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Lillypost book subscription box for littles: a review

November 3, 2016

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

If the numerous bookshelves filled with dozens of kids books spread throughout our house are any indication, I’ve got two little bookworms on my hand. Isabelle has been a big reader from the minute she could explore the pages on her own and Nicolas wants to do everything his big sister does, so reading books is high up on his priority list (after eating, obviously). Which makes my mama heart oh so proud. I’m a big reader myself and think it’s so important in this day and (digital) age that kids grow up with a healthy love for reading books they can touch and feel.

With how much my kiddos love reading, I was of course super excited when I recently discovered Lillypost, a new monthly subscription service that sends beautiful children’s books right to your door (available in both Canada and the U.S.). They offer two different boxes – a board book box for ages 0-2 and a picture book box for ages 3 and up. And for every box sold, Lillypost will donate one book to a children’s literacy charity. How amazing is that?

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

The books come in the prettiest boxes and each hardcover book is hand wrapped in beautiful, modern wrapping paper. What’s great about Lillypost is that you’re getting a selection of books handpicked by someone else. When I buy books for my kids, I tend to buy ones that appeal to me (even if it’s subconscious) and therefore I’m already passing up on so many amazing options out there. This way your kids are exposed to a much wider range of stories and pictures, since they’re selected by a team of book lovers with varied tastes.

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

The books included in the October picture book box are: “This book just ate my dog!” by Richard Byrne, “Yeti and the Bird” by Nadia Shireen, “Fletcher’s Big Show” by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke, and “A Celebration of the Seasons” by Margaret Wise Brown. Isabelle’s favourite of the bunch is “This book just ate my dog!”, where the book crease eats everything and you have to shake the book to get everyone and everything back onto the pages. So much fun!

The books included in the October board book box are: “Amazing Alphabet” by Annie Simpson, “Find the Triangle” by Britta Teckentrup, “Red Wagon” by Renata Liwska, “I Love You Night and Day” by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Alison Brown, and “Animal Buddies: Puppy” by Roger Priddy. Nicolas’ favourite is the puppy book because he’s currently obsessed with dogs.

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

So what will the subscription service cost you? I’ve including the price breakdown below. For 4-5 hardcover books, it’s such a good deal. (I checked current Amazon / Indigo prices and, had I purchased the books myself, I would have paid almost double!)

1 month: $26 USD / $37 CAD per month
3 months: $24 USD / $35 CAD per month
6 months: $22 USD / $33 CAD per month
12 months: $18.33 USD / $27.50 CAD per month

And to make a great deal even sweeter, Lillypost is offering 10% off any 3, 6, or 12 month subscription using code HAPPYGREYLUCKY at checkout. (One coupon per customer.)

Lillypost subscription book boxes for littles: a review

In this post:

Lillypost book boxes | IKEA toddler bed + cushions (1, 2) | Ferm Living round triangle carpet + cushions (1, 2) | House Doctor toy bins (1, 2) | Anny Who alphabet poster | Tiny Love Design you are my happy poster | H&M twin bedding (similar) + cushions (similar) | Society 6 pillows (1, 2) | Ma Petite Maison house wall shelf

 For more details about our shared kids room, check out this post.

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4 comments

Kate November 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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Sina November 11, 2016 at 12:42 am

You’re very welcome 🙂

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Sara November 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

Hello!
Thanks so much for the review! I just recently found Lillypost and am so excited to get a subscription for both of my kids. You are so right that I tend to pick books I find interesting or like myself and there are just so many good finds out there for kids these days that it’s hard to even begin to discover them all. And of course we end up buying a lot of the same (“If You Give a Mouse…” anyone? Haha) because the characters are recognizable. It will be nice to have a fun surprise of books each month. The grandparents are asking for Christmas gift ideas and I think a Lillypost subscription will be perfect! Do you know how long the coupon code is good for?

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Sina November 11, 2016 at 12:44 am

Oh I’m so glad you’re trying to Lillypost! And I’m completely the same – going with the same characters out of comfort. Isabelle has been asking to read the Yeti book now multiple times a day – over all her other beloved characters like Olivia, Clifford, Peppa, etc. so it is definitely a great idea! And the coupon code doesn’t expire! So definitely a good Christmas gift idea from the grandparents 🙂

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