The Book Drop Children’s Subscription Box Review – February 2016
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 childrenís 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
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 9-year-old son chose Adventurous.) They then asked about my son’s age and reading level.
This is the little note that was included about why they chose this month’s selection. They also included a bookmark from their brick-and-mortar in Delaware.
Little League Play Ball! by Matt Christopher – Value $7
Book Summary from Amazon:
“Eleven-year-old cousins catcher Liam McGrath and pitcher Carter Jones grew up playing baseball together. Now, their team is on the verge of winning the greatest championship of all: the Little League Baseball Æ World Series. To reach the title match, however, they must first beat their number one rivals from Southern California. Little do they know that the game will prove to be just the first challenge they’ll face on their road to the championships.”
My son is not really into baseball, but he’s curious. More importantly, he’s into reading, so I’m sure as long as the story is good, he will love it. Plus it got 5 stars on Amazon!
Dover Baseball Activity Book – Value $1.50
About every other month, Book Drop sends us a little extra like this activity book. I love activity books like this for the kids when we have long car trips. They will enjoy this.
Verdict: Our verdict with The Book Drop for kids is becoming pretty standard every month. Unless they send us a particularly valuable 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 $5 extra? I’m not sure.
What do you think of The Book Drop for Children?