17 Best Kids Book Subscription Boxes to Buy for Young Readers
Check out this amazing list of kid's book subscription boxes, selected by a lifetime bookworm Mom of three, former 2nd grade teacher, and one who has public-schooled, charter-schooled, private-schooled, and homeschooled.
A children's book subscription is an absolutely fabulous idea for gifting. Any of these book subscriptions would be LOVED by a child. So let's dig into these 17 book subscription boxes below for kids, cultivated just for you. (Oh and pssst! I added a bonus box for YOU at the very end. Enjoy!)
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Shipping: between the 2nd and 4th of each month
Great for: Kids 3-7
Shipping: within 5 business days after the initial orde
Great for: Kids of many ages
Shipping: First delivery is typically within 2-7 business days of order. Subsequent packages for existing subscribers ship around the 15th of every month.
Great for: Ages 0-6
Elephant books is a fun gift subscription box idea, especially for the little ones. The packaging is beautiful with a big orange bow, and the quality of the books inside are very good.
The age ranges on here state from 0 to 6. This would be an excellent gift from babies/ toddlers, to very young children. The ratings are high for this box - filled with beautiful picture books, any child would love to receive this. If you are headed to a baby shower, or to a baby's first birthday party, the parents would love you for gifting this!
Shipping: Delivers every two months.
Great for: Kids 3-8
These boxes are kind of amazing! If you have a little world traveler, or want to expose your child to other cultures and places, this will be a great subscription choice.
They have packed a lot into each box for learning a different country, including crafts, recipes, games, a toy (souvenir), and of course a book to keep. You can't go wrong with this box, because your gift recipient is going to find something new and fun in each box they receive!
Shipping: by the 4th of every other month (April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec, Feb).
Great for: Girls ages 7+
Shipping: between the 10th and 20th of each month
Great for: All kids 0-13
Shipping: on the 29th of each month
Great for: Young Adult
I am seriously chewing on purchasing this subscription box for my teenage daughter. She would love it! It come not only with a "fantasy" genre young adult book, but lots of other goodies (like teas, custom bookmarks, bath bombs, etc.)
I would have LOVED this book box as a young adult. And while I'm at it, I'm a 47-year-old woman, and I would love to receive this at my age. It's a total comfort box. So, if you have several people to buy for, you might consider this subscription.
Shipping: Order the 1st-4th of month: The weekend following your purchase - Order the 5th - 15th of month: In our monthly batch the business day following the 15th - Order the 16th-31st of month: The weekend following your purchase All subsequent boxes will ship with our monthly batch the business day following the 15th.
Great for: Kids 0-10
Bookroo is one of the more well-known kid's book box subscriptions. It's a great way to build up a library at home, with a great collection of books. This is a good choice if you are purchasing for a friend or family member.
Inside of the box, each book is gift-wrapped by itself (because kids and adults always love to rip open the paper!). There is great attention to detail in the packaging, and the books chosen are high quality. They'll be illustration-rich, with the proper level and word density in each book (hard cover) for the age of the child receiving the box.
Shipping: between the 1st and 4th of each month
Great for: Cultivated for all ages
You can see from the pic above that the books come in a sweet little box, once a month. I like this subscription box because of the choice selection. You can tailor what you need to your budget.
There are three different selections you can make when you purchase. The "Book of the Month" ships a single book per month, the "Imagination Box" sends 3 new books, plus more little items, like a craft or toy. And there is also a young adult "artist" box, to encourage your middle-schooler or teen in reading plus creativity. (There is also an art medium sent with these).
Shipping: on the 14th of each month
Great for: 3 age group choices - "Littlest Listeners, Early Readers, and Middle Grade Readers"
This book box for kids each has a "theme" for the month, and the books included in the box and all the little fun gifts and crafts are centered around the theme.
The fun thing about this cute little box is the variety of things your child will get to open with each month's treasures. Lots of little surprises for each of the book boxes are great for kids who might get bored with "just" a book, and pull together a fun little learning opportunity for your little one. There is even a little parent note in each box to encourage the parents as they read alongside thier kids.
Shipping: by the 10th of each month
Great for: Kids of all ages (choose age level for subscription)
I love this subscription choice, because it always features a child of color in two of the books that are sent each month. So as a parent, you are teaching your child the value of children of all cultures and backgrounds.
Families come in all shapes, sizes, and from all parts of the world. This beautiful box will arrive at your doorstep celebrating that every month, and I think your child will love it.
The ratings for this box have all been positive, and people really like the book choices inside that celebrate art and great literature.
Shipping: monthly at your renewal date
Great for: Pre-K to 2nd Grade
The "Just Right Reader" box is perfect for young ones, kids who are just in those beginning stages of reading.
If you are looking to help a struggling reader, you can send this box and know that it will be helpful, because the books inside will be tailored to fit the recipient at just the right level of reading.
The box comes with multiple books, instead of just one or two, PLUS goodies, like reading rewards, toys, and incentives. This can be great for readers who just need a little encouragement and something to look forward to in the mail each month.
Shipping: Boxes ship within 3 business days of each renewal.
Great for: Customized for age
You can customize by gender (if you choose), or by age. So the selection of books you are going to get will be perfect for your child. Your child will look forward every month to the mail delivering thier own special box!
Shipping: on the 25th of each month
Great for: All ages, select preference upon order
Shipping: on or around the 18th of each month
Great for: Kids ages 0-8
This sweet box is designed to find books for you that are whimsical, and off-the-beaten path. They offer different box subscription packages for kids 0-8, with board books, picture books, and bonus little activities.
They offer to send you a new book if you are sent a book that you already own. All you have to do is take a picture of you donating the book, and they'll send another.
Shipping: shipped monthly the week of renewal
Great for: Kids of all ages
I think this box is a terrific value for the price. If you walk into a box store, or even grab one online, you could only get one book - but in this box for about the same, you'll get two hardcover books, PLUS a coloring or activity book (depending on age group). So, it's a great value!
These books are perfect for kids of all ages to get excited about reading, and look forward to getting books in the mail, which can ignite a love for reading and books like you've never seen in your child before. It's a great gift idea!
Shipping: shipped the 4th of each month
Great for: Kids of all ages
Dog-Eared Books. What a cute wonderful name! For those of us who are bookworms, we have plenty of well-loved books at home that we have read over and over.
The wonder of these books is that they are pre-loved (gently used), but still high-quality and have wonderful stories to tell. The Dog-Eared Book owners will send your recipient book boxes with 5 books based upon your age preference (from children all the way to adult, yay!).
I love that for or each subscription purchased, this group will donate a book to a child within their community. And while you are helping a child, you are also helping preserve books. All this for only around $12 each. Wow!
The hard part is picking your favorite box subscription. But after that, all you have to do is sit tight and wait for your box to arrive.
Great for: Anyone who needs a bit of pampering!
I wanted to include a box I found that can be just for YOU after you pick a book box subscription for one you love.
This one is filled with items that will help you feel so pampered, with aromatherapy, bath items, skincare and body products, and all kinds of things that can help you reduce stress.
You have been working hard so you deserve it! Remember, it's not just one month - you'll get this box once a month, so you can look forward to relaxing every few weeks. Sounds heavenly!
Are you considering a kid's book subscription box for a young reader you know? It's a GREAT idea for young learners for so many reasons!
Let's face it - getting snail mail is a BIG deal these days, in a digital world. Kids love to get something in the mail! These box subscriptions promote reading, and encourage kids to love books.
What's not to love? Good luck in picking one of these great boxes, and let me know in the comments which one you pick, and how it works out for you.