We love books! It's no secret! Hence when Owl Readers Club introduced themselves to us, we were exhilarated. Ok, in all honestly, we were skeptical. It may probably be one of those online bookstores which has an overwhelmingly huge host of books. Honestly, I detest those as I'm often lost and in the sea of books. Where should I start from? Which is suitable for my child?
The Club is founded by a husband and wife team who has an inquisitive little toddler. Being parents themselves enable them to understand which books are best for kids. A quick look at Owl Readers Club's website and I realised that their variety is more than decent and in fact, the books curated are stuff which are very much sort after in top 10 lists of must-reads for kids below 6years old. Think Julia Donaldson and Oliver Jeffers. One can search for books according to age group of language which makes the whole search a lot easier. Apart from curating quality children titles at reasonable prices, they organise reading-related events too, providing opportunities for book-loving families to meet up.
Add Owl Readers Club on your FB to keep abreast of their Story-Telling Sessions.
What also drew me to it is also their collection of Chinese books specially curated by Jiang Meiru, owner of Flip for Joy 乐翻天, a Singapore-based online children's bookstore, dedicated to sourcing the best Chinese books around the world. Now, I am no guru in Chinese and knowing that Meiru is a trained Chinese language teacher put me all at ease.
So what differentiates them from other online bookstores?
OWL READERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
1) Basic and paid members earn reward points which can be redeemed for purchases. 5 points are awarded for every $1 set. Redemption begins at 500 points which can be exchanged for $5 credit. Pretty much like the rebates credit cards love giving right? And we love such kickbacks. Sign up as a basic member for FREE and start earning reward points. You will earn 200 points simply by signing up, 50 points for writing a book review and 200 points for attending the club's events! So easy to earn! Writing reviews not only help us earn points, but help others in the community to decide on which books to get.
2) Should you wish to upgrade your subscription to a paid one, 2x reward points for every dollar spent will be extended to you, as well as 2X reward points for writing book reviews and attending book club events. To add on, you can enjoy exclusive benefits from various merchants like:
Sign up here as a basic member for free! Currently, they are having a promotion:
6-month Owl Member (Usual price $98, current promo $68)
1-year Owl Star Member (Usual price $188, current promo $98)
OWL READERS CLUB APP
With the advent of technology, Owl Readers Club is set to launch their app in December and members would be able to buy books through the app as well as connect with other like-minded members, arrange book exchanges or organise book-related activities. Great way to know more friends!
WHAT WE GOT?
Very apt as we are moving into December.
This bundle was going for only $19.90! Cheap right?
This must be one of my favourites amongst the loot! I have always been advocating that the Gramps should speak to my kids in dialect. So far, only mom is doing that hence they can understand a small bit of Teochew. However, with Hakka being a minority, it isn't spoken that much, if any at all, amongst my in-laws. Even my hubs himself does not comprehend the dialect! So, with this book, I am hoping that they can pick up this dying dialect and hopefully be able to converse a little with the older generation in the near future!
Pssssst! Now, for some goodies! Christmas is round the corner and I've just heard, they are running a promotion! Don't say I don't share!
In addition, the people at Owl Readers Club believe that reading starts from young and would like to kickstart your love for books with a generous giveaway!
One lucky reader will walk away with a complimentary 6-month membership (worth $98) and $25 credit to spend in their online store. All you need to do is to carry out the following:
This giveaway ends on 8th December 2016 and the winner will be contacted by Owl Readers Club. Good luck and have fun reading!