on the 7th day of christmas my true love gave to me…

I’m totally excited about this one because I have a 9-year-old who inhales books; I just can’t keep her book lust satiated. Excite Books is like the “Netflix of Children’s Books”. Here’s how it works:

  • you choose a plan that works for you, starting at $4.99 a month {for one book} up to $14.99 {for three books + an educational activity},
  • pick a reading level that would most appeal to your child, and bing, bang, boom! you have books shipped to your door.

They come with an extra mailing envelope so when the time comes you can mail them directly to a ….wait for it…. school that is in need of books! Your kid not only gets hand picked books shipped to your door, they get donated to someone in need when they’re all done reading! Genius.

One of you is going to win a set of books of your choice of age group for your kids! Hooray. Some for you, some for someone else. A perfect sentiment for the holiday season!

For those of you who don’t win Excite Books is offering a free trial! Try it, it’s fun.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. To enter the Excite Books Giveaway leave a comment on this post.
  2. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Email me to let me know you’ve posted about it with a link to the post.
  3. If you put the Petit Elefant Button up on your blog you can get an additional entry, send me an email with a link to your blog so I can verify.
  4. If you twitter about it, you will receive an additional entry. Again, email me. This means you can get THREE {total} extra entries for this giveaway! What are you waiting for? Shoo!
  5. Leave only one comment please.
  6. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  7. One winner will be chosen and announced Tuesday, December 22nd on Petit Elefant.
  8. If I don’t hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
  9. Good luck!
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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Debbie Barr :

    Wow, I totally want this for me. I love children’s books. :) Even if I don’t win, I may very well have to sign up.

  2. abby :

    What a great idea! My little boy is really into books right now.

  3. {littlefam} :

    what an awesome idea!!!

  4. Jenna :

    My niece loves books. She would love this. Thanks!

  5. Noelle :

    my 9 year old is at this moment completely engrossed in the ‘guardians of ga’hoole’ series. the weekly trip to the library is engraved in our cars memory. this would be perfect. what a great idea.

  6. MMW :

    What a cool idea – netflix for books! Very very great idea.

  7. Reeva :

    wow how cool is this. …i mean..for the kids of course :)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! i hope i’m chosen as the lucky winner.

  8. Jeanne :

    We always need new books.

  9. Jennifer :

    My 9 yr old has recently really got into reading! I would love to win this for him!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

  10. taterbug :

    There’s nothing I’d rather give my grandchildren than books. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  11. Stephen :

    Merrrrrrry Christmas!

  12. Kimberly :

    I would love to win the 5th grade books (boy) for my son. I have a hard time encouraging him to win and I think maybe if books showed up in the mail he would get excited and want to read them.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    HunnyV “at” Optonline “dot” net

  13. Christina G. :

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. the HeartTongues :

    now this is truly genius. i want to win it; all 3 of my kiddos would absolutely LOVE it.

  15. C. :

    I have to agree that I probably want this more than any child does… this would make my day!

  16. Jenn S. :

    My daughter loves to read and would thoroughly enjoy receiving new books in the mail each month. Thanks for the link!

  17. Danielle :

    What a fantastic program!! This is really great!!

  18. andrea v :

    This looks like a great program. I’d choose the toddler books. thanks
    vickers at comcast dot net

  19. Bhav :

    Oh gosh your 9 year old sounds like my 7 year old. Her room is FULL of books and she reads all the time. I would love to win this for her!
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

  20. Kelly :

    talk about the gift that keeps on giving!

  21. butterflyny :

    Wow! this is a fantastic idea! LOVE it!! Would love to win this for my tot!!

  22. Kat :

    love the concept, kind like a modern spin on the bookmobile that used to visit when I was little

  23. Poulsen Family :

    Wow, I’ve never heard of them before, this sounds like such an awesome concept!

  24. Angel :

    My son also reads books like crazy. He’s 8 and will easily finish 2 novels in a day!
    But with the snow we havent been able to get to the library!

  25. Robin :

    Both of my boys love to read, so this would be a great opportunity to expose them to new and different books.

  26. Beth :

    Awesome!! Pick Me!

  27. Karen Scoffield :

    I love children’s books for my son. Thanks!

  28. Danielle :

    We love books in our house! Especially ones for our little munchkin. Thanks for a great giveaway

  29. Deb :

    This is such a great idea!

  30. Durrett Family Band :

    How awesome! My little 18 monther would love some new books around the place.

  31. Emmi :

    Oh this would be super to win!


  32. JamericanSpice :

    Wow. I love books. I’m a bookworm! This would be soooo cool!

  33. Brooke :

    I have never heard of this. . . what a great idea!

  34. Toystory :

    That’s an amazing concept.

  35. NSMOM :

    I like this idea.

    Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  36. Anonymous :

    My one year old loves to read books with me.
    couponcrazymom00 at gmail dot com

  37. Stuff Smart :

    What a great concept!

  38. Pam :

    WOW this is an awesome giveaway. I have a 12 year old who would love it.



  39. Smiles Across Miles :

    This is so perfect for my kids! They are really into reading and LOVE getting mail! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  40. Ginny :

    What a cool prize!

  41. Alli :

    This would be fantastic for my son! Thaks!

  42. WiJoyMom :

    We’d sure love to win this. We have 2 who can read…there are times I have to tell them to get out of a book…it’s time for something else.

    Our 3rd son is just learning to read.

  43. Lizzie :

    I would love to win this for my baby girl. We just brought her home after she spent her first 2 weeks in the NICU. She was born prematurely so i haven’t had a chance to get her all the things i had hoped to. And with the medical bills piling away, this would really help. My husband is out of work and we had really hoped to make her first holiday super. These books would do the trick! Please give my daughter an awesome first xmas gift!

  44. greatlinda :

    This sounds totally great!

  45. Candace :

    I just had a baby and would love to start building his library :)

  46. noreen :

    we are always at the library getting books, my girls would love this

  47. Liza767 :

    wow my son really wants the magic tree house seres oh he loves reading so much this would be the greatest

  48. robt6 :

    Great prize, enter me please.

  49. Rebecca Baldwin :

    What a great idea to recycle the gently loved books!

  50. Heather :

    We’d love this. We have so many books, and the kinder takes tests at school to get points for reading comprehension. Let’s just say her class goal was 40. She got 200. :-)

  51. lilyk :

    Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

  52. jilshan98 :

    I love Macy’s. Thanks for the awesome contest!

  53. artmarcia :

    My kids are big readers–we would love to win.