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LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – September 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 box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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


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 International shipping.

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

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An info card was included listing each item in the box.



Go to Sleep, Monster! by Kevin Cornell – Value $13.79 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)

Nobody can sleep when there’s a monster under their bed. Especially George! And the monster under the bed can’t sleep because there’s a monster under the floor. And so the story goes (down, down, down) until George and his brave sister Anna track down the monster at the centermost center of the earth! Funny, creative and amazing illustrations made this book a huge hit with my son.


Quin Strawberry + Lemon Gumdrops – Value $6.50

I can only describe these as fluffy, fresh pillows of strawberry deliciousness. Wow! Quin takes candy to a whole other level.

Quin Popcorn Caramels – Value $1.95

Let’s say that caramel corn is a 90/10 popcorn to caramel ratio. Well, I would guess that Quin popcorn caramels are like a 10/90 popcorn to caramel ratio. A big chewy chunk of sweet caramel with some pieces of surprisingly still crispy popcorn inside make for good eats.

The rest of the products received are part of the Interactive Halloween Kit noted on the info card. Let’s take a look!


Moustache Party Stickers – Value $1.00?

These are a ton of fun at parties! I like that they included a variety of moustache shapes. The adhesive held up well but didn’t hurt when being removed. No Halloween box is complete without some sort of costume so this was a perfect addition to the box in my opinion. I can’t find this exact type of moustache stickers, but similar ones sell for about $1.00 a sheet or less.


Monster Bookmark – Value $0.50?

We can never have enough bookmarks in our house and this one is delightful for October.

3D Bat Decorations – Value $7.99

These PVC black bats are so easy to apply (just a small round foam sticker on the back of each one) and yet they add a nice Halloween punch to any room. We stuck ours to an antique wooden icebox in our dining room. My kids had a lot of fun with these. I thought they were just the right amount of spooky without being scary for young kids.

Here’s a closer look at the bat decorations:




Foam Monster Pumpkin Decorating Kit – $.50

These foam stickers can be applied to your pumpkin for an easy way to decorate with young kids (no carving!). We won’t be pumpkin picking for a couple more weeks so here is a photo from the Oriental Trading website to show what they look like once completed:



Midnight Rabbit Postcard – $5.00?

If you love this print as much as I do, it’s available in varying sizes from Etsy seller Midnight Rabbit. I’m not sure how much the postcard is so I’m guessing on the value. I think this would be fantastic framed and added to my Halloween décor.

Verdict: Our LitJoy Crate was a Halloween hit this month! I think it’s our favorite one yet (and I think I say that every month)! “Yum!” was such a fun October theme and everything felt nicely curated as usual. The value this month was over $37 which I’m very happy with. When the blue Litjoy box lands on our doorstep we all get excited to tear it open and to me that’s the biggest sign of a successful subscription box.

What did you think of this month’s LitJoy Crate?

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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I love this box, I got the board book box and loved it. But for $38 with shipping it’s really high. I loved the postcard though!! It’s worth $10 on their Etsy shop.

    • So glad to hear you’re loving Litjoy too!

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