Kids Corner Bookshelf

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If you’re worried your child isn’t reading enough, encourage them with a kids’ corner bookshelf. Fun and playful, they’ll love having their own space to store their favorite books. Plus, the corner shape will save space, perfect if your child’s bedroom or playroom is on the smaller side. You don’t just have to use a bookshelf for books, too – the shelves can provide valuable storage space for toys. We’ve picked out a few of the best kids’ corner bookshelves below. 

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Kids’ Corner Bookshelf with Box Slots

Mack & Milo™

This bookshelf is available in three finishes - gray/white, natural wood/white, and white with colorful accents. It has six compartments and comes with three box slot drawers. A tipover restraint device is included for safety. The maximum weight capacity is 66lbs.

Designer Advice:

If your child has lots of toys, this corner bookshelf is a great choice. The larger slots in the center will fit dolls and toy cars, whereas the box slots on either side will keep things tidy. As there are three colors to choose from, you can go for a modern and minimalist look or something brighter.

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Tall Kids Corner Bookcase

Isabelle & Max™

Choose from white or gray with this bookcase, which measures fifty-four inches tall. It anchors to the wall with adjustable brackets to give you peace of mind. Even better, the open shelves will create the illusion of more space.

Designer Advice:

Due to its taller height, this bookcase is a good choice for a playroom or living room. It won’t impose too much and can multitask as regular storage, too. As the shelves get wider towards the bottom, you can stack books. We recommend using the top shelves for some decoration or a spot of greenery. 

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Wide Corner Bookshelf for Kids

Isabelle & Max™

Measuring a little over twenty-two inches wide, this bookshelf is a chic gray color that will match most décor schemes. It features six cubbies, three angled shelves, and a large open top shelf. Overall, it weighs approximately 59lbs. 

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Different Shapes Kids Corner Storage


Scratch-resistant, this bookcase will function just as well as a storage cabinet. It has six square and three triangular compartments alongside three bonus storage boxes. Each slot is generously sized so nothing will get squashed when put away. 

Designer Advice:

If your child is a bit older, this is a solid investment purchase. The higher weight capacity means you can store heavier books or things like art supplies without worrying about tilt over time. Moreover, the sophisticated gray finish won’t feel too childish as your child grows up, meaning you won’t have to repaint. 

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Colorful Corner Bookshelf for Nursery

ORE Furniture

Cheerful and bright, this bookshelf is small and compact. Featuring three equally-sized shelves, it’s perfect for a nursery due to its colorful primary color scheme. As it’s made from manufactured wood, it will be easy to keep clean. 

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Playful Children’s Corner Bookshelf

Harriet Bee

This bookcase has an adorably playful design accentuated by carved wooden finials. Available in blue or pink depending on your preference, it is affordably priced and measures thirty-seven inches tall. However, the weight capacity of 10lbs is relatively low. 

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Pastel Corner Bookshelf

Sunside Sails

This bookshelf comes in either classic white or apple green. Chip and scratch-resistant, it has adjustable shelves. Plus, a dolphin cutout divider adds a sweet but subtle finishing touch.

Designer Advice:

Understated yet undeniably cute, this bookshelf is great for active children due to its rotating design. They’ll love playing around with it to find their favorite book or toy. Additionally, the rounded corners will prevent any accidents if your child is on the smaller side. This unit is best for tinier books due to the curved shelves. 

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Kids Corner Storage with Reading Nook


Made of wood with a square cushioned seat, this storage unit features a gorgeous reading nook area. Able to seat up to two children, the weight capacity is 210lbs. The sliding doors below will help to hide mess.

Designer Advice:

A multifunctional piece of furniture like this is a great option for grandparents’ or relatives’ houses. Not only will it give your child their own space to sit and play, but it will help to prevent mess. Offering easy clean-up and style in one, the chic mid-century modern design touches are an added bonus.

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Solid Wood Kids Corner Bookshelf

Isabelle & Max™

Chip-resistant, this bookcase is made of solid wood for long-lasting durability. It comes in a light natural wood color with the original grain pattern. Plus, the steel ball bearings rotate silently to stop any annoying noise.

