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Introducing More Lasting Favorites: Book Bundles for The Play Kits by Lovevery

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Stories for—and inspired by—your growing child

Lovevery is thrilled to announce its new Book Bundles for Play Kits subscribers. 

You asked us for support with some of the big moments in your child’s early years, like going to the dentist, potty learning, the challenge of sharing with a sibling, or a temporary separation from you.

Our Book Bundles are additional book titles available with each Play Kit, priced at $18 per Bundle. This is our way of partnering with parents to support deep social emotional learning and cognitive development for the exact stage your child is in right now.

How to add on Book Bundles to your Play Kits Subscription

New Play Kits subscribers can add Book Bundles as they set up their Play Kits Subscription. Current Play Kits subscribers can add Book Bundles to their subscription in the “Subscription” section within their Lovevery account.

For instructions on adding Book Bundles to a new Play Kits Subscription, view this video.

For instructions on adding Book Bundles to an existing Play Kits Subscription, view this video.

As an active Play Kits Subscriber with Book Bundles added onto your subscription, you will receive access to shop Book Bundles from previous Play Kits. More information can be found here.

We’re so excited for you and your child to discover your new favorite books together ❤️ For a sneak peek of the stories, check out Book Bundles for 0-12 months, Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3. You’ll also find our Book Bundles FAQs here.

The right stories for right now

The benefits of reading with your child are well known, and having the right books for each developmental stage makes storytime even more meaningful. Our Book Bundles tell stories of getting ready for the day,  making good choices, taking healthy risks, and making a new friend.

Montessori-inspired real experiences

Research shows that babies and young children learn the most about their world from books with real-life photography. According to Montessori philosophy, the time between the ages of 0 and 3 is the sensitive period for needing to understand the world as it is; young children are not yet ready to take in the nuances of fantasy and illustration. Our Book Bundles help your child make sense of their own experiences. We loved partnering with families to co-create many of these new stories, inspired by your lives.

Stories to raise more inclusive children 

Our Book Bundles feature people from many identities and communities—including disability, race, religion, and family structure. When children see people like themselves represented in their books, they gain self-esteem. When children see people who are different from themselves in their books, they gain respect and understanding. Lovevery stories provide thoughtful reflections of many kinds of lived experiences, and help build children’s self-concept and empathy by providing positive representations of so many children and families.

Books they’ll want you to read again and again

The special part about the Lovevery books is that they are written at your child’s level and reflect real-life experiences back to them. Young children are captivated by seeing blood on a skinned knee, poop in the potty, strong emotions, spilled milk, and another child their age in the dentist’s chair. Stories like these help your child prepare and process emotions about their own life. 

Thanks to generous feedback from our customers, we know what matters to your child: the right length, the right vocabulary and number of words per page, and the kinds of photographs that engage and excite your child. All of our research and testing ensures that these are books your child will want to read again and again.

Sneak Peek at Our New Stories for Every Stage

Book Bundles for 0–12 Months

The Looker Play Kit for Weeks 0–12

  • ‘What Do You See, Baby?’ Board Book
  • ‘What Do You See, Baby?’ Board Book
  • ‘What Do You See, Baby?’ Board Book
  • ‘What Do You See, Baby?’ Board Book

‘What Do You See, Baby?’ Board Book

Captivate your baby with high-contrast black-and-white images—just right for their developing eyesight.

  • ‘High Contrast, Baby!’ Board Book
  • ‘High Contrast, Baby!’ Board Book
  • ‘High Contrast, Baby!’ Board Book
  • ‘High Contrast, Baby!’ Board Book

‘High Contrast, Baby!’ Board Book

Explore high-contrast geometric shapes for visual development and begin building language comprehension.

  • Wall Decals (Set Of 7)

Wall Decals (Set Of 7)

Charming high-contrast removable wall decals hold your baby’s attention during diaper changes or play time.

The Charmer Play Kit for Months 3–4

  • ‘Life Around Me’ Board Book
  • ‘Life Around Me’ Board Book
  • ‘Life Around Me’ Board Book
  • ‘Life Around Me’ Board Book
  • ‘Life Around Me’ Board Book

‘Life Around Me’ Board Book

See the world as your baby sees it, with playful sound words and repetition. 

