Help Kids Find Their Passion For Reading With Tidy Books Review And #GIVEAWAY! 10/28
As a family of 5, it becomes quite the challenge to find a place for everything. Since 2 of our children are still very small, we sometimes seem to be completely overwhelmed with baby gear, toys, and mountains of kids' books! Seriously, we have hundreds of books for the kids. So many, in fact, we have to keep them in a few different places throughout the house. As we parents all know, as kids grow and become more independent, they like to be able to choose their own books to look at and have read to them. Doing this by looking at the spine of a book on an ordinary bookshelf doesn't make this an easy task for a budding bookworm. Kids are incredibly visual, and love to be able to see the covers of their books when choosing their next reading adventure. What does this mean? A child will pull not 1, not 2, but about 20 books off of the bookshelf, throw look at the covers until they find the one that they want to read, and will leave the others scattered all over the floor in a big, disorganized mess. Okay, at least this is what happens in MY house. I'm certain some of you can relate!
It's no secret that standard bookshelves aren't overly ideal for displaying children's books. Kids' books come in so many different shapes and sizes, and trying to fit them all neatly on a standard bookshelf just doesn't work. Especially since this only allows the spine to be seen. I have always loved the uniquely designed front facing bookcases found at day care facilities, at libraries, and in classrooms. You know the ones I mean...They are designed specifically with children's books in mind and allow the covers of the books, rather than the spines to be displayed. This makes picking out a book easy and fun for young children!
That's why I was so excited when I learned about Tidy Books. These fantastic bookshelves are designed with kids' books in mind, and are much like those ingenious shelves you'll find in your child's library! Tidy Books bookshelves are not only very attractive and match any decor, they are also a great learning tool. These great shelves feature a tactile, colorful alphabet to help encourage learning while kids explore, and also make it easy for kids to put their own books away, helping their sense of pride and responsibility! Each Tidy Books bookshelf will hold up to 85 children's books of all shapes and sizes, creating a visually stimulating and fully functional library that any child is sure to enjoy.
Here are some of the key features of the Tidy Books bookshelf:
The Tidy Books bookshelf is also very easy to pit together. My husband had it assembled and ready to go within 20-30 minutes. Another thing I really like about Tidy Books is their commitment to providing a safe product. A child won't be able to pull the shelf down, as it secures to the wall itself. As a mom, this makes me breathe a lot easier, as well as allows my toddler to browse her books independently. I also love the fact that the shelf is relatively small and doesn't take up a lot of room, but still holds a LOT of books!
Take a look!
Sophie, my toddler seems to really like being able to freely explore her books. Take a look at this cute video!
Overall, we absolutely love our Tidy Books bookshelf and look forward to enjoying years of use. As Sophie and Xander get older and outgrow the desire to have the alphabet present on their Tidy Books shelf, we can flip the front panels over for a clean, natural finish that won't cramp their "big kid" style. Personally, I hope that day doesn't come for several years, as I happen to adore the colorful alphabet on the shelf! Aside from growing with my kids, the Tidy Books children's bookshelf is also sturdy, safe, durable, and has a huge capacity in a space-saving design. I couldn't ask for anything more! I think I might have to order a couple more so we can fit all of our kid's books on these great shelves. This shelf gets an A++ from my family, since it encourages independence, a love of reading, and is very visually appealing. Plus, it keeps the books from being a jumbled mess! Why didn't someone offer this to parents earlier?!
You can purchase a Tidy Books bookshelf on their website.
You can also follow Tidy Books on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest product innovations and promotions!
One VERY lucky follower will be receiving a Tidy Books Lowercase Bookshelf of their own! How cool is that?! I just know you'll love this product as much as we do!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 12:01AM EST on 10/28/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure:I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
10/3/2011 09:15:56 am
Favorite online retail for childrens books is barnes and noble.
10/3/2011 09:39:43 am
As a preschool teacher, I order all of my children's books from scholastic. I love durable wooden children's furniture like this.
10/3/2011 10:14:43 am
We buy my daughter's books at Hastings or during the school book fair. I can see the Tidy Book in her room and in the little reader area at Hastings.
10/3/2011 11:56:27 am
I like Barnes & Noble. They have a great children's section. Building Kira's nursery and there is a perfect spot for the tidy book.
10/3/2011 01:13:58 pm
I try to buy books second hand but when I have to buy new I usually use Scholastic. I would love this shelf for my daughter and her growing collection of books!
10/3/2011 02:32:24 pm
scholastic -- to support our co-op pre-school
10/3/2011 04:20:30 pm
My kids like to visit Barnes and Noble.
10/3/2011 05:25:56 pm
We buy most of our books at school book fairs, and I can see this bookshelf working well there.
10/3/2011 08:05:02 pm
I love to order from Scholastic! And yes, I can see them carrying this!
