Episode 76: Magazines for Kids

June 6, 2023

In episode 76 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Magazines for Kids

Magazines for kids: Information, inspiration and entertainment, magazines for kids have it all and a subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. Megan and Allison share options for kids of ages, including the magazines consistently recommended in the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community. Plus, Allison looks at a piece of writing advice you can safely ignore and Megan has a tip for teacher-librarians as the end of term looms.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Muddy Chef’ by Penny Whitehouse, Emma Bear 

‘Amazing Animal Journeys’ by Jennifer Cossins 

‘Accidentally Kelly Street’ by Briony Stewart (with lyrics by Tim O’Connor from Frente!)

‘Brilliant Minds: 30 Dyslexic Heroes Who Changed The World’ by Shannon Meyerkort and Amy Blackwell


Magazines for kids (Australian and international)

Flight Magazine
Storytime Australia
National Geographic
Double Helix
How it works
Scientific American
Wacky But True
IT Girl
Total Girl
Kookie (now called Youkie)
The Week junior
Operation Ouch
Just Kidding

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Teen Breathe

Adults (especially TL’s!)
Book Curator
Lunch Lady
The Big Issue

Quick tips

Creative Writing Quest for Kids

Young Writers’ StorySchool

Primary Writers 

Story Factory 


Connect with your show hosts

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The YKNR community on Facebook here. 

Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.