Kids BookCase.Club January 2020 Subscription Box Review & 50% Off Coupon – PRE-TEEN

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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!

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There’s a holiday-themed card on top!

The books were wrapped with Bookcase.club tissue paper.

They all arrived in great condition!

Everything in the box!

The Key To Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd ($12.88)

Dream Big. Be Extraordinary.

Everyone in Emma’s family is special. Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians–every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream.

For Emma, her own dream can’t come soon enough. Right before her mother died, Emma promised that she’d do whatever it took to fulfill her destiny, and she doesn’t want to let her mother down.

But when Emma’s dream finally arrives, it points her toward an impossible task–finding a legendary treasure hidden in her town’s cemetery. If Emma fails, she’ll let down generations of extraordinary ancestors . . . including her own mother. But how can she find something that’s been missing for centuries and might be protected by a mysterious singing ghost?

With her signature blend of lyrical writing, quirky humor, and unforgettable characters, Natalie Lloyd’s The Key to Extraordinary cements her status as one of the most original voices writing for children today.

This story is indeed an extraordinary one. The fun, cartoonish illustration on the book cover easily caught the attention of my kids!

The book flap has the story synopsis, while the endpaper features various flower names and their meanings!

It’s a great book pick for middle graders who love fantasy and mystery. The characters are quirky and we can’t help but get attached to them!

The author is truly a master of magical realism. She was also able to inject such realistic emotions and relationships that give the story a great balance.

With the author’s exemplary storytelling style, the prose flowed seamlessly and the dialogues easily kept my kids engaged.

The Book Of Chocolate by HP Newquist ($10.99)

Chocolate . . .
– Its scientific name means “food of the gods.”
– The Aztecs mixed it with blood and gave it to sacrificial victims to drink.
– The entire town of Hershey, Pennsylvania was built by Milton Hershey to support his chocolate factory. Its streetlights are shaped like chocolate Kisses.
– The first men to climb to the top of Mount Everest buried a chocolate bar there as an offering to the gods of the mountain.
– Every twenty-four hours, the U.S. chocolate industry goes through eight million pounds of sugar.
– Its special flavor is created by a combination of 600 to 1000 different chemical compounds

Join science author HP Newquist as he explores chocolate’s fascinating history. Along the way you’ll meet colorful characters like the feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who gave chocolate trees to the Aztecs; Henri Nestlé, who invented milk chocolate while trying to save the lives of babies who couldn’t nurse; and the quarrelsome Mars family, who split into two warring factions, one selling Milky Way, Snickers, and 3 Musketeers bars, the other Mars Bars and M&M’s. From its origin as the sacred, bitter drink of South American rulers to the familiar candy bars sold by today’s multimillion dollar businesses, people everywhere have fallen in love with chocolate, the world’s favorite flavor.

Who doesn’t love chocolate? We’re big fans and we’re so delighted to receive this book that’s all about chocolates!

This book shares the history of chocolate, how it was discovered and spread and loved across the world!

Each page is full of trivia, accompanied by a few related photos. One of my kids’ favorite trivia from the book is about how the cocoa pod inspired the trademark Coca Cola bottle!

We thoroughly enjoyed this comprehensive book. It’s one of the best food-related books my kids have read so far!

From the first people who discovered chocolate to the present where it already has different varieties, they were able to discuss it thoroughly through this book. Chocolates are indeed the best. Even adults who love chocolate or are studying about food and drink would find this book awesome.

Zentangle For Kids by Beate Winkler ($10.99)

Get tangled up in creativity!

Meditative drawing has many benefits, from increasing focus to relaxing a busy mind. While drawing these abstract, structured patterns calms the mind, it’s also a ton of fun! Zentangle for Kids offers a fun and accessible way for kids to experience the calming and creative challenges of this popular style of drawing. Children can easily get started all on their own, with easy step-by-step instructions that show exactly how to build a drawing. Certified Zentangle Teacher Beate Winkler brings several well-known artists who share their favorite designs to inform and inspire. This beautiful and charming entry-level book is the perfect tool for children to begin their exploration through the world of Zentangle.

Lastly, we got an activity book! It helps bring out the kids’ creativity through drawing!

There are easy-to-understand explanations and step-by-step instructions about how the patterns in the book work.

Here’s a sample pattern! It’s called Winkbee, created by Beate Winkler from Germany.

Aside from the guide, there are also tips and tricks to make your drawings better!

We’re thrilled with the variety of books in our Pre-Teen box this month! There’s a beautifully written novel, an interesting food-related book, and a fun activity book, and we all enjoyed each of them. My kids simply can’t pick a favorite because the books are all good! If you’d also love to build a home library for your children, this subscription is a great way to start!

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