September 2023

Three Cheers for 50 years!

September 2023 marks Cricket magazine’s golden anniversary. Fifty years have gone by so quickly. The bugs seem hardly to have aged at all! Our Cricket Country artist Carolyn Conahan kicks off the festivities with a special Cricket cover for our anniversary issue. In “The Letterbox” you’ll find tributes from some of Cricket’s lifelong subscribers as they reminisce about stories and poems they loved as children and still remember. You’ll smile at what Cricket was like “In the Bugining” with a look at our first cover and the hilarious early adventures of Cricket and Ladybug, while Old Cricket tells the tale of how Cricket got its name. You’ll also enjoy many new stories and poems—about kids who rescue an injured red-tailed hawk, a madcap professor who invents a goofy steampunk flying machine, a magical tale by one of Cricket’s favorite authors, a funny poem about cats—as well as a new contest with an opportunity for you to write your own buggy adventure.

So enjoy the celebration! As Pussywillow would say, Mewy Birthday, Everybuggy!