National Geographics Kids to launch locally in June

National Geographic KIdsNational Geographic Kids is launching in Australia and New Zealand on June 4, with 12 issues a year set to be released locally while a website which launches next month set to expand on the topics within the print product.

Published by Creature Media and under licence from the National Geographic Society, the title is aimed at boys and girls aged 6 to 14 and aims to inspire them to explore the world, with 25,000 copies set to be produced monthly.

National Geographic Kids Australia & New Zealand editor Maree Hargreaves said in a statement: “With the Australian/New Zealand edition of National Geographic Kids, our intention is to ‘edutain’ children with fun and interactive features and amazing photography.

“While still exploring news from around the world, we also want to inspire kids with local stories about nature, cultures and discoveries. National Geographic Kids is a trusted brand, we’re expecting to attract an inquisitive audience, hungry for fun, meaningful and fresh reading material about our planet, its diverse wildlife and people.”

The local edition will include “fun facts, features and trivia highlighted by engaging stories about animals, science, nature and human achievement”. It will draw on content from around the world will be then geared to local readers.


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