Brilliant Minds!

AQUILA Magazine brings a unique blend of brain-stretching ideas and irreverent fun to thousands of young fans around the world every month. Full of exuberant articles and puzzles, it is beautifully illustrated throughout, and every magazine covers science, history and general knowledge.

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    ● Intelligent reading for 8 – 12 year-olds
    ● Cool science and challenging projects
    ● Exciting new topic every issue

      October issue: Bones

      What do your bones have in common with a packet of cheesy puffs? - and why do astronauts need to exercise when they are in space?

      Our feature on osteo-archeology finds out how our skeletons are storing our life stories, to share with scientists of the future.

      Try a clever (and delicious! ed.) bone density experiment and design a Day of the Dead skull mask. With fiendish quizzes and humerus jokes, there’s no bones about it; this issue of AQUILA is going tibia awesome!

      AQUILA Membership Pack

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      Children will feel part of AQUILA’s special club with this welcome pack!

      There are mind-boggling puzzles and amazing facts to find out in the Passport & Mammoth Wall Map. Add this item to your order and it will arrive with the first magazine. Existing subscribers can also add to their renewal order as a one-off item.

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      Here are some frequently asked questions - just click the title to read. If your question is not answered here, please call us on 01323 431313 weekdays.

      8 years is usually a good age to start. However, we do have younger subscribers who really enjoy the magazine. The concepts in AQUILA can be demanding, so children ideally need to be good readers. Some gentle interest from an adult is often helpful at the start.

      Absolutely – we steer clear of stereotyping as it is our intention to introduce all children to new and different ideas. Educational specialists recommend AQUILA because it widens children’s interest and understanding, rather than encouraging them to concentrate exclusively on their favourite/best subjects.

      We normally dispatch your first issue within 48 hours unless otherwise stated. Once the subscription is set up we aim to get the magazines to you for the first week of each month. For last minute orders please phone us, we can usually dispatch UK orders 1st class the same day. For an extra £7.50 we can send by special delivery to guarantee its arrival the next day.
      (Applies to orders placed weekdays only - ring before 1pm.)

      We can personalize your gift order to arrive in time for a special occasion. For birthdays please enter the child’s birthday and a gift message when you make your order. We will dispatch the first magazine marked to open on their birthday.

      An annual subscription consists of 12 monthly issues, but July and August issues come together as a double-sized magazine.

      We produce the Summer Double issue so that children can take it away with them on holiday, or enjoy that extra bit of summer reading if staying at home. Schools can also make the most of both issues before they pack-up for the summer holidays.

      Each issue of AQUILA is different and we recommend that you sample three magazines before you come to a decision. But we will always issue a full refund if you let us know within 28 days of receiving your first magazine.

      We will set up the subscription so that the magazine goes direct to the child overseas, the renewal notice will be sent to you in the UK.

      We will post the magazine to the child in the UK, the renewal notice will be sent direct to you wherever you live.

      Yes, if the child is a subscriber, we aim to publish suitable work either in the magazine or on the AQUILA website.

      Download our Author’s Guidelines via the Contact page on the website.

      "Children deserve good writing & innocent fun!"