About Us

Scoop is a bi-monthly printed magazine for 7+. Designed to inspire and nurture a love of reading and stories. Every second month we bring together a host of incredible writers and illustrators who create original fiction and non fiction, we promise never to talk down to our readers.
Have a sneak peek at the current issue here.

Here are some of the responses we have had so far:

'No matter how much you know, Scoop always teaches you something new. It opens up a whole new world, whether it’s the swashbuckling pirate world or the terrifying zombie apocalypse dystopia. Scoop is amazing!' students at Glendower School

'You’ve heard me say before that the printed page is undergoing a renaissance: if a generation of young readers gets hold of Scoop, we lovers of the word truly don’t have anything to fear.' Erica Wagner, Harpers Bazaar

'Scoop is a really original idea and it will sell because it is the only one of its kind also because it is so good. I think Scoop is going to grow and grow and turn out really big. As soon as I started reading Scoop I knew it was going to be amazing.' Georgina, age 10

  ‘Fills a very real gap in the market and I am impressed with the varied resources. There really is something here for everyone to enjoy. The joy of the magazine format is that it encourages children to take an interest and read about things they might otherwise have overlooked.’ www.parentsintouch.co.uk

‘The answer to the grandparental prayer’ Joanna Trollope in a letter to Scoop

 ‘A transforming experience. ’
William Boyd in The Guardian

'Scoop is wonderful  and I will be suggesting a subscription to all the parents of our junior school pupils.’
Head of Francis Holland School, London

'Cora was eating alone while Sophia was at her swimming gala and I couldn't get her to eat her dinner properly as she was too concentrated on reading her Scoop!' Cora, grandmother.

 ‘At a time when everything is going digital it is enormously encouraging to see a new print magazine for children, especially something as beautifully published as Scoop’ Angels and Urchins magazine


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The Scoop Team

Clementine Macmillan-Scott, Editor-in-Chief, grew up in New York reading and playing baseball. She has worked as a festival coordinator and an entrepreneur and had the idea for Scoop two years ago when reading a newspaper for children from 1932. She has founded Scoop with the goal that as many children as possible can find their way into stories.

Sarah Odedina, Editor, is a publisher specialising in books for young readers. She has worked with many of the world’s leading authors, including J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Louis Sachar and Celia Rees. She has long loved reading and working on Scoop allows her to share the joy of stories with a whole new audience.

Shannon O'Reilly-Fearn, Publisher, is a renowned commercial consultant with extensive sales and marketing strategic experience, spanning 15+ years in the UK, USA and Australia. Having young children of her own, Shannon's passion for the world of story-telling spans generations of literary lovers including her parents both being journalists. Her passion lies in working with multi-national children's publishers to provide 360 degree solutions for expansion, acquisition and driving overall business growth.

Jenny Jacoby, Sub-Editor, has worked in children’s publishing since leaving university, where she studied Human Sciences. Reading all day for a job is an enormous privilege and great fun too. She has two young children and loves sharing stories with them.

Maud, Assistant Editor, grew up in Somerset and now lives in London. She studied at Camberwell College of Arts before completing her masters at University College London. She loves books and art and the different ways both can be used to tell stories. Her favourite book growing up was The It-Doesn’t- Matter Suit by Sylvia Plath.

Chantal Newell, Creative Director, is an experienced Creative Director who is passionate about publishing. She has led teams in developing new magazines from concept to print, including Horrible Histories, Lord of the Rings and The Lion King, and has worked on collaborations with Disney, New Line, Marvel and Scholastic. She loves the whole creative process that brings the pages of a magazine to life through the power of the written word and beautiful visuals. 

Jessica Sprankle, Digital Media Manager, completed her degree in graphic design with concentration in commercial graphics and has been doing digital marketing for over 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her two children by bonding over the written story. She is very passionate about the importance of children enjoying reading. This has contributed to her love for spreading the joys of Scoop with children around the world. 

Isabel Mahony, CFO, has always been an avid book worm, and was school librarian at each of her schools, even founding a school magazine in her last year at primary school. After graduating from New College, Oxford she fulfilled the ambition she found from reading the newspapers at 11 and became a bond trader. After 15 years in banking, including as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and being Head of Fixed Income Sales & Trading at SMBC for Europe and Asia, she decided to concentrate on Scoop full time, to ensure that it can help inspire children around the world to push boundaries and improve their prospects. She is a mother of 2 girls, and spends any spare time gardening.