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14 Best Book Clubs for Kids of All Ages

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Aug 27, 2021 | 7 comments

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Reading is one of the most fundamental skills that we can acquire, and if you have children, you know how much emphasis is placed on its importance. While some experts say that reading the same books repeatedly 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. As a parent, you may be looking to add more variety to your child's library for several reasons; if you have an avid older reader they may be going through books too quickly for you to keep up, or if you have a younger reader, you might just be looking to find something new and engaging so that you don't have to read that same book over and over. Luckily, there are a lot of great book clubs out there for every age group, and we've compiled a list of the best kids' book subscription services so you can find one that's a perfect fit for your family!

If you are looking to indulge your own bookish side with a monthly book subscription, check out our list of reader-voted best book subscriptions for adults!

Kids Book Clubs That Make Reading Fun & Exciting

1.Lillypost

Image of the Mixed Book Box from our review.

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

For Ages: 0-7

What They’ll Get: Get your kiddo excited about receiving new books and reading them with a monthly 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 subscription box— perhaps a little something to entice reluctant readers! Two great details about this monthly 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.

2. Little Feminist

all items from Little Feminist 2-4 July 2021

Images of the Ages 2-4 Box from our review.

The Cost: $22.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Get 40% off first Little Feminist book club box.
CODE: MSALOVES

For Ages: 0-9

What They’ll Get: Little Feminist is a book subscription for kids 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 (0-2 year-olds, 2-4 year-olds, 4-7 year-olds, or 7-9 year-olds) 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 and internationally.

 

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 for your little reader! This kid book subscription box is meant for young children 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 subscription ships out!

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

 

4. Highlights Book Clubs

Image of the Hidden Pictures Ages 3-6 Book Club from our review.

The Cost: Subscriptions start at $12.49 + shipping. Subscribe here!

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

For Ages: 3-7+

What They'll Get: Highlights is notorious for their educational kids' magazines such as Hello Magazine for ages 0-2, High Five for ages 3-5, or Highlights for ages 6-12. They also offer puzzle books (ages 4-9+) and hidden pictures (3-9+). The pricing ranges depending on your choices, but you're guaranteed to find something for any age here!

Read our Highlights Book Club reviews for more info. Ships to the US and Canada.

 

5. Bookroo

Image of the Picture Book Box from our review.

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

For Ages: 0-6

What They'll Get: Each month Bookroo will send 3 board books for ages 0-3 or 2 hardcover children’s books for kids ages 0-6 and these will come beautifully wrapped amping up the excitement each month! 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, Canada, and worldwide.

 

6. Bookroo Chapter Book Box

Image of the Junior Chapter Book Box from our review.

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

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 15% off your first box!
CODE: MSA15

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, Canada, and worldwide.

 

7. Tiny Humans Read

Image of the Picture Book Box from our review.

The Cost: $24.99/month +. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: 25% Off
CODE: MSA25

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: 4 board books for ages newborn-3, costs $24.99 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.

 

8. Little Bookish Wardrobe

Image of the Unisex Box from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $34.99 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
CODE: LOVEMSA

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. Unisex Box subscription options include tiers for a single child unisex or girl costume ($34.99/month), twinning siblings with 2 unisex or 2 girl costumes ($57.98/month), or brother + sister siblings with one unisex and one girl costume ($62.00/month). Available costume sizes range from 3T-7. Now that's one way to instill a love of reading!

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

 

9. BookCase.Club Kids

Image of the Boys 0-2 Box from our review.

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

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 20% off your first subscription!
CODE: MSA20

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 2-4, ages 5-6, ages 7-8, and a pre-teen category. Each box comes with 3 children’s picture, activity or chapter books depending on your subscription! 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—and each of these teen/adult subscriptions comes with 2 books per box.

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

 

10. Equal Opportunity Book Box

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

ACTIVE DEAL: 15% off your first box!
CODE: MSA

For Ages: 0-7

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 along with information about the month's theme. They offer two different subscriptions:

  • The Board Book Box for ages 0-2 for $29.99/month
  • The Picture Book Box for ages 3-7 for $35.00/month

There's also a charitable component of this subscription: 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.

Ships to the US and internationally.

 

11. Just Like Me Box

Just Like Me October 2019 - All Items Unboxed

Image from our review.

The Cost: $28 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. 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.

12. Elephant Books

Image of the Picture Book Box from our review.

The Cost: $20.99 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 15% off your first box!
CODE: ADDICTION

For Ages: 0-6

What They'll Get: Each month Elephant Books delivers brand new hardcover children’s books that they consider to be unique “undiscovered treasures” that your children will want to read over and over again. They offer two subscription options:

  • The Board Book Box – 3 books for ages 0-2
  • The Picture Book Box – 2 books for ages 2-6

Your books will arrive in the cutest elephant packaging that will be sure to delight your little ones from the moment their box arrives!

Read our Elephant Books reviews for more info. Ships to the US and select countries.

13. OwlCrate Jr.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.99 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first order
CODE: JRMSA2021

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, Canada, and internationally.

 

14. Literati

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, ages 9-12, and ages 13+.

Check out our Literati details to learn more. Ships to the US + 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:

Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!


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7 comments

Andrea

I’ve tried of few of these book clubs and by far the best was Elephant Books (#12 on the list). Their books are always very good. Other clubs seem to have some very cheap leftover books they were sending.

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Susan

Just joined a book for my grandson . “I can read, book club” . Have u heard of it and it is it a good one

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Sharyn

If I needed yet another reason to look elsewhere from MSA, I’ve found it! What a sad site this has become.

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Liz B

Our Shelves is another great inclusive option for young children

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Christen Russo

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

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Mary

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

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Divya Singh

What is your favorite? 🙂

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