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    1. Sports Illustrated for Kids
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    Asin: B00005R8BH
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
    Sales Rank: 1
    Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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    A magazine for children ages 8 and up,devoted to sports.Feature articles on sports figures of note, tips from the pros, news items of recent note, games, puzzles, cartoons, fiction, and advice from athletes.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Cards The Cards The Cards !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ok I'm a guy who gets the magazine for the cards because the cards that are often featured in the magazine can become hot collectibles!!!. For instance, did you know that one of Tiger Woods hottest Rookie Cards was featured in this magazine? Yep, and today that card it worth some pretty big bucks. As for the rest of the magazine, well, let me say that I like it because of the fantastic photos (photos by the way kids will love to hang up on their walls or in their lockers at school) and the superb writing. You will get interesting articles on all the popular sports including swimming, basketball, baseball, tennis, football, and gymnastics, plus you will get great bios on some of today's hottest sports stars. My buddy Kim has a son who has a subscription to the magazine and he loves it. Not only is this a fun magazine to read, but it's interesting, informative, and a great collectible!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT MAGAZINE!!
    This is a GREAT MAGAZINE for kids of all ages!! It has trivia for prizes, Video Game and Sports Gear Reviews by kids, a lot of differnt write ups on great Sports Stars like Tiger Woods, Lisa Leslie, Dale Earnardt Jr. and lots more that kids like! I'm starting my 2nd Year of the magazine! 5 STARS!! GREAT MAGAZINE!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Better than the Adult Version!
    This a fabulous sports magazine whiich features interviews, sports reporting, quizzes and games, and stories about professional as well as amateur (many of them young) athletes. The magazine is fun, factual, and age appropriate. In fact, I sometimes enjoy the purity of the stories, which evoke the joy of sports and elevate the human angle. Each issue also has a 2-page mini-poster, and lots of fun features that not only inform and entertain, but promote reading. One of the best gifts you can get for any young sports fan--but you may find yourself borrowing it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great magazine for the Junior Jock in your life
    My mother purchased a subscription to SI for Kids last year for our son who was an almost-seven-year-old. Ever since the first issue, he has gotten very excited when the latest issue arrived. At first, he would just look at the pictures and read what he could. Since his reading level has "exploded" this past year (in part, no doubt to the sports books/magazines he's been reading), he reads every issue from cover to cover. This is a great magazine for kids. Needless to say, his subscription has been renewed for another year. We'll be moving up to the next level of SI before too long, I'm sure.

    4-0 out of 5 stars s i kids review
    i get si kids every month it is funny intresting and educational. i hope you enjoy every aspect of this magizine ... Read more


    2. Your Big Backyard
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    Asin: B00005Q7E4
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: National Wildlife Federation
    Sales Rank: 6
    Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Magazine for Preschoolers/1st Grade
    My daughter has been receiving this magazine for two years. It is the best child's magazine I have seen for Preschoolers. It has a variety of activities including art, outdoor/indoor, animal-related, mind stimulating (puzzles, etc.), and stories. We read this magazine together when she rides the train with me to work. I keep several in my bag because they are each so full of facts about animals -- both domesticated and wildlife, their habitat, and our world in general. We both learn the answers to common questions about featured animals from kids 3-7. It contains high quality, well written articles for children, excellent photographs, and colorful graphics. I highly recommend it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
    My 5 year-old urban-born son loves this magazine. The pictures, stories and information about wild animals and their habitats are fun to read and he learns a lot in the process.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ripped Us Off!
    We paid for a year subscription to this magazine and only received ONE magazine. The company was HORRIBLE to deal with in trying to get them to fix their screw-up and we finally had to cut our losses rather than go through any more aggravation. Our son was very very dissapointed... avoid this publisher like the plague.

    5-0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS But Not As Much Content As NATURE FRIEND
    We first got this magazine a year ago and enjoyed it very much. Our five year old would have our teenage son read it to her, and she loved the photos.

    We became disappointed when they started to make some of the first features we loved available only on the internet, leaving them out of the magazine. That was annoying. I do not allow my children to use the internet most of the time as it diminshes their love for books.

    When our son kept wishing that another nature magazine was still around that he had received as a young child, NATURE FRIEND, I started to search and see what happened to it.

    After much digging and searching, I finally found it through here at AMAZON.COM and my son was literally thrilled. He is almost 20.

    We got our first issue and after having to choose between the two magazines (we can only afford one right now), the kids chose not to renew BIG BACKYARD again and keep the NATURE FRIEND.

    BIG BACKYARD is a beautifully done magazine with nice simple features. If they had not taken out some of the more interactive things and put them on internet only, we might have kept subscribing. Our entire family enjoys NATURE FRIEND so much more because of the issues being packed with things to DO and not just read and learn about. It involves everyone in the family- something that is not easily done these days.

    It seems that once BIG BACKYARD came in the mail, it was read once or twice and then sat on a table or shelf. NATURE FRIEND seems to be picked up by someone in the family constantly for reading or doing something featured inside.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 4-year-olds will know lots of things you don't
    My niece is 4 and told me other night all about marsupials. They've got pouches, she said, and a lot of them live in Australia. The mother marsupial carries the baby in her pouch. Penguins are another thing she's mastered. The daddy penguin carries the egg between its feet, and you might think they live at the North Pole but you'd be wrong. Penguins live at the South Pole ("that's Antarctica" she says) and POLAR BEARS live at the North Pole (I knew that, really). When reading aloud from Your Big Backyard (which I was never really that into as a child, being a Cricket fan from the start), I often find myself fading away midsentence to go "Huh! How interesting!" only to look over and find the niece tapping her fingers in impatience.

    If you have a nature/science oriented little one, or even if you don't, try Your Big Backyard. The pictures are fun, the games are entertaining, the Bonnie and Chester stories allow for an interactive bedtime story (albeit a tiny bit too cheesy), and the animal info is so matter-of-fact, that you'll find yourself with your mouth hanging open as little Ritchie informs Jane the grocery store checkout clerk everything he knows about the life cycle of bats.

    Don't feel bad. At least you know how to tie your shoes. ... Read more


    3. Parents
    list price: $42.00
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    Asin: B00005NIOM
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing
    Sales Rank: 36
    Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars BEST value -- BEST info - especially for new parents!
    Today I am a Grandmother. But back in 1979, when I was so very young and newly-married, I depended on PARENTS magazine to help guide me throughout my pregnancy and the first year of my newborn daughters' life.

    The articles are topical, and so informative to parents of all ages.

    I gave a subscription of PARENTS to that same daughter three years ago before the birth of her own son, my grandson. She continues to receive PARENTS every month.

