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Magazines for Kids of All Ages

Magazines make great reading material for kids. Libraries often have a large selection of periodicals for every age group and reading level, and for many areas of interest. And some magazines may have issues going back years…and even decades! Below is a huge list of magazines for kids of all ages! We’ve got something for everyone!

Print out our library list and take it to your library to find great magazines for your child!

Magazines for Preschoolers

Hello Magazine Cover

Highlights Hello

Hello magazine for babies and toddlers delivers colorful images, age-appropriate stories, and fun activities parent and child can enjoy together.
(0 to 2 years)

Babybug Magazine Cover

Babybug

Babybug is full of brightly illustrated stories and poems that are perfect for parents and grandparents to read aloud. Babybug is safe for little ones to explore on their own. (6 months to 3 years)

Zoobies Magazine Cover

Zoobies

Zoobies is full of animal stories, photos, and puzzles for little ones! Zoobies is written to introduce infants and toddlers to the wonderful world of reading.
(0 to 3 years)

Ranger Rick Cub Cover

Ranger Rick Cub

Ranger Rick Cub provides animal fun for your littlest learner. This toddler-friendly magazine features age-appropriate stories and activities that build pre-reading skills. (0 to 4 years)

Humpty Dumpty Magazine Cover

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty is filled with stories, poems, cartoons, puzzles, games, recipes and crafts that are designed with emergent readers in mind.
(2 to 6 years)

Highlights High Five Magazine Cover

High Five

High Five (from Highlights) helps you encourage your child’s language development while providing opportunities for one-on-one fun together. (2 to 6 years)

Ladybug Magazine Cover

Ladybug

Ladybug magazine offers enchanting stories and poems to read aloud that will spark young imaginations and develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime. (3 to 6 years)

Zootles Magazine Cover

Zootles

Zootles encourages learning and active discovery of the animal world with amazing photos, fascinating illustrations, and charming cartoon characters. (3 to 6 years)

National Geographic Little Kids Magazine Cover

National Geographic Little Kids

National Geographic Little Kids features captivating stories and interactive games that teach children about amazing animals, cool science, and families around the world. (3 to 6 years)

Click Magazine Cover

Click

Each issue of Click answers kids’ questions about how the world works and takes them on a journey of discovery about the world around them. (3 to 6 years)

Chirp Magazine Cover

Chirp

Each issue of Chirp is designed for little hands and growing minds with colorful pages, stories, puzzles, silly jokes, engaging stories, and early-learning activities. (3 to 6 years)

Clubhouse Jr. Magazine Cover

Clubhouse Jr.

Clubhouse Jr. provides faith-filled fun for young children. You’ll love the way it reinforces biblical values and helps boys and girls explore their world.
(3 to 7 years)

God's Big World Magazine Cover

God’s Big World

God’s Big World is a rich environment for preschoolers to explore God’s creation with interactive content in multiple formats. (3 to 7 years)

Rick Jr. Magazine Cover

Rick Jr.

Rick Jr. is a nature-filled magazine with all the activities, stories, crafts, cooking recipes, and wild animals that young children love. (4 to 7 years)

Thomas and Friends Magazine Cover

Thomas & Friends

Bring the world of Thomas & Friends to life and make learning fun by developing key skills in math, reading, science and creativity. (2 to 7 years)

Magazines for Elementary and Middle School

Lego Life Magazine Cover

LEGO Life

LEGO Life is a free magazine for registered club members. No matter what kind of LEGO fan you are, there’s a version of LEGO Life for you!
(4 to 12 years)

EverBright Kids Magazine Cover

EverBright Kids

EverBright Kids has a simple mission—to make it fun for kids to learn about the world! Each issue features entertaining activities, challenging games, and fun science projects. (5 to 12 years)

Ask Magazine Cover

Ask

Designed to spark your child’s interest in arts and science, Ask explores intriguing topics such as why animals sleep, why people love music, and what causes the tides. (6 to 9 years)

Spider Magazine Cover

Spider

The pages of Spider are filled with fun stories, activities, and illustrations by famous artists. Spider keeps young readers engaged and drawn into the fun of reading! (6 to 9 years)

