Wooden Frame Book Rack with Nylon Pockets

The Saganizer wooden frame book rack has easy-access pockets made from red, green and blue nylon. It is a sturdy bookshelf, which makes it perfect for toddlers aged 3 years and above. The nylon pockets are roomy enough for books of different shapes and sizes.


4. Naomi Home Kids Toy Sling Book Rack

Naomi Home Kids Toy Sling Book Rack

The Naomi Home kids sling book rack is suitable or books and toys. Up to 30 books can be arranged over five shelves, which are low enough for toddlers to reach their favorite stories at bedtime. The nylon slings are sturdy and easy to wipe down, which is perfect if your kids like to read and eat biscuits the same time.


5. Kidcraft Puzzle Book Shelf

Kidcraft Puzzle Book Shelf

The Kidcraft puzzle book shelf is a great kids’ bookshelf made from wood. It is designed to look like jigsaw puzzle pieces slotted together, so it will make addition to any child’s bedroom or playroom. There are three shelves in red, green and blue. The shelf is sturdy and attractive. It is large enough to hold lots of books of different shapes and sizes, without taking up too much space in a room.


6. Sorbus Kids Bookshelf in Primary Colors

Sorbus Kids Bookshelf in Primary Colors

The Sorbus kids’ bookshelf has five brightly colored nylon pockets in a sturdy wooden frame. The stacked height pockets are designed to position books vertically, so the titles are easy to read. This is a charming piece of furniture and it would look good in any room. The Sorbus bookshelf is perfect for toddlers or older kids.


7. KidKraft Nantucket 2-Shelf Bookcase

KidKraft Nantucket 2-Shelf Bookcase

The Nantucket 2-shelf bookcase by KidKraft is a stylish piece of furniture in a classic design. The shelves are deep and wide for extra storage and the construction is nice and sturdy. The Nantucket kids bookshelf is perfect for larger, heavier books and would look great in a boys or girl’s bedroom.


8. KidKraft Sling Bookshelf

KidKraft Sling Bookshelf

The KidKraft sling bookshelf for kids has soft canvas shelves for books. Books can be displayed front or back, so titles are easy to find if children want to choose their own book to read. The canvas shelves are deep enough to hold books of varying sizes, including larger titles. The bookcase frame is made from wood, so it is very sturdy and would look great in any room in your home.


9. Fantasy Fields Magic Garden Thematic Wooden Bookcase

Fantasy Fields Magic Garden Thematic Wooden Bookcase by Teamson Design Corp

The Teamson Design Corp Fantasy Fields Magic Garden bookcase is a whimsical piece of furniture. The bookcase is constructed from solid wood and decorated with CPSIA compliant lead free paints. The item is hand carved by skilled artisans, with a floral design on the sides. The open shelves can accommodate plenty of books of all shapes and sizes. There are also two handy storage drawers at the bottom of the bookcase.


10. KidKraft Firehouse Bookcase

KidKraft Firehouse Bookcase

The KidKraft Firehouse bookcase is a fun and practical piece of furniture for a kid’s bedroom or playroom. The bookshelf has three different levels and six compartments, one of which is hidden by a ‘garage door’. The unique design of the fun bookcase is a perfect introduction to organization for children – they can arrange their books and toys on each shelf of the firehouse. There is even a cute yellow bell to alert the firefighters, plus a fireman’s pole!


11. KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook

KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook

This KidKraft bookcase is more than a simple kids bookshelf, as it has an inbuilt reading nook. Children can select a book and nestle on the cushioned seat.  There is an additional storage shelf on each side of the seat cushion, which is ideal for a small reading lamp. This shelf is perfect for older kids.


You should always try to make room for books, but if you already have a great bookcase for your kids, tell us more about it in the comments section!


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