A reasonable question! WILF exists to work with you to improve your child's will to read for pleasure, we do this by delivering books your child will love directly to your door, every month.
It operates in three simple steps:
Step 1: You and your child get together and have a real think about the kind of books that you love and we'll be waiting for you to tell us with a handy and super simple online form when you're ready. You can choose to receive either one book per month, or three (plus the occasional bonus!)
Step 2: Our team will put their big brains to work and send your child a uniquely crafted selection of books and activities on the 1st of each month.
Step 3: You set us away to work with local community groups, where literacy can mean the difference between a future of inequality, or happiness, for many children & families.
We’d hope that our deliveries are squeezing as much value to you as possible. That’s what se spend our days thinking about. But if you’d like to finish, or pause your subscription, that’s totally fine. Just log into your account and the steps are simple to do so.
You’ll receive a mix! Ultimately, it’s our objective to distribute children’s books to those that will love them the most, so there’s no telling what combination of papreback/hardback you might receive.
Absolutely yes, and it’s super important that you do. As you know, we’ll use the criteria that you provide to carefully select the very best books that you’ll receive, so please ensure that you keep your criteria up to date. as you wish You can do so by logging in and altering your choices.
Ciao! WILF Books all began when us two founders (that's us pictured left - *waves*) realised that children reading for pleasure translates to smiling faces across every culture. It's a universal language amongst children. From the regimented Japanese practice, to the Indian group school sessions we witnessed outside, to the Icelandic classroom we were inspired by the joys of children’s smiles (and shocked that we hadn’t innovated the way to make that experience commonplace!) and so created WILF Books to create more of the same.
Not exactly, but that’s the beauty. It’s a surprise for your child to open their box each month and discover the books that are inside. Exciting! In the future though, we will be looking to open a marketplace for books that have been donated to us.
Well this is embarrassing isn’t it? So sorry, it’s not you it’s us. OK, it’s a little bit you, but mainly us. OK, whoever’s fault. We’re sorry. Just send us a note and we’ll supply you with an extra book next time. We’ll re-home the book you send to another child that will love it.
Two children, two boxes. One box per child. Yay! We’ll be happy to offer a 15% discount on your second box if you’re looking to buy for two children in the same family. Just send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll be delighted to supply you with a code for you to apply at checkout.
Right now, we're working hard to identify the right partners to allow us to contribute to seeing girls through school where it's needed the most. More to come. In short, all our profits will be heading in this direction.
Yes! You’re very kind. If you tick the box at checkout which says ‘I’d like to give this as a Gift’ and you’ll be presented with the relevant choices to make.
We ask for your child’s age when you register with us, so we will of course to send her or him, age-relevant books as they grow older. If you’d like your child to receive books targeted at older, or younger, than their actual age, just let us know in the notes within the same survey.
If you choose the SINGLE option, that's one per month, if you choose MULTIPLE, that's three plus the occasional bonus. Really though, it's about the experience. Your delivery will include one book that your child will love, every month, always worth more than the price you pay. You'll also find beautifully handcrafted paintings with your child's name on, extra special goodies when you're super lucky*, the knowledge that all profits are used to see girls through school where it's needed the most and the serious wonder of your child's face when they receive their delivery. Yay!
*It rains luck with us. :)
We use our own expertise to deliver the right books to the right child through our kids-focused experience in Education (Amelia is a Primary School Teacher), Digital Media (Callum runs a number of children's-focused YouTube channels) and Culture (we have three young siblings who we are forever learning from!).
That’s a cool idea! Not yet, but maybe in the future.
Well, here’s the thing. The books we deliver are curated based on the criteria that you supply us with about the books your child will love. That means that technically, they should be as relevant to you and your family as possible so really you should love them to pieces (P.S. Don’t actually love them to pieces). If you don’t like a book, and wouldn’t like to keep it, no hard feelings. It’s our pride and joy to deliver the right books just for you.
and we'll arrange to have the send the book sent back to us. We’re sure we’ll find the right home for it. :)
Well this is embarrassing isn’t it? So sorry, it’s not you it’s us. OK, it’s a little bit you, but mainly us. We’re sorry. Send us the book back in your Freepost envelope from your box and let us know via email and we’ll supply you with an extra book next time. We’ll re-home the book to a child that will love it the most.
It’s our sole mission to have your child want to keep the books that we send. Books they love to read for pleasure. It’s our own pleasure to hear that your child wants to keep their books, and we hope that they do.
Our books will be sent out on the 1st of each month via 2nd class mail, so you can expect that receive them on the 3rd or 4th of each month.
Yes and no. You'll need to be in to receive our deliveries from Royal Mail. If you're not, they'll leave you a friendly note and you can collect it from your local Royal Mail depot.
We’d like to install an instant chat function to be able to deal with your questions as promptly as possibly, but for now please email us both at firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s a cool idea! Not yet, but maybe in the long term future. Maybe in the future you’ll find Wilføs Bookøs. In fact, we might trademark that name.
No way, Jose! All costs are included in the price you pay for your subscription, including the cost of sharing back your books for us re-distribute to other children that will love them the most - if you choose to do so.
Your subscription is set to auto-renew on the 15th of the last month within which your subscription ends. So if you’re month to month, your subscription will auto-renew on the 15th of each month. If you subscribe for six months, your subscription will auto-renew on the 15th of the sixth month.
We currently cater for 2-9 year olds, but their might be the opportunity in the future to go beyond that as our subscribers children grow up. Let’s see.
If you think WILF Books is for you, click here to subscribe to WILF Books and give us a try. We'll do anything and everything we can to deliver children's books your child will love, as well as create a positive impact on both yours, and your child's life along the way. We promise to do all we can to make that a reality.