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Magazines and comics

Boy reading a comic

Magazines and comics are a great way to engage children in reading while helping them to learn more about a topic or subject they’re already interested in. There are lots of fun fiction and non-fiction options available on a subscription basis or as one-offs. Here, we’ve put together a selection of our current favourite magazines and comics for young readers.

Magazine and comic suggestions


First News

First News is an award-winning national newspaper that presents current affairs, entertainment, sport and tech news in a child-friendly format.
£16.49 for a 3-month subscription, published weekly.

The Week Junior

The Week Junior inspires children with carefully explained current affairs, art, sport, nature and technology, all in a way that makes learning fun.
£21.50 for 13 issues, published weekly

Science and history

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids helps kids discover amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography.
£37 per year for 13 issues


Aquila magazine is full of articles and puzzles about science, history and general knowledge, all with beautiful illustrations.
£55 per year for 12 issues

Whizz Pop Bang

Whizz Pop Bang includes lots of hands-on experiments, puzzles and science news that focuses on a new topic each issue and is linked to the national curriculum.
£39.99 per year, published monthly

Eco Kids Planet

Eco Kids Planet introduces kids to interesting facts about nature and encourages them to protect the planet.
£24 for 6 issues, published monthly


Owl is a tech-focused magazine loaded with fascinating quizzes, comics, cool tech news, inspiring interviews with experts and more.
£32.99 per year for 10 issues



Storytime is packed with fairy tales, new and classic stories, myths, legends and all things storytelling.
£36.99 per year for 12 issues


StoryBox introduces pre-schoolers to the love of reading through book-length stories to read aloud, written and illustrated by top authors and artists.
£67 per year for 10 issues


Scoop inspires and nurtures a love of reading and writing for children aged 7 and up. Each issue is packed full of stories, articles, games and activities all based on a unique theme that ignites curiosity.
£36 per year for 6 issues

Comics and entertainment

The Phoenix

The Phoenix comic includes thrilling, action-packed stories, funny comics, science and history non-fiction comics and art and storytelling tips for children.
£59.99 for a 6-month subscription, published weekly

Cocoa Girl

Cocoa Girl is the UK’s first magazine to celebrate Black girls. It is full of inspiring and empowering content that gives Black children a voice whilst educating the community about Black culture.

£25 per year for 6 issues

Cocoa Boy

Cocoa Boy is the partner magazine to Cocoa Girl.
£25 per year for 6 issues