    PARENTS is a magazine I will renew every year - for her, and for me.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A wealth of useful information
    This is primarily my wife's subscription, so this is mostly her input - she has me read a couple features each month. There are so many things she finds useful about the magazine - I can tell you she spends several hours reading each issue and regularly cuts out articles to save in our "parenting" file or to put on the fridge. Here are just a few of the great regular features of each monthly issue:

    - "As They Grow", pointers and insights related to a particular subject, one each for eight different age groups (from pregnancy to pre-teen years)
    - "can you help?", suggestions from readers about how to handle a common problem, such as the dentist or cutting your child's nails
    - Suggestions to keep your child busy in the house
    - An Emergency Guide pull-out for dealing with various situations like electrical shock, bee stings, etc.
    - Product recalls, usually with pictures
    - Product testing and reviews (similar to Consumer Reports)

    Why not 5 stars? There are a couple annoying features in the magazine, such as "out of the mouths of babes" and some of the suggestions for children's activities around the house sound easier to do than they really are (sort of like what people say about Martha Stewart). It can also be a bit of a downer to read the stories about serious illnesses some children have had and how their families cope - not always what you're in the mood for when you're thinking about your own healthy child. But overall, this magazine is the best one out there for parents AND they are branching out - we recently started receiving Baby Parents. It's tough to know everything about raising your child so outside sources of information are key. Parents magazine is a great resource that has been well worth the small subscription price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Magazine
    I like this magazine mostly for the activities and the developmental articles. I agree with some of the other reviews that say that it's "age-biased," but you have to remember that when they publish a magazine, they are targeting a specific audience. 18-34 IS their target audience. If you don't fit in that range, then buy another magazine! I don't buy Cosmo girl because, duh, I'm not a teen-ager anymore. I think this magazine has fun ideas and helpful information about baby products (such as consumer reports and recall information on strollers, carseats, toys, etc). And contrary to other reviews, they DO feature children of all different races, they DO have articles on children who are physically/mentally challenged, and they DO have articles on the benefits of breastfeeding. I don't expect their material to cater to my exact lifestyle (I haven't seen an article about vegan babies yet and I'd like to see something about cloth diapering) but I think they do a good job of trying to include all different kinds of families and parenting styles.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine But Poor Business Practices
    As an owner of a day care center/director educator, I did recommended Parents magazine - but no longer - I have cancelled. With 5 months remaining on my 2004 subscription, I began to receive collection letters with a increasing threatening tone ("protect your credit,etc.") for subscription extension to 2006. My letters to a PO Box (no telephone # is listed)on their "invoice letters" produced no action. You don't want this hassle.

    It is unfortunate that attempts to force renewal is destroying the reputation of a top notch magazine.

    Charlotte Johnson
    Allen, Texas

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Magazine
    I have subscribed to this publication for 3 1/2 years now and loved every issue. I'm always able to find something of value and an article to share with my husband. I especially appreciate the reviews of children's books, toys and music. They have excellent suggestions. I've used this as a baby gift for showers multiple times and always received on-going thanks as they receive the magazine each month! ... Read more


    4. Ranger Rick
    list price: $27.00
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    Asin: B00005Q7DT
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: National Wildlife Federation
    Sales Rank: 14
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    Kids' publication for ages 7 & up with colorful photos, funny drawings & exciting stories about wildlife & nature.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Need birthday gifts for your 2nd grader's classmates??
    Every year I choose one unisex, age-appropriate gift for the multitude of birthday parties that my sons will be invited to by their classmates and stick with it. This year my 7 year old is in second grade and at-home reading is a daily assignment. Instead of showing up at 24 birthday parties toting a plastic toy that I'm not even sure the child will have an interest in or with a few books that the child may read once or twice and stash away on a shelf, we give the gift that will be new and different each month AND will help them keep up with their nightly reading! Each one of his classmates will get a subscription to Ranger Rick for their birthday this year (unless the parents say the child already receives it, of course). It saves me time, gas and my sanity because I don't have to drag my son around a toy or book store guessing what each of these children *might* like. All kids love to get mail addressed to them even if it is something educational in nature. The parents of these children are also grateful to not add to the unwanted toy closet. This is way to make everyone happy without spending a fortune.

    4-0 out of 5 stars great then, still great now
    As a kid (20 years ago) I enjoyed getting Ranger Rick in the mail (what kid doesn't love mail addressed especially to them?), and loved the colorful photos and games inside the magazine. I would credit Ranger Rick also with helping to instill my sense of wonder and stewardship for nature, since I've only grown to love nature more as an adult. The sense of community of nature-loving kids is enhanced by childrens' letters to the editor, and the articles about kids exploring, doing biology and ecology projects, or just watching birds. The magazine manages to convey this sense of beauty and fun without getting too heavy about the political issues that often cloud pure enjoyment of animals and nature.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Helped Foster My Love and Respect Animals
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    Living in the country as I did, I saw plenty wild animals in my backyard (squirrels, raccoons, possums..), but armed with Ranger Rick, I was able to appreciate and see them up close with out being bit, scratched, mauled, or hauled off to the emergency room for rabies shots!

    Besides the wonderful animal features, there were projects, games, and activities to keep me and my brother busy. The concepts put forth in each issue emphasized recycling, kindness to animals, and conservation -- values and beliefs I carry with me almost 30 years after the fact.

    So whether you live on a farm, the suburbs, or the city, Ranger Rick would be a wonderful gift for your child. It will help foster a life long love and respect for animals, as well as reinforce key values (conservation, recycling, etc.). A few things have changed over the past 30 years, but Ranger Rick is still consistantly a good magazine.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Ranger Rots!
    This magazine is too old for kids like 6 year olds, and buy the time kids are old enough to understand it, the topics are too babyish for them. The pictures are okay, but they are all the same after awhile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great magazine for young minds.
    I used to get this magazine years ago when I was in the third grade. I loved the magazine then and I still do now. The pictures are great for little kids to look at. They are real photos and not animated ones. The stories with them them are also great for kids to understand. They are extremely informative. I kept all my magazines I used to get, and now my daughter likes to look at them. I would highly reccomend this magazine for all kids. It wouldn't be a waste of time. ... Read more


    5. National Geographic Kids
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    Asin: B000063XJL
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: National Geographic Society
    Sales Rank: 25
    Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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    Formerly called National Geographic World.
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    2-0 out of 5 stars When did this magazine head south?
    I had a subscription to National Geographic's original kids magazine, World, when I was a child. In fact, I still have a couple dozen issues from about 25 years ago, which my 5 years old son has enjoyed looking through.

    A few months ago, I looked on the web to see if World still existed. Happily, it did, now renamed National Geographic Kids. I ordered a two-year subscription for my son.

    I wanted so much to like it. But the damn thing is chock full of advertising for candy, video games and movies, and in a way that makes it hard to separate the selling from the educating. It is a little repulsive, actually, the level to which the advertising is carried.

    As I sit here in front of my computer, I am looking wistfully at a May 1982 issue of World magazine. Within which, there is not one stich of advertising.

    What happened?

    1-0 out of 5 stars A former fan feels betrayed
    I was a reader of "world" (the former name of kids" in the 70's and 80's, and I loooooved it. When I had nieces and nephews, I was excited to be able to share this with them - but what a come down - it's shamefully pandering to commercial interests, and the cool science and nature activities are just plain gone. I'm a lifetime member of NG, and am embarassed by this magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a great magazine for curious kids who love animals!!!!!!!
    i bought this magazine for my nephew tyler who was 8 when he first started getting it and he told me that he loves it!!!!!!!!!!!!! tyler loves reading about the world, other kids in other countries and especially about animals!!!!!!!
    tyler told me he likes it better than ranger rick. this magazine is 'ripped' from the mailbox and taken to his room and devoured every month.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible disappointment
    I, like so many others, grew up reading the National Geographic magazine.

