January “Weather The Storm” OwlCrate Jr. Unboxing #owlcrateJR #ocjrstorm #childrensbooks #unboxing @owlcratejr

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 Book:

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.

❤ Mischenko

30 thoughts on “January “Weather The Storm” OwlCrate Jr. Unboxing #owlcrateJR #ocjrstorm #childrensbooks #unboxing @owlcratejr

  1. OMGosh – what a FUN and interesting box filled with so many great great things!! I want one!!! My kids loved all things weather related! I hope you guys enjoy all of this and how perfect for the crazy weather we’re having!

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    1. It really is a fun box, Mackey! Perfect for right now–like you say –with this springish weather we’re having. I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet with winter, but glad the arctic temps are gone! Enjoy the rest of your week! 💗🌧🌝

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    1. It is pretty expensive. We ended up letting it go last year because it was a little much for our budget. The three middle kids share the OwlCrate Jr. box. It’s worked out just fine so far. They just share the stuff and we all read together. Often times there’s something in there for each of them. 😊

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  2. stephanie haddad

    I love the owl crates! Seems like they put a lot more in the ones for the kids. As you know, I never had much luck with mine but I’m not sure if the one I was getting was an owl crate. Nice post!

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    1. Yeah, these are pretty full. It is a bit expensive, but what I loved about getting the regular OwlCrates were the exclusive covers.

      The box that you were getting was horrible, wasn’t it? I remember lol. It was definitely not OwlCrate! 😁 Thanks!

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    1. I think it’s worth it, Steph! It’s a little expensive for our budget, but we’ll see how it works out. We had it for almost all of 2017 and never had a complaint about the books we received. You’ll have to let me know if you guys decide to try it. I think you’ll love it. Have a great weekend! 💜


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