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Owl

Owl

Spring 2019 Magazines
Ages: 9 - 13 yrs.
Publisher: Bayard Canada
Newsstand Price: $5.25
Subscription Price: $34.95 / 10 Issues
Review:
Owl magazine offers readers 9 to 13 a colorfully packaged compilation of STEM-related features that inform and entertain: snippets of stories from the news about inventions and creative endeavors, long-form interviews (in November, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques talked about his then-upcoming mission on the International Space Station), nature articles (recent subjects were the rise of "urban" coyotes and the world of spiders, from the insect-eating service they provide to spider web characteristics), and cartoons, quizzes, and puzzles (a labyrinthine Halloween-themed "Brainbuster" was a little gem, allowing readers to decide the path taken by a visitor in a haunted house). Reader profiles and peer-to-peer content (tips, reviews, advice) speak to the enthusiasm of the magazine's fans.
Lynne Heffley   ©2019 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.


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