I’ve posted before about Toygaroo, the Netflix style rental-through-mail program for toys, and today I’ve got another awesome program for you: BookPig. It’s the same idea, but for books! Kids can choose what they want to read (or parents/guardians can choose for them) from a selection of over 5,000 books, delivered straight to your door. Every month you will receive whatever books are next in your queue, just like movies with Netflix. Or, if you don’t want the hassle of having to browse that big of a library and figuring out just what your child might enjoy, you can let BookPig compile a queue for you, tailored to your child’s tastes and reading level. You can keep the books for as long as you like, and return them when your child has finished reading them.
And there’s more: For a short time, you can purchase a $50 credit at bookpig.com for only $24. That’s a more than 50 percent discount! Click here to find out how, but act fast because this deal only lasts for a couple of days.
The books arrive in a fun, colourful package your kids will be excited to rip into, and when you’re ready to ship the books back, you can wrap them up in the same box they came in with the pre-paid return label.
You can easily tell BookPig what you thought of their selection by choosing a feedback sticker every time you send books back. Tell them if what they sent you was too easy, too hard, or whether your child loved or hated the book. This will help BookPig keep your queue filled with books your child will enjoy. As their website says, BookPig is kind of like “your own personal librarian.”
What if you have more than one child? Sign them all up and they can each have their own book queue. You’ll never have to worry about getting books that only appeal to one child; BookPig will make sure that each of your children receive shipments that are appropriate for their interests and abilities.
If you want to know more about how BookPig works, check out their FAQ page. And if you decide to try this, let me know how it goes! I might just have to sign Little Miss up for this at some point, though she does already have her own personal librarian: Her daddy is a real-life librarian and works in a library full-time. Can’t get much better than that!