The Enid Blyton Society

Enid Blyton's Magazine

Enid Blyton Magazines:
Sunny Stories for Little Folks
Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories
Enid Blyton's Magazine

Enid Blyton parted company from Newnes and Sunny Stories in 1953 and launched Enid Blyton's Magazine with Evans Brothers. The reason for this was that Newnes were only prepared to advertise the books that they published and Enid wanted a much broader field to advertise her books, jigsaws, toys and games. This magazine ran to 162 issues until Enid's failing health caused its closure in 1959.

None of these magazines is titled, so in each case I have used the title of the first story. Apart from the stories, all issues had a lengthy introductory letter from Enid, along with puzzles, competitions and information on her various charities.

One of the major bonuses of Enid Blyton's Magazine is that many of the serialised stories used illustrations that were not used in the later books. In the case of the various serialised Famous Five books, none of Eileen Soper's illustrations were used in the books which were all freshly illustrated and of course the magazines also contain many more illustrations than the books. Unlike Sunny Stories many illustrations were printed in two colours, normally red and black, though both green and black and blue and black were also used for a short period.

1953
March
No. 1 Vol. 1  - They Met Mr. Pinkwhistle
April
No. 2 Vol. 1  - Mr. Twiddle and the Soap
No. 3 Vol. 1  - Hallo, Golly, Woggie and Nigger!
No. 4 Vol. 1  - Amelia Jane and the Sailor Doll
May
No. 5 Vol. 1  - The Ship in the Bottle
No. 6 Vol. 1  - The Story of Our Queen
June
No. 7 Vol. 1  - Oh Twiddle!
No. 8 Vol. 1  - It Wasn't His Fault
July
No. 9 Vol. 1  - Amelia Jane Has a Good Idea
No. 10 Vol. 1  - A Bottle of Orangeade
August
No. 11 Vol. 1  - The Three Cousins
No. 12 Vol. 1  - A Shrimp—or a Somebody
September
No. 13 Vol. 1  - Well Done, Cheeky!
No. 14 Vol. 1  - She Was Very Cross with Them
No. 15 Vol. 1  - The Peculiar Pen
October
No. 16 Vol. 1  - Now, Mr. Twiddle!
No. 17 Vol. 1  - On Bonfire Night
November
No. 18 Vol. 1  - The Big Quarrel
No. 19 Vol. 1  - The Three Golliwogs Buy Presents
December
No. 20 Vol. 1  - Patrick and the Puppets
No. 21 Vol. 1  - One Christmas Night
1954
January
No. 1 Vol. 2  - Peculiar Happenings
No. 2 Vol. 2  - When Daddy Got Cross
February
No. 3 Vol. 2  - Midnight Doings
No. 4 Vol. 2  - A Very Good Idea
March
No. 5 Vol. 2  - It's Easy Once You've Done It
No. 6 Vol. 2  - Mr. Pink-Whistle Gets a Letter
No. 7 Vol. 2  - The Primrose Picnic
April
No. 8 Vol. 2  - Surprise for Mr. Biggitty
No. 9 Vol. 2  - The Jackdaw Afternoon
May
No. 10 Vol. 2  - Tit for Tat, Amelia Jane!
No. 11 Vol. 2  - Tell-Tale!
June
No. 12 Vol. 2  - The Old Balloon Woman
