the monthly book club – that inspires your

Every month we’ll post you a new and unusual book to read, along with a beautifully designed activity card of creative and imaginative ideas suggesting things for you to write, to do, to make, or to cook – all inspired by the book.

We believe everyone is creative, sometimes you just need a little inspiration.

How it works


Pick your
age group

Bumblebee subscriptions are available for children and grownups!


Pick your

Choose either a monthly rolling subscription, or a gift subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months.


Wait for the
post to arrive!

Each month you’ll receive a beautiful and unusual book – we work with small independent publishers to make sure that you’re unlikely to already have the book on your shelves.



Using the activity card that accompanies your book as inspiration, get writing, making, creating or baking! You don't have to be an expert - be inspired and have a go.


Share your

Once you’ve made your amazing creations, you can upload photos to our website here. Follow us on Instagram to see what other Bumblebees have already created.


Pay it

By subscribing you help us to run free, fun creative writing and creative thinking sessions for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are struggling with literacy. You can find out more about this here.

The perfect gift

Ideal for book lovers and creatives of all ages, you can gift a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription to our Mini Bee, Busy Bee or Big Bee plan.

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