Shopping for Children's Books

There are many wonderful book vendors (online and bricks & mortar) who specialise in children's books. 


It's always tempting to use Book Depository or Amazon, but why not support your local indie bookstore?


Visit this guide to bookstores to learn more about all the wonderful book stores around the world. If you are in Australia you can also try this search tool.  In the US, try this tool and in the UK try here


If you know of a great vendor, please share here and we'll include them.


Below are some of our favourites.....


Bricks & Mortar

The Children's Bookshop

Beecroft, NSW

The oldest specialist children's bookshop in NSW. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff and an extensive range of books.

Bloomin' Books

Caringbah, NSW

Bloomin Books is truly a bricks and mortar store. No website available. Owned and run by children's literature expert Kate Colley, this wonderful store is filled to the brim with children's books.

Itty Bitty Book Van

Melbourne, VIC

Not quite bricks and mortar, this delightful book caravan is a travelling children's bookshop.  

The Little Bookroom

Carlton North, VIC

Established in 1960, the first bookstore in Australia to stock only children's books.

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The Kids Bookshop

An online book store specialising in showcasing the very best children’s books.



Story Mama

An Australian online children's picture book store specialising in the best recommended picture books for children in the age range 0-7 years old. 



Children's Classics

An Australia online business based in Adelaide selling new, used, out-of-print, rare and collectable books worldwide.

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Bricks & Mortar

Children's Bookshsop

Christchurch and Auckland, NZ

Two specialist bookshops which stock the latest quality books for children and young adults.

The Children's Bookshop

Wellington, NZ

Award-winning, independent specialist bookshop, owned and run by John and Ruth McIntyre.

Crayon House

Aoyama, Japan

A delightful children's bookstore in downtown Tokyo. Extensive collection of Japanese children's books as well as English language books. The website is in Japanese.

Best U.S. Kids’ Bookstores


From the Buzzfeed community, a list of favourite children’s bookstores across the United States.

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A wonderful online store in the UK. Huge array of books and loads of great booklists and recommendations.

Culture for Kids

From the US, shipping worldwide. A great source of bilingual and multicultural books, videos and other resources.

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