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AQUILA brings 12 months of serious, screen-free fun for curious kids of 8-14 years. They will receive intelligent articles blended with humour, plus quality puzzles and letters in every monthly topic. 

Coming-up next is the Sharks issue: Are sharks as fearsome as we’ve always thought? We take it slow with Greenland sharks and discover that some sharks are accidentally good at maths! PLUS: the surprising evolution of swimwear, a quiz to find out which kind of shark you might be, and a shark-themed Taskmaster challenge!

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Why choose AQUILA?

Now in its 30th year of publication, AQUILA is a unique, award-winning children’s publication. The magazine is produced in the UK and has readers in 90 countries across the globe. The monthly topics are an entertaining mix of serious facts and fantastic fun. 

Top quality writing

Every month, AQUILA editor Freya Hardy and her team of writers work their magic to create an exciting learning adventure for curious young minds.

Learn playfully!

Whatever the topic, AQUILA is joyful and full of fun. In this happy environment learning just happens along the way, and adults enjoy getting involved too.

Exciting monthly topics

AQUILA has published hundreds of topics over the years. From Time Travel to Chocolate, each one covers S.T.E.M, history, English, maths, science, art and philosophy.

AQUILA Readers

Our letters pages are special: here a community of like-minded kids can share their theories, favourite books, everyday adventures and much, much more.

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What's inside?

Take a peek inside our December issue, Science of Stars. Each issue brings a brand new topic, coming up in 2024: Sharks, Artifical Intelligence, The Feel Good Issue, The Romans, Mega Maths, Rainforests and Vikings.

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AQUILA Editor, Freya Hardy reflects on why the magazine is so special to her 8 –14-year-old readers and families:

Unbelievably, AQUILA Children’s Magazine is 30 years old this month! Over the years we’ve printed over 350 issues and covered every topic, from puppets to Pompeii.

We’ve made carrot ice cream, completed the coin drop challenge and produced a ton of papier-mâché. We’ve sent rockets into space (OK, just into next door’s garden). We’ve dived into the world of Jacques Cousteau, investigated quantum computers, interviewed volcanologists and folks who design houses on the Moon.
But we’re not done YET!

AQUILA’s most important people don’t actually work at AQUILA HQ, because the most important people, the real VIPs, are AQUILA readers! There are thousands of them, in over 90 countries. Some live on the other side of the world, or deep in the countryside, with dogs, rabbits and chickens for company. Some go to school, others do not. Some do gymnastics, or raise money for wildlife charities. Some are scientists, mathematicians or engineers. Some write plays, or draw manga.

Some send us envelopes full of sequins in the post (no letter, just the sparkles!).

Some AQUILA readers are 8 years old, and some are eighty, but they all have things in common. They are all curious, compassionate, creative, sometimes contrary, courageous and FULL TO THE BRIM with BIG ideas. We would love you to share the AQUILA universe with us too, and here’s to another 30 years!

Freya Hardy