Elephant Books

Picture and board books for kids 0-6 delivered monthly. Give the gift everyone feels good about!

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Plans as low as $17.99 / month
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • Your first package will ship within 1-2 business days via USPS Media Mail. Subsequent packages for existing subscribers ship around the 15th of every month.
  • Ships to from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Give the Gift Everyone Feels Good About!
Books are the perfect gift for any child and an Elephant Books gift subscription is an experience — of love, joy and connection — that your child will never forget! Here’s how it works:
  • Order a 1, 3, 6, or 12-month subscription. Prices start at $17.99 plus shipping; making it less than you'd pay at retail!
  • Each month a beautiful package — delivered in an exclusively designed, one-of-a-kind wrapping experience made expressly for little hands to open — will arrive in the mail for your young reader. The child will be excited to see their name on the mailing label and read a personal gift message from you!
  • Your gift will contain 2-3 of the highest quality recently published hardcover children’s books destined to become childhood favorites and family treasures. We also send a few extras to enhance their reading experience, ensuring that it is both fun and interactive.
  • Buy with confidence! (1) 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, (2) Free Replacement of Titles You May Already Own. (Terms and conditions apply.)
  • Our prices are up to 30% lower than retail! With our 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions, the longer you subscribe the more you save.

Sneak Peek

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First Month Picture Book Package

Our first month picture book package contains two special titles plus classic book plates for recording who gave the book and when. We also provide a reading tip with every shipment with new suggestions and ideas to keep reading fun and engaging.

Order by October 1st to get this box!

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First Month Board Book Package

Our first month board book package includes three carefully selected titles along with reading tips for parents and classic book plates for recording who gave the book and when. It’s another way to create special memories for both kids and parents.

Order by October 1st to get this box!


Customer Questions (4)

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Q: Do I get a tracking number for shipping?Asked by Katie, June 2019

They said it could take 5 days after placing an order for it to ship but I got an email with tracking information the same day I placed the order. Very speedy shipping.

by Kris M., October 2019

Yes! Every month I receive an email when my packages has been shipped with a tracking number. It’s super easy to know when the books will arrive.
Also, the support department is very helpful and quick to answer any questions. They adjusted an address for me with just one quick email.

by Kristina F., June 2019

Elephant Books does a great job communicating shipping information. Every month you get a tracking number.

by Robert L., October 2019

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Q: My Granddaughter is 18 months. I would like to order a 1 year subscription. Do I want the picture book or the board book subscription?Asked by Heather P., December 2020

Elephant Books answered...December 2020

We suggest you start with our Board Book subscription, recommended for children 0-2. It provides the perfect introduction to reading with sturdy paperboard (hard) interior pages, suitable for the littlest hands. If at any point you find she is ready for more advanced subjects, just let us know, and we'll be happy to switch her over to Picture Books at any time during her subscription.


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Q: As soon as I signed to order pucture books the price jumped from 17.99 to 20.99?Asked by C W., October 2020

Elephant Books answered...October 2020

Hello. Our picture book subscriptions start at $17.99/month (before shipping and handling) for a 12 month order. The price increases for shorter length subscriptions so the longer you subscribe the more you save. Before finalizing your purchase you should be able to select the number months you would like to order, and the price will automatically update accordingly.


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Q: My two year old grandson loves to have books read to him and pretends to read all the time. He is now starting to like longer books. Which set would be the best to order for him? Thank you!Asked by Molly W., June 2020

Elephant Books answered...June 2020

We would absolutely suggest picture books from your grandson. They’re great for kids ages 2 and up, particularly if the child is already starting to enjoy longer books. Plus, picture books provide for more of an opportunity to “grow in” to the material. He can start out enjoying the illustrations and later on become more engaged with the story…perhaps at some point even reading it himself!

