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LitJoy Crate Picture Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon– May 2016

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LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for babies, kids and teens. They send books and interesting book related items. They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together. This is a review of the picture book crate.

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This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate

The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-month pre-pay, $323.88/12-month pre-pay. Plus USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 shipping international.

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

The Products:  depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 assorted book-related items.

Ships to: US, Canada and International

Check out all of our LitJoy Crate reviews and the Book Subscription Box Directory!

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Info Card

An info card was included listing each item in the box. They also gave some discussion ideas for the book that you can use with your child to explore the book’s topics more deeply.


The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield – $11.46 on Amazon (retail price: $16.99)

This is a beautiful story about a bear cub who finds a piano in the woods and over time teaches himself to play. He ends up going to New York City to play and becomes famous. But he longs for the woods and his friends. This is a tale about following your heart and staying true to who you really are.


Musical Note Necklace by Unforgettable Jules – $12

I love that this subscription includes something special for the adults as well. This necklace is adorable and I can’t wait to give it my dear friend who teaches voice lessons! This Etsy page has a ton of awesome necklaces, I will definitely be buying a few for myself and gifts.


Inflatable Guitar and Wooden Maraca – $4?

The musical instruments were a nice inclusion to the box since the book has a musical theme. Unfortunately the guitar wouldn’t hold air and kept deflating. My daughter is having fun with the maraca though.


Bear Mask by Opposite of Far – $22

What an adorable mask! Both of my kids have been enjoying taking turns being a bear. This is very well made and the Opposite of Far website has so many other cute masks, tails, and paws.

Quinn Mask

Here is my daughter wearing the mask and playing with the maraca.


The Bear and the Piano Poster – $1?

I’m always looking for new posters to hang in my library at school so this will be going right into work this week.

Verdict:  The kids and I loved our first LitJoy Crate! I thought this box was thoughtfully curated and had great value ($50). I’m so excited to receive our next box and see what theme they choose.

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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 Book Subscription Boxes, LitJoy Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: litjoy crate | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I think the info card picture here might be for a different [beauty] box. 🙂

    • Thanks for the catch!

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