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Inspire Them to Build a Library With These Bookshelves for Kids

Showing them the power of books while they’re little will spark a flame in them that will last the rest of their life. So, to keep them interested, it’s vital to have a library at home to encourage them to constantly be picking up new books to read to help them learn, engage, and grow. However, books can easily spread out all over the house, which is definitely not a side effect you want. You can easily manage their new collection with a fun kids book shelf, though.

Whether you want a kids book shelf that’s bright and loud or a bit more in line with your home’s design, there are plenty of cute options to choose from. The most important part is that it creates a central zone for your kiddo to go to everyday to feel confident picking out books on their own. And for you, a book shelf will eliminate clutter. Below, we’ve rounded up the best kids book shelves to inspire them to build a growing library.

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1. Delta Children’s Book Shelf

If you’re feeling something blue, this ombré kids bookshelf will make you feel calm and collected. The sling-rack style of this shelving unit allows larger books to fit inside, so nothing looks awkward hanging out like with a traditional bookshelf. If blue isn’t your thing, it also comes in primary colors and a pink color scheme for something fun. It’s also great for coloring books or school binders too.

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2. Furinno Book Shelf

If you want something a bit more toned down, this book shelf keeps things business in the front and party in the back. From afar, you’ll just see the white, but the fun peek-a-boo accents inside will surely make your kiddo smile. This is more a traditional style, so if you don’t want the books out in the open, this keeps them a bit more hidden. Best of all, it’s easy to assemble and is timeless, so they can keep it as they get older.

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3. Homfa Kids Bookshelf

If your child wants the covers of their 12 favorite picture books on display, you should check out this magazine rack-style bookshelf. It’s practical and keeps books on the four shelves, thanks to the wooden pole, preventing them from tumbling out. This thin shelf is wall-mounted, easy-to-assemble and has an open back, so it won’t take up much room. The wood is also smooth, so you can wipe it down easily if there are any unexpected juice spills.

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4. KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook Toy

If you want to encourage your child to spend an afternoon curled up with a good book, this nook is a great option. The wooden nook has six storage spaces, which you can use to store all of your child’s books, decorative knick-knacks or toys. There’s a gray cushion, so your child can sit comfortably for hours. The easy-to-assemble nook comes in white, espresso or natural.

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KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook Toy $99.99 on

5. UTEX Kids’ Book Caddy with Shelf

Some bookshelves can be too tall for kids to reach their favorite reads. This caddy with a shelf that’s low to the ground is perfect for little hands to reach all of their picture books. This sturdy caddy is built with large picture books in mind. As your child’s collection grows beyond the caddy, there’s plenty of room to stack the book up on the shelf below. It comes in white, gray and blue.

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UTEX Kids' Book Caddy with Shelf $69.95 on

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