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beTWEEN the Bookends- monthly themed book box

Keep the joy of reading alive with our Middle Grade book box! Available in many different options, these monthly themed boxes will include 1-3 novels along with 3-8 bookish and lifestyle items! Boxes are created by teen entrepreneur Jillian, who reads every book and tests every product prior to shipment. Happy reading!
  • The perfect gift for book loving tweens!
  • A fun mix of books and lifestyle items, keeping them excited to read
  • Small shops featured in every box
  • Now offering boxes for both boys and girls
  • Free shipping to anywhere in the US

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Photo of beTWEEN the Bookends: Tween Book Box current box January preview

January preview

January boxes will be themed "Make your own kind of Music" and are on sale through December 31st. All boxes will include THE CAMPAIGN by Leila Sales. Featured items include headphones shaped bookmark, a record coaster/room decor, music note earrings and more! !!!These boxes will NOT ship before the holidays. Please reach out to us directly if you need your first box sent in December!!!

Order by December 31st to get this box!


Customer Questions (26)

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Q: Is this subscription appropriate for a 12 year old? I see the age range is 8 to 12 which is a big range in reading level and maturity. I just don't want to end up with books that are too young. TY!Asked by Michelle W., November 2022

beTWEEN the Bookends answered...November 2022

Hi Michelle,
Great question! The books included in our tween box are middle-grade novels, which generally state they are for the 8-12 age range. We do have many 12 year olds (and older) who subscribe and are very happy with the books and contents each month! I would suggest checking out the shop page on our website, which shows many past boxes, giving you a better idea of what is included monthly. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly if we can help in any way!
Sara
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Q: I would like to order this for my 6 year old grandson. Is the box customizable for boys?Asked by Cindy P., October 2022

beTWEEN the Bookends answered...October 2022

Hi Cindy,
Great question! While our full size boxes include lifestyle items that would be best suited for girls, our gender neutral option does not include such items, and is perfectly suitable for boys or girls. I hope this helps, but please feel free to reach out directly with more questions!


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Q: Are the books new, hardcover or paperback? Are they always "beauty" items? Asked by Rev H., October 2022

beTWEEN the Bookends answered...October 2022

Hello,
Great question! Books are always brand new, and we send a mix of both hardcover and paperback. The lifestyle items included in boxes are a wide array of items, ranging from unique bookmarks, to bath bombs, stationery, tote bags, and even an occasional fun snack. Our full/mini boxes will occasionally have an age appropriate beauty item (maybe a lip gloss or body spray), but our gender neutral version will not. I hope this helps! Please feel free to look at our past boxes to get an idea of items included.


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Q: My daughter is 8 1/2 and loves fantasy novels and graphic novels. Is there a way we can request certain genres and age appropriate content?Asked by Rachel L., September 2022

beTWEEN the Bookends answered...September 2022

Hi Rachel, thanks for the great question! Unfortunately you can not select genres, as each box receives the same book(s) every month. However, we can guarantee that books and items will be age appropriate. If looking for a specific genre, we suggest heading to our website where we offer many one time boxes, and you will see all books/items listed prior to purchasing. Please feel free to message us directly with any further questions or concerns!
Thank you,
Sara

Reviews (32)

Great choice for 12 year old

Nov 03, 2022
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Rachel B.
10 Reviews
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 10 days

My 12 year old daughter wanted a book box subscription, but so many options available on the market have adult content books that I cannot trust for her age. I was worried that this item may be too "baby" for her, but the first box was a big hit! One good sized chapter book with the main character also a 12 year old girl (perfect selection!,) and some craft/game/personal supplies- washi tape, a custom deck of cards with cool illustrations, a very cool metal book mark, water bottle carrier, scented lip balm. There may have been another item or two in there. I am satisfied with my choice, and especially happy that I don't need to pre-read the book to ensure it is appropriate!!!

Cautious of Book Content

Apr 26, 2022
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Kathy H.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 3 months

I purchased this box for my 12 year old granddaughter. The first box was great--she loved it, especially the books. I was very disappointed in the second box as we are a christian family and it came with a book that does not align with our religious beliefs regarding same sex attractions.
I would kindly recommend that you alert the customers regarding sexual book content, especially in consideration of this age group and the fact that previewing and censoring is not available prior purchasing or gifting. Or perhaps it would be best to just not include books that are not appropriate for everyone. I am sorry for the low rating as it is a well put together box, but it is no longer for us which the rating indicates.

beTWEEN the Bookends said...Apr 26, 2022

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for taking the time to leave this honest review. While we try to choose books every month that will suit all subscribers, we know that sometimes we can not please everyone. We do however offer a book replacement when we totally miss the mark. If you'd like to reach out personally via email, we'd be happy to replace the book with something that your granddaughter would enjoy more.
Thanks for supporting my daughter's small business, and we look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Sara
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Very cute

Jul 09, 2021
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Heaven J.
6 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

It was a amazing little treat for my girls love that it came with multiples of items for them to share!!!

Great box !

May 27, 2021
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Sarah A.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months

Shipped quickly such a great box ! Everything in the box was creatively put together and the books are amazing!

Great for tweens!

