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Boox Volume 4 Subscription Box Review – September 2017

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Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox is a bi-monthly picture book subscription box for kids curated by Powell’s independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.

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Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

The Subscription Box: Boox

The Cost: $35.95 every other month + free shipping

The Products:  A new release hardcover book, another hardcover book that is a staff favorite and other related goodies

Ships to: US

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Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

An info card was included listing each item in the box and the reverse side of the card was a coloring page of animals and a robot.

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Now by Antoinette Portis – Value $12.75 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)

I’ve always admired Antoinette Portis’s work. Her latest offering, Now, is a reminder to live in the moment and be grateful. How important to teach children in this fast-paced world to slow down and appreciate nature. I love this ode to mindfulness and my kids enjoyed it as well.

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton – Value $9.44 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)

This is a whimsical story of a boy with a vivid imagination. He wishes for extraordinary things such as unusual pes and possessing super-human powers. As the story progresses he starts to realize that every day all around him seemingly ordinary things are going on that are actually quite beautiful and extraordinary in a much simpler and quitter way. This book too is a way to teach mindfulness and was beautifully rendered.

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Creativity for Kids Origami Kit – Value $8.68

This origami kit is a bit too advanced for my children, but I’m sure in another couple years they will be ready for the intricate folding that is required for the Japanese art of origami. I wish that Creativity for Kids had used a bigger box for this kit so that the origami paper hadn’t been curled up in order to fit inside.

Boox Volume 4 September 2017 Kid's Book Box from Powell's

Woodland Wonder Chime – Value $8.00?

These delicate chimes are made with eco-friendly wood and are handmade in the Philippines. I’m estimating the value based on similar handmade small chimes I found on online vendors. The chimes are meant to be hung indoors and they fit the underlying theme of this box to be at peace in the moment and to see the beauty in nature. I’ve never received wind chimes in a subscription box before and they are such a nice surprise.

Verdict: Boox hasn’t let us down yet! We loved both book selections this month and found two surprise treats (the origami kit and wind chimes) special as it has always been one until now. The value this month is about $39 (using Amazon prices) which almost breaks even with the cost of the box ($39.95 a month with free shipping in the US). We love Boox’s thoughtful book selections and their themed curation every two months.

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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.

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.

3 Comments

  1. My daughter is almost 17 (too “old” for these books, although you’re never too old), but I look forward to this particular book review and appreciate how well you review them. I’ve actually purchased 3 books from the 3 reviews so far- sent them to my sister who is pregnant and due in October. She was like “omgosh, these are GREAT, how do you find them???”

    • SP, thanks so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you enjoy the Boox reviews and love hearing you’ve gifted some of these books for your sister’s “almost here” baby. I always think books make the best gifts. 😊

      • I completely agree, especially nowadays when people are so inclined to give less personalized gifts. And you’re welcome, but really, thank YOU for the entertaining/helpful reviews. Happy reading!

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