See also the entry for ‘Children’s Book Magazines’
The following has been compiled from lists of magazines and newspapers submitted by LIPSSEE members
Adventure Box: aimed at 6-9 year olds this includes a 44 page chapter-story, interactive activities about the natural world, word searches, games and a comic strip story
All About Animals: BBC published four-weekly magazine aimed at 7-11 year old, pet-loving girls
All Out Cricket: a cricket magazine for players
Amazing! Children’s Educational Magazine: a fun educational magazine which spans the entire National Curriculum for boys and girls aged 7+.
Animal Action: the RSPCA’s official magazine containing news stories relating to animal welfare, environmental issues and topical campaigns
Anorak: published four times a year this is aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. There’s loads to read in each issue, (so great for the proficient reader) with a variety of subjects covered. Each issue is beautifully illustrated and includes board games, puzzles, drawing suggestions and projects
Aquila: a monthly fun educational magazine that is recommended by many support societies, including the National Association for Gifted Children
BBC Focus Magazine: science & technology monthly aimed at older children e.g.KS3+
BBC History Magazine: aimed at history enthusiasts of all levels of knowledge and interest
BBC Wildlife Magazine: includes some of the best wildlife photography as well as the latest nature conservation and animal behaviour news from around the world
Bird Life: the over-eights receive this magazine six times a year if they are members of the RSPB
Booked Magazine: published 5 times a year ‘Booked’ is all about promoting literacy. It engages its audience through exclusive interviews with current authors and celebrities, features on music and film, computer games, toys, gadgets and all the latest trends.
Buzz: Maths magazine for children KS1/KS2
The Caterpillar: is the junior version of The Moth and is a magazine of poems and stories and art for children between the ages of 7 and 11. It is produced 4 times a year in March, June, September and December and is packed full of ‘art works’ and ‘word works’.
CIRCA : Maths magazine for children KS2/3
Classics Illustrated Magazine: each issue contains a 48 page comic book adaptation of a classic work of literature.
Discovery Box: aimed at 9-12 yr olds this includes a science, history and animal section plus stories, quizzes, funfacts, games, recipes, things to make and do, jokes, puzzles, cartoons
Eco Kids Planet: is a nature and environment magazine for children aged 6 – 11. Each issue is dedicated to a different ecosystem and is packed with fascinating facts, beautiful photographs, puzzles, and exciting projects.
Flipside: technology and gadgets magazine for teenagers published eight times a year. If you contact The IET (The Institution of Engineering & Technology) you may get it free if you say you are a school!
How it Works Magazine: dedicated to feeding the “QI” generation of inquiring minds there are sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment
The Loop: is a magazine for “curious kids” aged 8 to 12 that aims to stretch their imagination and extend their critical thinking and creative skills. It aims high for its young readership with documentaries, stories and reviews about politics, economics, science, culture and sports. Tie-in lesson plans are also available for schools and parents to download
Match Magazine: gives a complete rundown on the Premier football league every week
National Geographic Kids: includes articles about nature and the environment, world cultures, science and space and there are also fun puzzles and quizzes and exciting things to make and do.
Okido: designed to spark interest in science and art this magazine published every two months is aimed at children aged 3 – 8 years. It has beautiful graphics and brightly-coloured pages packed with things to draw, do and play – with lots of little humorous games and doodles. It is both hands-on and informative
Pony Magazine: contains anything and everything you would ever want to know about ponies and horses
Puzzle Club: aimed at Key Stage 2 children (7-11 years old), this magazine is all about having fun whilst gaining key skills in Maths, Science and English. Children’s learning is supported through a range brainteasers, facts and puzzles which will help to improve confidence and motivation as well as essential skills such as problem solving and verbal fluency.
Rugby World Magazine: the voice of rugby world-wide
Scoop: a monthly literary magazine for children between the ages of 8-12 years. Scoop aims to get children excited about the written word through short stories, poetry, graphic fiction, puzzles and jokes. It also features non-fiction – from history, and art to the unexplained and will feature work from some of the world’s most prominent children’s writers and illustrators, including Neil Gaiman and Eoin Colfer.
Scribbler: aimed at 7-11 year-olds who like to write, draw and read. Each issue is packed full of workshops, reviews, competitions, poems, stories, puzzles and much more
Small Furry Pets: has coverage of all aspects of choosing and caring for all types of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, mice, rats, and more recent arrivals on the scene such as degus
Wacky But True: 8 year olds + can read about all the unusual things that happen in the world
White Dwarf : published by British games manufacturer Games Workshop
Whizz Pop Bang!: a science magazine aimed at making science fun and engaging for 6-11 year olds. Whizz Pop Bang! is aligned to the UK national curriculum and packed with fantastic facts, hands-on experiments, bite-sized information, puzzles and eye-catching illustrations
Young Archaeologist Magazine: a quarterly magazine received by all members of the Young Archaeologists’ Club UK
Young Performer: highlights all aspects of the performing arts relevant to children and teenagers including features on young actors, stage make-up, tricks of the trade …etc
Young Rider: dedicated to children who love horses and riding
One of our members obtains a wide range of her library’s magazines through CRICKET but because they are an American company overseas postage is charged – they do however offer a schools discount. An annual subscription to 6 different magazines will set you back about £150. Do look at their website to view the full range of magazines available http://www.cricketmag.com/
First News: a weekly newspaper for young people aged 7-14
Newsademic: a children’s newspaper which comes out every two weeks in a PDF and HTML format and covers the latest international news. Schools are permitted to make as many copies of the newspaper as they wish for use within the school.
The Week Junior: a current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14.
Newspapers for Schools ‘News Library’: a free online database service offered by the NLA allowing schools to access newspaper articles in PDF format and share links or project PDFs onto screen in class. The News Library covers over 150 national and regional newspaper titles dating from 2006 to the present day. Simply register or log in at ttp://newslibrary.newspapersforschools.co.uk.
(Last updated by Denise Reed on 26 October 2016)