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Ages 6-9


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Enchanting stories and activities for young readers

  • Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner in 2020
  • The best magazine for children starting to read on their own
  • Perfect for children ages 6 to 9
  • Published 9 times per year
  • Like all our magazines, 100% ad-free
Specially written for that magical age when children first get excited about reading on their own, SPIDER Magazine is filled with fantasy and adventure stories by celebrated authors, folk tales, nonfiction, poems, activities, and illustrations by famous children’s artists.

The Cricket Media Guarantee

If you are not 100% satisfied with SPIDER, 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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Hooray for Inclusivity! Review by ConBon

I just read a 'negative' review about how you portrayed a family with two moms. This 'negative' review just helped me to make my decision to subscribe to this magazine. So grateful to be able to give my child a subscription to a magazine that showcases real families in its stories. My children's cousin has two moms and whether people like it or not, it is a true representation of our world today. Thank you so much Cricket!

(Posted on 11/24/18)

Disappointed Review by Mom

I loved cricket as a kid so I thought my high reading level six-year-old would enjoy spider. She loves it! But then she broght an article to me totally confused about what was going on. The story was about the 'very, very, very long hike' with a family going hiking. It simply told about 'Mama Sara' and 'Mama Jade, their other mother' and my daughter wanted to know where the dad was and what was up with two moms... I was sad to see this being used as a platform to promote alternative lifestyle instead of traditional values, especially when it didn't add anything to the story. Disappointing. Won't be renewing it or the baby bug or cricket. I'll find a magazine without a hidden agenda of normalizing the breakdown of the family.


Thank you for subscribing to SPIDER. We appreciate your business. We value feedback from subscribers, especially when we receive a chance to have a deeper conversation.

We’re sorry “The Very, Very, Very Long Hike” caused you concern. We consider inclusivity and representation to be a key part of our mission. Kids are aware of the configurations of their own families and others from a very young age. They also feel and internalize external messages they receive about themselves from the world around them.

One of our most important goals is to awaken a respect for others in our readers. We want the message in our magazines to be inclusive and nonjudgmental. Each child, and each child’s family, is a part of the world and shares in the experiences all families share. We don’t advocate for a particular identity or family structure—we want kids to see that families of all configurations can be safe and nurturing, both their own and others.

Thanks again for writing. We value this communication. We hope you’ll continue to subscribe, but if that’s not your choice we’ll respect that decision.

(Posted on 4/10/18)

Love your magazine Review by Elizabeth F., New Hampshire

I love your magazine. I think the comics at the bottom of the pages are funny!

(Posted on 3/3/16)

Love the comics Review by Tristan A., California

I love the comics at the bottom of the pages! I also like the “Doodlebug and Dandelion” stories.

(Posted on 3/3/16)

Read it every time Review by Maura D., Ohio

I read your magazine every time I get it. I really like “Doodlebug and Dandelion.”

(Posted on 3/3/16)

I really love your magazines! Review by Mia J., New York

I really love your magazines! I got a subscription for my birthday and now whenever I get them I go straight to my room and read until I finish! I really enjoy the activities.

(Posted on 3/3/16)

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