The Bottom Line
- Created by girls, for girls
- Minimizes beauty and fashion
- Interesting articles
- Great art and photography
- A fun read
- Only six issues a year, that's not enough
- You can tell girls drive the editorial content with headlines such as "I Thought I Was Ugly" and "Dare Yourself to Fail".
- Provides readers with a wonderful balance of helpful, relevant articles and fun, fluffy content.
- Extremely interactive with numerous opportunities for girls to submit story ideas, participate in polls, and more.
Guide Review - Review of Discovery Girls Magazine
Magazine publishers know that the tween market is an untapped revenue source for them. It's too bad the magazines they tend to push on tween girls offer little in the way of substance. Flip through a couple of the more popular tween magazines aimed at girls in the 9-12 age bracket and you'll find articles that promote consumerism, popularity, sexy images, fashion, makeup, and little else.
While tween girls are interested in fitting in and in fashion, they also need inspiration. That's what they'll find in Discover Girls magazine. Published six times a year, Discovery Girls is a fun, interactive publication that promotes self-esteem, setting goals, having fun, keeping up with trends, and a lot more. Substantive content helps girls navigate some of the trickiest aspects of the tween years, such as friend problems, parent problems, etc. Contrasting fun, appealing stories with helpful advice on everyday problems makes this magazine worth much more than its subscription price of $19.95.
The strength of Discovery Girls comes from the content, which is written or suggested by its readership. Numerous opportunities exist for girls to interact with the publication through letters to the editor, polls, write-in questions and answers, and quizzes.
The magazine offers a lot of information in every issue. One recent issue contained nine feature stories covering topics such as jealousy, shyness, taking chances, people labeling, athletics, and profile stories. Departments cover current issues, sports, health and fitness, and more.
There are plenty of tween magazines I would hesitate to buy. This one is a no brainer.