October 16, 2013

Spider Magazine is SO COOL

I've written about Spider magazine before. And here I am, extolling its virtues again, because it is so so good you guys! I'm filling out a subscription form as we speak, because I still hadn't gotten around to it, and I just picked up two editions of it and each time I get one, I'm like, wow, this is SUCH a great literary magazine for kids, and Julia looooooooooooves it.

Spider is for kids aged 6-9. There's also Cricket, for kids 9-14, and then there's Ladybug, for kiddos aged 3-6.

I'm so in love with it. Beautiful art, fun stories, sometimes a non-fiction factual article, games, usually a recipe to make and it's just FUN. I've made no secret of my love for magazines. I adore magazines. I keep my magazines. I treasure them. I re-read them. And the Spider mags are no exception, we keep our back issues, and Julia takes them along with her on car rides, or I throw one into my purse if I want to bring some reading material for her that's lightweight.

This one and Anorak, you guys really need to check out these publications. Julia also adores National Geographic Kids!

16 comments:

  1. And Babybug, for the tiniest kiddos! It's like a board book, but in magazine form.

    They are very cool magazines.

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    1. Babybug!!! Didn't know about Babybug!! cuteness. I should maybe get a suscrip for the holidays for my 2 yr old nephew!

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  2. I need to make a note of all this information and save the links! I love how kids nowadays have magazines geared toward them and are age appropriate! I used to adore National Geographic as a child and that was before they came up with the kid's version!

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    1. Julia loves the straight up adult version of Natl Geographic too!

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  3. Thanks for being my reminder--I need to renew our subscription to Muse for the eldest, and maybe try Spider for the 5 and 8-yr-olds. The younger is a precocious reader, and the older is average for her age, so maybe they can meet in the middle (she likes to read picture books with him). Ask is also fabulous for kids who connect more with nonfiction. Now I need to go check out Anorak!

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    1. Muse, oooh I'll have to check that one out....Anorak is amazing, pricey, but I think I'll spring for it in the upcoming year.....I LOVE MAGAZINES :)

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  4. We subscribe to High Five (Highlights for the younger set) and just started getting Lego Jr. for Master W. Both are great magazines and my kids pour through them over and over again. I've been thinking about getting another magazine – really, can you ever have too many magazines? Nah! – but have been worried about blindly subscribing to something that we may not like, so this post comes at a great time!

    I've wondered about Spider – thank you for showing some photos of the inside!! This is one I will definitely be considering as well as Anorak. I know Nat. Geographic Kids is very well regarded, and Miss C. was given a gift subscription, but she never took to it. I think she was a little overwhelmed by the frenetic interior layout (I know I was). I think we'll be sticking with the literary magazines instead, as those seem more up her alley. xoxo

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    1. I used to get Highlights waaaay back in the day. Loved that mag. There is totally no such thing as too many magazines. Now if they would only resurrect Cookie magazine.....

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    1. Really great art in this mag! The cover art grabs me EVERY single time :)

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  6. I totally had Cricket. Ah, memories!

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    1. I wish I had had this when I was little! I would have loooooooooved it.

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  7. My 7 year old is really into Nat. Geo. Kids books these days - she says one of her goals is to 'study the Earth for 13 years.' :)

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  8. Way cool! I should get my kids subscriptions for something, they would love getting a mag in the mail.

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    1. It's so fun when fun things come in the mail, it really is. :)

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