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14 Best Book Clubs for Kids of All Ages

While some experts say that rereading the same books over and over again is good for a child’s development, there’s also a compelling case for introducing variety into your kids’ book selection. It lends itself to raising a reader, which leads to elevated literacy and independence, among other traits. Not to mention, it’s just plain exciting for young people and their parents & carers alike to explore a fresh storyline, meet new characters, and learn more words. We’ve compiled a list of the best kids book subscriptions so that your family can enjoy both of the aforementioned reading experiences: the thrill of new children’s books delivered to your home each month, and the comfort of getting to know each one intimately; memorizing its words, finding favorite characters, and forming childhood memories that will live on with a fondness forever.

Psst—reading is an awesome way to spend the summer, but if you’re looking for additional activities to help fill the days, check out our list of kids subscriptions offering summer camp alternatives.

Finding yourself wanting in on the bookish goodness? Check out our list of reader-voted best book subscriptions for adults!

Kids Book Clubs That Make Reading Exciting

1. Little Feminist

Little Feminist Book Club June 2018 - Box contents

Image from our review.

The Cost: $23.75 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code SUBADDICTION to save $10 on any subscription!

For Ages: 0-9

What They’ll Get: Little Feminist is a kids book subscription that sends a monthly box featuring 1-2 books, a hands-on activity, a discussion card, and a letter to parents explaining how and why each book was chosen. Start by indicating your child’s age (0-3 years old, 3-7 years old, or 7-9 years old) and get ready to receive amazing, age-appropriate books that address and explain important themes and topics, such as disabilities, a range of cultures and religions, gay & lesbian characters, persons of color, kind boys & strong girls, gender non-conforming individuals, and more. This book subscription box features lots of lesser-known titles, but they may soon become your kids’ favorite books!

Read our Little Feminist reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free, internationally for varying rates.

 

2. Lillypost

Images from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $19.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

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

For Ages: 0-7

What They’ll Get: Get your kiddo excited about receiving new books and reading them with a subscription to Lillypost. When you sign up you’ll choose from The Board Book Box (4 books for ages 0-3), The Picture Book Box, (3 books for ages 4-7), or The Mixed book Box (2 picture books + 1 board book for all ages). There’s the option to have your books individually wrapped for $5 + tax like a gift for your toddler with each monthly delivery—perhaps a little something to entice reluctant readers! Two great details about this subscription: Lillypost books are up to 50% off retail prices, and for every book you receive, Lillypost donates a book to a toddler in need.

Read our Lillypost reviews for more info. Ships to the US and Canada.

 

3. Amazon Prime Book Box

Prime Book Box September 2019 - All Items Unboxed

Image of the Ages 6-8 box from our review.

The Cost: $19.99 every 1, 2, or 3 months + free Prime 2-day shipping. Subscribe here!

For Ages: 0-12

What They’ll Get: If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, then you’re one step closer to a Prime Book Box children’s book subscription! This sub is meant for kids 12 and under, with options for littles ages 0-2, ages 3-5, ages 6-8, and ages 9-12. What’s inside? Babies to age 2 receive four board books chosen from a curated selection of eight books, and kids ages 2-12 can expect to receive two hardcover books chosen from a curated selection of four books. Parents can preview the selection and make choices each month before their box ships out!

Read our Amazon Prime Book Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US.

 

4. Highlights Book Clubs

Let's Play Hidden Pictures book subscription from Highlights.

Image of Hidden Pictures Let’s Play Book Club for ages 3-6 via Highlights.

The Cost: Starts at $13.90 every three weeks + shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get your first shipment for free! (plus $2.98 shiping). No coupon needed - just use this link.

For Ages: 3-7+

What They’ll Get: Highlights is notorious for their educational kids magazines; did you know they also offer interactive book series for kids of all ages? Your little one will love exploring their exciting activity-filled books, which include adorable graphics, matching games, sticker pages, and more. Choose between hidden picture books for ages 3-6+ and puzzle books for ages 4-7+.

Read our Highlights Book Club reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $2.98 and Canada (find more about their Canadian subscriptions here).

 

5. Bookroo

Images from our review.

The Cost: $19.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

For Ages: 0-6

What They’ll Get: Story time! Every month, the Bookroo book club for kids sends 2 hardcover children’s books for kids ages 0-6. The books that come in this box have already been wrapped as a bonus, giving your little one an extra element of excitement as they explore this learning subscription. You can choose between the following:

Do you have kids of multiple ages that both want in on the reading fun? Bookroo offers an option for alternating each month between board books and picture books.

Read our Bookroo reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $4.99, Canada for $16, and worldwide for an additional shipping charge.

 

6. Bookroo Chapter Box

Bookroo Chapter Book subscription for kids.

Image via Bookroo Cratejoy.

The Cost: $24.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to get 15% off your first box!

For Ages: 7-10

What They’ll Get: Maybe your child got hooked on reading as a toddler, and now he or she is eager to devour chapter books. Bookroo has a reading subscription for that, too! The Chapter Book Box is designed for kids ages 7-10, and each monthly delivery comes with two new titles. Just like the other boxes, each hardback book comes wrapped for an added thrill as your kid unboxes their wordy findings!

Read our Bookroo reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $4.99, Canada for $16, and worldwide for an additional shipping charge.

 

7. Tiny Humans Read

The Cost: Starts at $17.99 for the Board Book Box. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!

