The Early Reader Bi-Monthly Box

$37.05 on the 1st day of every 2nd month

The bi-monthly box for newly independent readers – simple chapter books to read on their own!

In stock

First payment: November 1, 2021


Learning to read independently is a huge milestone for young readers; it’s such an exciting time! To make the transition from picture books to chapter books interesting and manageable, we choose books that are fun, engaging and with great illustrations. We’ll send you a bookish box packed with books, goodies and tools to turn you into a great writer!

What’s inside?

  • A recently released early reader book
  • A gently loved second-hand early reader book
  • A pen
  • A sensory storytime play kit (to play out a new story!)
  • 2 – 3 bookish goodies that may include bookmarks, notebooks, book bags/totes, fan art, mugs/teacups, and so much more!

Every other month, included in the box will be some writing tips and inspiration which connects with our story contest. Don’t forget to submit your short story to the contest to go into the monthly draw to win a $30 Booktopia voucher!

What age is the Early Reader box for?

Early reader books are generally appropriate for readers aged 5-8. They are the stepping stone out of picture books and the first books you will read as a solo reader.

How much do Pen and Fable boxes cost?

Our boxes start at $39 per month plus flat rate shipping of $10 within Australia. International shipping is calculated at checkout.

Please note that all subscription plans are auto-renewing, but you can cancel anytime by logging into your account.

When do boxes ship?

Our subscription boxes ship within the first week of the month.

Can I order just one box instead of a renewing subscription?

Absolutely! You can definitely purchase a one-time box!

What can I expect to find in my book box?

Each box includes a newly released book, a pen, a gently-loved second-hand book and an assortment of bookish goodies. There is also a writing lesson and prompts for the story contest.

The Books!

We select from various fiction genres, from fantasy and dystopia to contemporary and historical fiction. We choose carefully to ensure the book is appropriate for your age. We also support diversity in literature and sometimes include books featuring diverse characters and/or from authors from diverse backgrounds.

All books will be recently released books within the last four months, except January, which is our flashback month in celebration of fantastic books that may have been forgotten.

The Goodies!

Each book box includes a new, high quality pen and 2-3 items inspired by the book or the story contest to enhance your reading and writing experience.

Have another question?

We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch here.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 31 × 23 × 10.5 cm


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