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Example of a cockatoo subscription box containing a chapter book and 8-page activity pack.
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Cockatoo children's book subscription

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Cockatoo children's book subscription

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How many children?

Siblings receive one copy of the book to share and two of everything else.

*Subscriptions auto-renew but renewal can be stopped at any time.

Free standard UK shipping

Exclusive subscriber benefits

Supporting a UK literacy charity

SENDING A SUBSCRIPTION AS A GIFT?

Check out our gift options here.

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.

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

~ Natalie

Girl lying on a bed, wearing a dressing gown and reading a chapter book

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

Our Cockatoo subscription will introduce you to books and authors that you and your child may never have discovered for yourselves.

You’ll receive different styles and genres of book, discovering new favourites in the process.

Subscribers get excited by the arrival of a brand-new book each month, motivating them to keep reading regularly.

Book club-style questions and activities inspired by the book encourage discussion and help children think more deeply about what they’ve read.

Two boys excitedly looking at a subscription activity pack and book

What's in each monthly box?

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.

Every book comes with an 8-page 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.

Cockatoo subscribers also have access to our online Clubhouse where they will find more great activity ideas.

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


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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.

    Siblings laughing and pointing whilst enjoying their subscription pack

      Subscribing for two siblings in the Cockatoo reading group? 

      Select the ‘Two children’ option above and receive a sibling-sized pack each month. We will address every parcel to both siblings and they will receive two of everything except the book itself which can be shared. Read more in our FAQs.

      For guidance this category is aimed at children aged 8 to 12.

      Essential details:

        • Shipping to all UK destinations is free. We also ship internationally - additional shipping charges will be applied at checkout. You can find details of international shipping charges here.

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

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

        • 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. 

       

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 19 reviews
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      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.

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      Thomas Christensen
      The popcorn recpie

      The popcorn recpie was very useful

      Very glad to hear this ❤️

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      Thomas Christensen
      I love this book club

      I really love this book club l think l will give you ten points

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      Alison Rea
      Animals of madame malones music hall

      Too advanced for her, she likes to read it in one go and this is too long with chapters, she let me read one page and then did not want any more. She tried to read it and became frustrated.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our website. We are sorry to hear that your daughter did not enjoy this month’s book. We send our Parakeets illustrated chapter books and recommend them for children aged 5 to 8 years old who are ready for that transition from picture to chapter books. All the stories are age appropriate and we strongly encourage families to read the books together if the child is not yet reading independently (and even when they are!). However, we recognise the timing of that transition is different for every child and we completely understand if the subscription is just not right for your daughter at this stage.

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      Rachael Black
      Great gift and fun treat each month

      I bought this for my son as a way of spreading out his Xmas gifts a bit. After the excitement of Christmas had passed it was great to know there would still be a treat coming in the post.

      It was lovely to receive the first book and activities, we are really enjoying the story and already excited about next month.

      SUBSCRIBING FOR SIBLINGS?

      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.

      SENDING A SUBSCRIPTION AS A GIFT?

      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 19 reviews
      95%
      (18)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      5%
      (1)
      M
      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.

      T
      Thomas Christensen
      The popcorn recpie

      The popcorn recpie was very useful

      Very glad to hear this ❤️

      T
      Thomas Christensen
      I love this book club

      I really love this book club l think l will give you ten points

      A
      Alison Rea
      Animals of madame malones music hall

      Too advanced for her, she likes to read it in one go and this is too long with chapters, she let me read one page and then did not want any more. She tried to read it and became frustrated.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our website. We are sorry to hear that your daughter did not enjoy this month’s book. We send our Parakeets illustrated chapter books and recommend them for children aged 5 to 8 years old who are ready for that transition from picture to chapter books. All the stories are age appropriate and we strongly encourage families to read the books together if the child is not yet reading independently (and even when they are!). However, we recognise the timing of that transition is different for every child and we completely understand if the subscription is just not right for your daughter at this stage.

      R
      Rachael Black
      Great gift and fun treat each month

      I bought this for my son as a way of spreading out his Xmas gifts a bit. After the excitement of Christmas had passed it was great to know there would still be a treat coming in the post.

      It was lovely to receive the first book and activities, we are really enjoying the story and already excited about next month.