We love books in our household, as evident by our overflowing bookshelves. We also appreciate how difficult it can be to find time to go to the bookstore when you have young children, which is why we started our Book Subscription program for Preschoolers (aged 3 to 5 years). 

Choose between a monthly (recurring) or fixed term/gift 3 or 6-month subscription. We will then mail two or three books (dependent upon subscription type) once a month to yourself or your loved one. The selected books will be a mix of learning (eg. alphabet and counting books), activity, and fiction books; with a mix format of picturebook, paperback, hardback or boardbooks. Most of the selected fiction books are aimed at shared reading. Postage is included in the subscription price.

Please note: this subscription program is only valid for delivery within Australia. 

 

On-going Monthly Recurring Subscription

Min Number of Books Sent Each Month

Subscribe

$40 per month*

2 books with min total RRP of $29.90
(postage inclusive)

$50 per month*

3 books with min total RRP of $39.90
(postage inclusive)

 * Please note, if there is an increase in the monthly recurring subscription cost, we will cancel your recurring payment subscription and send you an email with a new subscription payment authorisation. If you wish to continue, please re-subscribe. 

 

Fixed-term Subscription (Ideal as a gift)

Min Number of Books Sent Each Month

Subscribe

2 Books-3 Months $120 Subscription

2 books with min total RRP of $29.90
(postage inclusive)
Subscribe

3 Books-3 Months $150 Subscription

3 books with min total RRP of $39.90
(postage inclusive)
 Subscribe

2 Books-6 Months $240 Subscription

2 books with min total RRP of $29.90
(postage inclusive)
Subscribe
3 Books-6 Months $300 Subscription 3 books with min total RRP of $39.90
(postage inclusive)
 Subscribe

 

FAQ

How does it work?

  1. Choose a book subscription category
  2. Choose a monthly (recurring) subscription, or a fixed term - 1, 3, 6 or 12 months
  3. Complete payment
  4. You will receive a confirmation email will be sent the following business day, with the received delivery address and selected subscription option
  5. Sit back and wait to be pleasantly surprised with a new book each month

Can I purchase a book subscription for someone?
Yes, a fixed-term subscription makes an ideal gift. Once payment is completed, a confirmation email will be sent the following business day. If you wish to add a message to the first book dispatch: a) upfront payment - add the message in the comment field, b) installment payments - the confirmation email will advise you how to do so.

Am I locked into a contract with a recurring subscription?
No, there are no contracts and you can cancel your on-going recurring subscription at any time. 

When will my subscription commence?
Books will be dispatched middle of the month for any subscriptions received by end of the previous month. For example, if you subscribe on 10 April, your first books will be dispatched mid-May. You should also receive an email from AustPost with the tracking details.

What happens if I already own the book you’ve sent me?
Before the books are dispatched, we will email you with the titles of the books we plan to send. You have one week from the date the email was sent, to advise if you wish a replacement book to be sent instead. 

How much is postage?
Regular postage to Australia is included in the monthly cost of all subscriptions, so there is nothing extra to pay.

How do I cancel my subscription?
Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your cancellation request, and we will process it for you. All cancellations are processed within 24 hours during business days. Please note, there is no cancellation option for fixed-term upfront subscriptions.

How do I pay for a subscription?
1. Monthly (recurring) or fixed-term installment payments - When you sign up for a monthly (recurring) subscription, the cost of your subscription will be debited from your card on a recurring monthly basis via PayPal. There are no obligations for recurring subscriptions, and you can cancel at any time. Your card will be debited on the same day each month, starting from the day on which you subscribe. Please note, PayPal subscription payment method requires you to have a PayPal account. If you have selected to go with a fixed-term installment payment plan, the recurring charges will automatically terminate at the end of the fixed-term.

2. Pay up-front for fixed-term subscription - You can also choose to pay for your subscription (or gift subscription) up-front. When paying for a subscription up-front, you will be charged the total subscription amount in one transaction. Upfront payment can be made using PayPal or credit card (via SecurePay, a business subsidiary of Australia Post). Please note, there is no cancellation option for fixed-term upfront subscriptions.

I still haven’t received my book – what can I do?
If you haven't received your books by 3rd week of the month, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can investigate. We will respond to your inquiry within two business days.

I’ve changed address, can I amend my subscription?
Yes. If your postal address changes during the course of your subscription, just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible and we will update your postal address for all future deliveries. All change of address has to be advised by the end the month for the next month's book dispatch. If you are moving around the time of dispatch, please advise us and we can hold or delay your book dispatch. Note, if an incorrect delivery address is provided, any additional and already incurred postage charges may be payable by you.

 

Benefits of Shared Reading

It is commonly known that reading is highly beneficial to childhood development, and a good practice to start reading to children from an early age. 

Research has typically found that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for children. Reading and sharing stories can:

  • help children become familiar with sounds, words, language and the value of books
  • help children with reading comprehension and increase vocabulary
  • help children develop early literacy skills, such as the ability to listen to and understand words
  • spark children's imagination and stimulate curiosity
  • help learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’
  • help children understand change and new or frightening events, and also the strong emotions that can go along with them

Reading stories with children has benefits for the grown-ups too, the special time spent reading together promote bonding. This is important for developing a child's social and communication skills.

 

Tips for sharing books with babies and young children from raisingchildren.net.au

  • Make a routine and try to share at least one book every day. A reading chair where you’re both comfortable can become part of your reading routine.
  • Turn off the TV or radio, and find a quiet place to read so your child can hear your voice.
  • Hold your child close or on your knee while you read, so she can see your face and the book.
  • Try out funny noises and sounds – play and have fun!
  • Involve your child by encouraging talk about the pictures, and by repeating familiar words and phrases.
  • Let your toddler choose the books when he’s old enough to start asking – and be prepared to read his favourite books over and over again!
  • If you have older children, they can share books with your younger children, or you can all read together. Taking turns, asking questions and listening to the answers are all important skills that will help your child when she starts learning to read.