American Girl Magazine

Ages: 8 - 14Publisher: American Girl Publishing Subscription Price: $ 24.99 for


With a good balance of on-the-page activities, fiction, recipes, crafts, and real-life stories and advice, it’s not hard to see why many girls find this tween title irresistible. The content is thoughtfully compiled; the front-of-book reader profiles and artwork recognize and celebrate young girls’ creativity and achievement, while the recipes and crafts are fun, age-appropriate, and original. Especially appealing to our young readers is the non-fiction content. One recent issue featured a Q&A with real-life twin sisters, while another profiled a family that moved to the U.S. from another country—interesting reads that gives tweens a glimpse into the lives of other girls. And the advice department, which provides insightful guidance on reader dilemmas, also includes a question in each issue that’s answered by other readers. As an added bonus, the magazine also includes pull out extras with special gifts like stickers, coloring pages, posters, and simple d?cor.

Joy Howard ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Joy Howard is a freelance food writer and stylist whose first kitchen appliance was an Easy Bake Oven. When not busy cooking, you can find Joy obsessively reading political blogs or trying to convince her daughters that picking up their toys does not violate child labor laws.