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



Spring 2014 Magazines
Ages: 9 - 14 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media
Newsstand Price: $6.95
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 9 Issues

Born in 1972, Cricket is as fresh as ever. Between its covers, readers can lose themselves in entertaining, thought-provoking and informative stories, folktales, first-person reminiscences, poems, author interviews, and evocative illustrations by accomplished artists and photographers.

The magazine is designed to keep kids in anticipation for each monthly edition. Some of the stories keep readers in suspense, serialized into installments that continue into upcoming issues. Monthly cartoon strips feature Cricket and Ladybug, while comic characters offer observations in the margins, a regular feature. Reader participation--through letters, art and literary contests, favorite book submissions, crossword puzzles--is encouraged and enthusiastic. A wrap-up with observations by "Old Cricket" pertinent to each issue adds further food for thought.

Cricket is an excellent choice for parents and caregivers looking for a time-proven periodical to sustain their children's interest and enrich their minds month after month.

Lynne Heffley   ©2014 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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