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Grow A Love Of Reading,
One Box At A Time

Explore New Stories

Explore New Stories

Whether reading alone or as a family, OwlCrate Jr brings your reader a brand new middle grade novel and unforgettable characters every month, perfect for ages 8-12.

Engage Reluctant Readers

Engage Reluctant Readers

Encourage kids at any step in their reading journey to pick up a book with an exciting box full of interactive and engaging goodies. Great for seasoned bookworms too!

Go Beyond The Book

Go Beyond The Book

Every box features a new theme inspired by the book, with 4-6 fun items and activities to encourage curiosity, creativity, and imagination

Low-Tech Fun

Low-Tech Fun

We all need a break from screens sometimes! OwlCrate Jr supplies everything needed to read and relax away from the computer.

What to Expect in Every Box:

A brand new hardcover novel, featuring signed goodies from the author!
A second book, activity, or game.
3-5 fun and unique items based on the theme of the month.
A collectible character trading card for every book and access to our digital magazine.
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*Shipping is $8.99 per box within the US. For International shipping rates, please Click Here.

Subscriptions auto-renew on the 1st of the month after term. Cancel anytime. Boxes typically ship between the 15th-20th of every month.

How it works

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Join The Club!
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Join The Club!

Pick your 1, 3 or 6 month subscription or gift plan! We'll ship you a box a month until you say when.
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A New Theme Every Month
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A New Theme Every Month

Each box has a brand new theme inspired by our monthly middle grade book pick. Themes never repeat!
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Enjoy The Box!
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Enjoy The Box!

Snuggle up and read! Boxes typically ship between the 15th-20th of the month.

December theme: THINK BIG

Our book pick for December is an exciting, futuristic story full of adventure, cutting-edge technology, and a gripping mystery! Fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Whole in the Sky, Amari and the Night Brothers, and Black Panther: The Young Prince will love this one!

The OwlCrate Jr edition comes with a signed bookplate and a letter from the author, plus the 12th and final character trading card designed by Andrew Kolb!

For more info on this month's theme, Click Here!

Find out this month's book, Click Here!

December theme: THINK BIG

December theme: THINK BIG

Our book pick for December is an exciting, futuristic story full of adventure, cutting-edge technology, and a gripping mystery! Fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Whole in the Sky, Amari and the Night Brothers, and Black Panther: The Young Prince will love this one!

The OwlCrate Jr edition comes with a signed bookplate and a letter from the author, plus the 12th and final character trading card designed by Andrew Kolb!

For more info on this month's theme, Click Here!

Find out this month's book, Click Here!

Sales For This Box End In:

Sales For This Box End In:

Past Boxes

MISSION TO SPACE

Oct 2022: MISSION TO SPACE

MAP IT OUT

Sep 2022: MAP IT OUT

MYTHICAL BEASTS

Aug 2022: MYTHICAL BEASTS

JUMP OFF THE PAGE

Jul 2022: JUMP OFF THE PAGE

CAMPFIRE STORIES

Jun 2022: CAMPFIRE STORIES

SCHOOLS OF WONDER

May 2022: SCHOOLS OF WONDER

TWISTED TALES

Apr 2022: TWISTED TALES

REAL FRIENDS

Mar 2022: REAL FRIENDS

COMIC CRUSADERS

Jan 2022: COMIC CRUSADERS

SECRET CITIES

Dec 2021: SECRET CITIES

DRAGONS!

Nov 2021: DRAGONS!

SCIENCE IS MAGIC

Oct 2021: SCIENCE IS MAGIC

CREATURE COMMUNITIES

Sep 2021: CREATURE COMMUNITIES

MOONLIGHT & STARDUST

Aug 2021: MOONLIGHT & STARDUST

Faqs

OwlCrate Jr is an award-winning monthly subscription book box that delivers newly published hardcover novels and a collection of bookish goodies to your doorstep. Our original OwlCrate boxes are designed for ages 14+ and OwlCrate Jr is our Middle Grade box, designed for readers ages 8-12, or anyone young at heart!

We understand that it can sometimes be tough to get kids to pick up a book instead of turning on a screen, which is why we carefully curate every box to encourage curiosity, creativity, and imagination. Each one includes a brand new hardcover middle grade novel; an exclusive letter and signed book or bookplate from the author; a cool activity, game, or additional book; plus an assortment of fun goodies related to their theme of the month. Best of all, they ship right to your door starting at only $29.99 a month. Whether you have a voracious young bookworm in your life or are looking for a fun way to encourage a reluctant reader, OwlCrate Jr is the perfect low tech subscription for kids.

 

OwlCrate Jr is our Middle-Grade box designed for kids of any gender aged 8-12. Our main monthly books tend to lean towards a higher reading level, making them great independent reads for strong readers or fun read-alouds for younger or new readers.

If your reader is in-between ages for our Middle Grade and our original YA box, we recommend taking a look through our Past Boxes section to see which feels like a better fit! If you would like to see the previous books and items we have included, please visit the Past Jr Boxes page!

We currently offer Monthly, 3-Month and 6-Month plans.

• Monthly Jr Plan = $32.99 USD per month plus shipping.

• 3-Month Jr Plan = $95.97 USD per 3-Month period plus shipping and taxes.

• 6-Month Jr Plan = $185.94 USD per 6-Month period plus shipping and taxes.

Please note that all subscription plans are auto-renewing. Choose the GIFT option to avoid an auto-renewal.

Shipping within the US is $8.99 USD per box and you can find a list of International Shipping Rates HERE 

Our monthly subscription boxes typically ship between the 15th and 20th of each month. Once your box ships, you will receive an email with your shipping notification and tracking number. Delays can happen so be sure to check our Shipping Updates Page if you are curious about your shipment.

International boxes ship a bit earlier in the month as the process takes a bit longer, but you will receive an email with your shipping notification and tracking number around the time your box leaves the US, usually between the 15th and 20th.

Please make sure your shipping address on file is up to date before your next scheduled renewal, or email support@owlcrate.com to get your current month's shipment updated before the 5th of the month. If you are contacting support after the 5th, we may or may not be able to update your address depending on the status of your shipment in our system.

You can definitely purchase a one-time box! There are three options to choose from:

1. Purchase a Monthly Subscription.

With this option, you can sign up for a regular monthly subscription through the main website. Once your order has gone through, you can log into your customer account and cancel your subscription. Cancelling won't affect the box you just purchase, only future renewals. The upside of this option is that if you love your first box (which we hope you do!), you can easily log into your account and reactivate your subscription to receive more boxes.

 2. You can purchase yourself a Gift! With this option, you can purchase a one-time box without having to worry about an auto-renewal. For details on how to purchase a gift, please see our How To Order an One-Time Gift article.

3. You can purchase a past box (while quantities are available) in our ONLINE SHOP!

Have questions about your account?

You can find more information HERE.

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