Updated December 18, 2018 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Bookshelves For Kids

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From developing critical language skills to jump-starting their imaginations, learning to read is one of the most important things young kids will ever do. Before lining any of these adorable bookshelves with age appropriate literature for your child however, make sure to firmly anchor it against the wall to reduce the chances of it ever tipping and potentially causing an injury. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best bookshelf for kids on Amazon.

10. KidKraft Natural

9. Wallniture Denver

8. Delta MySize

7. Sauder Pogo

6. KidKraft Firehouse

5. Sauder Beginnings

4. KidKraft Pastel

3. Fantasy Fields Farm

2. KidKraft Cottage

1. Fantasy Fields Outer Space

Editor's Notes

July 19, 2019:

We wanted our list to represent the virtually unlimited offerings available in bookshelves for kids, which is why you'll find a large variety of styles here. For example, we have included models like the Sauder Beginnings, Delta MySize, and Wallniture Denver, which tend to have a more grown-up look. Despite this, the first two are still the perfect size to provide easy access to toddlers and young children, while the last can be installed at any height you desire. Models like the Fantasy Fields Outer Space, KidKraft Cottage, Fantasy Fields Farm, and various other units on our list are immediately recognizable as a piece of kids' furniture and can help when trying to create a theme in your child's bedroom.

Some units on our list have some extra features that make them more versatile than standard bookshelves. For example, the Sauder Pogo provides spots to store toys on the bottom, in addition to room for books on the top, so if you don't have a lot of space to spare, it is a great 2-in-1 piece. The KidKraft Natural is another example, which provides children with a comfortable nook for reading.

We feel it prudent to point out the potential for injury if a child tries to climb up one of the models on this list, or any other piece of furniture for that matter, so in addition to trying to teach your child not to do this, we recommend you always anchor bookshelves, dressers, and other furniture firmly to the wall for safety reasons.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on December 18, 2018 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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