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 sixth 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.
Every quarter, the Book Drop sends us the quarterly newsletter of new indie books for children in this age range from Indies.
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz - Value $6.99
Book Summary from Amazon:
"Flora the pig was born for adventure: ìIf itís unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. Iím your pig,î she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, sheís on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilaratingóand dangerousóadventure of her life. This poignant novel of a purposeful pig is sure to become a favorite with any young readers who have ever dreamed of exploring the great beyond."
This looks like a great book, and it got 4.5 stars on Amazon! Also, curiously, my son looked interested in reading it, even though it has a picture of a pig in a pink dress on it.
In addition to the note pictured here, the package also included a signed bookplate from the author! Very cool.
The Verdict: Our verdict with Book Drop for kids is becoming pretty standard every month. Unless they send us a cool bonus item, each month it's pretty much the same - great book selection, not so great value. I am very grateful for the book selection; I don't know enough about kid lit to always point my sons in the best direction. Is it worth $6 extra? I'm not sure.
What do you think of The Book Drop for Children?