Action Pack, as Kathreen describes it, is an e-magazine aimed at 7-12 year olds, full of DIY projects for both boys and girls -- science and art and adventure all in a colourful, beautifully photographed and designed pack. A major point of difference between this magazine and others is that it's completely ad-free, meaning no annoying ads trying to sell things to impressionable kids. It also means that all 40 pages are brimming with content, not advertising space.
The new Action Pack issue is the first part of the 2013 Elements theme, and is the water edition: "So versatile and so necessary for life. In this issue we have 15 contributors, and more than 20 projects, these wonderful contributors from around the world walk us through arts and crafts, science, experimentation, adventure, cooking and play — all related to water."
I had the pleasure of working with Kathreen a year ago (here), and saw how committed she is to the spirit behind this magazine, "a magazine for kids who want to do stuff." In fact, Kathreen has wholly embraced this spirit in her own life, and her family of four has embarked in a year of traveling around Australia - camping, catching crabs on the beach and cooking them on camp fire, practicing piano on borrowed instruments here & there, occasionally having to dig their vehicle out of sand ... they're living an 'action pack' all their own! (you can follow her family adventuring here)!
If you'd like a chance to win a copy of Action Pack, please leave a comment, and I'll announce two winners on Monday.
Thank you for entering Action Pack giveaway - the winners are: Mousy Brown and Dana (please contact me with the email address where you'd like to have your e-magazine sent).