Pick from over 30 topics that encourage your child’s social-emotional learning and help them process major life changes.
Want to read your books for a week or 3 months? Go ahead. You do you. Just send them back (or buy the ones you love) to get more!
You can buy our gently-used books at huge discounts—often lower than Amazon and sometimes 50-70% off the list price!
Our reusable shipping bags are guaranteed 40+ shipments, reducing our impact on the environment.
I knew Storytime was exactly what I needed when my daughter started bringing up characters from books we received. She would remember Allie from "Allie All Along" or Nilson from "No Fits, Nilson!" to talk about how she's feeling. It really helped her gain control of her emotions.
Courtney M. --Virginia
We love the flexibility in sending back the books. We have shelves (and shelves and shelves) of kids books but are asked to read maybe five of them regularly. We really don’t want extra clutter in the house, but know how important it is to read a lot of books. With Storytime, we can keep or buy the books that really resonate with him, and send the other books back for something new. And, bonus — when we get new books delivered, he’s so excited to read them!
Alicia C. --Texas
We read all of the books the first night, and [our daughter] loves all of them. Thanks for the perfectly curated grouping!!! She was so excited to open the bag that we had to open them on the front door step, lol.
Lori G. --Massachusetts
Pick your Storytime plan:
Pick your plan after requesting your first shipment. Create an account now to view Storytime's themes and see if they're a good fit for your family first.
Storytime Light is $20 per month. You earn one shipment credit per month for 4 books. You can keep the books for as long as you want with an active subscription. Regardless of how long you keep the books, you continue to accrue a shipment credit per month, and unused credits roll over. Any time you send all 4 books back, you can pick new themes. Once you have another shipment credit available, we'll send the books as soon as you want!
Storytime Unlimited is $39 per month. You get 4 books at a time. Hold on to the books as long as you'd like. Send 1, 2, 3, or all of the books back whenever you’re ready, and we’ll replace as many as you send back right away! There's no limit to how many shipments you request. As a special perk, you also get a free book credit for every 6 months of membership! You can redeem a book credit by simply keeping one of the books you love from your shipment.
We currently offer two age ranges: 3-5 and 5-7. With that said, our collection mostly consists of early and advanced picture books. We know children who are both younger and older than those age ranges and absolutely love picture books, so join if your child does!
Have mulitple kids, but in different age groups? No problem! Simply pick an age group for each book on your shelf. We're happy to mix and match age groups with each shipment!
Our team reviewed thousands of books to find the best of the best (and we’re reading more every day). Of these, about 20% ultimately make it into our collection. We don’t have special deals with publishers on books we select. We truly scour anywhere and everywhere to find the best books we can.
As long as you want with an active membership! Feel free to read and enjoy the books as long as you’d like. Send them back when you’re ready for more.
If you find a book you just can't part with, you can buy it at the displayed discount and open up a new slot on your virtual bookshelf immediately to request a new book!
Absolutely! Once you create your account, you'll be directed to your virtual bookshelf. From there, you can peruse the topics we offer to see if they're a good fit for your family. You won't be prompted to start your membership until you request your first shipment.
We have a growing collection of topics that cover values, big events in your child’s life, and skills your child is learning. We choose our topics based on customer feedback and we're feverishly reading books to add more topics! If there’s a topic you wish we had, just scroll to the bottom of your virtual bookshelf and enter your suggestion or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Yes! We include an option to buy each books in your bag. Because many of them are gently used, we offer them at steep discounts—often lower than Amazon and sometimes 50-70% off the list price!
Want to give the gift of a bookshelf that constantly refreshes—without the added clutter? Give your loved one a gift membership, and they can pick topics that matter, get hand-picked books delivered to their doorstep, and send them back for a refresh.
We believe that every child deserves a parent like you. That’s why every month your membership will automatically sponsor a gift membership to a loving foster family supporting a child in care. Studies show that these youth face challenges with social-emotional learning, often due to trauma and neglect experienced early in life. We sincerely hope that foster families (true heroes!) can use Storytime as a tool for encouraging their children’s social-emotional growth and make a positive difference in the lives of children everywhere.
Know a great foster family in the Los Angeles area? Nominate them for a sponsorship by emailing us at email@example.com!