OurShelves Children's Book Boxes

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High-Quality Diverse Children's Books Delivered to your Door

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OurShelves: High-Quality Diverse Children's Books

OurShelves books are mindfully and lovingly chosen by our Curation Team for children ages 0-8 years old (Sunshine books: Ages 0-2, Rainbow: Ages 2-5, Treehouse: Ages 5-8). Enjoy these inspiring board books and picture books that both ignite imagination and wonder and feature diverse and traditionally under-represented characters and families.
  • Affirm your values of equity, anti-racism, social justice, inclusion, love, and yes, fun, while enjoying expert-curated, high-quality children's books with your child(ren).
  • Our books proudly feature racially and ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+, disabled, feminist, and other traditionally under-represented characters and families in children's books.
  • Our Curation Team members who review your books share expertise from librarianship, teaching, early childhood development, psychology, racial and other identity bias, and parenting.

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Excellent, diverse book subscription!

Aug 17, 2022
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Molly B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

We have loved having the OurShelves subscription for our two year old! The books are excellent and diverse. The customer service is quick, responsive, and very friendly. Highly recommend for your child or as a gift!

Back for more books!

Aug 24, 2022
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Eliza R.
1 Review
Subscribed for 11 months

I highly recommend OurShelves! I first subscribed to the Sunshine board book box before my daughter was born because I was eager to check it out. I decided to pause my subscription because I wasn’t sure how many board books we would want. Well, our family enjoyed reading this collection of books soon after our daughter was born, and we’re back for more. At almost a year, she absolutely loves the books and pulls them from her shelf MANY times a day to read independently and together. The stories are lovely, and it makes rereading books in a single session much more enjoyable for me! Now that she is pointing at the pictures it is so clear how much she is taking in. I’m glad to have books that represent our world. I feel it’s sometimes hard to find diverse books that are about everyday life rather than historical events and people, especially in durable board book form, but OurShelves curated such a collection. I’ve now resubscribed because it’s clear we would like to add to our bookshelves! Communication with OurShelves has always been incredibly helpful and friendly, too!

Diverse Perspectives and Beautiful Image

Jun 14, 2022
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Sandy P.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

My daughter and I love reading OurShelves books together. With everything happening and attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion across the country, I am so thankful to be able to expose my daughter to diverse perspectives and stories through these beautiful books!

OurShelves said...Jun 14, 2022

Sandy, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We agree that having access to diverse books is so important, especially now. Thank you for being a part of our community and for partnering with us to ensure all kids and all families have a place on OurShelves!

These books bring joy!

Jun 22, 2022
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Annie B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 months

I purchased book boxes for my 2 sets of grandchildren and have been so happy with them! 2 of my grandchildren have significant intellectual challenges. I had been looking for books with stories that would represent families with children like them and really couldn’t find any. After contacting OurShelves about such books I decided to order the sets for the children and quickly realized that just introducing them to the wide range of humanity would help them see that we all have challenges. The books are of very high quality and present a good variation of diverse stories. I think these books are so important for any child’s social and emotional development. When I last visited with my granddaughter who has a communication disorder she insisted that I read “Mr. Watson’s Chickens” to her at every meal and despite her not being able to express herself to me she listened and looked at every page so intently and lovingly. It brought such joy to my heart! I highly recommend OurShelves.

My daughter LOVES them!

May 18, 2022
Summer W.
1 Review

I absolutely love OurShelves. My daughter has really enjoyed all the books we've gotten. They truly are some of the ones we read over and over and over. And I love that they have characters and stories I would not have found on my own in our small town. I also love supporting authors from minoritized identities. It's a win-win-win!

Love love love!

May 13, 2022
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Courtney E.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I recommend OurShelves to everyone. I am a cishet woman (she/her), former preschool teacher/current stay-at-home mom/stepmom to an autistic kiddo and LGBTQ+ big kids. And I hoard books. I AM THE TARGET DEMOGRAPHIC. 😂 But really, these books should be on every shelf because they are representative of the beautiful diversity our children experience. I didn’t have exposure to “other” identities as a child, and I swore that my own child(ren) would never experience a time when they would feel uncomfortable about meeting people who are different from them. Thank you, OurShelves, for curating amazing books that my son loves and wants to read over and over, and which represent people he loves and people he has yet to know.❤️

Diversity in books is AMAZING!

Apr 07, 2022
Chloe G.
1 Review

The CrateJoy subscription is WONDERFUL. It was a gift for my 5 year old daughter and one of the best ones she has received. The books that arrive are so diverse in content and really help my husband and I extend conversations about tough topics for a young person to understand beyond the book.

Increase your diversity in reading

Mar 23, 2022
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Séraphine L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 years

Wonderful subscription service. The books were well selected and offered us an ability to identify more inclusive readings that we would not have found ourselves in our local bookstores in Washington D.C.. Excellent customer service; I also plan on gifting subscriptions to my friends.

A MUST in every home!

Mar 08, 2022
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Amanda M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

We have been subscribed to OurShelves for two years, since our little one was just a newborn! We love that our bookshelf is continually full of books representing a wide variety of people. The books are well chosen and high quality, and some of our little one's favorites!

Impressed and Delighted

Jan 25, 2022
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Gwyneth P.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 11 months

My whole family has been impressed and delighted by our first year subscribing to OurShelves for our now almost 2-year old. They provide books with beautiful illustrations or photographs that are fun to read out loud and cover the full range of toddler interests (naming/finding objects, rhyming stories, just looking at pictures of other real babies). All with diversity in mind and on the pages!

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