Reading to your children can help them develop early literacy, as well as a love of reading that will last a lifetime. 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 and picture books for your young readers, or get new chapter books in the hands of your older readers, we've put together a list of 15 of the best book subscription boxes for kids. Read on to find the perfect monthly book club for your little bookworms!
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: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order, with renewals shipping on the 1st of every month
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: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2 business days, with renewals shipping on the 15th each 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 select countries from the U.S. on the 20th of each 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: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2 business days, with renewals shipping on the 1st 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. in the 1st week of the month
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 to select countries from the U.S. throughout the month depending on your order date
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: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 business days from order date
Price: Starts at $31.67/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: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 1st-4th of the month
Price: Starts at $22.99/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 month after you subscribe
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 $16.66/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: Only ships within the U.S. within 3 business days from order date
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: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $14.99/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: Only ships within the U.S. on the 5th of the month in Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec
Price: Starts at $12.50/month
What's Included: Budget-friendly to make reading accessible in every home, Murphy's Bulk Books delivers gently-used books straight from their bookstore in Ohio. Choose to get a box filled with board books, picture books, chapter books, leveled readers or bedtime stories for mom and dad to read aloud every night. With a suitable option for all ages and reading levels, each box strives to include like-new stories, both classic and modern.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of every month
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: Ships to select countries from Canada between the 2nd-4th of each month