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Save Up to 70 Percent on Children’s Magazines in Our Summer Reading Sale

Magazines.com Summer Reading SaleTeach your child that reading and learning is fun at any age with the help of the age-appropriate magazines featured in our Summer Reading Sale!

Want to foster a love of reading or give your already book-loving children something new to read every month? The deals that are part of our Summer Reading Sale will do just that—plus you’ll save up to 70 percent on some of our most popular children’s magazines.

You may already be familiar with a classic like Highlights—maybe you even read it as a kid yourself! But we’ve got many more magazines for kids that are parent-approved with multiple awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation.

In our broad selection of more than 25 children’s magazines, there is something for every age that will help curious minds blossom and active kids to explore. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find in our Summer Reading Sale, but hurry, these savings end June 25, 2013!

For Highlights Fans

The Highlights line of magazines has expanded over the years to include something for children ages 0-12. The classic Highlights still contains puzzles, projects, riddles, and stories for ages 6-12, but for younger readers ages 3-5, there’s Highlights High Five. The newest member of the Highlights family is Highlights Hello, specially designed with thicker pages and rounded corners for the littlest of readers ages 0-2.

For Animal Lovers

Just like Highlights, Zoobooks’ line of animal-centric magazines has something for children of various age ranges. Zoobies is just for ages 0-3 focusing on basic concepts like colors, shapes, and sizes, while Zootles targets preschoolers ages 4-6 with lots of photos, stories, puzzles, and activities. Children ages 6-12 can explore the animal kingdom up close with Zoobooks and its photography and interactive activities.

For Young Inquiring Minds

From Cobblestone Publishing comes a wide range of magazines by both content and age range to satisfy young curiosities. Its 14 titles cover literacy and language arts, American and world history and world cultures, and science and ideas divided by grades pre-K to second grade, grades 2-5, and grades 4 and up. Titles include Babybug, Ladybug, AppleSeeds, Calliope, Cobblestone, Cricket, Dig, Muse, Odyssey, and more!

For Spanish Speakers/Readers

A select number of Cobblestone Publishing’s extensive line of parent-approved magazines are also available in Spanish. Babybug en Espanol is specifically for children 6 months to 3 years to introduce Spanish to children regardless of their native language. Ladybug en Espanol is the next level of Spanish education for children at the pre-K to grade 1 level. Ask en Espanol is an even more advanced application of the language to science concepts for children in grades 3-5.

For Older Girls and Boys

Your older son or daughter may seem like their 10 going on 20, but you know they’re not quite ready to be all grown up yet. Magazines like Girls’ Life or Boys’ Life provide age-appropriate advice and cover their unique concerns while bridging their transition from childhood to teen. Girls’ Life, recognized with a Parent’s Choice award, tackles fashion, friends, and self-esteem in each issue, while Boys’ Life features articles on history, science, sports, and more.


Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

7 Books Dubbed as Must-Reads for the Summer

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Oprah and Good Housekeeping both gave this book high marks for summer reading.

If you think nothing is more relaxing than curling up with a good book, we’ve got seven page-turning recommendations for best summer reads–sans anything in 50 shades of grey.

Had your fill of The Hunger Games? Turned off by Fifty Shades of Grey? Don’t worry—there are plenty of titles to add to your summer reading list if you don’t want to get swept up in the hype around these two best-selling trilogies.

Multiple magazines and publishers are weighing in on what should be in your beach bag or on your bookshelf this season. Here are seven can’t-miss page-turners and the publications that endorse them.

1. The Paris Wife: Lovers of literature will enjoy a peek at this fictional account of writer Ernest Hemingway’s first wife—the woman who loved him before he was famous—as she navigates Paris in the 1920s. Good Housekeeping touts this New York Times bestseller as a book “to curl up with.”

2. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen uses milestones in her life to examine what’s important to women at every age. Oprah labeled this as one of the best books coming out in June, while Good Housekeeping recommended it for readers seeking self-reflection.

3. The Cove: Hopeless romantics will get caught up in this unlikely love story between a young woman deemed a witch and a mysterious, mute stranger set deep in the mountains of Appalachia during World War I. Publisher’s Weekly branded it one of the best summer books of 2012.

4. The Beginner’s Goodbye: This inspiring tale traces a disabled man’s journey of finding love, unexpectedly losing it and moving on. As part of his family’s business, he begins writing beginner’s guides to life, and this can be viewed as his about how to let go. Another Publisher’s Weekly pick for one of summer’s best books of 2012.

5. Safe Haven: A beautiful stranger arrives in a small town, and trying to protect a secret from her past, keeps her distance from others. But as she struggles against letting down her guard, she can’t resist the friendship she finds in a neighbor or the love she finds in a widower. Real Simple tapped it as one of “21 Great Summer Books.”

6. Lady Blue Eyes: Fodor’s recommends this biography of Frank Sinatra’s fourth and final wife, Barbara, among its best beach reads. Barbara recounts her simple childhood in the Midwest, to her days as a Vegas showgirl and model alongside tales of her tempestuous 22-year marriage to Old Blue Eyes, including insight into his most famous songs.

7. Swamplandia: This finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction also makes Fodor’s list. In it, the heroine, a 13-year-old girl, fights to preserve her family business—a gator-wrestling theme park—amidst her mother’s death, father’s desertion, lovestruck sister and a corporate competitor that’s just moved into town.