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CRICKET Magazine for Kids ages 9-14

CRICKET magazine publishes only the highest quality fiction and classic literature and nonfiction stories on culture, history, science, and the arts. Each issue includes a signature cast of rambunctious bug characters who offer humorous commentary on the stories.

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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. 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.

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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."
Mrs. Carus is well-respected and much-loved in the world of children's publishing for her lifelong commitment to bringing top-quality fiction and nonfiction to young readers. In 2003, her unique contribution to children's literature was recognized with an honorary doctors degree in humane letters from Illinois Wesleyan University, and in 2006 she was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame for a lifetime of work educating children. Read more of the Cricket story.

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  1. Cricket Guarantee: You can transfer your subscription among any of our kids' magazines at NO COST. You can cancel at any time and request a refund for issues that haven't shipped yet by contacting 1-800-821-0115.
  2. All of our children's magazine subscriptions qualify for free shipping when being sent to a U.S. address (additional $15 for non-U.S.).
  3. You can personalize and send or print a gift card to announce your gift. We have special designs for each of our 13 children's magazines.
  4. Your first issue will arrive in 4-6 weeks. Find out more.

Cricket In Time for Holidays

Available with orders placed before 11:59PM EST on Thursday, December 18.

CRICKET magazine subscription for children ages 9-14 is a wonderful holiday gift! Give them an extra issue to unwrap for the Holidays.

You will receive a copy of an extra issue to wrap and give to the young reader in your life. Then, the child's magazine subscription will begin January 2015. The issue in time for Holidays is in addition to the regular subscription term.

Due to popular demand,the CRICKET magazine issue in time for Holidays will be the November 2014 issue.

Order your Subscription to go along with the extra issue!

CRICKET literary magazine for kids ages 9 to 14

For over 35 years, CRICKET has delighted and entertained children and teens around the globe with the highest quality children's literature accompanied by art by world-class illustrators. Founded on the belief that children should only be exposed to quality writing - never any advertising or fluff - CRICKET's mission has always been to deliver intelligent, imaginative content that encourages its readers to develop their own, unique creativity. Page through our interactive samplers of CRICKET magazine to get a feel for the content and design of this classic children's magazine. Subscribe to CRICKET now!

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