Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Butterfly Books?
A: Butterfly Books is a children’s book subscription service. Every month, we send quality books to children and teens across Canada.
Butterfly Books wants to grow a love of reading in children and teens by making getting a book an exciting event. We want to connect kids and teens with great books they might not find otherwise. We want to save parents the time and effort of trying to find the right books. We want people to be able to buy a gift they can feel good about giving.
How do we make getting a book exciting? We wrap it and add a personalised message. Then we mail it right to the child’s mailbox. So each month children can look forward to the day their package arrives in the mail. And when they unwrap their package, they find a book chosen just for them, about the things they love.
Butterfly Books also has a blog that recommends children’s books. The books we choose for the subscription service will always be different from the ones we recommend on the Butterfly Books blog. Packages from the Butterfly Books subscription service will not include therapeutic books.
Q: How does it work?
A: Just choose a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription and answer a few questions about the child. We’ll use the answers to choose a book for each month of the subscription. Every month, the child will receive a gift wrapped book in the mail.
Q: What will the child receive?
Q: Can I choose when the subscription starts?
Q: How do you choose the books?
A: Butterfly Books chooses books that both parents and children can feel good about. Each book has been carefully chosen for its quality, content, language, and characters. We look for books that reflect the Canadian experience, which means choosing books that reflect diversity. Parents can trust that the books their child receives will be both enjoyable and appropriate.
Q: What if I want to know what books you choose before you send them?
Q: Do you really choose different books for each child?
Q: If I'm buying a subscription as a gift for someone, how will they know about it?
Q: What if I'm giving the subscription as a gift and I don’t know what kind of books the child likes?
Q: How can I pay for a subscription?
Q: Can I pay monthly?
Q: Does the price include tax or is that extra?
Q: How much do I pay for Shipping and Handling?
Q: When will my order be shipped?
We’ll send the order on the same day each month so the child will know when to expect their book!