Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Celebrate Spooky-Ooky Halloween with Cricket, Spider and Ladybug Magazines -- and FREE Halloween Greeting Cards and #Giveaway!


Ladybug, Spider and Cricket's Halloween-Themed Issues Deliver Ad-free,
Age-Appropriate Stories, Fun Seasonal Crafts, Quizzes and Much More!

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Whimsical Halloween Greeting Cards and Printables, Courtesy of Cricket!

Halloween's around the corner, and, this spooky-ooky season, Cricket Media cordially invites all bats and ghouls to celebrate the season with some delightful tricks and treats!

LADYBUG (suitable for ages 3-6), SPIDER (ages 6-9) and CRICKET Magazines (ages 9-14) have dressed up their October issues for Halloween, with fun-filled, hair-raising (and age-appropriate) stories, poems, Halloween crafts and much more!  Simply click on the link above and you'll have the opportunity to sample some of the terrific stories in this month's issues including "The Halloween Parade Problem" (Ladybug), "Won't You Be My Frankenstein" (Spider) and the spine-tingling quiz, "Which Monster Are You?" (Cricket).  And don't forget to send some Halloween cheer with a wide assortment of whimsically-illustrated Cricket greeting cards and printables - for FREE!

What's your favorite part of October? Picking the roundest pumpkins and crispest apples with your family? Making creative costumes? Trick-or-treating and partying with your friends? Or enjoying delicious holiday sweets? Enjoy all of this festive fun and meet some real-life creepy-crawlies in October's issue of LADYBUG, and sample "The Halloween Parade Problem"  by Maggie Murphy (art by Jennifer Zivoi), as well as the regular feature "Max and Kate.

About LADYBUG Magazine:

LADYBUG Magazine is a charming collection of the best stories, poems, songs, action games, and adventures for young children.  Each page is beautifully illustrated and guaranteed to delight parents and children alike. Written by some of the world's best children's authors and illustrated by award-winning artists, LADYBUG Magazine offers enchanting stories and poems to read aloud that are just the right length for a cozy cuddle and are sure to spark young imaginations and develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

Leaves are turning orange and brown, days are getting cooler, and nights are getting longer. It's the perfect time of year to curl up with a good spooky story. In this issue of SPIDER, you'll meet hair-raising haunts, goofy ghosts, and... a witch shopping for groceries? Read a monster love poem, get lost in a Halloween maze, make shadow puppets, put on a mystery play, and even learn how to play Midnight Mummy Bowling. Sample some of this month's tricks and treats including the story "Won't You Be My Frankenstein" by Neal Levin, art by Mark Rogalski and Andrea L. Mack's "The Witch Who Couldn't Order In" (art by Lars Leetaru).

About SPIDER Magazine:

Specially written for that magical age when children first get excited about reading on their own, SPIDER Magazine will reinforce a child's love of reading by providing amazing stories and beautiful illustrations designed to keep young readers engaged. Pages filled with fantasy and adventure stories by celebrated authors, folk tales, non-fiction, poems, activities, and illustrations by famous children's artists make SPIDER Magazine the perfect choice for newly independent readers.

It's almost Halloween, when monsters roam the streets and the witching hour lasts all night long, and you're tired of hearing the same old ghost stories. But have you ever heard a kappa story? Or a thunderbird story? How about a story featuring jiang shi, the Chinese zombies? Encounter a whole host of new monsters in this issue of CRICKET, including the terrifying Vanishers. Journey to a medieval castle, join Roman twins Statius and Caeso for the next chapter of their adventures, and read an interview with the man behind the mask of many of your favorite movie monsters.. You may just find your next Halloween costume!  We invite you to sample spine-tingling stories, poems, and activities including the fun quiz, "Which Monster Are You?" to figure out which lesser-known monster you are and the story "Vanishers" by Josh Allen (art by Sara Corbett)

About CRICKET Magazine:

CRICKET Magazine, our flagship publication, is the world leader in providing the highest-quality fiction and nonfiction to children ages 9 to 14. Since its premiere in 1973, CRICKET has delighted and entertained generations of kids with contemporary stories and classic literature from the world's best writers, paired with illustrations so beautiful they take your breath away. CRICKET delivers storytelling in its purest form. 

About Cricket Media:

Cricket Media is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world.  Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug®, Ladybug®, Cricket™ and Cobblestone™.  The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, aneMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide.  For more information, please visit 


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