Friday, 13 May 2016

Bookawoo - The kids Book Subscription Box - A review

My children love books and are avid readers, even the Little Man at just five years old reads really well. We were thrilled to be invited to review a Bookawoo box of books.

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Bookawoo is a subscription box of delightful books for children aged from 0 to 11 years. Each month has a new theme designed to encourage children's love of reading and inspire their imagination. The boxes are designed for the child's age and include fun and educational books.

Bookawoo is in Ireland and they ship to the UK. Each box is €26.95 which is approximately £21.22, with an offer of 10% off your first box. You can unsubscribe at any time or send just one box as a gift. Shipping is free.

The Bookawoo box is decorated with words from Dr Zeuss and has the recipients first name on it. My Little Man was so excited to see his name on the parcel. His name was also printed on an enclosed bookmark and on a sheet of stickers which can be given as a treat for reading the books.

My Little Man is five years old and his sister Boo is eight. They were both equally excited about this box of delightful books. The theme this month is Literacy and the books reflect this. Boo is an avid fan of the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton and was utterly thrilled to find not one but three books in the box. Enid Blyton was a writer of literary classics and the Magic Faraway Tree books have been read to and by children since before even I was born! That's more than half a century.

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The Little Man was attracted by the big colourful Dictionary and Thesaurus which teach children all about words and how they work and how you can use them more imaginatively. He also loved the story book The Neighbours with all it's onomatopoeia, he loves making all the sounds that he reads.

He was thrilled to find the stickers with his name on and wanted to use them all in one go! He loved reading his bookmark too.

Both of them got stuck in with reading the books and as I was trying to film them they were both reading at the same time making my job difficult.

I've made a little video of their reactions to the box of books. I know it was addressed to the Little Man but it's a delight that Boo loves the books too. Maybe when they've calmed down a little she will read the bigger books to her younger brother.




Here is a list of the books we had in the box along with a personalised sticker sheet, a pencil and a bookmark. (I have no idea why the Little Man asks his sister if the pencil smells in the video? )

  • The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton
  • The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
  • The Folk of the Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
  • Noisy Neighbours, an I Am Reading book by Nicola Moon
  • Illustrated Oxford First Dictionary
  • Illustrated Oxford First Thesaurus


With a retail value of £41.94 it makes the Bookawoo box excellent value for money. The books were aimed at my five year old and I don't think he would have the patience to read the Enid Blyton books himself, but it won't stop him from enjoying having them read to him. Boo, read them first when she was six and loved them (As you can see in the video, she was really excited to get them in the box.) If you've not read the Magic Faraway Tree books, they are magical stories of fantasy which will capture your child's imagination.

The Dictionary and Thesaurus are full of lovely illustrations and I'm sure they will be dipped into loads. My kids love to learn about new words.

The Little Man has already started reading The Noisy Neighbours which is perfect for his reading ability. It has lots of lovely pictures and a great story, it bridges the gap between picture books and chapter books and help to develop your child's reading confidence.

I'd certainly recommend this subscription box to my friends and family. The joy it brought my two was well worth it and it will continue as we read the books together. (I'm really keen to read the third Faraway tree book as I've not read it before.)

To get 10% off your first box of books please visit www.bookawoo.com


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Disclosure: we were sent a box of books to review from Bookawoo, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 
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