This is brilliant – a surprise package of kids’ books that gets delivered each month

June 17, 2015

I don’t know why someone didn’t think of this sooner, but I’m so glad someone finally did come up with the idea here of a subscription box of kids’ books, that gets delivered each month.


It’s called The Book Owl and it’s meant to get kids excited about books, though I’m excited too that it takes the guesswork out of choosing great kids’ titles, and adds a huge surprise element each month when a box arrives and you don’t yet know what’s in it.

How it works is that you simply order online, and you pay once upfront – you don’t have to commit to a subscription, or a debit order. Each box contains two picture books and one activity book. Your child also gets a personalised letter from the Book Owl (I absolutely adored this touch), while parents will get a letter with information on the books, plus tips on how to read aloud to their kids, and how to engage them best when reading.

Each book is individually wrapped, so you can have a big “opening event” and open them all at once, or spread them out over the month.


A single delivery costs R250, and for three months’ worth it’s R580, which means the price comes down the more you get. For just one box of three books delivered to your door, it works out cheaper that what you’d pay for the books instore, and that’s without the wrapping and personalisation.


This is one of the best subscription boxes I’ve come across, and I think it’s something that will always keep giving – to you and your kids. They also make brilliant gifts too.



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  • Anita Steenkamp

    This is Awesome!!!!

    June 17, 2015 at 7:25 am Reply
  • Tina Pieterse

    This is so cool!

    June 17, 2015 at 8:14 am Reply
  • tidichild

    It is awesome….

    June 17, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Mary

    Signing up right now!

    June 17, 2015 at 9:49 am Reply
  • Megan Hartwig

    Looks great…need it for my daughter 😉

    June 17, 2015 at 11:35 am Reply
  • MeeA

    Love, love love this!!

    June 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • Adele

    Are the only English books? And can you customize for age?

    June 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm Reply
    • Tanya

      Hi Adele! As far as I know the books are only in English, and I think the ages can be customised. For more info you can email, but if you don’t get answers, then please let me know.

      June 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm Reply

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