Saturday, June 20, 2015
© Cricket Magazine
Cricket Magazine is a good magazine for children's literature. The stories are well written, entertaining, and nicely illustrated. They try to keep many different genres, so everyone is happy. The Letterbox is brimming over with kids' enthusiasm for their passions and hobbies, and the charming little critters (Cricket, Ladybug, etc) are featured in comic strips throughout.
Spider magazine has the same charm, but for a younger audience (6-9). As for Cricket, it is aimed to 9-14 year olds. But age is just a label. It seems there are always some 15 and 16 year olds writing in to say they really like Cricket magazine, and they don't want to move up to the next one, Cicada, yet.
It would be really nice for kids to receive this magazine just for them in the mailbox.
Cricket is offering this years' summer issues for free digitally, on Apple Newsstand and Google Play.
Newspapers like The Youth's Companion, Golden Days for Boys and Girls, etc used to offer almost exclusively stories in their papers a hundred years ago. I like to think Cricket magazine is reviving this tradtion, of offering literary magazines to children.
Free May/June issue:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1MUMaGn