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The contents of a the Macaw subscriber welcome pack including an embroidered patch, pencil, bookmark and welcome notes.

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Macaw 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.

How many books per month?

*Either choose between our two options each month or receive both automatically.

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

Free standard UK shipping

Exclusive subscriber benefits

Supporting a UK literacy charity

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Check out our gift options here.

Books with activities for tweens and teens

Keep their excitement for reading alive with a monthly book subscription box designed specifically for children navigating those early secondary school years.

Choose between two brand-new, carefully curated and age-appropriate chapters books each month and enjoy bespoke activity ideas, exclusive author content and more with every book.

“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
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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).

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What's in each monthly box?

For this age group we know that the book is the main event. We pick books that we feel sit comfortably between the middle grade (usually aimed at 8 to 12-year-olds) and young adult categories.

The books 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.

Books in this category are typically over 200 pages in length with no illustrations.

Each book comes with book club-style questions, activity ideas, jokes and exclusive author content, along with stickers and a review card. There is also additional and exclusive online content to accompany each book.

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

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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.

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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.

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Subscribing for two siblings in the Macaw reading group?

Select the ‘Two children’ option above and receive a sibling pack. 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 the UK is included in the subscription price. We also ship to international destinations - additional shipping charges will be added at checkout. Find details of our international shipping charges here.

  • Our Macaw subscription boxes are shipped on the 14th of each month. Your first letterbox-friendly parcel will arrive midway through the month after you set up the subscription.

  • To get them excited in the meantime, we send out a welcome pack containing a welcome note, pencil, bookmark and embroidered patch 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

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Aris Muttock
Amazing

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!

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Claudia
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!

K
Kate
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!

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 ❤️

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 22 reviews
95%
(21)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
5%
(1)
A
Aris Muttock
Amazing

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!

C
Claudia
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!

K
Kate
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!

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 ❤️