CRICKET March 2020

Read about the first “rock music,” a spy in ancient Babylon, and an Arabian girl’s hunting falcon.

Cover art by Robert Meganck



This edition of CRICKET Magazine just might rock your world. From an adorable poem about a pet rock to learning about rocks that sing, CRICKET Magazine teaches you how not to take rocks for granite.


Ever seen a rock rock out? Get a fascinating introduction to lithophones—rocks that make musical sounds. And if you’re in need of a little bit of inspiration, get to know Jack Metcalf, who was an accomplished diver, swimmer, card player, fiddler, and was known as one of the fathers of the modern road, despite being blind from age six. As always, CRICKET Magazine is chock full of fascinating stories, informational articles, engaging games, and charming poems from all over the world—and in some cases, out of the world.


Enjoy features including  

  • The Human Map by Pamela Love
  • Iggy Flint by Kelsey Sorge
  • Lithophones: Rocks That Sing by Laura Nielsen
  • Something for Nothing by Joanne Roberts
  • Jack Metcalf: A Blind Boy with Vision by Joan W. Winter
  • Cricket Readers Recommend
  • Mariam Finds Her Wings by Elisabeth Greenberg
  • Good Samson by Daniel Willner
  • I Think of My Dog When It Rains by Margaret Rodeheaver
  • False Impressions by Christy Lenzi

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