Order now for our OCTOBER box


Subscriptions start at $ 32.99/month. 

Subscription boxes ship the last week of each month. Order by September 30th to receive our October box.

Set Sail for a Novel Adventure

Crate Expectations is your child's personal book-club-in-a-box

Yes, you read that right.  An actual book club.  For kids ages 8-12

We know how important reading is.  We also know how busy life as a parent is.  We're here to help.  

Each month, subscribers will receive :

  • Our book club pick of the month
  • A bookish snack to enjoy while reading
  • Educational (and FUN) toys or games, specially curated to pair with the book
  • An EXCLUSIVE author interview
  • A book-related STEM activity and supplies
  • A book-inspired recipe and menu ideas
  • Book club discussion questions
  • Recommendations for further reading

We believe that reading isn't just about the book but about the ADVENTURE!  A book club is a great way to share that adventure -- either as a family or at a monthly book club meeting with friends.  

Crate Expectations developed from our own real life neighborhood book club. We saw what worked and what didn't.  As a result, our boxes are 100% kid-approved.

Think of us as your child's own special clubhouse -- where the ticket for admission is a great book!

Missed an adventure? Check out our past boxes available for single purchase.

The theme for our October box is

Moving House

You never know where your story will take you!

Discover the past and decide your future with this Russian folk-tale inspired story about a determined girl, a secret history, and a magical house.

Order by September 30th.


Your Crate. Your Rules.

We know everyone's schedules are different.  That's why our boxes are designed to be used individually, as a family, or (best of all) with your friends in your own special book club.


Explore and Imagine

For all bookworms.  Enjoy a new book each month, with fun activities and treasures to capture your imagination.


Make Memories

Create your own family book club at home.  Our monthly selections are perfect as family readalouds.  Siblings will love sharing in the activities and games. 


Share the Adventure

Gather your friends for your very own book club.  Meet up each month to discuss and celebrate your book.

Our Crate Expectations

Books are magic. 

Reading has no rules. 

Friends make everything more fun. 

Cookies are never optional.


"There is more treasure to be found in books than in all the pirate's loot on treasure island."

--Walt Disney 

Crate Cares

For each box sold, Crate Expectations makes a donation to a charity focused on children's literacy.