Frequently Asked Questions

What if I already have the book? We believe in sharing and giving back to the community. If you take a picture of the book being gifted to someone else (we suggest a local elementary school!) and tag #littleheirloombooks on Instagram, you will receive 10% off your next box.

How are the books selected?  We go through hundreds of different books looking for books we feel share important messages and values along with vivid, beautiful illustrations.  We want it to be a book with staying power and one we hope you’ll want to pass down for generations.

What is your return policy? Unfortunately, once you receive the box, we cannot take it back because of our relationships with our distributors.  However, if it’s a matter of the book being a duplicate, take a picture of you gifting it to someone else and tag us on Instagram.  We will then give you 10% off your next box.  If you want to cancel before the box ships, contact us through our website and we will be happy to work with you.

What are the subscription options?  Our Adventurer box is priced at $49.99 and contains a newly-published hardcover picture book and an heirloom quality good.  You can also get The Storyteller box with two hardcover picture books for $34.99.  If you have more than one child and want an extra good, you can choose the Sibling Addition option to add one to your current box for an additional $24.99.

What ages are the boxes best suited for?  Currently, our box is best suited for children between the ages of 3-8.  Be on the lookout in the future for toddler and middle-grade options.

What is your auto-renewal and cancellation policy?  Renewals take place on the 25th of each month in preparation for shipment on the 15th of the following month for as long as your subscription is valid.  If you choose to cancel, please do so before our shipment date, which will be the 15th of each month. We hope you’ll be back!

Can I skip a box without cancelling my subscription?  Yes.  You can skip a month by logging in to your CrateJoy account and clicking the "Edit" button on the left by your subscription information.  On the next page click the button that says, "Skip Renewal."  Be sure to confirm the change and you'll be set!  

What if I have more than one child?  Do I need two boxes?  You can choose our Sibling Addition option for $24.99 to receive an extra good without having to receive the same book twice.

What is the shipping cost?  Do you ship internationally?  Our shipping cost for The Adventurer box is $9.99 within the United States, $16.99 to Canada, and $24.99 to the rest of the world.  Our shipping cost for The Storyteller is $7.99 within the United States, $16.99 to Canada, and $24.99 to the rest of the world.

When will my first box ship?  Our boxes ship between the 15th and 18th of each month.  For instance, if you order between March 22nd and April 18th, you should receive your box between April 17th and April 22nd.  Any orders after this will be rolled over to the next month.  If we have surplus boxes from previous months, you can find them for sale on our website and we’ll ship to order.

What comes in a box?  Our Adventurer box contains the selected book for the month along with a carefully curated good to take your experience beyond the book.  We also provide a Storyteller box with the same newly published title as that month's Adventurer box, along with a backlisted title that we feel pairs well with the values in the primary book.  There is also an option for you to purchase a Sibling Addition in case you have more than one child or want to share with a friend!

How are the goods selected? Supporting small businesses and local community is very important to us!  Our books are all sourced through our local indie bookstore, Page158.  The goods are chosen based on exceptional quality and potential for open-ended play.  All goods are sourced from small businesses.  Each month's choices are centered on a theme that will teach positive values and uplift your entire family.

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