NEW UK Orders post next day Monday to Friday first class Royal Mail. Overseas orders are dispatched but subject to postal delays which are beyond our control Enquiries by email

Welcome to the Magazine for Brilliant Minds!

 

June issue: Creative Coding

Children can join a whirlwind tour of the history of Coding and Computers – from the 17th century polymath Gottfried Leibniz to Bletchley Park’s codebreakers. They can read about the race to design the world’s first mass-produced computer and onwards to a digital future of seemingly limitless possibilities.

New subscriptions include:

The first copy is delivered with your Personal Gift Message
FREE: top-notch extension materials to download with every new topic
50% OFF back-issues when you subscribe. Visit AQUILA shop

 

AQUILA  FAQs            SUBSCRIPTIONS

Also in this brilliant issue
How do computers actually work?… Code your way out of Lady Ottoline’s labyrinth-filled mansion… How are video games made?… Do you know your gameplay programmer from your AI programmer? … How has the BBC Micro changed the face of computing in the UK?… Meet Gottfried Leibniz, inventor of the binary system… and last but not least: Crack the code, Examine the evidence and solve a mystery to Set Jimmy Bigbucks FREE!

WHY AQUILA?

AQUILA Children’s Magazine is the ultimate intelligent read for inquisitive kids. Full of exuberant articles and challenging puzzles that will get the whole family involved, every issue covers science, history and general knowledge. AQUILA is a quality production, beautifully illustrated with contemporary artwork throughout.

● Intelligent reading for 8 – 13 year-olds

● Cool science and challenging projects

● Exciting new topic every issue

● Inspires self-motivated learning

 

View the Earth issue

AQUILA’s Monthly Resources

You can download brilliant extension materials that support each issue. Ideal for home schooling and stretching young minds beyond the National Curriculum, these are available from the April 2020 issue onwards.The original magazines can still be purchased from the AQUILA Shop at 1/2 price when you buy a subscription.

Add to your subscription

The Book of Big Science Ideas

AQUILA‘s Editor, Freya Hardy, looks at history’s most brilliant science ideas and the ingenious thinkers who have helped shape our understanding of the world.

The Curse of Hallapicktu

Intrepid young puzzlers can settle down with AQUILA’s new book, losing themselves in an exciting journey through space and time on a mission to save Aunty Aquila from the evil puzzle-mad Emperor Hallapicktu!

NEW UK Orders post next day Monday to Friday first class Royal Mail. Overseas orders are dispatched but subject to postal delays which are beyond our control Enquiries by email

June issue: Creative Coding

Children can join a whirlwind tour of the history of Coding and Computers – from the 17th century polymath, Gottfried Leibniz to Bletchley Park’s codebreakers; the race to design the world’s first mass-produced computer and onwards to a digital future of seemingly limitless possibilities.

We use computers every day: they run our calendars and even know who our friends are. They control spacecraft and satellites and soon they may even be driving our cars, but how much do you actually know about what’s going on… you know… inside?

PLUS: Fun with secret messages, great puzzles and awesome creative codes crack.

 

New subscriptions include
The first copy is delivered with your Personal Gift Message
FREE: top-notch extension materials to download with every new topic
50% OFF back-issues when you subscribe

WHY AQUILA?

AQUILA Children’s Magazine is the ultimate intelligent read for inquisitive kids. Full of exuberant articles and challenging puzzles that will get the whole family involved, every issue covers science, history and general knowledge. AQUILA is a quality production, beautifully illustrated with contemporary artwork throughout.

● Intelligent reading for 8 – 13 year-olds

● Cool science and challenging projects

● Exciting new topic every issue

● Inspires self-motivated learning

The Curse of Hallapicktu

Intrepid young puzzlers can settle down with AQUILA’s new book, losing themselves in an exciting journey through space and time on a mission to save Aunty Aquila from the evil puzzle-mad Emperor Hallapicktu!

The Book of Big Science Ideas

AQUILA‘s Editor, Freya Hardy, looks at history’s most brilliant science ideas and the ingenious thinkers who have helped shape our understanding of the world.

Subscription price

(includes postage)

12 Months UK: £60
4 Months UK: £35
Europe: £65/£40
World: £75/£40

Resource Downloads

Aquila FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions – just click the title to read.

Is AQUILA an educational magazine?

AQUILA is indeed a superb learning extension, but it is much more than that. Entertaining, eccentric and always surprising, it aims to widen children’s interest and encourage critical thinking. AQUILA is not about hot-housing bright children to pass exams: nor do we want children to concentrate exclusively on their favourite subjects. Instead they can gather information from many different sources and become multi-dimensional learners. AQUILA encourages a well-rounded understanding of the world in all its complexity, bringing topics and theories that children will not encounter at school to their attention.

Overseas - how do I order?

If you or the child live abroad it is not a problem, as AQUILA is posted to more than 100 countries worldwide including America, Australia & New Zealand. The magazine will go direct to the child in any country, and when the time comes for a renewal notice this will be sent to you wherever you may live.

