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Bookroo Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – November 2019

Bookroo is a monthly book subscription for children that sends quality books sure to engage kids in reading. They offer three subscription options:

  • The Board Book Club, which includes 3 books for ages 0-3 for $19.95 + $4.99 shipping/month,
  • The Picture Book Club, which includes 2 hardcover books for ages 2-6 for $19.95 + $4.99 shipping/month, and
  • The Chapter Book Club, which includes 2 books for ages 7-10 for $24.95 + $4.99 shipping/month.

This review is of the Picture Book box for ages 2-6.

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

About Bookroo

The Subscription Box: Bookroo Picture Book Club

The Cost: $19.95 a month + shipping (save with longer subscriptions)

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

The Products: 2 hardcover children’s picture books selected to inspire a lifelong love of reading

Ships to: The US for $4.99, Canada for $16, and worldwide for an additional shipping charge

Good to Know: They also offer an option for alternating monthly between board books and picture books if you have children of multiple ages!

Bookroo Picture Book November 2019 Review


Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month which is such a nice treat. This month our paper is seasonal and so festive. I love the presentation!


Bookroo always includes an insert that gives a brief description of the books you receive with the board book box selections listed on one side and the picture book box selections on the other. They encourage you to share your books on social media and to leave a review of your book.


Hooray for Books! by Brian Won – Retail Value $16.99 (found here for $12.99)

Our first picture book is sure to please any book lover or animal lover like my son! Turtle can’t seem to find his favorite book anywhere even after searching his entire house. Then he remembers that he may have lent it to a friend. He goes to see Zebra and ask him if he has it, but it seems that he has passed the book along. He does offer Turtle one of his favorite books, but Turtle is set on finding his own, so they go along to the next friend and continue on through all of their animal friends until they find the book he is looking for! This is a cute story with fun characters and repetitive ideas that kids should love and be able to catch onto quickly. We enjoyed this one a lot!


The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies – Retail Value $16.99

This book is so beautifully illustrated and has a very sweet story about a boy named Noi who once helped a little whale. He hasn’t seen the whale for a while but when Noi finds himself in trouble while searching for his father’s boat after a big storm, the whale and his family come to his rescue! While the story is cute overall, and I really love the illustrations, the story felt like it was a little choppy to me and a bit too simplified. We find Noi’s father, but there’s no real explanation of what happened or how he was saved. It just leaves a little bit too much mystery for me as an adult! As for the kids, they enjoyed it and were able to infer what was happening from the pictures, so as a whole this story still works! The beautiful cover is enough to make me want to display this in our library.

Verdict: This month’s selections from Bookroo were both enjoyable! The kids loved all of the animals in Hooray for Books! and they also appreciated the more serious tale of The Storm Whale in Winter. I liked the balance between the books and they were both unique and new to us. The kids and I also enjoyed the festive wrapping paper which makes it feel even more special to receive these. The total retail value of our books comes to $33.98 which is pretty good for a $24.94 ($19.95 + $4.99 shipping)/month box!

To Wrap Up:

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

From Bookroo:

If you order between the 5th and the 15th of the month, your box will ship in our monthly batch the business day following the 15th. If you order between the 1st and the 4th, or the 16th and the 31st, your box will ship the weekend following your purchase. All subsequent boxes will ship with our monthly batch the business day.

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

Value Breakdown: At $24.94 ($19.95 + $4.99 shipping) for this box, you are paying approximately $12.47 for each book. 

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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