Blog Tour: Little Fun Club Book Box Subscription {Review & Giveaway}

Posted April 18, 2017 by Lori in Books, Posts / 3 Comments Tags:

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About Little Fun Club:

Little Fun Club is a subscription box for children’s books. It’s ideal for kids ages 0-12. When you sign up, your child will receive a box containing three adventurous books every month. The books are tailored to your child’s age, so you can rest assured they will always have quality, age-appropriate reading material. Each book is hand selected for your child, and no two boxes are the same.

How it Works:

  1. Join Little Fun Club and let them know your child’s age so the box can be customized for them. You can include up to three kids per box and they’ll customize it accordingly.
  2. Get three adventurous books every month for as little as $25/month.
  3. Grow with Little Fun Club. As your child gets older, the books change accordingly — so you’ll always receive age-appropriate books for your kids.

Good to Know:

  1. You can add a note to your child’s account with reading preferences so the box can be tailored to their interests.
  2. Shipping is FREE on all boxes.
  3. Little Fun Club selects books based on merit. Books go through a rigorous selection process and are read and reviewed by the Little Fun Club team before being considered.
  4. If you receive a book that you already own, just let Little Fun Club know about it. They’ll replace the book in the next box! You don’t have to return anything.
  5. You can cancel or put your subscription hold at any time.
  6. A Little Fun Club subscription makes a wonderful gift for birthdays, holidays, or just because.

The final product is a box filled with education, fun, and opportunities for positive child development. They make sure each box is just right before it is sent out.

Prices:

1 month – $29/month

3 months – $27/month

6 months – $25/month

You can see what types of books Little Fun Club offers by visiting their website.

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Review:

I was very excited when Dena from Batch of Books contacted me about reviewing this new subscription service. If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably know how much I love subscription boxes. And, of course, I love books. So this is almost a no-brainer. It’s also great because my kids are huge readers and sometimes it’s hard for me to keep up with finding new books for them to read. Plus, since I’m their mom, a lot of times when I suggest a book to them, they completely disregard it. You’d think they’d maybe care about my recommendations since that’s kind of what I do but that means pretty much nothing to them when I’m their mom. So getting some outside help is always awesome! We were all excited for our Little Fun Club box to show up! And we were pretty happy with it when it did.

Here are a few pros I found from this service:

  1. The books were tailored to my kids’ ages and genders. Also, when signing you you can make a note about your kids’ specific likes or dislikes or reading level to help make sure you get books your kids will actually like. (I requested books for an 8 year old girl and an 11 year old boy, both booklovers and advanced readers.) This isn’t an assembly line type of box where everyone is getting the same stuff. And as a parent, I liked that they actually think of my kids when putting it together.
  2. This box includes three books and only books. I love subscription boxes but I do get a little tired of all the little extras. Especially when I don’t always love them. But with this one, I know I’m only getting books and no extra items that will end up just taking up space in my house that my kids won’t let me get rid of even though they’ll never actually play with them. It’s nice to have the option of a book box that focuses only on books.
  3. The books were all nicely wrapped like a present for the kids. This just adds a little something special and makes it all just that much more fun when the kids get to open an actual present.
  4. The creators actually seem to care about the boxes and their customers. Now, I don’t have a lot of personal experience to back this up quite yet but from their website and this blog post specifically, it seems that the creators really want to make something that your kids will love. And if you aren’t satisfied, the really want to fix it. Also, if you already own a book they send you, they’ll replace it with something else in the next box! Without you having to send anything back! That is a policy you will have a hard time finding anywhere else.

And here are a couple of cons specifically from our box:

  1. Two of the books had discount store marks on the pages. This isn’t huge, especially for me, because I often buy books at discount stores. But I also know those big black or red marks bother a lot of people. And honestly, if I were paying for books from a subscription service, I’d be annoyed to find them there as well. I know the prices need to be kept down, especially when they’re covering shipping as well, but I’d like to know ahead of time. (And just to be clear, the books are most definitely new and the website says they always will be, there’s just a mark on the pages like the ones shown here.)
  2. The books were a little young for my kids. They were a little bummed to find two picture books. It makes me think that this service might be more focused on younger kids. But that being said, I think you could easily request books that are up a level from what your kids’ ages might be. Like I mentioned above, they seem very determined to find books that fit well with your kids and seem very open to communication from customers, so I’d recommend being very specific about reading levels and interests, even after you’ve started the service. If something isn’t working, let them know. For my next box, I’d definitely ask them if they could work in more books like Chomp.

 

Here are the books we received:

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I actually think my kids will love them once they try them. The first two look like picture books but the first is The Little Prince Unabridged with amazing artwork and the second follows Charlotte while she and her family visits London and is set up to look like her travel journal on the inside. I think they’ll be really good fits once my kids give them a try.

Overall, I think this is a really good service that seems worth the cost, especially once you consider that they’ll replace a book you might already own, include shipping in the cost of the box, and really want to work with you to personalize the box to your kid’s reading level and taste. I also think that this would make a great gift for newer parents who might not have a big library built up for their kids yet! So make sure you check out their site and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!!

$50 Cash Giveaway | batchofbooks.com

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive $50 in PayPal cash
Open to US and Canada
Ends May 12, 2017

Use the Rafflectoper to enter. Entrants must be 18 or older or have their parent/guardian enter for them. The winner will be chosen randomly. Winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

 

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 17 – The Mommy Island

April 18 – Writing My Own Fairy Tale

April 19 – The Kids Did It

April 20 – Feed Your Fiction Addiction

April 21 – Book Review Mama

April 24 – Homebound but Hopeful

April 25 – Looking Glass Review

April 26 – Kristi’s Book Nook

April 27 – Natasha Reads Books

April 28 – Create With Joy

May 1 – That’s What She Read

May 2 – Tee and Penguin

May 3 – Bookworm for Kids, This Kid Reviews Books

May 5 – Word Spelunking

May 8 – Babies to Bookworms

May 9 – The Tangled Yarn

May 10 – Geo Librarian

May 11 – Savings in Seconds

May 12 – Kid Lit Reviews

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