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Boox Subscription Box Review – May 2017

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Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox is a bi-monthly picture book subscription box for kids curated by Powell’s independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.

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Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

The Subscription Box: Boox

The Cost: $35.95 every other month + free shipping

The Products:  A new release hardcover book, another hardcover book that is a staff favorite and other related goodies

Ships to: US

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Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

An info card was included listing each item in the box and the reverse side of the card was a coloring page of assorted toys under a tree.

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull – Value $12.14 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)

Pandora lives by herself in a world of broken things. One day an injured bird lands right outside and Pandora nurses it back to health. She has found a friend but when the bird flies away and doesn’t return what is Pandora to do? This book’s illustrations are so poignant. I found this book touched a nerve and is a story I won’t soon forget.

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon – Value $11.46 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)

I have loved this book for years and while I own a copy at my library and use it every spring with my first graders for a lesson I didn’t own my own personal copy. I was so glad to be able to share it with my son and daughter and keep it on our shelf. It has colorful illustrations and sweeping two-page spread by Marla Frazee whose whimsical artwork always makes me smile. The lyrical text read like a song or one long poem and shows a multicultural community and the connections we have with the world around us.

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

Boox by Powell's Bookstore Kids Subscription Box - May 2017

eeBoo Create and Tell Me a Story Cards – Value $11.95

eeBoo’s story cards are fabulous for helping your child use their creativity and language to tell stories. The pictures on the card give them just the spark they need to get started. There are so many uses for these cards from long car trips to writing lessons.

Verdict: I enjoyed Boox’s first box in March so much that have been anxiously awaiting their next shipment. We loved both book selections this month and once again the extra was a huge hit as well. The value this month is about $36 (using Amazon prices) which a little over the cost of the box. Paying retail prices for these books, the value would be much higher. I think this box is more about the curation than getting a bargain and would certainly make a wonderful gift for a child who loves to read. I also think Boox is on to something adding just one special extra (last month a nice plush narwhal, this month the story cards) rather than a handful of cheap fillers.

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Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

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4 Comments

  1. I am being charged $35.95 for my Boox subscription which is equal to the value of the box. I wonder why yours is more?

    • I was charged $35.95 as well. The only time I could see a price difference is with international shipping which is $12…

    • Thanks for catching, Meg! The subscription cost is indeed $35.95; the review is updated!

  2. I think this is an amazing subscription! I really appreciate the curation and love getting to share such special books with my children.

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