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Scoop magazine UK –brilliant very short stories for children and parents alike

With the World book day past us, how about our favourite kids magazine? At a time when everything is going digital, here comes this brilliant monthly printed publication. We had 3 issues of Scoop magazine UK to read and digest at lengths in the last 4 months and its very short stories for children made brilliant company on exotic holidays in Maldives, long flights and even skiing for cosy winter evenings by the fireplace.

Scoop magazine in Maldives

Scoop team say they make perfect lecture for 8+ and this is where we disagree! My eldest – 4.5 years old could not get enough of Scoop magazine 3 issues. His friends ranging from 5 – 9 years old loved them as well and asked to be borrowed. Short periods have been negotiated and after all that travelling, Scoop magazines are still by our bed at home. Too cool to be given!


edfOur favourite stories? In the Performance issue (a kaleidoscope of Creative Genius for Kids) there are few! Leroy the lizard in the Caribbean that we could totally relate to, geography included. Travels aside though, this is an universal story about loneliness, fitting in and love for little understood animals – aka a lizard doing push ups to get popular with children and teachers at this primary school. Same issue, there’s Framed – How to spot and Spook that contains silly ghost humour and even stories of Como Lake where a legend of a whole ghost town lost forever lies under water – at night, one can sometimes hear the sound of the bells. Tom Whipple’s science snipets are also just fantastic – we all learnt the incredible stories of Otzi man who was murdered 5,000 years ago and became part of a glacier.

Very short stories for children: Scoop Magazine UK goes to Maldives

Very short stories for children: Scoop Magazine UK goes to Maldives

From the Revolution Scoop issue, Perry the Pirate Parrot must be the favourite story –  hilarious interactions between blasés pirates indulging into rum and sleeping whilst their parrot is desperate after monkey nuts and starts pirating by himself – just to leave sacks of gold and treasures behind and pick just nuts. Same Revolution issue, the Etherington Brothers sketches have gone down very well – the dump with half eaten foods discarded is so educational and inspirational. Dinner time makes also perfect conversation ! No one wants half eaten decaying aliments to have a revolution by their house!

Designed to inspire and nurture a love of reading and stories, Scoop magazines do a brilliant job: cool very short stories for children and parents alike. An exciting choice for our first ever kids magazine and a delight to go through great writers and illustrators, both fiction and non fiction.

Scoop magazine at Angsana Velavaru

Very short stories for children: Scoop Magazine UK goes to Maldives

Very topical for March, the current issue is dedicated to Women (number 15) and even more topical to our readers there’s the Travel issue ( number 7). Well-travelled kids make great readers. Or the other way around? And here’s a list of stockists to grab your own Scoop magazine!

Disclaimer: Many thanks to Clemmie, the brilliant entrepreneur, founder and publisher behind Scoop magazine who sent us the 3 brilliant issues. Will surely dig in for more!


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11 comments on “Scoop magazine UK –brilliant very short stories for children and parents alike

  1. This sounds great, we used to be members of the Puffin club and my boys loved the magazine and getting to choose a new book. Thank you for linking up to #CulturedKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      March 21, 2018

      Hehe Catherine, they grow so fast! Better make most of it, travel, reading and great magazines included!

  2. Mandi Morrison
    March 16, 2018

    This sounds like a really great little magazine. #CulturedKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      March 21, 2018

      Yes Mandi, warmly recommending it!

  3. pigeonpairandme
    March 30, 2018

    This sounds great. I’m going to try and get hold of it for my daughter. My son already gets First News, which he enjoys, but I suspect he’d be borrowing this off his sister, too! #CulturedKids

  4. Kim Carberry
    March 31, 2018

    These sound like fantastic magazines. Perfect for keeping little one’s amused x #CountryKids

  5. Dean B
    March 31, 2018

    I love short stories as an adult. I’ve never thought of them for kids. Will check them out, especially since I have a feeling T will like this 🙂 #countrykids

  6. Scoop sounds perfect for a wide age range and a lovely idea for keeping active little ones entertained travelling or for a little quite time in the shade on holiday. Love your pictures, they make me wish summer would hurry up here!

    Happy Easter and thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  7. Kids of the Wild
    March 31, 2018

    I’ve not heard of this magazine but it sounds like great inspiration for getting kids reading. #CountryKids

  8. Ethan.n.Evelyn
    April 3, 2018

    This sounds really brilliant, I must look into this for my kids. #CountryKids

  9. Pingback: Best summer reads: 6 picks for grown-ups and kids under 4 - Zenbabytravel

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