Have you ever found love in a Laundromat? Made awkward conversation with Dad's new girlfriend? Have you ever challenged the status quo, adopted a humpback whale, or scored the winning basket? From the pages of CICADA, the groundbreaking literary magazine for young adults, come 15 stories that bring the teen experience to life - love, loss, music, sports, high school, college, and all the moments in between. These stories were originally published in CICADA magazine, a Cricket Magazine Group publication. Suggested for teens and young adults.
Will Aliens Sing? 20 Tales of Tomorrow from ODYSSEY
Will Aliens Sing showcases 20 science fiction stories originally published in ODYSSEY science magazine depicting life in a not-too-distant future, where advanced technologies, environmental changes, and aliens in our midst alter the way we live. Each story in the collection features art by award-winning illustrator Ryan Durney. Eight fiction writers from the U.S. and England are represented. Introduction by Seth Shostak, alien hunter and senior astronomer at the SETI Institute. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.
The Mysterious Guest: Folktales from Across America
Award-winning storyteller Robert D. San Souci takes readers on a journey across America with his retellings of our country's folklore. From Native American origin myths to tales of the wild, wild West, San Souci's nine stories, which originally appeared in the acclaimed world cultures magazine FACES, are sure to entertain and delight. Colorful illustrations bring the stories to life. Kids and grown-ups alike will love these tales. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.
It's not hard to see why generations of parents have turned to Mother
Goose rhymes when cuddling with a little one: these playful, simple
poems are a source of delight. Adults and children will enjoy BABYBUG magazine's carefully chosen collection of trusted standbys ("Miss Muffet" and
"Pop! Goes the Weasel") and less familiar favorites ("Den-O" and "Sally
Go Round"). The beautiful, detailed illustrations by David Wenzel, Brian
Lies, and Felicia Hoshino, among others, will enchant babies and
toddlers. Suggested for ages 6 months to 3 years.
Babies and toddlers will respond joyfully to the flying ships, wobbly
jelly, and jumping bullfrogs in these simple, energetic poems. Whether
written by contemporary children’s authors or drawn from classic nursery
rhymes, the poems can be read again and again, while children explore
colorful illustrations from master artists such as Sylvia Long and Susan
Eaddy. All selections originally appeared in Parents' Choice–approved BABYBUG magazine.
Suggested for ages 6 months to 3 years.
The Realm of Imagination: Favorite Stories from Cricket
Since its first issue in 1973, Cricket magazine has cherished the goal of bringing the beauty, integrity, and humor of the world's best stories to children everywhere. In "The Realm of Imagination" you will find realistic stories about kids in America and around the world, as well as inspiring tales of true adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. With comments from Cricket's irrepressible bug characters, these stories will excite your imagination and curiosity - and often, make you laugh. Suggested for ages 9 to 14.
Nobody knows big laughs for young readers like the Parents' Choice Award–winning Spider magazine, a Cricket Magazine Group publication. Short Stories, Big Laughs!, hosted by the hilarious Spider (he's so cool they named the magazine after him), features 16 of Spider's funniest original stories and poems, all in marvelous full-color illustration. Titles include: "How Winston Lost His Math Homework," "Ribburta and the Rootintootin' Highfalutin' Ballet Extravaganza," "The Sniz Ort," "Dear Tooth Fairy," and "Orange Schmorange." Snorting is highly encouraged. Suggested for ages 6 to 9.
Burping buses, anti-hiccup machines, and frog whisperers - welcome to the weird, wild world of Doodlebug and Dandelion! Doodlebug and Dandelion Pinkley aren't your average brother-and-sister duo: they live in a house called Casa Bizarro, eat beetle nut-squash stew, solve mysteries, and occasionally build robots. Through it all, they're joined by a loony-yet-lovable crew of family, friends, and pets. These 13 short stories, written by Pamela Dell and brought to life in fabulous full-color illustrations by Dom Mansell, will both spark young readers' imaginations and tickle their funny bones. All stories were originally published in the Parents' Choice Award–winning Spider magazine, a Cricket Magazine Group publication. Suggested for ages 6 to 9.