Wee Bookworms is a monthly UK book subscription club for kids and teens. We are based in the beautiful Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.

All our books are carefully curated by our child development expert Madeleine Neilly. Madeleine holds an MA in Early Childhood Education from Trinity College Dublin.

How It All Started

Madeleine is the founder of Wee Bookworms and she is super, duper passionate about books. She has a whole collection of antique books at home that she regularly admires!

On a rainy day in Northern Ireland, Madeleine decided that it was time to fulfil her dream and, with a lot of help from her parents and husband, she opened her own children’s bookshop in the small seaside town of Warrenpoint.

The timing wasn’t perfect as the Wee Bookworms bookshop was swept right into the middle of a pandemic! 

She met the reading fairy at Wee Bookworms, and they became inseparable friends that powered through some very tough bookshop times.

Wee Bookworms Shop Illustration

My passion for books began when I was very young (probably Matilda’s age. You know Roald Dahl’s Matilda, right?) and since then books have been my steady companion throughout my many adventures around the world.

Madeleine Neilly
Wee Bookworms Story Illustration
Belle Bookworm Reading Fairy
Belle Bookworm

The Future of Wee Bookworms

Madeleine had to decide to close the bookshop… It was one sad victim of the pandemic. Luckily our book club subscriptions community continued to grow, Madeleine wrote a book with a sprinkle of fairy dust from our reading fairy and, with the help of creative elves and a talented illustrator from a far-away land, she is going to publish her very first picture book soon!

Wee Bookworms Team


Founder of WBW & child development expert


Partner at WBW & a wee Biologist


Wee Bookworm in charge of keeping office tidy

Belle Bookworm
Belle Bookworm

Book expert, reading support & fairy dust supplier

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