  • Animal Wooden Book
  • Animal Wooden Book
  • Animal Wooden Book
  • Animal Wooden Book

Animal Wooden Book

Connect animal sounds with colorful images as your baby begins to see the world in color.

Dimensions: 4.75″ x 4.75″

The Senser Play Kit for Months 5–6

  • ‘Hi, Baby’ Board Book
  • ‘Hi, Baby’ Board Book
  • ‘Hi, Baby’ Board Book
  • ‘Hi, Baby’ Board Book

‘Hi, Baby’ Board Book

Babies love seeing other babies! Explore happy faces and greetings in several different languages.

  • Silicone Sensory Book
  • Silicone Sensory Book
  • Silicone Sensory Book

Silicone Sensory Book

Introduce your baby to new colors and textures on every page.

Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ 

The Inspector Play Kit for Months 7–8

  • ‘Peek-a-Boo’ Board Book
  • ‘Peek-a-Boo’ Board Book
  • ‘Peek-a-Boo’ Board Book
  • ‘Peek-a-Boo’ Board Book

‘Peek-a-Boo’ Board Book

 An introduction to a lift-the-flap book, teaching your baby the concept of object permanence.

  • ‘I Love You All the Time’ Board Book
  • ‘I Love You All the Time’ Board Book
  • ‘I Love You All the Time’ Board Book
  • ‘I Love You All the Time’ Board Book

‘I Love You All the Time’ Board Book

Remind your baby how loved they are—no matter what their mood is —with a sweet lesson in the rhythms of language and lots of baby faces to gaze at.

The Explorer Play Kit for Months 9–10

  • ‘Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow’ Fabric Book
  • ‘Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow’ Fabric Book
  • ‘Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow’ Fabric Book
  • ‘Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow’ Fabric Book

‘Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow’ Fabric Book

A fun, interactive way to practice fine motor skills and learn about caring for the environment.

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 9″

  • ‘Squish!’ Mini Board Book
  • ‘Squish!’ Mini Board Book
  • ‘Squish!’ Mini Board Book
  • ‘Squish!’ Mini Board Book

‘Squish!’ Mini Board Book

Experience the fun of food with a book made for little hands.

The Thinker Play Kit for Months 11–12

  • ‘My First Words’ Board Book
  • ‘My First Words’ Board Book
  • ‘My First Words’ Board Book
  • ‘My First Words’ Board Book

‘My First Words’ Board Book

Practice some common first words in a sweet story about a toddler’s day.

  • ‘Baby Math’ Board Book
  • ‘Baby Math’ Board Book
  • ‘Baby Math’ Board Book
  • ‘Baby Math’ Board Book

‘Baby Math’ Board Book

A fun introduction to math concepts with varying textures to keep your child engaged.

Book Bundles for Year 1

The Babbler Play Kit for Months 13, 14, 15

  • ‘Colorful Foods’ Board Book
  • ‘Colorful Foods’ Board Book
  • ‘Colorful Foods’ Board Book
  • ‘Colorful Foods’ Board Book

‘Colorful Foods’ Board Book

A fun way to practice color recognition, featuring many happy children and a rainbow of foods.

  • ‘Where is Crew’s Shoe?’ Board Book
  • ‘Where is Crew’s Shoe?’ Board Book
  • ‘Where is Crew’s Shoe?’ Board Book
  • ‘Where is Crew’s Shoe?’ Board Book

‘Where is Crew’s Shoe?’ Board Book

Lift the flaps along the way to find the missing shoe; your toddler will work to predict outcomes while using their fine motor skills.

The Pioneer Play Kit for Months 16, 17, 18

  • Mini Board Books (Set of 4):
  • ‘Being Silly’ Mini Book
  • ‘Many & Few’ Mini Book
  • ‘Big & Little’ Mini Book

Mini Board Books (Set of 4):

‘Being Silly’ Mini Book 

‘Many & Few’ Mini Book 

‘Big & Little’ Mini Book 

‘Messy & Clean’ Mini Book 

Introduce big concepts in mini books, playfully designed to help your toddler understand contrasts and math concepts.

