CRICKET Magazine July-August 2022


Swim into summer! Study the stars, toast s’mores, discover dark matter, and get a robotic brain.

Cover art by Jaime Kim


We’re halfway through the season, so what better time to celebrate summertime? Gather round for s’mores and stories, enjoy poems about the summer, and discover what the night sky can show you during these months.


Additionally, you’ll love the first chapter of a new sci-fi story about what it’s like to get a brand-new brain and the real-life story of the woman who shone light on dark matter. Learn how Catalina is able to overcome the odds against her in her quest to become an astronomer and join Jamie for a swim race. There are games, comics, recipes, and so much more in this edition of CRICKET Magazine.


Enjoy features including: 

  • Andromeda’s New Brain by Rachel Delaney Craft
  • Cricket Readers Recommend
  • Toast Story by Sara Matson
  • Summertime by Charles Ghigna
  • Bringing to Light Dark Matter by Joseph Taylor
  • That Star by Beverly McLoughland
  • Lace Round the Sky by Cecilia Aragon
  • Patriotic Parfait
  • Sink or Swim by Cathryn Free
  • Standing Proud by Cindy Breedlove
  • What the Tornado Gave Us by Shelley Holt Campbell


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