You may remember that a few weeks ago, I posted an unsponsored review of Literati Kids Book Clubs. That review served as a broad overview of the company, as my older daughter and I learned more about it in general. Today, I’ve got Round 2 of our honest Literati reviews! We received our second Literati Kids box last week, and I thought that this time, I’d focus on the variety of books they send you and their price points, as well as the ease of the return process (if you choose to take advantage of it). After all, I think the “try before you buy” aspect of Literati Kids is what sets it apart from other children’s book subscription boxes! Read on for more about the variety of books, prices, and return process!
A big thank you to Literati for sharing this book box with our family in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions of this book are my own.
Before we dive in, a few basics: Literati has book clubs for both adults and children. We received a children’s chapter book box, but with the children’s book clubs, you received personalized and age appropriate books for your child(ren) ages 0-12. We opted for chapter books since we’re out of the board book stage and are swimming in picture books, but I’m guessing the details are similar.
We received five books in our most recent Literati Kids box (no matter the book level, you’ll receive 5 books): My Haunted House, Trouble at Table 5: The Candy Caper, Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off, A Boy Called Bat, and Laugh-Out-Loud Ultimate Jokes for Kids. As always, we received a few book-related “treats” in our box too, including a book-inspired art print. Once again, the personalized book nameplates were a HUGE hit (and have already been placed in our books).
While last time, my second-grader was excited to keep everything, this time I encouraged her to think critically about which books she thinks she really wants to read (as I wanted to give the return option a try). She immediately grabbed My Haunted House, declaring it a perfect Halloween read-aloud, and Trouble at Table 5: The Candy Caper. We’re almost done with Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream, so we’ll give My Haunted House a try soon! And I’ve had my eye on the new Harper Chapters book series from Harper Kids, so I was thrilled she kept Trouble at Table 5, so that we can see how those are. She chose to send the other 3 books back.
As you can see, the books we received were a wide variety of genres, targeted a variety of interests, featured a variety of characters, and were a variety of lengths. While I wish my daughter had chosen to keep A Boy Called Bat, because I selfishly want to read that one, I let these be her choices… It’ll go on my library list!
And as for the returns? Super easy! You just pop whatever you don’t want in the box they came in, seal the box with the enclosed tape, and cover the original mailing label with the included prepaid postage label. I opted to drop our return box off at the post office, but I could have simply left it on our porch to be picked up by our mailman.
We will still receive one more Literati Kids book box next month, so my Round 3 review will focus on our overall impressions of Literati Kids, as well as the price points of the books we’re receiving. Let me know if you have any other questions about this wonderful company that I can cover next month!