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Children's Magazines

We have a wide variety of magazines for children of all ages. Below is a complete list -- come in soon and check them out! We also have many Magazines for Parents and Teachers.


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
TITLE AGE RANGE SUBJECT ONLINE FUN
American Girl
American Girl is a magazine just for girls, packed with stories, crafts, quizzes, advice, and games.
ages 8-12 http://www.americangirl.com/fun/index.php?section=activities
Appleseeds
Younger readers' imaginations soar with Appleseeds as they explore the history and cultures of people and places both far away and near. In addition to well-researched articles and carefully selected photos, each issue of Appleseeds features puzzles, games, recipes, and the opportunity for kids to join the AppleCorps and submit their own stories.
ages 8-11 history and culture http://www.cobblestonepub.com/mags_app_thm.html
Ask for Kids
Ask encourages young readers to explore the world with the greatest inventors, artists, thinkers, and scientists of the past and present, discovering how the ideas that shaped our lives were formed. Informative articles are complemented by amazing pictures, puzzles, and activities of all kinds, plus a cast of characters that makes kids laugh while digging deep into the issue's theme.
ages 7-10 science and ideas http://www.askmagkids.com/
BabyBug
Before children read, they listen, look, and touch so Babybug magazine is perfect for babies and toddlers. Just right for small, inquisitive hands, Babybug is filled with fun stories and poems that very young children will delight in hearing again and again. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations by extraordinary artists that will appeal to both babies and adults.
ages 0-2 literature and imagination http://www.babybugmagkids.com/
Beckett Game Strategyst
Game Strategyst provides coverage of several strategy games including Yu-Gi-Oh, Bakugan, Pokemon, Naruto, and others. Eash issue also contains Price Guide information, contests, and more.
gaming
Big Backyard
Big Backyard lets young children know the world is their "big backyard"...a place filled with fascinating creatures to meet, interesting places to go and fun things to do.
ages 3-7 http://www.nwf.org/kids/kzPage.cfm?siteid=2
Biography Today
Biography Today profiles current, high-profile individuals of interest to young readers. Authors, actors, musical performers, business and political leaders, athletes, scientists, inventors—people who are making a difference right now.
http://www.biographytoday.com/
Boys' Life
Boys' Life is an official publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
http://boyslife.org/
Calliope
Discover the mysteries of the past with Calliope. Each issue is an adventure that brings young explorers face to face with history-makers in places and cultures from around the world and throughout time. Dramatic tales and action-packed plays bring past events vividly to life. Articles illustrated with art from the world's leading museums and primary sources make the stories come alive. Word origins and activities all add up to even more fun for budding historians.
ages 9-14 world history and culture http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/CAL/
ChickaDEE
Each issue of ChickaDEE is loaded with activities, comics, animal photos and facts, crafts and science experiments, and engaging stories, in a bright, colorful format that kids in the early grades will love.
ages 6-9 http://owlkids.com/chickaDEE/index.html
Chirp
Designed for preschoolers and beginner readers, each issue of Chirp is bursting with puzzles, crafts, games, rhymes and read-out-loud stories.
ages 3-6 http://owlkids.com/chirp/index.html
Click
Click engages young children's natural curiosity about the world around them, leading them to new discoveries, one exciting topic at a time. Each issue of Click has a unique combination of stories, articles, activities, and fun characters that will open young reader's minds to a lifelong love of reading and learning about the sciences, nature, technology, and the arts.
ages 3-7 science and ideas http://www.clickmagkids.com/
Cobblestone
Cobblestone is designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social science while still being a lively and entertaining reading experience for young history buffs. Each issue is thoroughly reviewed by a consulting editor who is an expert in the field and contains well-researched articles, time lines, primary sources, and maps. Original illustrations and fun activities keep Cobblestone accessible for pleasure reading.
ages 9-14 U.S. history and culture http://www.cobblestonepub.com/kids_cob.html
Cricket
Cricket features poetry, story, art, and photography contests. With its lively bug characters having adventures in the margins, explaining difficult words, and offering funny commentary on the text, Cricket's creativity will spur readers to express themselves in new ways.
ages 9-14 literature and imagination http://www.cricketmagkids.com/
Discovery Girls
Discovery Girls articles and features are written by girls, for girls—which means the content touches on topics that really matter to tweens. The goal of Discovery Girls is to help girls grow and develop, forming a positive sense of self through solutions that build confidence, resilience and independence.
ages 8-12 http://www.discoverygirls.com/
Faces
In our multicultural world, Faces shows young readers how people in other countries, regions, and places live. Faces fosters an appreciation of the world's many traditions, encouraging young readers to think from new perspectives. Topics each year include national and ethnic groups, global issues, a biography of an international figure, and an up-close look at a region of the U.S.
ages 9-14 history and cultures http://www.cobblestonepub.com/kids_fac.html
Highlights High Five
Highlights High Five is created to help you encourage your young child's development—and have fun together at the same time. Based on sound educational principles and widely accepted child-development theories, each monthly issue brings a 40-page, high-quality mix of read-aloud stories and age appropriate puzzles and activities that will help you set your child firmly on the path to becoming a lifelong learner.
http://www.highlightshighfive.com/
Kids Discover
Kids Discover features a single nonfiction topic in the natural and social sciences with each monthly issue. Full of vibrant prose, spectacular photography, informative text, and engaging follow-up activities, Kids Discover promotes a colorful and hands-on approach to literacy and learning.
ages 7-12 http://www.kidsdiscover.com/blog/kids
Kiki
Kiki is a magazine for girls who love life, appreciate creativity, and recognize good ideas. A Kiki reader thinks for herself, has her own look, and is on her way to being a confident, strong, and smart young woman. She's a girl with style and substance! Kiki shows you all the different ways you can be involved in design. Seven different departments blend style and artistry with intelligence and creativity, and design features will inspire you to transform your Kiki into your very own creativity journal!
ages 8 and up http://www.kikimag.com/
Ladybug
Colorful illustrations draw children into the text, and each issue of Ladybug offers a mix of enchanting stories at appropriate reading levels - some that students can explore on their own, others that are perfect to share aloud.
ages 2-6 literature and imagination http://www.ladybugmagkids.com/
Muse
Have a young reader who's interested in everything? Muse is for them, because it's about everything: past, present, and future; history, science, and the arts. Not just a collection of facts, Muse is a guidebook for exploration with intelligent writing and amazing photographs. Each issue is enlivened with the nine New Muses, smart alecks who inhabit the margins and offer their own unique brand of humor and pointed commentary.
ages 10-15 science and ideas http://www.musemagkids.com/
National Geographic Kids
Each issue of National Geographic Kids contains an appealing mix of articles on wildlife, entertainment, science, technology, extreme sports, adventures, amazing kids, and world wonders.
ages 6-14 http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
National Geographic Little Kids
National Geographic Little Kids is the magazine for young explorers, packed with teaching tools to help parents inspire a love of learning in their children.
ages 3-6 http://kidsblogs.nationalgeographic.com/littlekids/
New Moon
New Moon Girls magazine is about helping girls discover and honor their true selves, engage in meaningful pursuits and dialogue, and express their voices in ways that matter.
ages 8-12 http://www.newmoon.com/
Odyssey
Odyssey believes that science is an exciting adventre, and that it can lead to a lifetime of scientific inquiry and satisfaction. That's why each 52-page themed issue is packed with articles by acclaimed writers and scientists. Odyssey helps children keep pace with the rapidly changing world of science by presenting its most exciting discoveries, and it prepares children for the challenges and rewards of the future.
ages 9-14 science and ideas http://www.odysseymagazine.com/
Owl
Each issue of Owl is loaded with fascinating articles, comics, do-it-yourself activities, weird facts, mind-boggling puzzles and jokes. Plus, readers can voice their opinion on issues affecting today’s tweens.
ages 9-13 http://owlkids.com/owl/index.html
Ranger Rick
Ranger Rick takes kids closer to nature with amazing photographs, real adventures, rain-or-shine activities and intriguing information about animals and natural wonders.
ages 7 and up http://www.nwf.org/kids/ranger-rick.aspx
Spider
Spider is designed to fascinate children at the critical time when they start to read, think, and learn for themselves. Stories, poems, and nonfiction articles are carefully selected to encourage students to read on their own, drawn along by bright illustrations and detailed drawings by famous children's artists. Spider also offers fun ways for young readers to practice critical thinking skills with riddles, puzzles, and other games.
ages 6-9 literature and imagination http://www.spidermagkids.com/
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports Illustrated for Kids presents sports the way kids want to read about them: with great action photos, easy-to-read stories about star athletes, helpful instructional tips from the pros, and humor, comics, and activities.
http://www.sikids.com/
Stone Soup
Stone Soup is made up entirely of the creative work of children. Young people contribute their stories, poems, book reviews, and artwork to Stone Soup.
ages 8-13 http://www.stonesoup.com/
Vamos!
Vamos! is a Spanish-language magazine full of topical articles, games and activities.
Wild Animal Baby
Filled with bright colors and delightful stories, Wild Animal Baby is a wonderful learning and interactive reading experience for parents and toddlers to share.
ages 0-4 http://www.nwf.org/kids/kzPage.cfm?siteid=1
Zoobies
Zoobies is full of animal fun for little ones, and it's written and sized right to be shared with infants and toddlers.
ages 0-2 http://www.zoobooks.com/about_zoobies.aspx
Zootles
Zootles is full of animal fun, and it's written to be shared with young children: pre-readers and beginning readers.
ages 2-5 http://www.zoobooks.com/games.aspx?n=658665


If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




Magazine descriptions are taken from the respective magazine's website.
This list was created by and is maintained by Children's Service's Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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