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Ages 9-14


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The best in award-winning fiction and nonfiction since 1973

  • Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner in 2020
  • World-renowned writers and illustrators
  • Perfect for imaginative readers ages 9 to 14
  • Published 9 times per year
  • Like all our magazines, 100% ad-free
CRICKET Magazine has delighted and entertained generations of kids with contemporary stories and classic literature from the world’s best writers, paired with illustrations so beautiful they take your breath away. CRICKET’s signature cast of rambunctious bug characters offer humorous commentary on the stories, teaching vocabulary and introducing advanced concepts.

The Cricket Media Guarantee

If you are not 100% satisfied with CRICKET, you may change your subscription to any of our other kids’ magazines for free. You also can cancel at any time by contacting 1-800-821-0115.


Print: Shipping is free when mailed to an address in the U.S. (additional $15 USD for Canada). Please allow 4-6 weeks for arrival of the first issue. For more immediate gift delivery, we recommend selecting the optional gift issue above. International issues available in digital form only. For international orders click here.

Digital: Access the magazine on your computer, smartphone and tablet. You will receive download and login instructions via email when we process your order.

Print + Digital: 9 print issues mailed to the young reader in your life PLUS a digital edition of each issue available for computer, smartphone and tablet.


For your convenience, your new subscription(s) will be automatically renewed at the end of each term at the preferred renewal rate then in effect, unless you have cancelled. You can cancel at any time by calling 1-800-821-0115, as described in the “Cricket Guarantee.” Towards the end of the term of your subscription(s) you’ll receive a reminder with the upcoming rate(s) then in effect. We (or our order processing service) will automatically charge your credit/debit card or bill you at time of renewal at the rate stated on the reminder. For further details on Automatic Renewals and Cancellations click here.


If you or your child are not completely delighted with your Cricket Media magazine, we’ll refund the cost of all issues remaining on your subscription.

Customer Reviews

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I still have your very first issue. Review by Kimba

I received a subscription as a child and loved them so much I kept them. I still have your very first issue! Now that I have kids of my own, I had to share my love of Cricket with them and I have to say your quality is still amazing. I like reading them almost as much as my kids. Thank you for being a part of my childhood and one that I can still share with my kids.

(Posted on 10/13/20)

4 stars Review by ac

This is a four star magazine, with good stories and nice illllustrations. it has some content such as lgbtq people which may be questionable to some people, but i only found a story like that in one issue so far. Pretty good, i only wish they came every month.

(Posted on 10/10/20)

a magazine for all ages Review by Iris

I've been subscribing to Cricket since about 1975. I'm an illustrator and graphic designer so I got it partly to enjoy the many different styles of illustration. But I've always enjoyed the short stores, folktales, histories, adventures and comments by the bugs, etc. I've imaged a high student reading a text book and seeing a footnote for the first time, then realizing that the bugs' comments in the margins of Cricket were footnotes. The Letterbox has been a charming way to learn about children around the U.S. and the world. Tonight while my husband was doing the dishes I read him two Cricket's stories. Somehow this February's issue was out of place and I just found it today. First I read him "Hidden Heritage." We both are aware of the horrors in Chinese history. We were impressed with the telling of the story, made appropriate for young children, yet true to the history...and the Author's Note at the end was perfect. I plan to share the story and Author's Note at an intellectual's Meetup we attend each month, and I'll share it with many of our friends who care about the history of China. I just ordered a copy of that issue to give as a gift to a newspaper reporter who writes about China. Then I read "Pond Water" to my husband. He enjoyed it as much as I had. I'm 78-1/2 and my husband will be 87 in December. You don't have to be 9 to 14 to appreciate good and clever writing. Thank you for years of pleasure.

(Posted on 9/13/19)

Captivating articles Review by Grammy

My granddaughter loves this magazine and looks forward to the amazing and captivating articles.

(Posted on 10/22/18)

loved it! Review by uiuna1

I had his magazine as a kid, my grandpa always got me a subscription. it was one of the better parts of my childhood :D

(Posted on 6/17/18)

Still the best gift ever Review by Violet

I adored Cricket as a child--everything about the magazine from the stories, poems, Ugly Bird's crossword puzzle, and the ongoing saga of Cricket & Ladybug & friends along the bottom of the pages. Every issue was like a whole, enchanting world of delight for me. I hoarded those issues for my entire childhood, until I moved out and they were passed on to my younger cousins. Later, when I became a mother myself, my cousin who had delighted over them herself boxed them up and mailed them to my daughter. Obviously, after seeing my child devour issue after raggedy, but beloved old issue of Cricket, I ordered the magazine for her--which she loved getting in the mail just as much as I had. The full-color, glossy illustrations only add to the charm of this gorgeous childhood treasure--nothing has been taken away from the top-notch intellectual content. Now I have ordered Click for my little niece and Spider for my nephew while I wait for them to develop the reading skills to savor Cricket. Thank you so much for continuing to produce these wonderful magazines.

(Posted on 2/8/17)

I'm glad its still around Review by Chris

I loved it as a teen and I'm glad to be able to share it with my niece.

(Posted on 12/14/16)

Thanks for the memory Review by Trissina K. age 33

When I was a little girl my grandpa gave me a subscription to this magazine as a gift. As an avid reader, I was so excited to have new short stories to read every month and always loved the bug characters—especially haughty Ladybug—scattered throughout the whole issue.

Even though I have since gone to college, moved to another state, gotten married, every time I visit my home in Arizona there are a handful of issues ready for me to read. This past October I went home there on the table was the newest issue of Cricket that had just arrived in the mail. I was so excited I immediately sat down and read it!

Thank you for providing a warm childhood memory that has lasted forever. You are all incredible, and my grandpa is too for providing many, many years of the generous gift of stories. Happy 80th Birthday Papa!

(Posted on 2/29/16)

Love your mag! Review by Aria G. age 11

I know you hear this a lot, but I love your mag! I love the cool art you put on the cover. I also like to read Muse magazine and I love history and meteorology, the science of weather. Thank you so much for making Cricket.

(Posted on 2/29/16)

Just renewed Review by Mesa B. age 16

This Christmas my mom renewed by two-year subscriptions to Cricket and Cicada! She also got Muse, Cobblestone, Faces, etc., for my siblings. I have eight younger siblings, so at the beginning of each month our mailbox is stuffed. It’s the best!

(Posted on 2/29/16)

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