Reading Bug Box is a new subscription box that sends your child a personalized selection of books and related items every month.
Each box will include 2 to 4 books which are chosen based on your child’s interests, along with additional extras that go along with the month’s theme. When you subscribe you’ll be asked for your child’s age, gender, and interests. There’s also a spot to give additional information that can help narrow down the best book selections for your kiddo. Boxes are ideal for infants through age 10.
Subscriptions are $29.99/month, or less with multi-month commitments. They also offer a box for two children, which as 4-6 books and starts at $46.50/month.
Let’s see what’s in my February 2016 Reading Bug Box!
The box! Yep, there’s a bug… and he’s reading. 🙂
A peek inside.
Since each box is personalized to the interests of your child, they don’t include an info card with every book listed. However, they do provide a note that let’s you know about the current month’s theme, as well as a handful of discounts to use on their site. It looks like all children under 5 received one common book this month, which you’ll see below.
Duck & Goose – Let’s Dance! by Tad Hills ($6.98) – We have quite a few holiday-themed Duck & Goose board books and my girls really like them. This is a new title that takes your little one along to a Duck & Goose dance party — complete with a free downloadable song by Lauren Savage (the founder of Reading Bug Box) and her brother Ross Gruet. Lauren even signed the book with a note for my girls. Very cool!
Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass ($10.85) – One of the interests that I included to help personalize the box for my girls was food (they love their play food), so this book was a great choice. The cover alone was perfect, being that Evie actually has a stuffed carrot that she takes along with her everywhere and even sleeps with. 😉
Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon ($13.39) – I was so excited to see this book! We were actually just introduced to Penguin a few weeks ago when we received “Penguin and Pinecone” in another subscription box and immediately fell in love. This is a nice hardcover version and I was surprised to see that it was also signed by the author. 😀
Ten Wriggly, Wiggly Caterpillars ($3.99) – Another interest I specified for the girls was “letters and numbers”. They love reciting the alphabet and counting (up to ten), so this book was another great choice. It features die-cut caterpillars that decrease one by one from ten as each page is turned. Cute!
ABC Jungle Alphabet Coloring Books by MiniLou – (~$6 for 2) – Letters! And coloring! For my kiddos, it doesn’t get much better than that. When they saw these little alphabet-themed coloring books it was clear what their favorite items in the box were. 😉
Faber-Castell Grip Erasable Crayons ($13.99 for 2) – I’ve honestly never seen erasable crayons before, so these were a neat addition to the box. They’re also triangular and feature a unique bumpy texture that make for easy gripping.
Also included were two Fancy Nancy growth charts with tips on developing your child’s love of reading.
Wow! I am SO impressed with the Reading Bug Box! I love that they curate each box based on each child’s individual interests and reading level. All of the selections we received are perfect for the girls and I was excited to see that two of them were signed by the author. So neat! Oh, and the total value (using Amazon prices) was about $55. Not bad! 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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.