10/3/2011 08:18:10 pm
school book fairs and walmart
10/3/2011 10:17:06 pm
My favorite retailer is Barnes and Noble, could totally picture this there!
10/3/2011 10:23:30 pm
We love Barnes and Noble but for less pricey books we love Half Price Books-awesome place to go for great prices! I can picture this shelf even at Half Price Books because they also sell new items.
10/3/2011 10:30:47 pm
I guess Barnes & Noble
10/3/2011 10:37:19 pm
My favorite children's book retailers are scholastic and amazon
10/3/2011 10:53:28 pm
We love Barnes and Noble!
10/4/2011 12:08:40 am
My favourite online retailer for children's books is definitely Amazon and I can see Tidy Books there. They offer a huge variety including out of print and hard to find books. I shop there often to keep our home library filled. Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline (email@example.com)
10/4/2011 01:08:54 am
I usually try a half price books or a teacher store. i've never seen the tidy books organizer!!!!
10/4/2011 02:29:29 am
I would say scholastic. I did have something like this in a preschool room where I taught. It was great for the kids to see the books and keep them organized
10/4/2011 02:59:35 am
I usually buy books used or at Books a Million and I think Tidy Books would be so cute in their stores.
10/4/2011 03:23:35 am
We buy most of our books at target. It even tradition that every time we go shopping my daughter picks a new book from the $1 section and as long as she is good we buy it and she gains another book.
10/4/2011 04:09:33 am
10/4/2011 04:43:21 am
I like Amazon! Yes I can picture tidy book there but shipping might be spendy.
10/4/2011 04:45:22 am
I like Little One Books. Yes, my grandson's books would look great in this bookcase.
10/4/2011 04:48:32 am
I love to buy books from scholastic. Our books would look great on this bookcase!
10/4/2011 06:15:44 am
We love to buy our books from second hand stores and yard sales! We gain new books, great books get a second chance, and less trash ends up in a landfill :) One downside though, we have a LOT of books and can always use extra book storage!
10/4/2011 06:38:17 am
Mine is Barnes & Noble, or the school book fair. :) I can definitely picture a Tidy Books shelf there.
10/4/2011 10:53:08 am
My favorite place to buy books is amazon! It would be difficult for amazon to display the tidy books shelf but they could definitely sell it!
EMMA L HORTON
10/4/2011 10:59:42 am
I BUY A LOT FROM AMAZON
10/4/2011 11:28:32 am
My favorite children's retailer is Toys 'R Us. I could totally picture Tidy Books there!
10/4/2011 12:32:04 pm
I buy most of my son's books at Amazon. I could picture Tidy Books there. Everything else is.
10/4/2011 12:36:26 pm
I either get our books from kid's consignment shop or amazon.
10/4/2011 12:49:39 pm
My favorite place to buy books is Amazon. I can picture this bookshelf in my son's room!
10/4/2011 01:05:08 pm
My favorite children's book retailer is the school book fair they always have such great books!
10/4/2011 01:59:09 pm
Barnes and Noble! I can picture this bookshelf there and at our house!
10/4/2011 06:24:08 pm
My favorite retailer for the kids is Books a Million. They make it so welcoming and inviting and the introduction to books is so special there!
10/5/2011 12:27:25 am
I love to get Usborne books for my kids although Barnes and Noble is great too! I could definately see one of those bookshelves displaying books at both places!
10/5/2011 01:24:27 am
I love the kids section at Barnes & Noble. Yes, I think this bookshelf would work there.
10/5/2011 01:37:44 am
My favorite children's book retailer is the Frugal Frigate in Redlands, CA, and I can totally picture Tidy Books there! :)
10/5/2011 01:44:25 am
Barnes & Noble is our favorite also and this bookshelf would go great in my sons room.
10/5/2011 03:19:45 am
Barnes and Noble or Tuesday Morning-(deep discounts).
10/5/2011 03:53:01 am
I like buying used books, but we sometimes buy books at CBD.com and amazon.
10/5/2011 04:07:18 am
My favorite is Amazon because I don't have to worry about the kids while I shop online after they are asleep at night :)
10/5/2011 04:48:43 am
I buy all my Children's books used from the local consignment store.
10/5/2011 06:33:53 am
I like Barnes and Nobles
10/5/2011 09:36:19 am
10/5/2011 09:37:35 am
Barnes and Nobles and I really couldn't see tidybooks there, but I could see them at Kmart or Walmart where I sometimes buy new releases
10/5/2011 01:46:48 pm
We like amazon because we use giftcards from swagbucks and get books free. And we could definitely use this bookshelf.
10/6/2011 10:35:27 am
We buy a lot of books from Scholastic.
10/7/2011 01:25:17 am
i love Amazon for all things, but i get great deal there on the kids books
10/7/2011 03:29:18 pm
Believe it or not we usually get dd's books at the Dollar Tree! You can't beat $1 for a book! I also like Little Ones Books.
