We Love Literati

Subscription boxes are becoming more and more popular amongst Millennials, and I’m a sucker for the ones that are just too perfect for my kids. So far we have subscribed to Kiwi Crate, Mel Science, and Literati. We are also looking into Bits Box, which teaches coding to kids ages 6-12.

One day back in September, I saw an ad on Facebook for Literati. I was so excited about it and shared it.  I thought it would be a nice Christmas present for my girls.  But then I saw another ad. for it that offered $25 credit,  and I just couldn’t pass it up. So I signed us up.

because book worms become butterflies Literati subscription box
I LOVE their tagline “Because bookworms become butterflies.”

Here is a video of us unboxing our first Literati box:

I chose Club Sage, which is perfect for most kids age 7-9. The club was spot-on for us! The books we got were perfect for my daughters.

How it works is very similar to other subscription boxes. Actually this one works just like Stitch Fix. By the way, if you have been meaning to try Stitch Fix, that link is my unique referral link and if you sign up with it you will get a $25 clothes/styling credit.

Literati’s subscription cost is $10/month, and your card on file (or linked Paypal account) is automatically charged prior to your box being sent. When you receive your box, you have 7 days to decide what you want to keep. Anything you want to return you mail back in the pre-paid envelope included.

It would benefit you to keep at least one book, since your subscription cost goes towards  whatever you keep. We were instantly in love with every single book we received, so we decided to keep them all. The total cost of keeping all the books we received was $43.87. Since I had already paid the $10 and had a $25 credit, I only paid an additional $10.

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Actually for some reason my Facebook credit was not applied to my October order, so I contacted Literati and asked them to please just add it to my account, because I was sure I would be able to spend it in November!  

I honestly adore everything about Literati. But one of the coolest things about it is that you’re not overpaying one cent for any book, because not only do they always match Amazon prices, they usually beat them. And you don’t even have to go on Amazon and look up each book to see this, because they show it to you right on the receipt.

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If you buy all the books, you also get an additional 5% off your total order.

I was really impressed by all the books Literati sent us, and my girls were overjoyed.

They immediately did multiple pages in the paint by sticker book, so I knew we weren’t going to be returning that one!

Over the next week they finished the entire book. They were quite obsessed with it, and wanted to make every sticker line up as perfectly as possible.

This activity book was perfect because I had just put together a short mosaic lesson for them only a couple weeks before. They kept talking about how their pages looked like mosaics. They were so proud that. after learning about mosaics, they were able to create some themselves.

Mia (7) had already read half of Heartwood Hotel, when we had checked it out of the library last Spring, so I knew it was a good reading level for her. We had had to return it because I renewed it so many times we reached our limit. She was excited to see it and said that now she would be able to finish reading it.

But first, she decided to read The Wild Robot. She is still reading it, actually. There are 80 chapters, but the chapters are very short. She has been reading just one or two chapters every night, so she is reading it slowly and enjoying the sweet, slow pace of the story. I was pleased to find that it was enough of a challenge for her to help her grow as a reader. She can read it on her own, but it is better if I sit next to her and listen to her read because she often stumbles over words or can’t read them correctly. When I help her, she learns a new word.

Mia is enjoying The Wild Robot so much that we were actually already gifted the sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes.

Lizzie (6) started reading The Infamous Ratsos and it was also the perfect reading level for her. It gave her enough of a challenge but didn’t frustrate her.

But probably my favorite book of all was A Rock is Lively, simply for the sheer beauty of it. It is full of educational facts gorgeously illustrated in a way that is intended to delight all ages. I am a lover and collector of crystals, so I knew all the names of the stones illustrated in the book, but I still learned several facts I did not know. Did you know that birds sometimes eat little rocks in order to help them digest their food?!

I love it so much, I want to get the girls some other books in this series for Christmas. There is A Seed is Sleepy, An Egg is Quiet, A Butterfly is Patient, A Nest is Noisy, and A Beetle is Shy.

Beyond the books themselves,  I was just tickled pink by how well everything was packaged and presented. Besides books, Literati sends a few token extras. I am in love with their posters, and plan to decorate our library closet door (inside and out) with them all as we continue to receive them.

Mia and Lizzie also got beautiful, personalized stickers for each of their books!

This is everything we received in our box:

Literati subscription box: children's books and receipt and stickers
Except for the light-pen for writing secret messages, because the kids ran off with that!

If you’ve been inspired to try out this subscription service for your kids, use my referral link and you’ll get $25 book credit added to your account, just like I did! This is a great incentive to try the box out. You’ll still have to pay the $10 for the first month, but then you will have $25 to spend on books, or save towards the next month. If you don’t like it after the first month or two, you won’t have spent more than $10.

What do you think of Literati? Are you excited to try it out with your kids? We can’t wait for our next box!

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