LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for babies, kids and teens. They send books and interesting book related items. They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Picture, $29.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate
The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-month pre-pay, $323.88/12-month pre-pay. Plus USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 International shipping.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 assorted book-related items.
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
An info card was included listing each item in the box as well as a coupon for 20% DYL Bug. October’s theme was Yum!
Kabobs for Kids by Janna DeVore – Value $12.74 on Amazon (retail price $14.99)
This creative cookbook takes kabobs to a whole new level. They have ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert – all intended to appeal to kids. I know first-hand that sometimes the trick to getting a child to try a new food is just a different presentation so I can’t wait to try out some of these ideas. Hopefully, I can expand my children’s food repertoire which unfortunately is quite limited right now!
Everyone Loves Cupcake by Kelly DiPucchio – Value $11.45 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
Cupcake so desperately wants to be loved. She tries hard to be beautiful and perfect at all times. But she crumbles under the pressure and realizes it’s better to be herself. This book is a cute way to impart a very important message about not conforming to please others. Filled with bakery themed puns and adorable illustrations this book was a hit at my house and I can’t wait to bring it to my library to share with my students as well.
Kid’s Apron – Value $4.00?
I think adding a kid’s size apron was perfect for this month’s cooking and baking themed box. We have an apron from an old Citrus Lane box that my son always wears when we work in the kitchen and now my daughter has her own apron as well. Perfect!
Donut Bookmark – Value $3.00?
We can never have enough bookmarks in our house and this donut one is adorable.
Pink Beehive Cotton Candy – Value $5.00?
Pink Beehive Cotton Candy is delicious and what a precious presentation putting a small sugar bumblebee on top of the pink candy floss! It tasted like vanilla and honey and melted in my mouth. I’m obsessed with cotton candy so I couldn’t be happier seeing this sweet treat in a subscription box. Yum! Their website isn’t online yet so I’m linking to their Facebook page in case you want more information for this Utah-based company.
Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Beans – Value $2.25
These jelly beans are something I’ve always wondered about. I wasn’t sure if they were pretending to be gross flavors, but actually all tasted good, or if some of them really were flavored like dirt and earwax. Wow! They really do taste nasty (on purpose) and are mixed with normal fruity flavors. The yucky ones got spit right back out, but for a one time experience, it was interesting!
Baby Boy Bakery We Cook Coupon and Wooden Spoon – Value $24?
Baby Boy Bakery is a new monthly subscription box “with an original recipe and coordinating exclusive tools designed around creating memories in the kitchen with your child.” This coupon is good for one free month ($20) and all you do is pay for shipping. They included a bonus wooden spoon. The story behind Baby Boy Bakery is heart wrenching. If you’ve ever dealt with the loss of a child I think this website will touch you deeply.
Verdict: Our Yum! LitJoy Crate this month was a lot of fun. I love when LitJoy includes two books and having a cookbook was a special treat since my kids love to help in the kitchen. As always their bookish extras fit the theme perfectly. This month’s value was over $38 (not counting the Baby Boy Bakery coupon) and I’m very happy with that. Litjoy is fabulous at curation and creativity and for those reasons, it’s one of our favorite children’s book subscriptions every month.
What did you think of this month’s LitJoy Crate?