To order visit our subscription page, select your subscription length and enter the recipents address, the website will work out the correct price.

Where can I buy it, I haven’t heard of it before?

Buy AQUILA on this website or by phone (01323 431313 weekdays 9 – 4pm). AQUILA has been in publication for nearly 30 years, but it’s only available from the publisher on this website. Discounts you might see on other websites are not genuine offers.

How do I order for a Birthday?

You can place your order now on our subscribe page. As you proceed through checkout you can select a birthday option. Enter the birthday month, and provided we have sufficient warning we will endeavour to get the first magazine to them marked ‘Open on your birthday’.

Can I just buy one copy?

Yes, individual copies can be purchased from our back issues store or you can download a sample to view on this site. Once you buy any subscription you can then add any number of back-issues to your order for £3 each – the discount will be deducted at check-out. Existing subscribers need to call AQUILA for this discount.

When will my subscription start?

Currently new orders are posting 1st class within one working week. Once the subscription is running your magazines should arrive in the first week of each month.

How is AQUILA different from other children’s magazines?

AQUILA is created and owned by an independent UK company. It has a minimum of 28 pages a month, depending on the topic. Printed printed on high-quality paper there are no adverts, posters or promotions: instead it is full of witty, well-written articles, thought-provoking ideas and great contemporary artwork. Each monthly issue is centred around a new topic, and the reading level is suitable for 8 – 80 years!

I have a really bright 7 year old - are they too young?

8 years is usually the best age to start, but we have younger subscribers who enjoy the magazine. Some gentle interest from an adult is often helpful at the start, or just leave the magazines around the house for a few months – letting kids discover the magazine for themselves it often a very good idea! The concepts and level of reading in AQUILA can sometimes be quite advanced. These things vary in every family, but it would be a shame if younger children were alarmed that AQUILA is too challenging, making them feel anxious or inadequate.

Is AQUILA suitable for both boys and girls?

Some say ‘it’s best for boys’ and other say ‘girls like it best’! It is very much about the individual child. They do perhaps need to be a thoughtful and inquisitive child with a sense of humour to enjoy it. One thing we have noticed over the years is that Boys need to pick up with AQUILA when they are about 8 – or the special moment can be missed. Girls on the other-hand can start later – and quite often go on until their teens.

How many magazines will I receive?

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

What if they do not like AQUILA?

We will issue a full refund if you let us know within 28 days of receiving your first magazine. However, each monthly topic of AQUILA is different and we recommend that you try three magazines before you come to a decision. If you then still wish to cancel, we will still issue a refund for the remaining issues, minus a charge of £5 admin fee.

NEW UK Orders post next day Monday to Friday first class Royal Mail. Overseas orders are dispatched but subject to postal delays which are beyond our control Enquiries by email

Welcome to the Magazine for Brilliant Minds!

 

June issue: Creative Coding

Children can join a whirlwind tour of the history of Coding and Computers – from the 17th century polymath, Gottfried Leibniz to Bletchley Park’s codebreakers; the race to design the world’s first mass-produced computer and onwards to a digital future of seemingly limitless possibilities.  

New subscriptions include:

The first copy is delivered with your Personal Gift Message
FREE: top-notch extension materials to download with every new topic
50% OFF back-issues when you subscribe. Visit AQUILA shop

 

AQUILA  FAQs            SUBSCRIPTIONS

Also in this brilliant issue
How do computers actually work?… Code your way out of Lady Ottoline’s labyrinth-filled mansion… How are video games made?… Do you know your gameplay programmer from your AI programmer? … How has the BBC Micro changed the face of computing in the UK?… Meet Gottfried Leibniz, inventor of the binary system… and last but not least: Crack the code, Examine the evidence and solve a mystery to Set Jimmy Bigbucks FREE!

WHY AQUILA?

AQUILA Children’s Magazine is the ultimate intelligent read for inquisitive kids. Full of exuberant articles and challenging puzzles that will get the whole family involved, every issue covers science, history and general knowledge. AQUILA is a quality production, beautifully illustrated with contemporary artwork throughout.

● Intelligent reading for 8 – 13 year-olds

● Cool science and challenging projects

● Exciting new topic every issue

● Inspires self-motivated learning

 

View The Earth issue

AQUILA’s Monthly Resources

You can download brilliant extension materials that support each issue. Ideal for home schooling and stretching young minds beyond the National Curriculum, these are available from the April 2020 issue onwards.The original magazines can still be purchased from the AQUILA Shop at 1/2 price when you buy a subscription.

Add to your subscription

The Book of Big Science Ideas

AQUILA‘s Editor, Freya Hardy, looks at history’s most brilliant science ideas and the ingenious thinkers who have helped shape our understanding of the world.

The Curse of Hallapicktu

Intrepid young puzzlers can settle down with AQUILA’s new book, losing themselves in an exciting journey through space and time on a mission to save Aunty Aquila from the evil puzzle-mad Emperor Hallapicktu!