10/8/2011 01:31:55 am
We buy a lot of our kids' books through Amazon and Scholastic. Definitely could picture Tidybooks on Amazon. I've been looking for a bookshelf like this for a long time, I would love to win it! :)
10/8/2011 02:29:08 am
I really love ordering from Scholastic Books! I just got a terrific shoe-tying book for my toddler!
10/8/2011 11:47:06 am
I frequently go on quests for older books so goodwillbooks.com and oncesoldtales.com are two of my favorite online book sellers. I would love to see my books at home on the shelves of this beautiful bookcase.
10/8/2011 01:22:54 pm
Scholastic is my favorite I love that when you order online your child's class can earn free books.
10/8/2011 06:00:28 pm
My fav books are the childrens little golden books. My daughter is getting a nice collection of them, this would be perfect for her.
10/9/2011 12:48:03 pm
I buy most of my childrens books on amazon or through the scholastic book orders although they love visiting barnes and noble as a treat and I can really see the tidy books bookcase in the childrens reading area there
10/9/2011 02:50:43 pm
I mostly get my books from Amazon.com or through the Scholastic flyers or in-school events. These shelves are fantastic and should be offered there. Thanks!
10/10/2011 08:56:57 am
I used paperbackswap. I also love Amazon!
10/10/2011 02:03:11 pm
Luv Little One Books but can't afford them. Yes I could see their books there.
10/10/2011 07:48:15 pm
my retailer of choice for books is Amazon. But this bookcase I would prefer buying in a store because of the shipping costs
10/11/2011 06:26:25 am
all kids needs books to help them grow
10/11/2011 12:19:39 pm
We don't really have a favorite because we use the library a lot! The books we have are hand me downs. But if I would have to pick it would be a quaint little Russian bookstore in downtown Boston :)
10/11/2011 12:52:44 pm
I get children's books everywhere, but I love Scholastic.
10/11/2011 09:09:27 pm
This I would be so excited about, me and Ben and really almost my whole family, are readers and I want Scarlette to be as well, she already has a bunch of books and LOVES looking at them, this would be a great place to put them all!
10/13/2011 05:15:04 am
We pick up books anywhere we can find them! This would be a great addition to any child's room :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com
10/13/2011 11:13:11 am
I accidentally entered "andy" instead of "yandy" for the giveaway name entry today.
10/14/2011 11:55:20 am
Favorite online retail for childrens books is barnes and noble.
10/15/2011 07:30:49 am
Sorry, I think I accidentally left off my tweet URL for entry #3685:
10/16/2011 03:06:48 am
Amazing product!! :) Borders had cheap kids books- I'm sad to see them shutdown.
10/16/2011 11:15:58 am
fave place is B&N and i definitely can see it there!
10/17/2011 10:35:45 am
My favorite online kids book retailer is Usborne Books. Their books are the best I have ever found.
10/17/2011 03:47:14 pm
I take my kids to Barnes & Nobles. I could definitely see this there! Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway!
10/17/2011 07:59:57 pm
I like Barnes & Noble.
10/18/2011 12:30:40 am
We usually buy our books from Walmart, Target or from school book order forms.
10/18/2011 09:56:48 am
10/18/2011 10:33:41 am
We usually get our books from BJ's.
10/18/2011 01:06:32 pm
We like Barnes & Noble and I can totally see the Tidy Books there!
10/18/2011 05:43:15 pm
I'll be honest.. i love ROSS and TJ Maxx for books.. the cute childrens books I've purchased for my daughter retail for 4-5 times MORE than what i paid! and if you happen to stop by when they unload their trucks, you have a GREAT variety of books... and at a fraction of the price!
10/19/2011 07:20:28 am
We love Books a million and Tidy would be great there
10/19/2011 07:48:17 am
I like buying children's books from Amazon
10/19/2011 07:56:56 am
AMAZON.COM is the best.
10/20/2011 12:50:45 am
I buy a lot from Amazon and yes I can see Tidy Books there.
10/20/2011 01:59:57 am
we love amazon for books and tidy books would be perfect there!
10/20/2011 05:28:41 am
definitely amazon...love them!
10/20/2011 11:06:02 am
I like to order books from Amazon. This is a nice bookcase and would help kids want to read I bet.
10/20/2011 11:21:03 pm
Scholastic is my favorite because it makes books so affordable.
10/21/2011 07:36:50 am
I do a lot of hand me down books, used book stores, and the library. My Josey is a huge lover of books so we get a lot as gifts also. I've bought some new books and my favorite are the Usborne books.
10/22/2011 12:32:04 am
Chatham bookstore, and they have a great place for something like this!
