Each of Cricket's nine annual issues is filled with stories, poems, puzzles, and more designed to help kids discover and develop their imaginations. Original children's stories and classic literature for kids are featured from a variety of genres--fantasy, historical fiction, myths, legends, humor, adventure, contemporary fiction--plus a monthly art, story, or poetry contest. Well-known authors and illustrators have long contributed to the magazine's content over the years.
For almost 40 years, Cricket has delighted and entertained children and teens around the globe with the "best of the best" in children's literature. Cricket's guiding principle is the belief that imaginative young readers would respond enthusiastically to wonderful stories accompanied by world-class illustrations, without any advertising. Marianne Carus, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cricket, says,
"The way to create in children a love of reading and an appreciation of good writing is to offer them beautifully illustrated, lively, well-written, interesting stories that sustain a witty tone and a sense of humor. I am convinced that children will respond to quality if it's not forced upon them but presented in an engaging manner."