Hi friends! I’ve already posted two posts about bookish subscription boxes (see them here and here). All the boxes in those two blog posts are bookish subscription boxes for adults. This post is Part Three, and it’s all about the kids!
As readers, we know how much awesomeness books can bring into our lives. And, research shows that people who read actually live longer. Research also shows that kids who read or are read to have better brain development than kids who don’t read or are not read to.
I love kids books and I have the cutest little nephew (and I am the self-proclaimed provider of his personal library). So, I thought it very fitting to create a post sharing with you about all the wonderful bookish subscription options for your kidlets. All of these subscriptions are built on the goal to increase literacy and build up an enjoyment of reading through family reading activities. How wonderful is that?
All details about these boxes are found on their respective websites. All prices and shipping costs are for the lowest cost month-to-month option. Many of the services offer three, six, and twelve month prices. Some offer multi-child boxes too. I have not been sponsored in any way to talk about them. I just think they are really cool and have had a ton of fun reading all about them and drooling over pictures of what came in each box.
Book Bears box is a monthly picture book subscription box just for kids. You can choose from two age ranges (2-5, 5-8) and will receive one book each month. Each box comes with a colouring page and a reading tip, activity, and reading questions for parents to do with their kids to foster a love of reading. Oh, and for each new subscriber they’ll donate a picture book to benefit children in need. Book Bears costs $15.99 USD per month. Shipping in the USA is free. (Shipping to Canada however, is $25.00 according to my cart…)
Lillypost is an adorable monthly subscription box that contains 4 or 5 children’s books plus stickers and other goodies. Items are wrapped for extra fun. Subscribers can choose a Board Book Box for kids 0-2 years or a Picture Book Box for kids 3+. Lillypost boxes are $37.00 CAD per month with free shipping.
Bookboks is a personalized book service. Each subscriber is asked about their child’s preferences and books are selected based on what the folks at Bookboks think the child will like best. Two pre-loved books are sent each month. Bookboks are $15.99 USD per month (plus $7.00 shipping to Canada).
Booku box is also a customized book subscription box, that allows for lots of options. Subscribers fill out profiles about their kids’ interests and reading levels. Editors at Booku then select 2-3 books each month. Subscribers can choose between Books Only boxes and Books & More boxes that include up to 3 bonus items like activities or stickers or games. These boxes are all about the love of reading and find the right book for your kid. For each subscription, they donate a book to a school or foster care program. Booku even has multi-child boxes. Subscribers can get a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly subscription. Monthly boxes start at $22.00 USD. (They don’t ship to Canada, yet!)
Bookroo is a curated and wrapped monthly box that contains 3 board books or 2 picture books. Their mission is to make reading to your child easier by making it easy to get books. No need to tow a tired toddler to the bookstore, Bookroo has your back! Bookroo costs $17.00 USD per month (plus $16.00 USD shipping to Canada).
Reading Bug Box
Reading Bug Box delivers hand-picked, award-winning books each month. Each box has 2-4 books chosen for your child’s age and interest, along with something fun like a gift, game or craft that relates to the books, and a personalized note with more ideas. The Reading Bug is a family-owned bookstore in California. Reading Bug boxes start at $27.99 USD (plus $24 shipping to Canada).
My First Reading Club
My First Reading Club is a monthly subscription box that contains three books for the kids and a gift for mom! You can choose from books for babies, 2-3 year olds and 4-5 year olds. My First Reading Club subscriptions start at $9.99 USD per month (plus $5.00 shipping to the contiguous USA. They do not ship to Canada).
Litjoy Crate has three box types – board books, picture books, and young adult books! Their monthly boxes contain a new release book and 2-3 bookish items. Children’s boxes also contain reading tips for parents to help connect with their kids and promote literacy. Litjoy Crate subscriptions start at $29.99 USD (plus $14.99 shipping to Canada).
Stemreads is a monthly subscription box for kids 4-8. The books and activities included are all about science, technology, engineering and math (the STEM subjects). These boxes are about fun and adventure and helping kids see how awesome STEM subjects can be. This is a brand new subscription box… and prices are not yet listed.
I’m so tempted to buy one of these for my nephew – but the cost is a little prohibitive for some of them. I’ve also put out the hints to my friends that when I have a kid one day, these are on my wish list for baby shower gifts.
Bookmail – there are few things more fabulous!