Literati Kids Club Sage Box Review + Coupon – November 2018

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Literati is a monthly book subscription box for children that works similar to Stitch Fix. For a monthly fee of $9.95, you’ll receive 5 books to try out for a week. You can purchase the ones you love and return the rest (in totally new condition) in the enclosed prepaid mailer (shipping is free in both directions).

You can get 5% off when you decide to keep all the books! There are also categories for each age bracket: Club Neo is for newborn to 1 year; Club Sprout is for children ages 2-3; Club Nova is for kids 4-6, and Club Sage is for those 7-8 years old.

This is a review of the Club Sage box. 

The featured illustrator creates new artwork for the monthly themes. This month’s illustrator is Isabelle Arsenault.

A full-size print comes with the box, along with free shipping. Although I don’t love that the fee doesn’t apply to a full box purchase, this makes it more worth it.

They included a sheet to help us label the books, and let others know that they’re ours when we decide to keep them.

The information sheet lists the titles with a brief description for each.

There’s also a listing of the book prices. If you decide to keep everything, you’ll get 5% off. The subscription has a $9.95 non-refundable fee. According to Literati “it covers shipping both ways, allows the curators to invite a new world-renowned illustrator each month to draw personalized bookplates and a unique print for members, and covers other themed surprises that are included in the box.” Since the print is now full size and high quality, we are digging that change. It includes the shipping back and forth too.

There’s also a padded mailer if you want to return some of the books. You can also return your own gently read books (up to five total in the mailer) for donation.

DEAL: Get $25 in account credit to put towards books when you sign up! USE THIS LINK to get the deal.

There’s also a personalized card and note from Literati.

In it is a bit of information on how this box and its contents came to be. I like the way they penned this letter as it is inspiring to read.

As a bonus, we received a Tangram Puzzle!

It’s a Chinese puzzle piece set that allows you to form different shapes and figures.

It’s an info card about the five books sent to us for Club Sage for kids aged 7-8 years old.

There is also a bookmark with reviews about the books included.

Here are all the Great Minds that Literati have pooled together. They are good sources of inspiration!

Inside the booklet are messages of knowledge for young readers. The authors were asked what book inspired them the most.

Each person who was interviewed for this mini mag also provided a book suggestion. First up is Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She suggested Girls Who Code: The Friendship Code.

Next is B.J Novak of The Office. He suggested I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book.

Amy Tan, the author of The Joy Luck Club, has an interesting response to the question and her choice for this month’s box is a title that we all love: The Little Prince!

Another Great Mind featured in this mini mag is Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google. His curation includes The Wild Robot and Madeline.

Susan Cain is known for the Quiet Revolution and her inspiring TED Talk. I love her choice of book, No Flying in the House!

Everything in the box!

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown ($11.51)

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown


Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is–but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants.
As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home–until, one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Any story with robots is interesting for us! This one didn’t fail us because it’s not just fun but touching too. Except for some dark scenes, this book is overall a good read!

It comes with beautiful illustrations that get kids even more hooked with the story.

No Flying in the House by Betty Brock ($5.99)

A funny and fantastical novel about a young girl who makes a life-changing discovery about who she really is. Perfect for fans of The Tail of Emily Windsnap—or anyone who has wondered if they might have some magic in them.

Most little girls have parents to take care of them, but not Annabel Tippens. She has Gloria, a tiny white dog who talks and wears a gold collar. Annabel never thought it was strange that she had Gloria instead of real parents. Until one day a wicked, wicked cat named Belinda comes to tell her the truth—she’s not just a little girl, she’s half-fairy!

And she can do lots of things that other kids can’t do, such as kiss her own elbow and fly around the house. But being a fairy isn’t all fun and games, and soon Annabel must make a choice. If she chooses to be a fairy, she’ll have to say good-bye to Gloria forever. But how can she decide between her newly found magic and her dearest friend?

This one is a timeless story about the girl who could kiss her elbow (and we all know that’s impossible!).

Just like the story, the artwork looks like a classic. It’s an easy and enjoyable read!

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery ($12.49)

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard’s translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry’s unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry’s original artwork. Combining Richard Howard’s translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

Another classic is The Little Prince! It’s a voyage of plumbing the mysteries of life in an innocent way that encourages and teaches children and adults alike.

This edition includes restored illustrations and it’s really beautiful. It’s perfect!

Girls Who Code: Friendship Code by Stacia Deutsch ($12.27)

A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code.

Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after-school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a workgroup with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.

Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help in translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!

With diverse characters and a relatable story, this book is a new favorite!

It tells us the basics of coding and at the same time imparts a lesson about friendship.

Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book by Shel Silverstein ($11.94)

Full of wit and twisted humor this notorious Shel Silverstein classic is a book you won’t want your children to read!

Written for adults only, Shel Silverstein—the popular children’s book author—presents a humorous satire of alphabet books filled with ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn.

It’s a funny book, but we’re not sure if it’s really our speed.

See what we mean? This is an interesting take on the alphabet!

Since this is actually my husband, I don’t know if we want to give the kids any crazy ideas!!  ? Ok, it was all pretty funny.

This month’s Literati selection is a combination of classics, new favorites, and humorous reads. I like that the titles added were chosen by thought leaders. We loved all the books, but The Little Prince is definitely our favorite! It’s something the kids and I can read together over and over again!

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