CRICKET Magazine September 2021


Raise your expectations with an island that floats in the sky, a magical first day of school, and the amazing science of helium.

Cover art by Jill Dubin


Yellow bus, orange trees—autumn is here! This edition of CRICKET Magazine celebrates more than just the season, with a collection of fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, and so much more.


These 50-fun-filled pages, with full-length stories, gorgeous illustrations, and more will keep your kids engaged and enthralled. From dogs to dragons, helium to hands, and a foray into zombies, plus puzzles, poems, and projects, there’s something for everyone.


Enjoy features including:

·         Brain Soup by Johanna Dames

·         To Save Arrhinsal by Frederic S. Durbin

·         Favorite First Sentences from Cricket readers

·         Lighter than Air by Stephen Whitt

·         Magic Candle Snuffer

·         Just a Start by Sheila Kelly Welch

·         Grandma’s Hands by Kelli Finger

·         Aunt Maud’s Secret by Sara Rajan

·         How to Feed a Hungry Dragon by Janet S. Anderson

·         The Scales of Justice by Jeff Mondak


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