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The best kids' book subscription box for young readers in the UK

Learning to read may be about phonics but learning to be a reader is about discovering the magic of books!

Every month we send subscribers a different and exciting chapter book, motivating them to keep reading and discovering new books regularly.

But the fun doesn’t stop there – every book is accompanied by book club-style questions and exciting activity ideas which encourage kids to spend more time thinking and talking about books.

Our subscriptions are perfect for 5 to 14-year-olds and start from £14 per month.

Simply choose between our three reading levels and enjoy your first book next month...

Parakeets (5-8 years)

Illustrated chapter books to share or have a go at reading independently.

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Cockatoos (8-12 years)

Longer chapter books for more independent readers.

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Macaws (12-14 years)

Substantial chapter books perfectly pitched for tweens and early teens.

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Exclusive subscriber benefits

Supporting a UK literacy charity


A sibling subscription is the perfect option when there are two children in the same reading group within a household. Receive one copy of the book to share and two of everything else.


Our fixed-term gift subscriptions and gift sets make a great option for a one-off present. Check out our gift options here

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What our happy customers are saying about our book club...

"I love being introduced to new books and authors for my son"



"We love the steady flow of books that we wouldn't have found ourselves, and books that my son wouldn't necessarily have chosen"



"My daughter loves the jokes in the packs. They have become a real highlight for her and the first thing she looks for"



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Girl holding a chapter book and related activity pack on her lap, surrounded by the illustrated parrots from our book club logo

A fantastic children’s book club experience for 5 to 14-year-olds, delivered to your door every month

  • Venture beyond the bestseller list, celebrity authors and playground favourites with a carefully curated age-appropriate book each month.

  • Every book is paired with activity ideas, bursting with fun and helping children connect more deeply with what they’ve read.

  • Subscribers eagerly await the arrival of each new box which is addressed to them personally – reinforcing the idea that reading is exciting and enjoyable rather than a chore.

  • Spend time enjoying books rather than sourcing them - relax knowing that great books from a range of authors, genres and perspectives will be popping through the letterbox! 

Supercharge the kids' love of reading with our monthly subscription box

Whether snuggled under bedcovers or curled in a lap, being captured and transported by a story is a magical experience that’s hard to beat.

Learning to read requires phonics and repetition. Learning to be a reader is about finding the magic and excitement of great books and getting into the habit of reading regularly – which is where our book club comes in.

As our own children reached school-age we realised that nurturing their love of reading would take more effort than ever before - there are so many things competing for our 21st-century children’s time and attention! So our mission is to make it easy for other parents to help their children grow into lifelong readers by providing a book club experience by post for the whole family to enjoy.


A mother with arms around her son as they enjoy reading a chapter book together

Which reading level should I choose?

Our subscribers are divided into three reading groups and each month everyone in that group reads the same book (or one of two options for our Macaws) - just like a real book club!

You will need to choose a reading level to get started but can always change this mid-subscription by contacting us.

Example content of our subscription boxes for kids

Parakeets: chapter books for young readers

  • Books in this category are typically between 100 and 200 pages in length with plenty of illustrations.
  • Our Parakeets may be able to read these books by themselves, but we also believe that they are ideal for enjoying together.
  • For guidance this category is aimed at children aged 5 to 8.


Cockatoos: chapter books for confident readers

  • Books in this category are typically more than 200 pages in length with fewer illustrations.
  • Our Cockatoos will probably happily read these books by themselves – but we believe you will also enjoy reading them together.
  • For guidance this category is aimed at children aged 8 to 12.


Example book and pack from our kids subscription box

Two example Macaw books with accompanying activities: Burning Sunlight and When the Sky Falls

Macaws: chapter books for tweens and early teens

  • Books in this category are typically between over 200 pages with no illustrations.
  • We pick books that we feel sit comfortably between the middle grade (usually aimed at 8 to 12-year-olds) and young adult categories. They are challenging and thought-provoking with more complex themes than most middle grade novels but without focusing too much on the teenage angst and romantic struggles common in YA books.
  • For guidance this category is aimed at children aged 12 to 14.
  • Read more about how and why we created this reading group here.


Essential details about our subscriptions:

  • Each letterbox-friendly parcel contains a brilliant chapter book to keep, fun-filled activity ideas to enjoy plus stickers and a review card.

  • A welcome pack (containing an introductory guide, bookish goodies and a handy envelope to keep everything in) will be dispatched immediately. Your first book will arrive in the middle of the month after you subscribe (unless you choose to delay it during checkout).

  • We don’t reveal which books we’ve chosen in advance – our subscribers are always the first to enjoy them! The only exception being our Macaw subscribers who are offered the choice between two books on the 2nd of each month.

  • Subscribers also have access to an exclusive monthly competition to win a fabulous prize from our publisher partners.

  • Every time we ship a box to a subscriber we make a 50p donation to CoramBeanstalk, our charity partner which is doing so much to support children’s literacy in the UK.

  • We offer 1, 3, 6 or 12-month rolling subscriptions starting from £14 and you can find all our prices here.

  • All prices include free UK standard postage but we also ship internationally and you can find details of the additional charges here.

  • All our rolling subscriptions auto-renew at the end of each term, keeping your admin to a minimum and a steady flow of great books. You can opt to stop the renewal at any time before the payment is taken via your account page. 

  • You will need to choose a reading level and decide whether to add a sibling to your subscription during checkout. For Macaws there is also the option to upgrade to receiving both books each month. Here’s some more information so you can decide the right option for you:

Need more information?

If you’ve got more questions why not check out our FAQs or drop us an email.




A sibling subscription is the perfect option when there are two children in the same reading group within a household. Receive one copy of the book to share and two of everything else.


Our fixed-term gift subscriptions and gift sets make a great option for a one-off present. Check out our gift options here

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Aris Muttock

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!

General offering

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!

Such good books and engaging content

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!

Miss Josie Bell
Lovely gift

The young recipient of your subscription was delighted with the three books and activity packs she received. Excellent range of tasks and interesting texts, not just well-known ones. Would definitely purchase again, and will recommend.

Thomas Christensen
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The popcorn recpie was very useful

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