For Ages: 0-8

What They’ll Get: It’s all about whimsy—and education and empowerment, of course—with the Tiny Humans Read book subscription. Not only does each book come gift wrapped, the stories within include sometimes silly, sometimes serious, and always inspiring, lesson-filled narratives. This is a great option for a little one’s first reading club! Choose which subscription works best for your young readers:

  • The Board Book Box: 3 board books for ages newborn-3, costs $17.99 per month.
  • The Picture Book Box: 3 picture books for ages 3-8, costs $24.99 per month
  • The Sibling Book Box: 2 board books and 2 picture books for ages newborn-8, costs $29.99 per month.

Read our Tiny Humans Read reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free.

 

8. Little Bookish Wardrobe

The Cost: Starts at $32.99 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code LOVEMSA to save 10% off your first box!

For Ages: 3-7

What They’ll Get: Get your imaginations ready! This children’s book subscription sends one book per month, paired with a high-quality costume and a hands-on activity. Subscription options include tiers for a single child ($32.99/month), twins ($55.98/month), or siblings ($60.00/month). The sibling boxes offer options for girl/boy costumes, two girl costumes, or two boy ones. Available costume sizes range from 3T-7T. Now that’s one way to instill a love of reading!

Good to know: Unisex boxes are available every 2-3 months, and are announced via their email list and social media.

Read our Little Bookish Wardrobe reviews for more info. Ships worldwide.

 

9. BookCase.Club

The Cost: Starts at $9.99 per month + shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code CRATE50 to save 50% off your first box!

For Ages: 0-8, pre-teens, teens, and adults

What They’ll Get: With BookCase.Club, you’ve got options upon options. Their kids plan has subscriptions available for girls and boys ages 0-2, ages 3-4, ages 5-6, ages 7-8, and a pre-teen category. With each box comes 3 children’s picture or board books! You may receive classic storylines, new titles, or activity books—but always something fun!

Good to know: If teenage siblings or you parents want in on the fun, this subscription offers plans across genres, including YA, romance, fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and mystery/thriller—with each of these teen/adult subscriptions comes 2 books per box.

Read our BookCase.Club reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5.

 

10. Equal Opportunity Book Box

The Cost: $34.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

For Ages: 1-6

What They’ll Get: Representation is oh-so-important! The Equal Opportunity Book Box sends 3 high-quality children’s books per month, each featuring diverse characters. Expect at least one hardcover book per box, plus info about the theme of the month and the books chosen, and an educational drawing activity for your kid to have fun with. There’s a charitable component of this subscription, as well: they donate one book to Bernie’s Book Bank (located in Illinois) for every book they sell—Bernie’s Book Bank then distributes the books to under-served children in the area. Yes!

Ships to the US for $4.95, and internationally at varying rates.

 

11. Just Like Me Box

Just Like Me October 2019 - All Items Unboxed

Image from our review.

The Cost: $28 per month + $5 shipping. Subscribe here!

For Ages: 0-12

What They’ll Get: With the Just Like Me! Book Box, you can expect to find 2-3 children’s titles per month featuring exclusively characters of color! Alongside the books, you can expect to find bookish extras that enhance the at-home learning experience. Select which age range is right for your child between 0-3, 4-8, and 9-12, and your little one will be well on their way to self-love and self-discovery by way of beautiful narratives.

Read our Just Like Me Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5.

12. WAM! Book Bundle

Diverse children's book subscription.

Image via WAM! Book Bundle.

The Cost: $27.99 per month + $5 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

For Ages: 3-10

What They’ll Get: Here’s another incredible book subscription dedicated to diversity in representation! Each monthly box contains 2-3 new books, and if you plan on using this subscription to help with schooling, you can sign up to receive a family activity guide or educator activity guide. Wondering what “WAM” stands for? It’s inspired by the literary metaphor, “Windows and Mirrors,” and the books that are expertly chosen to be included are meant to serve as either “windows” to enable children to see from a new perspective or “mirrors” to underrepresented children, giving them a chance to see themselves in stories.

Ships to the US for $5.

13. OwlCrate Jr.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $27.99 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA2019 to save 10% off your first order.

For Ages: 8-12

What They’ll Get: OwlCrate Jr. sends one hardcover book per month, alongside book-related items (think maps, patches, games, notebooks, and more) that can be enjoyed by any gender. This book box is geared toward middle-grade readers and is an awesome way for older kids to fully immerse themselves in a great storyline!

Read our OwlCrate Jr. reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $7.99, Canada for $9.99, and internationally for $19.99.

 

14. Literati

Literati is a children's book subscription.

Image via Literati.

The Cost: $9.95 per month + the cost of whatever books you decide to keep. Subscribe here!

For Ages: 0-12

What They’ll Get: Literati is a children’s book club with a subscription model similar to clothing styling services (like Stitch Fix)—you pay a monthly fee ($9.95) and are sent a box of five expertly selected kids’ books curated around a theme. When your shipment arrives, sit down with your child over the course of the week to give each a read and see what your family thinks. Anything you love, you’ll buy (and Literati guarantees prices lower than those found on Amazon); anything that isn’t just-right, you’ll send back. If you don’t want to keep any books, you’ll only be charged your $9.95 monthly fee, but if you keep all five, a 5% discount will be applied to your order! Literati is a great way to foster a love of reading in babies and kids ages newborn-3, ages 3-5, ages 5-7, ages 7-9, and ages 9-12.

Ships to the US for free + free returns.

 


Does your child love to read? Which of these kids book subscriptions do you think they’d enjoy most? Tell us in the comments!


There are more amazing subscriptions for kids!

We have all sorts of recommendations. They can be found in these lists:

Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Comments (3)

  1. Our Shelves is another great inclusive option for young children

    • Thanks for your suggestion, Liz! This looks like a great one!

  2. Our favorite didn’t make the list, but we love the children’s version of Coffee and a Classic.

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