Bookü Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016

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Bookü is a monthly children’s book subscription. Bookü has two options: Books Only box for avid readers and Books & More box for more reluctant readers. This review is for the Books Only box.

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


The Subscription Box: Bookü

The Cost: The Cost: $22 a month for the Books Only box, $26 a month for the Multi-Child Books Only box and $28 a month for the Books & More box (save money with 3 or 6 month pre-paid subscriptions). Both boxes are also available as bi-monthly options and all boxes have free shipping.

COUPON: Use code BOOKADDICT to get your first box free when you sign-up for a 3 or 6-month subscription


For a limited time, use code 100NEW to save 50% off your first box!

The Products: 3 books in the Books Only box selected based on your profile, 4 books in the Multi-Child Books Only box, and 2-3 books, activity kits, games, stickers and fun in the Books & More box

Ships to: US for free

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The box came with a personalized card telling us which books we were receiving from our personal book picker. The profile you fill out when you sign up for Bookü asks about their grade, age, reading level, interests and also has a spot for you to the book picker anything else you want them to know about your child. This helps them get to know your child well and figure out the best books for them. Our books were based on my son’s profile so your child may receive completely different books.



Dinotrux Go to School by Chris Gall – $10.86 on Amazon (retail price $15.00)

In my son’s profile I mentioned he likes dinosaurs. Unfortunately this is one we already own, but it will be passed along to one of his dinosaur loving cousins. This book combines truck names with dinosaur names and while it’s not my favorite to read, it’s one my son enjoys so that’s what matters most!




Shark School 3 Books in 1 by Davy Ocean – $7.60 on Amazon (retail price $8.99)

This paperback anthology arrived in pretty bad shape. The front cover was ripped, the back cover was very wrinkled and there was marker on the bottom pages making me feel like it was a clearance find. I can’t imagine why they sent us an over 300 page book to a kindergartener. In my son’s profile I said he’s not reading yet, just learning basic sight words. This may be a cute book but I don’t see us even cracking it open until second grade at the earliest.



The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail by Lynn E. Hazen – $16.99

What an adorable book about following your dreams and demonstrating perseverance. Seymour the Snail dreams of being an artist and is determined to make it happen. This book is longer than what we usually read at home, but my son would like to start tackling chapter books at night stretching it out over a few days. The illustrations make transitioning to chapter books less daunting.

Verdict: Bookü was a bit of a disappointment this month. Receiving one book we already own, one book that wasn’t written for his reading level (and was in poor shape) and one really cute selection leaves me with mixed feelings. Our first box in June was a huge success so I think we just had an off month. I am confident our next month will be better.

What do you think of Bookü? Would you prefer to try the Books Only box or the Books & More box?

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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 Booku Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: booku | 3 comments


  1. Hi Jessica, We are sorry you were not happy with your box this month! We do have a policy that if you receive a book that you already own, you can notify us within 2 to 3 business days of receiving your box and we will send a replacement book and instructions for return. We will also send a replacement book for the title that was damaged in transit. We are working on ways to improve our shipping to prevent issues like that from happening. And we welcome any feedback on the titles you have received so that we can ensure we are making the best selections going forward.

  2. I get Booku for my 10-year-old daughter, and they do an AMAZING job. The subjects and reading level are always spot on, and she’s discovered some books I just wouldn’t have known about. Totally perfect subscription for her.

    • I’m so glad to hear that!

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