CRICKET Magazine July-August 2023


Seas the Day with a deep-sea adventure, daring lifeguard dogs, a summer play, and microscopic explorers.

Cover art by Keith Bendis


Celebrate summer with CRICKET Magazine! Vacations, ice-cream, fireworks, and cicadas are just a few special things that summertime brings. 


You’ll start with Val’s story ­– who feels like she’s an outsider in her own family but ends up a hero, and then meet some real-life furry heroes. Celebrate heroes of all sorts with fireworks and making your own fruity-flavored ice cream. And then get to know some of the more irritating parts of summertime – the bugs that buzz and bite. Chock full of stories that whisk you back in time, sophisticated illustrations and images, games, and activities, it’s like a summer vacation for your brain! 


Enjoy features including: 

·         Seas the Day by Jennifer Mitchell

·         Off to the Sea by Goldie Olszynko Gryn

·         Lifeguard Dogs Dive In! by Kate Walker

·         Fireworks! by Diane ZuHone Shore

·         Rowdy to the Rescue by Margie Gray

·         Fruity Ice-Cream Blocks by Hodaa Samad

·         Is There Nothing To Be Said About Cicadas That Is Kind? by Heidi Bee Roemer

·         I Know What Bit You Last Summer by Carlene Vaitones

·         The Explorer by Christy Lenzi

·         The Star-Spangled Banner by Idella Bodie

·         Favorite First Sentences from Cricket readers3

·         he Reluctant Fish Footman by Bryan Eid


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