As you may have guessed, we are pretty crazy about books in our home. It might be a problem. I’m afraid it’s a genetic one because our children’s library is approaching ours in volume. I try to do as recommended and rotate the kids’ books every couple of months, but it’s no use. They continue to take over the living areas at an alarming rate. It’s not something that concerns me, though. In fact, we continue to add to the problem! Library visits are at least bi-monthly, and we all relish outings to our local bookstore. Books will forever be our friends, whether they come used, borrowed, or through the mail.
Note: Although I was not paid for this post, I received a free month’s subscription in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.
As much as I love reading, I’ve never before subscribed to books by mail. I’m not opposed to it; in fact, I’m seriously looking into some different options for myself. This company, however, is all about the kiddos. Busy parent? You know how hard it is to go shopping without a strict list and a stricter time limit before tempers flare and tummies grumble. Grandparents? Want to spoil your grandkids without getting the parental side-eye for buying yet another toy? YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Bookroo is the perfect gift that keeps on giving, while conveniently and affordably building up a robust children’s library and instilling a love for reading in your littles.
How does Bookroo work?
You choose the subscription frequency. You can try it out for just a month if you want, pre-pay for a year’s worth, or choose other options in between. Depending on the age of the recipients, you can choose board books (three/month, best for ages 0-2) or picture books (two/month, best for ages 2-6). That’s it! Sit back and wait for the excitement of the kiddos when their package arrives.
How much does Bookroo cost?
That all depends on how long you subscribe for. The monthly cost goes down the more months you book (pun intended). No matter how many you choose, you can save 15% on your order by using the code ALITERARYFEAST at checkout. With that discount, you could be paying as low as $13.60 a month for your books. Pretty affordable, seeing as you don’t have to lift a finger after ordering.
What do the kids think?
Let’s talk about how it went down at our house. I brought in the package and told my son that he had mail. He’s three, and trust me– even three-year-olds know that packages are good things. His reaction was priceless: “Look at the dog on the box! Oh, I just LOVE happy dogs.” (It’s a kangaroo, but he was so excited that I didn’t correct the statement.) I was as surprised as he was upon opening the box, for I hadn’t realized that each book is gift-wrapped! What a nice touch. Your kids will really feel special with a present to open each month. Have two kids? Save even more money because they can share the subscription and each open a book. For this sample subscription, I opted for the board book box, so my baby could enjoy it, too. The pictures say it all– they were enraptured.
What kind of books are in the Bookroo boxes?
From their website: Our goal is to send the hidden gems that you don’t already own and are not easy to be found online or in stores. Our books are extensively reviewed by a panel of 12 families attending Stanford University and their combined 22 kids! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of books we received. None of the titles were known to me (even better for building a diverse library), and we enjoyed them all. My Friends was a sweet story about how we all learn from each other. Animal Patterns was perfect for a growing baby. It has texture on the pages for stubby little fingers to explore, and it facilitates brain development by practicing pattern recognition. My son slept with the third book, Pelican’s Bill, because he loved it so much. As you can see, it has a lift-up panel with counting practice on every page. Bright colors, learning activities, and fun stories– I’m impressed! Those are the three we received. You can browse their website to see sample photos of other months’ book selections.
What I love about this gift is that it fits so many occasions. Don’t know what to get for a baby shower? What new mom wouldn’t appreciate this gift that builds up her baby’s library? Birthdays? Done. Christmas? Despite the weight in the sleigh, I know for a fact that Santa loves giving books. Bookroo combines the excitement of receiving mail with a gift that is truly thoughtful and beneficial– all at little expense and time expenditure for you. I was genuinely pleased with this book subscription box, and I hope you check it out!
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