October 2017 BookCase.Club review time!
If you haven’t heard, BookCase.Club is a monthly subscription box that sends you a selection of handpicked books in the genre of your choice. There are currently 8 different genres to choose from including Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Cookbooks, and Children’s. Each box will consist of two carefully handpicked titles, with the exception of the Children’s subscription which includes four books. The Cookbook and Military History genres are sent quarterly, while the rest are shipped on a monthly basis.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are just $9.99/month (plus $5 shipping), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first month with coupon code “Rosebuds15“!
Let’s see what’s in my October 2017 BookCase.Club box!
Everything was shipped in a white and blue box with the BookCase.Club logo on top.
A peek inside! — As always, I chose the “Read to Me” Case which includes 4 children’s books. Our box got a little damaged in transit this month, but thankfully the books weren’t very harmed (nothing worse than what my kids would eventually do to them, anyway. 😉 )
George in the Dark by Madeline Valentine ($9.89 Amazon, $16.99 Retail)
George is a little boy who’s brave and daring during the day, but gets a little less confident at bedtime. He normally huddles under the covers with his stuffed bear to keep him safe… Until one night when he sees that his bear is missing. Spotting him all the way across the room (in the creepiest corner), he musters all of his courage to make his way over to rescue him. The dark wasn’t as scary as he thought! My girls both enjoyed this quick bedtime read.
Max and Marla by Alexander Boiger ($15.59 Amazon, $17.99 Retail)
Max (a boy) and Marla (an owl) are best friends who dream to be “true Olympians”. Time after time they set out to go sledding, but keep running into one obstacle after another. They keep persisting, until eventually opting to make snow angels and go inside for some hot chocolate & donuts. I loved the beautiful wintertime illustrations, but the text itself was sort of awkward to read (didn’t really flow) and my kiddos just weren’t very into it.
In the Deep Dark Deep by Ben Joel Price ($3.99 Amazon, $16.99 Retail)
Unlike the previous book, this one was actually a lot of fun to read aloud. There was plenty of rhyming text and silly descriptions that kept my kiddos interested all the way through. The illustrations were also eye-catching and made you feel like you were really in the “deep dark deep”, searching for the missing starfish.
Apes A-Go-Go! by Roman Milisic ($1.05 Amazon, $16.99 Retail)
A tale about an uptight mayor who wants to keep his town incredibly tidy. One day, he notices a flower that’s grown much taller than the others and Fussy Great Ape rushes in to “fix” it, destroying the whole garden bed in the process. A different Great Ape comes in to remedy the situation, which only makes things worse and results in ape after ape trying to come to the rescue, but failing miserably. Unfortunately, the book felt like it dragged on a bit too long, losing the interest of my 5 year olds halfway through. Ah well.
While not every selection in October’s BookCase.Club box was a hit for us, we still enjoyed 2 out of the 4. Not too bad. Using Amazon prices, the total value this month was over $30. 🙂 — Remember, if you’d like to sign up you can save 15% on your first month with coupon code “Rosebuds15“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome