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Cricket Media® is a global education company creating high-quality print and multi-media products for children, families, mentors, teachers, and partners that improve learning opportunities for everyone. Led by our 11 award-winning children’s magazines and our customizable research-tested collaborative learning platform, we are committed to creating and supporting innovative learning experiences t

Cricket Media® is a global education company creating high-quality print and multi-media products for children, families, mentors, teachers, and partners that improve learning opportunities for everyone. Led by our 11 award-winning children’s magazines and our customizable research-tested collaborative learning platform, we are committed to creating and supporting innovative learning experiences t

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The new February issue of FACES Magazine talks about some of the ways rabbits play a role in culture, folklore, and trad...
01/27/2023

The new February issue of FACES Magazine talks about some of the ways rabbits play a role in culture, folklore, and tradition around the world. Here are 7 cool figures of speech about them from 7 different languages!

PS: In honor of the , we're giving away that bunny-themed issue of FACES with a trial Mandarin class for kids! https://bit.ly/3Jm4y0R

Wishing you lots of winter fun this weekend! Enjoy this mini poem from BABYBUG Magazine by Nancy E. Walker-Guye with art...
01/27/2023

Wishing you lots of winter fun this weekend! Enjoy this mini poem from BABYBUG Magazine by Nancy E. Walker-Guye with art by Laura Watson!

Discover more from BABYBUG: https://bit.ly/3HAPMSI

! In honor of CRICKET Magazine's 50th anniversary, we're taking a journey through CRICKET history week by week. This wee...
01/26/2023

! In honor of CRICKET Magazine's 50th anniversary, we're taking a journey through CRICKET history week by week. This week, welcome to 1976!

The April 1976 cover was created by Sir Quentin Blake. You may recognize Blake's work from his illustrations for the works of Roald Dahl: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and many more!

Blake, who is also an author, was knighted in 2013 for his services to illustration. He was the first British Children's Literature Laureate and received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his work in children's literature, among many other awards.

For 50 years, CRICKET Magazine has delighted and enchanted young readers with stories, poetry, artwork, and articles created by some of the greatest children's writers and illustrators in the world. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2gjvLGf

Look what our CricketTogether team is up to today at the National  in the nation's capital!
01/26/2023

Look what our CricketTogether team is up to today at the National in the nation's capital!

Today is ! This may not exactly be a "shelfie," but it certainly is a blast from our library-filled past! Does anyone re...
01/25/2023

Today is ! This may not exactly be a "shelfie," but it certainly is a blast from our library-filled past! Does anyone remember seeing this?

🐇The  is here, and we're celebrating with four free stories and articles! Learn about the legend of the Chinese zodiac, ...
01/25/2023
4 Free Stories and Articles for the Year of the Rabbit! - Cricket Media, Inc.

🐇The is here, and we're celebrating with four free stories and articles! Learn about the legend of the Chinese zodiac, read some traditional folktales featuring tigers, and discover a little more about why rabbits are so remarkable!

We’ve run in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit is here! As a tie-in, the latest issue of FACES Magazine is all about rabbits! We’re sharing four free article and stories from our award-winning children’s magazines to help kick off the new year in style. Learn about the legend of th...

Remember this book? You either get this zany collection of fractured fairy tales or you don’t— but it’s slowly ripened i...
01/24/2023
After 30+ years, 'The Stinky Cheese Man' is aging well

Remember this book? You either get this zany collection of fractured fairy tales or you don’t— but it’s slowly ripened into a modern-day classic!

Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith created The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales in 1992. They remember their work on the classic children's book and how their partnership began.

In honor of the , FACES Magazine is showcasing the importance of rabbits in culture, folklore, and tradition worldwide. ...
01/24/2023

In honor of the , FACES Magazine is showcasing the importance of rabbits in culture, folklore, and tradition worldwide. Have you ever noticed that rabbits are a REALLY popular recurring topic in children's literature?

Here are just a few memorable children's classics featuring rabbits. We can name so many more from more recent years (Max and Ruby or Knuffle Bunny, anyone?). How many of these books did you grow up with? Do you have any other favorite books about bunnies?

Discover more from FACES: https://bit.ly/3wsdtXe

! Doesn't the Loch Ness Monster only live in Scotland? Not Nessie-sarily! This delicious edible sea monster can be found...
01/23/2023

! Doesn't the Loch Ness Monster only live in Scotland? Not Nessie-sarily! This delicious edible sea monster can be found right in your kitchen!

Discover more surprises from SPIDER Magazine: https://bit.ly/3J99YfC

01/23/2023

🎊🐇 Happy ! Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit! The rabbit may just be the luckiest of all of the animals in the zodiac, so we have our fingers crossed for a great year!

Our last issue of FACES Magazine is all about rabbits and their role in cultures, folklore, and traditions around the world! We'll be sharing plenty from that issue in coming days, but first, we'd like to share a special offer. You can get this bunny-themed issue of FACES along with a child's Mandarin lesson trial! https://bit.ly/3wlWhTd

Bringing this creative energy into the weekend! What will you make?This poem from SPIDER Magazine was written by Eileen ...
01/20/2023

Bringing this creative energy into the weekend! What will you make?

This poem from SPIDER Magazine was written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Rebecca Sinclair! Discover more from SPIDER: https://bit.ly/3kki6j1

🎉! We’re doing something special in 2023 in honor of CRICKET Magazine’s 50th anniversary! Every Thursday, we’ll take a c...
01/19/2023

🎉! We’re doing something special in 2023 in honor of CRICKET Magazine’s 50th anniversary! Every Thursday, we’ll take a chronological journey through CRICKET history, year by year. This week, we're visiting 1975!

This beautiful cover art for the April 1975 issue of CRICKET was created by Garth Williams, a legendary children's illustrator best known for his Little Golden Books art, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, and E.B. White's Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web. It's also perfect for the Year of the Rabbit, starting in just a few days!

Learn more about CRICKET: https://bit.ly/2gjvLGf

01/18/2023

Today marks the birthday of author A.A. Milne (1882-1956) and it's also Winnie the Pooh Day! Milne brought the beloved, honey-loving bear to life in his stories. Despite being written almost 100 years ago, the stories never seem to age.

May your 2023 be full of amazing surprises! Cover art by Jon Goodell for the January issue of SPIDER Magazine.
01/18/2023

May your 2023 be full of amazing surprises! Cover art by Jon Goodell for the January issue of SPIDER Magazine.

We never considered how complicated things could get when planning a party for time travelers! This poem by Suzy Levinso...
01/18/2023

We never considered how complicated things could get when planning a party for time travelers! This poem by Suzy Levinson with art by Jimmy Holder appears in the latest issue of CRICKET Magazine! (Or, if you're a time traveler, 3 issues ago! Or 12 in the future! What is time, really?)

Discover more from CRICKET: https://bit.ly/3wcEjSX

01/17/2023

Every year, we look forward to the . If you participated yesterday and want to commit to giving back to your community year round without leaving your desk, consider sponsoring a classroom or serving as a virtual volunteer with CricketTogether. Get started now: https://cricketmedia.com/mlk/

Kids across the country got to spend a day home from school yesterday in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. But h...
01/17/2023
10 Things That You May Not Know About Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cricket Media, Inc.

Kids across the country got to spend a day home from school yesterday in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. But how much do you really know about this accomplished Civil Rights leader? Here are ten surprising things that everyone should learn about Dr. King.

Kids across the country got to spend a day home from school yesterday in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. But how much do you really know about this accomplished Civil Rights leader? Here are ten things that everyone should learn about Dr. King. 1. Education was important to the King family...

Celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day.
01/16/2023

Celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day.

🕵️ PSSST! Top secret information here for super spies only! From tattooing messages on scalps to a coded clothesline, he...
01/13/2023
6 Unbelievable True Super Spy Techniques From History - Cricket Media, Inc.

🕵️ PSSST! Top secret information here for super spies only! From tattooing messages on scalps to a coded clothesline, here are some clever techniques for sending secret messages throughout history, pulled from the latest issues of ASK and MUSE Magazines. Don't let this information fall into the wrong hands!

Imagine you have to send an important message to someone, but it absolutely cannot fall into the wrong hands. We’re talking top-secret, classified information. How would you make sure that only the right person reads it? Throughout history, people have come up with all sorts of inventive solutions...

If you're scared of the number 13, you might have triskaidekatriaphobia. If you're scared of TODAY's date, , you might h...
01/13/2023

If you're scared of the number 13, you might have triskaidekatriaphobia. If you're scared of TODAY's date, , you might have paraskevidekatriaphobia! Funnily enough, these fears affect about... 13% of Americans! But Friday the 13th isn't considered bad luck everywhere in the world! In China, 13 is a lucky number. So let's make today a lucky day!

Introducing our new eLearning community page! Stay up to date with all of our upcoming virtual events and eLearning oppo...
01/12/2023

Introducing our new eLearning community page! Stay up to date with all of our upcoming virtual events and eLearning opportunities for both kids and adults here: https://cricketmedia.com/community/

🎉! We’re doing something special in 2023 in honor of CRICKET Magazine’s 50th anniversary! Every Thursday, we’ll take a c...
01/12/2023

🎉! We’re doing something special in 2023 in honor of CRICKET Magazine’s 50th anniversary! Every Thursday, we’ll take a chronological journey through CRICKET history, year by year. This week, we're visiting 1974!

This beautiful artwork by Cyndy Szekeres appeared on the cover of the February 1974 issue of CRICKET. Szekeres has produced over 130 books for children and is best known for her sweet illustrations of animals! You may recognize her art from Little Golden Books.

☃️Here's a nice little winter moment from BABYBUG for you-- written by Dennis R. Brown and illustrated by Jon Goodell!Di...
01/11/2023

☃️Here's a nice little winter moment from BABYBUG for you-- written by Dennis R. Brown and illustrated by Jon Goodell!

Discover more from BABYBUG Magazine: https://bit.ly/3vTalTJ

Beautiful anecdote from author Kate DiCamillo that reminds us of the impact that teachers (and good stories!) have on ch...
01/10/2023

Beautiful anecdote from author Kate DiCamillo that reminds us of the impact that teachers (and good stories!) have on children's lives!

I signed for a package last week.
The delivery guy said, “DiCamillo?”
I said, “Yes.”
“Wait,” he said. “Did you write Because of Winn-Dixie?”
“I did.”
“Oh, wow,” he said. “My third grade teacher read that book to us. I’ll never forget it.”
And then he smiled at me—this radiant, beautiful smile—and I suddenly saw him as an eight-year old kid, sitting in class, listening to a story.
That man’s third-grade teacher is out there somewhere, and I wanted to let her know this: he remembers. He remembers you reading to him.
Happy New Year.

! This clever thread spool puzzle is a great way to show your friends that you care!Discover SPIDER: https://bit.ly/3k3L...
01/09/2023

! This clever thread spool puzzle is a great way to show your friends that you care!

Discover SPIDER: https://bit.ly/3k3Lc62

Yesterday, we shared our first CRICKET Magazine cover from 50 years ago, in 1973. But did you spot the Easter egg hidden...
01/06/2023

Yesterday, we shared our first CRICKET Magazine cover from 50 years ago, in 1973. But did you spot the Easter egg hidden in our newest issue of CRICKET? If you peer closely at the Table of Contents page, you'll see one of the children in Kyle Reed's illustration reading the first issue of CRICKET!

How many of you have a New Year's resolution to read more in 2023? How many stuck to their 2022 resolutions? If you need...
01/05/2023
Making a New Year's Resolution to Read More - Cricket Media, Inc.

How many of you have a New Year's resolution to read more in 2023? How many stuck to their 2022 resolutions? If you need a little boost, here's some encouragement to get you and your family reading all year long!

A new year is here at last, and with it, the drive to better ourselves. Maybe we want to eat healthier, go green, cut down on social media, or tidy up our homes. But while you’re making plans to improve your lives in the new year, why not try a fun resolution for the whole […]

🎉! We’re doing something special in 2023 in honor of CRICKET Magazine’s 50th anniversary! Every Thursday, we’ll take a c...
01/05/2023

🎉! We’re doing something special in 2023 in honor of CRICKET Magazine’s 50th anniversary! Every Thursday, we’ll take a chronological journey through CRICKET history, year by year. We start with a cover from 1973. Next week will feature art from 1974, and so on!

Here’s where it all began: our very first issue of CRICKET from September 1973, created by CRICKET’s first art director, Trina Schart Hyman.

A major proponent of multicultural representation in children's literature, she once said, "We’re all different people, and we should be. Diversity is a wonderful thing."

Explore CRICKET: https://bit.ly/2gjvLGf

Join us on January 14 for a virtual Mandarin Chinese language-learning session for kids who are total beginners! You'll ...
01/04/2023

Join us on January 14 for a virtual Mandarin Chinese language-learning session for kids who are total beginners! You'll be amazed how much you can pick up in just an hour. Who knows? This could set kids on the path to a lifelong love of language learning!

One hour might be all it takes to set your kids on a lifelong path of language learning! Join us on Jan 14th for a virtual opportunity for kids ages 7-12 to try out learning Mandarin Chinese for the first time!

Through stories, songs, and activities, kids learn a critical language and and have fun doing it. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3yRdBBa

It's a new year and it's time for a new crop of magazines! January 2023 issues are here! Learn about rabbits' importance...
01/04/2023

It's a new year and it's time for a new crop of magazines! January 2023 issues are here! Learn about rabbits' importance in culture and folklore around the world in time for the Year of the Rabbit! Get crafty with cavemen! Take adventures in the snow! And learn the secrets of... secret codes. Discover all 9 of our award-winning children's magazines: https://bit.ly/3CkaseU

Happy New Year, everyone! Here's a look at a year of CRICKET magazine covers from 2022! Do you have a favorite?
01/01/2023

Happy New Year, everyone! Here's a look at a year of CRICKET magazine covers from 2022! Do you have a favorite?

🎆Happy New Year's Eve! Finish off the year with this poem from CRICKET Magazine, written by Beverly McLoughland and illu...
12/31/2022

🎆Happy New Year's Eve! Finish off the year with this poem from CRICKET Magazine, written by Beverly McLoughland and illustrated by Swansan Chalabi.

Get more from CRICKET: https://bit.ly/3o3QVpz

🎄! This festive cover art by Faith Jaques appeared on the December 1977 cover of CRICKET Magazine. As beautiful as this ...
12/29/2022

🎄! This festive cover art by Faith Jaques appeared on the December 1977 cover of CRICKET Magazine. As beautiful as this illustration is, we’re glad we don’t have to worry about a tree full of lit candles around small children!

Discover CRICKET: https://bit.ly/39YYeel

Did you know that Cricket offers online language learning, too? We have a big sale on lessons for 11 different languages...
12/28/2022

Did you know that Cricket offers online language learning, too? We have a big sale on lessons for 11 different languages, and it starts right now!

🎉 New year, new languages! It's the perfect time to learn. Start 2023 off on the right foot learning a new language with Cricket Fluent City! We offer 11 different languages in a group class and private setting. The best part is…there is a MEGA sale kicking off TODAY! https://bit.ly/3I75SnI

☕ It's that time of year! Enjoy this winter storytime from LADYBUG Magazine!
12/28/2022
Hot Chocolate Weather ☃️| Holiday Storytime 🎄

☕ It's that time of year! Enjoy this winter storytime from LADYBUG Magazine!

Taking a little break from our holiday crafts, here's a sweet holiday storytime we can all relate to, snow days! "Hot Chocolate Weather" by Elizabeth Castro ...

Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of African-American culture! Toward the end of the week will...
12/27/2022

Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of African-American culture! Toward the end of the week will be the feast of Karamu, or the Kwanzaa feast. This recipe from SPIDER Magazine would be a great addition!

Get SPIDER, the literary magazine packed with stories, poems, and activities for imaginative kids ages 6-9: http://bit.ly/2wRgkJ6

🎄🕎 We hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday season this year! A merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah t...
12/25/2022

🎄🕎 We hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday season this year! A merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

It's not too late to give the gift of reading this holiday season! A subscription to our award-winning kids' magazines i...
12/23/2022

It's not too late to give the gift of reading this holiday season! A subscription to our award-winning kids' magazines is a gift that keeps giving all year long: https://bit.ly/3sEk93R

If you ask us, one of the best ways to kick off winter break is to snuggle up with a good story! We’re sharing some of o...
12/22/2022
5 Free Stories and Poems For the Winter Holidays - Cricket Media, Inc.

If you ask us, one of the best ways to kick off winter break is to snuggle up with a good story! We’re sharing some of our favorite seasonal stories and poems from our award-winning children’s magazines!

If you ask us, one of the best ways to kick off winter break is to snuggle up with a good story! We’re sharing some of our favorite seasonal stories and poems from our award-winning children’s magazines! Winter Cuddles, BABYBUG Magazine There’s nothing better than being cozy at home on a chill...

! This whimsical December 1981 cover by Fritz Wegner puts us in a holiday mood!Discover more from CRICKET: https://bit.l...
12/22/2022

! This whimsical December 1981 cover by Fritz Wegner puts us in a holiday mood!

Discover more from CRICKET: https://bit.ly/3VhWFvO

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Has anyone received good service from Cricket Media in the last 18 months or so? Please let me know!! Although I have received NO MAGAZINE ISSUES, they want me to DOUBLE MY ORDER NOW and save 55% by sending them yet more money.

I placed an order in late November 2021 for 3 different magazines being delivered to 1 address which were never delivered. I used their website (as suggested in the many USPS mail deliveries and various emails asking me to extend these subscriptions) shortly after the end of January 2022, as no magazines had been received, and there was no response. I phoned on March 3, 2022 and spoke with a very difficult to understand representative named Mariel (she would not spell her name for me, so if it is incorrect, I do apologize). She explained, no, she stated I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT . . . . blah blah blah that the correct magazines would be delivered within 4 to 6 weeks from 3/3/2022 and here we are on April 21, 2022 (7+ weeks ago) and so now Nina, a supervisor has cancelled ONE of the magazines. I asked her to cancel all 3, but she cancelled just ONE. Now she INFORMS ME (I think it is still Mariel pretending to be Mena, I mean Nina --- do they think I am crazy?) that one will be credited to my original card but the other two refunds will be completed by check. Putting it on my calendar as told my Mena/Nina and then I asked her to send me email confirmation. She stated that she could do that and it would take 24 to 48 hours to get that email to me. While she is doing this, I have typed the post on the Cricket Media page and will post it on other social media sites, just to see what comments I receive. Oh my . . . so very sad . . . All I wanted was a magazine subscription for each of my Grandboys!
Hi Cricket fans, particularly Muse readers who might recognise my comic, Parallel U. Cricket make great magazines, we can all agree, but behind the scenes they are frustratingly difficult to deal with. I had to give up Parallel U because of their lack of payments and communication and I'm still waiting to be paid for my last two comics. A comic that was fun to do but I had to stop because Cricket Media never paid on time and couldn't/wouldn't ever give a straight answer about when or why, if they ever replied at all.

I'm not here to diminish enjoyment of the magazines, they're created by immensely dedicated and talented people, I'm here because there is no discourse behind the scenes and have no where else to go. I would love it if readers could let Cricket know that art is appreciated in the magazines and would probably be quite boring without it, because to them we are at the bottom of the ladder.

Maybe you can help us be heard.
We loved being interviewed in this feature for Cricket Media's MUSE - a children's magazine focused on "Science and Exploration for Inquisitive Minds". Click the link to see or download the high-res four page feature! https://bit.ly/3LmEkZY

Special thanks to Entosense, Inc, Entomo Farms, and Aspire Food Group for their in-kind donations that allowed us to create the delicious food featured in this piece.

And if you’re not familiar with the magazine, perhaps it’s something that you will consider subscribing to for your 9-14 year old kids or school!

https://shop.cricketmedia.com/muse-magazine-for-kids
What a happy surprise to open Spider magazine this month and find my poem! Cricket Media
Be careful ordering from this company! I ordered 2 Babybug subscriptions at christmas time and neither family received their magazines. Now Cricket Media says they can't find any record of me ordering, yet I have two (2) credit card charges on my bill!!
I have to jump through hoops now to a credit for this! They won't give me a credit because they have "no record of the orders".

Never using this company again!😤
My poem, Grinning Snowmen, is in the new issue of Cricket Magazine. This is a short story time reading that was recently taped.

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TIME and Cricket Media launch Time for Kids in China

Time for Kids announced a new partnership with Cricket Media, award-winning publisher and eLearning provider for children in the United States and China.

Read more: http://ow.ly/9jNq50H8Hzn
Through the generosity of Cricket Media and the National Wildlife Federation, we were able to provide 150 little picture books for pre-school kids to Santas Without Chimneys, a great organization that provides a happy holiday for homeless children.
Illustration for Howard Pyle's "King Stork"by former Cricket Magazine art director Trina Schart Hyman c.r. Mid 1970s
Today’s highlight: Carol Coven Grannick is a children’s author and poet with a 2020 debut novel in verse, Reeni’s Turn, and multiple poems and short fiction in Cricket Media, Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Babybug, Hello, and Hunger Mountain. Her most recent work for adults appears in a number of literary magazines in print and online, including West Texas Literary Review, Oprelle Publications’s Matter anthology, Red Coyote, 2018 Mizmor Anthology, Otherwise Engaged, A Moment of Your Time, and more. Her upcoming chapbook, Call Me Bob, is contracted with Oprelle Publications. As a columnist and reporter for online journals and blogs, she chronicles the inner life of the writer and the creative process. Her poems “719 Lombard” and “Late Autumn Prairie Grass” are published in Capsule Stories Autumn 2021 Edition: Dancing with Ghosts, now available in paperback and ebook. Grab your copy here: capsulestories.com/autumn-2021-edition
Is there any more precious display of the enormous power of literacy to end poverty than getting beautiful magazines like this from Cricket Media National Wildlife Federation Highlights for Children and other publishers into the hands, homes, and hearts of at risk readers via food pantries, shelters, and early learning centers.
Is there any more precious display of the enormous power of literacy to end poverty than getting beautiful magazines like this from Cricket Media National Wildlife Federation Highlights for Children and other publishers into the hands, homes, and hearts of at risk readers via food pantries, shelters, and early learning centers.
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