Book Subscription Boxes
It goes without saying that we love any gift that encourages a love of reading!
Book subscription boxes are the ideal present for bookworms or for families who want to discover new books and motivate their kids to get reading. Whether you get a monthly book subscription or a one-off box it is an incredible thoughtful present and perfect for when you can't get to the shops too!
There are loads of brilliant book subscriptions out there – from independent bookshops, to special companies dedicated just to subscription boxes for kids.
We have put together our list of some of the best children's book boxes - each one offers something different but they all send a carefully curated selection of books, straight to your door.
Bookabees offer a monthly box of handpicked books and educational activities.
You can choose how many books you want in your box and the selection will be personalised to your child's age and interests.
Each box is curated by educational experts and as you rate and review your reads, the selection and recommendations for your child will get smarter!
For ages 0-11. Monthly subscription of 1, 3 or 5 books.
The aim of Little Box of Books is to help more children to see themselves in the books they read.
The team curate an inclusive and representative set of books every month featuring under-represented children, blended families, multi-cultural and diverse characters and championing gender equality.
Each box includes puzzles and activities, reading record and progress stickers, a free gift every month, learning guides and lots more to help you make the most out of your reading experience.
For ages 0-7 (age 8-11 coming soon). Monthly book subscriptions of 2, 3 or 4 books or choose a one-off gift box.
Love My Read pride themselves on curating the best new releases, recognising talent before books become bestsellers.
The monthly children's pick is selected by expert curators, including Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
For ages 0-12 and for adults too. Subscribers receive one new release a month.
Reading Chest was set up by a former teacher, who found that it was a challenge to get books at the right level for early readers.
Determined that parents should not have to dependent on the books their kids are given at school, she set up this book rental service, specialising in reading scheme books for children aged 4 to 9 years.
Unlike other book subscriptions, Reading Chest specialises in book banded reading books similar to those used in schools and it works on a swapping system. Children receive regular personal deliveries of books at their reading level. After reading, simply return them in a pre-paid envelope and wait for some more to arrive in the post.
A great, environmentally friendly way to support your child's learning at home.
For ages 4-9. Choose 2, 4 or unlimited swaps a month.
The founder of Imagine Me Stories had a simple dream - that every black child grows up seeing their realities reflected in books and that ALL children are able to read diverse stories about different experiences.
The monthly boxes are designed to inspire and empower with representative books and activities for ages 0-12.
We love the Family Combo box which allows for a wider selection for families with kids of various ages.
For ages 0-12. Monthly subscribers receive 3 books + activities in each box.
Parrot Street is a postal book club for kids!
Once a month subscribers receive a box containing a chapter book to keep and an activity pack inspired by that particular book.
Each activity pack includes book-club style questions to prompt discussion as well as activities, puzzles, recipes, facts and more.
The subscription service prides itself on sending books you would not have discovered yourself and aims to keep kids engaged and excited about reading with its extra activities.
For ages 5-12. Get a monthly subscription or buy a past pack individually.
Bring a Book to Life does exactly what the name implies!
Each month a book related to a specific theme is sent out, along with items linked to it. Previous themes include Sea, Space, Kindness and more.
Every month the theme and the book changes and you can either purchase a single box or a monthly subscription.
The idea behind this is that it brings a new and fun element to reading.
For ages 3-12. Buy a one-off box or a subscription gift voucher.
The Willoughby Book Club is an award-winning book club that goes from babyhood right up to young adult.
The selection of books is personalised based on your information about authors you love.
For all ages. Subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months.
Zaza's Storybook is a book subscription just for babies.
Each box offers two beautiful books appropriate for the development stage of your little one, as well as an engaging toy selected to sit alongside the book and help you develop the story.
The box also includes reading tips to help you interact with your little one.
For ages 0-24 months. Subscribe for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.
Wee Bookworms is a subscription service run by a small independent bookshop in Northern Ireland.
Each box is tailor-made for the recipient and comes beautifully wrapped with a bookmark.
We love the subscription box especially for adults who love children's books!
For ages 0-Young Adults + adults who love kids books! Subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months.
Teatime bookshop's subscription is perfect for eco-warriors.
The books included are hand-selected but also pre-loved and come in recyclable packaging
Each box comes with hot chocolate and biscuits for a cosy afternoon on the sofa - or with finger puppets for the under 3s!
For all ages. Choose 2, 4 or 6 books in your monthly subscription.
Plus be sure to pop in and chat to your local indie bookshop too, many of them offer subscription boxes or may be happy to start!
There are plenty of other subscriptions that are not just for books, some that include books and are worth a mention include KiwiCo's crates and Toucan Boxes. Both of these don't just feature books, they are complete STEAM projects for all ages.
7th November 2020
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