Ladybug Magazine

Ages: 3 - 6Publisher: Cricket Media Subscription Price: $ 33.95 for 9 Issues per year


A perfect opportunity for read-aloud together time, this literary magazine is beautifully tailored to young children and highly likely to spark their interest in becoming readers themselves through a sterling, signature mix of fine and varied artwork and well-crafted short stories, poems, and activities. In a recent issue, this poem, written by Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass and magically illustrated by Aaron Boyd, defines the charm and child-respecting content to be found here: “By myself/I find a book./I turn the pages,/Take a look./I see a child,/A house, a land–/A tiny world/Within my hand.”

Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.