Friday, March 3, 2017

31 Days of Stories with Cricket Media....Giveaway!


Did you know this month is National Reading Month?  As I am sure you all know by now, I am a  huge bookworm and working hard to raise my children to be bookworms as well.  All through my life I have enjoyed the escape a great book can offer.  I was really excited to learn about a great program from Cricket Media called "31 Days of Stories".  Here is the scoop....

Beginning March 1, Each Day Brings an Engaging, Beautifully Illustrated Story from One of Cricket's 11 Award-Winning Magazines, Available to Download as a Printable, Full-Color Mini-Book!
During National Reading Month, New Subscribers Can Register for
THREE FREE ISSUES of BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER or CRICKET
Each March, for nearly 20 years, schools and families across the country have celebrated the written word with National Reading Month.  Joining in the celebration to ignite a lifetime love for reading, Cricket Media, the most award-winning kid's magazine publisher in the marketplace, will offer families 31 DAYS OF STORIES during the month of March at Cricket Media.com.
From Cricket Media's home page, an advent-style "Story-A-Day" calendar will offer kids of all ages a free story or article from the pages of one of Cricket's 11 best-in-class magazines - from literary magazines BABYBUG (ages 6 mos-3 years), LADYBUG (ages 3-6), SPIDER (ages 6-9) and CRICKET (ages 9-14) and arts and sciences magazines CLICK (ages 3-6), ASK (ages 6-9), to history and culture-themed publications, FACES and COBBLESTONE (ages 9-14) and more.  Each day throughout the month, a new, engaging and beautifully illustrated story will be unveiled; readers will be prompted to download the full-color PDF story and create a mini-book - perfect for families to create and enjoy together!
A sneak peak at the first week of offerings from Cricket Media's 31 DAYS OF STORIES: 
  • March 1 -- Hey, Can You Read This? (Featured in ASK; by Rachel Young, art by Jeff Harter) ASK: Did you ever wonder what's happening in your brain when you're reading? Wonder no more!  This article describes what your brain is doing every step of the way.
  • March 2 -- Big Little Hippo (Featured in BABYBUG; by Valeri Gorbachev) This baby hippo discovers that animals of the jungle come in many shapes and sizes.
  • March 3 -- Wheels for the Dragon (Featured in CRICKET; by Joan Strauss, illustrated by Alyssa Winans)  With the help of a trusty bicycle, this little emperor learns a big lesson about self-reliance.
  • March 4 - All Night Long (Featured in CLICK;text and art by Betsy James) Nick, the night keeper at the zoo, takes care of all the animals when everyone else is asleep. Join him as he performs his nightly duties.
  • March 5 -- A Spectacular Ride (Featured in COBBLESTONE; by Drollene P. Brown, illus. by David Harrington)  In 1777, a sixteen-year-old girl named Sybil Ludington rode forty miles in the night to warn of the coming British attack on Danbury.
  • March 6 -- The Final King of Ankor Wat (Featured in FACES; retold by Pat Betteley, art by Katie Cantrell)  Four animals compete to see who is worthy to rule the ancient temple Ankor Wat. But a wise elephant teaches them all a valuable lesson about themselves in the process.
  • March 7 -- A Day at Liberty Bay (Featured in LADYBUG; by Kimberley Long Cockroft, art by Isabel Roxas) Ben has just moved to a new town. He misses his old friend Leo. But with the help of his new friend Samantha and her dog Charley, Ben experiences the wonder of aquatic life on Liberty Bay. 
During National Reading Month, Cricket Media will also offer families the exclusive opportunity to try three free issues of their flagship literary publications for children with BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER and CRICKET.  New subscribers signing up at CricketMedia.com will enjoy three months of these Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning  magazines, packed with magical stories and prose, whimsical illustrations -- and always ad-free.

Isn't this wonderful?!  This is a great way to give your kiddos something new to read and a way to embrace reading together.  I love the concept!  I also think it is great that Cricket is giving 3 subscription months for free.  Their magazines are of great quality and interest and would make a great addition to your family reading nook.  Go to www.cricketmedia.com to learn more.

Giveaway Alert!  I am also thrilled to tell you that, in honor of National Book Month, Cricket Media is giving one of you a free year of your choice of  either Babybug, Ladybug, Spider or Cricket - the art and literary magazines described here: http://www.cricketmedia.com/childrens-magazines

Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck!  Please use the Rafflecopter form to enter....


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54 comments:

Alita said...

Spider

Audra said...

I would want spider

Ken Ohl said...

Spider would be my choice. thankyou, ken

Unknown said...

I wouldn't love to do the ladybug subscription with my three year old. We are big readers in our home and I enjoy spending one on one with each child reading. Hooray for reading month

allyson tice said...

i would pick LADYBUG! My daughter is learning to read this would be great for her!

Pat said...

I would choose Spider for my grandson.

snowwolf222 said...

I would choose Spider for my 7 year old.

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to have Spider for my son.

Arf2-D2 said...

I would probably choose Cricket.

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amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

i would choose the spider magazine..

Marilyn said...

I would choose the Ladybug Magazine

Laura said...

I would choose the Babybug one!

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wen budro said...

I would choose the BabyBug magazine. Super cute!

Nicole Martin said...

Spider for sure!

Krystal Dunlap said...

I would pick Ladybug for my six year old twins.

Jenny Q said...

I would love Spider for my son.

Dynal Roberson said...

I would choose LadyBug for my daughter

Nancy Bowers said...

I would choose Cricket for my grandsons.

Edye Nicole said...

I'd get lady bug! My cousin would like it.

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Alexandra Oller said...

I would choose the Babybug for my daughter.

ellie said...

I would choose Cricket.

Shelley P said...

I would love the Babybug subscription for our newest family member :)

jill190 said...

Babybug is the subscription I would be for my granddaughter.

Gale said...

I'd get Cricket.

Laura said...

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Jeremy said...

Would choose the spider one.

Jamie Williams said...

My daughter would do well with the Spider.

LauraJJ said...

Oh we would love the Spider for ages 6-9!

lea c. said...

I'd love to have Spider

MzBeeBee said...

I would chose Cricket for my nephew.

stephanie scales campbell said...

If i won i would choose spider.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I would choose cricket if I won.

Lauren said...

I would choose Cricket.

Nancy said...

If I won, I would probably choose Babybug.

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shirley said...

I would choose Spider.

Marty C. said...

I'd choose 'Ladybug'. I have such fond memories of 'Cricket' from my own childhood, but I hadn't thought about the magazine in ages. So glad they're still around!

latanya t said...

I would pick Spider.

Meghan said...

Definitely Ladybug!

courtney erickson said...

I would choose Ladybug for my daughter! I loved reading Cricket magazine when I was a kid! Courtney Hennagir on rafflecopter.

Elizabeth Miller said...

I would definitly pick Ladybug for my granddaughter. It is perfect for her.

Laurie Nykaza said...

LADYBUG would be wonderful for my little nephew he would love it.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I want Spider for my granddaughters.

Clair Freebie said...

I would get Cricket for my daughter!

Rob said...

My grandchildren would love the Ladybug magazine.

Milton Milt said...

I have grandchildren that would like the Spider magazine.

Marcus Mar said...

My nieces and nephews want the Cricket magazine to read.

Paulet said...

How nice the wonderful Ladybug magazine would be for my grandchildren to have.

Malv said...

I have nieces and nephews that could really use the Spider magazine.

Aaron said...

My many children would go for the Cricket magazine, for sure.