Jun 10, 2021
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Lindsay B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months

My 9 year old has a hard time finding appropriate books that match her interest but also her reading level. This box solves that problem! I love that I can feel comfortable letting her read these solo without me reviewing too much or reading with her. Also love that there are usually 2 books in a box, which is a great value, but also guarantees she will love at least one book so the box doesn’t end up feeling like a waste if one isn’t a hit. They also pick some awesome goodies and we’ve discovered some fun new places to shop small through the products! Jillian is very in tune with the tween audience and does a fantastic job with these boxes!

Avid reader loves it!

Apr 25, 2021
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Tracey H.
5 Reviews
6 Pictures
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

My daughter loved everything in this box. Perfect for a 10 year old avid reader. She couldn't wait to start reading the books.

Perfect for bookish tweens

Apr 12, 2021
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Jennifer G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 months

My tween loves this box! It has a nice mix of products (stationary, self care, trinkets) and the books are perfect.

Love our box!

Mar 03, 2021
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Brittany N.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months

My daughter loved her box! All the items are great, everything was packaged beautifully, and it arrived sooner than expected. Absolutely no complaints!

Bee Kind box

Mar 08, 2021
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Lisa K.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

Great first box!

big success

Feb 13, 2021
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Doris F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

Given as Christmas and Valentine's Day gifts, these were a huge hit with my great-nieces, ages 8 & 10. The items selected were on target for both of them and I could tell were chosen carefully to make the most bang. Thank you!

Past boxes from beTWEEN the Bookends: Tween Book Box

August "Beach" themed box

August "Beach" themed box

Our August box took us to the beach no matter where we opened it. With fun beachy reads, a pop it, bath salt soak and other themed goodies! This box is now available as a one time purchase.

September "Back to School" box

September "Back to School" box

Our back to school box features books and lifestyle items perfect to celebrate your first day back to school with! Our full size box is pictured.

October Box

October Box

Our October box has the theme of SCARY GOOD READS. Full size and gender neutral boxes will include a tote bag with a bookish quote printed on from small shop CBC Designs, full and mini boxes will have a paperclip bookmark from small shop mykookiejar, and all boxes will include a ghost bath bomb from small shop A Scents of Grace. Full box will have two books and a total of seven items.

November "Reading is Magical" box

November "Reading is Magical" box

Our November box had the theme "Reading is Magical". Full size box is pictured.

December winter themed box

December winter themed box

Our December box has a "Winter" theme! The book of the month in all boxes is THE ROOT OF MAGIC by Kathleen Benner Duble. Also pictured are peppermint hot cocoa (in all boxes) penguin socks (in full and mini boxes), bookish magnet (in all boxes), and an exclusive bubble bath paste (full and mini boxes). Full size box (pictured) will have a total of two books and eight items this month.

January "Hungry for a Good Book" box

January "Hungry for a Good Book" box

January theme is "Hungry for a Good Book". Spoilers pictured are book of the month THE DOUGHNUT FIX, bookish themed coaster set, trio of fruit loops scented bath truffles, and donut themed bandages. Full box is pictured.

February "Around the World in a Book" box

February "Around the World in a Book" box

February boxes will have a "Travel the World in a Bool" theme! Our book of the month is PENCILVANIA. Boxes will also include bath crumble in a Mango or Strawberry scent from "Bubble T Cosmetics", a washer necklace from small shop "Slightedge Designs", and a sticker set and pin set to match our theme! Full size box(pictured) will include a total of two books and seven items.

March Box

March Box

Our March box will be themed "Who Done It". Book of the month is "Coop Knows the Scoop". Items include a bookish paint yourself wall hanging(in full and gender neutral boxes only), a flashlight pen, handmade scrunchie (in full and mini boxes only), and our monthly themed button and sticker pack. Full size box(pictured) will include a total of 2 books and 8 items.

April Box

April Box

April's theme is "Books and Besties". Inside you'll receive books about friendship, and great items to use or share with your besties. Items such as a tic tac toe game(pictured) with pieces to accompany our book of the month, postcards to color and share with friends, and friendship tokens (in full box only) to remind those you love how important they are. Full size box(pictured) will include a total of 2 books and 8 items

May Box

May Box

May's box theme is "plant your story" and will feature books and items with a garden and nature theme! Our book of the month is "Hello from Renn Lake" by Michele Hurwitz. Spoiler items include a rice and lavender eye mask, a DIY seed bomb kit, and an avocado keychain. Full size boxes will include a total of 3 books and 8 items this month!

June box

June box

June's theme is "A home between the pages". Box will include books and items that can be used at home. Spoilers include our book of the month, a fun family fill in book, a flamingo keychain for your house key, and pick up sticks to play with your family in a fun bookish themed wooden box! Full size box will include a total of 3 books and 7 items.

July preview

July preview

July's box theme is "Reading under the stars". Full size boxes will include a total of 3 books and 7 items this month! Spoilers pictured include Tote bag with exclusive design by KarenThaco (full and gender neutral only), exclusive enamel pin with same design(full, mini, gender neutral), and a beautiful gold star necklace (full and mini only). Follow @betweenthebookendsbox for better looks at each spoiler throughout the month.


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