Designed to celebrate the achievements and foster the creativity of
girls ages 8-12 American Girl magazine is filled with craft
projects, games, girl-to-girl advice and more! The companion web site
features a variety of fun activities.
Geared to children ages 7-9, each themed issue covers a social studies
topic. Includes articles, interviews, photographs and activities.
: Arts and Sciences for Kids
Features puzzles, riddles, cartoons, articles and more inviting readers
ages 6-9 to explore the world's greatest artists, inventors and other
Designed for children 6 months to 2 years old, this boardbook magazine
contains colorful pictures, short stories and rhymes to engage listeners
and encourage children to try reading.
Features the cover picture and contents from the current issue, but only
selected articles are available online. Includes a section where you can
download the plans for making various projects, such as stilts or a
Geared toward elementary-age boys, includes stories, poems, crafts and
other educational activities.
World History for Young People
Designed to help readers between the ages of 9-15 understand how
historical events intertwine, each issue of Calliope is devoted to one
theme in world history. The web site lists current and upcoming themes
and links to theme-related web sites and others of interest to children
Filled with puzzles, games, pictures and activities of interest to
children between the ages of 5 and 9, Chickadee features colorful
photos and stories emphasizing funny, unusual and true information about
animals and people.
Subtitled "The See and Do, Laugh and Learn Magazine," Chirp is
recommended for children ages 6-9. Features short stories, jokes,
puzzles and other games. The web site also features activities for young
A magazine for ages 3-7 from the publishers of Cricket and
Smithsonian Magazine. Includes articles, stories, cartoons,
activities and more to help introduce young people to the world around
American History for Kids http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/COB/
Geared for kids ages 8-14, each issue examines a part of America's past.
The web site lists current and upcoming themes and links to
theme-related web sites and others of interest to children and teachers.
: The National Voice for Kids http://www.prufrock.com/client/client_pages/prufrock_jm_createkids.cfm
Includes stories, games, opinions, poetry, drawings and more written by
kids for kids between the ages of 8 and 14. Published by Prufrock Press,
which supports the education of gifted children, this magazine aims to
stimulate and encourage the creativity of readers and invites kids to
submit their creative work. Visit the website for guidelines.
Features children's literature, poems, stories, articles, songs, crafts
and jokes for children ages 8-12. Contributors are often internationally
known authors and illustrators. Regular features include "Cricket
League" (a story, art, or poetry contest), crossword puzzle, and letters
from children to the magazine.
A Cobblestone publication produces in cooperation with the
Archaeological Institute of America, Dig brings the excitement of
archaeology and other earth sciences to readers, ages 9-14. Each issue
focuses on a theme and contains information and activities, colorful
graphics and photos to promote a broad understanding of the featured
Created by girls for girls, ages 8-12. Includes articles on a variety of
hot topics, from fashion to technology. Every other month, the magazine
editors travel to a different part of the country to involve a new
12-girl panel in the creation of the magazine. Visit the magazine's
website to find out how to apply to be a "Discovery Girl."
: Peoples, Places and Cultures
Geared for children ages 9-14, this magazine provides historical
information about places in the news, colorful photos, maps and
activities to help young people increase their knowledge of world
African American History http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/FTP/
Designed to help young people discover more about African American
History. Includes informational articles and interviews, historical
photos and artwork, maps and activities.
Girls' Life Magazine
Geared to girls 10 to 15, this magazine (six issues a year) is packed
with advice on friends, family, school, crushes, fashion and beauty.
More of the same is available on their website.
Highlights for Children
Issues contain poems, stories, puzzles, jokes, riddles, rebus stories,
crafts, and hidden pictures. There is something for everyone ages 4-12.
Geared toward elementary-age girls, includes stories, poems, crafts and
other educational activities.
Jack and Jill
Published by the Children's Better Health Institute, this
monthly/bimonthly magazine is geared to children between the ages of 7
and 10. It features current event and other special interest stories, as
well as "things to do" and "jokes and riddles."
This full-color, monhtly magazine covers nature, science and geography
topics for children ages 6 and older. Each issue is devoted to a
specific subject. Magazines are shelved by subject area in the
This is a magazine from the publishers of Cricket, targeted to a
younger audience (2-7). It contains numerous learning activities with a
particular focus on reading and understanding. Contains poems, stories,
cartoons, and activities.
