You pick topics that matter. We send incredible books. Return and repeat.
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:
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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.
Your monthly membership fee allows your family the opportunity to read and enjoy the books for as long as you want, without committing to buying any of them. We’re different than other try-before-you-buy book clubs that require you to return the books within a certain timeframe or be charged for all of them.
For us, this fee helps cover our curation, shipping, book inventory, and processing costs. Oh, and you’re making a big difference by supporting our 1-for-1 giveback where for every subscriber we donate a membership to a wonderful foster family.
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. On either plan, you can keep up to five books at home and send one or all of 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 email@example.com!
Yes! We include an option to buy each book 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!