International Giveaway: Eco Kids Planet Magazine

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I’m a great believer in kids’ magazines. For a start, they are a great way to support your child’s reading for pleasure:

  • They’re designed for dipping in and out of, making it easy to squeeze a bit of reading in at any point of the day. Brief articles, often highly illustrated also break down barriers reluctant readers might have; blocks of text tend to be relatively short, and the reader doesn’t feel s/he has to make a huge commitment to enjoy or learn something.

  • You can choose ones closely aligned to real interests your child has. Maybe your child is crazy about horses – there’s a magazine for that. Or cycling or gardening… you don’t have to stick to magazines aimed at children.

  • They’re reading material you can have very easily to hand. They can be stashed in bags for journeys out, they can be read at kitchen tables. Magazines (and newspapers) “hang around” making for easy serendipitous reading.

  • Their timely nature creates a buzz about reading – whether the magazine gets delivered once a week through your letterbox, or you know it comes out once a month and so make a special trip to the newsagents. The fact that magazines appear at certain times creates a frisson of excitement, and something that many kids will look forward to if you subscribe or get into the magazine habit.

  • Many magazines are highly illustrated, either with photos or artwork. Just because kids can read themselves, it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy illustration of one sort or the other. Indeed, in today’s world with a highly visual focus, images are almost essential if you want to grab people’s attention.

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    Eco Kids Planet Magazine is a new nature and environment magazine aimed at children aged 7 to 11. The magazine uses narrative non-fiction, i.e. fun, fictional characters in a story format, to convey facts about nature and the environment, providing children with real world examples of how they can make a difference when it comes to looking after our planet.

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    It’s a brilliant success story: Eco Kids Planet Magazine was originally a Kickstarter project, but it is now stocked in one of the biggest newsagent/bookshop chains in the UK – WHSmiths. However, you can also get your hands on copies by entering a today’s brilliant international giveaway. First prize is a year’s subscription to Eco Kids Planet Magazine, and the Runners-Up Prize is a bundle of 6 past issues. Both prizes would be great for schools as well as families.

    The nitty gritty of the giveaway

  • This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE
  • To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post.
  • For extra entries you can:

    (1) Tweet about this giveaway, perhaps using this text:
    Win a year’s subscription to @EcoKidsPlanet – a kids’ nature magazine – over on @playbythebook’s blog http://www.playingbythebook.net/?p=32552

    (2) Share this giveaway on your Facebook page, Google Plus page or blog

    You must leave a separate comment for each entry for them to count.

  • The winner and runner-up will be chosen at random using random.org.
  • The giveaway is open for two weeks and closes on Earth Day ie Wednesday April 22nd 5pm UK time. I will contact the winner and runner-up via email. If I do not hear back from the winner/runner-up within one week of emailing them, I will re-draw as appropriate.

  • You can find out more about Eco Kids Planet Magazine on their website: http://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/.

    Good luck with the giveaway!

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    This giveaway is now closed. The results are:

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    I have emailed Aaron and Caren with the good news!

    90 Responses

    1. Pratham Books

      If we won it, we would gift it to an NGO we share an office with – the books would be put to great use in the libraries they work with.

    2. Barb

      I would love to win! Magazine sounds fabulous for my girls at home and readers at school.

    3. Andrea Amy

      What a great giveaway! My son would love this, thanks for the chance.

    4. Dawn

      My niece loves animals , in fact she wants all animals she sees on T.V . Once she asked for an elephant , crazy kid . I would be the best Aunt in her opinion if I got her this magazine. I would love to win this amazing and educational magazine for her !!!!!!

    5. Gemma Holland

      I would live to win for my little explorer. He wants to be Bear Grylls when he grows up! Thanks

    6. lynn heath

      Great Magazine, I would much prefer the kids to have an educational magazine to teach them about the importance of looking after our planet

    7. Emily Witkowski

      As a children’s librarian, I would LOVE to be able to add this to our collection!

    8. Lee-Ann S

      My daughter is an animal nut and these magazines would be perfect for her. Lots of new information to learn in a fun and exciting way.

    9. Leanne Perrett

      my son is at the age were exploring an learning are super fum so this would really help him

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