  • ‘Opposites’ Board Book
  • ‘Opposites’ Board Book
  • ‘Opposites’ Board Book
  • ‘Opposites’ Board Book

‘Opposites’ Board Book

Your child is now ready to understand more complex concepts like the difference between open and closed, over and under, and other pairs of opposites.

The Realist Play Kit for Months 19, 20, 21

  • ‘Ready to Go: Pee’ Board Book
  • ‘Ready to Go: Pee’ Board Book
  • ‘Ready to Go: Pee’ Board Book
  • ‘Ready to Go: Pee’ Board Book

‘Ready to Go: Pee’ Board Book

Help your child’s potty learning with a story about another child experiencing the feelings around a potty accident and the pride of successfully peeing in the potty.

  • ‘Ready to Go: Poop’ Board Book
  • ‘Ready to Go: Poop’ Board Book
  • ‘Ready to Go: Poop’ Board Book
  • ‘Ready to Go: Poop’ Board Book

‘Ready to Go: Poop’ Board Book

Volume two of this set explores the emotions that come with taking the next step in potty learning—poop! 

The Companion Play Kit for Months 22, 23, 24

  • ‘Leo & Melody at the Farm’ Board Book
  • ‘Leo & Melody at the Farm’ Board Book
  • ‘Leo & Melody at the Farm’ Board Book
  • ‘Leo & Melody at the Farm’ Board Book

‘Leo & Melody at the Farm’ Board Book

Explore a day at the farm through this beloved sensory book that includes touch, scent, and lift-the-flap.

  • ‘Things I Can Do’ Board Book
  • ‘Things I Can Do’ Board Book
  • ‘Things I Can Do’ Board Book
  • ‘Things I Can Do’ Board Book

‘Things I Can Do’ Board Book

Build self-confidence and gross motor skills while having fun mirroring other children in action.

Book Bundles for Year 2

The Helper Play Kit for Months 25, 26, 27

  • ‘Olivia Goes to the Dentist’ Board Book
  • ‘Olivia Goes to the Dentist’ Board Book
  • ‘Olivia Goes to the Dentist’ Board Book
  • ‘Olivia Goes to the Dentist’ Board Book

‘Olivia Goes to the Dentist’ Board Book

Prepare your child for a visit with the dentist with this reassuring social story featuring Olivia and Dr. Helen.

  • ‘More Opposites’ Board Book
  • ‘More Opposites’ Board Book
  • ‘More Opposites’ Board Book
  • ‘More Opposites’ Board Book

‘More Opposites’ Board Book

Your child is ready for more complex concepts now, and you may soon start to hear them reciting along as you read together.

The Enthusiast Play Kit for Months 28, 29, 30

  • ‘A Visit with Captain Shelby’ Board Book
  • ‘A Visit with Captain Shelby’ Board Book
  • ‘A Visit with Captain Shelby’ Board Book
  • ‘A Visit with Captain Shelby’ Board Book
  • ‘A Visit with Captain Shelby’ Board Book

‘A Visit with Captain Shelby’ Board Book

This is high drama for your 2-year-old! Look inside a real-life fire engine, join Captain Shelby as she puts out a small fire from a safe distance, and learn practical fire safety tips.

  • ‘When You Love a Living Thing’ Board Book
  • ‘When You Love a Living Thing’ Board Book
  • ‘When You Love a Living Thing’ Board Book
  • ‘When You Love a Living Thing’ Board Book

‘When You Love a Living Thing’ Board Book

It’s hard for a young child to know how to be gentle with bugs, pets, plants, and their habitats. This beautiful lift-the-flap book shows a child’s caring relationship with everything from the chickens across the street to a worm on the sidewalk.  

