Q: I would love to purchase this for my 11 year old avid reader, but worried that he will receive many books he as already read. Is there a way to preview/customize your box before it ships?Asked by Alison W., December 2019
Hi Alison - since our boxes are uniquely customized for each child there is
not a preview option. However, we have not had a problem with subscribers
receiving many duplicate books. This is because you can list a few of the
books your son has read on the questionnaire when you subscribe. We then
select similar new books and lesser known titles. In the rare occasion you
would receive a duplicate, just email us a picture of you donating that
book to a library and we’ll issue you a $5 credit you can apply to your
We were tired of reading the same books to our daughter over and over again, and this is a great solution. We don't have to worry about searching for great books or remember to buy more books; they are sent right to our door! Awesome! They did a pretty good job at sending books my daughter would enjoy. She loved "Uni the Unicorn".
My soon-to-be 5 year old godchild loved her first sampling....she had enjoyed all 4 books in just over a day. There was nice variety in the choices. Only 3 stars for the shipping, but it may be the fault of the usps. The package was delayed In two places and took a week to travel a relatively short distance. .....could be the pandemic slowing everything down.
We are so happy to hear your goddaughter enjoyed the books! We’re looking forward to picking out some equally great selections next month. As for shipping, we ship via media mail which is cheaper but a bit slower. And it does seem that the current situation has caused our shipments to take an extra day or two to arrive. Thank you for your patience and for supporting Kid Curated Books.
Let me cut to the chase - we love this book crate. I have ordered several book crates trying to find the perfect one. This fits the bill. It is full of books!!! The other crates we tried came with trinkets which frankly we have no use for. My 11 year old can doesn't need how to train your dragon stickers or anymore keychains!!! Plus, I have 2 boys and the other boxes seemed more geared towards girls.
I do not know how the company that put together these boxes, but they are spot on. You answer some questions about your child's reading level, age, and interests and they send the perfect books. And I can't believe how many they send! My son eagerly awaits each next box and spends hours in between reading, and re-reading, his new books.
I appreciate this company and the outstanding customer service I have always received.
We are absolutely loving our subscription to, Kid Curated Books. At the beginning I told them that my son loves animals and what age range I needed the books. Each box has been spot on.
We look forward to our new books each month. The way they are wrapped up and packaged is also done very well.
My daughter wanted books for Christmas. She also loves subscription boxes. When I saw this, I thought it would be perfect! She loved the packaging when she opened it on Christmas and she has never read any of the books chosen. They’re a little longer than the ones she’s been used to reading, but hopefully she’ll enjoy them! I’m even considering getting a subscription for my 12 yr old son.
So glad to hear your daughter liked her Christmas gift. Let us know if she likes the length of the selections or if she'd prefer some shorter stories next time. And we'd love to curate a box for your son in the future. Thanks again!
The books were great and the packaging was beautiful!!
Thanks for the wonderful review, Deb! Happy Holidays!
Great first box!!
So glad you liked it! We'll curate an even better box next month! Happy Holidays!
My grandson asked for books for Christmas; so I signed up for this subscription for him. He opened this one early and absolutely loves his books!!
So happy your grandson enjoyed his early Christmas gift!
We just received our first shipment of books and they were okay. We received a total of 4 books.
The one book that was really good we already had, so that was a bit disappointing.
The other books were a bit to old for my almost 5 year old and he wasn’t very interested in them. In addition, the last book seemed okay. It didn’t interest him to much.
I’m hoping the next shipment will be a bit better because he truly loves books and reading them.
We appreciate your review! Receiving feedback about the books selection is how we curate an even better box next month. We'll make sure to pick fun books geared at a bit younger of an age group for his next box. Thanks for supporting Kid Curated Books!
We got our first box of books yesterday and read them all! I really disliked one of the four books, which is why I gave a lower rating for the curation. However, the other three books were great so we are looking forward to our next box!