SYDNEY, Australia (May 19, 2015)—Creature Media and the National Geographic Society announce an Australian and New Zealand first with the launch next month of one of the world’s biggest-selling children’s magazines: National Geographic Kids. Tailored specifically for Australian and New Zealand readers, National Geographic Kids AU & NZ aims to get kids excited about the world around them.
Joan-Maree Hargreaves, editor of National Geographic Kids AU & NZ, said: “With spectacular photography, epic stories of human and animal adventure, plus games and puzzles, we hope to inspire parents and children to come together and make learning about the natural world fun!”
The first issue, on sale from 4 June, will illuminate the extreme conditions of penguin parenting in Antarctica and uncover the thrilling adventures of Shark Girl, also known as Madison Stewart. Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, better known as Dr. Karl, will be a regular contributor to the magazine, sharing his distinctive science know-how. “To kids, the world can feel like a very big place,” said Dr. Karl. “Science gives them the tools to understand it.”
Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia, said National Geographic Kids will ignite kids’ passion for learning. “We need to give young minds every chance to light the spark of interest in science and technology. Encouraging that curiosity, wonder and enthusiasm will help inspire the next generation of scientists and be critically important to the future of our planet.”
“We’re excited to have Australia and New Zealand as part of the Nat Geo Kids family. They’re really going to be amazing partners in our mission to excite and inspire a new generation of explorers,” said Rachel Buchholz, editor in chief and vice president, National Geographic Kids Magazines and Digital.
With a whole world of reading, discovery and fun, National Geographic Kids AU & NZ is everything an inquisitive young mind needs. Those who subscribe to the magazine before 31 October 2015 will receive a “Kid Goes FREE” voucher for SEA LIFE and WILD LIFE attractions* across Australia and New Zealand. To subscribe, visit www.ngkids.com.au/subscribe.
* Valid at: (NSW) SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary; (VIC) SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium; (QLD) Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba and WILD LIFE Hamilton Island; (New Zealand) Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium.
About National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids magazine has seen huge success since its launch in 1975 in the United States as National Geographic World magazine. The Australian/New Zealand edition is the 18th local-language edition of the magazine, preceded by the Azerbaijani edition in February 2015. Other local-language editions are available in Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa (Afrikaans and English), Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. National Geographic Kids has a worldwide circulation of approximately 1.6 million.
About Creature Media
Since 2012, Creature Media Ltd has been creating engaging and inspiring content for children across print, digital and Web under the National Geographic Kids brand. Serving over 800,000 children across three continents, Creature Media is dedicated to getting children excited about their world. Creature Media is a privately owned company based in London, England.
About National Geographic Society
National Geographic is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. Each year, we fund hundreds of research, conservation and education programs around the globe. Every month, we reach more than 700 million people through our media platforms, products and events. Our work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism and education initiatives is supported through donations, purchases and memberships. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.