The Gift the Keeps on Giving: Part 2

Hope you enjoyed learning about the many  types of kids’ magazine out there. As promised, here are some more subcription suggestions that may appeal to the kids on your list:

American Girl:  This classic magazine will be a welcome treat for the young lady in your life. It offers a variety of stories, articles, projects and poems that appeal to girls 8 and up.

Sports Illustrated for Kids: So many youngsters play sports and enjoy watching them that this magazine is a sure winner. Within its covers, they will find a plethora of entertainment that includes articles on both various sports and the players themselves, sports previews, cartoons, puzzles, question and answer articles, and trivia. In addition, readers will love the sports cards and Tips from the Pros. This is the perfect gift for the sports buff from 8 to 13. Web site:

National Geographic for Kids:  In the tradition of National Geographic, this publication includes amazing photos that accompany informative articles on animals, plants, technology along with activities and biographical pieces. Youngsters from 8 to 14 will enjoy enhancing their geographical awareness by reading this magazine.                               Web site:

Ranger Rick: The 6 to 12 year olds on your list that enjoy nature and outdoor activities will love this magazine. Varied stories, articles, activities, and crafts entice youngsters and will provide hours of enjoyable reading and fun. Subscribers also become members of the Ranger Rick Nature Club. Web site:

I’m sure there are many more wonderful publications out there for kids. Please add your  favorites in the comments section.

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: With Thanksgivin just a week away, I wanted to mention a beautifully designed and informative book that would make a great hostess gift or a wonderful addition to your collection of holiday books or a classroom library.

1621 – A New Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O’Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac with Plimouth Plantation (published by National Geographic Society)  Initially, the incredible photography will grab your attention. Photos taken at the Plimouth Plantation living history museum in Massachusetts provide a realistic backdrop for this factual book. In this well-researched text, we learn the importance of the Wampanoag tribe and their role in the first Thanksgiving. This book dispells many of our Thanksgiving myths and offers a new, insightful perspective.  1621-thanksgiving







About Rita K.

Educator and Certified Reading specialist
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