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10 Clever Ways of Storing Kids Books (Book Organizing Ideas)

Books are an essential part of our children’s development. However, before we know it our kids’ books have all of a sudden taken more floor real estate than we are willing to give them.

The are many great ways of storing kids’ books that will not only help us keep our kids’ areas organized but will also inspire them to read more often.

Today, we will be going over different book storage ideas for kids as well as things to consider before you start organizing your kid’s books.

Things to consider when selecting book storage for kids

When planning your kid’s book storage space, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. After all, the end goal isn’t only achieving a more organized reading space but one that is also accessible and inviting for your child.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when storing kids’ books:

  • Your child age
  • Your child’s hight
  • Book interests
  • Year-round book subjects

What is the best way to organize Kids’ books?

So, is there the best way to organize kids’ books? Well, there isn’t a right or w wrong way to see it. However, there are definitely a few guidelines that will make any child’s reading nook more versatile.

Some of the best kids’ storage for kids systems, as you will see next, can include:

  • A shelving system
  • Clear bins
  • Bookshelves
  • Cubbies
  • Labels
  • Wheels

Tips for Organizing Kids’ Books

When organizing kids’ books, you might want to keep in mind your child’s book collection and perform book rotations throughout the year. Book rotation allows you to plug in seasonal and holiday books your kids might enjoy reading.

When organizing your kids’ books, consider keeping relevant books at their disposal and donating or storing away books they are no longer reading. Remember, reading levels and books interest change rapidly as they grow.

That way, your child’s book display remains organized and inviting year-round.

Next are 10 great book storage ideas that will say “goodbye” to the mess and “hello” to more reading. As you scroll through the next list, pick and choose what you think will work best for your child and his/her own space.

10 Great Book Storage Ideas for Kids

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1. Kids’ Bookshelves

When it comes to storing kids’ books, bookshelves are a very convenient option and a staple in any kids’ reading nook. You can find many great online options that will get the job done.

Two fantastic options for kid bookshelves that aren’t only beautiful and have great reviews on Amazon are the Natural Birch Hardwood Kids’ Bookshelf from ECR4Kids and the Kids Book Rack from SERIONE.

The top choice of many parents (and teachers) is this Natural Birch Hardwood Kids’ Bookshelf from ECR4Kids. This furniture piece is GREENGUARD GOLD certified and made with non-toxic, BPA-free, lead-free materials. This bookshelf has 5 wide slots, which are perfect to display a wide collection of books. Measurements are 36” L x 15” W x 30” H.

The Kids Book Rack from SERIONE is another great choice. This kids’ bookshelf stands solid but has a wall anchor bracket to prevent tipping. I also love that it has two built-in cubbies, measuring 27.6” L x 11” W x 34” H.

2. Wooden Wall Shelves

Wooden wall shelves are another great option for storing kids’ books. They are fantastic space savers, allowing you to use wall space instead of floor space.

Here are two great options for wooden wall shelves…

The Wall Mounted Floating Shelves come as a set of 4 floating shelves and measure 17 inches long.

Another beautiful option is this Set of 2 Rustic Wood Floating Shelves. These kids’ bookshelves take more of a farmhouse look which many people love (myself included) because it gives the space a warmer and cozier feel.

Note: When installing wall shelves to store kids’ books, ensure that shelves are well secured to the wall by using all of the provided hardware. Additionally, please consider your child’s height so they can access the books easily.

3. Transparent Wall Shelves

Another fun option to store kids’ books is by using transparent bookshelves.

What I love about this design is that they go with any room decor. Additionally, the clear design makes it easier for kids to see through the entire book cover, as the shelf border doesn’t obstruct the view.

This 3-Pack Clear Acrylic Bookshelf makes a great book display and measures 15 inches long. They are installed as a wall-mount shelf and have all the necessary mounting hardware.

4. Mobile Book Storage

Another fantastic book storage idea for kids is to use things on wheels! Yes, on wheels.

Whether a bookcase on wheels or a wagon, a wheel storage space will allow your child to have a mobile library. This, in turn, will allow you to move his/her books from room to room by just rolling them on.

