Full of humour, rhyme and rhythm, these works of art are lovely narratives to encourage your little reader’s literacy and storytelling skills.
- A recently released picture book
- A gently loved second-hand picture 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!
Each month, included in the box will be some writing tips and inspiration which connects with our story contest. Of course, we understand that some recipients of the picture book box will be too young to partake in the story contest and make use of their pen…yet. But little readers are capable of using their imaginations to create stories from very young. Some children are ready to take on authorial roles in storytelling banter from as young as 18 months old! And practice will only help your little readers develop their storytelling skills, which is why we include their writing tools in the box.
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 Picture Book box for?
Picture books are for everyone! But they are most often enjoyed by young readers from babies to the age of about 5.
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 monthly 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 this month’s story contest.
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.
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.