Lillypost is a monthly book subscription box for children. They 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.
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.
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 December 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 "Winter Fun."
The Best Snowman Ever by Stephanie Stahl - Retail Value $8.95
We actually already have this book (don't ask me where it came from – I cannot remember!), but it is such a beautiful, sweet little book that it will be a great one to pass along to our cousins! We enjoy receiving seasonal books and this wintry tale about a little mouse who wants to build the biggest snowman in the world is a fun one. There isn't too much to the story, although you could certainly find little lessons in it if you looked for them (for instance, the snowball rolling down the hill could relate to momentum or gravity), but little hands will love the sparkly-textured snowman in the book. I enjoyed the adorable little mice and the pretty winter scenes!
Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor - Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $13.49)
Our first picture book was a super cute tale about a snail who is determined to cross the street to have some cabbage. He begins his journey fearlessly and overcomes large vehicles and a rainstorm, only to find that he's gotten himself turned around and has trekked back the wrong way. Along the way, he befriends some ants who join him in his shell to wait out the storm and they repay his kindness in the end making it all worthwhile! It was silly, it was cute, and the kids and I had fun reading this one together!
Boxitects by Kim Smith - Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $16.99)
What a fun book this is! My own children are avid Boxitects themselves and could relate to this tale about Meg, who attends a special Maker School for children who like to build, whether it be from boxes, spaghetti, or blankets and pillows. Not only did this book highlight the creative ambition of children, but it also teaches some valuable lessons about envy and teamwork when Meg finds some competition with the new girl at school. The illustrations were colorful, the students' designs were whimsical and creative, and there was even a section at the back with some instructions for building various items out of boxes. We used this as a quick homeschool lesson and I had the kids design their own box creations afterward which they enjoyed! This is a fun book and one that I am sure will be read many times!
Verdict: This month's Lillypost book selections were another great mix perfect for my kiddos. Boxitects was filled with diverse characters and creativity while Snail's tale gave us a good giggle, and we are eager to pass on our cute snowman book to some others we know will enjoy it as we do! This is one of our favorite subscriptions to receive each month and the value is usually pretty great. This month the total retail value of our books came to $44.93 ($39.43 with sale prices) which is awesome 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 January box, although it is possible you may get these books in a future 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:
- The Biggest Snowman Ever: $4.96
- Snail Crossing: $9.97
- Boxitects: $9.97
Check out all of our Lillypost reviews to learn more about this subscription, along with the best book subscription boxes of 2020!
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What do you think of Lillypost? Are your kids as excited to open their books as mine are?
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