The Investigator Play Kit for Months 31, 32, 33

  • ‘How Can I Help?’ Board Book
  • ‘How Can I Help?’ Board Book
  • ‘How Can I Help?’ Board Book
  • ‘How Can I Help?’ Board Book

‘How Can I Help?’ Board Book

This playful rhyming book helps your child see that helping to clean up, saying please and thank you, and practicing good table manners feels good because it builds great relationships with people around us.

  • ‘This is Not Your First Book’ Board Book
  • ‘This is Not Your First Book’ Board Book
  • ‘This is Not Your First Book’ Board Book
  • ‘This is Not Your First Book’ Board Book

‘This is Not Your First Book’ Board Book

Before a child learns to read, they need to become familiar with ‘print concepts.’ This playful book points out how much your child knows about reading even before they start. 

The Free Spirit Play Kit for Months 34, 35, 36

  • ‘A Day at the Beach’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘A Day at the Beach’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘A Day at the Beach’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘A Day at the Beach’ Hardcover Book

‘A Day at the Beach’ Hardcover Book

Empathy is not something your child naturally knows how to do. It is a skill that must be practiced. When Ana throws sand and it gets in Mateo’s eyes, she realizes that ‘making it right’ is part of an apology.

  • ‘This or That’ Board Book
  • ‘This or That’ Board Book
  • ‘This or That’ Board Book
  • ‘This or That’ Board Book

‘This or That’ Board Book

This interactive lift-the-flap book follows a set of twins as they choose their hairstyles, clothing, and breakfast  to help get them through their morning routine.

Book Bundles for Year 3

The Observer Play Kit for Months 37, 38, 39

  • ‘Alora Makes a New Friend’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Alora Makes a New Friend’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Alora Makes a New Friend’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Alora Makes a New Friend’ Hardcover Book

‘Alora Makes a New Friend’ Hardcover Book

When Alora befriends Pearl at the park, she demonstrates that even young children can identify and communicate their own boundaries.

  • ‘A Haircut for Lunar New Year’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘A Haircut for Lunar New Year’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘A Haircut for Lunar New Year’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘A Haircut for Lunar New Year’ Hardcover Book

‘A Haircut for Lunar New Year’ Hardcover Book

Sometimes the prospect of a new experience—like a haircut—can feel overwhelming for a 3-year-old. With support from his older brother, Kai finds out that it isn’t so bad after all.

The Storyteller Play Kit for Months 40, 41, 42

  • ‘The Naming Ceremony’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘The Naming Ceremony’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘The Naming Ceremony’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘The Naming Ceremony’ Hardcover Book

‘The Naming Ceremony’ Hardcover Book

Haley’s family is overjoyed to honor their 3-year-old daughter with a delayed Simchat Bat. But just as Haley receives her Hebrew name, her beloved stuffed penguin goes missing.

  • ‘Honored to Help’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Honored to Help’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Honored to Help’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Honored to Help’ Hardcover Book

‘Honored to Help’ Hardcover Book

At this age, your child understands that you’re still there even when they can’t see you, but they don’t yet grasp the concept of time. This book about a parent’s deployment helps your child prepare for periods of separation, no matter how long.

The Problem Solver Play Kit for Months 43, 44, 45

  • ‘Measurement Day’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Measurement Day’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Measurement Day’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘Measurement Day’ Hardcover Book

‘Measurement Day’ Hardcover Book

This is a story about conflict resolution and compromise as a brother and sister argue over a measuring tape found in the toy bin. 

  • ‘You Decide’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘You Decide’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘You Decide’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘You Decide’ Hardcover Book

‘You Decide’ Hardcover Book

 Children are learning that the decisions they make now can affect what happens next. This choose-your-own-path book helps your child make the connection between a choice and its consequence.  

The Analyst Play Kit for Months 46, 47, 48

  • ‘You Can Do It’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘You Can Do It’ Hardcover Book
  • ‘You Can Do It’ Hardcover Book

‘You Can Do It’ Hardcover Book

Healthy risk is the sweet spot just beyond a child’s comfort zone. Two children—one who goes a bit too far, and the other who hesitates to try—meet in the middle on a playground climbing structure.

