Win With Cricket Media!

Big news: Cricket Media is sponsoring a sweepstakes contest! Enter now for the chance to win an iPhone 7! You’ll also be entered to win the grand prize of an iPad and a free subscription to magazine of your choice just for sharing about the contest!   Now, wait just a minute, you might be thinking. […]

Discover your Boogers!

“Aaaaachhhoooo. “   “Bless you!”   Is this refrain as common in your house as it is in mine? Between cold and flu season and now the start of the allergy season, it seems like someone is always sneezing! Inevitably, my daughter’s thoughts will turn to the stuff she just sneezed out and the questions […]

February in DIG: The Powerful Ganges River

Revealed for you in this issue are the facts, myths, and discoveries that have made the powerful Ganges River the center of the universe for countless people through the millennia.   Even though I have done several issues on Indian history through the years, the Ganges River was a topic that excited and scared me! […]

Happy Cricket Memories

Last summer I moved from my home in Astoria, Queens in New York City to Portland, OR. In preparation for that, my research revealed that that shipping our belongings would be the most affordable way to get them from one coast to the other (moving across country can be quite spendy). That meant we had […]

Real Heroes for Black History Month and All Year Long

While the calendar might compel the American public to focus on Black history specifically during the month of February, Cricket Media magazines feature stories, articles, and news highlighting the achievements of Black Americans living and dead throughout the entire year.   In COBBLESTONE, our American history magazine for kids ages 9 to 14, you might […]

Flipping the Book Experience

This month’s issue of ASK is all about bookmaking, and I can’t help but be excited about this because I love books. I love them so much that I learned to make them by hand, from start to finish. I could write a story and illustrate it, make the paper the story will be printed […]

Solar Eclipse 2017: Read All About in DIG!

ON AUGUST 21, 2017… a most magnificent sight is coming right to our backyard. Many call it the Great American Eclipse because so many millions of Americans will be able to easily access the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse. Another cool fact is that this eclipse will be the very first, since the […]

YOU, Yes, YOU Should Read to Your Children

Two separate articles came through my inbox during the past few days. The first was the announcement of a new piece of technology called Aristotle which supposedly can understand the speech of very young children, allowing it to answer their questions and play simple games. The device will even read the child a bedtime stories, […]

Don’t Drop the Ball on New Year’s Eve!

To let the kids stay up, or not to let the kids stay up. That is the question. And I have no answer for you because you know your kids way better than I do.   Late nights can bring out the worst or the super worst in kids depending on his or her disposition. […]

Tooting Our Own Horn: Cricket Receives Awards

My mother always told me that most of the time it is better to let other people “toot your horn” for you. But since a few people have tooted our horn in the form of awards, I thought it might be OK for me to shout the good news from the rooftops.   This month […]