My oldest child, Ben, started reading this year. As a teacher (on childcare leave), I’ve always tried to inspire his love of reading and have read to him nightly since he was 3 months old. As the summer days go by, I want to keep Ben, his little sister, and the baby (who just turned 1) interested in books. When I was offered a chance to try out the Children’s Book of The Month Club, I jumped at it. I had asked the company to pick books for me and we were delighted at their selection. They chose Shel Silverstein’s Runny Babbit (I LOVE Shel Silverstein), a Judy Moody Chapter Book (which was cute), How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale by Cressida Cowell (very cute longer chapter book), The Secret Garden (such a classic), and First Words (which the baby loves). And our new favorite book, which is Philadelphia Chickens (with a CD) by Sandra Boynton. My kids devoured every book they sent! This makes a great gift for kids (I hope Grammy’s listening!).

The way it works — join now and get 6 books for $2 plus a FREE gift with membership.  Then purchase 4 more books (the prices are low). You can cancel at any time, but who wouldn’t like books coming to the house every month! Click here for more info on how it works.  If you aren’t happy, return your introductory package within 20 days (they’ll pay the shipping).

Thank you to the Children’s Book of the Month Club for providing samples for review.


  1. I never knew such a book club existed!! How fun, convenient, and simple! What a fabulous idea, and it sounds like you had a great introduction. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a cute idea. May I suggest that you start with A Tale of Three? My niece loved it. Its good for reading to younger kids and letting 8 year olds to read to themselves.

  3. Book clubs are great! Just completed the entire Harry Potter series for our 8-year old son. We joined a kids book club when our son was just 6 months old, and have read at least 30 minutes for him every single day, and clearly observe how far ahead of others he is now.

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