Happier Every Chapter is a book subscription service set up by us; Kirsten & Aiyven, 13 and 12 year old Northampton based sisters, published authors & kidpreneurs. Our vision and mission is to promote literacy and diversity amongst our peers. Our monthly themed boxes for ages 4-14) aims to laud the benefits of reading for pleasure in a way that is fun, off-curriculum and relevant to the diverse nature of today's world. Each box contains 2 bestselling books (one being diverse), 2 short stories (which we write ourselves), activity sheets, 4-6 lifestyle items and access to a community for live author interviews, discounts, competitions and more.
We believe the greatest gift is a passion for reading. Stories have a unique ability to console, distract, inspire, excite and expand the imagination by giving us not only entertainment but knowledge and experience of the world. Stories can help as coping mechanisms in times when the realities of life maybe unfavourable. A recent study by scientists in Brazil who studied the effect of storytelling and riddle-based games on children hospitalized in an intensive care unit found that stories lowered the young patients’ stress hormone levels, reduced their self-reported pain scores and resulted in them speaking more positively about hospitals, doctors and nurses. So if through our boxes, a child in Great Ormond Street Hospital can experience some comfort, joy or inspiration, that would be more impact than we could ever hope for.