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Cricket

Cricket

Spring 2009 Magazines
Ages: 9 - 14 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media
Newsstand Price: $4.95
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 9 Issues
Review:
Cricket does a beautiful job of engaging young adults with literature. This 48-page read is filled with age-appropriate fiction, fantasy, folk tales, adventures, poems, history, and biography. The stories are written by top-notch writers and illustrated by award-winning artists. There is some educational focus but the intention seems to lean towards entertainment and good story telling. The "crickets" in the magazine are engaging bugs that hover on the margins of the pages, offering commentary on the stories and explaining difficult words. Cricket also has cartoons, crossword puzzles, crafts, and recipes. In addition, it features story, poetry, art, and photography contests that motivate readers to express their own creativity.
Therese Khan   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Therese Khan is an elementary school teacher in Washington D.C. who has worked in independent schools for the past 19 years. During her career she has both taught and designed curriculum for science, mathematics, language arts, and social studies programs for students in grades four through six. As a tutor, she works with students in grades seven and eight. Outside the traditional school year, Therese has directed summer programs and led a travel abroad course to Costa Rica with 12-14 year old students. Therese also works as a free-lance photographer and graphic designer. She holds a Bachelor of Education from McGill University, Montreal.

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