Product Details

Read in Color! Receive great fiction books monthly

My husband and I started Jambo Books because we were searching for high-quality books starring children of color in situations where children’s literature rarely places them — making friends, raising pets, loving grandparents and fighting dragons. Our readers love the stories!
  • Beautiful boxes arrive decorated in art that celebrates children of color
  • High quality, vibrant stories
  • Receive a letter each month that introduces a theme and provides a list of all Jambo Books sent that month
  • Buy only one month or a longer subscription!
  • Pretty wrapping makes unboxing special fun every month

Customer Questions (6)


Q: Do you ship to Europe? Asked by Kelly J., February 2023

Jambo Book Club answered...February 2023

Jambo! Yes, we can ship to Europe but we can't offer free shipping to Europe. The cost of shipping the box will depend on the destination, but usually about $30-$40 dollars to western Europe.
Thanks for your question!


Q: Do you have a box for age 9? For reader (boy) who is at a lower level also what would you recommend? Asked by Kelly J., February 2023

Jambo Book Club answered...February 2023

Jambo, Kelly! I would be happy to make a custom box for your 9 year old reader. If his reading level is not quite at 4th grade level, we have some short, early chapter books with lots of illustrations and several really good picture books to choose from. If you want to get him a subscription, I would suggest signing up for the 5-6 year old box so that he doesn't receive two chapter books each month that might feel daunting.
Thank you for contacting Jambo Books!


Q: How do I track my order?Asked by Maggie G., December 2020

Jambo Book Club answered...December 2020

Once your box has been picked up by the USPS, you will receive an email with the tracking number that will allow you to track the box to your home. Thanks for your question!


Q: My niece is 9 years old. Is this for the appropriate age?Asked by Jussara S., October 2020

Jambo Book Club answered...October 2020

Jambo, Jussara! Thank you for your question. The 7-9 year old selections are usually one picture book and two chapter books that are about 100-150 pages long with limited illustrations. If your niece wants more challenging books, I would suggest going to the 10-13 subscription. If she'd like to receive only picture books, a 5-6 year old subscription would be a better fit. I hope this helps. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to post it here or email us at info [at] jambobooks [dot] com.

Reviews (13)

Great box of inclusive books!

Jun 10, 2021
Verified Purchase
Dana G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 11 months

Really lovely box with themed books and a letter with every box. My child LOVES every book.

😊 Awesome Crate!

Mar 09, 2021
Verified Purchase
Colleen W.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

Loved it. Great customer service

Problem with product fulfillment

Mar 13, 2021
Verified Purchase
Carmelita B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

I've contacted the seller about not receiving the last two boxes of this three box subscription. The only one we received was back in December. January and February never showed up, although shipment tracking reflects label creation for a box in February. The books selected were great for our girls and we were looking forward to receiving more. It just never happened. I'd like a refund of two-thirds the price of the full subscription since I only got one-third of the product.

Jambo Book Club said...Mar 14, 2021

Jambo, Carmelita! I sent you a more detailed response personally, but I want to apologize publicly here. I started responding to your email on Friday, thought I hit send and walked away from my computer. I didn't realize until I saw your review that I hadn't hit send on my response to you (it was hanging out as a big red draft in my inbox).
It appears that the post office lost track of your February box. My warehouse shipped it in early February. Your March box was shipped a few days ago. I am personally dedicated to making sure every subscriber receives every book they order and I am sending your replacement February box no later than Tuesday. I apologize for having caused you...

Great selections

Jul 26, 2020
Verified Purchase
Amy Z.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

We just got our first box from a month to month subscription and I love it!! There was an old title that I had when I was younger which was such an amazing surprise! Plus 2 great books that were new to me - thank you jambo!

Exquisite selection of books

Jun 24, 2020
Verified Purchase
Mala S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I have given Jambo boxes as presents and just recently received our first box. Everything about the box was perfect-the book selection, the letter, and the JambArt on the box!
Jambo Books should be a part of everyone’s home library. This is how we begin to lay the foundation for a better, and more just future.
Congratulations to the team at Jambo Books for knocking it out of the park!


Jun 23, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sierra A.
9 Reviews
19 Helpful
Subscribed for 4 months

Oh my word! This box exceeded my expectations. The packaging is absolutely beautiful. The books are such wonderful quality and the personalized letter was an important and heartfelt touch. I am so excited to begin reading with my sons and see this book box show up each month. Thank you so much!

Great buy

Jan 20, 2020
Michelle D.
5 Reviews
2 Helpful

Great box with a wonderful variety

Great selection

Sep 17, 2019
Verified Purchase
Anna M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 12 months

Fantastic books and a great variety. Enjoyed the box art and newsletter too.

Timely, Quality books

Jul 12, 2019
Verified Purchase
Megan N.
1 Review
Subscribed for 6 months

We loved out first shipment of books. They are perfect for honoring the anniversary of Apollo 13 and our daughter loves the astronaut themed book. My family really enjoyed the art in the books and they were great stories to read aloud.


Mar 18, 2019
Verified Purchase
Jennifer M.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 30 days

Highly recommend - expertly curated, it’s like hitting the easy button for great literature for our little one. The books have become fast favourites, and we have loved the content - great illustrations, stories and messaging for kids.

Customers who bought this also bought...

Jambo Book Club was featured in these articles…

Jambo Book Club appears in these collections...


Jambo Book Box (Ages 0-2)

by Jambo Book Club
You will receive two or three fabulous books each month that star children of color

Last Minute Gift? No worries.
Download and print this note to let them know their gift is on the way.

Shipping Policy
Following boxes ship on or before the 10th of each month
Renews monthly on the 11th
We use media mail for our shipping, so sometimes the boxes take a little longer to arrive. You will receive a tracking number when your box ships.
Cancellation & Refund Policy

Questions for Jambo Book Club?