  • ‘The Sleepover’ Board Book
  • ‘The Sleepover’ Board Book
  • ‘The Sleepover’ Board Book
  • ‘The Sleepover’ Board Book

‘The Sleepover’ Board Book

This story about a sleepover at Nani and Nanu’s house helps your child process the feelings that can come with separation. Unfamiliar surroundings can feel like a big deal to a young child, even for just a short time. 

Book Bundles FAQs

How can I order the Book Bundles?

Our Book Bundles are available for our Play Kits Subscribers. New Play Kits subscribers can add the Book Bundle as you set up your Play Kits Subscription. Current Play Kits subscribers can add the Book Bundles to their Play Kits Subscription in the customer portal once they’ve logged into their Lovevery account. Once you’ve added the Book Bundle to your Subscription, you will receive additional stories with each of your Play Kit shipments automatically.

How can I purchase Book Bundles from previous Play Kits?

As an active Play Kits Subscriber with Book Bundles added onto your subscription, you will receive access to shop Book Bundles from previous Play Kits.

When you are logged in, you can purchase previous Book Bundles within the “More Playthings” section under “Shop” or within the “Subscriber Shop”, which is located in the “Subscription” tab of your account.  Please note that you will receive access once your next Play Kit has shipped.

You must have a Lovevery account and be logged in to purchase these additional Book Bundles. If you have never logged into Lovevery before, you may not have an account. You can create an account here.

For step-by-step instructions on how to access and purchase previous Book Bundles, view this video.

How do I create a Lovevery account?

If you have never logged into Lovevery before, you may not have an account. To create or activate your account, click on “Sign In” in the top right corner of Lovevery.com. Then scroll down to the section “New to Lovevery?” and click “Create Account” and follow the instructions. If you have an existing Play Kits Subscription, use the email associated with your subscription purchase. Once account creation is complete, you can now manage your Play Kits Subscription, see upcoming orders, as well as access additional playthings and Book Bundles within “More Playthings” and the “Subscriber Shop”, when logged in.

Can I order the Book Bundles if I’m not a Play Kits subscriber?

At this time, our Book Bundles are available only to Play Kits subscribers because our subscribers were asking for more books. The Book Bundles complement the play essentials and existing books in the Play Kits and ship more sustainably by being included in The Play Kits box you’d already receive 💚

How do you choose the families, themes and topics you feature in your books?

We created these books based on what our community said was most important to them ❤️ The stories were also informed by child development, equity & inclusion, and Montessori research.

We get to your child’s level to understand what they’re curious about, what skills they’re ready to build, and what transitions they may need help exploring. What real pictures do they want to see? What does success mean? What physical book features will keep them engaged and learning during storytime? Just like all of our play products, we iterate, edit, and test our stories with families like yours to make sure they’re the stories your child will want to read and revisit again and again.

We ask for parent feedback and story ideas to make sure we’re creating meaningful stories that your child can relate to and get excited about. We co-created some of our Book Bundle books with families after they reached out to our Cofounder and CEO, Jessica Rolph, about their child’s unique story. In many cases, we were able to explore  many stories through the lens of relatable transitions —making a new friend, getting a first haircut, or getting ready for school in the morning. We’re honored to celebrate our customers’ stories with these books. 

We work closely with the families in our books, and with equity & inclusion experts, to make sure we’re respectfully representing a range of lived experiences. Our goal is to create books that accurately  reflect what each child is experiencing. When children read first-person stories with realistic  photos, feelings, experiences, results, and characters,  they gain self-esteem from seeing people like themselves reflected, and become more respectful playmates when making new friends.

Montessori philosophy encourages the use of real photos to connect your child with their experiences. While whimsical cartoons can be fun and eye-catching, your child is able to connect the concepts they’re learning during storytime to their own life when they can see real children  reflected on the pages. We use real photos, and inspiration from real families in our Book Bundles—and all of our books—to bring you and your family a learning experience that’s representative, inclusive, meaningful, and…so much fun 💜

We’re so excited for you to discover these new books!

Do the Book Bundles include any kind of Play Guide?

