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

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