A Christmas Reading Corner

Christmas Reading Corner

We have a very big Christmas book collection. We have books left over after wrapping 24 of them for our Christmas Tree Advent Calendar, and our books don’t all fit on our art gallery ledges.

12 Ways to Enjoy your Christmas Books_ Book Display by My Little Bookcase

So we had to get creative and think of other ways we could enjoy our beautiful books. You can read about our full list of fun ideas here, but creating a reading corner was one of them.

Over a year ago, I saw these kid-painted bookshelves on Buggy and Buddy and featured them on My Little Bookcase. I loved the idea so much, and immediately dashed to Ikea to buy some spice racks.

I love giving Cam a licence to decorate her cubby house to her heart’s content (even if that means lots of pink!). So letting her decorate and paint her own special bookshelves for her cubby seemed fitting.

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

The painted spice racks formed the basis for the reading corner.  Cammy chose some of her favourite Christmas books from our ledges to display in her cubby house instead.

After many, many months, we finally convinced Daddy to install the bookshelves,  and we added some extra Christmas touches to the cubby house. The gorgeous bunting you see in the images was made for me by the girls at We Heart Books. It has been made from the pages of a A Little Golden Book.

I’ll let the images speak for themselves. I don’t think I need to explain just how much time has been spent in the new reading space this week (I’m just a tad disappointed that the photos don’t really do the space justice).

If there are any books that take your fancy, you will be able to find them in one of our Christmas book lists.

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

In fact, even Baby Ike quite enjoys the space and the access to the Christmas books while his big sister is at kindergarten.

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

Christmas Reading Corner_ My Little Bookcase

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A Christmas Reading Corner


  1. This post brought the biggest smile to my face!! Just love the painted bookshelves and the whole idea of a Christmas reading corner is amazing!!! Absolutely love it!

  2. What an amazing cubby! I love how you’ve decorated it! Looks so inviting with all of those books.

  3. That looks like such a fun place to sit down and read – I love it! I found this post through the Weekly Kids Co-op. I would love it if you shared a post at my new link-up: http://www.joyfocusedlearning.com/2013/11/anything-goes-link-up-1.html

  4. That really is an awesome cubby! Clever clever hubby! Especially building it in the dark! ;) hehe!
    I love the reading corner and your amazing collection of Christmas books! And we have Ikea spice racks for bookshelves too – yet to be hung on the wall – they sit on the back of a shelf!! haha!

  5. This is just such a lovely space Jackie and I really like the sound of a Christmas story corner, that one is going into the program for the next fortnight! Love her little face concentrating and enjoying!!

  6. so gorgeous! My kids really need a cool cubby like this!

  7. This is such a cool Christmas space, I love the idea if a Christmas reading corner

  8. I love this! What a great space for the children to enjoy reading! Fabulous idea!

  9. They are so lucky to have a fantastic cubby like that! Great idea to furnish it with books too :-)

  10. Just love how you’ve relinquished control and allowed Cam the freedom to personalise her own space. Very empowering! What a great space. Also like the board books in the basket on the floor for Ike. I’ll have to remember that when my bubba gets a bit bigger, so that he has access to books just like his big brother.

  11. What an incredible space! I can imagine lots of memorable reading moments happening there!

  12. Adore this :) Great Christmas reading idea.

  13. It looks sooooo good!

  14. Loved looking at all those pictures Jackie. Gorgeous. Jealous!!! LOL

  15. What a lovely idea and I love that Christmas bunting!

  16. I love your christmas reading corner! We only have 6 christmas books so far, our collection has just begun, so I’m jealous of all your lovely books! x

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