Once children are through the chewing and tearing stage when the robustness of board books are ideal, it’s time to introduce them to the amazing world of picture books. Each month we will send a new paperback, with captivating stories and wonderful illustrations, perfect for instilling a love of books and the magical stories within.

We offer this as a paperback or hardback option.

When you order this subscription option, each month we’ll carefully choose a suitable book taking into account the information you’ve given us about the reader’s tastes. It will be sent out, beautifully wrapped. With the first book we enclose a slip asking for feedback so that we can glean more about the recipient’s tastes which will help us customise our future choices. Obviously, props shown in the photographs are not included and although the packaging shown is indicative, it may vary.

start month
recipient's name
approximate age
useful information
parent/guardian's name
contact (phone/email)
  • Please fill out as much information as posssible. The more you tell us, the more suitable our selections are likely to be.
  • If any of your recipients live outside the UK, please contact us for ammended shipping costs.


  • Developing Readers

    We don’t like age-ranges and so in our award-winning bookshop we divided children’s books into Developing and Confident Reader sections. It worked well and didn’t put pressure on children or parents as to what they should be reading. As a rough guide, developing readers are children who are at school and starting to read by themselves up to about 8 or so. They will be having a reading book from school to practice with but they probably still enjoy being read to and they'll be able to explore more complex stories. This is when we introduce them to their first chapter books, with plenty of dialogue and adventure to stimulate their imaginations.