No. 13 Vol. 2  - Well Done, Pink-Whistle!
July
No. 14 Vol. 2  - The Cuckoo in the Clock
No. 15 Vol. 2  - "I'll Never Speak to You Again!"
August
No. 16 Vol. 2  - "You and Your Roller-Skates!"
No. 17 Vol. 2  - Here's Tinks!
September
No. 18 Vol. 2  - The Worst Boy in the Form
No. 19 Vol. 2  - What a Bit of Luck!
No. 20 Vol. 2  - It Got Bigger and Bigger!
October
No. 21 Vol. 2  - "You're Such a Nuisance!"
No. 22 Vol. 2  - If Only!
November
No. 23 Vol. 2  - Up the Chimney!
No. 24 Vol. 2  - The Splendid Aeroplane
December
No. 25 Vol. 2  - It Really Was a Pity
No. 26 Vol. 2  - One Christmas Morning
1955
January
No. 1 Vol. 3  - Mr. Pink-Whistle's Cat is Busy
No. 2 Vol. 3  - One Winter Afternoon
February
No. 3 Vol. 3  - She Didn't Catch the Bus!
No. 4 Vol. 3  - Paddy the Puppy
March
No. 5 Vol. 3  - The Watchers
No. 6 Vol. 3  - Good Old Ted!
No. 7 Vol. 3  - Easter-Time at Granny's
April
No. 8 Vol. 3  - Sitting On an Adventure
No. 9 Vol. 3  - Poor Angelina!
May
No. 10 Vol. 3  - The Mouse in the Window
No. 11 Vol. 3  - "I'll Take Your Bicycles Away!"
June
No. 12 Vol. 3  - Mr. Pink-Whistle Gets a Laugh!
No. 13 Vol. 3  - Chack-Chack-Chack!
July
No. 14 Vol. 3  - The Dolls' House Exhibition
No. 15 Vol. 3  - It Happened So Suddenly
August
No. 16 Vol. 3  - "You're Mean!"
No. 17 Vol. 3  - Magic in the Afternoon
No. 18 Vol. 3  - Mr. Pink-Whistle Has a Very Busy Day
September
No. 19 Vol. 3  - "Hallo! How Are You?"
No. 20 Vol. 3  - The Biggest Piece of Luck
October
No. 21 Vol. 3  - Blackberry Pie
No. 22 Vol. 3  - When Julie Ran Away
November
No. 23 Vol. 3  - The Robin Hood Game
No. 24 Vol. 3  - How Very Odd!
December
No. 25 Vol. 3  - Are You Dreaming, Mr. Twiddle?
No. 26 Vol. 3  - Santa Claus Goes to Mr. Pink-Whistle
1956
January
No. 1 Vol. 4  - Hullo, You Three Golliwogs!
No. 2 Vol. 4  - Sam's Old Barrow
February
No. 3 Vol. 4  - One Winter Morning
No. 4 Vol. 4  - What Would You Do?
No. 5 Vol. 4  - He Wasn't Fond of Dogs
April
No. 6 Vol. 4  - Would You Believe It?
No. 7 Vol. 4  - What Fun It Was!
May
No. 8 Vol. 4  - It Happened on Washing Day!
No. 9 Vol. 4  - How Very Peculiar!
June
No. 10 Vol. 4  - The Two Big Geese
No. 11 Vol. 4  - That Horrid, Horrid Joe!
July
No. 12 Vol. 4  - Ripe Strawberries!
No. 13 Vol. 4  - The Foxglove Wish
August
No. 14 Vol. 4  - He Didn't Want an Adventure
No. 15 Vol. 4  - A Queer Punishment
No. 16 Vol. 4  - Go Home, Bad Dog!
September
No. 17 Vol. 4  - It Was Worth Every Penny!
No. 18 Vol. 4  - It Had Its Funny Side!
October
No. 19 Vol. 4  - Tit for Tat!
No. 20 Vol. 4  - The Firework Club
November
No. 21 Vol. 4  - Whatever Happened to Pong?
No. 22 Vol. 4  - The Two Money Boxes
December
No. 23 Vol. 4  - Mr. Pink-Whistle is Rather Funny
No. 24 Vol. 4  - The Little Reindeer Bell
1957
January
No. 1 Vol. 5  - When Mr. Pink-Whistle Met the Twins
