Crate Expectations

The Book Club Box that thinks OUTSIDE the box!

Plans as low as $30.99 / month
Product Overview
  • Order by October 31st for our November box: OPPORTUNITY SQUAWKS Monthly subscriptions ship between the 25th and 30th. Subscriptions automatically renew on the 5th of each month. Cancel anytime before the next renewal date. Shipping available within the United States and Canada.
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  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Join us for a Novel Adventure!
Each month, subscribers (ages 8-12) receive a quality book paired with our one-of-a-kind Adventure Guide, a bookish snack & specially curated toys or games. Our Adventure Guide includes an EXCLUSIVE interview, STEM activity, recipe, menu ideas, discussion questions & more -- everything you need for a book club meeting with your family or friends!
  • Make reading fun with a book club adventure
  • Enjoy exclusive interviews and a book-themed snack in each box
  • Specially curated gifts to spark creativity and imagination
  • Book-related STEM activity, recipe, discussion questions and more
  • Perfect for homeschool, family learning or learning pods

Sneak Peek

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November Box

A rip-roaring, rollicking read for the whole family! When no one wants to give you a chance, sometimes you have to take a chance on yourself. Hop aboard the gravy train with this hilarious tale of big dreams and even bigger adventures. Perfect for the holiday, our Adventure Guide will help you hit the trail for book club fun of historic proportions.

Order by October 31st to get this box!

Questions

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Q: What should I do if I already have a book in the subscription box? Asked by Christopher C., September 2020

Crate Expectations answered...September 2020

Unfortunately, since our crates are planned and ordered in advance and include items beyond the book, we're unable to refund books which a subscriber might already own. We reveal our upcoming theme on our main website and in each subscription box. If you are worried that it might be a title you already own, feel free to email us and we can pause your subscription for the month.


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Q: Are the books hardcover or paperback?Asked by Christopher C., September 2020

Crate Expectations answered...September 2020

Our books are typically hardcover. However there are some great books that we want to share with our readers which are only available in paperback. If our selected book club pick is a paperback edition, we make sure the value of the other items in that month's box makes up for any price difference.


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Q: When is my subscription billed?Asked by Christopher C., September 2020

Crate Expectations answered...September 2020

You're billed for the total of whichever subscription plan you've chosen (1, 3, or 6 months.) when you subscribe. At the end of your subscription term, your subscription will automatically renew for the same term unless you've cancelled. Re-billing occurs on the 5th of each month.


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Q: When is my subscription going to be shipped?Asked by Christopher C., September 2020

Crate Expectations answered...September 2020

Our boxes ship between the 25th and the 30th/31st of each month.

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Wonderful Subscription!

Aug 01, 2020
Tiffany H.
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I have three children, ages 6, 10, and 13. They have all loved receiving our Crate Expectations boxes! I have been reading the books to them, even though they are all fluent readers, so we can experience the stories together. They beg me to read more every day! The extras that come each month with the book are so fun, and I’ve even tried the recipes in the Adventure Guide (and they’ve turned out well!). I can’t recommend this subscription enough... it will be a great addition to your family time!

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Awesome!

Jul 31, 2020
Kate S.
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So cute! I love reading, but somehow my daughter just doesn't have the bug, yet. Im hoping these awesome boxes will get her excited!

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Wow wow wow!

Aug 02, 2020
Amanda L.
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Just got our first crate and wow wow wow! My daughter loves the book and all thoughtful goodies and activities that came along. Such a fun idea and really well executed. Well done, Crate Expectations! Telling all my friends!

Past boxes from Crate Expectations

June Box

June Box

Step inside the magical world of Circus Mirandus! With this month's box, you'll learn about refraction, bake cookies by magic, imagine your own circus act, and be ready for your book club meeting with discussion questions and a circus-themed menu!

July Box

July Box

Our July box is filled with everything you need to have an "Out of This World" adventure at home! Along with the hilarious and heartfelt book "Cosmic," you'll get to launch your own mini rocket, discover the challenges of eating in space, and discuss whether it's more fun to be a kid or a grown-up.

August Box

August Box

Discover your inner superhero with the Newbery-Award winning book Flora and Ulysses, including a signed bookplate from the author! Explore the power of friendship, poetry and snacks as you create your own comic adventure, investigate how squirrels can fly, and make a tasty squirrel-inspired treat to share with your family or friends.

September Box

September Box

You won't want to miss this breathtaking new fantasy adventure inspired by the classic tale Les Miserables. This month's adventure is about finding the unique power in each of us. Discover the ways we are all connected as you explore circuits and energy, create electricity from lemons, imagine a world ruled by your own laws, and join together for a sweet book club feast. This box also includes a specially signed bookplate from the author.

October Box

October Box

Discover the magical book that inspired the beloved film! This brand new translation of a modern classic is sure to charm and captivate the entire family! Discover the magic of friendship and let your imagination take flight with our book club Adventure Guide.

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