• Mimi Jackie

Children's Holiday Themed Bookshelf

Several years ago, on a rainy afternoon my husband and I created a small and inexpensive bookshelf in a cozy corner of our grand babies bedroom in our home. At first the bookshelf held all of our children’s favorite childhood books I had saved over the years. I love reminiscing as I re-read the cherished books to our grandsons and granddaughter. I would reflect on the time a particular book was scribbled in or a page was accidentally torn. Oh the memories!!

Our oldest grandchild will be six years old in December. In trying to make new and meaningful memories with him, as well as, our four younger grandchildren, I decided to create a fun and festive theme for their bookshelf within their little reading nook. To create the bookshelf, we used two 45 1/4" picture ledges and one 21 3/4" ledge we found at Ikea.


Next, my love for home décor kicked in. With every passing season, I love finding ways to incorporate holiday décor and our grandchildren’s bedroom in our home is no exception! I decided to display on their bookshelf, for each holiday, a different collection of our favorite books and then incorporate a holiday banner and garland I found at Target. There are several really cute banners available on Etsy as well. I'll also include a list of the books we're loving below that can all be found on Amazon (gotta love 2-day shipping).

Here is the list of our current favorite books for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving:

· Little Blue Trucks Halloween by Alice Schertle

· Happy Halloween Little Critter by Mercer Mayer

· Happy Halloween Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

· Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capycilli

· Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever by Don Freeman

· In November by Cynthia Rylant

· Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

· The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

· Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

· Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

I hope this helps you to create a cute holiday reading nook for your grandchildren and finding several books if you're thinking about adding a few new seasonal books to your library collection. A little tip I’ll share with you is this, you may want to consider buying some of your books “used” on Amazon or at a website called “thriftbooks”, which has 13 million titles! They’re very inexpensive and sometimes come with a little visible wear but kids books get pretty beat up anyway…..so why not save a little money, share the love and embrace it!

Let’s cherish this Grand season of life!

Hugs,

Mimi Jackie


*This post contains affiliate links, however all opinions are my own.

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