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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 book box that sparks the love of reading for ages 4- 14.

Bonus book & 50% OFF 1st box on 6 or 12-month plans.


How it Works

1. You Subscribe.

Bookish joy is 1-click away. Starting from just £19.99. FREE UK SHIPPING!

2. We Ship Your Box.

Monthly themed boxes ship FREE (UK ONLY) between 12th & 15th of each month. 

3. The Adventures Begin.

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

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 Choose Your Plan

Our boxes of books and treats come with flexible subscription options which make awesome gifts either as monthly subscriptions or as one-off gift purchases for friends or family.

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
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  Books for 4-14yrs

Stories to keep kids 4-14 engrossed and inspired. Junior Box for 4-7s & Tween / Teen Box for 8-14s

 Affordable plans

One-off & subscription options available from £15. There's something for every budget. FREE UK SHIPPING on all  subscription plans.

  Flexible options

Subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months or buy our one-off boxes. For 6 or 12 month plans, get 50% off & bonus book with 1st box!

  Supporting Charities

We donate a brand new book to Book Aid International for every subscription bought. Also 10% of each sale goes to support Great Ormond Street Hospital.

As Seen In

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 some boxes to your pupils, looked after children or chosen beneficiaries


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Buying a Gift or Want to Try it First?

Shopping for someone else? Or want to buy a one-off or past box? We have both the Junior & Tween/Teen boxes available in this collection.

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Still Got Questions?


Still got questions? Visit our F.A.Qs page or email us at


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Sale For the Current Box Ends In:

Subscribe by 14th each month for 50% OFF 1st box & a bonus book!
(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.

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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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Meet the Creators

Kirsten & Aiyven are 13 & 12 year old sister-writers who are completely mad about books. Voracious readers & book reviewers, they have each written & published a middle grade novel . They also do children & middle grade book reviews on Facebook & YouTube all in the hope of promoting literacy and diversity in middle-grade literature. Their plan is simple "To make reading for pleasure cool again by sharing their love for reading & writing with everyone!". With the Happier Every Chapter subscription box, they aim to create an engaged community of readers through monthly boxes of bookish bliss for 8 - 14 year olds with junior boxes for 4-7 year olds too! 


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

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion matters. We experienced this first-hand when we were invited to take part in Channel 4 Steph's Packed Lunch Small Business Market featuring kidpreneurs. As young black girls, we were very humbled to be invited to talk about our passion and small business. Did you know that 1 in 8 children in the U. K. does not own a single book? Or that less than 5% of books in the U.K. have a diverse leading main character. At Happier Every Chapter, we hope to change the status quo, one book and one subscriber at a time.

Read Our Latest Blogs!

Meet the Team

Sep 23, 2021 Mbawa Books

Mbawa Books has expanded! We were lucky enough to be able to take on not one, but three apprentices. Each apprentice will now be focusing on a specific part of the business, and together we can make it run like clockwork.

Celebrating Girl Power with These 4 Amazing Books

Sep 21, 2021 Mbawa Books

Finding powerful women leads in books used to not be the case, but as times have moved forwards we have gotten more powerful women written into books, here are our top picks to keep your child interested in!

Reading In Foster Care, Does it Help?

Sep 15, 2021 Mbawa Books

Being in foster care can be taxing on children and parents, but sometimes something simple like reading a book together can really help!

Holes by Louis Sachar: Letters home from each of the main characters

Sep 10, 2021 Mbawa Books

If you haven’t yet read the book Holes by Louis Sachar, you want to stop whatever you are doing and grab a copy! Like Now! Kirsten took on a challenge we found on Instagram ( to write letters home from each of the main characters. Read and enjoy! 

Charities We Support

The work of The Children's Society is close to our hearts and we partner with them in various ways to support.

For every new subscription bought through our website, we donate a book to Book Aid.

10% of every purchase via our Work for Good page, goes to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.