It's time to engage our little literati with stories filled with imaginative themes and colorful characters. Reading to your kids can help them develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Book-of-the-month clubs can help them boost their confidence and give them a nudge to challenge themselves to improve their skills. And since kids in all age groups love getting mail, monthly book subscriptions add another layer of fun to the reading experience!
Whether you're looking to build a home library of board and picture books for your young readers, or get new chapter books in the hands of your middle-grade readers, we've put together a list of the most exciting book subscription boxes for kids. Read on to find adventurous and imaginative monthly book clubs for your little bookworms!
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
About the Box: Our Little Book Club not only helps kids develop a love of reading, but they throw in extra goodies to help sweeten the deal. With boxes catering to children ages newborn to 12, no matter what level they're reading at, there's a box for them! Each box brings 2 age-appropriate board books, hardcover books, or chapter books, plus an activity book and creative craft ideas.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering, then on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $33.95/month
About the Box: Looking for a month-to-month subscription that combines reading with artistic expression? Look no further than KidArtLit! Created by moms with plenty of educational know-how, each box offers plan-free, low-mess creative art projects that center around the story of the month. The sidekick every parent needs, subscribers will enjoy a quality book and sibling art kits specifically designed for 2 kiddos.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $16.95/month
About the Box: What makes Bookroo a bestseller? This award-winning subscription service offers a one-of-a-kind selection process that curates both hidden gems and timeless classics. Designed for kids ages 0 to 6, each box brings children's books that have been carefully selected for new readers and early learners. Bookroo is so sure your kids will love their picks, they're backed by a satisfaction guarantee.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 5-7 days of ordering
Price: Starts at $30.41/month
About the Box: Merge reading with imaginative play with Little Bookish Wardrobe, a fun monthly book box that delivers an age-appropriate kids' book to read, plus character-inspired costume pieces and craft projects that let them 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: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 2nd week of the month
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
About the Box: Designed to be an action-packed, all-inclusive book club for adventurous homeschoolers and early middle-schoolers between the ages of 8-12, Crate Expectations brings a highly-rated book paired with an Adventure Guide and a themed mix of toys and games. Send your kids on a one-of-a-kind word journey complete with stories, activities, discussion questions, author interviews, and good old-fashioned play!
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $16.99/month
About the Box: Filled with a mix of board books, hardcover picture books, or chapter books, a confidence-boosting activity book, and a little something special for Mom and Dad, My First Reading Club is here to share a love of reading with kids of all ages. Every box features relatable characters, colorful illustrations, and dynamic tales for everyone from newborns to tweens.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in 2 business days of ordering, then on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $39.33/month
About the Box: Uncover the mysteries of music with Music Library, a monthly book club that takes kids on a musical journey. Whether it's Beethoven's symphonies or Bob Marley's reggae beats, kids will improve their music and reading literacy with a music-themed storybook and coordinating activities. With physical and digital resources –– and occasionally a rhythm-teaching instrument –– it's time to let your kids make some noise!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
About the Box: Become fast friends with Sunny the Mail Snail and enhance literacy competency by reading all about Sunny's global travels. Ready and waiting to leave a special surprise in the mailbox every week, Snail Mail for Kids is a reading subscription that follows Sunny as he explores the world and relays stories back to your family. Kids can track him on the map, read his weekly snail tales, and play with their very own plush Sunny!
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada within a week of ordering, then weekly thereafter
Price: Starts at $29.17/month
About the Box: Representation matters. Celebrate diversity with the Jambo Book Club, a monthly book box that thinks it's important for all kids to see characters of color and get the chance to say, "They look just like me!" Each box is intentionally curated to show relatable characters and families of all persuasions, with 2 delightful books that help kids explore our similarities and differences through story.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 10th of the month
Price: Starts at $23.96/month
About the Box: Inspire kids to dream big by exposing them to praiseworthy role models with a monthly subscription to Wonder Crate. Each box focuses on the life of an influential activist, an innovator, or a creative artist in an effort to teach kids that good is not a thing you are –– it’s a thing you do! Choose your preferred area of focus to get new books, hands-on activities, and conversation cards that help kids explore empathy, leadership, and activism.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in 3-5 calendar days from ordering
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
About the Box: From the first box onward, Kid Curated Books aims to challenge and enhance your child's reading abilities. It's a straightforward subscription. Simply choose your kid's age and interests and let the pros do the rest by selecting 4 brand-new, age-appropriate books. Got a duplicate of a book that's already in your home collection? Just send a photo of you donating it to your local library for a $5 credit towards your next box!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 5 business days of ordering
Price: Starts at $12.99/quarter
About the Box: Show the diversity that exists in our world with a quarterly subscription to OurShelves, a book box dedicated to showcasing a diverse cast of characters and themes. Each box brings either 1 or 3 book selections that have been handpicked to represent a variety of experiences. No matter what your family looks like, the world is an exciting and colorful place!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in 3 business days of ordering, then quarterly in Mar, June, Sept and Dec
Price: Starts at $18.00/month
About the Box: If you're looking for a book box personalized to your favorite kiddo or you want to send the perfect gift, the Reading Bug Box tailors each selection to the child’s age, reading level, and interests. With subscriptions available for newborns on up to 13-year-olds, along with special sibling boxes, this book club is dedicated to sending new favorites and growing right alongside your little readers.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and the U.A.E. on the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
About the Box: Snuggle up for a bedtime story or help your reluctant reader expand his or her horizons with a monthly subscription to Tiny Humans Read. Offering 3 unique tiers to meet the needs of your early readers, choose the Board Book Box for 4 high-quality board books, the Picture Book Box for 3 new picture books, or the Sibling Box to cater to multiple reading levels at the same time!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 18th of the month