    Naturally, I thought that NG Kids could only improve upon the experience for my five-year-old. I was severely disappointed. Not only is most of the material vaccuous, it looks like it's been designed by an advertising reject on uppers.

    The advertising is shameful and irresponsible. In an age when we are preoccupied by the health of our children, particularly their diet, the latest issue advertises a major fast-food chain right on the cover.

    I would strongly recommend that you go with something like 'Ranger Rick' or 'Ladybug' which have children as their main focus and are not edited by twenty-somethings still recovering from a late adolescence.

    On top of that, any half-witted hacker can download their entire subscription base in a few minutes by just entering in subscription numbers - it doesn't even ask for a simple validation step like entering in your zip code.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for animal lovers!
    My 5 year old daughter will read then re-read each issue of this magazine. There are different articles and wonderful pictures. Then I usually end up reading it myself! ... Read more


    6. Kids Discover
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    Asin: B00006KL74
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Kids Discover
    Sales Rank: 13
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    Thematic issues, puzzles and recommended reading lists for children ages seven to 13; pyramids, volcanoes, oceans, television, bubbles, earthquakes, food, Columbus, trains, weather, space, deserts, The Maya, glass, rain forests, The Roman Empire.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Kids Discover is a great magazine!
    My son likes reading factual stuff and I've been getting this magazine for him for several years. Each issue covers one topic in-depth. The photography and page layouts are wonderful, and each issue includes lots of information that is presented in a really interesting way. He has learned so much from these magazines, and he is a kid who really does not like reading much but he does enjoy this magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Kids Discover mag
    I subscribed to this magazine for 6-7 years when my own kids were younger. Our whole family loved its superb photography, interesting topics, and humorous and informative entries. Now I'm subscribing for my niece & nephew.

    5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best educational mag's I've found
    I bought this for my children and was surprised to find my husband and myself reading it as well. Not only did it come in handy for homework, but the old issues have been saved and used in projects,papers, homework and even by the teachers! I have five children, so they have had alot of exposure to diffirent age levels and have always proven usful. Some of the teachers were excited because this subscription was one that they wished that they could get every year as part of their class materials.
    As an added point, while on vacation, we have spotted the back issues on sale in gift shops for as much as four ninety nine $4.99. These were issues that contained stories about the particular historic event, etc that they thought informative enough to sale.
    You can't go wrong with this one!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
    I have been getting this magazine for my kids for about 3 years now. I love it as much, or more, than they do. Not only is it interesting and fun, but it is educational as well. I reccommend it to everyone with children or grandchildren!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My son loves it
    My 6 year old boy loves this magazine. Every month he waits for the new one to arrive. ... Read more


    7. Reader's Digest
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    Asin: B00005N7SF
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Reader's Digest
    Sales Rank: 37
    Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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    General interest, nonfiction reading.Many articles are condensations of articles from other publications.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of All the Rest.
    READER'S DIGEST is one of the most popular and circulated magazines in the world. READER'S DIGEST takes the best articles, interviews, and stories from all sorts of other publications (medical journals, newspapers, other magazines) and combines them into one easy to read magazine. The articles are timely and current. Yet, the publication contains departments that have been a part of the magazine almost from the beginning (Humor in Uniform, Word Power, Quotable Quotes). Unless you are one who subscribes to or reads several different magazines, you will probably not find a more compact source of reading than in READER'S DIGEST.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not a big reader? This magazine is perfect.
    I love Reader's Digest. It's full of wonderful short stories, great jokes and very informative health information. This magazine is not full of "fluff" like some others. RD is always a great read that is very easy to understand.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Too much fluff
    Reads like a wish for the halcyon days of the 50's.
    Their conservative articles ring hollow in the real world.
    Each "feature", section & article follows a set formula. If you've read one RD in the last ten years you've read them all.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Low quality magazine with a right wing slant
    Reader's Digest has morphed into something akin to a cross between "Guideposts" and "Modern Maturity". It's shallow articles almost always provide a spiritual or a patriotic slant. Most definitely, one can tell this is a magazine who's target audience is the over-60, "minds-made-up" crowd.

    If you're looking for challenging, thought-provoking reading, this is NOT it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Low quality magazine, Not Recommended.
    I have known and subscribed to Reader's Digest on and off for almost 30 years. It is true that up until about ten years ago or so they were a good magazine that offered a lot of value for the money. After a ten year lapse I decided to resubscribe for my wife's reading pleasure. I was surprised how thin the articles have grown from it's former days. And the articles were of poor quality. Features with like Julia Roberts made it seem more like a gossip magazine. My wife indicated she was not interested to renew after subscription expired. So I allowed it to expire. However Reader's Digest kept sending magazines. After the third issue they complained I have not paid for their paper. Then they stopped sending magazines but kept sending me harrasing letters demanding payment. Finally they threatened to forward me to their collection agency if I don't pay up. Rather then to go through the hassle of vindicating myself I sent payment. On the check I clearly indicated on both sides to Cancel Subscription. I further added by cashing this check they acknowledge my request to cancel. They did cash the check, ignored my request and reinstated the unwanted subscription. I am currently in process of hiring an attorney to help me with this case and I am reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. ... Read more


    8. FamilyFun
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    Asin: B00005N7Q2
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Disney Magazine Publishing
    Sales Rank: 106
    Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
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    What does family fun mean to you? Crafts? Recipes? Party ideas? Travel tips? FamilyFun magazine dishes up these and more boredom-defying activities in over 180 splashy, colorful pages. Geared toward parents with young children, this energetic magazine promises to enrich the lives of families. Offering a "we've been there, we know" sort of comfort to parents, folksyfirst-person articles let parents know they're not alone. A sense of community is expanded further in the "My Great Idea" section--culled from readers' letters--that suggests kid-tested ideas for everything from summer games to rainy-day projects. Homeschoolers will find plenty to ponder as well--a winter issue, for example, describes how a snowflake takes shape, then suggests a paper snowflake-making project. Reviews of digital games, books, videos, and DVDs, written by industry experts, help parents feel up to the minute. FamilyFun is positively inspirational to parents who want to shake up the routine and keep the magic in a family. --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the BEST magazine out there
    This is ABSOLUTELY the best family magazine out on the market today. It beats the others hands down for creative ideas and their suggestions and ideas are easy, fast and no hassle for working parents to be able to do with their kids. Their vacation/travel tips are great too. I like that they rate different places based on how much there is for different age groups to do at each place - it takes a lot of the guess work out of family vacation planning! The articles are informative, well written, and interesting. The crafts are easy to do, require little creative ability (so literally anyone can do them), and generally do not involve specialty items that are hard to find. I really like the fact that this magazine is more geared towards helping families have fun with each other while recognizing that not all of us have 3 hours each day to devote to doing the activities that they suggest. Most of the crafts and activities can be done in less than an hour and they are just as easy for younger kids as they are for older kids but are still interesting to both age groups. This magazine also doesn't "scare" parents with articles on complicated and rare developmental / medical problems. They present articles on common problems that are well researched, thought out, and well written. A definite must have for any busy parent who still wants to be able to do stuff with their kid(s).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Where has this magazine been all my life?
    I have only recently discovered this magazine. It is the first general family/parenting type subscription that I have. [I exclude the one on international adoption as being too specific.]

