CRICKET April 2020

Foil treason in ancient Babylon, observe Passover in Iraq, start a business in Japan, and crack a riddle.

Cover art by Nicole Wong


Take a trip with CRICKET Magazine to the middle and far East with stories, art, and articles from Japan, China, India, Iraq, Pakistan, and more.


We start off the journey in Japan with a powerful story about Eri, who learns how to turn her passion into profit. Enjoy a delightful, mischievous story from India and learn about the Hindu Festival of Kites. You and your children will find loads of inspiration from the true-life story of Laura Bridgman, who, after illness took her senses, learned to “hear” with her feet. In addition to even more worldwide stories, you’ll find lovely poems, engaging games and riddles, hands-on crafts, and more. As with every edition of CRICKET Magazine, this one is beautifully illustrated and full of helpful tips from our buggy friends


Enjoy features including  

  • Business and Bows by S. Q. Eries
  • Monarch Metamorphosis by Sandi Leibowitz
  • A Wish for Kali by Parul Sharma
  • Basant Panchami by Helen Zax
  • The Girl Who Listened with Her Feet by Eve Nadel Catarevas
  • Riddles for April Fools by Rachel Lott
  • The Red Junglefowl in the Fairy Teacup by Yanting Gueh
  • Favorite First Sentences from Cricket readers
  • Waiting for Elijah by Susan Gabbay
  • Babylonian Serpent Seals by Beatrice Tanaka
  • False Impressions by Christy Lenz


Regular features of CRICKET magazine include Letterbox, Cricket Country, Ugly Bird’s Crossbird Puzzle, Cricket League, Cricket and Ladybug, and Old Cricket Says.