I thought it would be fun to share our January OwlCrate Jr. unboxing! As I mentioned earlier, we had OwlCrate Jr. in 2017 and I decided for a Christmas gift to give it a go again. The kids have been really happy with December’s and January’s box.
January’s theme is “Weather The Storm”
What’s in the box?
Cloudspotting Notebook (Unemployed Philosophers Guild) – This is a nifty little pocket-sized handbook with diagrams and guides for charting weather.
“Storm’s-A-Brewin'” Decaf Tea Blend (Exclusive mix by Riddle’s Tea Shoppe) – Vanilla Strawberry Sweet Cake. This is a decaf blend that I just know is going to be delicious. We’ve had four different teas by Riddle’s Tea Shoppe and so far we’ve loved them all.
Exclusive OwlCrate Jr “Lighthouse” Button (design by Melanie Demmer)
The Storm Keeper’s Island Button
Cloud Folding Umbrella (OwlCrate Jr. Exclusive)
Wizard of Oz-inspired sticker (design by Melanie Demmer)
Tornado Tube (TEDCo Toys) – We had so much fun with this! All you need is (2) two-liter bottles and some water to create your own water vortex. We experimented by adding different things to the water like soap and glitter. It turned out to be a fun family project.
Exclusive Author Letter and signed bookplate
The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
Catherine Doyle’s stunning middle-grade debut, an evocative tale of ancient magic, bravery, and family bonds.
“Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle.” – School Library Connection
When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet.
Once in a generation, the island chooses a new Storm Keeper – someone to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn’s grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.
Fionn’s ancestral home has been waiting for him. But, deep underground, someone else has been waiting, too. As the battle rages over who will become the island’s next champion, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.
Catherine Doyle’s gorgeously written and evocative tale is perfect for fans of Orphan Island, Beyond the Bright Sea, and A Snicker of Magic.
OwlCrate Jr Magazine Issue #5 (designed by Michelle Gray) & Spoiler Card
Sneak peek card for next month’s box…
The theme for February is:
Lost & Found
That’s all for January’s box! Overall, the kids were happy with everything in the box this month. I personally love the educational value of OwlCrate Jr. With the “Weather The Storm” box we learned about vortex’s, charting weather, and enjoyed the “rain cloud in a jar” experiment in the magazine. We’re looking forward to reading The Storm Keeper’s Island this month.
Thanks for checking out our OwlCrate Jr. unboxing! Do you have any book box subscriptions to share? Feel free to leave thoughts and suggestions below.