BookCase.Club now has a subscription for children of all ages – the Kids BookCase Club! Starting at $9.99 each month, you’ll get a monthly shipment of handpicked books that you and your kids will surely love. Each BCCKids case comes with three handpicked children’s books, chosen to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity.
You can customize the subscription depending on your child’s gender and age range. Available age categories are newborn to 2 years old, 2 to 4 years old, 5 to 6 years old, 7-8 years old, and pre-teen.
This is the review of the pre-teen box!
The books were wrapped with Bookcase Club tissue paper.
Everything in my box!
Meet Pipper, food blogger, world traveler, and best friend to a tight group of canine companions. Join her on her tail-wagging adventure in search of the secret ingredient to the perfect treat. Meet her loyal friends and the characters she encounters as she gallops across desert dunes in a camel race, pedals her way through the streets of Paris, chases through the cars of the Orient-Express, joins rock-and-roll fans at Katz’s New York deli, and climbs the Inca Trail, all with Bumbles Brug on her tail. Contemptible Bull Bogus, who is determined to find the secret ingredient first, hired the clumsy flunky Bumbles to do his dirty work. Will Pipper succeed and keep the secret ingredient from the paws of Bumbles and Bogus? And what surprise awaits when she returns home from her travels? This Snoutz adventure is better than a T-bone on a desert island after a romp in the waves. For ages 8+.
We easily noticed the pyramids on one of the photos on the back cover. There are also other places featured, which got my kids really curious!
The front cover has a side flap that includes a story synopsis.
The author’s writing style is quite catchy and engaging. Some pages include colored illustrations along with the text.
Then, there are pages with full illustrations with awesome details and colors. These helped my kids understand the story more!
This book is great for kids who love to explore! Reading this is a journey in itself, we really enjoyed it.
Bramble Heart by Henry Cole ($16.71)
From the beloved illustrator and author of A Nest for Celeste comes Brambleheart, a beautiful tale about nature, imagination, and how love is the greatest thing we build. With stunning black-and-white artwork and a gorgeous package, Henry Cole’s animal fantasy adventure harkens back to Brian Jacques’s Redwall and Avi’s Poppy series.
In the Hill, animals work as Weavers, Smelters, and Carvers—but Twig doesn’t know who he wants to be. He tries very hard in all his classes, but his imagination wanders to his favorite books or the delicious mayapples growing beyond the scavenge yard . . . and then he loses his focus. After Twig makes a big mistake in front of everyone, he sets out on a secret journey to discover himself. But as he wanders deeper into the Yard than he’s ever wandered before, Twig finds a curious colored globe. A dragon’s egg—which hatches in front of his eyes.
Now protecting the baby dragon is all Twig wants to do. But when he learns that his secret might hurt others, he’s forced to make a choice between his place in the world and the feelings in his heart.
The cover is a bit plain, with just green leaves as a background. But don’t be fooled! This book packs a lot of life lessons, hidden in the pages!
Like most books, this one has the story synopsis on the side flap of the front cover.
We like the little illustrations scattered all throughout the book. They look more like black and white sketches but they look pretty awesome.
This is a really great story. The book deals with self-discovery. It teaches kids that they aren’t worthless just because they don’t know what they want in life yet and that they just have to find their passion. It tells them that there will come a time where they will know their purpose and worth. It’s a really amazing story!
Bayberry Island by Henry Cole ($10.89)
In Henry Cole’s beautifully illustrated sequel to Brambleheart, reminiscent of Brian Jacques’s Redwall and Avi’s Poppy series, Twig’s fantastical adventures continue as he and his animal friends set sail to reunite Char with his dragon family.
Twig never thought he would leave the Hill again. But now Twig and his friends Basil and Lily find themselves on a dangerous journey downriver to bring Char home.
Unsure of where they are going, or how far they will travel from home, the crew will have to work together and find their sea legs if they want to stay afloat. Will they survive the catastrophes nature throws their way and find Char’s mysterious island home?
The back of this book features a stunning illustration of the sea.
Reading the synopsis got the kids super excited to read the whole thing in one sitting.
Like the second book, this one has black and white illustrations. They look amazing, really.
This book follows an adventure about friendship and how real friends would go through great lengths for each other. A really good book and a great way for my kids to learn the value of a friendship that’s real and true!
This month’s BookCase Club pre-teen books are, so far, the best bunch we’ve received! One book is filled with adventures and the other is about valuing friendship. If we have to pick a favorite, it has to be Bramble Heart. It has such an encouraging message for kids, and even for kids at heart! All in all, we love this book subscription and we’re happy because they consistently send us awesome titles. ‘Til the next box!
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