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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It’s full of white squiggles. The theme for the August 2018 OwlCrate Jr. box is STORYTELLER’S TOOLKIT!
Included in the box is an information card.
It conveys a bit about everything in the box.
Everything in the August OwlCrate JR. box!
Typewriter Button Pin. It’s a fun collectible for our aspiring writers!
Wacky Book Eraser from Geddes. We won’t be as bitter at our errors because we have a fun eraser like this.
It resembles an open book and is entitled Diary of a Nerdy Kid.
Fresh Page Engraved Pencil Set from Jubilee Design Studio ($3) We also got three pencils in different colors: red, blue, and black.
It is an exclusive product for Owl Crate Jr! The card of the pencils also has a code for a discount.
The pencils are engraved with captions that are usually used to start a fairy tale, story or novel.
Notebook from Scout Books. A writing set wouldn’t be complete without a handy notebook.
It says “What’s your story?” at the back. Everybody has one and each story deserves to be written. What is more personalized than writing your own in this notebook?
The pencil can easily glide through the pages of this notebook. Each page is not too thin, so the pencil won’t make impressions on the other pages if you write on top of it.
Zipper Pouch. The cute pouch is spacious and an exclusive product of Owl Crate. The cute design shows us the possibilities of things that can be put in it.
Nightbooks By J.A. White ($12.25)
A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling.
Alex’s original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he’ll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He’s loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don’t have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he’s desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place.
This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer’s block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.
What will you do if you are going to write a story like your life depends on it? It shows the character’s resolve, friendship and just being proud of what you can do and not doubt yourself.
I love this personal note from J.A. White. If you think about it, writing your own horror story is a new way to overcome fear. He’s encouraging kids to be creative and inspires them by suggesting opening sentences and it also depends on how you make a spin on it.
A signed bookplate sticker from J.A. White, the author. It has a drawing of cat’s silhouette to give an eerie vibe just like in the book’s cover.
The cover is like peeping through a keyhole and seeing the marvelous library with a cat sitting up on the shelf in a corner.
The praise for the book is featured at the back of the cover.
There’s a lovely synopsis of the novel’s plot that will surely catch the kid’s attention.
The chapters are featured in the black pages if you want to jump read. The chapter titles are always interesting.
The chapter is a good one because even in the most perilous stage he was able to find a friend and never gives up even when he is having doubts.
Nightbook Notebook. They gave us a little collectible from the novel and encourages us to write masterpieces of our own.
We can even use the start-sentences J.A. White suggested.
In addition to J.A. White’s helpful input, the notebook has creative ideas as well for us to work on. It’s just a little photocopied thing, but my kiddo liked it.
eeBoo Create A Story Cards – Fairytale Mix-Up ($11.95) This is a great way to know how fast an idea or where your imagination can take you by looking at the flashcards.
There are 36 flashcards of different images and you can make a story out of them!
There are a lot of possible activities you can do with the flash cards. All you have to make sure is to have fun while doing it. The deck also includes an instruction card on the suggestions on how to use them.
These are good illustrated cards. You can deal the deck and choose a number of cards from the bunch and create an impromptu story out of it.
It will sure hone your kids’ role play skills and they won’t get shy in pitching ideas.
It will be a fun upgrade for family games and charades. It can be a good bonding moment and a learning experience at the same time. It can also be a good training ground for building their confidence up and for being a good storyteller. My little subscriber loves to write, and these were a fun favorite.
I think it’s kind of early to prepare for a Halloween themed box but I guess that will be the next month’s theme! Ghosts and Ghoulies!
I’m excited to see what swag they have in store for us.
Owl Crate always keeps it exciting and fun for kids and the learning experienceis unique every time. I like the flash cards especially because of all the possible things and skills children can learn from telling stories based on the picture prompts. I love the novel they included in the box and the personalized note from the author because he’s really extending a hand and paying it forward to the next generation of writers. The notebooks, pencils, and eraser are fun and needed additions to reinforce the theme, which was my daughter’s favorite of all time. There may have been squeals when we opened this box!
What did you think of the Owl Crate Jr. box this month?