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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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. Having the books wrapped and ready to open makes it feel like a special experience 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 August 2020 “At the Beach” 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 “At the Beach” and they shared some fun beach facts with us!


We Go Together by Link Dyrdahl – Retail Value $8.99

Our board book this month was cute, although maybe a little repetitive for me! Each page of this bunny and bear pair has “we go together” and is finished with various combinations, some are very typical like cookies and milk, others are cute like a button and a belly, and some just fit well for rhyming purposes like Pluto and Mars which rhymed with the moon and the stars. The illustrations are where this book really shines as all of these fun lines are so beautifully illustrated in detail and very fun to look at! This one was great for my 2-year-old, but the big kids enjoyed it, too!


The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $12.79)

When people go on vacation, they like to enjoy the great outdoors, but animals already live outside so, in this fun twist about some forest animal’s vacation, they head indoors to enjoy all of the things we use every day. One bear is quite content to spend vacation drying her hair, the beavers are happy to cook, and the skunks are enjoying their showers, but eventually, they grow tired of all the “amenities” and are ready to head home to the great outdoors until next year. This book was silly and fun and provided a great starting point for imagining what animals might really do for vacation!


Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $16.19)

This book was our favorite of course because what kid doesn’t love narwhals and unicorns? Kelp lives under the ocean with the other narwhals and knows that he looks a bit different and doesn’t swim quite as well as they do. One day as he is near the shore he spots and animal that looks just like him and he realizes there might be others. He makes his way into the world of unicorns and finds a place that he belongs, but he has a decision to make about whether he wants to be a unicorn or go back to being a narwhal. This was a sweet story full of plenty of fun creatures and illustrations that my kiddos loved!

Verdict: We received some cute books from Lillypost this month and as always, the mixed book box meant there was something for everyone! Our favorite book this month was Not Quite Narwhal and we have already read it several times and I’m sure we will continue to do so. The total retail value of our books came to $44.97 ($37.97 with sale prices) which is a great deal 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 September box, although it is possible you may get these books in a future 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:

  • We Go Together: $4.98
  • The Great Indoors: $9.96
  • Not Quite Narwhal: $9.96

Check out all of our Lillypost reviews to learn more about this subscription, along with the best book subscription boxes of 2020!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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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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