DIY Kids space reading nook~ Rain Gutter Kid’s Bookshelves This could be the best 're-purposing' project I have seen so far.what a great idea and the books, or whatever, would not fall off the 'shelves'.
cute little book nook reading center for kid's bedroom or playroom - just frame favorite book covers, hang letters to spell out read, and add low shelves for kids to reach books. would like to use the ikea spice racks that are super cheap for shelving.
Children's Bookshelves A ready-made plate rack can be easily transformed into a child's bookshelf, displaying both toys and children's books. You can also make your own shelves; just have all the wood cut to size at a lumberyard. How to Make the Bookshelf
I like this as a way of displaying family pictures too! If you still wanted to do the traditional family tree, you could always use this idea for displaying pictures taken in the classroom and pictures with friends - their "classroom family"