ChickaDEE Magazine Cover

ChickaDEE

Every themed issue of ChickaDEE provides interactive stories, puzzles, animal features, and science experiments to educate and entertain readers. (6 to 9 years)

Jack and Jill Magazine Cover

Jack and Jill

The pages of Jack and Jill are designed to spark your child’s curiosity in a wide range of topics through engaging articles, games, and kid-centered activities. (7 to 10 years)

Storytime Magazine Cover

Storytime

Each month, Storytime is packed with brilliant tales for boys and girls of all ages. Storytime gives you a quality children’s magazine that actually helps to improve literacy. (5 to 12 years)

Fun for Kidz Magazine Cover

Fun for Kidz

With a rich mix of stories and activities, Fun for Kidz magazine promotes wholesome childhood interests and helps form positive character traits in young readers. (5 to 13 years)

Highlights Magazine Cover

Highlights

Highlights delivers puzzles, science projects, jokes, and riddles to challenge young minds. Popular characters keep kids coming back year after year.
(6 to 12 years)

Honest History Magazine Cover

Honest History

Honest History is a place for kids to explore the past and re-discover stories of people who changed the world. Bring history to life for your kids with stories, games, and activities!
(6 to 12 years)

Animal Tales Magazine Cover

Animal Tales

Animal Tales is the only magazine for kids that focuses 100% on animals! Draw your kids into reading with heartwarming animal stories and lots of educational articles and features.
(6 to 12 years)

Whizz Pop Bang Magazine Cover

Whizz Pop Bang

Packed with hands-on experiments, puzzles, and loads of science news, each issue of Whizz Pop Bang will spark your child’s imagination and inspire his inner scientist with every page turn! (6 to 12 years)

WorldKids Magazine Cover

WorldKids

WorldKids makes learning about the world fun, while furthering a child’s understanding of the Christian faith through engaging online and print content. (6 to 12 years)

Zoobooks Magazine Cover

Zoobooks

Simply written and beautifully illustrated, each issue of Zoobooks “captures” a different animal through photography, illustrations, diagrams, and more. (6 to 12 years)

National Geographic Kids Magazine Cover

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a fact-filled, fast-paced magazine filled with an award-winning combination of colorful photos, animal facts, and fun.
(6 to 12 years)

Ranger Rick Magazine Cover

Ranger Rick

Ranger Rick is packed with facts, photos, and outdoor adventures that help kids sharpen reading skills and develop an appreciation for nature.
(7 and up)

Clubhouse Magazine Cover

Clubhouse

Clubhouse magazine is an intriguing and entertaining magazine that reinforces traditional values with hands-on activities, challenging puzzles, and exciting stories. (8 to 12 years)

Stone Soup Magazine Cover

Stone Soup

Kid-submitted stories and poems make Stone Soup unique. A longtime favorite of teachers and homeschoolers, Stone Soup inspires creativity in children.
(8 to 13 years)

Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine Cover

Sports Illustrated Kids

SI Kids delivers the excitement, passion, and fun of sports to kids, tweens, and young teens in an action-oriented, authentic, and interactive style.
(8 to 14 years)

The Week Junior Magazine Cover

The Week Junior Kids

The Week Junior is a weekly magazine for bright young minds! Each issue is packed with news, science, animals, nature, sports, entertainment, and puzzles. (8 to 14 years)

ChopChop Magazine Cover

ChopChop

ChopChop is filled with nutritious, great-tasting, ethnically diverse, and inexpensive recipes along with features like fun food facts, games, puzzles, and interviews. (8 to 14 years)

Brainspace magazine cover

Brainspace

Brainspace magazine delves deeply into the thought-provoking topics that kids love: space, Earth sciences, biology, math, technology and more.
(8 to 14 years)

Young Rider magazine cover

Young Rider

Give Young Rider to the horse lover in your family! It’s a fun-filled mix of English and Western riding instruction, horse care tips, contests, posters, and more. (8 to 15 years)

Boys' Life Magazine Cover

Boys’ Life

With great content like news, nature, sports, history, fiction, and science, Boys’ Life seeks to entertain and inspire boys to open their eyes to the joyous world of reading. (9 to 12 years)

OWL Magazine Cover

OWL

Loaded with quizzes, comics, tech news, interviews, inventions, and more, OWL highlights science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a fun and engaging way. (9 to 13 years)

Cricket Magazine Cover

Cricket

Cricket magazine publishes only the highest quality fiction and classic literature, and nonfiction stories on culture, history, science, and the arts.
(9 to 14 years)

Faces Magazine Cover

Faces

With articles, folk tales, and hands-on projects, Faces magazine takes young readers around the world for an honest and unbiased view of how children in other regions live. (9 to 14 years)

Cobblestone Magazine Cover

Cobblestone

With stories about important American events and places, Cobblestone takes kids on a journey through history, designed to excite their imaginations and bring the past to life! (9 to 14 years)

Muse Magazine Cover

Muse

Muse is perfect for readers interested in science, history, and the arts. Articles from award-winning authors are accompanied by high-quality illustration and photography. (9 to 14 years)

Military Kids Life Magazine Cover

Military Kids Life

Military Kids Life is about finding the bright side of life as a military kid! Inside each quarterly issue, your child will encounter inspiring stories, articles, and photographs! (8 to 16 years)

Magazines for Middle School/High School

WorldTeen Magazine Cover

WorldTeen

WorldTeen is a print and online experience that engages young teens with the truth in a way that helps them pursue the kind of life God intends for them to live. (9 to 18 years)

Make Magazine Cover

Make

Make magazine publishes tested projects, skill-building tutorials, in-depth reviews and inspirational stories, accessible by all ages and skill ranges. (9 to 18 years)

Brio Magazine Cover

Brio

Brio magazine for teen girls has a fresh new look that includes more pages filled with inspiring profiles, cultural insights, health & beauty tips, faith-filled features and added fun! (13 to 18 years)

*Please note: Though all the magazines on this list are written for children, some issues may contain content that you may feel is inappropriate for your child. As always, please review all reading material before giving it to your child to read.

FREE Magazines for Kids Library List:

Magazines for Kids Library List

Are you ready to motivate your young reader? Grab one of these great magazines and let the reading begin.

Click to download my list to take to your local library.

Have we missed your favorite magazine? Leave a comment and I’ll add it to the Readers’ Picks box below.

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Donna

says:

I am looking for a COVID escape for my Grandchildren they have Highlights but references and games to much COVID. They need an escape, not to have it forced upon them. Yes it is a bad thing but even little ones need a break from it. Any suggestions?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I understand, Donna.

My kids love National Geographics Kids when they were younger. It’s a great one for animal lovers although it has more than just animals. Zoobooks is all animals, so it’s a great one too. ChopChop is great if your grandchildren are interested in cooking. And Cricket is perfect for a kid that likes to read literature.

I can’t comment if any of these will not mention COVID at all, as I haven’t seen any recent issues. However, all of them have a focus that will make them less likely to bring it up much, if at all.

As a whole other option, you could consider an activity subscription rather than a magazine subscription. Some to consider are KiwiCo (has engineering/science focus, art focus, and geography focus options), KidStir (cooking), Little Passports (geography/cultures), Amazon has a monthly Book Box that sends out picture books monthly, Bitsbox (coding), and many others.

I hope this helps.

Lisa Miller

says:

Thanks for the magazine recommendations. We subscribed to High Five for our daughter and wanted something similar for our son. I hope they love receiving these magazines in the mail as much as I did as a child.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Lisa. I hope you find something here that will appeal to your son.

Leilanni

says:

I remember getting my own magazines as a kid and devouring them as soon as they came in! Now I love seeing my girls do the same – we love Clubhouse (and Jr.), For Girls Like You and Highlights for the younger ones and Brio for the 14 year old!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love that you have made magazine subscriptions become a generational tradition, Leilanni!

Aline Azevedo

says:

Thank you for the amazing indications!

