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“Might even pull the kids away from the telly. Once every so often you come across something that’s so good, you don’t understand why more people don’t know about it.

The first thing to strike me about the magazine is the huge content and therefore its value for money. It is a monthly publication, with a double issue coming out in the summer, merging the July/August issues together. A “normal” edition runs to 24 pages and is pretty jam packed with stuff. It is aimed at children between 8 and 13 years of age, but even we (two 25 year olds) found some of it pretty interesting. As the magazine states itself; “our experience shows that both older and younger children enjoy many of the challenges”. Well, count us among the “older children” then! I read one aloud while on a long car journey to Brighton, and my boyfriend was quite disappointed when it got dark and I couldn’t read any more! AQUILA seems to rely on a wide variety of features to keep the magazine interesting. Some can be found in every issue, some less frequently. There are also topical features such as “Children’s Book Week” which are once a year occurrences.” 

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