I found some bookshelves that stack the books so the cover is facing out and I think that's a great idea for little kids. Then, they can see what each book is and stacking doesn't have to be so precise. This put me on the lookout for bookshelves like these. I found this one at Land of Nod for a pretty reasonable price:
Walmart sells this taller one that I thought would be more practical because it would hold more books:
As I browsed the Walmart site, I found this one:
I love the idea of storing books in canvas! It got me thinking that I should make a bookshelf with canvas fabric and a wooden ladder. I'd use neutral canvas, and sew fabric to hang as swags between the ladder rungs. Easy to make, the books are front facing, and it's a soft and quiet solution for storing books. Future project!