ASK® Magazine

Age Range: 6 — 9 years


Ignite your child’s interest in science, history, and the arts with ASK, the magazine for kids with curious minds. Winner of the Parent’s Choice Gold Award for the past four years in a row, ASK explores topics ranging from shipwrecks to the solar system and the hows and whys of laughter through a lens of STEM, history, and art. Designed to foster children’s emerging interest in the world around them and build a lifelong love of learning, ASK is the leader in science magazines for kids.

What’s New?

Perfect Poison

(April 2018)

Why do plants make poisons? Why do snails? Could some poisons be medicines? And how do you tell which?

Parents’ Choice Gold Award: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Parents’ Choice Silver Award: 2009, 2008
Parents’ Choice Recommended: 2010
Grandkids Gift Guide Super Product Award: 2009


Inventors and artists and scientists, oh my!

If “Why?” is the most common word that comes out of your child’s mouth, ASK magazine is the answer you’ve been waiting for! Designed especially for children ages 6 to 9—the most curious people on the planet—this magazine will bring science topics as diverse as astronomy, biology, and oceanography to your children, as only the experts at Cricket Media can.
Full of fun facts, informative scientific articles, and hands-on activities, ASK will enhance your children’s sense of wonder, boost their imagination, and position them for a lifetime of exploration. So the next time your child says, “Why?”, don’t say “I don’t know,” say “Read all about it” with ASK!


ASK Magazine is delivered 9 times per year by mail and digitally and features:

  • High-quality, advertising-free, fun, and informative scientific articles and activities kids will love to read over and over again.
  • Marvin and Friends, a zany cast of characters who frolic in the margins and comment on the articles, bringing a whole new level of enjoyment to readers.
  • Contests and letters that provide opportunities for kids to contribute, get involved, and become part of our community.
  • Features such as Scoops, Ask Jimmy and the Bug, and much, much more!