Kids do judge a book by its cover – so this lovely bookcase is the perfect choice.
My children tend to find reading material by emptying all their books on the floor – or, worse, not bothering at all. So I was delighted when Tidy Books offered me the chance to review their forward-facing children’s bookcase.
Children are obviously interested in books long before they can read, so seeing the covers is more important to them than a row of spines. Even when they can read, it’s easier for them to find a book at a glance if they are facing out. As Tidy Books says:
Children do judge a book by its cover!
We’ve got loads of books in ours and it’s not full to capacity – it can hold up to 85 books. As you can see, the bookcase is deep enough to fit a few books but not so bulky that the titles at the back get lost, thus defeating the object. With different size shelves, it’s great for all our out-size books and the ledges at the front stop the small ones falling out.
It’s lovely to keep all my son’s favourites on display so he can find one for me to read to him. He’s only just three but he can still reach all the shelves. Children being simple creatures – like most of us! – they say what they see, so it’s easy to introduce new books – I just pop them on the shelf and let him feel like he’s the one making the discovery.
It’s also a nice display area to collect together books of a certain type, or season. I got very excited hunting down all our Christmas books to show off for the boys in our new bookcase. Many are very special to me, the actual ones from my own childhood all those hundreds of years ago, (as my children seem to think!).
The bookcase is very simple to put together. It comes with safety fixings to attach it to the wall, so you don’t have to worry about it toppling over. Available in a number of different colour ways (blue, pink, white and natural wood with a choice of upper and lower case letters), it would suit any child’s bedroom or playroom. I liked how its slim shape means it provides a lot of storage without taking up too much room.
The bookcase makes a lovely Christmas present for a child – and his parents will also appreciate it, as it’s practical as well as great for inspiring a love of books and reading. The bookcases are also produced in a way that is friendly to the environment, made out of wood from sustainable sources and finished with eco-friendly water lacquer (meaning low VOCs). You can even buy a personalised bookcase to make your gift extra special!
Putting books at the heart of my son’s room has certainly increased his independent interest in them – which is a gift that will last a lifetime.
Oooh I want one!! Looks lovely!
Also we have very similar book collections AND I got my Crimbo books out today!! 🙂 xx
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…exciting! xx
I’ve seen this bookcase a few times now and have to say it looks awesome. We have a huge floor to ceiling bookcase in our living room, and the kids have the entire bottom shelf…but they basically have a plastic storage box in their room which isn’t so great. Def need a solution!! Thanks for the lovely review xx
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We have one of these and I absolutely love it. My son is able to see all of his books now, making it so much more appealing for him to go grab them x
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I would love one of these for my youngest daughter’s bedroom as not only can they find their books more easily, but it looks to take up less room, too – ideal for smaller bedrooms. It’s on my wish list, thanks for reviewing! K
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Thanks Keira, I’m sure she’d love one. They are great for helping them choose their own books.
Oh that’s lovely bab! I need something similar for my playroom. We have a couple upstairs but they seem to only fit in like three books? This is much better!!! x
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Thanks for sharing your review of it – looks great! We had all our books in a cupboard but it really wasn’t practical for my 20 month old to get in and out of, plus it did my head in as the cupboard became a mess very quickly. We’ve just got a small book caddy at the moment so I’m looking into other options and this looks fab! It’s so brilliant to be able to inspire our children to read, sometimes I spend hours a day going through books with my toddler. Enjoy!