Reviews (39)

Great books for my grandson

Sep 01, 2021
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Paul K.
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Subscribed for 3 months

I was looking for some good books for my grandson and this box is the perfect gift! I tired a different service a few years ago and was terribly disappointed with the quality of books. However, I really like the idea of a book club so gave it another shot, I'm so glad I found Elephant Books. He's received several months of books and each one has been wonderful. My daughter tells me how excited he is when they arrive each month so that's just what a proud grandpa wants to hear. I couldn't be happier.

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The kids love these books!

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Paul F.
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Subscribed for 4 months

My Kids love this box! The quality of the books is great and I really like the fun packaging. Happy vibes. Good price since books retail for ~$19 each.

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Loved EVERY book we’ve received!

Jun 22, 2021
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Serena K.
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Subscribed for 20 days

We just got our 2nd shipment and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this box. I haven’t heard or seen any of these books or authors and they have all be fabulous. It’s been the best way to start our home library. And a side note…..the wrapping the books come in is so sophisticated. I can’t wait to gift a subscription.

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Very well curated books!

Oct 13, 2020
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Jill S.
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Subscribed for 5 days

We just received our Elephant Books box and I can tell lot of thought went into choosing what books were sent. I was looking for the service with the best book selection My daughter is 18 months old and we received the following:
Under the Sea Full of different tactile components throughout the book. Love
Tails: Super cute book. One page shows a tail and you guess what animal it belongs to on the next page The book is so bright colorful and we totally enjoy playing the guessing game together.
A Friend Like You: This is an actual story (appropriate for very young kids) that tells a sweet story that we can read together before naptime. Then she can fall asleep with padded board book.
This is a great box for kids! I can't wait to switch picture books in a few months when we get to that stage.

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Great baby gift for book lovers!

Oct 07, 2019
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Kris M.
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Subscribed for 1 day

I love everything about Elephant Books! The packaging is perfect and the books are all so unique well written. All my book loving friends are having babies and they love this gift.

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Calling All Book Lovers!

May 20, 2019
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Katherine F.
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This gift is fantastic!
I"m so happy to have found something that I can send new babies and little kids for their birthday that is truly a special gift and not something that will be outgrown in a month or broken in 2 days. Books are simple yet sophisticated....and the packaging is way cool. I love this subscription!

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Overpriced and Underwhelming

Jun 19, 2021
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Kevan K.
3 Reviews
Subscribed for 6 months

This was a whole lot of overpriced “meh” that left me feeling a bit duped. We’re on the fourth shipment, and there’s nothing so far that stands out as memorable, much less worth the expense or the wait. Cancellation was an easy decision.

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Elephant Books said...Jun 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're very sorry you were disappointed with your subscription. We work hard to identify interesting and unique reads at an affordable price point that appeal to children and their families with new orders shipping within 24 hours. It’s important to us that when a customer is dissatisfied that we strive to make it right, which is one of the reasons we offer a 30-day money back guarantee on new subscriptions. We’ll reach out to you privately to see how we can best address your concerns.

So impressed!

Feb 26, 2019
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Linda H.
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I ordered a three-month subscription for my granddaughter and accidentally selected the wrong age category. When I received the email stating the first subscription was being mailed, I noticed my error and sent a message back asking them to change the plan. Elephant Books immediately responded to my email and agreed to send out a second (correct) set of books at no charge! I was informed that my granddaughter could keep the books from the wrong age group and gift them to someone. Wow! I'm so impressed with their customer service! You've won a loyal customer!

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Go Fish

Jan 19, 2021
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Jill B.
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Subscribed for 1 month

Mootilda and Go Fish are my granddaughter’s FAVORITE books! My daughter and son-in-law have read these books over and over and they are looking forward to their next shipment.

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Great gift. Great customer service.

Nov 10, 2020
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Denise C.
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Subscribed for 15 days

This is a great gift! I had a question about the address I entered when I placed the order and customer services was amazing. A real person responded right away and made sure the information was correct and the product even shipped THE SAME DAY!
My niece loves the books - great selections. Love this idea.

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