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Curated by a trusted children's bookseller, we choose only the best new books from Canada, Britain and the United States. Delivery right to their door.


***Special Boxes (including novels for 8-12 year olds) on the Shop Now page are currently 20% off***


    Once a month, we will send your child a selection of recently published books we consider to be outstanding! Starting at $29.95 CAD + shipping. (If your box is destined for our hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada, we'll reimburse the shipping and hand-deliver)


    Our special boxes make a perfect gift. These boxes are a one-time purchase (no subscription needed) containing a selection of books for picture book fans, children learning to read and confident middle grade readers . **Currently 20% off***

  • Option Three: Past Boxes

    If you missed a box, please check our Past Boxes section. They may still be available. A great way to see an example of what's in our boxes.

How The Subscriptions Work

Let Marmalade walk you through the three easy steps.
Step One
step 1 Pick A Package
Baby Box for ages 0-3
Picture Book Box for ages 4-7
Family Box for ages 0-7
Step Two
step 2 Pick a subscription
3 months
6 months
12 months
Step Three
step 3 Enjoy
We mail your child their box and you get all the credit. Tell us how it goes.
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"Quality, age-appropriate children's books picked monthly by a respected expert in the field and delivered with a personal note from Grandma! It's a win for my grandchildren, for their super-busy working mom and for me!"

I'm an auntie to three beautiful nieces. Unfortunately I live far away and can't see them as much as I would like. However, with Marmalade Books I can send them love and special surprises that allows my nieces to know I love them every month and I'm always thinking about them. Thank you Marmalade Books.

"Marmalade Books curates the most darling children books and bundles them up in a sweet little package with a personalized note for the entire family to enjoy. Opening our first box was a memory making moment and the beautifully illustrated books now happily sit on our bookshelf and will be enjoyed for years to come."

"Marmalade Books is a wonderful service!  My young granddaughter lives in another city. Every month she receives a hand-picked selection of age-appropriate children's books. It means so much to me to know she is receiving fresh, stimulating books on a regular basis, and not always rereading the same tired books that happen to be laying around. And I know my granddaughter looks forward to her new books! For her it's like Christmas every month. And when I visit she always brings me books to read to her. It means so much in this TV/ Internet age. Pat's knowledge in the field means my granddaughter receives only the finest children's stories, curated by someone with years of experience. I really cannot think of a better gift to give my grandchild...than the gift of reading."

"Who doesn’t feel a thrill when opening a new book for the first time? It was the eager anticipation of beginning a literary journey which fueled my passion for reading from an early age. The Marmalade Book boxes are the perfect way to ignite a passion for reading in my own children. The themed boxes are wonderfully fun; we look forward to checking the mailbox each month to see what treasures have been delivered. For our family, it’s been a delightful experience and the perfect way to get everyone off their devices while exploring new authors and titles."

"Marmalade Books, what a treat for dedicated gifters of books. This is the perfect support, wisely selected sets of well written and well illustrated books for young readers packaged in a box that arrives by mail. First of all it is a happy surprise to receive two books in a box and second for children who rarely receive anything by mail it is a terrific treat to find a box addressed to them. I only wish I had more grandchildren to send these boxes to."

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