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
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: