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.
DEAL: Save 15 % on your first 1, 3 or 6-month subscription or gift with the promo code SNOW15 at checkout.
The theme for the November 2018 OwlCrate Jr. box is INTERGALACTIC ADVENTURE!
Included in the box is an information card.
Everything in the November OwlCrate JR. box!
The Owl Crate includes the booklet of the theme which features author, announcements, activities, and everything fun 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 learn facts and some tidbits about the author’s life.
They also have activities and a featured artist to encourage us to keep our creative juices flowing.
There are a lot of announcements on this page!
Rocketship Button Pin. Since the theme for this month is Intergalactic Adventure, it’s just fitting to get a pin featuring a rocket ship.
The Rough Landing Puzzle. This puzzle is not the usual puzzle where you can take the pieces and rebuild them. It’s way more complicated than that!
To complete this one, you need to cleverly maneuver the pieces back into position, and make sure the rocket safely re-enters the planet.
Crazy Aarons Mini Hypercolor Thinking Putty in Sunburst ($4.75) Thinking putty is a great toy when you want to relax your brain while opening up to tons of creative ideas.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty inside the mini tin is made of high-quality, silicone-based putty. It’s nontoxic, it never dries out, and most importantly, it’s safe to play with!
It looks like a chewy candy or a big chunk of bubble gum, but take note that it’s inedible!
You can pull, stretch, and compress it!
Sanity & Tallulah By Molly Brooks ($19.10)
Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn’t long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it’s too late?Readers will be over the moon for this rollicking space adventure by debut author Molly Brooks.
Of course, it comes with a signed bookplate!
There’s also a note card from the author.
This note is really adorable, as the author wishes that we enjoy getting to know the characters from the story.
It also comes with fun freebies!
The illustration is quite fascinating. The cover shows the best friends Tallulah and Sanity with their kitten.
A fun and out-of-this-world adventure awaits the kids!
The author enjoyed telling her story through illustrations, and you can certainly feel it as you go along.
It’s a great story of friendship, adventure, and mad Science!
Pi In The Sky By Wendy Mass ($8.99)
Joss is the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. His older brothers help his dad rule the cosmos, but all Joss gets to do is deliver pies. That’s right: pies. Of course, these pies actually hold the secrets of the universe between their buttery crusts, but they’re still pies.Joss is happy to let his older brothers shine. He has plenty to keep his hands full: attempting to improve his bowling score; listening to his best friend, Kal, try (and fail) to play the drums; and exploring his ever-changing home, The Realms. But when Earth suddenly disappears, Joss is tasked with the seemingly impossible job of bringing it back. With the help of Annika, an outspoken girl from Earth, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime…and learns that the universe is an even stranger place than he’d imagined.From the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers comes a world-hopping tale that leads the reader deep into the heart of the mysteries of time and space. Plus, there’s pie.
If you love pies, this story is for you! We can’t wait to find out how Joss will bring back the Earth!
The pages are full of texts, but the format is really easy to read and comprehend, especially for the kids.
The pillowcase looks cool! It features space and the things you can find there! And I just love the “Space to Dream” saying – let those big imaginations fly!
The theme for the December Crate is… LET IT SNOW!
The most wonderful time of the year is coming and that’ll mean warm and fuzzy clothing, hot cocoa, and snow… And festivities!
The out-of-this-world adventures from the books this month are cool, my kids loved them! I am glad that the stories are full of fun and great lessons that the kids can apply to everyday life. I was happy to see a novel included along with the featured graphic novel this month. I admit, I’m personally in the “graphic novels are adjacent to reading” camp, and don’t take the place of more complex structure, plot, and language that’s in a novel. Plus, my child zipped through Sanity & Tallulah quickly. I think this was a nice way to handle putting a graphic novel in the box. The extras are great as well, especially the pillowcase. Adding new and potential favorites to our kids’ TBR shelf so much easier with Owlcrate Jr! We’re looking forward to the next “snowy” box!
What did you think of the Owl Crate Jr. box this month?