Choosing between OwlCrate and OwlCrate Jr all depends on your reader.
Our original OwlCrate is designed for Young Adult readers ages 14 and up. Publishers generally recommend ages 14+ for YA novels as they can contain mature themes language and subject matter. That being said, all readers are at a different reading level and maturity level so it all really depends on the types of books they are reading now. If you would like to see the types of books we have included in previous boxes, please check out OwlCrate's Past Boxes section at owlcrate.com.
OwlCrate Jr is our Middle Grade box designed for ages 8-12. Our main monthly book picks tend to lean towards a higher reading level, making them great independent reads for strong readers or fun read-alouds for younger or new readers. The boxes are designed to be gender-neutral so any young reader can enjoy them. Again, if you would like to see the previous books we have included, please check out the Past Jr Boxes section on the website.
If your reader is of the in-between age, we do feel the Jr books can hold the attention of a strong reader and still challenge them. The Jr boxes and book picks will always have age-appropriate content.