a rich library is the best gift you can give a child

Use Bookshelf Builder's book recommendations to help expand your child's library. 


Baby shower coming up?  Our Library Layettes are a bundle of our most popular baby registry books that a shower party purchases as a group gift.

Avoid over-toying.  Smart, sustainable and meaningful.


Book Registry

Customized book registry

We provide you a starter list of 50-70 book recommendations for your guests, which replaces the need to create your own wishlist! 


We will edit the list together - some people make no changes, others make several.  We'll happily work with you on it.


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Topic-based book lists

Amazing, highly curated books organized by topics, including adoption, LGBT family, Black Lives Matter, grandparents and more.

Children hear more than you think!  Books provide context for new and potentially confusing topics, and give caregivers a way to approach complex topics.

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did you know books can ...

nurture parent-child bonding

Reading together provides opportunities for  human contact, affection, attention and shared laughter - all of which lead to deeper connections.

build lifelong capacity to learn

Being read to improves a child's ability to absorb and mentally organize information by 30%.

reduce screen time by half

Books can be used to fill idle time, including at meal times.  Children can be entertained and satisfied with engaging books more often than we think.

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