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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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 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 U.S. 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 November 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 “Fairy Tales.”


A Sloth Called Bob by Stephanie Moss – Retail Value $9.99 (found here for $9.39)

What a fun board book this month! While it is a board book, it still felt appropriate for my older children as well since this story is a bit longer. Bob the sloth is a superhero who gets in a bit of trouble himself which means he has to reveal who he really is. This rhyming book is full of colorful illustrations and each page has so much to look at that it will engage any child! My 4-year-old has been making up his own stories as he looks at the pictures in this one, which is just as fun. I love the way it inspired him to use his imagination.


Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan Bryon – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $16.99)

This book is appealing right from the front cover with all of the beautiful colors and the sprinkling of stars. Rocket loves all things space and looks through her telescope nightly. She wants to be an astronaut when she grows up just like Mae Jemison, whom they give a few brief facts on. This sharing of information was continued throughout the story with some “Did you know?” facts that Rocket happily shares with everyone she meets. I love that they incorporated some facts into the story so seamlessly so kids can learn organically, and Rocket’s excitement about her own knowledge is such a great example for kids. All she wants is for her brother to look up from his phone (another great lesson for kids!) and she does all she can to encourage him. Luckily this story has a happy ending! I thought the illustrations were great and the characters were diverse and I love how contagious Rocket’s excitement was!


Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story by Edward Hemingway – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $13.59)

My kids love when we get a seasonal book and this one is a fun twist on the gingerbread man, although this time we have a tough sugar cookie. Poor sugar cookie man isn’t very fast, he doesn’t taste good enough to eat, and he just can’t seem to do anything right. He feels like a failure as a cookie, until one day he realizes that he’s actually supposed to be an ornament. This book was cute and silly with just enough ridiculousness to please my kids and give them a giggle. Plus they included some recipes at the back for some delicious cookies and for some cookie ornaments!

Verdict: My kids were very excited about this month’s Lillypost books and I thought it was such a great mix of stories for us to enjoy. We loved the fun seasonal book, and I thought that Rocket’s story provided a nice balance with a more serious tone. These were fun, unique books that we enjoyed. The total retail value of our books came to $45.97 ($39.97 with sale prices) which is great for this $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 December 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:

  • A Sloth Called Bob: $5.42
  • Rocket Says Look Up!: $9.74
  • Tough Cookie: $9.74

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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