Bookroo Subscription Box Review – March 2016
Bookroo is a subscription service that sends 2 books for children every month. They have a picture book plan (ages 2.5 and up) and a board book plan (ages 0-2.5).
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The Subscription Box: Bookroo
The Cost: $17.99 a month (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)
COUPON: For a limited time, get your last month’s box for free with 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions with code MSASPRING!
The Products: 2 children’s books (either board books or picture books)
Ships to: Worldwide ($5 a box for US shipments and $16 a box for Canadian shipments)
Each box comes with a card which summarizes the two books. There is also a web address link to log your child’s reading minutes each day (and earn badges) and a link to book related activities like word finds, coloring pages and games.
The books were individually wrapped and it felt like unwrapping a special gift. I think this is a nice touch, especially for a kid’s box!
Shark in the Dark by Peter Bentley – $17.99
My son is very much into sharks right now so this book couldn’t have been more perfect! We both loved the rhyming text and adorable illustrations. This story is about teamwork and cooperation. The end papers are a nice touch, as is the cut out cover.
Oliver’s Tree by Kit Chase – $12.67 on Amazon (retail price: $16.99)
This book was another huge hit for our family. My daughter is obsessed with elephants and one of the character’s names is the same as my son. This sweet story was about a game of hide-and-seek outside and how the elephant can’t fit into the trees. He’s feeling very sad until his friends build him his own tree house around a tree stump so everyone can join in the fun. I love the story of friendship and solving problems in creative ways.
Verdict: I adored my first Bookroo box! The value is definitely there since these books would be a little over $30 if purchased on Amazon, plus the book activities on the Bookroo website are a great bonus . Both of these stories were new to me which is saying A LOT since I am a children’s librarian and around picture books all day long. These were beautiful books to add to our home library and I’m so excited to see what Bookroo has in store for us next month!
What do you think of this month’s Bookroo? Would your children love unwrapping new books each month?
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