February 2022 'FINDERS KEEPERS' Magazine

By: Shanleigh Klassen

"Look at this stuff, isn't it neat!"

OwlCrate Jr's 'FINDERS KEEPERS' box is just right for fans of folklore, sunken treasure, and great stories. Below you'll find our February 2022 monthly magazine which includes an interview with our February featured author, a fun DIY craft project, and more!

Scroll down to check out our magazine below, or download the complete magazine HERE

Beware! There be spoilers ahead!

Text reads Finders Keepers February 2022. Image shows an illustration of the ocean bed showing four different red crabs each holding a teacup, teapot, and a saucer. In the distance is kelp and a sunken ship.

To start off, let's take a moment to appreciate the February cover art from the always talented Melanie Demmer. I never thought I'd say this, but never before have I wanted to join a cast of crabs for what is sure to be a wonderful tea party!

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Here's a list of all the goodies we included in this treasure trove.

Title text reads Finders Keepers February 2022 - Spoiler Alert. Text goes on to describe all the items included in the February 2022 OwlCrate Jr box including the creator and collaborator's names. Items included in this box are: book sleeve, bubble bath elixir, rainbow catcher window cling, a comb, an activity book, a reusable handwarmer, the book A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow, and a collectible card featuring the image of Kela Boxhill.

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Thanks so much to Lisa Stringfellow for this wonderful author interview. Read on for some insight into Lisa's inspiration behind the incredible story of A Comb of Wishes, our February 2022 featured title, as well insight into her character's voices, what Lisa herself liked to collect as a child, and some book recommendations!

Author interview with Lisa Stringfellow, page 1.  Author Interview with Lisa Stringfellow, page 2. Also shows the differences between the OwlCrate Jr edition of A Comb of Wishes and the regular edition. The bottom half of the page also shows book recommendations for Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, Root Magic by Eden Royce, and Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne.

We'll be starting on our OwlCrate Jr Book Club Read-Along for A Comb of Wishes next week on Monday, March 14 2022. Our reading schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday, March 14 — Chapters 1 - 12
  • Wednesday, March 16 — Chapters 13 - 24
  • Friday, March 18 — Chapters 25 - 36

**Anyone who participates in the comments will be entered to win a free OwlCrate Jr box, one per post! You won't want to  miss this!**

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Instead of a message in a bottle, why not create a DIY discovery bottle using items from around your own home? Take a look at this month's Creativity Corner for a sensory game that's easy to make and great to grab on the go. 

Title text reads Creativity Corner DIY discovery bottle. Goes on to describe the materials needed and and instructions to create your own.

 Download PDF here.

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For this month's Community Feature, we interviewed On the Roam Again, a full-time travelling RV family! What an absolute dream. Check out their travels on their Instagram page, @ontheroamagain.

Interview with On the Roam Again

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And don't forget about our monthly photo challenge, which runs from Wednesday, March 9 - Sunday, March 13!

Over on the OwlCrate Jr Instagram page, we love seeing subscribers opening their boxes, reading selfies, family read-aloud photos, OwlCrate Jr book stacks, and the fun ways young readers interact with our goodies! We are proud of our young readers community and we want to show it.

To enter: post up to three different photos as mentioned above and make sure to use the hashtag #OCJRFINDERS so that we can see them. Accounts must be public on the day we select our winners, which will be chosen at random. We'll select a series of photos from the entries to win a free OwlCrate Jr box!

Image shows an underwater scene with kelp, coral and fishes. Text reads: February photo challenge! For this year's photo challenge we want to see you! Tag your photos with #OCJRFINDERS for your chance to win a free box and be featured on our account! Check out @owlcratejr for more info.


Be sure you also tune in for our OwlBabble live chat with Lisa Stringfellow on Thursday, March 24 at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET on Instagram Live!

Text reads OwlBabble with Author Lisa Stringfellow. Shows the book cover of A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow and the photo of Lisa in a circle. Lisa a Black women with curly black hair. Background graphic is in two different tones of purple.

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Thanks, as always, to the two incredible artists who put together our magazines each month, designer Michelle Gray and artist Melanie Demmer!

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