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Fun Corner Bookcase for Kids

Isabelle & Max™

Available in four color choices, including pink and white, this bookcase can accommodate up to six shelves. It comes with three adjustable shelves included.

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Buying Guide

How tall should a kids corner bookcase be?

The height of a kids corner bookcase should be decided in relation to that of your child. For toddlers, we don’t recommend going above 3-4 feet, otherwise it’d be too difficult for them to reach it. You might also want to avoid shelves so as to discourage them from climbing onto the bookcase.

As for slightly older kids, the correct height will depend on whether or not you’re planning on replacing the bookcase in a few years.

If you are, just check how high they can reach without stretching (perhaps by using one of your existing bookcases as an example). If you want the bookcase to grow with them, just opt for a taller model but consider keeping their favorite items on the lower shelves. For extra peace of mind, you should secure your new kids corner bookcase to the wall to avoid tipping accidents.

How do you style a kids corner bookcase?

A kid's corner bookcase is a versatile piece of furniture that doubles as a bookshelf and storage area. Style your kid's bookcase with pictures, stuffed animals, or figurines. Fill mason jars with colored pencils and crayons and set them on the bookcase shelves. You can also put your kids’ favorite toys on the lower parts of the bookshelf so they can easily grab them to play with. If you use your bookshelf this way, consider your child’s age and only put safe items within their reach.

Use higher shelves of your kids' corner bookcase as additional storage for items only you will need to access, like clothes and diapers. Put these items in wicker baskets or canvas cubbies and set them on the shelves. With these extra uses, don’t forget to use your kids' bookcase as a reading hub where all their favorite storybook covers are easily visible.

What are the best materials for a kids corner bookcase?

The best materials for a kid's corner bookcase would be a material that resists sagging and retains its structure and finishing for as long as possible. That said, we've found that bookcases made from solid wood boards are the best.

However, solid wood is a costly option, so plywood that has a hardwood veneer is highly recommended for quality and cost-effectiveness.

Another advantage is that it is stronger than some solid softwoods like pine. Plywood bookcases are also available in different veneers like teak, mahogany, cherry, and walnut.

Best Ideas

A functional, corner bookcase for your kid's bedroom. It features a nice and simple design with a few open shelves, which will keep your child's room organized. It's relatively low so the top of it can also serve as an accessible storage space.

White corner bookshelf. This minimalistic piece of furniture due to simple design will be fit perfectly for every interior. It will be good choice for cramped cumbersome flat. It can be use for books in living room or toys in children bedroom.

Dr seuss wooden unique whimsical custom

Original bookcase in modern form. It consists of 6 open shelves in various sizes. Construction is made of wood. Perfect for storing books, toys, display decorations and more. Received a lot of top ratings from customers.

like the boards, baskets and jars for storage... are glass jars safe in a boys room?

A charming arrangement of your child's bedroom. It features a functional and cozy cushioned bench with a bookcase underneath the seat. A low location of the bookcase makes it possible for your kid to grab a book wherever he or she wants to.

Highly useful wall mounted bookcases designed for kids. Constructed from wood and finished in a unique slightly glossed light brown shade, the piece offers up to five different shelves, enough to cater to your storage needs. It’s also incredibly easy to set it up.

A nice bookcase for your kids' room with the extra cork board on the side and the amazing mirrored side on the other piece, ensuring maximum use of the space and the extreme functionality. It sports a design with five huge shelves.

Cameron Corner Bookcase. Gives me an idea for the dining room.

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Hayley Nursery Bedding / Baby Girl Nursery #pbkids

Innocent, delicate bedroom of young people - surrounded by pastel colors and white. In white, there is also made a kids wooden corner bookcase, which is divided into two sections, as required by two beds.

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A fantastic arrangement of a child's room. It features plenty of open shelves that can serve as cases for books or toys. A nice accent is a cushioned bench in the middle where you kid can play or have a rest.

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