Bookroo Chapter Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2018
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).
This review is of the Chapter Book, $24.95 a month, box.
Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped and tied with string. It makes it feel just a little bit more special!
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.)
The Subscription Box: Bookroo
The Cost: $24.95 a month + shipping (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)
Coupon: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first Bookroo Board or Picture Book box!
The Products: 2 books for ages 7-10
Ships to: the US for $5, Canada for $16, and Worldwide for an additional shipping charge
Bookroo Chapter Box June 2018 Review
Bookroo always includes an insert that gives a brief description of each book. At the bottom, there is also a link where you can go and test your knowledge of the books by taking an accompanying quiz. On the back is a parent’s guide that briefly summarizes the book and provides talking points to encourage discussion. I think this is great, especially if you don’t have the time to read the book on your own.
This story was for ages 6-10 and I really think that the simple language and short sentences were perfect for that age range. The book is about a boy on the autism spectrum nicknamed Bat. The author describes his autistic characteristics more like little quirks and doesn’t make a huge deal about them, approaching them with a sort of nonchalance. The story is about how his mother brings home a baby skunk that they have to care for and how he bonds with the skunk. The little nuances that hint at his autism are such great points to share with a child to develop their sense of empathy. It really puts them in Bat’s shoes and helps them understand why he might behave a certain way when things don’t go as planned. I love that it’s targeted at a younger age group and I really think it’s done very nicely!
This book was such an easy read! It’s about twin brothers Ray and Jay who have just started sixth grade at a new school. Ray stays home sick the first day and while he is home, Jay figures out that the school combined their records and only thinks there’s one of them. The brothers decide to take advantage of this and see what it’s like to be their own person for a change and take turns attending school. Their plan works for awhile until the other kids start figuring it out and eventually the adults discover their mistake. I really liked this book and think it was a fun concept for a kid. A young reader would definitely be engaged in this book and probably be able to relate to the characters easily.
Verdict: This was my first Bookroo Chapter Book Box and I really liked both books. They were very different from each other, but both good stories. As a kid I read a lot and I know I would have loved this subscription – and I definitely would have felt special receiving them wrapped each month! As a parent, I love that these are kid- friendly and have been approved by a panel of parents beforehand. The retail value of the books was $24.98 which is just pennies over the cost of $24.95 for the box ($19.95 a month + $5 shipping). Considering the sale prices of the books, it doesn’t sound like a great value, however, there is some additional value in the fact that these books are vetted for you beforehand and in the inclusion of a parent’s guide.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the July box.
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 Bookroo Board or Picture Book box!
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, you are paying approximately the same as the retail value of each book.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of this month’s Bookroo?