National Geographic Kids is a children's magazine published by the National Geographic Society. Its first issue was printed in September 1975 under the original title: National Geographic World (which itself replaced the much older National Geographic School Bulletin, published weekly during the school year from 1919 to 1975).
The magazine was published for twenty-six years as National Geographic World, until the title of the magazine was changed in October, 2001 to National Geographic Kids. In a broad sense, the publication is a version of National Geographic, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society, that is intended for children.
They also produce TV shows as well, under the National Geographic Kids Entertainment label. Shows they produced were Toot & Puddle, Geo Kids, Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies and videos from National Geographic Kids Video.
National Geographic Kids publishes ten issues annually. As of June, 2006, the magazine reports a circulation of more than 1.3 million in English, with an estimated English language readership of more than 4.6 million. There also are eighteen editions of National Geographic Kids in languages other than English, published in Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Latin America, Belgium/Netherlands, Romania, Russia,Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa (two editions), Turkey and the United Kingdom. The magazine is written for children between the ages of six and fourteen. It has an advisory board of 500 subscribers and solicits reader feedback after each issue.
The magazine recently launched a spin-off, National Geographic Little Kids, targeted toward children under kindergarten age.
In 2009 the magazine launched their first almanac called National Geographic Kids Almanac 2010. In 2010 the almanac continued with an updated book,National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011.