tidy books childrens' personalised bookcase

We’re a family of bookworms here in the Broadbent household, my Mum was a university lecturer and pretty much everyone on my Dad’s side were teachers and headteachers, so the love of the written word is clearly in my DNA.

Reading is such a pleasurable experience so I’m delighted that my passion for literature has been passed down to eldest son, Oliver, 5, who is currently learning to read and write, and is doing so well at it too!

In fact, he’s whizzing through books so fast, I’m convinced he’ll be on the Dostoyevsky before his tenth birthday 😉

However, I must add, as well as possessing the ‘bookworm’ gene, Oliver also comes with the ‘messy’ gene too (no doubt from his Daddy as I’m a bit of neat freak) and his thirst for hardbacks has resulted in cluttered piles littered all over his bedroom floor.

After spending literally hours searching for one of his favourite books ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson that had gone walk about, sucked into the Bermuda triangle of mess only to be found under his bed right at the back, enough was enough!

My inner ‘Kim and Aggie’ had been ignited and order was to be restored! The books would be tidied!

And the answer to my pleas? The amazing Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase of course!

Tidy Books Children's Bookcase

A gorgeous, neatly arranged flat bookcase drilled onto the wall. Perfection. (One of my very first books The Tale of Peter Rabbit has pride of place too).

Nothing lovelier than handing down your own much-loved books to your kids.

Tidy Books Children's Bookcase

I love that it’s personalised too and Oliver was so excited to read his name up on the wall, he’s since learnt to read and write Alexander’s too thanks to the bookcase!

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This stylish and sturdy bookcase showcases all of your kids fave books front-facing so its super easy for your little one to find what they’re looking for and it also means that old favourites don’t get lost at the bottom of the pile too!

Each bookshelf holds a rather impressive 85 books (wow), so it’s perfect for my two baby bibliophiles!

Even though Alexander is only 2 1/2, he’s already amassing a pretty impressive book collection of his own and loves nothing more than for either Peter or myself to read him a bedtime story or to get lost in a picture book adventure all on his own!

Tidy Books Children’s Bookcases retail from £135 and we opted for the pretty personalised bookcase in white (£169) displaying both boys’ names in these gorgeous coloured wooden letters!

And good news for mums and dads too, as the bookshelves are incredibly quick and easy to assemble. It only took Peter and I around 30 minutes to make (with a little help from Oliver too!)

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And the fact that it is such good quality (each case is made of limewood using no mdf) means I’m confident it will stand the test of time. Who knows – maybe one day we will see a copy of Dostoyevsky displayed proudly on the shelf! 😉

And it isn’t just myself that loves the Tidy Books bookshelf as the company has won countless awards and has been featured in the likes of the Guardian and Ideal Home with rave, well deserved reviews.

The company also strives to have as minimal impact on the environment as possible using FSC certified sustainable wood, minimal packaging and environmentally friendly water lacquer, which is better for the producers, the planet and our children too!

The lovely folk at Tidy Books are kindly offering all Honest Mum readers an amazing 15% off ANY purchases.

To redeem simply enter this CODE: HONEST15 at the checkout when you order. Offer ends on 8th August 2015.

I can’t recommend the bookshelf enough! Thanks Tidy Books.

We were sent the Tidy Books bookshelf for review. All words are my own and honest.


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22 Responses

  1. Mother Mands

    I love these! I will be investing in the future 😀 One thing you can never have too many of is books 😉
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  2. Lisa (mummascribbles)

    This is so gorgeous, I love it! Love that it’s personalised too – might have to find some pennies for this sometime! #brillblogposts
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  3. Stacey Guilliatt

    Absolutely love this, my boys are amassing quite a collection of books too, this would be perfect! x
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  4. Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    Aaah I LOVE this!! What a lovely, lovely way to house all my tiny boys’ books! We’re real bookworms too — the twins love their books and have been given lots of whole sets which is lovely. Love the fact that it can be personalised too xx #BrillBlogPosts

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  5. Nicola Lynch

    This looks excellent, my little boy’s the same and loves his books. We have so many already and he’s only 3 this month! Looks like I need to get him one of these. Thanks for the discount code.

  6. Babes about Town

    Brilliant. I want this. I need this in my life. Right now! Ever since we moved the boys to the attic room and Daddy annexed… ahem adopted their bookcase space in what’s now his office, their books have been in a big bags waiting for the perfect new home. And now you’ve shown it to me… this is a fantastic idea and would probably work for any room in the house, not just the kids’ rooms. Love the big name lettering too! x
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    • honestmum

      Aw it absolutely would Uju, it’s perfect for all rooms and you guys would love it (so funny that Daddy nicked the bookcase space)! x

  7. Tanita

    This is amazing, it looks so compact but looks like it allows for a lot of books to be displayed. I love that it is personalised too. As well as being friendly to the environment, it’s great to invest in quality and this bookshelf definitely is a quality item. I am definitely heading over to have a look. X
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  8. Ebabee

    This looks great. I love flat bookshelves like these but my only issue in the past with these has been that they hardly hold any books. But reading your review – 85 books! Wow that is truly impressive. Now, that is one useful and handsome bookshelf. And I’m already thinking once the kids get older, it becomes my magazine rack (I am a magazine hoarder!).
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    • honestmum

      Haha love that and yes, multi functional for your mags. It really is beautifully well made and holds tonnes of books, so impressed xx

  9. Jacqui Paterson (@Jax2000)

    I love a good bookcase (wow, that sounds nerdy, haha!). We used to have the girls ones all piled into one box and they could never find one they were interested in; now we have ours beautifully displayed they’re really excited about reading again!! xx
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    • honestmum

      Yay makes so much sense doesn’t it, we were the same, books literally everywhere, so glad you like it x

  10. Mary Louise

    Fantastic review. I have been after one of these for ages. I did not realise the shelves held so many books. And thanks for the discount code. Going to get Olivia’s Grandaddy to order one now!! X
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