‘The range of themes is both politically engaged and creative, and would definitely catch my eye if I was buying a magazine for a young person. Scoop stands out as really pushing the concept of what a literary kids magazine can do, and encourages the idea of being creators, not just consumers.’
Scoop is a bi-monthly digital and printed magazine for children 7+ (Key Stages 2 & 3) and is a fantastic tool for teachers and tutors who believe in the joy of reading and the power of storytelling.
Each issue is based on a theme and we bring together an incredible host of renowned writers and illustrators who create original fiction, articles, poetry, puzzles, comics, games, activities and more.
Past issues themes have included Black History Month, Feminism, Innovation & Technology, Music and Sound, Our Planet. We explore everything from punk to painting, from science to poetry, from super-natural phenomena to playwriting. Our aim is to offer children a way into ideas and subjects through the very best and original story-telling, design and illustration. The content educates through passion, curiosity and a unique mix of styles and voices.
We also love to publish work from children themselves so please do look at our Scoop Club page if a child you know would like to take part.
Every issue we supply 3 x complimentary Teacher resources created by John Doyle, an award-winning primary and secondary teacher who also devises learning resources for The Guardian, BBC Bitesize, Pearson and numerous others. These activities are created on the theme of the corresponding issue and help bring the pages to life in an educational activity.
SCOOP offers School Workshops and Assemblies that follow a theme that either aligns with one of our issues or selected by the school or organisation that fits to your curriculum. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
RESPONSES TO SCOOP…
The Scoop story illustrates the resilience of print and paper in the face of the digital revolution. Inspired by an Edwardian model, Arthur Mee’s Children’s Newspaper, Scoop is a mix of crusade and creativity.
I think Scoop is really remarkable. The standard of writing and of illustration is so high. It’s the kind of magazine that makes me wistful – I wish we’d had something like this around when I was 8..
“ When I was a child we had a few good magazines aimed at young ones, which didn’t talk down to us and were beautifully edited and illustrated. I thought they had become extinct; but then along comes SCOOP which is completely wonderful and fills the gap. I commend it in every way, as it is fascinating, entertaining, funny, educational, occasionally sobering and treats children like people not dimwits. I send my copy on to my granddaughters and they love it too. So hurrah for Scoop! and thousand congratulations to its publishers and contributors.”
‘At a time when everything is going digital it is enormously encouraging to see a new print magazine for children, especially something as beautifully published as Scoop’
‘Cora was eating alone while Sophia was at her swimming gala and I couldn’t get her to eat her dinner properly as she was too concentrated on reading her Scoop!’
‘Scoop is wonderful and I will be suggesting a subscription to all the parents of our junior school pupils.’
‘A transforming experience. ’
‘The answer to the grandparental prayer’
‘Fills a very real gap in the market and I am impressed with the varied resources. There really is something here for everyone to enjoy. The joy of the magazine format is that it encourages children to take an interest and read about things they might otherwise have overlooked.’
SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS
Raymond Briggs, Catherine Johnson, Tom Whipple, Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Priestley, Nicholas Bowling, Laura Dockrill, Emerald Fennell, Celia Rees, Joan Aiken, Sir Tom Stoppard, MG Leonard, Michael Foreman, Piers Torday, Cathy Brett, Neil Gaiman, AF Harrold, John Agard, Piers Torday, Abi Elphinstone, Catherine Johnson, Maz Evans, Malorie Blackman, Chris Riddell