Not the Same Old Story

Sproutkin book delivery service


Thank you, Mr. Melvil Dewey. Your decimal system has helped millions of families locate the exact books they wanted.

Except for ours. We have no idea what to even look for.

But here with a happy ending: Sproutkin, the latest twist on the box-of-the-month club. The subscription service ships highly vetted books (a combination of classic titles and newer releases) to your home every month.

For 3- to 6-year-olds, each preschooler box includes ten books and a card with questions, tips, and activities to help parents get the most out of every story. Once you’ve turned all the pages, place the books in the box, apply the return label, and ship back to Sproutkin. Can’t part with a favorite read? Keep it for 10 percent off retail.

For littles ages 0 to 3, the infant/baby boxes include two or three board books and an educational toy that corresponds to developmental milestones. Think touch-and-feel books for a 4-month-old or an alphabet story for a 2-year-old. The big difference? The goods in this series are yours to keep.

No need to return a book your kid liked so much he licked it.

Available at sproutkin.com, $25 a month.

Photo: Courtesy of Sproutkin