Jordan

says:

Thank you for this fabulous list! I love to give experience gifts to my 10 nieces and nephews, but was at a loss with COVID. And the subscription boxes are too expensive x 10. Magazines to the rescue!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

What a generous uncle you are, Jordan!

Carol

says:

Thank you for the list and description of the kids’ magazines. We’re learning english as a second language and although we read magazines in our 1rst language I was looking for a list like this for english.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Carol! I hope you find some great titles to enjoy in this list.

Arrin

says:

Love this! My girls are LOVING getting things in the mail – these are perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Arrin! There is something special about getting something in the mail, even when you are an adult (as long as it’s not a bill or junk mail 😉).

Jessica

says:

Wow lots of great magazines! I had no idea there was magazines for kids. I’ll have to check them out next time at the library! Thanks

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Jessica,
Yes, a library is a great place to get to enjoy lots of different magazines!

Ruth

says:

Our library has an option for us to look at magazines on a tablet at home. RB digital is the tool that my children use. Their favorite magazines are the Ladybug and Spider magazines – there are always a beautiful selection of fiction, non-fiction and craft activities.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thanks for the suggestion, Ruth! I lot of public libraries are expanding into digital options like this.

Christy S

says:

Lego Life, Clubhouse, and Highlights are all favorites at our home!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great magazines, Christy!

Loreen G

says:

Thank you for all the ideas! Love that you give a description and age range for the magazines. You are such a treasure of help and information 😊

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Awww, you are so welcome, Loreen! I hope you find some magazines to look forward to with each new edition.

Lori

says:

After seeing this, I am now planning on getting a magazine subscription for my 9yr old as
It will give him extra reading practice and he won’t even realize it!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great idea, Lori!

April

says:

So many! We love highlights!

Carrie

says:

Thank you for sharing! We already subscribe to a few of these, but there are so many great options I hadn’t heard of before.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Carrie. I hope this leads you to another subscription to love!

Annette Kopczynski

says:

There is something for everyone on your list. So many of these are new to us, so we look forward to discovering great new content. Thank you for this great info!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re so welcome, Annette! I hope your family finds something to enjoy on this list.

Angelin

says:

Thanks 😊😘😘😘☺️😊😊☺️

Hello; Could you add my ezine to your list? It’s Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids, a nonfiction publication for kids of all ages. We feature daily posts, contests, book reviews, and so much more!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for the suggestion, Sandra. We’ll look into it.

Johnson

says:

Dear admn,
Thank you, I can download few magazines (Ask,story time,click,high lights,little angel cricket, spider) from magazine lib,kindly share the details about free download of all the other magazines.
Regards
D.Johnson

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Johnson,
I wasn’t aware that there were free download options for many of these magazines. Are you stating that you can get the free download through your library?

Amanda R

says:

I have been looking for a list of magazines for kids. I asked my librarian for help, and now I can send her this list, instead! Thank you so much. Now to narrow it down for my four year old!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad you found this list helpful, Amanda! Hopefully your librarian will too.

Tiffany

says:

Love these blog posts! So helpful.

Tabitha

says:

I didn’t know most of these existed! This is great! :)

M. Jones

says:

Great idea! Thank you, we will try magazines at the library tomorrow.

Allison F

says:

Thank you for this great resource list!

Ruth

says:

I don’t have a reluctant reader but there are some good magazine suggestions here. We may get Highlights again soon – it has been a favorite in the past. Thanks for the reminder!

Deanna

says:

My son reads Highlights. He is so excited about getting mail and I think that makes him more motivated to read the material!

Megan

says:

Using magazine to encourage readers is a great idea. I love reading them as a kid!

Sarah

says:

This sounds like a good program. My daughter has a hard time wanting being motivated to read. Trying out the giveaway… :)

Kim

says:

This is a great resource! My eldest son loves getting the Lego magazine but he desperately wants more so there are some great ideas here.

Judy

says:

We too love magazines and as I looked through this list I was reminded of the time when one of my children was asked, “What is your favorite subject?” and he answered without any hesitation, “Magazines.”

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Oh, I got a big old smile out of this! Thank you for the grin, Judy.

Heather Whittington

says:

Can’t wait to try this!

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