Parrot Street Team

Business as usual at Parrot Street

It’s been a very strange and unsettling week, but as we all adjust to our new normal, we wanted to reassure our subscribers that it is business as usual at Parrot Street HQ.

Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Parrot Street in 2020: 5 things we’re looking forward to this year

This month marks the second anniversary of our first boxes being shipped and we can’t help but reflect on just how far we’ve come in the last two years. It’s been quite a ride!

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Why subscriptions make a perfect Christmas gift

Subscriptions make wonderful gifts as they continue to be magical for months or even years after they’re given. But you don’t need to just take our word for it. We were thrilled to see Parrot Street Book Club featured in two recent magazine features highlighting the wonders of gift subscriptions.

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Where to see us (and do your Christmas shopping) in November and December

Books make the BEST gifts! Not only that, but our packs, which include a brilliant children’s book and accompanying activity pack, make perfect stocking fillers. If you’d like to get your hands on one, check out this list of shopping events that we’ll be at over the next few weeks.

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Parrot Street in the press!

We were thrilled to be featured in the recent Little London Schools Guide and thought it would be nice to do a round-up of some of the other great articles about books and reading that it included.

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The summer events that have been keeping us busy

We’ve spent 4 full days outside at events over the past month and we’re extremely grateful that the weather was so kind to us. There’s no doubt that being so busy made navigating all the usual end of term commitments with the kids that much trickier. But we’re so glad we did it and had great fun in the process.

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019

What do you get in a Parrot Street Book Club pack?

One of the things that makes our kids book subscription unique is that there is more to it than just books. We also believe there’s more we can do to get kids thinking and engaging more deeply with what they’re reading. Our carefully curated monthly parcels are designed to take the reading experience beyond the page.

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019

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