According to Luma Works, Storytime is a 52-page magazine packed with a captivating mix of fairy tales, folk tales, fables, myths, legends, poetry and extracts from well-loved children’s books – all beautifully illustrated to engage parents and children in the magical world of stories.
The first issue will include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Hare and the Tortoise, Aladdin, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, Perseus and Medusa, The Fairy Bride, and Alice in Wonderland, plus story-inspired puzzles, colouring and games, and top tips from an education consultant.
Storytime magazine will be on sale monthly, priced at £3.99. In addition to UK distribution, it will also be available in the US through Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and also in Australia. A digital version will be available through iTunes.
Leslie Coathup, director of Luma Works, says: "We're immensely excited and proud to be launching Storytime, as we are offering something completely different to many other mass market children's titles. Storytime is that rare thing – a children's magazine that parents can enjoy too.
We're not relying on covermounts – we have a no plastic toy policy. Instead we want to entice people with timeless tales told in a fun and engaging way, never-before-seen beautiful illustrations, and high production values. We hope that parents will thoroughly enjoy revisiting and sharing tales from their own childhoods and that, in turn, we help make some happy Storytime memories for their own children."