For youngsters these sling style bookcases are a much better idea than traditional bookshelves. Books can be stored with the cover facing forwards – which makes for easy selection. The soft canvas pockets mean books won’t be damaged when put back clumsily.
Another benefit is that books can be put back in any order they like. What’s more, they come in a range of colours so are easy to coordinate with existing decor schemes.
Worlds Apart Vehicle Sling Bookcase – these themed bookcases are the most popular option and come in a range of styles. This one has a white frame decorated with lorries, fire engines and tractors. £29.99 from amazon.co.uk
Worlds Apart Butterflies and Flowers Sling Bookcase – an alternative theme with pink slings and a butterfly print. £29.99 from amazon.co.uk
Gruffalo Sling Bookcase – there are plenty of character based designs available too. The Gruffalo is a theme that works with girls as well as as boys, which explains it’s popularity. £32.99 from amazon.co.uk
Kidkraft Sling Bookshelf – a sturdy, free-standing unit available in a choice of colour styles including natural cream, soft pastel and bold primary colours. Measures: 30 cm deep x 61 cm wide 71 cm high. RRP £49.95 available from amazon.co.uk
LIVIVO Children’s Sling Storage Bookshelf – a sturdy MDF frame with 4 pockets. Available in multi-colour, natural or pink. W58 × D28 × H58 cm. £19.49 from amazon.co.uk
Fabric Bookcase, Adventure – pine bookcase with 4 fabric slings. Embroidered with the words ‘Mes Livres D’Aventure’ or ‘My Adventure Books’. W65 × D20 × H70 cm. £57 from vertbaudet.co.uk