Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bookroo Subscription Box: Books for Children

Bookroo: "books for your kids...delivered for your doorstep every month."

Review by Lauren

Source: Bookroo gave me a discount on one month's subscription box and I paid for the rest - all opinions are my own

Review: Bookroo has two different types of subscription boxes you can choose from - board books (ages 0-3) and picture books (ages 2-6 +). I went with board books because it fits my niece and nephew better, and I didn't want to get books that only one of them could have. Unfortunately, they do not live near me anymore so I couldn't get reactions from them for the review - but I will be using these books as future birthday and Christmas gifts coming up!

I was sent a really cute box with my three board books, all carefully wrapped in fun paper. This is so cool because I know the kids in my life love opening gifts, so if you subscribe to this, they have something really fun to open every month!

Because I chose board books, I was given 3 books to check out. If you go with the picture book option, then you receive 2 books. This makes sense to me because picture books are usually longer and more expensive than board books! Each subscription service (no matter what type of book you choose) is $19.99 a month with free shipping to the United States. Learn about other shipping options here.

These are the three books that I recieved; none of which I had heard about before! I really love the eclectic mix of titles, good for both boys and girls. Then again, I don't really believe in "girl books" and "boy books." Let kids read what they like, as long as it's age appropriate! At any rate, I got the following titles:

The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf: This is a really sweet book about a box of crayons that can't get along until a little girl takes them home and starts drawing with all of them. This is definitely going to my nephew, as he loves to color!

Hernando Fandango: The Great Dancing Dog by Rachel Swirles: This book is about a little girl named Adelaide and her pajama-case dog/best friend who love to dance, as well as watching Adelaide's parents dance. This is a fun book for an older reader/listener as there are more words. My niece dances, so I know she'd really adore this one!

Sassy: Let's Count! A First Book of Numbers: This one isn't a story but it is a cute book to help kids learn their numbers. Each page has a brightly colored number with a fun border. You lift the flap (which is almost as big as the page) to see what the number goes with, such as 6 Socks and 9 Ants. This would be a good book for a friend of mine who has a little girl starting to talk a bit...I just need to wait a bit longer, but she'll be one soon, so maybe for a birthday gift!

Overall: I really like this subscription service. You get some great books and it definitely helps promote a constant love of reading, if you're getting these books every month. I might have to subscribe for a few months and have them sent directly to my niece and nephew. I think they would love getting mail like this!

Bookroo has a FAQ page, but I loved some of these answers so much, I wanted to share a few of them.

One of the questions is about receiving a book you already own. Their answer?

No problem! Send us a picture of your giving the book to someone else and we'll give you $5 off your next subscription. Our experience has been that even community members with extensive libraries have discovered new books through Bookroo!

Another question was about having children in both age ranges (board book and picture book - like my niece and nephew). Their answer?

Let us know and we'd be happy to alternate which box we send you, so that you can acquire books for both age groups!

Isn't that awesome? They really do try and make the Bookroo experience fit every single family and I appreciate that! Please use THIS LINK if you would like $4 off your first month!

Would you subscribe to this service? Which box - board books or picture books? 

Let me know if you subscribe to this or any other subscription service I feature this month!


Erika Sorocco said...

This is the CUTEST!


Tracy Terry said...

Loving the idea that within the box each book is individually wrapped.

Kindlemom said...

Such a cute box of books for little ones!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

That is adorable!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great way to keep kids reading :)

Claudia Arroyo said...

This is absolutely adorable! My little Noah-Bear would love this so much, we are always taking trips to the library to pick new books, but I know he would love to receive these darling gifts in the mail. Thanks for sharing this!

Talk Supe said...

Cute! My nephew and niece gets books by Dr. Seuss monthly. I don't know where my sister gets it from, I'll show her this. It might be cheaper than the one she has. Plus there's variety

Alise said...

This one is SO cute! I don't have any kids to buy for but I love this, and that logo is adorable.

Naomi Hop said...

Sounds like this was a good little bot to get. The books are so bright and colourful.

Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

Cait @ Paper Fury said...

Aw they sound so nice and accommadating and it's SO cool that this is specifically for little ones! :D Get them hooked on reading early, I say. ;) My nephew/niece are under 5 and BOTH obsessed with the library. I SHALL TURN THEM INTO REVIEWS YET. xD

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

Awe, what a wonderful idea! A children's books subscription! I have plenty of friends who have small kids. I'm going to let them know about Bookroo :)

Beth said...

Aw, these are adorbale! I love the idea. I work in a nursery with children, and I think this sort of thing would be LOVELY. Can you imagine how excited they'd be to receive a package of surprise books just for them? It would encourage a love of reading from a young age, I'm sure!
Now, if only they shipped to the UK...
Beth x

kimbacaffeinate said...

This would be great for my grandbaby...I could just keep increasing the age!

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

Wow this is awesome. I love to get my kids books and they love to get mail - Win Win !!

Shannon Miz said...

This is FABULOUS! I may ask for this for my kids for Christmas or something- I LOVE that they will alternate so I'd get some for each kid. This is super cute, and I know the kids would love it so much! I spent at LEAST $20 at the bookstore per month for them anyway, so it might as well come to my house, right? ;) Thanks so much for sharing this!

OH- and I am with you- why does a book need to be gender specific!? What is that!?
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight