Cricket publishes only the highest quality fiction - fantasy, historical fiction, myths and legends, humor, adventure, contemporary fiction - and nonfiction stories for kids on culture, history, science, and the arts. Cricket's creativity spurs readers to express themselves in new ways.
Check out our interactive sampler to see for yourself why the children's magazine Cricket won Parents' Choice awards in five of the last six years
JUST ANNOUNCED! Katy Duffield's original short story published in Cricket, "Winds of Hope," has won the 2013 Paul A. Witty Short Story Award from the International Reading Association.
Access your subscription on your Computer, Apple iPad, or in the Google Play app store for devices 7 inches or more in diameter.
Choose a 1 year print plus digital bundle and receive 9 print issues mailed to the young reader in your life PLUS a fully interactive, enhanced digital edition each time a print issue mails. Digital only subscriptions will allow you to access Cricket on all Android and Apple tablets as well as on your computer.
You will receive download and login instructions via email when we process your order.
Cricket Magazine is delivered 9 times per year digitally and by mail.
Just for Kids
Several ebooks drawn from past editions of Cricket are ready for your iPad, kindle, or nook.
Free with each paid subscription to Cricket comes access to bonus content on the magazine's companion Web site. www.CricketMagKids.com encourages children to share ideas, original art, creative writing, and book recommendations with Cricket readers around the world in a monitored forum. Puzzles, activities, and audio recordings of stories extend the content of the printed magazine.
Past issues - Cricket back issues are available individually. See our favorite titles or visit the Educators' site for full selection.
For almost 40 years, Cricket has delighted and entertained children and teens around the globe with the "best of the best" in children's literature. Cricket's guiding principle is the belief that imaginative young readers would respond enthusiastically to wonderful stories accompanied by world-class illustrations, without any advertising. Marianne Carus, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cricket, says,
"The way to create in children a love of reading and an appreciation of good writing is to offer them beautifully illustrated, lively, well-written, interesting stories that sustain a witty tone and a sense of humor. I am convinced that children will respond to quality if it's not forced upon them but presented in an engaging manner."