    The articles about parenting are sensitive, simple, parent-driven, and to the point. No perfect parents or perfect kids reside here. The articles about decorating are ideas created & executed by real people in real homes. The monthly article for the budding cook is a major favorite in our home. My children are 7 & 8. Both are able to find more than one craft idea per magazine that they can do with minimal supervision from me.

    The editors get my five stars just for the monthly 'Budding Cook' recipe. Although I have a couple of cookbooks for kids, these are far better. Here they can make real food that they can share with the family, not just sweets and novelties.

    And yes, I will be giving them as gifts, one to a grandmother [4 pre-school or grade school] and another to a new mother [adopting 2 school aged children] and another to . . .
    Well you get the idea.

    I could go on and on, but it sums up as a magazine that presents articles and ideas that are 'consumer tested.' It is a point of view I find missing from most of the other 'family mags'.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not Only for Those With Kids!
    I was introduced to this magazine by a family friend who does have kids. However, I do not have any children and I love it! It gives me great recepie, craft and home ideas. I can use them in my own home or for my students or my Brownie Troop!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Michigan Mom loves this magazine
    Almost every mom at my children's school (and teacher's too) use this magazine for party ideas. I have made countless recipes for parties that always get high praises from the kids. I also have done many of the crafts in the classrooms as well. Ideas from readers are also great. I don't know what I would do without it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun not advice
    There is no limit to magazines that give advice on how to raise your kids. If being the coolest parent on the block with great ideas for fun projects, the best birthday parties, creative new solutions to help organize around the house... then this is the magazine for you. With even more information online to search through when you need more ideas, it is worth its weight in gold. ... Read more


    9. Ladybug
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    Asin: B00006FXOR
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Cricket Magazine Group
    Sales Rank: 51
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Stories, poems, songs, games and adventures for children ages two to six; a separate activity insert of things to do and a parent's guide.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed until the date on the address label (and after)
    I got Ladybug for years until the date on the address label (when the subscription ended). I still enjoy reading them today. I always read them cover to cover and read some parts over and over. I especially enjoy the comics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Quality reading - no advertisements!
    Our girls received Ladybug for several years. The magazines are printed on high quality paper, but still after MANY reading, were in good shape.

    A great benefit of LADYBUG is there is no advertising. The magazine is full of great illustrations, good site words and bright colors.

    A great gift for your own children!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Cricket Group publishes the best magazines for children
    I love these magazines. We subscribe to Ladybug, Spider, and Cricket (each for a different child). The stories are great, as is the illustration. An illustrator friend of mine says that it is very prestigious to be asked to illustrate a story in these magazines, and I figure it is the same for the stories. No advertising, of course. The thing I like the best is that each magazine is geared toward a certain age of child. Highlights tries to be something for everyone, so we look through the magazine to find an appropriate story. In Ladybug, we just start at the beginning and read straight through. As the publisher will tell you, when your child outgrows Ladybug, you just let them know and they change your subscription to Spider (and later, Cricket. That's as far as we've gotten).

    5-0 out of 5 stars My FAVORITE Kid's Magazine
    I loved this magazine when I was little! I still remember how it felt to get my own mail! There were a lot of pictures to keep me entertained, and a lot of fun activities. I read it, or had it read to me, it when I was 4,5, and 6. Any little kid would like this magazine!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Children's Magazine
    We received this magazine as a gift subscription last December. Beautiful illustrations and interesting short stories with large letters so they are easy for children to read. My daughter (age 4) can read some of them herself, my son (age 3) looks at the words and the pictures and listens to my daughter read and I have even enjoyed reading this magazine from time to time. This is a great children's magazine! I recommend this magazine for children who have just learned to read and for children and parents to read together. ... Read more


    10. Discovery Girls Magazine
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    Asin: B0000633EA
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Discovery Girls, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 26
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine That's Wholesome, Yet Fun!
    Discovery Girls magazine is geared toward 8-12 year old girls, and the content and design of the magazine reflects that well. I appreciate the magazine for the fact that it highlights the achievements of regular girls and discusses everyday issues. Girls submit stories and poems, draw pictures, discuss different debate topics (e.g. "Is Brittney Spears a Good Role Model?") and there are no professional models! My daughter loves the fact that there are "reals girls" in the magazine and is thrilled by the possibility of being in it herself. I like this magazine because it is not your typical "teen" magazine in which boys and celebs seem to be the main focus. Discovery Girls focuses on everyday, ordinary girls and the issues they face in this transition into the teen years. Such topics include changing in front of other girls at school, dealing with bullies, when to wear a bra, and middle school fears. Of course there is the fun stuff too, such as embarrassing moments, crafts, contests, games, quizzes, fashion, and sports tips. I recommend it to mothers and daughters alike!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Discovery Girls Magazine is off the chain!
    Discovery Girls Magazine is really cool!
    It has everything in it,from school to family to friends to pets.
    My fav thing about this magazine is that I can actually read it w/o my mom looking though it first! It dosen't have all those people trying to show their skin or something like that. And they have REAL girls from REAL places that we live in. And it shows that you don't have to be a size 4 to fit in. I weigh 100 pounds, but it dosen't show because I have no bodyfat but all muscle.
    I also like the mailbag because they don't just put the people's letters that say good things about them, but they also put in peoples conplaints and they try to fix them.

    Please! Don't make a mistake, and pick up this magazine today!
    GOD BLESS!
    JESUS LOVES YA!

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's ok....
    Discovery Girls is kinda bad. I'm a 11 and I wana know bout celebs, music, movies and fashion. They seem to think fashion is wearing pink and putting little clips in ur hair. If ur 8-10 its perfect, but for those of you who are 11 and up, try something a little more grown up. But overall this mag is OK, i must say its better than american girl though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Girls Magazine Ever!!!
    This is the best girls magazine I have ever read and I've looked at almost all of them. If you are a parent who actually takes the time to teach your daughter the values of kindness, respect, compassion, and responsibility, this is the magazine for you. My daughter is 11 years old and absolutely loves it. We ordered all the back issues that they had available. I have recommended this magazine to all my friends and family with daughters. I am what Dr. Laura refers to "My kids' Mom" and we are very selective about what our four children read, watch, and play. This magazine is for and about real, wholesome, down-to-earth girls. The only negative thing I can think about this magazine is that it is published only every other month. I am hoping that one day they will change to a monthly publication.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not too good.
    This magazine makes me feel like I should have these things for hobbies: Fashion, accessories, and the "cool" factor--DG is pop-starred instead of unique. Some of the accessories and clothes just aren't for our age--who needs to wear fake braids at 12?

