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 a Book Subscription program for Ages 1 to 5 years (toddlers to preschoolers).
Receive books once a month to yourself or your loved one for 3 months. The selected books will be a mix of learning (eg. alphabet and counting books), activity, and fiction books; with a mix format of paperback, hardback or boardbooks. Most of the selected fiction books are aimed at shared reading. Postage is included in the subscription price.
If you prefer an ongoing monthly book subscription, please refer to our Book Subscription page for further details.
Please note: this subscription program is only valid for delivery within Australia.
(Ideal as a gift)
|Min Number of Books Sent Each Month |
2 Books-3 Months $120 Subscription
|2 books with min total RRP of $29.90 |
3 Books-3 Months $150 Subscription
|3 books with min total RRP of $39.90 |
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.
How do I include a gift message?
Just add your message in the comment section in the Check-out page. We will include the message in the first book dispatch.
What happens if I already own the book you are going to send?
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, nothing extra to pay.
What do I do if I still haven’t received my book?
How do get the delivery address changed?
Can I cancel my subscription?
There is no cancellation option for fixed-term upfront subscriptions.
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.