Keep kids’ books organized and visible with @TidyBooks Book Box

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For the past few weeks, home organization has been the word of the day around our house. We have a lot to do, but my office is the first order of business. Work has been busy, and as my mom always said, “Organized desk, organized mind.” She told me that when I was in 2nd grade, but it still holds true now.

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But using my office for work leaves me with one problem: the kids. I’m home all day with them, and there are times when the need to work clashes with the need to pay them some attention. The plan? A reading area, in my office, where my son can spend some quiet reading time while his baby sister naps. It’s the perfect plan!

Right? Please tell me it’s the perfect plan…

Anyway, I have a secret weapon up my sleeve to keep that part of my office organized, too.

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Our Book Box from Tidy Books is helping us keep tons of childrens books neatly contained and accessible while leaving the covers visible! It’s designed a lot like our Tidy Books Bookcase, which has worked like a charm for promoting reading. Each time he walks by, the covers catch his eye and, all of a sudden, he’s grabbing a book.

I’m not sure if it’s his age, development level, or an effect of the Bookcase, but we’ll take it!

The Book Box is like the Bookcase in other ways, too. The quality is beyond compare. This was a dream to assemble, even with the kids “helping.” Just like our bookcase, the quality of the wood is top notch and the finish is flawless. I don’t assemble many things these days and think about my grandkids playing with them, but I did with the Book Box!

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And how cute is the clock? This might be the only place my son sees a traditional clock with hands, and he’s surprisingly interested in learning how to tell time on it. Right now, he’s a big fan of eightynineteen o’clock.

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A few other feel-good facts about the Book Box:

  • Encourages independent reading
  • Holds 40 children’s books and magazines of all shapes and sizes
  • Keep your favourite books close to hand
  • Stylish enough for your living room, sturdy enough for the playroom
  • Play clock can be removed as your children grow
  • Finished with eco-friendly water based lacquer with low VOC’s, creating a natural finish that allows the wood grain to be just visible. (Better for the Earth and the workers who make the product!)
  • Handmade with sustainably sourced wood
  • Five year guarantee

Buy it!

The Tidy Books Book Box is available at TidyBooks.com. Your purchase supports an independent company started by a mom with an idea, and ground delivery within the US is completely FREE!

Win it!

Tidy Books is going to give one lucky ABCGP reader their own Book Box! Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Contest ends 10/13. US only. No purchase necessary.

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*Disclosure: I received a Book Box from Tidy Books to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own and honest, based on my personal experience with the product. Your opinions may differ.

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83 Responses to Keep kids’ books organized and visible with @TidyBooks Book Box

  1. Heidi

    So pleased to find businesses that not only have lovely high-quality items but also have morals and ethics. It’s refreshing to see concern for the environment and for children’s health, and support of a charity for children as well. Bravo. Thanks ABCs & garden peas, for sharing and endorsing businesses like Tidy Books. This is the first time I’ve visited this blog, and looking forward to reading more!

    • Wendy

      Thanks for your comment, Heidi! I’m very proud to be an ambassador for Tidy Books. I agree with you that companies like this are refreshing! I live in an area with limited options, so I do have to shop those big box stores sometimes, but if given the choice, I’ll support small business every time!

  2. Actually, I think my favorite thing is probably these book boxes or the book shelves! I’m always looking for creative ways to display my son’s (many!) books, and these are great!
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  3. I have been coveting the The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage Natural Lowercase for awhile. I love the way the books face out and don’t get all beat up like they do when I throw them in our book “bin.” It also seems like it has a very slim profile. I hope to buy a full bookshelf from tidy books soon. eightnineteen is also popular around here, so I know my little guy would love the clock on this one too.
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  4. Love this children’s bookcase! I do wish they offered a more grown-up version for older kids. My son is about to turn 7 and I would love one for his room, but I’m afraid he will outgrow the abc theme pretty soon. That said, I love their ethics and I have two smaller girls who will be in the abc phase for a while. :)
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  5. Christi D

    The book box is so cute!!! I’ve been looking for a small shelf to put our board books on now and for easy access to my son’s favorites as he grows. This looks perfect!

  6. Suz A

    I love the book box and the fact that it is made with sustainable,
    non-toxic materials is awesome.

  7. I’d love to have the The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage Natural Lowercase!
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  8. Rebecca Helene Thomas

    I would love the lowerbox book shelve in natural :)

  9. Anne Perry

    The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage Natural Lowercase
    Perfect book displ

  10. Erin Ritter

    I really want the Book Box!

  11. I like the around the world bunk bed buddy
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  12. I love the baby buddy
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  13. kristin m.

    The bunk bed shelves are a great idea.

  14. Jaclyn Reynolds

    I love the bunk bed storage for books, my boys could keep their books off the floor easily!

  15. silvia zimbone

    I like so much the bunk bed shelves! My son will be happy whit this!

  16. nicole t

    I love all of their products and have wanted one forever!! They’re so cute and versatile!

  17. carole w

    I would love The Tidy Books Childrens Bookcase in natural with the lowercase letters on it for my grandchildren – I vividly remember one very similar at my kindergarten over 60 years ago and how much I loved sitting by it and reading all the books!