A magazine for ages 9-14 from the publishers of Cricket and
Smithsonian Magazine. Includes articles and activities about
science, nature, poetry, music and more.
National Geographic Kids
(Formerly called National Geographic World) http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/
Published by the National Geographic Society for kids between the ages
of 8 and 14, Kids covers a wide variety of topics, but focuses on
geography, adventure, wildlife and science issues. The web site includes
links to stories, fun facts, games and other activities.
New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams is an international
magazine designed "for every girl who wants her voice heard and her
dreams taken seriously." Featuring girl editors, ages 8-14, and girl
contributors from around the world, the magazine includes stories,
poems, artwork, personal profiles and a variety of informational
Nick Jr. Magazine
The magazine that helps "kids play to learn and parents learn to play"
features stories, news and activities for parents and preschoolers to do
together, a pullout section for preschoolers and tips for adults.
Geared to older schoolage children (ages 8-15), the magazine features a
special topic each month. Also includes cartoons, stories, activities,
and news about celebrities, movies, music, sports and other aspects of
The web site for "The science magazine for young adventurers!" Includes
information about the current issue, sections on science news, science
fun, a teachers guide, and links to webcams around the world!
(Recommended for ages 10-16.)
Geared for children over 8, Owl magazine aims
to interest children in nature, science and the world around them. The
website includes links to Chickadee Net, designed for kids between ages
of 6 and 9, Wired Owl, for kids 8 and older, and CyberFamily - a place
for parents to explore.
The Drama Magazine for Young People, this monthly publication (October
thru May) includes in each issue 8-10 plays for elementary, middle and
high-school aged students.
Monthly magazine for kids ages 7 and up features colorful animal photos,
funny drawings, and exciting stories that inform children about nature,
outdoor adventure, and helping the environment. The online version of
the magazine includes web sites for homework help, monthly activities,
games, sections for parents and teachers and a sneak preview of the
Sesame Street Magazine
Early learning concepts are featured via stories, poems, and activities
with Bert, Ernie, and other Sesame Street Characters. Recommended for
ages 2-6, the magazine is published monthly as a supplement to
Parenting Magazine. You must
Parenting Magazine to receive it for
your child. The website
connects to Sesame Workshop pages for parents and kids.
: An International Multicultural Magazine http://www.skippingstones.org
A nonprofit children's magazine, Skipping Stones provides a
playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among children from
different lands and backgrounds. The magazine accepts art and original
writings in every language and from all ages. Non-English writings are
accompanied by English translations. Each issue (5 during a
school-year), also contains international pen pals, book reviews, news,
and a guide for parents and teachers. More information and a sample
issue is available on the magazine's website.
Another magazine from the publishers of Cricket, recommended for
ages 6-9. Contains stories, articles, poems, drawings, cartoons and
letters all with the aim of getting children interested in reading.
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Monthly magazine for elementary age children includes interviews with
sports heroes, comics, action photos and much more. The Web version
mirrors the print edition while capitalizing on the magazine's
This international magazine is written and illustrated by children
between the ages of 8 and 13. The web site includes examples of the
stories, poems, artwork and book reviews that appear in sample issues,
project ideas and guidelines for contributing to the magazine.
Time Magazine for Kids
The web site for this current-events oriented monthly magazine for kids
features news, games and activities, as well as sections for teachers
Published eight times a year by the Children's Better Health Institute,
U.S. Kids is a magazine about kids ages 6-10. Readers will find
stories about the achievements of kids their own age, puzzles, games,
and opportunities to contribute to the magazine, as well. The web site
for the magazine also features activities for kids.
Wild Animal Baby
A publication of the National Wildlife Federation, the magazine includes
stories, fingerplays and big colorful photographs and drawings of wild
animals for children between the ages of 1 and 3. The website offers
more games and activities for young children.
Your Big Backyard
Also published by the National Wildlife Federation, this monthly
magazine introduces 3-7 year olds to the fascinating world of nature. It
features big, colorful photos, read-to-me stories, poems, riddles, and