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!