Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Corinne Schmitt
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 subscriptions 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 both in terms of age ranges 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 Clubs 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! Some subscriptions have options for mixed boxes which is helpful when you have children of different ages and don’t want to pay for two 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 2 and another for 2 to 6 year olds.
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.
Lillypost (Newborns – Age 7)
Created by parents with a passion for literacy, not only are each month’s books carefully curated but each box shipped is matched with a book donation to a child in need.
Choose a box with 4 board books, 3 picture books, or one board book and two picture books. Then, decide on a month-to-month plan or longer prepaid term to get discounts. Books are up to 70% off the retail price so you’ll always be getting a bargain!
Tiny Humans Read (Newborns – Age 8)
Designed to make storytime memorable. Each book in the box comes gift wrapped and bonus storytime 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)
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 each 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 books, 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.
Our Little Book Club (Newborns – Age 12)
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 deliver (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.
Kid Curated Books (Newborns – Age 14)
For newborns through age 14. If you ever receive a book you already own, simply donate the book to your local library and receive a $5 credit towards your next order.
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.
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!