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Cockatoo children's book subscription

Cockatoo children's book subscription

Regular price £14.00
  • Choose 'Two children' and they will receive one book to share but two of everything else
How many children?
  • Subscriptions auto-renew but renewal can be stopped at any time
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  • Free UK shipping
  • Exclusive subscriber benefits
  • Supporting a UK literacy charity
  • Secure payments
  • Recyclable packaging

Books with activities for confident readers aged 8-12

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

Each letterbox-friendly parcel contains a brand-new chapter book to keep and bespoke activity pack that really brings the reading experience alive.

We will send out a welcome pack containing a welcome note, reading log, pencil and bookmark within 2 working days of receiving your order.

Your first letterbox-friendly parcel will arrive midway through the month after you set up the subscription.

All our rolling subscriptions auto-renew at the end of each term for your convenience. You can opt to stop the renewal at any time before the payment is taken via your account page or by email to us.

Shipping to all UK destinations is free.

We also ship internationally - additional shipping charges will be applied at checkout.

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Two children sit cross-legged looking at a Parrot Street Book Club book and activity pack

Why this subscription for your 8 to 12-year old?

A girl in a dressing gown lies on a bed reading a chapter book, from a Parrot Street Book Club subscription box

"My 8-year-old is absolutely loving this book. Actually wants to read it himself. It's a modern day miracle!"

~Natalie, happy subscriber

What's in each monthly box?

Example of a middle grade chapter book and activity pack provided to Parrot Street Book Club Cockatoo subscribers

A chapter book

Each month’s carefully chosen chapter book is, of course, the star of the show! It will typically be more than 200 pages with few or no illustrations.

Our Cockatoos will probably happily read these books by themselves- but we believe you will also enjoy reading them together.

A girl using a spoon and mixing bowl, as part of a cooking activity suggested in a Parrot Street Book Club pack.

An activity pack

Every book comes with a fun-filled activity pack designed specially to accompany it, along with stickers and a review card.

The pack includes book-club style questions, word puzzles, fun facts, jokes, craft projects, a recipe and more, all inspired by that month’s book.

At least one activity will be accessed online for this age group.

Coram Beanstalk logo with the text: reading - growing - thriving

Extra benefits

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

For every box we ship to a subscriber we also make a donation of 50p to UK literacy charity Coram Beanstalk. We are proud to support the amazing work they do placing reading helpers in schools across the UK.


Buying for siblings?

Two girls excitedly unwrapping a Parrot Street Book Club subscription box

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Brilliant Stories

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!

kim mccue
Fantastic read

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!

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!

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