We are huge fans of reading, books and imagination here at Tums 2 Tots Online. We are also huge fans of supporting local businesses. So when we were offered the chance to be one of the first recipients of The Secret Book Box new themed subscription book boxes for kids… We (our editor) jumped up and down waving our (her) arms, shouting “pick me, pick me!” It was a no-brainer to add this service to our list of things we love!
The Secret Book Box was created by mama of 3 and award-winning local author, Melissa Delport, and her friend of 15 years, Lauren Arde. While Melissa takes care of finding the perfect books, Lauren’s background is merchandising so she hunts down the wonderful book-related goodies that make The Secret Book Box so very special.
Our box contained –
- An adorable original themed cap (Pink for the girls, black for the boys)
- A little cauldron of goopy slime (great for sensory play)
- A little black cat lip ice (for the older boys a magic trick in its place)
- A themed mug, with a hot chocolate sachet and a bag of mini marshmallows
- A matching themed collectible card and bookmark
- And, of course, the special themed story book (The Wizard of Oz as told by Toto)
How does the book box work?
Every month they announce a new theme. The boxes are put together in line with that theme. You then decide if you want to purchase that month’s themed box. This is a single purchase and is not automatically renewed.
Each box contains one age-appropriate, new release book, sourced direct from the publishers. It will also have 4-5 bookish goodies, guaranteed to delight the young reader in your life.
You order online, with the option of EFT or credit card payment, before the 15th of each month. The boxes go out in the last week of the month.”
There are two different age groups that The Secret Book Box caters to: 5 – 7 years and 8 – 12 years.
This is SUCH a special gift for kids! Charly has gone through stages where each thing in the box is her favourite. We read the book together as a family in a week at bedtime. It was her first chapter book and she LOVED it! Everything is beautiful quality and well thought out.
If you want to order the Deluxe Christmas box, click on the Reindeer below NOW! The boxes are already half sold out!!!