Resource type: Newspapers, magazines and comics
Price band: £
Key stage: KS2, KS3
Region(s): All of UK
What on Earth! Magazine is a monthly non-fiction magazine for young people aged 7-14. Published in print and online, there are 10 issues every year with bumper two-month issues in July/August and December/January.
Based on the belief that ‘the best stories are true stories’, each issue covers a wide range of non-fiction topics to build on young people’s interests, feed their curiosity and encourage a love of learning. There are features on history, the arts, science, technology and the natural world, all presented in vibrant, highly visual ways with lots of fun facts, puzzle and quizzes.
Schools can sign up to the What on Earth! Schools Club for a range of benefits, including a free annual digital subscription to the magazine, free access to all digital back-issues and enrichment resources, and discounts on print editions of the magazine.
Cost: Membership of the What on Earth! Schools Club is free. Annual print magazine subscription £54 per copy with discounts available for multiple subscriptions.
About What on Earth Magazines: What on Earth Magazines is a sister company of What on Earth Publishing, a UK-based publisher specialising in non-fiction books for young people. It launched Britannica’s What on Earth! Magazine (formerly Britannica Magazine) in 2022 in partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. is a British-American publishing company founded in 1768. It publishes the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the world’s oldest continuously published encyclopaedia.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- Membership of the What on Earth! Schools Club includes free entry to the What on Earth! Schools Quiz Challenge, a non-fiction schools quiz for KS2 and KS3 pupils that takes place during National Non-Fiction November. Register your school by 15th October to get involved.
- The highly visual presentation and non-fiction subject matter can be a great way to promote reading for pleasure among more reluctant readers.
- Every issue of What on Earth! Magazine is fact-checked by experts from the Britannica Encyclopaedia.