Monthly book subscription for kids. Nurture reading for pleasure & diversity awareness | Mbawa Books 

Reading is the most powerful gift we can give a child. 

A monthly box to supercharge reading for pleasure & diversity awareness.

Experience our exclusive & thoughtfully curated selection of books, gifts & short stories for ages 4-14.

Kirsten and Aiyven Mbawa. Co-founders of Happier Every Chapter Book Subscription Service



A monthly box of bookish bliss for tweens!

Inspire Your Tween Reader

Monthly book box that sparks the love of reading.

Order today for a BONUS book! And get 50% OFF your 1st box with the 6 or 12-month plans.

Inspire Your Young Reader

A monthly box to nurture reading for pleasure & diversity awareness.

Discover our thoughtfully curated selection of books, short stories & treats for ages 4-14.

50% OFF 1st Box on 6 & 12 month Plans.

How it Works

Subscribe to Happier Every Chapter

1. You Subscribe.

Bookish joy is 1-click away. Starting from just £15.99. FREE UK SHIPPING!


2. We Ship Your Box.

Monthly themed boxes ship between 12th & 15th  each month. 

Young Bookworm enjoying the adventures

3. The Adventures Begin.

Your happy reader tucks into their box of bestselling diverse books & awesome treats too! 

What's Inside? 


Carefully curated selection of diverse, inclusive, representative books & activity sheets perfect  for your bookworm's stage in their reading journey! 

Short Stories

Bite-sized funny short stories to engage even the most reluctant reader. Pure bookish  indulgence for young bookworms. 

Gift Items

Mix of themed gift/reward items such as games, stationery, toys etc to make unboxing super exciting.

Why Happier Every Chapter?

Reading for pleasure isn't just about fun. It is the biggest indicator of a child's future success. Yet, about 400k UK children do not own a single book & only 8% of children's books published in 2020 featured an ethnic minority main character.  Our boxes of books, gifts & short stories  aim to keep  the love of reading alive.  

Happy Subscriber of Happier Every Chapter

 Engage & inspire kids. No duplicate books

 Free UK Shipping 

  Affordable plans from £17.99

Supporting charities 

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Junior Box (4-7yrs)
From £22.99


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Tween Box (8-14yrs)
Short Stories ONLY 

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Tween Box (8-14yrs)
1-Book Box

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12-Month Plan
From £19.99

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12-Month Plan
From £19.99

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For monthly plans, on 12th of each month, we'll send you a themed box of literary heaven with:

  • 2 Epic Books (incl. A Diverse Read)
  • 2 Short Stories & Activity Sheets
  • Exclusive Author Goodies
  • 4- 6 Lifestyle Items
  • Access to Live Author Interviews, Competitions, Book Chats, Discounts & More.

🚢 For one-off purchases of past subscription boxes, your box will contain all items above and will ship on the 12th if bought before the 11th each month or immediately if bought after the 12th of each month

 🔱All 1-Book Boxes With Treats, will ship immediately with 1 book & 4 mystery lifestyle items.

Are you a School, Local Authority or Corporate?

We'd love to send boxes to your pupils, looked after children or chosen charities.

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Still Got Questions?

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Sale For the Current Box Ends In:

Subscribe by 14th each month for 50% OFF 1st box!
(Offer available on 6 or 12 month plans ONLY)

Boxes Ship 12th - 15th Every Month (FREE UK SHIPPING!)


Select Your Plan

Buy a one-off box or subscribe to a monthly, 3, 6 or 12-month plan. Don’t worry, you can change or cancel your plan online any time.

You Save 9%!

Monthly Plan


Ships Monthly


You Save 9%!

3-Month Plan


Ships Monthly


You Save 13%!

6-Month Plan


Ships Monthly


You Save 17%!

12-Month Plan


Ships Monthly

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One-Off Purchase

1-Book Box 


Ships Once



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Charities We Support

Meet the Creators

Kirsten & Aiyven are 2 young sisters, voracious readers and book reviewers who have written & published a middle-grade novel each. Their vision is simple "To make reading cool again by sharing their love for reading & writing!" The Happier Every Chapter subscription service is based on their idea for a monthly book subscription with diverse books, bite-size stories and treats to engage even the most reluctant reader. It is now a community of young readers aged 4-7 (Little Literates), 8 - 12 (Thought Leaders) & 13 - 14 (Book Wolves).

Watch our creators speak about Happier Every Chapter on Channel 4 Steph's Packed Lunch.