Diverse Book Boxes for Children

We curate great children’s stories featuring diverse characterS.

We use our consumer power to advocate for the many diverse books still needed.

Your Subscription Matters

 

TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN

our stories affirm AND Connect

 

TO YOUR COMMUNITY

share our stories with your school or library, as birthday or holiday gifts

 

TO CREATING MORE DIVERSE BOOKS

we advocate with our consumer power

Be a Founding Member

JOIN US FOR OUR first pilot box - limited quantity

Sign up to be a Founding Member, and receive 10% off our first pilot box. (You will receive your discount code as you check out.)

Free shipping on boxes ordered now that will arrive in late December/early January. (Expedited shipping available by request.) Subscription boxes then arrive every three months - in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and so on.

 Orca Book Publishers

Orca Book Publishers

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How It Works

1

CHOOSE YOUR BOOK BOX

You will receive one book box every 3 months - for a total of 4 book boxes each year.  Choose between:

  • Sunshine Box (Ages 0-2)

  • Rainbow Box (Ages 2-5)

  • Treehouse Box (Ages 5-7)

 

2

WE CONNECT expert-curated BOOKS TO YOU

Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that our Curation Team lives and breathes  finding, and delivering to your doorstep, the very best stories!

 

 
 

3

cherish AND SHARE

Cherish these special stories.

Share them throughout your community.

Share with us who you still aren’t finding in your books. We share that (anonymous) data with publishers as we harness our consumer power to advocate for MORE diverse books.

 

THE CHARACTERS OUR CHILDREN MEET IN THEIR BOOKS MATTERS.

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OUR STORIES AFFIRM AND CONNECT

Learn more about how we choose which stories to include in our boxes.

Image from MOMMY’S KHIMAR (Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Ebony Glenn, Simon & Schuster)

 
 
 
 

OUR TEAM CARES

We started OurShelves because we struggled to find high-quality kids' books that reflected our family and our inclusive values. We quickly realized this was a problem many of our friends shared.

Read Our Story

 
 

"As two black queer moms raising our feminist son, we're grateful OurShelves is intentional about finding the highest quality, intersectional, age-appropriate and most importantly, affirming books for our family."

-Rianna and Kibibi, moms of Solomon (2)

 
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Get Started

 

Be a Founding Member

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST PILOT BOX - LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE

Sign up to be a Founding Member, and receive 10% off our first pilot box. (You will receive your discount code as you check out.)

Free shipping on boxes ordered now that will arrive in late December/early January. (Expedited shipping available by request.) Subscription boxes then arrive every three months - in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September and so on.