10/22/2011 01:18:18 am
We love using amazon.com for our children's books because they have a lot of 4 for 3 specials. Since it's online I guess I don't really picture tidy books there, but I could definitely picture it in our house!
10/22/2011 05:26:38 am
My favorite is Amazon.
10/22/2011 09:05:32 pm
I like Amazon.com and can see Tidy Books there.
10/22/2011 11:50:51 pm
My sons love Barnes and Noble. I could definitely see Tidy Books there!
10/23/2011 03:22:29 am
I like Scholastic because her classroom earns books when I buy from them. I would love to see her books in Tidy Books - I'm picturing it now!! LOVE
10/23/2011 04:24:16 am
We just did a scholastic book order for school before I saw this post... I usually order during the school year from Scholastic to help out the school, and Amazon.com during the year as well. Also, we are lucky to have a small independent book store called Mr. Paperback, and we venture in there a couple times a month to check things out.
10/23/2011 08:30:47 am
my kids like to look at books on amazon,com
10/23/2011 03:13:01 pm
Scholastic. If they had a store I could picture them using book shelves like these!
10/23/2011 06:07:27 pm
10/24/2011 06:19:08 am
My favourite online retailer for children's books is Amazon and I can see Tidy Books there. Everyone buys online these days and looks for a one stop shop.
10/24/2011 08:33:45 am
i usually get my daughter's books on amazon or barnes and noble.
10/24/2011 04:45:06 pm
Amazon.com has been our favorite for the past few years!
10/25/2011 01:47:16 am
I prefer amazon because you can find almost any book you want without having to drive to a hundred different stores.
10/25/2011 03:43:22 am
I like amazon
10/25/2011 09:12:00 am
Scholastic and yes I can picture Tidy Books there.
10/25/2011 09:33:17 am
cholastic -- to support our co-op pre-school
Stacey a Smith
10/25/2011 05:08:02 pm
I Buy them at Barnes and Nobles
10/26/2011 02:59:28 am
My kids love to get books at the dollar store
10/26/2011 04:19:48 am
We used to love Borders until it closed. So now we use Amazon or a book trade site I'm a member of.
10/26/2011 05:47:19 am
I like to get books from scholastic school book orders!
10/26/2011 06:54:04 am
I am in love Scholastic and Barnes and Noble!
10/26/2011 11:49:36 am
Amazon.com is our favorite place to buy books, thanks
10/26/2011 05:25:09 pm
We purchase most books online and through school.
10/26/2011 05:48:28 pm
I like Amazon and Scholastic. Yes definitely can picture Tidy Books there!
10/27/2011 01:09:01 am
Love this bookshelf too cute!
10/27/2011 01:19:26 am
I like Barnes and Noble.
10/27/2011 01:54:19 am
My favorite place to get children's books is actually Scholastic. They have a great variety and are very reasonably priced.
10/27/2011 02:53:52 am
we buy most of our books from target and scholastic. thanks
10/27/2011 04:42:10 am
my favorite bookseller is RJ Julia's, a local independent seller. They have a rack similar to this one.
10/27/2011 05:14:22 am
I usually get books from the library or hand me downs.
10/27/2011 05:54:40 am
I usually buy my books from Amazon and I could definitely see them selling it.
amanda l h
10/27/2011 06:54:33 am
I buy my books from Amazon
10/27/2011 09:12:17 am
We usually go to the library, but I could see it working well there.
10/27/2011 09:17:41 am
i buy most of my books on amazon i could see them there
10/27/2011 09:28:37 am
My favorite spot to shop for my children's books is Barnes & Noble
10/27/2011 12:18:39 pm
My favorite retailer is Barnes & Noble. I could definitely see Tidy Books there in the kids center.
10/27/2011 12:25:58 pm
barnes and noble
10/27/2011 12:52:57 pm
I like this local retailer, Half Off Books.
10/27/2011 01:22:05 pm
We love to buy our children's books from Amazon.com. I can totally see Tidy Books there! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
10/27/2011 01:27:31 pm
My son loves going to Walmart or Target to look at books...but his favorite is actually the library :)
10/27/2011 01:29:46 pm
My favorite is our local Barnes and Noble who has a wonderful childrens selection.
10/27/2011 01:32:17 pm
B&N moved out all the local places but I can see it in their stores.
10/27/2011 01:37:52 pm
Our favorite is Barnes and Noble and we could picture it there
10/27/2011 01:44:55 pm
Mine was Borders but they are all out of City now. So I couldn't see the shelf there.
10/27/2011 01:47:42 pm
Thanks for the great contest!
10/27/2011 01:49:45 pm
I buy my kids books at a retail store, usually at Ross, Marshall's and TJ Maxx because they are cheaper there.
10/27/2011 01:56:39 pm
I like little local stores. I dream of a kids store like the one in youve got mail. I think it is probably barnes and noble most of the time.
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