Wrangling books is hard for kids. Why? The books are heavy. They tip. Bookcases have long rows of things that little hands have a hard time balancing. All this to say, typical bookcases can be hard for kids. Besides the coordination involved, beginning readers have difficulty picking out titles in a long line of books.

Do not despair! There are great ways to organize picture books for kids so that they’re easy to access and easy to see.

5 Ways to Organize Picture Books for Kids

Try a spice rack from IKEA

Putting board books on the wall at eye height is a wonderful way to make books accessible.

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Sew a book sling using this tutorial from Penny Carnival

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Buy a Bin There Done That Wall Book Bin from The Land of Nod

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Or buy the Madison Bookrack from Pottery Barn Kids

Store larger picture books and more of your children’s book library on a bookrack.

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Or make a bookcase out of rain gutters using this tutorial from Raising Olives

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If you have a lot more books than you’d ever put in the picture ledge, spice rack, or other book display, you can still help keep your books organized by using cubes rather than a standard bookcase. The EXPEDIT cubes at IKEA (soon to be replaced by Kallax) are a great way to corral the books and help kids’ books stay neat and organized.

Contemporary Kids by San Francisco Media & Bloggers Lucy McLintic

Whether you decide to buy or make an area to organize picture books, be sure to put a comfy seat nearby.

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