WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2003)—National Geographic Kids magazine and Guinness World Records have teamed up to tell young readers about record-setting news from around the globe. Now, every issue of National Geographic Kids has a dedicated page featuring astonishing stories from the files of Guinness World Records. National Geographic Kids is the only magazine in the United States to have this exclusive relationship with the global leader in world records.
December’s issue includes the most dangerous bird in the world, the world’s fastest furniture and the cartoon series that has featured the most celebrity voices.
“We are always striving to develop content that captivates our curious readers. This feature is an exciting and fun opportunity for youngsters to explore incredible accomplishments from around the world that make you go ‘wow,'” said Melina Bellows, National Geographic Kids editor-in-chief. “The initial response to this new collaboration has been great. Based on reader feedback, the Guinness World Records page is already one of the most popular features in the magazine.”
“This alliance is a wonderful way to share Guinness World Records content with millions of curious kids in the United States all year long,” said Guinness World Records Chief Operating Officer Alistair Richards. “Guinness World Records and National Geographic are two respected brands and leaders in their respective fields. We are very proud and excited about this new relationship.”
National Geographic Kids, a multitopic, photo-driven magazine for 6- to 14-year olds, empowers its readers by making it fun to learn about the world. Published 10 times a year, this award-winning magazine has a circulation of over 1 million and is available by subscription for $19.95 a year and on newsstands for $3.95 a copy. Its Web site is at nationalgeographic.com/ngkids; AOL Keyword: NatGeoKids.
Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book has developed into an international phenomenon, published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages, and is one of the highest-selling copyright books of all time, following only the Bible and the Koran. Guinness World Records is published by Hit Entertainment PLC, a fully integrated global studio with divisions in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan, including broadcast production and distribution, video and audio sales, consumer products licensing and marketing.