8 Cool Facts for Chinese Language Day

Did you know that UN Chinese Language Day falls on April 20? This holiday commemorates an incredibly popular, ancient, and interesting family of languages. Here are some of our favorite facts about what makes the Chinese language so unique. You might even get inspired to learn Chinese! Mandarin Chinese is one of the world’s oldest […]

Amazing Apes: 7 Wild Facts about Our Closest Cousins

Happy APE-ril! During this month, we celebrate both Earth Day and Dr. Jane Goodall’s 90th birthday! In honor of these momentous occasions, we’re looking at some of the most fascinating facts about great apes. The April issue of MUSE Magazine is all about our closest primate relatives, and we’re here to share some of our […]

Everything You Need to Know About Eclipses

The Great American Eclipse is sweeping the nation on Monday, April 8! For many Americans, it’s a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. But how can you prepare for this astronomical phenomenon, and how on earth can you explain it to your kids? We’re here to answer all of your eclipse-related questions! The March issues of four of […]

How Can Learning a Language Bring Your Family Closer Together?

You’ve heard it before: when it comes to building relationships, communication is key. And the number one way that we communicate with our loved ones? Through language. Language lets us share our feelings, make connections, and even hand down family traditions like recipes and songs from generation to generation. But what about family members who […]

Dragons from Around the World

Lunar New Year is here. The Year of the Dragon officially begins on February 10! As millions of people worldwide celebrate this milestone holiday, we’re looking into the amazing significance of dragons in cultures from around the world. Why exactly are dragons so prevalent in folklore from seemingly disparate civilizations? Well, first of all, you […]

A.I. the Theme of MUSE’s February Issue

Guest post by Joseph Taylor, MUSE Magazine editor Our February issue of Muse, “Bot Talk,” about recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, seems positively futuristic—but isn’t. It contains a feature article by Kathryn Hulick, “Chatbots in the Classroom,” about how schools and students are dealing with the introduction of AI chatbots; a profile […]

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Frederick Douglass

February 2024 will mark the 206th or 207th birthday (more on that later) of the famous activist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass. The entire January issue of COBBLESTONE is devoted to his fascinating life and career and the impact he left on the nation. But how much do you really know about this iconic figure […]

Celebrating CRICKET Magazine’s 50th Anniversary!

This month, CRICKET Magazine celebrates a BIG milestone. It’s our 50th anniversary! That’s right: believe it or not, this magazine has been around for 50 years! That’s generations of kids who’ve delighted in the award-winning stories, poetry, articles, comics, and artwork gracing its pages. Our story begins with our founder and first editor-in-chief, Marianne Carus, […]