The Story Behind the Crate . . . 

It all started with a plate of cookies.   

The smell of cinnamon and sugar lured my 8-year-old into the kitchen.  "Only one," I told him as he reached across the counter.  "They're for my book club."

"I wish I had a book club," he muttered, looking longingly at the cookies.

I chuckled and then half a second later thought Why not?  I'd been looking for ways to rekindle his love of reading. Maybe this would help.  

I pitched the idea to a few friends who decided to give it a try.   We grabbed copies of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, picked a day to meet up, and snuggled in with our kids for bedtime read aloud time.  And guess what . . . it worked!

Six months later our group of four kids had grown to nearly a dozen as word spread and new friends were invited.  Since that first meeting, we've learned magic tricks, read poetry, eaten "fried worms," walked on eggs, defied gravity, and best of all, created lasting memories.

Our book club meetings have become a treasured activity.  And we're excited to have new adventurers joining the journey.  All it takes is your imagination.

Oh, and maybe a plate of cookies!


Meet Our Crew



Melissa was the child you could never send to her room because that's where all her books were.  Her love of reading has led her to careers as a teacher, writer and, best of all, storyteller to her two amazing sons.

   Her favorite childhood book is The Abandoned.


Creative Director

Brad grew up reading Tom Swift and choose-your-own-adventure books.  As an award-winning movie trailer editor, he's learned to tell stories in 2 minutes or less, while trying not to give away all the jokes.  

    His favorite childhood book is The Hobbit.

The Crew

Research and Development

The heart and soul of our company.

Their favorite books include: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth, The Neverending Story,  the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series, and of course, Harry Potter.

Our Mission

Our goal is to help children build lasting relationship with books.  Our boxes are designed to foster creativity and a love of reading.   Because we believe that children who are excited readers become lifelong readers.

Every child is an explorer.  Every book is an adventure.