January’s BookCase.Club Kid’s Box

Last month I introduced the latest addition to BookCase.Club, which was the new kid’s boxes. This is a late unboxing, but January’s box was so loved that my nieces and nephew had to take it home the day they opened it. It filled them with such joy and wonder to discover what books were in the box, and trying to read through each one on their own as all three talked about the cover, and what they thought the stories were about. I was able to get one photo after it opened, which is up on my Instagram.

BBC is a monthly subscription service that delivers books to your doorstep that are handpicked by their curators with your reading preferences in mind, based on the theme you choose when signing up.

The Kid’s box allows children of all ages to experience the magic of reading by receiving a monthly shipment of books suited for their age range. When you subscribed, you will pick a theme, and there are selections for every age group, offering kid cases from newborn up till pre-teen. Each case contains 3, handpicked, gender specific books. The Pre-Teen contains 2 handpicked books. Note: You will see at the top of the homepage, there is a link to BookCase Kids–not to be confused with Read to Me, offered as one of the original 8 cases.

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The cost for this subscription box costs $9.99 a month, which is an affordable price that allows not only your child, but you, to receive a BBC box. There are multiple plans when it comes to payments, ranging from $9.99 a month to 12 months for $100.

Below are the books that were in the January BookCase.Club Kid’s box for 7-8 years old. Summaries and cover photo are sourced to Goodreads, and retail prices are from Book Depository’s website.

 

Despicable Me: My Dad the Super Villain by Lucy Rosen ($3.99)

This exciting early reader, based on the animated film, Despicable Me, from Universal Studios, follows aspiring “world’s greatest villain” Gru on his quest for universal domination…until his plan hits an unexpected snag. Lively illustrations and simple, engaging text provide a terrific learning experience in this story about the power of family.

Murilla Gorilla, Jungle Detective by Jennifer Lloyd, Jacqui Lee ($9.97)

Murilla Gorilla, the jungle detective, is woken up by a new case: Ms. Chimpanzee’s muffins were stolen. But who did it? It’s up to Murilla to find out… as long as she can find her badge first! Murilla may seem like a hopeless detective—disorganized, messy and always thinking about her next snack—but out of her mess come some pretty good ideas, and some pretty funny moments too.

Labracadabra by Jessie Nelson, Karen Leigh Hopkins ($15.16)

Zach isn’t impressed with his new dog, Larry, at first. He’d hoped for a chocolate lab or a spaniel, not this funny looking mish-mash of a dog with a great long tail. And who names a dog “Larry,” anyway? But Zach discovers that when Larry twirls that ridiculously long tail – Labracadabra! – amazing things happen. It’s not very long before Zach knows that he and Larry will be Best Friends Forever!

When it comes to BBC, there are genres from everyone. If you want to subscribe to more than one theme, just select the genre you want, pick a payment plan, and it will be included in your cart at checkout–it’s that easy! If you want to switch an age group or genre, you can do so when you access your account, which makes it simple and convenient to receive the age appropriate book box as your child grows.

BookCase.Club is one of my favorite book subscriptions out there on the market today because it allows me to receive a quality curated box each month for a reasonable price that is well worth the value, while introducing my nieces and nephew into the world of reading.

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*Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own. Thank you to BookCase.Club for giving me the opportunity to review the kid’s box!

BookCase.Club for Kids

It is time for another unboxing, and who doesn’t like book mail? This one is perfect for introducing books to the little ones, and letting them explore their imaginations so stick around to learn more.

If you have no heard, BookCase.Club is a monthly subscription service that delivers books to your doorstep that are handpicked by their curators with your reading preferences in mind, based on the theme you choose. This month I have the pleasure of introducing and reviewing the latest addition to the service–BookCase.Club Kids!*

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Now children of all ages can experience the magic of reading, and receive a monthly shipment of books. You will see at the top of the homepage, there is a link to BookCase Kids–not to be confused with Read to Me, offered as one of the original 8 cases. To begin, you will pick a theme, and there are selections for every age group, offering kid cases from newborn up till pre-teen. The themes are Newborn-2, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, and Pre-Teen. Each case contains 3, handpicked, gender specific books. The Pre-Teen contains 2 handpicked books.

