Excite Books

December 3, 2008 by  
Filed under babies, books, games, giveaways, kids, product reviews

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Amira.

Ever heard of Excite Books? It’s kind of like a “Netflix of Children’s Books” where for a monthly fee you’ll receive great books for your kids through the mail. Each time they complete reading a book, they’ll place a sticker on their Progress Calendar and when they’ve filled 12 spots, they can donate Basically how it works is that you sign-up for their free introductory offer and pay only $4.99 shipping + handling and they’ll send you a product sample kit containing:

  • 3 age specific Excite books
  • 1 educational activity
  • 8 free gifts
  • Excite Kids pilot wings
  • Space Shuttle Cockpit Poster
  • Excite Reading Completion Stickers
  • Excite Reading Progress Calendar
  • Movable Propellor Airplane Glider
  • Thank you letter with each order

Then if you’d like to continue with the program, for a low monthly cost you may elect to join for as low as $4.99 a month. When they send you your 12th book, they’ll also include a pre-addressed, postage paid envelope big enough to hold up to 4 lbs of books. You can then decide which, if any, books you’d like to donate to this school in need. The great part is that you can also include your own books by placing them in this envelope.

At first I was a little skeptical because I prefer to select my kids’ books. However, I was impressed with 2 sets of titles we received – 102 Dalmations, Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too, The Emperor’s New Groove, Disney Year Book 2008, Sticker Activity Fun Teddy Bears, & Sticker Activity Tough Trucks. The gifts were pretty great, too – Matching Items Activity, Magic Mix-a-Bubble, & Flying Gliders. The girls were thrilled!

I explained the program to Girlie Girl and she immediately went to her bookshelf and selected a few books to donate. “I don’t read these anymore, Mommy. Someone else might like them.” she said.

It’s a great way to receive great books for your children and to also teach them the importance of helping those less fortunate. Give the gift of learning.

Win it!

How would you like to try Excite Books out for yourself? I have all the items in the above kit for one lucky winner. You even get to select which age group you’re interested in. To enter:

  • Excite Books before midnight, Dec 11th and view a sample their books.
  • Then come back and mention which one is your favorite. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified on Dec 12th.
  • The winner will have 3 days to claim their prize.

For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra credit that you’re doing.

This giveaway is open to US addresses only.

In addition, if you want to start a monthly subscription of your own, you can get a bonus fourth book by entering “4th Book Free” in the Personalized Message field when you submit your order. You may also type in a personal message that will be included with your order for your child.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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148 Responses to “Excite Books”
  1. 101
    Erma says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. 102
    Kathy Conley says:

    It’s Not Easy Being Mean is my favorite one!

  3. 103
    Marie says:

    The first grade books would be great for my daughter!

  4. 104
    Lance Pearson says:

    I would like Franklin Rides a bike.

  5. 105
    Lance Pearson says:

    I’m a subscriber

  6. 106
    Jennifer hedden says:

    Five Shiny Stars

  7. 107
    Jodi says:

    Love the Toddler books, Franklin is one of our favorites.

  8. 108
    Jennifer M says:

    My favorite is “Franklin Rides a Bike.”

  9. 109
    Ed Nemmers says:

    It’s Not Easy Being Mean

  10. 110
    Rosanne Morrison says:

    I like 5 shiny stars toddler book

  11. 111
    Rosanne Morrison says:

    I’m a subscriber

  12. 112
    Steve Scott says:

    I would love the Teen Novels.

  13. 113
    tina hartley says:

    we love to read

  14. 114
    Hesper Fry says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

  15. 115
    Heather C says:

    I’d love Room 207 for the kinder. Thanks!

  16. 116
    Heather C says:

    I subscribed to your feed via google.

  17. 117
    Brenda S. says:

    I like the book Five Minutes Peace.

  18. 118
    Jaye says:

    I love the third grade books. I remember the Goosebumps books were my favorite growing up, and though they might be a bit mature for my brood right now, I’d rather they be able to grow into the books then outgrow them quickly! Plus I can always read to them what they can’t read on their own.

  19. 119
    Jaye says:

    I’m a subscriber. Happy Holidays!!!!

  20. 120
    Dawn fiske says:

    The Giving Tree is my favorite.

  21. 121
    Roseann K. says:

    Franklin Rides a Bike looks like a nice book! Thanks!

  22. 122
    Chrysa says:

    I like Five Shiny Stars. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. 123
    Chrysa says:

    I’m also subscribed to your RSS feed!

  24. 124
    kathy pease says:

    i like the sledding hill :)

  25. 125
    tim brown says:

    It’s Not Easy Being Mean

  26. 126
    Terri L says:

    Fourth Grade Rats looks like a good book.

  27. 127
    Amira M says:

    I love the toddler set of books, my favorite being five minute peace…brings back memories

  28. 128
    bridget says:

    Right away I saw Trucks Trucks Trucks which my two year old son would love – he is obsessed with trucks and trains.

  29. 129
    Veronica L. says:

    I have two little ones that would go crazy over this since they are such huge book readers! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  30. 130
    Erin says:

    This would be great for my son. The my first words book would be so nice now. He loves when i read him the words and show him pictures. Thanks!

    Twitter: @erinjeany

  31. 131
    Erin says:

    I have your button on my blog sidebar.

    Twitter: @erinjeany

  32. 132
    Erin says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

    Twitter: @erinjeany

  33. 133
    Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    What a novel idea! My daughter would love any of the books in the first and second grade category.

  34. 134
    skena megahed says:

    I liked the 2nd grade books

  35. 135
    Steph says:

    My favorite was the Tigger Movie book.

  36. 136
    Kate says:

    Franklin Rides a Bike is my favorite!

  37. 137
    Michelle H. says:

    I have kids in various age groups, but would probably choose the toddler group.

  38. 138
    Veronica Garrett says:

    The Sledding Hill is my favorite.

  39. 139
    Peggy Gorman says:

    The Giving Tree is a wonderful book,thanks for the awesome contest

  40. 140
    Marcy Strahan says:

    The Giving Tree is one book I would really like to share with the kids.

  41. 141
    Miranda Allen says:

    the giving tree

  42. 142
    Donna K says:

    I like Judy Blume-Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

  43. 143
    Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber

  44. 144
    Donna K says:

    I put your button on my blog.

  45. 145
    Kailani says:


    Congratulations! You are the winner of the Excite Books giveaway at An Island Life. Please contact me within 3 days with your mailing address to claim your prize. Thank you for your participation.

    Happy Holidays!

  46. 146
    Shelf Talk says:

    For those looking for further inspiration for gift books for younger readers this year, the public librarians (aka the original Netflix for Children’s books) who blog at Shelf Talk have posted several lists of recommended titles. Take a look!

  47. 147
    Austin says:

    Hello everyone. Thanks for commenting and checking out ExciteBooks.com. I would love to have all of you as customers and the Free Trial is still avail. Pay only shipping ($4.95) and get 3 books, 1 educational activity, 8 free gifts. Congrats to the winner and hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. http://www.ExciteBooks.com

  48. 148

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