Reading to your children can help them develop early literacy, as well as a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Meeting them at their current level of reading will boost their confidence and help them to challenge themselves to push their limits and improve their skills. Monthly book boxes arrive right to the front door bringing the opportunity to do just that!
Offering everything from adventure, imagination, diversity, science exploration and even dress-up costumes, the Cratejoy Marketplace is filled with a wide range of favorite book boxes for kids of all ages.
Whether you're looking to grow a collection of board books and picture books for your young readers, or get new chapter books in the hands of your older readers who are devouring full series in one sitting, we've put together a list of the best book subscription boxes for kids.
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2020's Best Monthly Kids' Book Clubs
Price: Starts at $16.99/month
What's Included: My First Reading Club is guided by a passion for literacy and a determination to share a love of reading with kids of all ages. Offering subscriptions for 5 distinct age ranges, from newborns to tweens, each subscription sends 3-4 age-appropriate board books, hardcover picture books or chapter books, 1 age-appropriate activity book to help your child develop confidence, plus a small gift for mom!
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 2 business days after order is placed; following boxes ship on the 1st of every month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What's Included: Our Little Book Club is dedicated to helping kids grow to love reading and learning. Available for children in 5 different age ranges, no matter what level they're reading at, there's a box for them! Each monthly book box sends 2 age-appropriate board books, hardcover story books or chapter books, plus 1 activity book with puzzles, mazes and craft ideas for hands-on learning fun.
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 2 business days; following boxes ship on the 1st each month
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
What's Included: From the first box on, Kid Curated Books is focused on delivering a mix of books that challenge and enhance your child's education. How it works is simple. Choose your child’s age and interests and let the pros do the rest by selecting 4 brand-new, well-written books. And, if you get a duplicate, send a photo of yourself donating it to your local library for a $5 credit towards your next purchase.
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 5 business days after order is placed; following boxes ship monthly thereafter
Price: Starts at $16.95/month
What's Included: A bestseller for good reason, Bookroo is a children's book club that arrives filled with carefully selected board or picture books for new readers and early learners between the ages of 0 and 6 years old. Backed by a satisfaction guarantee, each box offers a premium reading experience sending both classic and modern stories for the little bookworms in the house.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. throughout the month depending on your order date
Price: Starts at $33.95/month
What's Included: Story time meets art class with every special delivery from KidArtLit. The brainchild of moms with plenty of educational know-how, each box offers plan-free, low-mess creative art projects that are ideal for kids between the ages of 3-8. Grab the Spark Membership for 1 high-quality book and a prepared art kit with enough supplies for 2 kids, or opt for the Deluxe for all of that plus a bonus art activity!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $18.00/month
What's Included: Tailoring selections to each child’s age, reading level and interests, book-loving experts handpick 3-4 books and an extra gift item to pack into every Reading Bug Box. Grow your existing home library as your child grows with options for Baby Bugs up to 30 months old, Reading Bugs up to 13 years old, or a box of 5-6 books that's specifically designed for sibling sharing.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and United Arab Emirates on the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $14.99/month
What's Included: Owl Post Books is a unique book box that's designed to grow with your child as they become more proficient readers from babyhood up to age 11. Opt for the Imagination Box, catering to 3 different age groups, for 3 delightful books, a themed toy, and an interactive coloring box and card, or select the book-of-the-month club for 1 colorful hardcover book.
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. immediately after ordering and takes 3-7 days to arrive
Price: Starts at $17.99/month
What's Included: Defined by simple packaging and top-notch stories, from the first book on, Elephant Books offers an early readers book club for kids. Each delivery is gift-wrapped, tied with a ribbon and comes bearing a personalized note for your little reader! Choose between 3 board books a month for ages 0-2, or 2 hardbound picture books for children between the ages of 2-6, plus a few bookish extras.
Shipping: First box ships to the U.S. and Canada within 1-2 business days; following boxes ship on the 15th each month
Price: Starts at $30.24/month
What's Included: Bring together the best of reading and imaginative play with Little Bookish Wardrobe. Delivering 1 engaging age-appropriate book to read, along with character-inspired costume pieces and arts and crafts, each box is packed with hours of playtime fun. Sit back and watch your children reenact each story and push the boundaries of their imaginations.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 2nd week of the month
Price: Starts at $18.91/month
What's Included: Donating a book to a child in need with every order, the Kids Reveal Book Box is a monthly subscription for children ages 0-9 years old. Personalized to each child's age, gender and interests, every month delivers hand-selected new books to the doorstep. Build a home library of parent-tested-and-approved books that will help your littles develop and improve their reading skills.
