I Can Read! Book Club August 2020 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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I Can Read! Book Club is a monthly subscription that sends new beginner-friendly books! Your welcome shipment will include 2 FREE books, each a $4.99 retail value, for only $1 shipping and handling. Then, each month, they will send 5 paperback books right at your doorstep for $19.95, plus $4.99 shipping to the U.S., Puerto Rico, and APO address.

DEAL: Get 2 Books FREE! Deal applies automatically, just VISIT AND SUBSCRIBE. Just pay $1 shipping!

Everything in my box!

Expect kid-friendly books featuring some of the most beloved characters in the history of children’s literature, many of which are also created by renowned authors and illustrators. All these full-color stories are aimed to help children to develop their essential reading skills. Also, the books are organized and are color-coded depending on the level. There are 6 categories:

  • My Very First: Introduction to Reading – Basic features of print and reading, short and simple sentences, and full-color stories for children at the very first stages of learning to read.
  • My First Shared Reading – Basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations, ideal for sharing with your emergent reader.
  • Level 1: Beginning Reading – Short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own.
  • Level 2: Reading with Help – Engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers who still need some help.
  • Level 3: Reading Alone – Complex plots, challenging vocabulary, and high-interest topics for the independent reader.
  • Level 4: Advanced Reading – Short paragraphs, chapters, and exciting themes for the perfect bridge to chapter books.

There is an included thank you card from I Can Read! Book Club.

The flip side of the thank you card gave us more information on how we can reach their customer service. Unlike most subscriptions from “legacy” companies, I found this subscription easy to manage (and although I haven’t, cancellation is actually easy).

Two of the books fall under the category “Beginning Reading”!

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff ($5.30)

Syd Hoff’s comical, charming illustrations will delight readers young and old alike in this beloved classic I Can Read about a boy and his best friend, a dinosaur. This I Can Read story is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, “It would be nice to play with a dinosaur,” a voice answers, “And I think it would be nice to play with you.” So begins Danny and the Dinosaur’s wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. But Danny can teach an old dinosaur new tricks. It’s the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.

The back of the book introduces us to Danny who loves dinosaurs, and it also explains the different categories of the books. This one has simple sentences for eager new readers.

The illustrations are colorful, so they easily capture the attention of children. The dialogues are simple and easy to follow, plus they’re great for reading aloud.

My kids love dinosaurs, just like Danny in the story, so this one was really a hit with them.

Pete the Cat Goes Camping by James Dean ($7.41)

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes readers along for an outdoor adventure with Pete the Cat!

In Pete the Cat Goes Camping, Pete can’t wait to go hiking, fishing, and eat s’mores by the campfire. But when he hears about the mysterious creature named Bigfoot, Pete can’t help but wonder: Is Bigfoot real?

Pete the Cat Goes Camping is a Level 1 I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

Like the first book, this one is also under Level 1, so it’s perfect for kids who have just started reading.

Each page only has 1 to 2 simple sentences.

Some pages are fully colored and they sure are a delight to look at!

The next 3 books are under My First Shared Reading!

Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ($9)

Go back to school with Biscuit and share the love of reading with your beginner reader! This My First I Can Read book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Biscuit can’t wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in his classroom?

This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it’s perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.

I Can Read books are widely recognized as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik’s Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction, and humour. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, and a fabulous cast of classic characters, I Can Read books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.

This book is a “My First”, which is ideal for sharing with emergent readers.

Inside, you can personalize your book with the provided label box. It also explains more about each book level through an included note for the parents.

It’s another charming story and, this time, it’s about a dog who wants to go to school!

Biscuit, the dog, is too adorable! The sentences were short, describing what’s happening in the story and also includes some dog sounds!

Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor ($2)

Winner of the 2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Fun-loving, mischievous Fox wishes he were a tiger. Tigers are big and fast and sneaky. So he decides to become one!

Soon Turtle and Rabbit are joining in the fun. But will Fox want to be a tiger forever?

In Fox the Tiger, this winning trickster character and his animal friends learn that the best thing to be is yourself.

Fox the Tiger is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. Other Fox books include: Fox Is LateFox and the Jumping Contest, and Fox and the Bike Ride.

Here’s another “My First” book, perfect for emerging readers! It’s a story of a fox who wishes to be a tiger.

This story has a good moral lesson! Using simple words, it teaches kids that being true to themselves is still the best thing to do.

This story is also a fun way of introducing kids to animals!

Going to the Sea Park by Mercer Mayer ($4.99)

Join Mercer Mayer’s classic and beloved character, Little Critter®, and his classmates for some underwater fun as they set out on a delightful trip to the sea park in this My First I Can Read book!

With Little Critter and a charming world of sea creatures big and small, there’s a boatload of fun for everyone!

Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

The sharks on book cover were a bit scary, but that didn’t stop my kids from liking this cute book. Still in the “My First” level, this book is ideal for sharing with emergent readers.

This part of the story teaches kids about the difference between big and small. The simplified story makes it easier for the kids to follow through.

The illustrations are well-detailed. There are also different kinds of fishes that kids can learn about!

This is such a great set of books! All of them have animals in the story!

I Can Read! Book Club is an ideal subscription for new readers! Their books help cultivate a kid’s interest in reading books. There are also different levels to ensure that kids don’t get overwhelmed. We have 5 books in this month’s box and they are all excellently made, from the illustrations to the simple, easy-to-follow text. The stories themselves were are also fun and kid-friendly. My son found them interesting as well! He’s an emerging reader and has enjoyed every single book from this subscription so far!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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