Past Boxes

Peek inside previous boxes from Tales by Mail.

If you're wondering what you might find inside a Tales by Mail box, you're in the right place. We'll show off the contents of previous boxes below! Make sure you don't miss out on future Tales by Mail boxes by subscribing for a membership now.


Hatchlings

November 2021 Box

Our first box for readers aged 5-8!


This box included:
  • Super Happy Magic Forest and the Deep Trouble by Matty Long
  • Mickey and the Missing Spies by Anne Miller, illustrated by Becka Moor
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • Super Happy Magic Pin Badge & Mickey Detective Notes
  • Hatchlings window sticker
  • Bookmark, badges & postcard

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Very Nice Villains

October 2021 Box

A box about suprisingly lovely baddies!


This box included:
  • His Royal Hopeless by Chloe Perrin & matching bookmark
  • Rules for Vampires by Alex Foulkes & matching bookmark
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • Very Nice Villains badge, cloth patch & notebook (artwork by Rachael Presky)
  • WishYouWas Greetings Cards

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The Stranger, The Better

August 2021 Box

A box celebrating quirky characters on extraordinary adventures!


This box included:
  • Crowfall by Vashti Hardy
  • The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy by Richard Pickard
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • The Stranger, The Better themed badge & stickers (artwork by Rachael Presky)
  • Superhero Chameleon Keyring (artwork by Sophy Henn)
  • Pizazz goodies and online access to drawing workshop with illustrator Sophy Henn
  • Bookmarks

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Lands to Get Lost In

June 2021 Box

A box for bookworms who love meandering mythical worlds!


This box included:
  • Children of the Quicksands by Efua Traore
  • The Nightsilver Promise by Annaliese Avery
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • A Lands to Get Lost In themed badge & tote bag (artwork by Cathrin Peterslund)
  • A Children of the Quicksands bookmark
  • A The Nightsilver Promise bookmark

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Out in the Wilderness

April 2021 Box

A box for book-lovers craving sunny/snowy/rainbow-filled adventures!


This box included:
  • Melt by Ele Fountain
  • The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Bonus Book: Hope Jones Saves the World
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • An Out in the Wilderness themed badge & snood (artwork by Rachael Presky)
  • A Melt bookmark
  • A Weather Weaver bookmark

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Historical Heroes

February 2021 Box - Sold Out

A box for book-lovers who love hazardous historical adventures!


This box included:
  • The Queen's Fool by Ally Sherrick
  • Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • A Historical Heroes themed badge & desk planner (artwork by Rachael Presky)
  • A reversible featured reads bookmark
  • A signed The Last Bear bookplate and print
  • An Amari and the Night Brothers bookmark

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Whimsical Worlds

December 2020 Box - Sold Out

A box for book-lovers who love wild/wacky/witty worlds!


This box included:
  • The House at the Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes
  • The Marvellous Land of Snergs by Veronica Cossanteli
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • A Whimsical Worlds themed badge & wooden decoration (artwork by Rachael Presky)
  • A Book-Lover Lives Here window sticker (artwork by Emmeline Pidgen)
  • Small and Wild Tea
  • A Dancer's Dream, Tinsel and The Owl and the Lost Boy bookmarks

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Magic Menageries

October 2020 Box - Sold Out

A box for book-lovers who believe all stories are better with a furry/fanged/flying sidekick!


This box included:
  • The Creature Keeper by Damaris Young
  • The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • A Magic Menageries themed badge, temporary tattoo set and magnet (artwork by Emmeline Pidgen)
  • A Clock of Stars goodies
  • The Wizard in my Shed bookmark

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Off the Map

August 2020 Box - Sold Out

A box for budding explorers with a thirst for discovering magical places!


This box included:
  • Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell
  • Sky Pirates by Alex English
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • An Off the Map themed badge and woodmark (artwork by Emmeline Pidgen)
  • 2 x Pizazz badges
  • A Chicken House pencil
  • When Secrets Set Sail activity

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Mansion House Mysteries

June 2020 Box - Sold Out

A box full of big creepy houses, locked doors & secrets!


This box included:
  • The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai
  • Jack's Secret Summer by Jack Ryder
  • Signed author bookplates
  • Letters from the authors
  • Collectable Chronicle activity cards
  • A Mansion House Mysteries themed badge and notebook (artwork by Emmeline Pidgen)
  • A Strangeworlds Travel Agency tote bag
  • Train to Impossible Places sampler, bookmark & pin

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