Top 10 Kids’ Magazines 2015-2016

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2015-2016 Best Magazines for Kids

 
Girl reading magazine under a treeMagazines are a wonderful way for children to expand on their reading skills – and their imaginations. The “best of the best” magazine publications include this year’s top choices for kids of various ages and interests.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best children’s magazines for the final part of 2015 (and into 2016) based on popular demand, as well has having high overall consumer ratings. Children’s magazines for various ages are included.

For shoppers: For those who might be considering a subscription for their own kids or as a gift for a child – for each of the top 10 kids’ magazines, one or more recommended resources are provided to order available subscription options online. Subscription resources are hand-picked based on low pricing as well as trusted reputation for safe and easy shopping.

What’s Here:

1. National Geographic Little Kids
2. Babybug
3. American Girl
4. Sports Illustrated Kids
5. Zoobooks
6. Muse
7. Ladybug
8. Thomas & Friends
9. Highlights High Five
10. Cricket

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1. National Geographic Little Kids

Ages: 3-6

First up on the list of the top 10 kids’ magazines for 2015-2016 is National Geographic Little Kids.

National Geographic Little Kids is an educational must-read packed with activities and awesome facts for cool learning fun. There are heaps of mazes and interactive crafts, as well as DIY crafts, projects, and recipes for home. Kiddos can learn TONS of fun facts about animals, science, unique cultures, and nature.

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Price: $24.95
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2. Babybug

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

Babybug is another worthy top-seller this year among kids’ magazines.

This magazine is a great must-read for toddlers. Perfect for families who love spending time together reading, learning, and bonding‚ÄĒthere are dozens of cool stories, written to be fascinating and engaging for little kids. Includes reader-submitted poems and artwork.

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3. American Girl

Ages: 8 and up

American Girl comes in third on the list.

Sure, most magazines for girlie-girls are all about makeup, boys, and fashion‚ÄĒwhich is what makes the American Girl magazine so unique. Instead of mundane topics, this magazine encourages girls to be strong, independent, and ambitious, with adventurous stories, fun games, and in-depth interviews with real American girls and women.

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4. Sports Illustrated Kids

Ages: 8-14

For the young “sportos” out there, Sports Illustrated Kids is a great addition to the best magazines for kids 2015-2016.

For kiddos from 8 up, this magazine is a tamer version of the original Sports Illustrated‚ÄĒsans women in bikinis. Kids can read appropriate content about their favorite sports superstars. There are tons of interviews, as well as pages of reader-submitted stories and artwork, hilarious jokes, and positive health articles.

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Price: $29.95
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5. Zoobooks

Ages: 3-6

A long-term returning favorite among children’s magazines is Zoobooks.

Zoobooks has been around for quite some time. I remember receiving these in the mailbox when I was a kiddo, but the photographs have changed a bit since then. Perfect for animal lovers, this magazine showcases a single fascinating animal per magazine, inclusive of facts, photographs, coloring pages, and puzzles.

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6. Muse

Ages: 9-14

Muse comes in next on the list.

Aimed at preteens with natural passion and ambition‚ÄĒMuse is an inspirational cover-to-cover read that discusses world issues and cultural topics. This magazine is unafraid of touching on controversial issues, and there is a Q&A section where kids can ask about science, animals, nature, and pose their odder, less-asked inquiries.

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7. Ladybug

Ages: 3-6

Another top pick among kids’ magazines for 2015 and into 2016 — Ladybug.

Ladybug is the upgrade of Babybug for older kids. There are stories galore in this magazine, and most are reader-submitted alongside original artwork. There are no advertisements are inappropriate material. There are also loads of age-appropriate puzzles, mazes, and games.

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Price: $28.97
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8. Thomas & Friends

Ages: 3 and up

Thomas & Friends magazine is another special favorite for young children.

Who knew Thomas and Friends had its own magazine? This awesome subscription is a great beginner read for young kiddos. There are bunches of stories, including new adventures about Thomas and his railroad-traveling pals. The educational games encourage skill learning.

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9. Highlights High Five

Ages: 2-6

At #9 on the list is Highlights High Five magazine.

Highlights is an oldie but goodie that has been around for longer than I can remember. Each month is a new issue, always packed with cool stories, fun illustrations, and awesome learning games. Kids are encouraged to be creative and imaginative, and there are activities designed to enhance childhood development.

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10. Cricket

Ages: 9-14

The final pick among the top ten magazines for kids 2015-2016 is Cricket.

Cricket is the ultimate in literature for kiddos. Youngsters who have loved bedtime stories and reading will love the dozens of stories in each issue. There are random facts, reader-submitted tales, and poems, as well as quirky illustrations from both professional artists and readers. Issues mix fiction and nonfiction storytelling.

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 12/15/15.

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