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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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

Good to Know: When you sign up you can choose to have them consider seasonal books for your box or exclude them!

Lillypost September 2020 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 “The Desert.”


Hedgehugs Autumn Hide-and-Squeak by Steve Wilson – Retail Value $7.99

I’ve seen these cute Hedgehugs books before, but we’ve never owned any. This autumn-themed one is really cute as the two adorable hedgehogs befriend a little bat and play a game of “hide and squeak.” The illustrations were so pretty and engaging, a bit more so than the storyline for me, but my kids seemed to enjoy it. I’m sure a lot of the appeal of this book is for those who are familiar with the series!


Little Juniper Makes it Big by Aidan Cassie – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.39)

Juniper is tired of being little, it seems that there are a lot of things that she can’t accomplish at home because of her size. One day when a new friend who is even smaller than her invites her over to her house, she begins to realize that maybe her house isn’t so small after all and might be just right for her. This was a cute and beautifully illustrated book about how tough it can be being little and I think a lot of children will be able to relate to this sweet character!


The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down by Margaret Wild – Retail Value $16.99 (found here for $11.69)

Our last book was the favorite of the bunch this month and for good reason – how cute is that sloth? Amy’s family does everything very fast, so much so that they don’t have time to talk and enjoy each other’s company, until one day, she meets sloth at the park and brings him home with her. This sloth moves very slow and the family finds that they are slowing down as they wait for the sloth to eat or bathe and eventually they are no longer the fastest family and instead they are enjoying life more. This was a cute book that felt pretty allegorical for today’s fast-paced world and it’s a great reminder to make time for your family.

Verdict: This month’s Lillypost box was filled with some incredibly adorable critters! I love that they included a seasonal book for our board book and the kids really loved the stories about Juniper and the sloth. Overall, they were great selections that were perfect for my kiddos, something this subscription seems to accomplish fairly consistently for us! The total retail value of our books came to $42.97 ($34.07 with sale prices) which isn’t bad 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 October 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:

  • Hedgehugs: $4.63
  • Little Juniper Makes it Big: $10.42
  • The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down: $9.85

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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