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Issue Two of SCOOP a new magazine for children aged 8 – 12 out this month

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Serving a feast of thought-fizzling fiction, features, creative competitions and awesome activities in every collectible forty-page launched with a big fanfare in September 2016 and Issue 2 is out this month .

Scoop is an exciting new monthly print magazine for children aged 8–12. Perfect for collecting, sharing and inspiring discussion and creativity, Scoop will publish ten times a year and feature:

★ Spellbinding stories, poetry and graphic fiction from top children’s writers and illustrators. Confirmed contributors include:
Neil Gaiman Eoin Colfer Laura Dockrill Abi Elphinstone
Emerald Fennell
David Roberts John Agard Catherine Johnson Gareth P. Jones Lucy Coats Chris Priestley A. F. Harrold Philip Womack
★Brain-boggling non-fiction covering current affairs, science, sport and MORE! ★Inspiring illustrations by leading artists
★Cool comic strips and cartoons
★Entertaining activities, puzzles and jokes
★Rousing reviews and recommendations
★Engaging reader contributions and competitions
★Kids book reviews from Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel



The seeds of Scoop were sown when founder and publisher Clementine Macmillan-Scott discovered the Children’s Newspaper while researching a book for her mother, Juliet Nicolson. Inspired by its thought-provoking content and popularity (it sold 500,000 copies a week in its heyday), and by her own literary background, Clementine began to explore the possibility of creating a child-focused print platform for the twenty-first century – a collectible, gorgeously designed magazine that celebrates the creative spirit in this Golden Age of children’s literature and illustration. After months of planning and fundraising, Clementine assembled a small team of respected publishing and design professionals and formed Curious Publishing Ltd as a platform through which to publish Scoop.


Scoop will be available in print editions and primarily sold through subscription, but also available in selected independent bookshops from October. The digital strategy is also being developed to create a online platform. Subscriptions can be purchased from from September. Scoop costs £40 for an annual family subscription for ten issues, and £160 for an annual school subscription (five copies of ten issues). Trial offers are also available to early subscribers.


Founder and Publisher: Clementine Macmillan-Scott. Clementine was Coordinator of the Galle Literary Festival and the Galle Children’s Festival. She has worked in books all her life, except for a brief stint as a costume designer.
Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Odedina. Formerly Editor-in-Chief for Bloomsbury Children’s, where she oversaw Harry Potter, Sarah launched Hot Key Books and is now Editor-at-Large for Pushkin Press. ★Marketing and Publicity Direction: Joanne Owen. Joanne is a writer and reviewer who has previously held marketing roles at Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Walker and Nosy Crow.

Art Direction: LOVERS Agency (Alex Ostrowski and Arthur Carey). ★Original Co-founders: Anna Baddeley and Philip Womack.

For further information, please sign up at ★Email: Follow us on Twitter: @scoop_the_mag ★ Instagram: @scoopmag 

Lovereading4kids and Scoop are the places to go for children’s book reviews

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

As you knowkids-sq-logo_with-strap_sm is a website chock-full of fabulous children’s books with a big following of parents seeking out great book recommendations to share with their kids.  We understand that you want to find the most amazing new books and so at Lovereading4kids we select about 75 each month of what we consider to be the best new books for kids.  These are then reviewed by our editorial experts who are passionate about children’s books and really do know a good one when they read it.   Also and this is the important thing – some of these books are also reviewed by kids who are members of the Lovereading4kids reader review panel.

xyzotqd7Clearly at Lovereading4kids and Scoop we absolutely love children’s books and frankly sometimes fight over who gets to read and review the books (sad we know) and we are proud to be bucking the trend in which fewer and fewer national newspapers review children’s books.  We would happily let the newspapers use our expert reviews, with appropriate credit of course, but there are other ways to get reviews and that is from the kids themselves.  After all who better to give you the low down on a book than kids just like you!? We call our expert and child reviews ‘pieces of passion’ and the aim of the review is really to let others (parents and kids) know what got the reviewers excited and involved in the book.  We’re proud to be different and support the idea of passionate persuasive reviews.  In other words we love kids telling kids about books and how fab they are.  So at Lovereading4kids we have a fantastic bunch of young reviewers who are all as crazy about books as we are and we’re pleased to be working with Scoop to build awareness of great kids books.  The reader reviews you read on Lovereading4kids are straight from kids, good or bad we don’t edit as this takes away the honesty expressed by the reviewer and that’s what we want to pass on to you, the reader.  We do remove any spoilers though as we want you to be able to experience the book in your own, unique way.  After all when we read a story we make it our own.

If you fancy having a go at writing your own reviews then why not encourage your school to take part in The Big Book Review Competition?  They could #winalibrary from BookSpace (purveyors of the coolest library furniture) and you’d be in with the chance of having your reviews published on the Lovereading4kids website and maybe even in Scoop magazine too! Privacy Policy Disclaimer