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Holiday Gift Guide Series: 4 Children’s Book Subscription Boxes

Are you planning to gift your little readers with a book subscription box this holiday season?

I love kids’ monthly subscription boxes because they offer unique educational experiences. They can give kids of all ages the chance to learn by doing fun projects, crafts and activities. Many subscription boxes on the market today are designed to include everything you need to spend quality time together with your children.

4 Children's Book Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes make great last minute gifts for out of town family members, discerning nieces and nephews, your own kids, and just about anyone else. Kids love receiving packages in the mail and how fun for them to know know that they’ll be receiving packages long after the holidays are over. Today, there are subscription boxes that appeal to all sorts of different interests and passions.

Below are some of my favorite book subscription boxes for kids.  Please note this is NOT a sponsored post and all opinions expressed are my own.

Cocoa Mocha Kids (October 2016 Update: This subscription box is no longer available.)
I found out about this wonderful subscription box on Instagram.  Cocoa Mocha Kids is the first monthly “Surprise” product & book service specially tailored for children of color. When you subscribe to Cocoa Mocha Kids know that 100% of the net profit will help send children to STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, Mathematics ) programs throughout the United States. Every month your child will receive a box of products, art, books, samples & surprises.

To get started, simply sign up as a subscriber and your special Cocoa Mocha Kid will receive a new crate every month!  Currently, the crates are available for children ages 2-11 for both boys and girls.  They also plan to carry crates for babies soon.

Bee Mee Bookshelf (October 2016 Update: This subscription box is no longer available.)
Be Mee Bookshelf is a diverse children’s book subscription service that offers a curriculum to educate and empower children.

Each month the experts at Bee Me Bookshelf select a dynamic theme to focus on and we curate a collection of diverse books with protagonists of color around this theme. Next, they design curriculum cards for each book with vocabulary words, reading comprehension questions, discussion questions, and activity suggestions. Their goal is to create a space for young readers rooted in empowerment and education, that helps them cultivate a love of themselves, others, and reading.

You have the option of choosing a Bee Me Bundle for ages 4-8 years or a Bitty Bee Bundle for ages 0-3 years.  You can also select how often you would like to receive a bundle: once, once per month for 3 months/6 months/9 months, etc.

Bookroo makes reading exciting for kids and affordable and convenient for parents.  Each box contains either 3 board books or 2 picture books and the combined retail value of the books always exceeds the subscription price.

Bookroo offers 3 different subscription types to choose from: month-to-month, 3 month, and 6 months.

Check out my recent review of Bookroo here to learn more.

The Story Box

I’ll be reviewing this subscription box and providing more information soon, but I wanted to include them in my list now so you can check them out.

When you subscribe to The Story Box, your family will receive a monthly box that is curated by a nationally certified speech-language pathologist.  Each box contains 2 children’s books and a guide for parents.  Use the books and guide to make the most of your family reading time, enhance your child’s language skills, and improve your child’s chances of becoming a successful reader.  The books in their boxes are most appropriate for children between the ages of 1-year old and 7-years old.

A portion of each subscription fee is used to purchase books and other educational materials to benefit children with disabilities and children from low-income families.

Your Turn:  Do you have a favorite kids book subscription box? Is there an awesome subscription book box for kids missing from my list? Please let me know in the comments.

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Bookroo: A Children’s Book Subscription

Have you heard of Bookroo yet?  If not, please allow me to introduce you to this fabulous new children’s book subscription box.

When Jane from Bookroo contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in writing a review for their subscription box I was so excited and I couldn’t wait for our box to arrive in the mail!  Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, Jane and the rest of the Bookroo crew!


What is Bookroo?
Bookroo offers three different subscription types: month-by-month, three-month or six-month. Each month you receive either three board books (if you sign up for board books) or two picture books (if you sign up for picture books).  You are not allowed to select the books you receive, but you can be assured the books will be good quality.

I know you may be thinking, what makes this subscription box different from all the others out there?  I asked Jane this same question.  What makes Bookroo stand out is the experience they create and the value at which it is offered. While there are other book subscription boxes, by wrapping each book in quality and cute wrapping paper, and including a hand written note, Bookroo brings the excitement of unwrapping and gift giving to books! Also, in every box the retail of the books exceeds the subscription price, so Bookroo customers get the books plus the experience at a discount, rather than at a premium.  Oh yeah, they offer FREE shipping too.  Score!

In the event you receive books you already own simply take a picture of yourself or your child giving the book(s) to someone else and you’ll get $5 off of your next subscription.  This is great for kids who already have lots of books in their home library collection.

When our Bookroo package arrived I was thrilled!  I waited until the kids came home from daycare so they could open up the box.  We signed up for picture books so there were two books in our box.  Each booked was individually wrapped by hand with quality wrapping paper and even tied together with twine.  I just love it when companies go the extra mile to make you feel special!

I wasted no time and read both books to the kids right away.  The book titles we received are: The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner and Dream Away by Julia Durango and Katie Belle Trupiano.  The kids seemed to enjoy both books, but if we had to choose a favorite between the two it would be the book Dream Away.  My kids seem to love books with rhyming text, plus it’s a good bedtime story.

Ready to find out how you sign up for your Bookroo subscription?  Remember, there are 3 different subscription types to choose from:

  • 1 month – $19.99 with FREE shipping
  •  3 month – $55.99 with FREE shipping
  • 6 months – $104.99 with FREE shipping

As a bonus: The Bookroo crew was gracious enough to provide an exclusive discount code to share with my readers.  This discount allows you to save $4 off your first order!  Get your Bookroo discount here!

And it gets even better!  Right now they are also offering a buy one, give one promotion.  Sweet!  More details can be found here.

Thanks again Bookroo for offering such a great, quality children’s book subscription box to get kids excited about reading!

Want to connect with Bookroo?  Visit their website!
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Disclaimer:  I did not receive financial compensation for this review.  I purchased the subscription box with my own money.  All opinions expressed are my own.