CRICKET February 2020

Be inspired by a young figure skater, an African American fashion designer, and a black Civil War hero.

Cover art by Leonid Gore


Snow and ice make everything nice. February may bring cold weather for many, but this edition of CRICKET Magazine will warm up your senses with poems, stories, tales, and illustrations full of all the joys that come with the cold.


Starting with an inspiring story and an encouraging poem about ice-skating, CRICKET Magazine explores the best parts of winter. And if you and your kids need to warm up, there’s an amazing article about a seamstress who sews spring into each of her dresses, followed by a simply elegant poem about the season. Then explore the world around you with tales from times before and as far away as China.


Enjoy features including  

  • The Human Zamboni by Jennifer Sneed
  • One Day, Some Day by Cindy Breedlove
  • She Dreamed of Dresses by Ann Dorer
  • February Secrets by Linda Elovitz Marshall
  • False Impressions by Christy Lenzi
  • Favorite First Sentences from Cricket readers
  • Three Impossible Tasks by Phillis Gershator
  • From Slave to Congressman by Timothy Tocher
  • Timespiral by Karleen Bradford


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