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The Book Drop Children’s Subscription Box Review – August 2015

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August's Book Drop Children's Box

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

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).

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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 month’s package included a note that gives a teaser about the book they selected (and the bonus item). They also included a handy bookmark. We can never have too many of those in our house!

This was our first 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.

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North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler – Value $7.99

Book Summary from Amazon:

The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery: Mia’s grandad has vanished, and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mom rush to Porthaven to help her grandmother, Mia imagines long dreary days with no one to talk to except for the old-time fisherman at her grandparents’ pub. But that’s before Mia finds a diary on an empty, docked fishing boat and starts exchanging notes with a local girl named Dee, a girl who seems much like her. Mia is excited about having a new friend, but why do their plans to meet each other never materialize? And why does Dee claim to be stuck at home due to violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? Will Mia be able to solve the mystery of where o and when o her grandfather and friend might be before time and tide forever wash away their futures?

This does sound like an adventure! Plus it got 5 stars on Amazon! I am interested in seeing how my son likes reading a book with a female protagonist. I am also trying REALLY HARD to push him out of the world of easy serials like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, etc. I really hope this subscription helps!

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Piccadilly Essential Small Notebook – Value $9.95 on Amazon

I love that they included a journal in this package! It’s such a great way to encourage writing practice. My sons already have journals (thanks to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, ironically), but this is a great notebook for my 9-year-old. I plan to show him the Master List Method of Keeping Up With Everything in Life, and this little notebook will be perfect for that.

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The Book Drop also included a copy of their summer newsletter for kids with recommendations for other great reads. Excellent!

The Verdict: This was a great first package from The Book Drop! The value with the bonus notebook adds up to about $18. I think I could find the notebook for less, but regardless, I think the value is definitely there. I think the book selection is great, and I can’t wait to see how my son does with books that push him a little out of his comfort zone.

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.


  1. My 16 year old still reads Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He can’t let go of the series. It’s funny when we go to Target and the new one is out. He always wants it.

  2. Inquiring minds want to know what is the “Master List Method of Keeping Up With Everything in Life”? Sounds like something that could be useful. 🙂

    • LOL! It’s pretty straightforward, Starla. Instead of a list, I put everything I need to do and remember in little rectangles in a master list (little notebook or journal like this), then X out the rectangle when it’s over or finished. Then when the whole page is finished (front & back), rip it out and toss it. It’s just a little easier to see, and one notebook is pretty easy to keep up with, instead of having different to-do lists for work, church, school, scouts, sports, etc. I transcribe everything into one notebook (or make a reminder in the one notebook, like “X’s science project due 10.14”).

  3. My total with shipping was $13. I *thought* it was $9 +$4 shipping.

  4. Liz, free shipping? I have been trying to find something like this for my 8 year old daughter. She has a couple of subs to promote and encourage self respect and self love, but I NEED her to read, lol. She is stuck on reading Barbie and princess books, they are a little too easy in my opinion.

    • I was going to order for my son. When I got to the checkout I discovered shipping was $6. It may not be the same for everyone

      • Oh my. I Guess I will not be getting this one if shipping is 6.00. That is a the cost of another book. So sad because I thought this would be an awesome sub.

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