Cricket Magazine Group began offering top-quality children's literature over 35 years ago and now publishes a line of beautifully illustrated literary magazines for children of all ages: BABYBUG®, for children ages 6 months to 3 years; LADYBUG®, for ages 3 to 6; SPIDER®, for ages 6 to 9, and CRICKET®, for ages 9-14. The company also publishes a line of nonfiction magazines devoted to the sciences, arts, and humanities: CLICK®, for ages 3 to 7, ASK®, for ages 7 to 10, and MUSE®, for ages 10 and up. CICADA®, a challenging and entertaining literary magazine for teens and young adults ages 14 and up was added in 1998.
In 2008, Cricket Magazine Group launched ad-free Web sites for kids to correspond with each of its publications. Carefully designed to enhance the company's mission to nurture a love of reading and writing, stimulate a child’s imagination and intellect, and encourage creative expression, these Web sites offer a safe space for children to engage with interactive content that complements the excellent literature and nonfiction found in our magazines.
Cricketmagkids.com, the Web site for CRICKET® subscribers, encourages children to share ideas--as well as their original art, creative writing, and book recommendations--with CRICKET readers around the world. The Chatterbox, a monitored forum, prompts children to write informally about whatever most interests them and to engage their peers on a variety of topics. In the Author and Artist Corner, children can learn more about the creative process and post questions to featured CRICKET writers and artists. Creative contests are an opportunity for children to "publish" their art, poetry, and stories online, and to see what other CRICKET readers have created. Puzzles, activities, and audio recordings of stories extend the content of the printed magazine.
To learn more about Cricket Magazine Group and our publications, visit www.cricketmag.com.