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Picture Books capture children’s hearts and imaginations. They make children laugh, and can entertain like no other.

The best books have the magical ability to teach children important life lessons through story and illustration.

How it works

My Book Bag captures the magic of picture books in a monthly subscription that delivers curated books, activities and reading notes that are age and developmentally appropriate. Each month we focus on a different social emotional theme.

Our careful selection of books and research driven design of activities are aimed to assist children in learning about and processing emotions, life events and social values in a way that is meaningful and relatable.

My Book Bag is run by Ally, a Victorian Primary School Teacher with a passion for inspiring well-being through playful education. Learn more about our journey.


Each month we send you a parcel of goodies corresponding with the month's social emotional development theme.

Monthly inclusions:

  • Two picture story books, specially curated high quality literature.
  • Bookish play activities related to the month's theme.
  • Parent notes to help facilitate conversation with your child during and after reading.
  • A list of other ideas and activities to promote the month's value/theme.

A special reusable 'My Book Bag' fabric bag is included with your first delivery.

Recent Months


Quarterly billing (paying 3 months at a time) entitles you to a discount, as it helps us plan ahead with our publishers.

'Newbies' Subscription

Recommended: Newborn - 2

Perfect for families of very young children looking to start their home libraries. Beautifully illustrated and themed books aimed to inspire a love of reading in the very youngest children.


Plus postage.

'Wildthings' Subscription

Recommended: 2 - 4

For children who are beginning to learn that life isn’t all about them. Children this age are experiencing emotions and life events that are new and confusing as their world is changing rapidly. Help your child understand their experiences.


Plus postage.

'Storm Riders' Subscription

Recommended: 5 - 7

Starting school is a whole new ball game. Socialising, making friends, following rules, successes, failures, persisting, and exhibiting resilience. Provide your child with tools to help them navigate the rough seas of socialisation and schooling.


Plus postage.

'Journey Makers' Subscription

Recommended: 8 - 10

Picture books aimed at older readers address more complex themes. Children must develop values and make choices. However, changing social dynamics and self-awareness may induce doubt. Assist your child in becoming a wise and confident decision maker.


Plus postage.

You can cancel your subscription at any time. You'll continue to receive any deliveries which you've already paid for.

Flat rate postage of $9.95 Australia wide.

One-Time Specials

Book & activity bundles available as special one time sales. Dispatched the next business day.

Available in limited quantities only.

Free shipping on all one time specials.

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