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18/11/2020

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Calling All Young Scientists!

Picture of 3 science beakers with blue, green and red liquid.
08/04/2020

 

Did you know that the Ottawa Public Library offers free access to a variety of magazines? If there’s a budding scientist in your life, a library card will unlock the door to these great science magazines for kids. 

 

Kids Go Gardening: Spring is in the air, so now is the perfect time to start planning your garden. This magazine will give you lots of kid-friendly ideas for growing vegetables and flowers around your home. Don’t miss the word puzzles and craft ideas, too. Available online through PressReader.

 

Wild: Do you know what kind of bird can fly upside-down? Do snails have teeth? For the answers to these questions and many others, look no further than Wild Magazine. Jam-packed with trivia, puzzles, and games, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Available online through PressReader.

 

National Geographic Little Kids: For younger readers in your household, the Little Kids version of National Geographic has beautiful full-colour photographs, learning prompts, and fun facts about a variety of animals. You can also check out National Geographic Kids for older readers. Available online through RBdigital.

 

Muse: For the aspiring scientists among us, Muse features articles about discoveries and trending topics in the scientific community alongside fun quizzes and reader questions. Merging science photography and comic-book illustrations, this magazine has wide appeal. Available online through RBdigital.

 

Beyond Horizons: A magazine for tweens and teens, Beyond Horizons features articles about the environment, prehistoric creatures, physical activity, and much more. Available online through PressReader. 

 

To learn how to create an account with RBdigitital, please click here.

 

Blog post contributed by Jennifer from our Beaverbrook branch.