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New book - 'Tales of All Kinds'. Short stories, poems and plays for children. Ursula presents a webinar about 'Tales of All Kinds' for teachers to use the book in their classrooms.

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Using the magazines in your classroom.

A subscription to The School Magazine includes printed magazines, access to digital content and our carefully curated Learning Resources. Search, add, and share a wide range of dynamic and interactive content as you plan your literacy program.

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Highly engaging text types that students look forward to reading issue after issue

Countdown
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Ages 7—9 years

Countdown is a literary treasure trove that inspires and captivates newly independent readers.

Blast Off
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Ages 9—10 years

Blast Off excites and delights inquisitive and independent readers, consolidating their knowledge of English.

Orbit
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Ages 10—11 years

Orbit captures the imagination of skilled readers through crafted texts and engaging illustrations.

Touchdown
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Ages 11 + years

Touchdown delivers a rich array of texts, allowing capable readers to explore the exciting world of literature.

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Allysa, author of the testimonial

"Your magazine is so cool because you have cool cartoons, crosswords and very good poems. The plays are very hilarious. You have magic tricks that are amazing but quite hard. I really like the puzzling tales. You make the best mag! Keep up the good work!"