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 list of my favorite magazines for kids of all ages, organized by age beginning with magazines for the youngest children. Short descriptions about each magazine have been excerpted from the publishers’ information.
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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 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 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 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 is filled with stories, poems, cartoons, puzzles, games, recipes and crafts that are designed with emergent readers in mind.
(2 to 6 years)
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 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 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 features captivating stories and interactive games that teach children about amazing animals, cool science, and families around the world. (3 to 6 years)
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)
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. 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 is a rich environment for preschoolers to explore God’s creation with interactive content in multiple formats. (3 to 7 years)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
Every themed issue of ChickaDEE provides interactive stories, puzzles, animal features, and science experiments to educate and entertain readers. (6 to 9 years)
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)
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)
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 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 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 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)
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 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)
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 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 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 is an intriguing and entertaining magazine that reinforces traditional values with hands-on activities, challenging puzzles, and exciting stories. (8 to 12 years)
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)
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 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 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 delves deeply into the thought-provoking topics that kids love: space, Earth sciences, biology, math, technology and more.
(8 to 14 years)
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)
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)
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 publishes only the highest quality fiction and classic literature, and nonfiction stories on culture, history, science, and the arts.
(9 to 14 years)
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)
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 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 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)
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 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 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.
Are you ready to motivate your young reader? Grab one of these great magazines and let the reading begin.
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