The jury is still out on which book club subscription is The Best for kids. In fact, what I am quickly learning is that there are many different positives to what each company has to offer. My hope is that by detailing each one as my grandkids and I personally try them out, that you can then choose which one is the perfect one for YOUR family. Basically, what is perfect for one family may not be perfect for the other. However, I am positive there IS a perfect one for each and every one of you. With all of that being said, please read on about our thoughts on sampling book clubs for kids – round 2!
This is the subscription we are currently subscribed to. I chose the Picture Book Club for ages 3 to 6 as this choice perfectly fit the ages of my grandchildren. We recently received our first shipment and were very excited to explore what books we had been sent.
Bookroo includes a leaflet with the featured book for each month. Winnie ~ The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-The-Pooh was this month’s selection. I had NO clue there was a real bear who inspired this furry little guy that has been a part of almost every child’s life at some point. Sally M. Walker is the author of this delightful story set during the time of WWII.
Addi and Max eagerly climbed up to listen to this tale of a bear named Winnie whose journey began through adoption by a vet on his way to WWII. It is a wonderful story that I believe will become a favorite over time. I shortened some of the paragraphs while reading to them as some were a bit long for their comprehension. Even though we skimmed some pages, the kids were engrossed with the adventures of this cute little bear.
**SPOILER ALERTS** ~
A couple of fun facts about Winnie the Pooh that you may or may not have already known:
- Winnie the Pooh is a GIRL
- Christopher Robin really did exist
- Winnie the Pooh was an American black bear
- Christopher Robin’s father, A. A. Milne, was the original author of Winnie the Pooh
OLD MACDONALD HAD A TRUCK ~
What a fun twist to an old favorite!!! Old MacDonald is on his farm….with an excavator, a front loader, a bulldozer….and more! Lots of fun construction equipment in this story!
With a puuush push here, and a puuush push there, here a push, there a push, everywhere a puuuush push! The kids love singing along to the new lyrics this story introduces.
Bookroo recommendation ~
We LOVED the selection of books so much that we are going to keep this subscription for another month before sampling another book club subscription. The quality of books are fantastic and the selection was well rounded. I think a key component to a great book for kids (next to the story itself) is the illustrations. Both of these books were filled with fun pictures that made the book more enticing to read.
I am very happy to add these to Mimi’s book basket and later to the bookshelf. Yes, I keep a basket of current books in a basket in the living room for easy access. It is amazing how quickly the kids run to that basket to select which book they want to read. When it gets full or a new holiday comes along, the older books go to the bookshelf and the basket gets filled with a new fun selection.
Sampling Book Clubs for Kids ~
The first subscription book club we had was Owl Posts for Kids. It was also a great book club that the kids looked forward to. Read about Owl Post Books and other kid’s book subscription boxes we are going to sample here!!! We received books from them for about 6 months. There are several posts that I shared on the various books and crafts we received. You can check out the fun we had with them below!
Check out the books and crafts received by Owl Post Books here!
We are looking forward to trying to help your family choose the perfect book club for you. Reading is such an integral part of learning and family time. Book club subscriptions make that family time much easier. Please share your experiences in the comments at the bottom of this post or your thoughts on Sampling Book Clubs for Kids ~ Part 2!