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An example of the Parrot Street Book Club pack for Parakeet readers aged 5 to 8. Shows  a colourful, illustrated chapter book and fun-filled activity pack including word puzzles, crafts, a review card, book club-style questions and facts.
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A boy is shown excitedly holding a book in front of his face. A smaller child is peeking out from behind, keen to take a look.
The welcome pack that each new Parakeet member of the Parrot Street Book Club receives. It includes two welcome bookmarks, an envelope to keep activity pages safe, a quick start guide for parents, an embossed pencil and a reading adventure record.

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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.

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Books with activities for young readers aged 5 to 8

Get them excited about chapter books with a monthly delivery of reading magic that’s perfectly pitched for emerging and newly independent readers.

Each letterbox-friendly parcel contains a carefully selected age-appropriate chapter book and bespoke activity pack that is sure to keep them hooked.

"Your book coming through the post to my 7-year-old this month is like actual reading MAGIC!"

~Liz 

Mother and child sharing an illustrated chapter book

Why this subscription for your 5 to 8-year-old?

Our Parakeet subscription will help you make the transition from picture books to chapter books when your child is ready to take this exciting step in their reading journey.

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.

The accompanying activity pack really adds to the fun but also help children connect more deeply with what they’ve read and how it relates to their own lives. It also enables the whole family to feel involved in the book club experience.

A child looking at a Parrot Street activity pack

What's in each monthly box?

The books we choose for this age group 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.

Each book comes with an 8-page activity pack which we’ve created specifically to accompany it, plus stickers and a review card. The pack includes book-club style questions, puzzles, facts, jokes, craft projects, a recipe and more, all inspired by the content of that month’s book.

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.


Two girls looking through a Parrot Street book subscription box

Subscribing for two siblings in the Parakeet 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 5 to 8.

Essential details:

  • UK standard shipping is included in the subscription price. Additional shipping charges for international orders will be applied at checkout – find out more 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, 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 or by emailing 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)
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(0)
0%
(0)
5%
(1)
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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.

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.