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Macaw children's book subscription

Two examples of a Macaw subscription pack (book plus activities) laid out.
Close up of hands holding three wrapped Macaw bundles with the Junior Design Awards winning logo overlaid.
Hands holding up a book with the accompanying activities from the subscription box laid out behind.
A child lying down in grass reading with books behind his head.
Video showing what's inside a typical monthly Parrot Street Book Club box for Macaws, aged 12 to 14. A chapter book and accompanying materials in a handy A5 bundle. Includes an exclusive bookmark with a note from the author and further reading recommendations. Age-appropriate activity ideas, book club-style questions and stickers. Choose between 2 books each month or opt to get both!
The contents of a the Macaw subscriber welcome pack including an embroidered patch, pencil, bookmark and welcome notes.

Macaw 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?
How many books per month?
  • Subscriptions auto-renew but renewal can be stopped at any time
Tax included.
  • Free UK shipping
  • Exclusive subscriber benefits
  • Supporting a UK literacy charity
  • Secure payments
  • Recyclable packaging

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.

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 subscribers 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.

Shipping to the UK is included in the subscription price.

We also ship to international destinations - additional shipping charges will be added at checkout.

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A tween opening a Parrot Street Book Club subscription box

Why this book subscription for your 12 to 14-year old?

A child holding a wrapped Parrot Street Book Club chapter book and activity pack bundle

"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 book subscription box?

A tween boy holding a substantial chapter book from a Parrot Street Book Club Macaw subscription box

Chapter book(s)

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.

A hand holding an example Macaw chapter book with the activity pack in the background

Activity pack

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.

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.

Managing the subscription

Bundles of two different chapter books appropriate for tween and teen subscribers to Parrot Street Book Club
A girl and a boy both looking at a Parrot Street Book Club subscription box book and activity pack


Buying for siblings?

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 27 reviews
Kathleen O'donnell

This is the second subscription I have ordered for my grandson, he absolutely loves them!

I have a subscription my book was wrong but was sorted fast

My January macaw subscription my book was wrong but I sent an email straight away and it was sorted and they sent me the book I chose

Ps:the subscription is amazing love all the books they choose


Very good

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!

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