Shadows by the Sea
December BoxGloom Town by Ronald L. Smith
The included gift was a custom set of three multicolored money jars that said spend, save, and share.
The included gift was a 12oz white aluminum mug with an image of trees and the quote: You're not getting involved in some adventure without me .
The included gift was an Artist's Kit with a variety of crayons, colored pencils, paints, and more along with a small canvas and easel.
Of Dust and Dragons
November BoxAlliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe
The included gift was a custom, sequin, reversible throw pillow.
The included gift was a magic wand with glowing tip.
The included gift was a stone necklace inspired by Alliana's.
October BoxTrouble in the Stars by Sarah Prineas
The included gift was a custom set of space-themed adhesive bandages.
The included gift was a set of 200 glow-in-the-dark sticky stars.
The included gift was a set of wrist watch walkie-talkies.
Mystery at the Earhart House
September BoxThe Amelia Six by Kristin L. Gray
"While she and Dad talked shop, I reached into the duffel bag at my feet and found my Rubik's Cube."
- a custom designed weekender bag.
"A few quick turns on my cube-right, left, right, and I'd made a wish. Two wishes in fact."
- a Rubik's cube.
"I caught a glimpse of Mom's pilot wings pinned to my jacket. Then I saw my shiny new pin fastened next to hers and my heart exploded like a million stars."
- a custom wings pin.
The Brave Explorer
August BoxThe Adventure is Now by Jess Redman
"Milton's ensemble included many-pocketed pants that unzipped into shorts, a patch-covered vest, hiking boots, and a utility belt, complete with flashlight, and other wilderness trekking necessities."
- a wilderness adventure kit including vest, hat, wind-up flashlight, and compass.
"Fig was busy unzipping a small pocket in her utility belt. From inside, she produced a small plastic jar with a hole-poked lid."
- a bug catching kit including plastic insects, magnifying glass, specimen jars, and more.
"Milton unwrapped the newspaper, slightly terrified it might contain more bugs. It didn't. Inside was a pair of binoculars."
- a pair of binoculars.
Village of Magic
July BoxThe Leopard Behind the Moon by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
"As Ezomo walked, he blew warm air into his cupped hands and peeked with one eye at the frog hopping around his palms."
- a wooden frog instrument.
"Ezomo did not see the old drum lying in the dirt, and when his elbow brushed against the instrument, it boomed."
- a custom designed spinning drum.
"Bisa chased Humongous the bird around the forest and cornered him in a banana tree."
- a custom designed rubber band flying bird.
Journey of the Wolf
June BoxThe Wolf of Cape Fen by Juliana Brandt
"Winnie closed her eyes and felt around on the floor, grabbing up the wooden owl Pa had carved for her birthday."
- a wooden owl keychain puzzle.
"Her eyes slammed shut and arms shot up to block the light. Eliza screamed and dropped the lantern."
- a custom travel lantern.
"She laid out the cards as required for Kings and Queens, dealing enough for both Dire and me to play."
- a custom designed set of XL playing cards.
School of Vikings
May BoxThe Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity
"He extracted a plastic cup from the side pouch of his backpack and sipped a bright orange liquid through a plastic straw."
- a set of two collapsible travel cups with lids.
"Granny V extracted a bingo card from her bag and slid it across the table to us along with a red tube that I assumed was the dauber."
- a set of two ink daubers and pad of 50 road trip and 50 restaurant bingo sheets.
"That's when I noticed that if the light hit the spoon at just the right angle, its form seemed to shift. Like it wasn't just a spoon but something much larger and more dangerous. Its shape flicked between a spoon and...a Viking battle-ax."
- a set of two inflatable axes.
Toy Shop of Wonders
April BoxWinston Chu vs. the Whimsies by Stacey Lee
"'I brought you your own practice ukulele, plus chord charts.' He deposited the ukeleles in our living room, then handed me a sleek presentation folder."
- a DIY wooden ukelele.
"He glanced up at an inflatable moon hanging in a corner. Just under it a poster of the phases of the moon ran the length of one wall. He was a real lunatic, a moon fanatic."
- an oversized inflatable moon beach ball.
"There, on her upper lip, the Mischief Mustache was poised like a peregrine about to dive-bomb a vole."
- a sheet of six mustache stickers.
"From my backpack, I slid out a present for Mom. She took the twisty gold object and examined it carefully. 'Your dad was a unicorn. Rare and wonderful. Happy Dad-iversary.'"
- a gold twisted lollipop.
The Bayou Curse
March BoxThe Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard
The included gift was a custom science experiment journal.
The included gift was a set of three, glow-in-the-dark slimes.
The included gift was an ultraviolet pen with light.
February BoxThe Forgotten Five: Map of Flames by Lisa McMann
The included gift was a set of night vision spy goggles and an invisible ink pen (inside the box)
The included gift was a bright teal, one-shoulder backpack plus a small drawstring bag containing thirteen diamonds, just like in the story!