Book Clubs for Kids

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Did you know that reading with your children can help them develop early literacy skills and a love of reading that will last a lifetime? Subscriptions and book clubs for kids are perfect opportunities to boost their confidence while challenging them to push their reading limits. You don’t need to scroll through Amazon for the day’s best deals: When you choose a Cratejoy option that works for your little reader, you’ll receive a monthly book subscription that arrives right at your front door!

Our kids’ book subscriptions offer everything from adventure, imagination, diversity, science exploration, and even dress-up costumes. In fact, our skilled curators have created a wide range of book boxes that work for kids of all ages. Whether you're looking for picture or board book boxes that appeal to young readers – or you’re hoping to get exciting chapter books into the hands of your older kids – these subscription boxes for kids are perfect for book clubs.

Reading Bug Box for Babies & Toddlers

Reading Bug Box for Babies & Toddlers

From $19.00 per box
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Gift your child the joy of reading with the Reading Bug Box. Each month they’ll receive 3 hardbound children’s books curated by the staff of the award-winning Reading Bug Bookstore.

Shipping: Reading Bug Boxes ship between the 15th-20th of each month. Please email should you need an earlier shipment and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

“I sent this to my niece for our brand new member of the family. She loved it!! Very high-quality items wrapped up beautifully!! It even arrived before Christmas which was an unexpected surprise!! Thank you so much. I’m renewing!!” – J G.

Kids Read Daily Book Club for young readers age  0-12 years old

Kids Read Daily Book Club for young readers age 0-12 years old

From $16.99 per box
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Shipping: Existing orders will ship by the 22th of each month. New orders will be shipped via USPS Media Mail (3-10 days). Change the reading level anytime. We guarantee against duplicate books let us know and we will replace them free.

Little Bookish Wardrobe Book Club

Little Bookish Wardrobe Book Club

From $49.00 per box
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Merge reading with imaginative play with Little Bookish Wardrobe, a fun monthly book box that delivers an age-appropriate kids' book to read, character-inspired costume pieces, and craft projects to help your little one bring their favorite stories to life. Packed with hours of playtime fun, sit back and watch your children's imaginations run wild and free.

Shipping: All orders placed between the 1st and last day of the month ship around the 15th of the following Month. For example, an order placed in December will ship around January 15th.

"My 4yr old niece loved this last box! I get her a 3 month subscription every year for her birthday and it never disappoints" - Melinda A.

Music Library

Music Library

From $48.33 per box
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You want your child to have access to the arts, to be surrounded by things like books and music. So what about a subscription box that combines those two things? With the Music Library subscription, each month your child will receive a new children’s book with the intention of introducing them to a wide range of styles of music and different musicians.

Shipping: Orders received after the 5th will ship the following month. If inventory allows, we will ship orders placed after the 5th with the current batch. If we sell out, purchases made after the 5th will ship on/about the 20th of the following month. Shipping, tracking and insurance are included in the cost of your subscription (Within the US).

“I love this subscription so much we've kept it for a couple of years now. Each box comes with an informative and beautiful picture book, instrument, activities, guide pamphlet, and a code to access the online videos and resources related to the subject. We turn it into 3 to 4 days worth of music lessons. I recommend this subscription to all my homeschooling friends. I'm not a musician or music teacher myself, so Ms. Shanan takes the guesswork out of planning a music curriculum.” – Joanne C.

Snail Mail Weekly Letter  from Sunny the Mail Snail for ages 3 to 8

Snail Mail Weekly Letter from Sunny the Mail Snail for ages 3 to 8

From $15.00 per box
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Along with Sunny the Mail Snail leaving a special surprise in the mailbox every week, Snail Mail for Kids is an affordable educational gift that can enhance literacy competency and help kids develop a love for reading. Fun for the whole family, a welcome kit brings a stuffed Sunny and a map to track his global travels. Then each week afterwards, a letter arrives telling witty and silly snail tales of all of Sunny’s adventures, bringing fun facts about animals and locations from around the world. Each letter also delivers a trading card that will help solve Sunny’s secret code and includes a fun extra that ties into the week’s story. Sunny is guaranteed to become a fast family friend, and leave everyone checking the mailbox in anticipation!

Shipping: First order/letter ships within a week then weekly thereafter.

“My 4 year old loved getting letters from Sunny. She always showed off her stickers and pictures to family that would visit. She also loved her stuffed Sunny and would bring him to daycare whenever she got the chance. Thanks for making lasting memories for our family.” — Alyssa N.

Unicorn Fun Box!

Unicorn Fun Box!

From $17.49 per box
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What is it about the unicorn fandom that's so appealing to young girls? Colorful, majestic, and dreamy, unicorns represent that one-in-a-million chance that's actually come true! Celebrating all this rare goodness is the Unicorn Fun Box, a great gift for kids, teens, and the unicorn-obsessed. Available in 2 sizes, each brings a mix of unicorn-themed products, such as plushies and accessories, plus a storybook insert in every box.

Shipping: ♞MAY♞: Storybook Month 6 of 6 •Shipping Date: 15th - 17th •Order By: 12th •Auto Renewal Date: 1st *Find previous month's storybook inserts as an add-on 1 time product purchase for $1.99. Shipping Inserts are always free.

“I gave the Unicorn Fun Box to my twin nieces as a Christmas present and they absolutely LOVED it! My sister said that daily they would run up and ask..."Did it show up yet?," even before they took off their backpacks, hats, and masks. It was a highlight of their month.” - Kelly W.

Kids Book Club Ideas

two children in a book club reading together

Starting a reading club is easier than ever, thanks to our kids’ subscription book boxes. Here’s a few of our favorite ideas to get your own group started.

1. Start with a Small Group

A great kids book club size is around 4-5 children that are about the same age and reading level. By sticking to a smaller group, you’ll have an easier time organizing a meetup.

2. Choose a Theme

Once you have your group, decide the theme and level to follow. Do these kids love dinosaurs or exploring fantasy lands? Are these advanced readers or do they require a bit more enthusiasm?

3. Take Turns Hosting

To keep things interesting, switch locations for meetings. A standard public point (like the library or the park) might be ideal if parents are unable to host in their homes.

4. Add Games or Crafts

While adult book clubs are usually focused on analyzing the book with a beverage in hand, that’s definitely not the same for kids book clubs. Plan a corresponding craft or game to go hand-in-hand with the books they are reading. It’s all about having fun!

Inspire Kids with Cratejoy

Many of us wish that we could’ve had a childhood book club. That’s exactly why Cratejoy has worked with educators and authors to create these book subscriptions for kids. We hope that they become a beloved childhood favorite – and inspire kids to race to the mailbox every month!

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