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The Alligator's Mouth Subscriptions & Gift Boxes

The Alligator's Mouth Postal Subscription


An Alligator's Mouth postal subscription includes:

  • one new book a month, chosen by an expert member of staff and tailored to your child's preferences

  • a welcome pack containing: the first book, a certificate, an Alligator's Mouth tote bag, bookmarks, activity sheets and a book poster


And, for every new or renewed subscription we will donate one new book to Doorstep Library. Doorstep Library is a community-focused charity dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London who need their support.

The following packages are available: 12 months paperback, 12 months mixed paperback/hardback, 6 months paperback, 6 months mixed paperback/hardback (3 months paperback, 3 months hardback).

We are, as far as we know, the only children's book subscription service offering mixed paperback/hardback subscriptions and these are a popular choice, perfect for both younger children (who might like a mixture of picturebooks and hardback story collections, sound books, etc.) and older children (who might like a mixture of fiction and non-fiction plus the option of new fiction hardbacks).

On purchasing a subscription, we'll email you to say hello and ask for a few details and examples of books the recipient has enjoyed to get us started. You're welcome to give us feedback along the way. We'll also be in contact to make sure we're not sending duplicates.

Feedback from subscription holders:

  My granddaughter Amber is 5 and a half years old and is now half way through the second year of the Alligator’s Mouth subscription. Asked what she thinks of the subscription, “Mega” was the reply! The Alligator’s Mouth people manage to perfectly match the reading and ‘read to’ ability. It is a delightful way to encourage youngsters to read and we all appreciate how valuable that is. -John

  We purchased a subscription for two of our children last Christmas – a boy and a girl with very different interests and natural reading preferences – and have been delighted with the thought and care that has gone into choosing every book for them. The range of books and subject matter has been excellent and we’ve never had a book they haven’t enjoyed.  Indeed, some have prompted really interesting supper time conversations. We have already renewed for next year! -Kathleen​

  The boys have adored this subscription and your choice of books has been exceptional. You really offer a brilliant service to inspire children and their parents to explore new titles and authors. -Adriana

Gift Boxes

  An Alligator's Mouth Gift Box contains six carefully chosen books, based on age and any input you have on the preferences of the recipient. There are options for either six paperbacks or mixed three paperbacks with three hardbacks. These will be beautifully packaged in a white Boxmart box, nested in white paper and sealed with an Alligator's Mouth sticker. We will throw in extras like stickers for toddlers or bookmarks for young readers, plus activity sheets or posters if they are suitable. We will do what we can to make every box unique and full of surprises.

Gift boxes are available in the following options and you can of course contact us to tailor: 6 paperbacks, mixed paperbacks/hardbacks, and new baby.

In the new baby gift boxes we put one of the following to give a child and their parents a flying start:
nursery rhyme collection
board book story
cloth book
black and white book
sound book
bath book

As with our subscription packages, we will donate one book to Doorstep Library.

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