FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are the books selected?

We choose books ourselves very carefully for inclusion in our book subscription boxes and we read many titles in order to identify great books with a wide-ranging appeal. To help young readers diversify their reading material, we ensure a variety of books of different genres, with strong characters and topics that are well written with rich vocabulary. We will not include classic books or popular bestsellers, that people are likely to already own or have read.

Which level should I choose?

We offer unique book subscription boxes for three reader levels. Those selecting the reader level that targets younger readers aged approximately 5 to 8 years old receive shorter books with more illustrations. If your child is not yet ready to read these books independently, they are also excellent for reading aloud together. Our second reader level, 9+, is suitable for children who are more confident in their independent reading, perhaps aged between 9 and 12. These book boxes contain books that are longer with content more suitable to slightly older readers. Our Mini Pocketful of Books level contains picture books rather than chapter books and targets young readers approximately 3 to 5 years.

Can I change the reader level at any time?

Yes of course, it is never a problem to switch the reader level in your book subscription. All you need to do is email us at hello@apocketfulofbooks.com and we will ensure that the following book box you receive is from the new reader level.

Can I purchase just one book box at a time?

Yes, you can browse our range of past book boxes if you would like to try just one box.  Some of these are on special offer so you might even grab yourself a bargain! 

What does the activity magazine feature?

We tailor-make the our activity so that the content all relates to the book that it arrives with. The magazines include book review questions, recipes, science and craft activities, trivia, word puzzles, writing or drawing challenges, and much more. We are always keen to hear from you with ideas or feedback about our activities!

Tell me more about the Family Value subscription.

Our Family Value subscription is ideal for siblings who might want to read the same book but have their own activity magazine, craft materials and gifts. Book boxes within a Family Value subscription contain one book but two of everything else. 

How much does shipping cost?

Postage is included for shipping within Germany, shipping to other countries will incur a small additional delivery fee of €1.75 to €2.95 per book box. 

When does my package arrive?

Our monthly book boxes are always posted mid-month.  Our cut off date is 10th of each month, so if you subscribe after 10th June, for example, you would receive your first book box in July, but subscriptions purchased between 11th May and 10th June would receive the first book box in June. If you have any queries or a specific date in mind such as a birthday, please email us or advise us in the ‘notes’ section when you place your order.

Do the packages fit in the mailbox?

Yes they do! The book wraps that we use to protect our monthly book subscription packs are slim so generally our package will be delivered along with your regular post. Our book wraps and packaging are also 100% recyclable and FSC® certified, and printed with eco-friendly inks. 

Can I cancel my subscription?

Of course, but please note that when you prepay in advance for either 1, 3, or 6 of our monthly book boxes, cancellation of these deliveries that have already been paid for is not possible, except for within 14 days of receiving your first book, (detailed in our terms and conditions). Our subscriptions auto-renew but you can login to your account and cancel the renewal of your subscription at any time. If you do wish to terminate your subscription, you should do this before 4th of the month as the auto-renew takes place on 5th. You will always receive an email notification before each auto-renewal.

Can I change my delivery address?

Of course, just email us at hello@apocketfulofbooks.com to advise us of your change of address.

How do I submit a book review?

We love receiving reviews from our subscribers and we welcome them from and children or young readers, and publish them regularly on our blog. If you would like to submit a book review about any title, simply email us at hello@apocketfulofbooks.com. 

Click here for our Terms & Conditions. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch! You can email us at hello@apocketfulofbooks.com 

ARE YOU READY TO SUBSCRIBE TO A POCKETFUL OF BOOKS?

Feel free to contact us at hello@apocketfulofbooks.com if you have any further queries. Otherwise, dive right in and try a past book box or  pick the best subscription package for you!