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The Book Drop Children’s Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:

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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).

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The Subscription Box: The Book Drop for Children

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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We’ve been subscribing to Book Drop for many months now, 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 10-year-old son chose Adventurous.) They then asked about my son’s age and reading level.

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At the top is a little note that was included about why they chose this month’s selection. They also included a special Earth Day bookmark as well as a bookplate signed by the author of this month’s selection, Helen Phillips. I love when the book or a bookplate is signed!

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Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips – Value $7.99

Book Summary from Amazon:

Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me, said this book is “brimming with surprises and grand adventure. Brave, smart, and full of heart, Madeline and Ruby are a gust of fresh air.”
Mad’s dad is the Bird Guy. He’ll go anywhere to study birds. So when he’s offered a bird-tracking job in Central America, his bags are packed and he’s jungle bound.
But going bird tracking in the jungle and disappearing completely are very different things, and when the Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter arrives, Mad can’t shake the terrible feeling that her father is in trouble.
Roo, Mad’s younger sister, is convinced that the letter is a coded message. And their mom is worried, because the letter doesn’t sound like Dad at all. But Mad is sure it’s a sign of something sinister.
The only way to get to the bottom of it is to go to Lava Bird Volcano and find their dad themselves. Though they never could have imagined what they’re about to discover.
From new talent Helen Phillips, Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green is the story of what can happen when two sisters make some unusual friends, trust in each other, and bravely face a jungle of trouble all to bring their family back together.

This sounds like another great selection from the Book Drop! It got 4.5 stars on Amazon! I think my ten-year-old son is finally over the whole “female protagonist” thing – he really got into last month’s book! I hope he loves this one, too, because it sounds really great.

Verdict: I have been reviewing this box for many months, and my verdict has become concretely consistent. The Book Drop for Children always provides a great book at a not-so-great value. This month is no exception.

What do you think of The Book Drop for Children?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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