CRICKET Magazine April 2024


Earth Day is all about growth. Kids unlock gardening secrets, cooking tips, and tricks to beat stage fright in this inspiring issue of CRICKET Magazine!

Cover art by Kristina Swarner


Trying new things can be hard, but growth brings rewards of its own. Follow Malia as she practices for a cooking competition, Kevin as he prepares to play a solo in his school concert, and Sumiko as she learns to grow flowers for a town festival. Check out a poem from the perspective of a compost pile and learn the secrets of Ancient Greek sculpting. Then, read the exciting conclusion to the ongoing epic tale, “Saving Freyfaxi!” Plus, what really happens to socks in the dryer?


Savor beautiful poetry, fascinating reader submissions, and fun activities throughout this refreshing issue of CRICKET!


Enjoy features including: 

·         Meatloaf Mondays by Marisa Frederickson

·         A Message from the Compost Pile by Karla Kane

·         The Secret of Flowers by B.C. Bond

·         Earth Day by Charles Ghigna

·         Favorite First Sentences from CRICKET Readers

·         A Stele for Marcus by Carol Ottolenghi

·         The Golden Lion by Kara Schaff Dean

·         Stage Fright by Brian Barnes

·         The Exodermis Protection Suit by Michael Sismondo

·         Saving Freyfaxi 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.