Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Literati.
There’s no doubt about it: everyone gets a little pep in their step when something exciting comes in the mail.
And when that mail comes in the form of a bright, turquoise box and said box is filled with incredible books?
Introducing Literati, a monthly kids book subscription recommended by thousands of parents of both avid and reluctant readers alike. If you are looking for an easy way to add new, quality children’s books to your home collection, Literati is a must-try service!
Literati is a kids book box subscription that arrives monthly — or however frequently subscribers choose — right to your doorstep. Each box contains five brand new books, a collectible art poster, personalized stickers, and other bookish surprises. The selections in each thematic box are curated by experts and intended to spark imagination, curiosity and a spirit of discovery.
Literati lets families “try before they buy” — meaning, you only pay for those books you love and want to keep (and they beat Amazon pricing, which is a huge win!) With themes ranging from journeys to space to social justice to friendship, each box is meant to thrill and delight young readers.
Literati sent us two boxes, one for my six-year-old and one for my eight-year-old, and both were terrific. My boys delighted in opening each box, leafing through each book, and looking through the other bookish goodies in their boxes, including adorable customized book plates and beautiful collectible art posters.
My six-year-old’s box, entitled Adventure Awaits, was perfect for kids who love imagining that they can take off on fun, unique or exotic adventures right from the safety of their own homes. In addition to the collectible art piece and the themed bookplates, the box contained the following five books: The Raft, by Jim LaMarche, Encounter, by Brittany Luby and illustrated by Michaela Goade, The Sword in the Oven, by Frank W. Dormer, Our Principal Breaks a Spell, by Stephanie Calmenson and illustrated by Aaron Blecha, and, finally, an activity book, aptly titled On the Plane Activity Book, by Heather Alexander and illustrated by Putri Febirana.
These books entranced my son. He loved the adventure that awaited in each story, the simple pleasures that come from sailing on a river or imagining an uncharted future. He also loved the poster created by Marianne Dubuc, as her well-known picture book The Lion and The Mouse, is one of our family favorites. But his favorite part of the box, hands down, was On the Plane. The activities were such a fun treat, and they came right in time for our Spring Break — a perfect time for my little guy to imagine going on an exciting adventure!
I particularly loved my big one’s box as the theme, Vibrant Voices, resonates so much in our home. It also came with books I have read and absolutely loved. The five stories included were: New Kid (a graphic novel) by Jerry Craft; Roll With It, by Jamie Sumner; A Good Kind of Trouble, by Lisa Moore Ramee; The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson; and We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. There was also a stunning poster by Innosanto Nagara, an illustrator whose work I simply adore!
Reading diverse books, especially “own voices” books written by members of the marginalized communities they are writing about, has become hugely important to me, and seeing the beautiful selection inside this box made my heart happy. A majority of these books are, in fact, own voices stories, and each has an important story to convey. Whether the book focused on racism, ableism, Black history, or social justice, each of the books included in the Vibrant Voices box are thought provoking and inspire incredible conversation.
If you are looking to share beautiful, diverse stories with your children, build their home library collections, and ignite their imaginations, you will love bringing Literati into your home each month. And guess what? Now you can get 25% off your first order with Literati. So what are you waiting for? Click here, and get started!
We hope you love Literati as much as we do!