The Book Drop Children’s Subscription Box Review – August 2015
The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:
This review is of the Children 8-12 subscription.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: The Book Drop
The Cost: $16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version, or $20 for the Jane/Ernest version
The Products: One book selected each month based on the book-type preference you select.
Ships to: US
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This month’s package included a note that gives a teaser about the book they selected (and the bonus item). They also included a handy bookmark. We can never have too many of those in our house!
This was our first month of this subscription, and we did have some custom options when we signed up. First, we had to select among “Adventurous,” “Pleasant,” or “A little bit of everything!” (Of course my 9-year-old son chose Adventurous.) They then asked about my son’s age and reading level.
North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler – Value $7.99
Book Summary from Amazon:
The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery: Mia’s grandad has vanished, and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mom rush to Porthaven to help her grandmother, Mia imagines long dreary days with no one to talk to except for the old-time fisherman at her grandparents’ pub. But that’s before Mia finds a diary on an empty, docked fishing boat and starts exchanging notes with a local girl named Dee, a girl who seems much like her. Mia is excited about having a new friend, but why do their plans to meet each other never materialize? And why does Dee claim to be stuck at home due to violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? Will Mia be able to solve the mystery of where o and when o her grandfather and friend might be before time and tide forever wash away their futures?
This does sound like an adventure! Plus it got 5 stars on Amazon! I am interested in seeing how my son likes reading a book with a female protagonist. I am also trying REALLY HARD to push him out of the world of easy serials like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, etc. I really hope this subscription helps!
Piccadilly Essential Small Notebook – Value $9.95 on Amazon
I love that they included a journal in this package! It’s such a great way to encourage writing practice. My sons already have journals (thanks to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, ironically), but this is a great notebook for my 9-year-old. I plan to show him the Master List Method of Keeping Up With Everything in Life, and this little notebook will be perfect for that.
The Book Drop also included a copy of their summer newsletter for kids with recommendations for other great reads. Excellent!
The Verdict: This was a great first package from The Book Drop! The value with the bonus notebook adds up to about $18. I think I could find the notebook for less, but regardless, I think the value is definitely there. I think the book selection is great, and I can’t wait to see how my son does with books that push him a little out of his comfort zone.
What do you think of The Book Drop for Children?