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 3 business days after order is placed; following boxes ship around the same date each month
Price: Starts at $23.96/month
What's Included: Wonder Crate explores the wide world of influential activists, innovators and artists in an effort to teach kids that good is not a thing you are; it’s a thing you do! Choose from 4 different areas of focus and get a box brimming with new books, hands-on activities and conversation cards that help children develop the fundamentals of empathy, leadership and activism.
Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. in 3-5 days; ships free within U.S.
Price: Starts at $12.99/every 3 months
What's Included: Every 3 months, OurShelves delivers 1 or 3 book selections that have been handpicked to intentionally showcase a diverse cast of characters and themes. Representation is a key component of building a positive self esteem and every box, available for 3 unique age ranges, is LGBTQ+-friendly and committed to ethnic diversity to make reading fun and exciting for all families!
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 1-3 days after order is placed; following boxes ship in March, June, Sept. and Dec.
Price: Starts at $25.99/month
What's Included: Centered around an inspiring and magical read each month, Banyan Tree Kidz is a monthly box that brings interactive science kits to spark young minds through experiential and hands-on learning. A team of innovators curates each box specifically for early learners between 3-7 years old, delivering 1 hardbound children’s book and a STEAM project kit with enough supplies for 2 children.
Shipping: First box ships to the U.S. and Canada within 3 calendar days after order is placed; following boxes ship between the 2nd-4th each month
Price: Starts at $12.08/month
What’s Included: Created specifically for girls 9-13 years old, beTWEEN the Bookends curates 2-3 fun, age-appropriate books and 6-8 fun lifestyle products she'll love! In every box, on top of each month's books, she might receive beauty products, bookmarks, jewelry, accessories, and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the first week of every month
Price: Starts at $10.00/month
What’s Included: Create a special, lasting bond between you and your children by introducing new themes that pique their curiosity and get them asking questions about the world around them. Momo's Book Club can help you do just that by delivering classic and newly published books that center around themes of inclusiveness and diversity. Individually wrapped just for them, learning to read will be one of the best gifts they ever receive!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What’s Included: Sunny the Mail Snail is ready and waiting to leave a special surprise in the mailbox every week! Snail Mail for Kids is designed to enhance literacy competency and help kids develop a love for reading. Sunny is sure to be a fast friend of the family, arriving in soft, squishy form with a map to track his global travels. Then each week, a letter arrives telling adventurous snail tales of all the fun he's having around the world.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 days after order is placed; subsequent letters ship weekly
Price: Starts at $29.17/month
What’s Included: Celebrate diversity and help kids realize that all of our differences make each of us unique with the Jambo Book Club, a monthly book box that focuses on showing families of all persuasions. Bringing 2 delightful storybooks that feature relatable characters of every color, kids can explore and accept similarities and differences by seeing an array of multicultural characters and themes every month.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 10th of each month
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
What’s Included: Ideal for adventurous homeschoolers and early middle-schoolers between the ages of 8-12, Crate Expectations is a fun monthly book club that brings 1 highly-rated story paired with an Adventure Guide and a curated mix of toys and games. Built around themes like the circus, superheroes or outer space, kids will go on a one-of-a-kind journey filled with activities, discussion questions, author interviews and good old-fashioned play!
Shipping: Ships to Canada and the U.S. between the 25th-30th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What's Included: Set the framework for a lifetime of reading from infancy with Tiny Humans Read. Whether you're snuggling up for a bedtime story with baby or trying to gently coax your reluctant reader to expand their horizons, this book box offers 3 unique tiers. The Board Book Box sends 4 high-quality board books, the Picture Book Box brings 3 new picture books, and the Sibling Box offers 2 of each!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 18th of the following month
Price: Starts at $18.33/month
What’s Included: Help your little learners begin reading, or even jump reading levels, with Just Right Reader, a monthly subscription service that's designed by an award-winning literacy expert. Each month brings 5-7 new books at their reading level, along with a themed reading club that includes fun extras, like reading pointers, sight word cards, and other language arts activities. Then, once they've read through their books, just send them back for another round of reading fun!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-3 days of ordering
Price: Starts at $39.33/month
What’s Included: From Bob Marley to Beethoven, Music Library is a monthly book club that allows kids to dive into the wide and wonderful world of music. Each box aims to improve music and reading literacy, bringing 1 music-themed story book, plus coordinating activities, including physical and digital resources, and occasionally a rhythm-teaching musical instrument. Don't be afraid to let kids get creative and make some noise!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of every month; ships free within U.S.