Reading Bug Box

"The Best Book Box!" A perfectly personalized gift for any age and reading level!

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Plans as low as $27.00 / month
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • Boxes ship on the 20th of each month, and orders placed after the 20th will ship the following month. We can try to accommodate special/early shipping requests - just make a request by email!
  • Ships to from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
The best book box! Hand-picked by book experts.
"The Best Children's Book Subscription!" Perfectly personalized to every child's age, interests and reading level by the expert staff of our independent Children's Bookstore. Encourage a finicky reader, inspire an avid reader, or promote parent-child read-aloud bonding, and let the book selections in your Reading Bug Box grow as your child grows.
  • Baby Bug Box: Recommended for ages 0-30 months. A curated selection of 3 great board books each month.
  • Reading Bug Box: For ages 0 to 13 years. A personalized selection of 3 or 4 books matched to the recipient's age and interests, plus gifts to encourage and inspire.
  • Reading Bug Box for 2: For ages 0 to 13 years. A personalized Reading Bug Box for 2 children at the same address.
  • Price of contents always exceeds purchase price
  • Reading Bug Box grows as your child grows, developing their skills and expanding their interests

Customer Questions (4)

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Q: we are having trouble with USPS delivery of our subscription. Is it possible to change delivery to UPS or Fedex? If not can we change the address?Asked by Mary H., October 2021

Reading Bug Box answered...October 2021

Hi Mary, Please contact us directly at bugbox@thereadingbug(dot)com so we can work with you to change your address. This is a public forum, so we would not want to put that information up here. Thanks!


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Q: I ordered books for a child. You sent them to me instead of to him. We live in different states, so I can't just bring them to him. I will have to resend them at my expense. Can you help? Asked by Janet D., September 2021

Reading Bug Box answered...September 2021

Hello, Janet...I am unable to help you from this forum as this is a place that all customers can see. We send boxes to the "ship to" address that you provide, so it sounds like you entered the wrong address in that field. I am happy to adjust this for you for future shipments, but I'll need you to contact me directly at bugbox@thereadingbug(dot)com so we can get the correct personal info. Thanks!


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Q: Hi! We love this product! We are going to renew and want to get the box for two children. Does the box for two at the same address ship in two separate boxes addressed to each child?Asked by Karah I., July 2021

Reading Bug Box answered...July 2021

Hello! Our box for 2 children ships in one box and saves you about 10% over the cost of 2 boxes. Each child gets 2-3 books per box and if they are close in age or share any of the same interests, we will often try to find a book or two that can be shared, read aloud as a family, or passed down to maximize the value for you. Each child will still get there own mini-magazine and extra items (bookmarks, stickers, etc).


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Q: Do you have gift certificates for purchase?Asked by Jackie I., June 2021

Reading Bug Box answered...June 2021

Giftcards can be purchased from readingbugbox[dot]com. If you need additional help, please email us.

Reviews (79)

Thrilled Granddaughter!

May 23, 2021
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Lynn M.
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Subscribed for 2 months

Josie is THRILLED with her Reading boxes! She read the first box of books three times! This box arrived the day before her 6th Birthday! She yelled with Joy at four new “chapter” books! I am very happy with my purchase!

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Amazing, Always!

Jul 10, 2021
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Melissa H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I don't know who gets more excited for this box; my son or myself! The books are amazing; and based on a few choices when initially signing up I would think that Reading Bug knows my son personally. They are always books he loves!
I cannot say enough AMAZING things about this subscription box.

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Worth it!

Jul 01, 2021
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Jai'lysa H.
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Subscribed for 1 year

My daughter loves her Bug Box! So many new books abs authors to discover. Sometimes they leave handwritten notes on the newsletter which is so personal.

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Love their expert curation

Jun 26, 2021
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Kathy N.
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Subscribed for 3 months

Great picks! This is our third box. Only one book seemed less exciting to my son so far (and it was more encyclopedic in nature, so that’s probably why). It’s been great to expand his horizons on different authors as he only wants to read Pokémon and Dog Man books otherwise.

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Excellent

Jun 21, 2021
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Brigitte H.
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Subscribed for 3 months

My nephew and his new family enjoyed the books very much.

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Thoughtfulness

Jan 10, 2021
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Stephanie G.
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Subscribed for 2 months

I bought this subscription for my niece and just the time taken to write this little note says it all. Thank you, it made her feel special, like she was being thought of.

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It is a complete waste of money

Jul 22, 2021
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Sheleah A.
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Subscribed for 1 month

This subscription says that it sends books, extras that have to do with the books and are specifically curated to matter child age. While it sends books, they arent books a typical 5 year old would enjoy. For example, we got a book about a girl with one leg. By the end of the book she had no legs and a service dog. The “extras” were a sheet with 5 stickers of dragons. I’m not sure who it was curated by…but the books were level 3 reading level and he is only at level 1 which is good for his age.
I’m annoyed I purchased the 6 months in advance for my nephew. Please don’t waste your money.

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Reading Bug Box said...Jul 22, 2021

Hi there, I’m sorry to hear you are not enjoying our subscription. In this month’s box, we featured stickers from a book called Dragon Masters that is perfect for 7 year olds (I see your reader has just turned 7 according to the info you gave us but it sounds as though maybe the age was incorrect? Let’s fix that! ). We hoped to introduce it here. I’m sure you also received bookmarks last month and other fun items as well as our mini magazine full of activities. These do vary month to month. Next month, for example, we will be featuring a spy pen with invisible ink and activities from The Magic Treehouse series and coloring pages from our free story podcast!...

Amazing for little book worms!

Aug 05, 2021
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Amelia C.
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I wish I would give this subscription 10 stars. We received our first box for our 2yr old this month and all 3 books are fantastic! One was such a big hit with her we’ve read it every night, sometimes several times, since we got it. (I love it, too! We’re buying a copy for her daycare to have as well!) The package came undamaged and was fun to unbox and I love that there is a feedback page to send in to further curate your subscription. We LOVE this subscription! Thank you!

Great even for older kids!

Apr 29, 2020
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Ayla (.
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I am a 12 year old and got this box because of quarantine. I just wanted to say, that even though I am older, this box was AWESOME! I have read so many books that I was nervous I would get titles I have already read, but I didn't! All of these books look really good and also books I have never seen before. They were my level of reading, and were all in perfect condition and looked brand new! I would highly recommend this subscription box, even if your child is older :)

Love this subscription

May 31, 2019
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Colleen L.
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Subscribed for 1 year

The mom of the baby I gift these books every month said it was the best gift they received for their shower. Nice selection of books, and it's getting the baby familiar with books and reading. I've been sending them to him for a year; he's only 15 months now but he does look at them. He's not able to sit still for much reading yet, but he will be :)

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