  18. Lori Thomas

    I like the The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage White Lowercase, could use a few of these

  19. Jo Booth

    So many lovely and practical items, I think this would be perfect for my daughter, as her room is small and there is no room for a bedside table, just right for her books :-)
    http://www.tidy-books.co.uk/beside-storage-bunk-bed-shelves?colour=Special+Edition

  20. Jenny Lloyd

    i would lobe to have the tidy books bunk bed buddy in white

  21. Lucy Mayer

    Simply adore the children’s bookcase – would absolutely love one! One day, I’m determined to get one one day… :)

  22. Megan Davis

    This looks like such a wonderful way to keep books well within reach. I would love to have this for my lad!

  23. Theresa Cooke

    Great to see a British ethical company doing well that has some fab designs.

  24. Claire

    Their book cases are so beautiful. The natural one would fit perfectly in my son’s room!

  25. Elizabeth Keller

    The bunk bed buddy is perfect! I love the book box also, of course!

  26. I’ve been eyeing up the bookcases for a while. I’d love the blue one for Potato!
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  27. Iona Cornish

    I love the Bunk Bed Shelves. They’d be great in my Grandsons’ bedroom

  28. Dianne

    I like the children’s book shelf.

  29. Anne-Marie Carlin

    I have my eye on the ForgetMeNot. X

  30. Sarah Queenan

    I love the full bookcases with the books all front-facing, reminds me of the library corner in my primary school’s classrooms!

  31. Gloria Wilson

    I would love the book shelf. It looks so inviting.

  32. malki b

    Bunk bed buddy

  33. Tiffany K

    natural bookcase

  34. Nicole Sender

    I like the The Tidy Books Baby Buddy – Perfect baby storage in Natural.

  35. D Schmidt

    Visited and I like The Tidy Books Bunk Bed Buddy – Bunk bed storage and shelves Natural

  36. Heidi Daily

    I love the The Tidy Books Baby Buddy I wish I would have had that with my children

  37. Janet W.

    I’d love to have the “Around the World” Bunk Bed Buddy. This would be perfect on the wall near my grandson’s bed!

  38. What a great idea for kids to be organized. Love this book box, it’s perfect for the little ones, plus it helps them learn the art of doing things ‘without chaos’ from a young age.
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  39. I would love to get one of their family organizers.
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  40. I am in love with the bunk bed book shelves!
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  41. What a cute book box!
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  42. The bunk bed bookshelves are pretty cool!
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  43. I love that the products are built with the idea of becoming a family heirloom. That’s so sweet and makes it so much more special.
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  44. I LOVE this book box. I didn’t know that they had free shipping and returns.
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  45. I really like the layout of that. I think I’d probably put our weekly library books in there for the kids and then switch it out with the new ones every time we go. LOVE that clock too!
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  46. We need this book box in our house! My youngest is almost 20 months old and love books, but makes such a mess with them!
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  47. What a great book keeper and I lvoe the time “clock” on there.. SOo cool… looks charming in any home and will be soo useful for story time..LOVE it.. thanks for sharing
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  48. that’s the cutest little bookcase EVER. i love it. the clock is just the finishing touch!!
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  49. This is such an adorable way to organize books. We have so many books but I am always looking for cute ways to store them but still make them accessible for the kids.
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  50. I love the book box clock my 6 year old daughter would love it too. an easy way to store her books…
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  51. That is awesome. I totally want one!
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  52. So cute!!! I need one of those for my kiddos books :)
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  53. Shanda Case

    Always happy to support another mom in her journys. We take reading in our family to heart.

  54. I wish all these ops were around when my kids were little! Love the box!
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  55. That’s so cute! I need something like that for all my daughter’s books!
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  56. latanya

    The Tidy Books Bunk Bed Buddy

  57. Jenn

    I love the fact that their bookcases and book boxes leave the book covers visible!

  58. Rebecca Xavier

    I really want The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage Natural Lowercase.

  59. Casey

    I love the The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage in Natural Lowercase! Our daughter has so many books and I have a hard time keeping them organized!

  60. April G

    I also really like the The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage Blue Lowercase! It would be cute in my son’s room.

  61. stephanie l

    I loooove the big abc bookcase. It would be perfect for our playroom!

  62. I like the The Tidy Books ForgetMeNot
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  63. I don’t usually enter these and I found this site by accident, but I would love it! I need it, lol.
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  64. I would love to win the Book Box.

  65. I love The Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase – Kids book storage Natural Lowercase!

  66. I’m a kindergarten teacher and in a new classroom this year with hardly any supplies. The kids would love this soooooooooo much!!!!!

  67. lorna kennedy

    i Love this children’s bookcase! so cute and appealing to children

  68. samantha devine

    Love the bunk bed shelves, really good idea.

  69. Jennifer

    I love the natural book case! so slim. we have only 500sqft and 4 people so space saving is a must!

  70. Lena N.

    I love the Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase in pink!

  71. Carmen Van Deursen

    I like the bookcase with the colorful alphabet letters, very nice.

  72. Candace

    The Tidy Books Kids Bookcase in white.

  73. Heather

    I could definitely use the The Tidy Books Baby Buddy in my bathroom!

  74. Lauren B

    I love this book box!!! My 21 month old has a billion books stacked in the corner of our living room and this would be a great way to keep them organized and teach him the importance of putting things where they belong.

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