Here are some great rolling book-storing ideas for kids…

Once again, one of the top options is this Birch Double-Sided Book Display Stand by ECR4Kids. This is a great option for kids with a large book collection, as it stores books on both sides of the bookshelf. However, if you don’t need that much storage space, you can opt for the one-sided option instead.

Another great option for storing and rolling around kids’ books is this  3-Tier Rolling Metal Storage Organizer. This makes a super cute addition to any kid’s room as they can pull it to their bed, desk, or reading station as they need to.

Another super cute idea is to use a wagon for book storage. If your child already has one sitting around and you haven’t found much use for it, repurposing it as book storage is a fun idea. Here is one you can purchase.

5. Clear Bins

Clear bins are another clever book storage idea for kids, especially for large book collections. Clear bins allow you to store books into categories and place labels on the box. Kids can also look through the clear bins helping them identify the book they wish to read.

Additionally, clean bins with lids store very well in nearly any location (closets, under beds, storage compartments, room corners, garages, etc.). They stack well, and they are easy to handle.

Here are great clear plastic storage bin options for kids’ book storage:

These 4-Count Clear Plastic Storage Bins are great for storing kids’ books. They come with durable lids and secure latching handles. They are 31 Qt bins with measurements of 16.25 x 13 x 12.13 inches in, but they have more sizes.

Another storage bin option for kids’ books is this Stackable Plastic Storage Organizer Bin Basket with Handle. If you would rather not have lids on your storage bins for easier book access, this is a great idea. By organizing the books horizontally, your child can see the spines of all books.

6. Book Cubbies with Labels

Another alternative to the clear bins is to store books in cubbies with labels. Cubbies are a great idea if your kids’ books are in an area where you want to keep them concealed. Simply label the cubbies into book categories, and you are done. You can also label your cubbies by using stencil letters and fabric paint.

7. Storage Organizer

Another option is to place the books directly in a cubby storage organizer. This was one of the ways I stored my kid’s books for a few years until we purchased an actual bookcase. It is not only effective but inexpensive. You can also use this furniture piece alongside cubbies to store toys alongside the books.

8. Store Books in Baskets

Baskets are another great way to store kids’ books as they make great accent decor pieces in any room of the house. Here is a set of 3 Baskets that can accommodate books of any size.

9. Door Hanger Organizer

If you lack space to store your kids’ books consider using a door hanger organizer. This clever item uses door space that we would otherwise not use. You can place it behind any door accessible to your kids, such as their room or closet door. I think this idea works best for older kids who can reach higher.

10. Book Chest

Last but not least, in our books, storage ideas for kids is using a storage chest or ottoman. Storage chests are so versatile. They keep all of the mess out of sight, which could also serve as seating.

This Large Tufted Ottoman with Storage from HUIMO is a fantastic option. My favorite feature for this book storage idea is that it features safety hinges to ensure the lid remains open until you put away all items, preventing slamming. That is extremely important if kids will be opening it often. This piece is spacious, so with the help of bins or baskets, you can create multiple sections for storing books, toys, blankets, etc.

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I wrote an entire article on Kid’s Books and how to get your hands on the latest kids’ book for only a fraction of the cost!

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In Summary

I know firsthand that storing kids’ books can be a challenge, especially when you have multiple kids of different ages, reading levels, and book preferences and interests.

By using one or more of the aforementioned book storage ideas for kids, you will be able to organize your kid’s space and promote reading. When kids can visualize their books and know where to find them easily, they are more likely to want to read them.

So, now that you have a few ideas about organizing your child’s books, it’s time to get to work! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

What kids’ book storage idea from this list will you be implementing?

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  1. We’re in desperate need of tackling book organization (mamma of 9 and 7 year old). Just this year, we started keeping our Christmas books with our Christmas decor, packed away for ten months of the year, and then brought them out at the holiday and displayed them on the coffee table.
    Also, my parents saved most of my childhood books (especially hardback books). I can’t tell you how special having those books to read to my children was and still is. Now, I’m very cautious about getting rid of books that are “outgrown.”

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