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AQUILA is the smartest magazine available for children of 8 – 14 years — it has a whole books-worth of reading every month.

Thoughtfully written by scientists, educators and experts, the fantastically-illustrated pages are designed to draw children’s interest and imagination towards a deeper understanding of our complex world.

Celebrating 30 years of excellence: Freya Hardy, Children’s Magazine Editor of the year 2022 & 2023: “Gets adults as excited as children…” The British Society of Magazine Editors.

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The January issue: Sharks Are sharks really as bad and fearsome as we’ve always thought? We investigate deep sea giants — Greenland sharks that can live to 500 years old, and discover that some sharks have an unexpected flair for mathematics! PLUS: the surprising evolution of swimwear, take a silly quiz to find out which kind of shark you might be, and take a shark-themed Taskmaster kids 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 January issue, Sharks. 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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