CRICKET Magazine October 2023


Have no fear of fun with dancing skeletons, shadow monsters, ghostly ghouls, and brave flights to freedom. 

Cover art by Stephano Vitale


Courage comes in many forms and this theme runs though the stories of CRICKET Magazine. 


Starting with an inspiring story about a hero’s daughter having the courage to find her own power, and moving on to a fable from Somerset, England, and then a fictionalized version the true-life escape during WWII, and a touching story about the courage it takes to part with a good friend. With even more stories, poems, cartoons, and more, your young reader will move through each riveting piece and come out feeling inspired and maybe a little more courageous themselves. 


Enjoy features including: 


·         The Hero’s Daughter by Paul Miller

·         Stage Fright by Heather Kinser

·         The Wimblestone by Claudia Riiff Finseth

·         Don’t Look Out Your Window Tonight by Frederic S. Durbin

·         Lights Across the Water by Susan Lendroth

·         Favorite First Sentences from CricketReaders2

·         A Sky Full of Courage by Jeanne Panek

·         Handsome Is . . .by Teresa Bateman

·         How to Tell a Frog from a Toad by Beverly McLoughland

·         Bigger Than Death by Nancy Etchemendy



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