Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2014 Magazines
Ages: 9 - 14 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media
Newsstand Price: $695.00
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 9 Issues

Cobblestone magazine is a significant, substantial, no-nonsense publication for youngsters who are drawn to history, and specifically American history. And you know who they are. Typically, you see it first in elementary school kids who love reading about the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or U.S. presidents. Later, they can't put down books on Congress or manifest destiny. Well, if that's your child, this is the magazine.

Each issue is dedicated to a single theme from history. The February 2013 Cobblestone focuses on the Civil Rights Movement and features well-written stories and historic photos of the Martin Luther King Memorial in the nation's capital, the historic 1963 march on Washington, Civil Rights leaders, and the poignant folk songs and protest events of the time. Another recent issue covers the White House and the city blocks surrounding the home of the U.S. presidency—including pieces on the construction of the White House, and the history of nearby Lafayette Square. Go to the April 2013 issue if your child wants to know about "Building the Bomb" and the dawn of the Atomic Age.

The magazine also contains regular departments such as a history-infused crossword puzzle, the "Say What?" page that explores the origins of popular sayings, and "Reader Letters". The monthly "Digging Deeper" pages direct blossoming historians to other books, real-life locations, and online resources for taking the next step in tracking a historic theme. For the minor who's a budding American history major, it doesn't get any better than this.

Don Oldenburg   ©2014 Parents' Choice
A former feature writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is the Director of Publications and Editor of the National Italian American Foundation, in Washington, D.C. He regularly reviews books for USA Today and is the coauthor of "The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion" (Avalon Travel). The proud father of three sons, he lives with his journalist-author wife, Ann Oldenburg, in McLean, VA.

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