CRICKET October 2020


Get spooked by a haunted library, an enchanted scarecrow, an aging time traveler, and a runaway kitten.

Cover art by Lee White


Who doesn’t like a spooky story? This edition of CRICKET Magazine surprises (and delights) you with stories for the season. Scarecrows, spirits, and storks are the subjects of just a few of the stories you’ll find stuffed into this super magazine.


There are 31 days in October, but never fear! There are enough page-turning stories, fables, games, and more to keep you and your kids busy for the full month. In additional to seasonal pieces about ghosts and black cats, you’ll find follow-ups to stories from previous editions such as the second part to The Goose and the Swan and The Traveler.


Enjoy features including:

  • The New Arrival by G. G. Russey
  • Dear Unwelcome Visitors by Jillian Schmidt
  • The Traveler by Connie Martin
  • Grandpa’s Magic Hat by Marilyn Helmer
  • Stork Time by Vila Gingerich
  • Foiled by Karen Gunnison Ballen
  • Midnight Visits the Vet by Delia Hamilton
  • Ninja Cat by Carolyn Leiloglou
  • Favorite First Sentences from Cricket readers
  • The Goose and the Swan by Kate Selby

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