FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are the books selected?

We choose books ourselves carefully 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 bespoke book 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, 8+, is suitable for children who are more confident in their independent reading, perhaps aged between 8 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. 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 do the activity sheets feature?

We tailor-make the activity sheets so that they relate to the book that they arrive with. They include book review questions, science and craft activities, trivia, word puzzles, writing or drawing challenges, and more. We are always keen to hear from you with ideas or feedback about our activity sheets!

Tell me more about the Family Value and Super Sized subscriptions

We have a number of enhanced subscription packages. The Family Value subscription is ideal for siblings who might want to read the same book but have their own activity sheets, craft materials and gifts. Book boxes within a Family Value subscription contain one book but two of everything else. The Super Sized Book Boxes are bumper boxes containing extra  bookish gifts that are inspired by the book.  They include everything that our A Pocketful of Books subscription offers plus 3 to 5 additional surprise items.

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 per book box (or of €5 per box for our super sized subscription boxes). 

When does my package arrive?

Our book boxes are always posted mid-month.  Our cut off date is 7th of each month, so if you subscribe after 7th June, for example, you would receive your first book box in July, but subscriptions purchased between 8th May and 7th 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 subscription packs are slim so generally our package will be delivered along with your regular post. Our book wraps are also 100% recyclable and FSC® certified, and we avoid using plastic in our book boxes. If you have upgraded to a super sized book box, these packages are a couple of centimetres wider but will still fit into many mailboxes, though not all.

Can I cancel my subscription?

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. 

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. If you would like to submit a book review about any title, simply email us at hello@apocketfulofbooks.com. Our book reviews section is currently under 'reconstruction' but will be up and running more smoothly again soon.

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!