The Book Drop Children’s Subscription Box Review – October 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 was our third 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.
Every month, the Book Drop send a little note like the one above (orange) describing the contents and why they chose them. They also usually include a store bookmark (lower left). This month, as a wonderful little bonus, they sent a book plate signed by the author of this month’s selection, Sam Angus!
A Horse Called Hero by Sam Angus – Value $7.99
Book Summary from Amazon:
“On the brink of World War II, a family forced out of their London home flees to the country. Wolfie and his older sister Dodo are devastated to leave behind everything they’ve ever known, but they begin settling into their new life.
One day, they come across an orphaned fowl, which they raise as Hero, a strong and beautiful horse who lives up to his name when he saves the children from a fire.
Wolfie and Dodo find comfort in their new life, but the war is escalating quickly and horses are needed for combat. One night, Hero is stolen, and the children are shattered. Years then pass without any indication Hero will return. It’s only when Wolfie becomes a stable hand that he discovers Hero has ended up working in the mines under terrible conditions. Then and there, Wolfie resolves to save Hero, a plan that places both of their lives in jeopardy. Together again, can they will survive?”
This looks like a great book, and it got five stars on Amazon! My son is a history buff, so I’m hoping this book will capture his imagination.
The Dark Knight Legend: Junior Novel by Stacia Deutch – Value $8.66
Book Summary from Amazon:
“Bruce Wayne was not always the fearless and triumphant Batman. Bruce trained relentlessly in the mountains and down in the city gutters, learning to overcome his nemeses with confidence and skill. As Bruce Wayne transformed into Batman, he became a beacon of hope for Gotham’s residents, and the symbol of dread for Gotham’s villains.
But when a villain called the Joker comes to town, Batman faces one of his biggest challenges yet. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman attempts to shut down the Joker before the Joker shuts down Gotham, but not before he finds that his allies may be his enemies. Can Batman save the city on his own, and still be the beloved hero he once was?”
NOW we’re talking! My son went nuts when he saw this book. This is exactly what he wants to be reading right now.
The Verdict: This month’s package from the Book Drop was awesome! The value is above what we paid, which is great, and my son got two books that I think he will really enjoy. Plus one of them has a signed name plate from the author, which always makes it so much more special.
What do you think of The Book Drop for Children?