Parrot Street Team

5 festival highlights from Chiddingstone and Barnes

We spent 4 full days earlier this month at two amazing children’s literature events. It was great to meet so many families that are as excited about books and reading as we are. So we thought we'd share our 5 most memorable highlights.

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Why a literary festival makes a great family day out

You may think a literary festival would be no place for kids, with lots of long lectures and intellectual discussion but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The breadth and depth of events for children at these festivals is simply stunning. Here's why we love them and are taking a stall at three in the next few months.

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019

The 5 questions we’re most commonly asked

We love chatting about children’s books in general, and our subscriptions in particular. Attending events is a great chance for us to meet parents, teachers and anyone else with an interest in children’s books and reading habits. They’re a great chance for us to listen to what people are saying about reading and our product, but we also learn a lot from the questions that people ask us.

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Our subscriptions in the press

We have been working hard to promote our children’s book subscriptions to new audiences over the past year, so are thrilled to have been featured in two national magazines in the past few months.

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019

Choosing the best children’s books for our subscription boxes

One of the questions we are asked most often is ‘how do you choose the books you send to subscribers?' We are always pleased to be able to reassure customers that we have read (and re-read) every single book we send, plus many more in our efforts to shortlist the most appropriate for our boxes. These are the things that we look for when we’re shortlisting titles.

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Parrot Street on the road this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on and we are in the thick of the Christmas shopping season. We’ve had our busiest ever two weeks phew! It’s exhausting, but the truth is we love getting out and about to Christmas fairs, festivals and shopping markets. As a small online business, these events represent an invaluable opportunity to meet young readers, their parents and grandparents face-to-face.

Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2018

Meet the Parrot Street Advisory Board

We're very lucky to be supported by an advisory board that provides feedback on our book selections and activity packs, discusses topics, themes and techniques appropriate for our age groups, and suggests age-appropriate activities for our packs.

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Who we are: 6 things you might not know about the Parrot Street team

We share a few lesser known facts about ourselves, by way of introduction to our blog!

Posted on Saturday, October 6, 2018