Why this subscription for your 12 to 14-year old?
Our Macaw subscription is perfectly pitched for this age group, helping kids to keep enjoying high-quality books whilst respecting that their reading habits have matured.
Subscribers are offered the choice between two great books each month, reflecting their growing independence and giving them the opportunity to chart their own reading adventure.
However, you may like to super-size the subscription and opt to receive both books every month (select ‘Two books’ above).
"My son loves the books you send. The Macaw subscription has really challenged him in terms of themes, styles of book etc., which is exactly what we were hoping for."
~Chris, happy subscriber
What's in each monthly box?
Managing the subscription
Our monthly book choices are shared in an email to the account holder on 2nd of the month. You simply need to click a button to pick your book.
Additionally, we can send this email (plus notification of dispatch and the subscriber exclusive competition) to the child if they have an email address.
You will be able to share the child’s email address after the subscription has been set up.
TWO CHILDREN OPTION
Buying for siblings?
Our 'Two children' option is only suitable when both children are in the same reading group.
Every parcel will be addressed to them both and they will receive two of everything except the book itself which can be shared.
If the siblings are in different reading groups they will each need a separate subscription so that they can receive books that are suitable for their reading and interest level.
For guidance, we say that our Parakeets are roughly 5 to 8, Cockatoos 8 to 12 and Macaws 12 to 14 years old.
Want to start reading immediately?
You might like to consider adding one of our previous subscription boxes to your order, which will be shipped straight away.
The first box in your new subscription will be sent the month after you subscribe.
The fact that the books are wrote by authors that aren't so well known is just pure genius as they are completely new. Very well presented upon delivery. Would highly recommend Parrot Street to everyone as they are doing a tremendous job. Keeping children engaged in reading bu using their subscription service is so important at any age. Well done Parrot Street!
My daughter was so excited when her first book dropped through the letterbox.
She began looking through the book and reading it immediately.
I have a huge passion for books, and want to pass that to my daughter.
We read the book together each night, and the story itself has opened a world of imagination for her.
On a recent walk, she was so excited to find a pond and imagined it to be that of the one in the story and imagined what the characters would be doing.
We can’t wait for our second book to arrive!
It is genuinely amazing to have found something both me and my boy adore! We received our first book this month and we have loved spending time before bed reading a chapter or 2, and going through the activity pack now we have finished the book. I cannot help but recommend both Parrot Street and our first book to everyone. Cannot wait for our next book in January!
We loved your books. The subscription is a wonderful idea, the activities always thoughtful, many of them fun. Sadly, my girls have now outgrown the selection. I will miss you!
So grateful to Parrot Street for opening my kids' eyes to new authors, genres and publishers. They've read such a good variety and it has definitely helped them with their English at school too. We've often gone on to buy other books by the same authors.
Recently I've been really grateful for the older age group, Macaw, which has helped us navigate the new world of YA fiction.
Cant recommend Parrot Street highly enough!