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There are multiple payment plans, so whether you want month-to-month that costs $9.99, or a prepaid plan such as 3 Months for $28, 6 Months for $54, or 12 Months for $100, they gives you options. This is an affordable literary subscription service for the young readers in your life, and it is a great way to introduce your children to the written word while receiving fun packages in the mail monthly. All cases are shipped on the 1st of the month, and be sure to share the experience on social media with #BCCUnBoxing.

Below are the books that were in the December BookCase.Club Kid’s box for 7-8 years old. Summaries are sourced from Goodreads, and retail prices listed are from the title’s back cover.

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Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler, Mark Siegel ($16.99)

In this rip-roaring picture book, readers are invited to the party of the year, as all monsters large and small throw the most outrageous, most bodacious bash of them all–the Madcap Monster Ball.

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The Fires of Calderon by Lindsay Cummings ($16.99)

The first book in an epic middle grade fantasy adventure series that takes place in an underground society at the center of the earth. Packed with action, humor, magic, and mystery.

After following a mysterious map into the woods and then under the woods, eleven-year-old Albert Flynn learns he’s a Balance Keeper—someone with special magical skills for fixing problems in three underground Realms at the Core of the earth. His new job is important; if the realms fall out of balance, the world above could be in great danger.

Albert and his Balance Keeper teammates Birdie and Leroy arrive in the Core not a moment too soon. There’s an Imbalance in the Calderon Realm and it’s threatening to bury Albert’s hometown of New York City in a mountain of ash.

The three must train hard completing mental and physical challenges, but above all, they must harness the power of their Tiles—unique superpowers given to each Balance Keeper. So far, Albert’s mastered the art of not mastering his Tile….

With the situation in Calderon growing worse every day, can Albert, Leroy, and Birdie restore balance before New York is destroyed forever? Will Albert master his Tile before it’s too late?

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Wanderville by Wendy McClure ($16.99)

Jack, Frances, and Frances’s younger brother Harold have been ripped from the world they knew in New York and sent to Kansas on an orphan train at the turn of the century. As the train chugs closer and closer to its destination, the children begin to hear terrible rumors about the lives that await them. And so they decide to change their fate the only way they know how. . . .

They jump off the train.

There, in the middle of the woods, they meet a boy who will transform their lives forever. His name is Alexander, and he tells them they’ve come to a place nobody knows about—especially not adults—and “where all children in need of freedom are accepted.” It’s a place called Wanderville, Alexander says, and now Jack, Frances, and Harold are its very first citizens.

8 Other Genres on BookCase.Club

There are themes for everyone in the family! Below are the other cases available through BookCase.Club. You can subscribe to more than one theme; just select the genre you want, pick a payment plan, and it’ll be added to your cart for checkout– perfect if you have more than one reader in your home!

  1. Read to Me – 4 Children’s Picture books
  2. Blind Date – 2 Paranormal Romance novels
  3. Strange Worlds – 2 Sci-Fit/Fantasy novels
  4. Thrill Seeker – 2 Mystery/Thriller novels
  5. Booking for Love – 2 Romance novels
  6. Teenage Dreams – 2 Young Adult novels
  7. Quarterly Military History – 2 Military History novels delivered every three months
  8. Quarterly Cookbooks – 2 Cookbooks delivered every three months

The total retail value for all 3 books in this month’s box was just over $50! That is an incredible deal for just $9.99/month plus shipping. If you’re looking for a quality and well curated book subscription without the little trinkets, and gives you quite the deal and value for the cost, BookCase.Club is a great choice.

It is easy to switch age group/genre themes in your account, so it is a subscription that can grow with your child throughout the years when it comes to age appropriate books. A monthly book box that arrives on your doorstep will be a fun, new reading experience for both you and your child. It’s a great way to build their little library, and instill the love of reading from early on.

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*Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own. Thank you to BookCase.Club for giving me the opportunity to review the kid’s box!

Book of the Month

This month I received a package from Book of the Month, which is a subscription service that brings you 1 new release hardcover book of your choice each month, with the option to add two additional books from past or current month selections for $9.99 per title. This is a subscription that I have been eyeing for a while as someone who orders books online frequently and loves receiving books in the mail because I have heard nothing but fantastic things about the company. I recently because an affiliate for BOTM, so I wanted to let everyone know about the subscription service, and below are some special offers for my followers who would like to join.

