The Book Drop Children’s Subscription Box Review – November 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 fourth 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.
Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs – Value $6.99
Book Summary from Amazon:
“Deep in trouble, deep in the canyons
Fourteen-year-old Dylan Sands has come all the way to the Big Bend on the Texas-Mexico border to paddle the fabled Rio Grande with his cousin Rio. As the boys are packing their raft and canoe for ten days in the canyons, six Black Hawk helicopters appear overhead and race across the river into Mexico. The Army warns them that a hurricane is approaching the coast.
Convincing themselves that their chances of running into a storm are slim, Dylan and Rio launch onto the wildest and most remote waters in the Southwest. Downriver, a man appears with a seven-year-old boy, begging for help . . . and the storm is upon them. Danger, suspense, and the ever-looming troubles in Mexico drive this white-knuckle adventure forward at a breakneck pace.”
This looks like exactly the kind of book my nine-year-old son will instantly consume, and that makes me really happy! To the right is a bookmark (with this book’s info on the front), signed by the author! How cool is that? Below that is a note from Bethany Beach Books explaining why this book was chosen for this month.
This month’s extras are these three bookmarks. I may be wrong, but there seems to be a pattern here… So far, BBB has sent us an extra of substantial value like a bonus book or notebook every other month. We can always use more bookmarks, but they’re not too exciting.
The Verdict: This month’s book from Book Drop looks great, it got 4.5 stars on Amazon, and it came with a bookmark signed by the author. That’s awesome! I think my son and I both just feel a little disappointed when there’s no really cool bonus item, or when the value of the box ($7) is substantially lower than the cost ($13). We enjoy this subscription a lot, though, and it definitely keeps my son reading, which is the whole point!
What do you think of The Book Drop for Children?