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Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2018

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Bookroo is a subscription service that sends books for children every month. They have a board book plan (for ages 0-2.5), a picture book plan (for ages 2.5-6) and a chapter book plan (for ages 7-10). They offer the option to alternate between picture and board books each month which is great if you have children in different age groups like I do.

Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Picture Book, $19.95 a month, box.

Bookroo Picture Book Box Review April 2018 review

About Bookroo

The Subscription Box: Bookroo

The Cost: $19.95 a month + shipping (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)

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

The Products: Children’s board books (3 books) or picture or chapter books (2 books).

Ships to: the US for $5, Canada for $16, and Worldwide for an additional shipping charge

Bookroo April 2018 Review

Bookroo always includes an insert that gives a brief description of each book and also includes a link for some extension activities. This month they had some cute ideas such as making your own jam or writing a story using your own big ideas. These are always fun ways to explore the stories a bit further.

Bear Likes Jam by Ciara Gavin- Retail Value $16.99

This story is about a bear who just loves jam. He’s an adorable guy who lives with a group of ducks and Mama Duck decides that bear needs more in his diet than just jam so she takes the jam away until he eats his vegetables. Bear is disappointed and unwilling to try new foods until he gets a little help from his duckling friends. This story features some cute characters and has a good storyline about trying new things. It keeps it very simple which is great for little ones to follow along with. I even got some new ideas for how to get my stubborn kids to eat their vegetables!

The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles by Dave Wasson – Retail Value $17.99

This story is so different from the other, which I appreciated. Whereas Bear was simple and mellow, this book was bright, colorful and full of excitement. Buster Bickles is a boy who has a lot of wacky ideas that aren’t always appreciated so he goes to visit his uncle and together the two of them experience some wild adventures based on those ideas. This was a unique book full of all the things my kids love including ice cream and dinosaur robots. Both kids enjoyed this one – there was so much going on in these illustrations that it easily held their interest. Definitely a fun read!

Verdict: This was another fun Bookroo box for my kiddos and me! I love that the books come individually wrapped in fun paper and have an elastic ribbon to hold them together making the book opening experience feel extra special. Plus, we discovered some new books that we have never heard of before, which I always consider a win. The retail value of the books was $34.98 which is a great value for a $24.95 box ($19.95 a month + $5 shipping).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May box.

From Bookroo:

When will your first box ship? – Order the 1st-4th of the month: The weekend following your purchase – Order the 5th – 14th of the month: With our monthly batch the 17th-21st of the month – Order the 15th-31st of month: The weekend following your purchase. All subsequent boxes will ship with our monthly batch the 17th – 21st of the month.

Coupon – Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Bear Likes Jam by Ciara Gavin: $12.12
  • The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles by Dave Wasson : $12.83

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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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

Posted in Bookroo Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: bookroo | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. This looks like the picture book box, not the board book, just FYI!

    • Oops! Thanks! I’ll get that fixed!

      • No prob, thanks for the review!!

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