OwlCrate Jr., is a monthly book subscription box for young readers ages 8-12 with a middle grade book plus fun gender neutral bookish items designed to enhance your little reader’s experience. It’s from Owl Crate, a super popular YA (young adult) fiction subscription.
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The theme for the April 2017 OwlCrate JR. box is WRITTEN IN THE STARS!
The information card tells a little bit about all the goodies in the box.
Everything in the April OwlCrate JR. box!
The book this month is The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker!
Bookmark: It was a joy watching my daughter open the box! She read every word and was completely gripped by the bookmark and the other items.
This print is actually the flip side of the author’s letter. We absolutely love it and it’s going up in the adventure room!
The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker ($9.65)
Honorine’s life as a maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia’s study, and then follows a mysterious girl with wings out into the night….
Suddenly, Honorine is whisked into the middle of a battle between the crew of a spectacular steamship and a band of mythical constellations. The stars in the sky have come to life to defend themselves against those who want to harness their powers. Much to her surprise, Honorine is the crux of it all, the center of an epic clash between magic and science, the old ways and the new. But can this spirited young girl bring both sides of a larger-than-life fight together before they unleash an evil power even older than the stars?
Epic battle between a steamship crew and constellations! This one gets going right from the start!
The story is perfect for fantasy and adventure readers and peppered with magic and fights!
The age range for this one is 9-12 years old.
A stick-on bookplate signed by the author is included. My daughter loves placing these in her books.
Star Pen: Perfect for jotting a few notes down about your stargazing.
Owl Crate Jr. Button Pin: This pin – in the NASA style – is total perfection!
Zipper Pull: This might not seem like much, but my 8 year old went on and on about it. Kids this age love zipper pulls and backpack charms, and she couldn’t be happier with the little happy planets. It’s already on her bag!
Mudpuppy Kids Lenticular Constellation Notepad ($7.19) With 120 pages this lenticular notepad can hold memories of tons of adventures!
These are always so fascinating! My kids were super happy with it.
Plus there’s little constellations at the bottom of each page.
Pocket Star Finder ($6.45) This STEM item is the perfect accessory for this box!
The star finder is designed for finding constellations through the US, Canada, Europe, and most of Asia.
The instructions to use it are right on the back. Unfortunately the item says that the red filter is included but… we didn’t see one! We’ll just put our phone flashlight on low. The starfinder is a flexible plastic so it will last forever.
I can’t wait for the kids to find a planet based on these instructions!
Next month’s theme is On The Case!
We think this box is really fantastic! Based on the items we can find at Amazon, the value was about $23. Add on the button, pen, zipper pull, and the priceless experience of kids thrilled and jumping for joy that a book just landed in their home, I think the value is there! I love the extras you can’t get anywhere else, and having the print on the flipside of the author’s letter this month was something special.
What did you think of this amazing Owl Crate JR. box? We thought everything was perfectly curated, just like the regular box, and wouldn’t have expected anything less.