Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months.
Discover new favorites that inspire a love of reading—new adventures await in every box!
Prime Book Box saves you up to 35% off List Price, and provides the best value on books sold by Amazon.com.
What’s in a Prime Book Box?
Each box contains 2 hardcover books or 4 board books.
Who’s It For?
The age ranges are Baby-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
For babies and the little readers, you’ll get up to 4 board books in your box.
Older kids will get 2 hardcover books (picture books for the younger kids, middle reader books for the older kids).
How Much Does it Cost?
The subscription rate is $22.99 per box, charged at the monthly interval you choose.
It’s a 35% discount on the cover price. If Amazon’s advertised price happens to be lower when your books are shipped, they’ll give you back the difference!
But What If I Already Have the Book?
Amazon will keep an eye on your recent purchase history to avoid books that you’ve already purchased through them. They’ll also give you a notice before your books ship so that you can review what will be in the box.
If you don’t like the selections that month, Amazon provides a list of four alternates that you can choose. If you don’t like any of the titles that month, you can skip it, just like any Prime subscription.
I hope that the Amazon editors make a concerted effort to promote female authors, authors of color, and alternate viewpoints. We shall see!
Where Can I Sign Up?
Prime Book Box is currently only available to Prime members, and those interested must request an invitation on the Prime Book Box web page. I got an email and that’s how I first heard about it. There’s no word whether the subscription box will ever be made available for non-Prime members.
The new subscription box offering also comes shortly after Amazon announced a price increase for Prime memberships—up from $99 to $119 annually. The company cited new Prime features and increased costs as the reasons it will raise the annual Prime fee starting May 11, 2018, for new members and June 16, 2018, for existing members. So now might be the time to join if you haven’t already!
Our first Amazon Prime Kids Book Box opening:
The kids were excited to get a fun mail surprise!
In the future, I will have them help choose the book selections, but I wanted to surprise them the first time.
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen
We may do these as family read alouds or the girls may just read them on their own. These are great for a summer book club!
I requested a 2nd invitation for my son, who’s 8.
We can’t wait for next month!
Learn more about Prime Book Box here:
This sounds like a great idea for my grandchildren!
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Oooh – this looks like so much fun! We are not currently Prime members but when we are able to return to that, I’ll check into this! Who doesn’t love fun mail –especially when it includes new books?
Lauretta Wright says
Crikey – I didn’t even know this sort of thing existed – what a great idea. Especially if it offers a saving of 35% off the list price! Thanks for highlighting :-) Popping over from #SnappedUp
Wendelin Van Draanen says
I’m so delighted to see that my book (The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones) was one of your surprise books. I hope your family enjoys it. Happy reading!
We’re so excited to read it together!
Wendelin Van Draanen says
I hope it leads to great discussions…and some laughter, too!
Mother of 3 says
Ooh! This would make a great birthday gift idea too. I had no idea Amazon had this feature.
Emily | To Unearth says
How fun! I would have absolutely loved this as a kid! We’re neighbors on #HeartEncouragement and #DestinationInspiration today. :)
Michele Morin says
Is there anything better than a box of books in the mail?
Aletha Oglesby, M.D. says
I had not heard about this. Amazon Prime keeps getting better and better, I like that there are so many options involving books and music. The arts feed our hearts, minds, and souls.
Sounds like it’s a good idea, but I question the wisdom of allowing the almighty Amazon to decide which books will be sent.
I choose two from 5 books every month.
Alice V. Walters says
Thanks for the heads up, Jennifer! As a Prime member and grandparent of voraciously reading grandkids, this may be an ideal gift that keeps on giving.
Jessi's Design says
How fun is this?!
Karen Del Tatto says
Wow! Amazon thinks of everything! lol. This is such a great idea!
I didn’t know about it. Thanks so much for sharing.
That’s really cool! I hadn’t heard about that! Thanks!
Wow I love this idea! Books are such a big hit in our house and I can imagine it would be really excited to see what comes in your letterbox every month! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG
Tina at Mommynificent says
I just heard about this recently. Thanks for sharing about your experience at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!