No. 2 Vol. 5  - It Happened One Frosty Morning
No. 3 Vol. 5  - The Penny-Stamp Men
February
No. 4 Vol. 5  - Hunt the Slipper!
No. 5 Vol. 5  - One of These Days!
March
No. 6 Vol. 5  - Mr. Twiddle's Ladder
No. 7 Vol. 5  - Three Hundred Years Ago
April
No. 8 Vol. 5  - The Two Swans
No. 9 Vol. 5  - The Very Peculiar Word
May
No. 10 Vol. 5  - Beware of the Bull
No. 11 Vol. 5  - A Lucky Afternoon
June
No. 12 Vol. 5  - A Castle of Bricks
No. 13 Vol. 5  - "Where Are You, Woffles?"
July
No. 14 Vol. 5  - What Happened After School!
No. 15 Vol. 5  - A Couple of Fatheads!
No. 16 Vol. 5  - Mrs. Twiddle is Cross
August
No. 17 Vol. 5  - "Does Anyone Want a Kitten?"
No. 18 Vol. 5  - Annie Gets Into Trouble
September
No. 19 Vol. 5  - A Dreadful Mistake
No. 20 Vol. 5  - "I'm Not Going to School!"
October
No. 21 Vol. 5  - Robina's Robins
No. 22 Vol. 5  - One Saturday Morning
November
No. 23 Vol. 5  - One Bonfire Night
No. 24 Vol. 5  - The Little Fawn
December
No. 25 Vol. 5  - A Bit of a Coward
No. 26 Vol. 5  - Mr. Pink-Whistle and Santa Claus
1958
January
No. 1 Vol. 6  - A Wonderful Fancy Dress
No. 2 Vol. 6  - Smarty Comes to Stay
No. 3 Vol. 6  - When Susie Came to Tea!
February
No. 4 Vol. 6  - Lucky Linda
No. 5 Vol. 6  - A Little Bit of Tit-For-Tat
March
No. 6 Vol. 6  - "Lost—A Big Black Dog!"
No. 7 Vol. 6  - What a Strange Thing!
April
No. 8 Vol. 6  - "Well, of All the Peculiar Things!"
No. 9 Vol. 6  - He Wouldn't Tell His Secret
May
No. 10 Vol. 6  - It Was Really a Good Idea!
No. 11 Vol. 6  - "Just Like a Boy!" "Just Like a Girl!"
June
No. 12 Vol. 6  - You Never Know!
No. 13 Vol. 6  - What a Piece of Luck!
July
No. 14 Vol. 6  - Three Cheers for Old Tinker!
No. 15 Vol. 6  - Quite an Adventure
No. 16 Vol. 6  - What a Good Idea, Graham!
August
No. 17 Vol. 6  - Mr. Pink-Whistle is a Conjurer!
No. 18 Vol. 6  - Well Really, Noddy!
September
No. 19 Vol. 6  - Just Because of a Banana Skin!
No. 20 Vol. 6  - She Followed the Trail!
October
No. 21 Vol. 6  - "Beware of the Goat!"
No. 22 Vol. 6  - Mr. Twiddle Gets a Shock
November
No. 23 Vol. 6  - Adventure for a Guy
No. 24 Vol. 6  - The Ugly Little Dog
December
No. 25 Vol. 6  - The Light in the Window
No. 26 Vol. 6  - What a Wonderful Afternoon!
No. 27 Vol. 6  - She Didn't Like Parties!
1959
January
No. 1 Vol. 7  - A Boy in a Thousand!
No. 2 Vol. 7  - Mr. Twiddle and the Rabbit
February
No. 3 Vol. 7  - The Good Friends
No. 4 Vol. 7  - That Boy Nicky!
March
No. 5 Vol. 7  - A Real Bit of Luck!
No. 6 Vol. 7  - Pennies for the Goldfish
April
No. 7 Vol. 7  - Be Careful, Tom Twisty!
No. 8 Vol. 7  - The Day They Flew Their Kite
May
No. 9 Vol. 7  - It Happened So Suddenly!
No. 10 Vol. 7  - Mr. Stamp-About in Trouble
June
No. 11 Vol. 7  - A Dog Called Timmy [Part I]
September
No. 12 Vol. 7  - A Dog Called Timmy [Part II]