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 October 2018 OwlCrate Jr. box is MAIL CALL!
Included in the box is an information card.
Everything in the October OwlCrate JR. box!
The Owl Crate includes the booklet of the theme which features author, announcements, activities and everything fun (not to mention scary!) about the box. The booklet is a brand new addition!
Here we have the chance to enter the mind of the author of the featured book. In the short interview, we get to know the origins, trivial facts and some tidbits about the author’s life.
They also have activities and features an artist to encourage us to keep our creative juices flowing.
There are a lot of announcements on this page so don’t miss it.
This month’s featured story is The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell.
This card contains a heartfelt letter from author, who is a native from South Wales.
The author, P.G. Bell, tells us in his letter how he came up with the story, and how he made it fun and full of adventure and magic.
And here’s the signed bookplate!
A middle-grade fantasy and nonstop adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a trilogy.
A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space.
But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery―to the evil Lady Crepuscula.
Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice―with the fate of the entire Union at stake.
One thing that we first noticed with the book is the adorable and colorful illustrations. Aside from the cool drawings, the back of the book gave us a sneak peak of the adventure that awaits!
The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train, as it is a train that travels on impossible places! And having read the synopsis, which is written on one of the cover’s inside flap, made us really excited. We can’t wait to dig into the story!
The story is a real wild ride, with a very interesting plot. It’s exciting and imaginative, and the kids can’t help but wish that they’re also characters in the story. There are good twists too!
Mail/Train Pouch. This cute zippered pouch which actually looks like a mail piece can be a good coin purse!
Train Whistle. Still related to this month’s featured book, this wooden whistle imitates the sound coming from an actual train!
The side of the whistle says:
Adventure awaits at the next stop.
Silicone Feather Quill Pen. The Quill pen isn’t actually made of real feather, but it’s still a cool pen to have!
Aside from the material, it’s not like the real quill pen that you need to dip in an ink jar. It came with an ink barrel and a ballpoint end.
Button Pin. This month’s cute button pin features a mailbox!
Enamel Hedwig Pin. Here’s Harry Potter’s trusty owl delivering not only mail but also cuteness by gracing this month’s enamel pin inclusion!
Is it our Hogwarts letter? This pin is too adorable and my little Potterheads can’t get enough of it!
Stamp Seals. Included also in the box is a set of adorable sticker seals!
It’s a cat-themed set of stickers! Meow! ?
The cats are named Goronyan and Sekaneko, and they’re common stationery item designs!
Boy Girl Party Snail Mail Notepad. Aside from stickers, we also got a set of snail mail notepads!
The set consists of yellow and blue pads.
And the envelopes look unusual but cool and colorful!
You just have to fold the casing to contain your handwritten letters!
The seal stickers will look great on these letters!
There’s a card that gives us a hint on what’s next for this cool subscription!
Hmmm… We bet it’s an out of this world adventure!
This is another full box, and we are so happy that it took us on another great adventure! The story is really interesting, as it is a product of paternal love. The author really did well narrating the story, and the twists and turns make it more exhilarating. Aside from the good new title, the stationery items that are in the box are wonderful too, especially the notepad and stickers set. The kids are so excited about making handwritten letters that they also want to send out to some friends. We are always looking forward to this crate, and we can’t help but be excited for what’s in store for our next boxes! It’s always a party when this box arrives at our house!
What did you think of the Owl Crate Jr. box this month?