    But the worst is that DG makes you feel like you must worship it. It is our lives, after all, not the business status of the magazine that DG should be focused on! I don't want to be tied up to DG with the "do it like we say" messages.

    There is the random article about new hobbies, and talented 8-12 year olds. But mostly it's taken up with the things we -think- are cool--but we need something new!!

    Instead, something more "you-oriented" would be American Girl--try it! ... Read more


    11. Nickelodeon
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    Asin: B00005N7RV
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Nickelodeon Magazine
    Sales Rank: 43
    Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars nick mag rox!
    nick mag is a funny, creative magazine. It has a lot of pranks and great interviews. I wouldn't reccomend this to kids over the age of 13 as you may find some of this stuff a little too silly. But anyone else will love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nickelodeon Magazine
    Nick Mag is a colorful magazine I would recommend for every kid. I especially like the pull-out pranks, which you tape on a container to trick parents. And also what's great about it is that they also have interviews with sport athletes and singers. In the April 2003 issue, they had a rate-your-fart chart. This magazine also has real facts, and chances to earn prizes. If you're thinking about ordering a kid's magazine, I recommend Nick Mag.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Mag EVER!!!!!
    Nickelodeon magazine is the best magazine ever. I'm 11 and I started readeng Nick when I was 8 1\2, I loved it right away. It has everything, like pranks, comics (which are soooo funny), polls, contests, new movies, whats new on Nick, a few celebreties, and all around funny. On the June/July 2004 issue there is a super funny part titled Five Steps to Fame and it is Super Funny. I would recomend this for any child at the age around 8-14. It's easy to read, super funny and packed with every thing you can imagine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars FUN MAGAZINE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love this magazine!! It has alot of different and instersting subjects in each issue and it actually has real facts and sometimes you can learn from it. I love the interviews with the celebitrys and news a bout up comming movies!! It also has pranks , comics , jokes, and other cool things!! This is a great magazine that kids will want to read because it is not difcult to read and there are fun things to do!!
    Another nice thing about it is that it is clean!! Even though celebritys and movies can be innoprapate this magazine cuts out all that stuff and leaves in the good things!!! I highhly reccomend this to evern kid from 9-13 years old

    4-0 out of 5 stars A funny, interesting magazine.
    There is stuff for everyone here: interviews, puzzles, interesting facts, contests, pull-outs, and a lot of humor. I really love this magazine and find it both interesting and funny. You don't have to like the channel to like this magazine. There is one star off because I'm a bit older then the demographic (I'm 12) so sometimes the humor consists of immature potty humor, but this is rare. ... Read more


    12. Parenting
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    Asin: B00023J4G6
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: The Parenting Group Inc.
    Sales Rank: 87
    Average Customer Review: 3.64 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding resource if you have children!
    Love the product reviews, the short articles specifically geared at my child's age group, and the easy to make recipes. This magazine is a valuable resource as it seems to always address the issues I'm having with my child when they occur (are they clairvoyant or am I not alone? J I recently hosted my son's second birthday party based on ideas from Parenting and the party was a smash and I wasn't exhausted after dealing with 4 other two-year olds!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the bunch
    New moms (and some dads, I suppose) gobble up magazines about child rearing, which is why the ads are geared toward baby products. I think Parenting is the best magazine in the genre because of its evenhanded approach to issues that sometimes divide us (working vs. stay-at-home, etc.), its articles that delve into subjects rather than scratching the surface and the useful what-to-expect-from-each-age-group feature. The column by Dr. Sears is invaluable; I find his common-sense advice to be comforting. Well-written, well-edited; Parenting deserved to win the prestigious Magazine of the Year award because its editors know their readership well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great all-around parenting mag
    I have been a subscriber for over 2 years and as a 1st time mom I find it quite informative- there are great health and development articles in addition to lots of info on new products - I'd say it is just as good as Parents. The nice thing is that there is lots of info on school-age children, even tweens, so it may be one worth getting for a few more years. I find myself clipping lots of the articles, recipes, etc- I only wish they had more articles for single parents. Note: if you are pregnant or a new mom be sure to get American baby too, you can get a free subscription online.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Parenting Magazine Customer Service is HORRIBLE!!!!
    I placed 2 international orders (for France) to Parenting Magazine, by telephone, in December-- one to be delivered to a friend, the other to be delivered to me. I sent an e-mail, and then called their customer service center on February 6/7th to verify these orders. At that time, the customer service representative checked the orders, and said that we should be getting our subscriptions in a few weeks. My friend received her first issue a few weeks after my call. When I still hadn't received my issue, I phoned Parenting Magazine's customer service again. After being transferred (and put on hold 3 times-- international calls are NOT toll free!) a representative was FINALLY able to find my account. She then told me that the record showed no zip code or city name for me, and once rectified, I would start to receive my issues. My first issue would now be Mays', which I wouldn't receive until 6 - 8 weeks AFTER it came out-- so, some time in July-- SEVEN MONTHS after I initially placed the order, because of THEIR mistake!! I promptly cancelled the order, and wrote their customer service to complain and to try and rectify the situation (I really wanted the magazine!!) Today I received an automatic response email that told me how to order an international subscription-- what????

    I am very, VERY upset, to say the least. International subscriptions to U.S. magazines are not cheap-- but I was willing to pay DOUBLE the U.S. cover price, for myself AND my friend. I think it is ridiculous the way Parenting treats their foreign subscribers-- there is no reason that I should have had to go through so much trouble (via email AND phone) to get to the bottom of this, there is no reason that the second customer service rep. didn't catch the first one's mistake, and there is NO reason that the customer service rep. that was FINALLY able to find my order should have been so rude to me when I was understandably upset while speaking to her. I believe Parenting is put out by Time, Inc.-- not exactly an "upstart" company-- shouldn't they have worked out the kinks of processing a simple international order by now?? I'm ALSO upset that their response to a customers inquiry is a generic email response (that didn't even answer the question!!) I will definitely look for another magazine...UGH!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than the average family magazine
    This magazine is packed with articles and information. They do an excellent job covering the range of ages from baby to pre-teen. I've read this magazine since pregnancy, and three years later, I still pick up new tips and suggestions in each issue. I can understand how it might not be for everyone, hence some negative reviews, but I highly recommend it and often give subscriptions to it as gifts. ... Read more


    13. Disney's Princess
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    Asin: B00009MGE4
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Redan, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 52
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for your little princess
    We just started receiving this magazine and my 4 year old loves it. If your daughter is obsessed with Disney princesses like mine, then this is the magazine for her. It has several princess stories, coloring pages, and a few activities. This month has one cooking and one sewing activity just to give you an idea. ... Read more


    14. Preschool Playroom
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    Asin: B00005NIRF
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Redan, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 115
    Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good short stories and activities
    This magazine is expensive, but each issue contains several stories, activities like mazes, finding hidden items, and basic colors and counting. My son does not watch TV (his choice), but he likes the characters in this magazine, who are all friendly and likable to him.

