January 2022

Get on the ice with Cricket.

In “Broom Ball” you’ll read about a soccer-playing girl from California who moves to icy Minnesota, where the name of the game is hockey.

Inspired by a true story, “Horses in the Snow” tells how a boy rallies his town in the week before Christmas to come to the rescue of horses stranded on a snowy mountain.

Why there are 24 hours in a day and 12 months in a year? Find out in “The Nutty Numbers of Time.”

In the fantasy story “The New Chief,” a girl helps her mother overcome the machinations of a wicked usurper.

“When Fish Fly” is the first of a three-part historical fiction serial telling the true story of the most successful slave revolt in American history.

There’s also a new story contest kids can enter, an Ugly Bird Crossbird Puzzle, and the bugs struggle to stay awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve.