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LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box Review + Coupon– January 2017

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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 3-7 (picture books) and 14+ (young adult).

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, or $167.94/6-month pre-pay. Add 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 a newly released picture book or young adult book, plus 2-4 assorted book-related items.

Ships to: U.S., Canada, and International

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An info card was included listing each item in the box. January’s theme was Puppy Love!



Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey – Value $11.15 on Amazon (retail price $14.99)

Laugh out loud funny! This book cracked us all up. The illustrations are funny and the ending was fantastic. Pig the Pug doesn’t like to share his toys with Trevor the wiener dog who lives in the same house. Pig learns his lesson painfully when he stacks his toys in a high pile to keep them away from Trevor and then suffers a terrible fall from atop the pile. This is a book that begs to read again and again and I will do so obligingly.



Oogaa Silicone Bowl and Lid – Total Value $12.99

This silicone children’s bowl is made from European-approved food-safe silicone. It’s dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven safe. The lid slips easily over the lip of the bowl. I like that the bowl is unbreakable, brightly colored and can be washed in the dishwasher.



Chex Muddy Buddies – Value $2.98

The Chex Muddy Buddies in Cookies and Cream flavor were crispy and very sweet. We all tried a few, but nobody was going back for seconds.




Nerfect Pug Pack Pillow – Value $8.00

I can’t even handle the creativity and amazingness that is these Blind Bag Pug Pillows! I’m so thrilled with the Pug we received. It’s reminiscent of a Hawaiin hula girl. There are about 10 others I’d love to own as I perused the Pug Pack catalog. These small pillows are printed on cotton canvas and are stuffed with polyester fibers. LitJoy Crate frequently introduces me to interesting Etsy shops and I love that.


Mrs. Calls Chocolate Caramel Pretzels – Value $1.50

These caramel and chocolate covered pretzels tasted fabulous. Crunchy, chewy, salty and sweet, I think they were the perfect treat.


Pug Themed Valentines – Value $3.00

My daughter loves all things “dog” and was thrilled with these pug Valentine’s cards. There weren’t enough for her whole class so we will be saving these for her grandparents, aunts, and uncles. So cute!

Pug Love Stickers – Value $4.00

These pug stickers are absolutely adorable. They can be found at the Lee Street Planners Etsy shop among a host of other stickers and planner accessories.

Suckers and Stamps – $1.00?

Two cherry flavored heart suckers and two stamps meant no fighting over the special treats for my son and daughter.


Pig the Pug Poster – bonus gift

This poster will be perfect to hang up in my library at school!

Verdict: What a great box and theme to kick off 2017! The book was fabulous and I loved the Pug Pillow, stickers, pretzels and bowl too. It was a complete home run this month. The value was over $44 this month which I’m very happy with. We love seeing this blue box arrive in the mail!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. I don’t have a kid, but am debating getting this box b/c I’m obsessed with pugs. I have one pug, and a children’s book about a pug already. The little pug toy is too cute!!

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