One of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to inspire a love of reading. Monthly books clubs for kids are wonderful ways to get kids excited about reading since they look forward to getting their package each month.
As an avid reader and mother of five, I’m an ardent supporter of anything that makes reading more fun for children. If your child has ever come home with a sparkle in their eye as they clutch the most recent Scholastic book sale flyer, you know it’s possible to excite kids to read with new books.
There are dozens of monthly book subscription box options for kids, making it hard to choose the right one for your child. I’ve narrowed the list to just 17 to make it a little easier. I made sure to include a wide variety for different age brackets and interests so that you’re certain to find one your child will enjoy.
Ready to provide your child with all the benefits of reading? Check out the book subscription boxes below to find the one your child would like best.
Monthly Book Club Subscription Services for Kids
I chose the following children’s book clubs based on features and positive reviews in order to provide you with both variety and reliability. I’ve organized them by age, starting with those that have options for newborns (of which there are several!).
That’s right, the benefits of reading apply even BEFORE your child is able to read! Joining a book club for babies is a wonderful way to pave the path to raising a lifelong reader.
Some subscriptions have options for mixed boxes which is helpful when you have children of different ages and don’t want to pay for separate subscriptions.
Bookroo (Newborn – Age 6)
Created with the purpose of helping you build a home library that inspires a child’s love of reading stress-free, this affordable subscription delivers quality every month.
Each monthly shipment includes gift wrapped books in a bright, colorful box to make unboxing an event in itself! Two different options: one for newborns through age 3 (includes three board books) and another for 3 to 6 year olds (includes two hardcover picture books).
Elephant Books (Newborn – Age 6)
Carefully crafted to provide children with books that will become family treasures, this club aims to deliver an experience your child will never forget. Even better, you’re guaranteed a price that is at least a 30% below retail.
Each month (choose 1, 3, 6, or 12-months) your child will receive 2 to 3 high quality hardcover children’s books plus fun extras to make the reading experience memorable.
Tiny Humans Read (Newborns – Age 8)
Designed to make story time memorable. Each book in the box comes gift wrapped and bonus story time activities are included.
You can choose from the board book box (4 books for 0-3 year olds), the picture book box (3 books for 3-8 year olds) or the sibling box (2 board books + 2 picture books).
Kids Reveal Book Box (Newborns – Age 9)
If you want specific subscription options, this is the box for you.
Choose from one of three age groups: 0 to 3 years old, 3 to 6 years old or 6 to 9 years old and whether or not you want boy-specific, girl-specific, or non-gender specific.
Each month receive 2 to 4 books for your child. For every new order, a book is donated to a child in need so your subscription helps others!
Owl Post Books (Newborns – Age 11)
You can choose between a book of the month option (one new book per month) or a monthly imagination box that comes with three new books, a toy or craft, and an interactive element.
My First Reading Club (Newborns – Age 12)
Choose your child’s reading level: newborn, pre-reader, independent reader, developing reader or preteen established reader.
Each shipment includes age-appropriate book selections, an activity book and a small gift for mom.
Literati (Newborns – Age 12)
This club is unique in that you get time to review the books so you can return the ones you don’t want to keep. Even better, they guarantee to match or beat Amazon prices.
One of the best aspects of this monthly book box is that their book curation improves and changes over time as you provide feedback on the books you’ve previously received.
Our Little Book Club (Newborns – Age 12)
Value seekers, look no further! Each box is has an average value of $35 but you only pay $14 per month. Each month you’ll receive a selection of high quality hardcover books and activities.
Amazon Prime Book Box (Newborns – Age 12)
You choose the frequency of delivery (every 1, 2 or 3 months). Each box contains 2 hardcover books or 4 board books.
The books are up to 40% off list price so you’ll always get the best price Amazon has to offer.
Reading Bug Box (Newborns – Age 13)
Each box includes 3 to 4 books plus inspiring gift items. Includes an option for two children at different reading levels.
Banyan Tree Kidz (Ages 3 – 7)
A club that makes STEAM learning fun for kids. Each kit comes with one book, 2 to 3 hands-on crafts with supplies and coupon codes and special offers.
Little Bookish Wardrobe (Ages 3 – 7)
Support imagination play with this fun subscription! Each month your child will receive age-appropriate educational books with hands-on activities and games PLUS a high-quality costume and accessories.
Reading, arts and crafts, and creative play — all in one affordable box!
smART Box for Kids (Ages 4 – 10)
Pairing books with arts and crafts, this subscription will help your child develop critical learning skills. Each box includes one book with a related art project and step by step instructions.
Wonder Crate (Ages 5 – 11)
Created to inspire children to dream big by learning from forward-thinking role models. Two options available: The Wonder Crate Jr for 5 to 7 year olds and the standard Wonder Crate for 8 to 11 years olds.
Each month your child will receive a book from the “Ordinary People Change the World” and “Who Is” book series, along with hands-on activities.
Crate Expectations (Ages 8 – 12)
Each month you’ll receive a book, adventure guide, and related toys or games. In addition, each book comes with an author interview, activities, menu ideas, and discussion questions so that you can plan a fun event around the book.
The Book Drop (Ages 8+)
The Book Drop is a great monthly book club for middle grade kids through teens! Each month you’ll receive two to four books that are hand-picked according to your child’s interests and reading level.
Book Drop also donates a book for every new subscription, so you can feel good about helping other children in need. In addition, the program is run by the independent bookstore Bethany Beach Books, a women-owned bookstore in Delaware.
For parents looking for an all-in-one subscription that is both affordable and convenient, Brilliant Books Monthly has you covered! Every month your child will receive age-appropriate books, activities, and a small gift for mom.
With the selection of newborns through pre-teens, this book club offers something for everyone. Not only can you be sure they’ll love their reading selections, but the activities and gifts are sure to be a hit too!
Additional Reading Resources for Kids
Download my free reading kit for kids that comes with bookmarks, a reading log, and a book report worksheet.
And print off my free What to Read challenge card to help your child choose new genres so they can possibly discover a whole new series of books to love!