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Bookroo Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – December 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 for $19.95/month + $4.99 shipping.

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 December 2019 Review


Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month which is such a nice treat and makes for a nice presentation!


This month we received a nice note thanking us for our support!


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.


Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $10.26)

Smoot is a shadow belonging to a well-behaved boy who never seems to do anything particularly adventurous. One day, when their connection breaks, Smoot decides to experience the world in color and do all of the fun things he’s dreamed of doing. When the other shadows see how much fun Smoot is having, they decide to live out their wildest fantasies as well. The frog becomes a prince, the dragonfly, a fire-breathing dragon, and soon Smoot worries that things may go awry so he helps coax each shadow back to their owners.

My daughter and I had a lot of fun with this book and talking about what her shadow might do if it decided to be a bit rebellious one day! This was a unique story full of imagination and some great illustrations!


Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold – Retail Value $14.99 (found here for $13.29)

As much as the first story was meant for my daughter, so was this second book for my 3-year-old son! He loves animals and is always asking about snow, so this was a perfect read for him. Badger just can’t wait for the snow to come and even though Hedgehog assures him it will come just as the sun always rises each day and the flowers always bloom in spring, Badger still can’t wait. His friends try to help him bring on the snow, throwing pebbles to poke holes in the clouds, doing a snow dance and even wearing their pajamas to bed backward. Eventually, Badger gets his wish! This story was cute and full of adorable critters doing silly things. We loved it!

Verdict: I love that the selections from Bookroo this month were perfect for my kiddos! While both of my children enjoyed both books, it was neat to see how well each one suited them and their personalities. The books were cute with imaginative characters and the illustrations were all wonderful. The total retail value of our books comes to $32.29 which is pretty good for a $24.94 ($19.95 + $4.99 shipping)/month box. While it is a little less with sale prices ($23.55), I am not sure I would have discovered these books on my own, so there is some added value in that!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January 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, here is what you are paying for each book:

  • Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow: $13.90
  • Waiting for Snow: $11.04

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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