Each month the panel of judges select a limited number of books to offer to members of BOTM, which are announced on the first of every month. You have six days to decide which book (or books) you would like to receive. All books are shipped at the same time so members can read and participate in the discussion forum on the website. If you forget to log into your account during the selection period to choose a title, no worries! They will skip the month on your behalf, and will automatically extend your membership by 1-month.

When you join for the first time, BOTM offer 3 standard enrollment offers:

  • 1-month for $5.00, then $14.99 per month
  • 3-months for $9.99 per month, then $14.99 per month
  • 12-months for $11.99 per month

If you were previously a member, and are looking to rejoin BOTM, they offer 3 re-enrollment plans.

  • 3-months for $14.99 per month
  • 6-months for $13.99 per month
  • 12-months for $11.99 per month

All membership plans automatically renew, but you can cancel anytime.

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This month I chose The Trespasser by Tana French. It is the sixth novel in the Dublin Murder Squad, which is a well known mystery-thriller crime series. I have yet to read the series, but I wanted to pick this one because I have nothing but great things about Tana French’s writing. The book can be read as a stand alone, although many recommend reading in order because it makes the experience richer since it adds to the development of previous characters.

Each book arrives individually wrapped in plastic with a cardboard backing to prevent damage during shipment, along with their logo on a magnet, and a bookmark with a little note from the judge who selected the title.

You can tell a lot of thought and care goes into each month when it comes to selecting titles and packaging, which is nice as a reader and subscriber because it shows they want to deliver the absolute best to every member. BOTM is a quality subscription service that is reasonably priced, and I personally think it is one of the best when it comes to those who want to receive a book and not all the little novelties that come in other subscriptions. Every month you receive a hardback of your choice that is a new release, which is worth the price right there for me.

If you subscribe to a 3-month subscription, it will only be $9.99 a month! Plus you will receive a cute BOTM tote bag. Join here: https://www.mybotm.com/ipa465sleib2o6r

If you’d like to try out one month of Book of the Month, you can do so here and pay only $5!

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Unboxing: Muse Monthly

Muse Monthly is the subscription box for books and tea. Each month you will receive a brand new novel and full box or tin of tea delivered to your doorstep. The books and tea are curated by them and paired together to create a unique reading experience, and there is nothing better than a hot cup of tea and good story. The novels are contemporary adult fiction with a focus on literary fiction from debut writers, along with a diverse range of novels written by women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQA+ community. When it comes to teas, they support local and small businesses in the US and Canada.

Past boxes have included the September collection with The Gentleman by Forrest Leo and Masala Chai tea; the August collection with The Muse by Jessie Burton and Flower Crown tea; and the July collection that brought you Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and Kenyan Black with Mango tea. There is a shop that offers books and tea from previous collections, along with some bookish goodies

When it comes to subscribing, you will choose a plan, whether it is month-to-month, or prepaid for 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. It automatically renews on the 20th of each month, and costs $29.50 plus shipping. One thing I appreciate and like with this subscription is you will know the upcoming month’s book selection prior to purchasing, so if you do not want it or already have it, you can skip that month easily in your account settings.

Muse Monthly offers a comfortable, warm experience with reading. Each box arrives in a white box with white wrapping paper and the logo. October’s collection was curated by author Margaret Atwood, including her newest novel, Hag-Seed, a signed bookplate, and English breakfast tea from teapigs. It was full of surprises, and felt like a personal gift arrived on my doorstep from a long-time friend. Also inside the box, a bookmark with a quote by the author, a coupon for teapigs, a Tempest themed Novelly Yours candle, and an Obvious State print.

The creator, Christina, carefully crafts such beautiful boxes each month that bring a whole new atmosphere to your reading experience. I’ve tried numerous subscriptions in the past, but this is one that brings quality collections of my two favorites to my door each month. I will be continuing this subscription, and I can’t wait to see what is to come in the upcoming months. Below you can find the link to Muse Monthly’s website to subscribe, along with their social media pages.

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