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Hand- and heart-picked books from our family to yours

All book boxes include beautiful and age-appropriate books that both ignite imagination and proudly feature diverse characters and families.
 

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Once every three months, your box will be delivered to your door to enjoy!

Learn why your prepayment and repeat purchasing are critical to harnessing our consumer power as we advocate for more diverse books.

 

founding member -seasonal subscription      

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Once every three months, your box will be delivered to your door to enjoy!

Learn why your repeat purchasing is critical to harnessing our consumer power as we advocate for more diverse books.

 

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Give the gift of beautiful stories that both ignite imagination and wonder and feature diverse characters and families.

 

Once every three months, your box will be delivered to your door to enjoy!

Learn why your purchase is critical to harnessing our consumer power as we advocate for more diverse books.

 

 

Peek Inside

Each season, your curated book box will include children's books with magical stories that both ignite imagination and wonder and feature diverse characters and families. After all, that's what our most precious little ones deserve!

Learn more about how we choose our books.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What will be inside each box?

Our Curation Team chooses only the best books that make our hearts sing! Picked by hand (and heart), our stories ignite imagination and wonder and feature LGBTQ+, racially and ethnically diverse, and feminist characters and families, among other under-represented identities in kids' books. After all, our children deserve the best.

Learn how we decide which books to include.

 

how often will I receive a book box?

Members receive their book boxes once every three months - in September, December, March and June. Some people call these quarterly boxes. Others call them seasonal boxes. They all mean the same thing to us - we'll be shipping you beautiful books once every three months, which also means four times per year. If you need your box shipping for a different date, please contact us directly.

 

What if I have two children that fit into the two different age groups?

If you have children that span both age groups (0-2 and 2-6), you can choose to receive the contents of both boxes in one box and receive 20% off your second box price each quarter with code DOUBLETROUBLE. 

 

What if I receive a book that I already have?

While we attempt to feature the best and often hardest-to-find diverse content, occasionally amazing minds think alike, and you may already have one of our books. If so, we invite you to make someone else's heart sing too by sharing this book with someone else in your community. Perhaps as a birthday gift, a donation to a library, classroom or community center! At OurShelves, we're growing shelves all throughout our communities! Especially because Ourshelves is just getting started, we would like your feedback and ideas on this policy.

 

Can't I FIND THESE BOOKS BY RESEARCHING AND shopping online?

Members share stories of feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by the many futile hours they've lost googling and searching for high-quality diverse picture books only to receive endless lists of books of questionable quality that require even further research. Meanwhile, our Curation Team includes cutting edge experts who live and breathe diverse books most hours of most days. OurShelves directly connects their expertise with you.

 

what if publishers don't seem to be making any content that depicts identities important to me?

You would be correct. The children's book publishing industry is not where it needs to be. There are still too many identities rendered non-existent in picture books -- either because beautiful books including these identities have not been created, or the books exist but are impossible to find because of inadequate marketing and distribution infrastructures. Either way, OurShelves is here to help. Please let us know what content you can't find. Our Curation Team will look into it, and whether we find such content or not, we are collecting and sharing this (anonymous) data with publishers with an expectation of change. Learn how we, together, are harnessing our consumer power to advocate for more diverse books.

 

What if i have another question or feedback to share?

We are on this journey together. We want to hear from anyone in the OurShelves family willing to share. Please contact us and ask us anything, and share any feedback.