OWL Magazine is a popular Canadian children’s magazine founded in 1976. Aimed at those between the ages of 9 and 13, it is published 10 times per year.
Originally a science and nature magazine, OWL stands for “Outdoors and Wild Life.” In recent years, like sister publication chickaDEE, the magazine has come to encompass a larger variety of topics.
Regular features include weird news from around the world, how-to articles, science stories, a reader-driven advice column, and comics “The Outrageous World of Alex and Charlie” and “Max Finder Mystery.” Memorable past features include “Dr. Zed” (written by Canadian scientist Gordon Penrose and is being continued in chickaDEE) and comic strip “The Mighty Mites", which left in 2002.
Related OWL media has included books and videos, produced by former owner OWL Communications. In 1997, OWL (as well as sister publications chickaDEE and Chirp) was purchased by Bayard Canada, which also owns a number of French-language children’s magazines, including Les Débrouillards and Les Explorateurs. Source