    I also recommend subscribing to the mediocre Parenting magazine, only because it includes an issue of Sesame Street magazine with every subscription-issue. Sesame Street magazine is better than Preschool Playroom because it has a much broader selection of information (includes animals, geography, and multi-cultural lessons) presented in a style that preschoolers enjoy. Just leave the Parenting magazine in the waiting room at the pediatrician's office.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK for younger viewer, and only if they know the characters.
    Ordered this for my 3yo son. He was little beyond it and found it a bit boring. He also doesn't watch much of the younger kids TV, and so didn't know all the characters that are featured in each issue. Overall, it is probably OK for some, but not appropriate or useful for us.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
    I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 41/2 year old, they both love the magazine. It has characters that the kids know and are interested in. Lots of activities. My daughter went through the entire magazine in the first sitting and continues to go through it. The activities are right on target and don't frustrate her. I went to the bookstore and looked at all the magazines before I got a subscription. Some of the other mags have too many advertisements and are pushing their products. This has no advertisement pages in it. I liked the fact that it had activities that both kids were interested in doing. Counting and colors for 2 year old and writing and thinking skills for 4 year old. Highly reccommend. But, if you are looking for a subscription for your child, buy a few different single magazines for them to look at and see what they are interested in. You don't want to waste money on a mag they don't want. I was very happy with this one.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Subscription problem
    I ordered this magazine and never received it. I wrote to Amazon subscriptions and got an auto-reply. Still no magazine. Several months later, I finally recieved one copy. A big waste of money, but spending more time trying to get satisfaction probably wasting more time. Something is broken either with Amazon or with the magazine senders. Makes me hesitant to order magazines through Amazon. Magazine wasn't that clever - more like promotion of a select set of merchandizing characters.

    5-0 out of 5 stars appropriate for 2 year olds and up
    Unlike Nick Jr magazine, this is not full of ads, and the content is pretty much accessible to 2 yr old and up preschoolers with some activities that even 24 mo and up can attempt such as counting out / identifying all of the red toys etc. The stories included are also really sweet, about familiar characters and not too long hold my now 2 1/2 year old sons interest ... Read more


    15. Disney Adventures
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    Asin: B00005N7PU
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Walt Disney Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 173
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A great magazine but....
    I like this magazine, but after a year of reading it, um you get older and it get's boring!! Though I like Disney, but there's a lot of advertisement, and it's really not that great. I mean you've already seen advertisement in t.v. or at the store, now magazines!! The comic section, I don't really like because well it's boring!! I hate comics!! I like the fill-out stuff and games. And when it's time for the Radiodisney Awards thingy it's cool. I like that part. But as a 11 year old, this a little bit too young for me. I recommend Popstar Magazine for ages 11 and up. And like other Teen magazines, sometimes they get boring because, there's more about like beauty and mushy gushy stuff, but I think it's okay, I recommend more of music or movie magazines is more interesting, for 11-12 year olds it's perfect. I hope you made a good choice of this magazine, if you like it or not. Check grocery stores, Barnes and Noble, or Borders to get this magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Humorous, Attractive, and Fun!
    I bought a few of the Disney Adventures magazines, and had a lot of fun reading them! Packed with tons of activities, jokes, quizzes and more, you can easily get lost laying on your bed with this thriller. The comics are great, the "reader's participation" areas are a scream, and I loved the quizzes, it's fun to see if your teacher's an alien or your parents work for the CIA. I suggest this magazine to any kid, or any kid at heart!

    2-0 out of 5 stars MOstly a waste of money
    There's really not much of any substance here. My child often forgets to even read it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's OK
    My mom subscribed me to Disney Adventures last year when I told her I wanted to read magazines. It's OK. I like the comics, movie, TV, music, & book news, but there's a lot of ads & sometimes the print's too small. I recommend this magazine to other kids, but it's not the best.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Too many advertisements - not enough content
    My daughter loves getting mail and really looked forward to receiving this magazine - but there are WAY too many ads and the format is hard to read. She would look through each one briefly and just put it aside. My suggestion - Ranger Rick - she reads it cover to cover. ... Read more


    16. Family Circle
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    Asin: B00005NIN0
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing
    Sales Rank: 152
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Monthly with two issues Feb, Apr, Sept, Nov 17X/YR.Features articles dealing with the home & family. Addresses family issues of health, diet, nutrition, beauty & fitness, social entertaining. Includes articles on women's issues & helpful how-to tips.
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Home Economics 101
    Family Circle is a fairly good magazine that features articles on family life, raising kids, travel, personal finance, home improvements, and more. It is primarily directed at the female population, with articles that emphasize the roles that mother's play in household management.

    The articles that feature recipes and family life form the bulk of the stories in Family Circle. Less common are the articles involving personal finance and other topics. These financial articles are a nice addition, and I was surprised when I first saw them in this magazine. But potential readers should be forewarned that these articles are not very in- depth. They only skim the surface of finance, talking about such simple matters as balancing a checkbook, refinancing a home, and paying off credit card debt. You aren't going to find a story about purchasing stock options or selecting tech stocks. Family Circle keeps it simple and covers only those financial topics that are relevant to taking care of the home and daily living.

    Family Circle is published 15 times per year, with a low subscription cost. It may not cover topics as thoroughly as other, more specific magazines and it can sometimes get a little repetitive from month to month. But it's a pretty good magazine overall, with tips on cooking, cleaning, fashion, raising kids, and taking care of one's home.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Sometimes good, sometimes not...
    Skip it and get Woman's Day which is consistently better. I had subscriptions to both and cancelled this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Unhappy with subscription service
    I subscribed to family circle after buying it on the newsstand for the past 2 years. I was very unhappy to receive an old issue that I had already bought at the newsstand. I wrote a complaint on the bill and refused to pay the bill. I think the magazine is great but
    the subscription process was a bad experience. Hopefully it will be rectified

    5-0 out of 5 stars TRIED AND TRUE
    I LOVE FAMILY CIRCLE. IT'S SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN AROUND FOREVER. WHEN I AND MY SIBLINGS WERE GROWING UP MY MOM USED IT'S RECIPES AND HOUSEKEEPING IDEAS (ALWAYS WITH GOOD RESULTS). THE MAGAZINE CONTINUES TO GROW AND ADAPT TO CURRENT SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND TO OFFER WONDERFUL RECIPES, CRAFTS, ARTICLES, ETC. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE HOME DECOR IDEAS (THOUGH I WISH THERE WERE MORE OF THESE). WHEN I MOVED INTO MY CURRENT HOME I BOUGHT SO MANY DECORATING/DESIGN MAGAZINES SEARCHING FOR IDEAS TO GET MY NEW PLACE INTO SHAPE. THE BEST DESIGN IDEAS I FOUND WERE IN FAMILY CIRCLE.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Hmmm.. I cancelled my subscription
    A few months ago I cancelled my subscription.

    I found a very deceiving 8-page advertisement, made up to look like a special insert of articles, all about the glories of drugging our children.

