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Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Bookroo
5 overall rating
18 Ratings | 14 Reviews

Bookroo is a subscription service that sends 2 books for children every month. They have a picture book plan (ages 2.5 and up) and a board book plan (ages 0-2.5). 

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Picture Book, $17.99 a month, box. 

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

The Subscription Box: Bookroo

The Cost: $17.99 a month + shipping (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: 2 children’s books (either board books or picture books)

Ships to: Worldwide ($5 a box for U.S. shipments and $16 a box for Canadian shipments)

Read all of our Bookroo reviews and check out our Kids Subscription Box Directory for other fun boxes your child might enjoy!

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Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month. It’s a special touch, and my children enjoy unwrapping the books each month.

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Bookroo includes an information card in each of their boxes with summaries of the books inside.

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan – $11.40 on Amazon (retail price $14.95)

From the Lilly Pulitzer-esque color scheme to the delightful rhymes, this book was a real hoot to read aloud to my children. Claire wakes up to find a gator on her head and isn’t too pleased about it. This series by Sean Bryan also has a story about Claire’s brother who has a bunny on his head. I found Claire to have the right mix of spunk and panache.

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Pirate’s Lullaby: Mutiny at Bedtime by Marcie Wessels – $13.56 on Amazon (retails price $16.99)

Stories about kids who are avoiding bedtime have been done hundreds of times, and at this point, it’s hard to find a fresh spin that appeals to me. This one, with its brief text, boldly colored illustrations and swashbuckling attitude, won us over. My kids thought it was hysterical that Ned’s papa fell asleep first and snores just like their own dad.

Check out my review of the May 2017 Bookroo box!

Bookroo sent some coupons this month, which are good towards purchases at nine different websites.

Verdict:  The value of Bookroo this month was over $24 (using Amazon prices), which is higher than the cost of the box (plus shipping). We enjoyed both books this month, especially A Girl and Her Gator! We love receiving Bookroo’s beautifully wrapped books each month and have found many new favorites among their selections. I highly recommend this subscription to the little bookworm in your life.

What do you think of this month’s Bookroo?

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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.

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.
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2 comments

Nicole H

I really enjoyed these two books too. My May box is the last of a three month subscription that we won and we’ve gotten some great books these last few months. I’m really torn as to whether we continue the service. I wish I’d known about this one when my daughter was younger!! She just loves getting book mail! Unfortunately, she’s in a stage that book subscription boxes seem to have missed. Not old enough for middle grade books/longer chapter books, yet too old for a lot of the picture books sent in the boxes I’ve looked at. I would love a subscription service geared towards early readers. Especially since the last few years have seen so many books come out for this age.

Of course, we do still read pictures books every night, but something a bit older would be lovely.

Uff da, I didn’t mean to write so much. Sorry!

Jessica

I’m so glad to hear you read to your daughter every night! That’s so important!! 😊

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