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Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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). 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. I love the beautiful tropical paper this 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.

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 August 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 helpful suggestions for getting kids ready to attend school for the first time.

Not This Bear: A First Day of School Story  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Retail Value $16.99 (found on sale here for $15.00)

This is a story about a little bear who is not very excited to begin school. He would much rather stay at home with Mama. At first, Bear really doesn’t want to go and is very stubborn, not wanting to participate or even attempt to enjoy the activities. Soon, his patient teacher, Mr.Brown, helps him realize all of the fun things he gets to do at school such as painting, listening to stories and playing with his friends. This is a great book for those children who are just going to school for the first time and it came just in time as most schools are just starting up now. This cute story highlighted a lot of the fun parts of what happens at school and will help get children excited for that next step in their lives.


Lion’s Lullaby by Mij Kelly- Retail Value $16.99 (found on sale here for $14.44)

This was a perfect book for my children who love to snuggle with their stuffed animals at bedtime. The story leads the child through various animals that they have to get prepared for bed, whether it’s quieting them down or singing them a lullaby. I always love a good rhyming story for bedtime, so we enjoyed this one! I also really loved the illustrations. They were so detailed and beautiful, and I love the use of negative space throughout. It was so interesting to look at!

VerdictThis month’s Bookroo selections didn’t necessarily blow me away, but they were very nice books. I think the bear book is a great one for all those kids who are just starting back at school or perhaps attending school for the first time. These books were new to us and came wrapped in such festive, beautiful paper, so it was still a great treat for us! The retail value of the books was $33.98 which is a pretty good 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 September 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:

  • Not This Bear: A First Day of School Story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli : $12.48
  • Lion’s Lullaby by Mij Kelly: $12.48

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!

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