Prime Book Box is a children’s subscription box exclusively for Amazon Prime members offering books tailored to your child's age to help families inspire a love for reading. It provides hand-picked books for kids 12 and under and offers boxes for different age groups: baby-2, ages 3-5, ages 6-8, and ages 9-12.
This review is of the $19.99 a month Prime Book Box, for ages 6-8.
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About Amazon Prime Book Box
The Subscription Box: Prime Book Box
The Cost: $19.99 every 1, 2, or 3 months + free Prime 2-day shipping.
The Products: Babies to age 2 receive four board books chosen from a curated selection of eight books. Kids ages 2-12 receive two hardcover books chosen from a curated selection of four books.
Ships to: The Contiguous US, APO/FPO, Alaska, and Hawaii
Prime Book Box August 2019 Review
My 3rd-grade daughter just turned eight years old and loves reading. We have a wide selection of age-appropriate books for her and we’re always looking to discover new favorites. We love seeking out children’s books with diverse stories and characters. We were excited to receive and review this month’s Prime Book Box.
Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri – Listed Value $17.99 (found here for $11.48)
Book Summary from Amazon:
“Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it’s time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger―that’s not what best friends do.
But Monster needs to scare someone…it’s a monster, after all. So, while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away.”
Emily Tetri is the award-winning author and illustrator of Tiger vs. Nightmare. She’s also a Design and Color Supervisor, Background Painter, and Visual Development Artist. This book, Tiger vs. Nightmare, has won awards for best picture book and best graphic novel.
Tiger vs. Nightmare was a big hit with both my 8-year-old and 3-year-old! At its core, it’s a story about facing your fears, being brave, and working together. What makes this story so fun is how animated the characters are. This book doesn’t have a ton of words which allows the kids to fill the gap with their imagination and became the narrators of the story. Tiger vs. Nightmare is an awesome read!
Islandborn by Junot Díaz and illustrated by Leo Espinosa – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.00)
Book Summary from Amazon:
“Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So, when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.”
Junot Díaz is a Dominican born New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Islandborn is his debut picture book. Leo Espinosa is an award-winning illustrator and designer from Colombia. His work has been featured in several publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, BBC, and Nickelodeon.
As a mom who actively seeks out books with diverse characters, this book was pure joy! Like many of us, Lola doesn’t know much at all about her country of origin. She seeks out stories from the elders in her family and friends from her neighborhood to discover more about her first country - both the good and the bad. The author tells a history story in the most fun and magical way. We loved reading this story.
Verdict: The Prime Book Box comes in its own specially designed book box featuring fun kid-friendly characters. It’s very cute and my daughter gets excited when this box is delivered because she knows it’s just for her. This month’s selections were both awesome, engaging and age-appropriate.
The most fantastic aspect of both books this month was the stunning illustrations. In Tiger vs. Nightmare, there are pages and pages of just illustration that brings the story to life. In Islandborn, the illustrations are so vibrant and meticulously detailed. I was especially impressed at all kinky and coily hairstyles and haircuts. Every scene is captured in full detail. Both books are great and engaging stories that are wonderfully illustrated. I highly recommend these books.
"Prime Book Box saves you up to 40% off List Price, and is always an equal or better value than Amazon's everyday low prices. In the event that the books in your box are available from Amazon.com for less than $19.99 at the time your order is placed, you'll receive the lower price automatically.”
This month, this exact thing happened so the price was automatically adjusted.
The cost of the Prime Book Box is $19.99 but this month’s box was $16.99 and has a list value of $35.98. The retail value is $25.48 – the cost of purchasing the books directly from Amazon at this time of this review. This box represents over 45% savings off list price and is a better value than Amazon’s prices at the time of this review.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Each month, Amazon offers a great selection of books to choose from. You can preview the available books before signing up.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $16.99 after the price adjustment + free two-day Prime shipping. Here’s what you are paying approximately for each book in this box:
- Tiger vs. Nightmare – $8.49
- Islandborn – $8.50
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