Many of the Book Bundle titles include a note from our Cofounder and CEO, Jessica Rolph, that will help provide more background on the developmental stage your child is experiencing and share what inspired each special story.

I’m interested in purchasing the Book Bundles from a previous Play Kit. How can I do that?

You’ll be able to view and purchase Book Bundles from any earlier Play Kits once you’ve logged in to your account at Lovevery.com. Book Bundles purchased separately from the Play Kits subscription will include a $5.95 shipping fee in the U.S and a $9.95 shipping fee in Canada. (Book Bundles that ship with The Play Kits are included in The Play Kit packaging with no additional shipping cost.)

I purchased previous Play Kits at checkout. How do I get those Book Bundles?

You can purchase Book Bundles from these Play Kits at Lovevery.com when you log into your account. Book Bundles purchased separately from The Play Kits Subscription will include a $5.95 shipping fee.

I recognize some of the book titles from older versions of The Play Kits. Why did you move them out of The Play Kits?

Some of these book titles were well-loved by families and were offered in earlier versions of our Play Kits. We created the Book Bundles to allow families the option to get more books beyond the one that is included with each Play Kit.

Does this mean there aren’t any books in The Play Kits anymore?

Every Play Kit includes at least one book that’s also tailored to your child’s exact stage of learning. Our Book Bundles allow us to offer support for more transitions and skills your child is exploring during each developmental window.

How much do the Book Bundles cost?

Each Book Bundle costs $18, with no additional shipping cost if it is purchased together with your Play Kits Subscription. A shipping fee of $5.95 applies if the Book Bundle is purchased separately from The Play Kits Subscription. Each Bundle includes at least two titles, in addition to the books that are already included in The Play Kits. Each Book Bundle includes stories that were specifically written for the developmental changes your child is experiencing at that stage.

What if I only want some of the Book Bundles with my Play Kits Subscription?

When you add the Book Bundles to your Play Kit Subscription, they will automatically be included in all future Play Kit shipments. If you’d like to remove the Book Bundle from an upcoming shipment, you will remove the Book Bundle from all future Play Kits you and your child receive. You can add the Book Bundle back to your Play Kits Subscription at any time.

Can I order only one of the books in the Book Bundle?

The Book Bundles are available as a set only, not as individual titles.

I paid for my Play Kits with the Prepay & Save discount. How can I add the Book Bundle now?

You can easily add the Book Bundle to your Prepay & Save Play Kits Subscription by logging in to your account at lovevery.com. Once you’ve added the Book Bundle to your subscription, you will receive the two additional titles with each of your Play Kit shipments automatically.

Does the Prepay & Save discount apply to the Book Bundle?

No, the Prepay & Save discount is limited to The Play Kits Subscription.

How can I add the Book Bundles to a gifted Play Kits Subscription?

Whether you’re gifting a Play Kits Subscription or you’re receiving one, we’d love to help you add Book Bundles. Please reach out to our Customer Experience Team for assistance.

Do these books ship at the same time as my Play Kits? Will it have its own tracking information?

Yes, your Book Bundle will ship with your Play KitS, in the same box to reduce packaging waste 🌱 Your Book Bundle will share tracking information with your Play Kit.

What materials do you use to make your books?

Many of our Book Bundle stories are board books made with recycled paper and soy-based ink. Soy-based ink makes paper more recyclable (because de-inking is easier), utilizes a renewable resource (soybean byproduct), and creates significantly less air pollution and hazardous waste compared to petroleum ink.

Some of our Book Bundles for babies feature materials with textures different from paper, such as silicone and fabric, for an engaging and interactive storytime experience.

Can I return the books?

Please review our return policy in our FAQs and our Terms of Use for more information. The complete Book Bundle must be returned unaltered. If you purchased a Prepay & Save Subscription with the Book Bundle and decide it’s not the right fit, you will be refunded the purchase price of The Play Kits and Book Bundles that you have not yet received and will forfeit any prepaid discount.

Will you launch new books in the future?

We are constantly listening to your feedback and ideas. Stay tuned for more exciting updates 🤩

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