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LitJoy Crate Board Book Box Review + Coupon– September 2016


LitJoy Crate is a monthly literature and book subscription box for all ages! My favorite part about them is that they send new release books as well as book-themed 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 box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Board, $29.99 a month, box. 


The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate

The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-monnth 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 MSA10 to save 10% off your first subscription 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 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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The founders of LitJoy are passionate about books and literacy. Plus, for every box purchased, they donate a book to people who have none, or to help stock libraries!

The card also lists information and pictures of each item.


Nuby iMonster Snack Keeper – Value $5.99

I love this snack keeper! It’s so cute and the rubbery “teeth” help keep the snacks from spilling. The mouth is plenty big enough for little hands to reach in and pull a fistful of snacks out easily. It functions well and my son likes it.


It also pops apart to clean easily, too.


QUIN Candy Caramels – 3 pieces, Value $1.95

These caramels are from an artisan maker in Portland, Oregon and are the parent gift in this box. I don’t personally care for caramels but my husband said these were great!


Bendable Monster Toy – value: $0.50

Sound Tube – value: $0.50

These toys are cute extras! My son definitely has loved playing with these and making noise and carrying the little monster around.


Eek! Halloween! By Sandra Boynton Board Book – Value $6.41

This book is adorable. It’s about a bunch of chickens that are nervous and confused about what’s going on with all the strange sights – but of course, it’s just Halloween!


I think the artwork is adorable and I feel like this book does a good job introducing Halloween and all the weird things you see all month associated with it to children.



The Midnight Rabbit Art Postcard – value: $3.50?

This postcard is cute! It’d be great to display around or send to a friend.


Little Blue Truck’s Halloween Board Book by Alice Scholte – Value $8.22 on Amazon (retail price: 12.99)

This book is a little lift-a-flap book, which my son has been loving lately. It’s about the Little Blue Truck as he picks up his animal friends, all in costume, on their way to a party.


I love the artwork and I think the story is really fun and cute.

Verdict: I thought this was a really cute LitJoy Crate box! They always seem to choose fun and helpful books and include interactive, cohesive extras. I also especially like that the books are new releases (my preference, and they tend to be more my style). The value comes out to $27.07, which is low from what I’ve come to expect from them, and doesn’t quite break even with the $29 cost. I will use everything this month so I’m not terribly disappointed, but I’m looking forward to future boxes hopefully being a little better.

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Book Subscription Boxes, LitJoy Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Babies| Tags: litjoy crate | 1 comment

Comment (1)

  1. I loved this box, as I’ve loved all their boxes, but for $38 with shipping; it’s very high. I love the books they’ve introduced to us; and I love the little blue truck. I’ve been reading those to my son for a few months now. I love the snack keeper, I bought one for my nephew back in January and now excited to have our own. The only thing I thought was weird, was that it wasn’t in any kind of packaging at all. If you get it at the store, it’s in packaging. And I thought the postcard was too cute. Our sub is up next month and I’m not going to renew, $38 for 2 books is a lot. I signed up for a year sub of Kub Klub, which is $24/month.

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