Frequently Asked Questions

When will my subscription renew?

Subscriptions renew on the 18th of the month.

When will my STEM Reads Box arrive?

Our main batch of boxes is generally shipped out on the 10th of each month You will receive an email with a tracking number when your box is officially sent out. If you sign up after the end of the previous month your box will be shipped the following month.

*How do you decide which books to send?

First we choose a STEM theme; for example, bridges, computer programming for kids, or food chemistry. Then we look for reading books (primarily ones recommended for ages 4-8) that explore the chosen theme. We work with a variety of publishers and we often choose new or recently released titles, including from up-and-coming authors or publishers. We rely on team members and advisors with advanced STEM degrees and professional experience in science writing and editing.

How do I cancel--or pause--my subscription?

We’re grateful that you gave STEM Reads a chance.
If you haven't already, canceling is easy--and so is skipping your next renewal (essentially putting it on PAUSE). Here are the steps:

  1. Log in to your account on the top-right side of our website
  2. Navigate to “Update Your Information” on the left panel and click on “Edit”
  3. “Cancel Subscription” (at the bottom of the page)
  4. OR click on “Skip Next Renewal,” which saves you on paying for a month, but keeps you in the loop for future boxes. You can keep skipping until you're ready to renew.

*What age range is STEM Reads appropriate for?

We choose books designated for the 4-8 age range. The reading level may vary within that range from book to book, but the box contents taken together are designed to make the STEM concept accessible to all children in that range. 

*How do I continue getting STEM Reads boxes after my gift subscription ends?

Login to your account, and go through the normal checkout process. The new subscription will be added to your old account.

*Do you offer international shipping?

Yes for locations outside of the US we are charging a $24.95 flat rate shipping fee.

*How do I track my box?

Once your box has shipped, you will receive an email along with your tracking number. We are currently using DHL for all of our shipments. You can track your packages at

*I'm a business selling items that would be a good fit for your niche! How can I contact you?

We love working with small- or home-based businesses and suppliers. Please send us more information about your business and product(s) to [email protected]. If we can get a sample, that would help in our decision-making and curation process.

*I’m an educator or STEM professional. How can I contribute learning materials?

Please contact us at [email protected] and share your funsheet idea(s). If it fits with our needs for an upcoming STEM theme, we’ll then invite you to submit a concept. If chosen, we will be sure to provide the appropriate credit to the creator. 

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