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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review – January 2020

Lillypost is a monthly book subscription box for childrenThey offer three subscription options:

  • The Board Book Box – 4 books for ages 0-3,
  • The Picture Book Box – 3 books for ages 4-7, and
  • The Mixed Book Box – 2 picture books and 1 board book for all ages.

From Lillypost:

For every box that is purchased, Lillypost will be donating one book to a child in need through various literacy-based charities.

This review is of the Mixed Book Box for $19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping. This option includes board books and picture books for families with children in both age ranges.

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.)

You can choose to have your books wrapped each month for an extra $5.00 per shipment. The paper is always nice, thick quality, and often features their signature Lillypost fox. I think this makes receiving our books just a bit more special each month.

About Lillypost Children’s Book Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Lillypost Mixed Book Box

The Cost: $19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code READING30 to save 30% off your first box!

The Products: 3 books (1 board book and 2 picture books) per month. Lillypost also offers other combinations with just board books and just picture books.

Ships to: The US and Canada

Lillypost January 2020 “New Year’s” Review


Lillypost always sends us a set of Finnley the Fox stickers along with a little note that introduces their coloring contest for the month. Kids can draw directly on the box and incorporate Finnley into the monthly theme, then share it on social media for a chance to win a prize. This month’s theme is “New Year’s ” and I love that they asked some great questions about our goals for the next year. These were great conversation starters and I learned a little bit more about my daughter as she thought about her answers. 


Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse by Laura Numeroff – Retail Value $7.99 (found here for $5.20)

We just love Mouse, so this one was an easy one to get excited over. I love that they sent it just in time for Valentine’s Day, too. We don’t have this book yet, but it is definitely one I would pick up if I saw it at the store. While we already love the character, I thought the story was quite sweet, too as Mouse made cards for his friends and tried to make them personal by sharing what he loved about them. This will be a great book to read with kids as an engaging activity to get them thinking about why we love people and why we might want to send them a card to show it. Plus it was just plain cute!


The Great Gran Plan by Elli Woollard – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $11.59)

This book was so much fun to read since the rhyming text just flowed so well! This story is about a pig who comes across the Big Bad Wolf’s plans to get Red Riding Hood’s granny and sets about on a mission to stop him, after acquiring the right outfit and tools of course. Well wouldn’t you know it, they are out of capes and so he ends up with a shawl, and instead of rope, he has to settle for yarn, and soon he comes across the wolf who seems to think that this little pig in a shawl with reading glasses and knitting yarn is the granny he’s looking for! This was such a fun, silly story that I had as much fun reading as the kids did! While it looks pretty wordy, the flow just makes it such an easy one to fly through. The illustrations are equally great!


The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson – Retail Value $23.99

This book was another fun rhyming one, but this time most of the rhymes were based on the names of the many characters in this book. I thought it was nice how they gave a name to each person which sort of made it feel as though a person’s name is a special thing in itself. The real story here though is about Everywhere Bear who goes home with the kids in class and gets to enjoy so many different activities with them until one day he is dropped and lost. He goes on a wild journey meeting all of these various characters until at last, he is returned home after traveling almost everywhere. This was cute and sweet and full of diverse characters!

Verdict: This was a really great selection from Lillypost this month! It was so nice to receive a holiday book about a familiar character, especially since I knew my kids would eat it up. The Great Gran Plan was definitely my favorite this month though thanks so the silly story and the fun rhythmic text. Everywhere Bear was also pretty great and the kids enjoyed it as well. The mixed book option is so nice for my bunch and this month our total retail value comes to $49.97 which is awesome for a $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping) box! 

To Wrap Up:

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

COUPON: Use code READING30 to save 30% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $24.90 ($19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping) for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse: $3.99
  • The Great Gran Plan: $8.96
  • Everywhere Bear: $11.95

Check out all of our Lillypost reviews to learn more about this subscription, along with the best book subscription boxes of 2019!

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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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