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Bookroo Subscription Box Review – March 2016

BookRoo Closed

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).

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

BookRoo Open

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)

Read all of our Bookroo reviews and check out our Kids Subscription Box Directory for other fun boxes your child might enjoy!

BookRoo Card

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.

Wrapped Books

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 Book

Shark Open

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 Book

Oliver Open

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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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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: bookroo | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. I’m waiting for my first month of the board books. Excited for this one! Think it will make great gifts too.

  2. This reminds me of the Lil’ Bear Book Club, I just got April’s box after seeing how awesome March’s box was. April was a bit disappointing for infant books, I’m currently pregnant and trying to stock up on board books before the baby comes. But you get 3-4 board books or 2-4 picture books. They do charge shipping, but each book comes individually wrapped. I definitely got my money’s worth, but the books were for bigger kids vs babies. This sub looks great too.

  3. I wish they would add the big kids- this looks good!

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