Storytime Book Club

A lot of community and public libraries are closed right now because of  COVID-19.  And... in the school districts that switched to virtual learning only... many school libraries are closed as well.  These closings are an unfortunate side effect of the pandemic.  For many children, these libraries were their only access to free books and literature.  Some libraries are finding ways to get books to their patrons, but that's not always the case.  

The creators of the Storytime Book Club recently contacted me about a sponsored post.  They wanted to pass on some information about their new subscription service.   This subscription service/book club helps parents find books for their children to read without having to rely on a library that may or may not be open at any given time.  When you join the Storytime Book Club, you will receive an assortment of books delivered to your house.  You and your children can read the books for as long as you'd like and send them back when you're done.  Then you can select themes for your next book assortment.  It's an interesting concept and one I think you should check out.  Keep reading for more details about this new book club!

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(This is a paid sponsored post from Storytime.)

Hi, we’re Jared and Brandi. We’re a husband-and-wife team who recently started the new monthly children’s book subscription, Storytime. After taking classes that emphasized how critical social-emotional skills are for a child’s success in life, and reading studies about how books help develop strong social-emotional skills, we had our ‘aha’ moment. We set out on a mission to help parents easily find books to develop the skills their children need for success (while also being a pleasure to read!).

Our goal is to help you build a dynamic and diverse bookshelf. Diverse in the characters they see; the voices they hear; and the experiences they feel. Children’s books are a way for them to comprehend what’s going on around them and an opportunity for parents to talk about these issues. That’s why we created Storytime.

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Storytime Delivers the Best Children’s Books for Life Lessons That Matter to You!

Books Build Better Humans

The research is clear: Books build better humans. Developing social-emotional skills early in a child’s life is a key ingredient for future success: Better educational attainment; better economic outcomes; and better mental and physical health. On top of that, stories teach new words, actions, and complex concepts. Oh, and let’s not forget, parents and children bond and engage more with physical books than e-books. This is why Storytime matters.

Here’s how a Storytime membership works...

  1. You pick four topics you care about.
  2. We send an excellent book for each topic to your door. 
  3. Read your books as long as you’d like.
  4. Buy the ones you love (for a big discount!) or send them back to us to get more books.

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A sneak peek at a Storytime member’s virtual bookshelf. Members request four topics, and Storytime sends great books to match. Members choose from a wide variety of topics, like those shown above: ‘Fierce Girls,’ ’Sharing,’ ‘Global Cultures,' and ‘Black Lead Characters.'

Members choose from a wide variety of topics, including...

  • Social-emotional skills, such as empathy, sharing, and friendship;
  • Major life events, such as dealing with loss, going to school, or having a loved one with memory loss;
  • Basic skills, such as counting, shapes, and numbers; and
  • Things your child loves.. like dinosaurs! (Because who doesn’t love dinosaurs?)

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Storytime has read through thousands of books, and only 20% or so make it into our collection. You’ll always receive exciting books with great stories and illustrations. You can get one shipment a month for $20 or unlimited shipments per month for $39 (for those voracious readers!). Most shipments include a collective savings of $20+ over Amazon prices, helping the service pay for itself.

Storytime Can Help You...

  • Tackle what’s happening in your child’s life. Sharing with a sibling. Learning about friendship. Helping process the loss of a loved one. Going to the dentist for the first time. Storytime provides access to books on a wide variety of topics when your child needs them most. It warms our hearts when we hear from a member that their child modeled the good behavior of a character from one of the books we sent.
  • Expose your child to topics you might otherwise not talk about. Our Storytime families love that Storytime pushes them to talk about topics they otherwise wouldn’t have had the time or energy to seek out. Rather, they can proactively introduce their kids to important topics, like diversity, world cultures, and disabilities, so their kids are better equipped to handle these life experiences when they happen—instead of after.
  • Get an unlimited bookshelf while minimizing the clutter. Sometimes books don’t resonate, or sometimes you just need a book talk about something that’s happening at that time (Who really wants to keep potty training books forever, right?). Storytime families get access to hundreds of books, keeping their storytime routine fresh while minimizing the amount of clutter around the house.

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Storytime cares about sustainability and uses reusable shipping bags for book deliveries to and from your doorstep.

Storytime is right for you if…

  • You love unique children’s books with great stories and illustrations. We don’t have special deals with publishers; we don’t buy the same books in bulk that we send to every subscriber, and we don’t buy books just because they’re cheap. Rather, we search high and low to find books with incredible stories and beautiful illustrations—the best of the best. Those are the books we buy.
  • You want flexibility in returning books. We don’t have due dates or late fees. You’re free to enjoy and read your books as long as you want. You’ll continue to earn shipment credits every month (which don’t expire!), and you can use them when you’re ready for more books. (Or, for the real bookworms, join our unlimited plan to have unlimited shipments every month.)
  • You love a great deal. You can buy any of the like-new books in your bag—often at 50-70% off the book’s list price.
  • You care about the environment. We knew we’d be sending books back and forth lots of times, so we send them in reusable bags designed for the long haul. We’re guaranteed to get 40+ shipments out of our bags, reducing our impact on the environment.
  • You love supporting companies that give back. We believe that every child deserves a parent like you. For every subscriber, we donate a Storytime membership to a foster family.

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Learn more about Storytime at our website:

Try Storytime for free!

We’re offering Kelly’s Classroom Online followers your first month of Storytime for free!
No minimum commitment; you can cancel any time. Just use the code KELLYSCLASSROOMSPECIAL at checkout. We hope to send some incredible books your way soon!

So... what do you think?  Is the Storytime Book Club something that would be of interest to you and your children?  What questions do you have about the book club?  Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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