    This little section included a list of "symptoms" of mental illness in our children. They included normal childhood behaviors, like fidgeting and restlessness, interrupting the conversations of others, and difficulty concentrating in the midst of a noisy environment. Oh... another lovely "symptom"... easily bored. (And I thought that was a sign of a bright child who is under-challenged!)

    The recommended treatment for this "mental disorder" was drugging, of course. The drugs recommended are Schedule II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (in the same category as cocaine and methamphetamine). These articles did not, of course, mention the serious potential side effects of these drugs - including seizures, Tourette's Syndrome, heart problems. Nor was the high risk of suicide mentioned. (As children have been taken off these drugs as they reach puberty, some have been known to attempt or commit suicide.)

    Because this 8-page advertisement was veiled as a series of articles (thereby implying editorial endorsement of these drugs) and because Family Circle Magazine, per their own advertising rates, received well over a MILLION DOLLARS for this drug pushing, I have concluded that this magazine does NOT care about the welfare of FAMILIES at all.

    The bottom line is the Big Buck.

    I'm not falling for it, and so I'll never purchase this magazine again!

    There is NOTHING wrong with expecting the companies we support to make ethical decisions. ... Read more


    17. Reader's Digest Large Print
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    Asin: B000063XKE
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Reader's Digest
    Sales Rank: 78
    Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars FOR THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED...
    This magazine is a compilation of articles and stories from other magazines. They run the gamut from science, medical, adventure, business, sports, you name it. It seems to focus somewhat on the inspirational and motivational. It also has numerous features that are sure to jar the reader's funny bone and are derived from the contributions of its readers. All in all, it is a nice little package of information and features that is sure to be read from cover to cover. It is a very mainstream magazine designed to have broad appeal and, consequently, is not intellectually demanding of its reader.

    Its large print enables those who are visually challenged to enjoy it. The only caveat is that this large print version is the size of a regular magazine rather than pocket-sized, as is the smaller print version. Still, this large print version enables those who had previously enjoyed the pocket version but who now, perhaps due to age, find its small print difficult to read, to continue to enjoy the magazine.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Expensive
    Although RD has always been a good read the large print edition contains less articles than the small print edition. I can't see why they need to charge DOUBLE the price ($30.)of a normal subscription ($15.). It seems that the people who need the large print the most can least afford the higher price.

    1-0 out of 5 stars RIP OFF
    I ordered this magazine for my mother in law for mother's day. It was never received. Very embarrassing on our part. Have emailed both amazon and reader's digest, no action taken. I found out later that my mother in law has tried and PAID for a subscription to this magazine twice before but NEVER RECEIVED IT! BEWARE! They are not trustworthy. Very disappointed in the magazine and in Amazon.com for handling it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a Large Print Magazine that isn't childish!
    For years Reader's Digest has offered a Large Print format, but it was more expensive, had less articles, and few, if any, photographs.
    Now, not only do they offer a Braille version (I rather doubt the photography there,buut since I have not yet read one, do not know if they use embossing instead), but the large print version is just as good as the usual bathroom read, without the eyestrain! I am thrilled with this change, as my vision deteriorates I know I can still keep reading "Reader's Digest"!
    They cull articles and quotes from a great deal of printed media, as well as encouraging readers to submit their own findings or experiences.
    Quotable Quotes is often amazing as to who said what, and Word Power is a challenge every single time. For inspiration, public awareness (Did you know you can write to a medical company for a small artificial breast to see if you are checking yours appropriately? Really!), a laugh of kindred humor, whether it be "Humor in Uniform", or "Life is the United States" (Which is now world-wide), or "That's Outragious!" (which points out cases of the Law vs. Justice), or just the tagline pieces at the end of articles; it's all good.
    This magazine tries to bring you the best of the best.

    Find your inspiration here, an alternative perspective, new ideas, concepts, and quite often, the chance for true insight into the lives of others.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Best Magazine Ever!!
    This magazine is very easy to read, and, the stories are actually interesting!! Stories about convicted murderers, life in the united states, true life stories, history, and scientific facts. You won't find a better magazine anywhere else! The moment I got the first issue I sat down and read all of it. Everything you expect in a magazine packed into one easy-to-read subscription. I highly reccommend it. The only thing that cost this magazine one star is that sometimes a few of the stories can be very boring, but everything else is terrific! ... Read more


    18. Young Rider
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    Asin: B00005NIPY
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Fancy Publications
    Sales Rank: 72
    Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good, for the price.
    This magazine is pretty good for the price. The issues are big, there are lots of breed, show, and tack articles, along with contests and opportunities to donate to equine funds. There aren't many ads and there are a ton of pictures, and a lot of the articles are fun. However, I wish this weren't bi-monthly, and though the articles are fun they can get really simple and dull after a while for older readers. I'm fourteen, but the other form doesn't work. Back to the point, it is also more aimed to the show and horse-owning set, like the one reviewer pointed out. There isn't much on horse care and safe riding, or any assurance that the best horse isn't always that fluffy blue-ribbon pony. That's why it gets three stars.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Magazine for Rich Eight-Year-Old Pony Owners
    Young Rider is a very easy-to-read magazine aimed for young girls who own ponies. It is assumed that the reader shows and rides often. The magazine does have valuable information, a quiz (usually including mistakes) and an entertaining short story in each issue, not to mention the big, pretty posters which cover the walls in my room. However, the posters are double-sided, and only one is a lovely Mega Poster (the other is your average magazine-sized pullout that tears out of the staples). The annual camp listing is a very valuable feature for those searching for a horsey sleep-away camp. I particularly like the Help a Horse section which features a different horsey charity in each issue. My biggest problem with this magazine is the happy-go-lucky, overly simple writing style. You know, too much enthusiasm sometimes. I think Young Rider would be much better if it had a little more mature writing. Although much of it is suitable for regular riders, the Horse & Pony Problems section is frustrating for those who only take lessons and don't have the opportunity to select and practice daily excercises; it is definitely assumed you have your own horse. The Me & My Horse photos and some of the articles are made for horse owners as well. Overall, though, Young Rider is a nice magazine which I really do enjoy, and if you're an eight-year-old girl who has a pony, you'll really love Young Rider. ;-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love This Magazine!
    My 6 year old horse-loving daughter adores this magazine! She can read the articles and stories--they are well written and interesting and not too old for her, and she loves the games, quizzes and, of course, the pictures! She likes it so well we are going to get her a subscription of her own, as we have been having trouble finding it in the horse stores. It is wonderful someone makes a great magazine for the younger horse-lovers!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
    This is an excellent magazine!! It's well-rounded for both english and western riders and has a good bit of grooming, medical care, and other topics related to horses tied in as well!And if focuses on a different educational club or a rescue organization nearly every month. Of course, it isn't perfect and can't teach you how to completly take care of or ride a horse, but what magazine, or book for that matter, can? Not even videos! You have to go out and get instruction! So, I don't think that just because it only hits the surface of some topics, that it should have a star taken. Excellent choice for the younger equestrians.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome mag!!!!!
    Awesome mag for kids!!!great buy!lots of good articles,even if you don't have a horse of your own. Always has cool posters and stories that kids can relate to. Don't hesitate to buy this mag for any horseloving kid!Fun way to learn interesting things and facts about horses that you never knew. it's packed with contests too!only downside is that it is a bi-monthly mag (so good I wish it came more often!). Once again, it's a great choice for any child interested in horses. ... Read more


