Children’s bookcases, bookshelves and bookends

Trying to find the perfect children’s bookcase or bookshelf can be a minefield with children’s books coming in all shapes, sizes, and weights, and books becoming out of date and unwanted and swapped for new ones in a short space of time. We’ve put together a selection of recommended kid’s bookshelves, bookends, and bookcases to give you some ideas for storing all those picture books, stories, and kid’s magazines.

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Children’s bookcases – our recommendations

Kid’s bookshelves – our favourites

Beautifully crafted, this bookcase encourages children to learn their alphabet letters, and pick books independently.
Holding a surprising number of books in a small space, there’s also useful clock face to help children learn to tell the time.
A stylish and practical rotating bookcase that will look great in a bedroom, playroom or classroom.

Children’s bookcases

A great sturdy white bookshelf perfect for older children’s books.
A great children’s bookcase for books of all sizes.
A colourful freestanding children’s bookcase with a Gruffalo theme.

A very versatile storage unit suitable for children’s books.
A sunny safari themed children’s bookshelf and storage unit.
A funky four shelf giraffe bookcase for children which is ideal for storing picture books.

A princess themed freestanding children’s sling bookcase, ideal for picture books.
A white round children’s bookcase, on wheels, which stores a surprising number of books.
An interesting and distinctive corner children’s bookcase – ideal for children’s books in small bedrooms.

Children’s book storage

A bright and fun pirate-themed children’s bookcase storage unit with sling shelves.
A great children’s book storage unit for younger children – ideal for picture books and this unit will work on the floor or on top of other furniture.
A dolls house themed children’s bookcase storage unit.

A magic garden themed children’s book storage unit with bookshelves and drawers.
A multi-use stoarge unit which is ideal for children’s books, with shelves, drawers and trays.
A expandable unit to create just as much children’s bookcase storage as you need.

Children’s bookends

Beautiful safari themed children’s boookends including a lion and zebra.
Awesome dinosaur children’s bookends for children’s books.
Stunning Elmer elephant bookends for children’s books.

Super cute Peter Rabbit bookends.
Stunning spaceman themed bookends which are ideal for a nursery.
Colourful unicorn bookends for children – these are bound to brighten up any children’s bookshelf.

Gorgeous wild animal children’s bookends featuring a crocodile and an elephant.
A wonderful pirate themed set of bookends for children.
Cracking tractor bookends for children’s books – ideal for chapter books.

Adorable hippo bookend for children’s books.
Hand-painted woodland friends children’s bookends.
Child-friendly dinosaur themed bookends.

Wall shelves for children’s books

A versatile wall mounted solution for children’s books large and small.
A sturdy car themed children’s bookshelf for wall mounting.
A wall-mounted children’s bookcase shelf which is ideal for larger picture books.

Children’s book display units and book racks for a large number of books

This storage unit will hold up to 50 children’s books of various sizes.
A stunning spinning tower which make an ideal book storage unit for older children.
A great wall-mounted solution for a large number of picture books.

This page of children’s bookcases was first published on Apr 14 2019 and last updated on Jul 26, 2023 @ 8:15 pm.

For children’s picture book suggestions, see our Year 1 reading list, Year 2 reading list and Books to read before you are five years old

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About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is a highly qualified (BA Hons, PGCE, QTS) children's literature expert and teacher with over 25 years of experience. He has led inset courses, developed curriculum materials, spoken at conferences, advised on longlisting for several international children's literature literature awards and written for educational publishers including contributing to a BETT award-nominated app. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin

This resource was last updated on July 26th, 2023 and first published in 2019.