Boox Volume 6 Subscription Box Review – January 2018


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Boox January 2018 Box closed

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 January 2018 Review

About Boox

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

Boox January 2018 Review

Let’s take a look at what I got in the Boox’s Volume 6 box:

Boox January 2018 Booklet front

Boox January 2018 Booklet back

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

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty book cover

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty inside book

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty inside book

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $9.91)

This book is awesome! Such a fun and engaging way to teach my kids about the history of the Earth. They loved how the illustrations and text were interesting without being too detail-oriented or intimidating. This is the kind of book that gets young kids really excited about nonfiction. I can’t wait to bring this book to school and share it with my students and classroom teachers.

Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser book cover

Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser inside book

Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $10.98)

Boox does a great job selecting two books each month that fit a theme without being too matchy-matchy. Oh No, Astro! stars a cranky asteroid who’s been knocked off his orbit by a satellite and is now unhappily hurtling towards space. The book does have some facts about space but is mostly a silly read aloud with some adventure and laughs. My kids enjoyed the book very much.

Kidz Labs Moon Torch packaged

Kidz Labs Moon Torch

Kidz Labs Moon Torch demonstrated

Kidz Labs Moon Torch – Retail Value $4.99

This toy is like a small flashlight. When you turn it on it projects a moon-like image on the wall or ceiling. It works best in a dark area and the moon is pretty realistic in appearance. My son has been enjoying using it at bedtime in his room.

Peaceable Kingdom Glow in the Dark Space Stickers

Peaceable Kingdom Glow in the Dark Space Stickers – Retail value $3.99

We love getting stickers in our subscription boxes. If they’re Glow in the Dark, that’s even better! The stickers fully illuminated in the dark and featured space shuttles, alien spaceships, and shooting stars.

Activity Page – BONUS

Included this month was an activity sheet that went along with Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years. One side was a maze and the reverse had a connect-the-dot dinosaur.

Verdict: Boox hasn’t let us down yet! We loved both space-themed book selections this month and the extras. The value this month is about $45 which is well over the cost of the box ($35.95 a month with free shipping in the US). We love Boox’s thoughtful book selections and their themed curation every two months. I highly recommend this delightful subscription, my kids love it and so do I.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!

Value Breakdown: At $35.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 44.96

  • Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty: $14.38
  • Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser: $14.38
  • Kidz Labs Moon Torch: $3.99
  • Peaceable Kingdom Glow in the Dark Space Stickers: $3.19

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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.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m so upset I missed this box!

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