    19. American Girl
    list price: $22.95
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    Asin: B00006K37V
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Pleasant Company
    Sales Rank: 76
    Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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    Stories, games, party plans, contestss, sports tips and more for girls 7-11.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good magazine for girls aged 8-10
    Parents, if you are finding a magazine which doesn't focus on fashion, beauty, boys, and your little girl is aged 8-10, then I suggest you to buy this magazine.
    This magazine is good because it covers pets to parties to real girl articles. It has no sexual, beauty and other things that you don't wish to be seen by your daughter.
    For girls aged 12 or above, this magazine may be a little too girly for them, as they are now in high school, they might be having crushes, puberty and other embarrasing moments. If your girl is 12 or older, then I highly recommend you to Discovery Girl. It's a magazine filled with interesting articles in a helpful way for your children, embarrasing moments, and it also covers you a bit of fashion.
    American Girl and Discovery Girl or both very good magazines,if you are not still sure what's good for your child, I suggest you to buy an issue of both magazines first.

    4-0 out of 5 stars awesome..but it's too short
    American Girl's just right for the parents who think their children aren't ready for teen magazines like Teen People and YM. American Girl doesn't have any articles about fashion or makeup, but there are plenty of articles about real girls and stuff like that. American Girl is perfect for girls ages 8 to 12. Girls 13 and older really should read teen magazines like Seventeen. The great thing about American Girl is that there are NO ADVERTISEMENTS!!!!! The bad thing is that American Girl is WAY too short. It's only about 50 pages long. Normal magazines around 150 pages. And the price is way expensive. I mean, 30 dollars for 6 magazines???? I recommend Girl's Life if you think that American Girl is too expensive. Girl's Life is a longer magazine and aimed for a little higher age group, like 10-14, but it's not really a "teen" magazine, but it has some advertisements in it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Magazine for Girls!
    I've been getting this magazine for 3 years, and I LOVE it! It doesn't focus on drugs, boys, etc. but is more of a "girl power" magazine. It includes crafts, food recipes, true life stories, advice, and how to fight boredom! It includes things to do every day, and sometimes gives an address for a movie star. (i.e. Hilary Duff) I don't think I'll ever cancel this subscription!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Mag
    AG is an awesome mag it has everything. I'm 11 I started when I was 10 and even if it dosen't have stuff about boys, make-up and stuff like(but it would be nice to see more interviews) that they can still give it a girly feeling like once they put an article on manicures and another time they put a quiz on What your idea of fun?. It also has cool crafts like Micro Minis, or Photo Fun. It really helps girl to open up and be heared, like on the contests. Anyway it's AWESOME

    4-0 out of 5 stars American Girl Reveiw
    I think this is a great magazine for girls aged 8-10 because it dosn't concentrate on puberty or boys, but it has fun stuff to do and read for girls who just wana have fun and not worry about growinf up yet. BUT they say its for girls aged 8-12, but i dont think it is. I am now 11 and I used to LOVE american girl, but now I rarely buy it and I am into magazines with stuff about movies, music and celebs ect. So if you are a girl in between the ages of 8 and 10, then this is a wonderful magazine. But any older and you might find it a little immmature and boring. ... Read more


    20. Wild Animal Baby
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    Asin: B00005Q7E5
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: National Wildlife Federation
    Sales Rank: 142
    Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Magazine
    This magazine is excellent for children. I bought it for my son when he turned 1 year. He wasn't too interested at first (he's very active, but then at about 18 months, he started to enjoy it. We go over the pictures and read the stories together. He likes the fact that this is "his" magazine and that it comes through the mail. I agree with one of the comments above that a first grader can read it too while he/she is learning how to read. I am a first grade teacher and I was thinking of using the magazine with my students for guided reading. I also have been giving it as a gift to my friends' kids.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Magazine, well worth the price!
    I often think NWF is making a mistake when advertising this as for children ages 1-3, because my child continued to enjoy it through first grade (during which time she was learning to read). It was something that came to her in her own name in the mail, was at her reading ability, and, at first grade, still interested her as far as the subject matter was concerned. Now that she is a third grader, she still is willing to read it to her little sister.
    At 1.5 years, a child enjoys the great photos, but is still too young to grasp all the fun games. We have tried many children's magazines, but for up through first grade, this is really the best. I give it as gifts, especially to families with more than one child under the age of 7.

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best purchases I've ever made...
    This is a wonderful publication that my daughter absolutely loves. She started receiving "Wild Animal Baby" around 13 months of age and she was interested in it immediately. She is now 18 months and still pulls out every issue daily. She loves flipping through it on her own or bringing it to me so we can read it together. The pages are bright and colorful and have always held her interest. And it's so much fun, she doesn't know that she's learning.
    My only complaint is that because these magazines are so well-loved, that the pages are starting to fall out. If the publisher can find a way to keep the pages from falling out, I would without a doubt give it all 5 stars. Even as is, I highly recommend it and will be ordering it as a gift for others.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A "Must Subscribe" for Toddlers
    When Animal Baby arrives at our house, it's like Christmas Day. Our 16-month-old absolutely loves it. It's colorful, imaginative and holds her interest from cover-to-cover.

    My only knock against it is the construction. It is not, as indicated, a board book. It is of mid-weight carboard construction and it falls apart after a few handlings. All of our copies are taped together and our baby is not particulalry destructive.

    So get a subscription and a roll of clear postal tape and you're in business.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you don't have it, get it today!!!
    I really can not say enough good things about this magazine. It is like a little book with all sorts of things. It usally starts with a short story about a little kid and his/her pet, following by a short poem that asks you to identify the real animal shown on the next page. After that, it usually teaches some shapes or an alphabet letter using an animal picture, e.g. using Lion to teach letter 'L'. And then, you can read a short poem and do a little bit hand dance. Following that is an activity that both an animal and a little kid likes to or can do, e.g., a kid likes to eat strawberries just like a vole, or a kid can gallop like a horse, etc.. After that, it is another identifying animal game that asks you to guess which animal on the next page is the one that a kid in costume tries to immitate. And then, it is a matching game in which you match some body parts to the animals they belong that are shown on the following page. Finally, the big finish is a short story about the animal shown on the cover of each issue. If you like to have more fun activities, you can visit some web pages whose URLs are shown on the last page.

    Both my 1- and 3-year-old kids love this magazine. Though my son has progressed to another magazine titled "Your Big Backyard", he still loves to read this one. He usually will finish reading it right away, once it arrives. My daughter is younger, she likes to ask me to read this "Wild Animal Baby" story to her again and again.

    Since there are no annoying ads in this magazine and every issue really looks like a well-printed book, you can keep all the issues on the bookshelves for long long time so that you kids can go back and enjoy reading them whenever they want. It really is a money-saving way to buy good books without thinking twice about it. ... Read more


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