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Miranda lives in New York in the 1970s. Her best friend got punched and now won’t talk to her, and she meets a boy who’s obsessed with time travel. One day she receives a note that says, “I will not be myself when I reach you.” Then later, “I am comi
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Mercury’s Sandals
ARCELA SAT BESIDE her father, Gaius, as their carrying chair jolted up the hill to the temple of Mercury. She had tried to convince him to take the ox cart, but Gaius explained that you couldn’t collect a new wife in an ox cart; it would be rude. The
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Cora Barclay, age 10 Seattle, WA The morning was dark and cold. Stars winked down from the sky and a half moon shone down. “Varrow, wake up,” Gramps whispered, shaking me awake. “It’s sea turtle time.” I rubbed my eyes and took in the shadows that su
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New Story Contest: Time Travel
In “The Traveler” Eddy tells Jamie that he attended the Boston Tea Party, sailed with Christopher Columbus, did experiments with George Washington Carver, and that his cat Caesar followed him home from ancient Persia. What would it be like to travel
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Old Cricket Says
MIDDLE SCHOOL IS a time of big changes for most students: a different building, teams of teachers, and more homework. But my friend Kristin Wolden Nitz tells me that in Merano, Italy, middle-school students have an added challenge. Instead of greetin
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Cover And Border
Jaime Kim is a children’s book illustrator who was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the USA when she was eighteen. She has illustrated many books for young readers, including La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate Dicamillo. She works with
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Lonnie Plecha Editor Anna Lender Art Director Patrick Murray Designer Carolyn Digby Conahan Staff Artist Deborah Vetter Senior Contributing Editor Julie Peterson Copyeditor Emily Cambias Assistant Editor Stacey Lane Smith Assistant Editor Adr
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The Letterbox
I’m going into eighth grade and I have been the new kid at school eight times. I basically think of myself as a nomad at this point. I’m 99 percent introverted, so in addition to not making friends easily I tend to not talk to them very much anyway.
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The Kind Of Girl Donuts Talk To
“SO . . . YOU gonna eat me or what?” I look down at my lunch. I know my mom would be mad if she knew I only bought a donut. She’s always on me about how a growing girl needs good nutrition, how you can’t learn with just sugar to fuel you. She never m
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Can I Live Within Your Smile?
A question I have to ask . . .Can I live within your smile?Or maybe just vacation in it for a little while?It looks so welcoming, so hospitableThe weather here has been so miserableHow’s the weather in your smile? Can I stay within your voice?If not,
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The Traveler Part 1
Jamie wandered aimlessly, kicking a broken chunk of sidewalk, following the chip of cement as it skittered and bounced through leaves and off curbs. In a trance, she walked down unknown blocks and around unfamiliar corners, her mind so far away that
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Cyber-parents
COOPER FELT GOOSEBUMPS break out all over his arms. He looked at his mom in disbelief. She was wearing his video game headset and staring at the TV screen. There was a vein in the side of her neck that he had never noticed before. It was pulsing. But
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The Goose and the Swan Part 1
THE LARGE, SNOWY goose was, as usual, not paying attention. There were many birds at the lake, with more gathering each day. He hardly noticed the arrivals anymore, instead preferring to feed hungrily on the lush grass that rimmed the water’s edge. S
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Things To See From A Bedroom Window
One puzzle-pieceOf curtained sky,A flock of wild geeseFlying by,A wedge of moon,Stars, small and bright— All the dark, deep mysteryOf the night. ■
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CHIEF SUNRISE JOHN McGRAW and me Part 2
Fifteen-year-old runaway Hank Cobb joins up with Chief Sunrise, a Seminole Indian determined to try out as pitcher for the New York Giants’ 1919 season. Before heading north, Hank and Chief stop off in Gainesville, Florida, where Hank is recruited to
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Two Canoes And Miles Of Water
I SAT DOWN at the side of the trail, wiping sweat from my brow. A mosquito buzzed near my ear, and I swatted it away. Another landed on my arm. I slapped it, leaving a smear of bug innards. I sighed. This was not how I had wanted to spend my summer.
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The Best Summer Night Is...
lying on a blanket in the crowded city park, watching with my friends as fireworks BOOM away the dark. Sparkling streamers —pop— —pop— —pop—yellow, blue, and white, then fall in glitter stitches through the starry quilt of night. ■
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The Fool Who Fished for a King
Alaric the fool visits Lake Heavensdrop in the dead of winter in hopes of winning the king’s reward for capturing the magical fish that live in it. Instead he finds that the fish are actually the king and his son and daughter, imprisoned in the lake
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Oona Druker, age 10 Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada A hiss,a purr,a flash of fur,a gleam of green,as it zooms past.I see the tail,a twist,a flick,the body moves,and with a lick . . .it’s gone.What’s that?A cat. Avah Dodson, age 11 L
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New Art Contest: Dream Vacation
Even if your travel plans were upended this summer, you can still enjoy your dream summer vacation—in your imagination. Marty dreams of learning new skateboarding stunts, and Sluggo would love to sign up for baseball camp to improve his hitting, and
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Old Cricket Says
DO YOU KNOW what “noodling” is? I didn’t either, until my friend Jack D. Remington—Grandpa Jack—wrote me this letter. “Noodling has nothing to do with the noodles that you like to eat. In the Midwest and southern United States, noodling is a kind of
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Cover And Border
Cindy Revell is a dreamer who lives in the country, where she paints in a sunny studio overlooking a flower-filled yard. Her art often brings flowers, birds, and patterns together in an exuberant mix to create the whimsical and vibrantly colorful wor
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Lonnie Plecha Editor Anna Lender Art Director Patrick Murray Designer Carolyn Digby Conahan Staff Artist Deborah Vetter Senior Contributing Editor Julie Peterson Copyeditor Emily Cambias Assistant Editor Stacey Lane Smith Assistant Editor Adr
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The Letterbox
Dear Cricket magazine, I have a few questions: How do you get the stories and poems for your amazing magazines? Do authors just send them in and you accept or reject them? Or do you hire authors to write them? And do you get the artwork in the storie
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Underwater Music
“THE MOTHER ORCA, Tahlequah, has been carrying her dead calf for days over hundreds of miles of ocean,” said the reporter. Zara tried to tune the TV out, running the faucet and humming a song she was working on. The nightly news, it seemed, was never
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On Galápagos Islands
A PENQUIN LIVING at the equator? A seabird that can’t fly? A prickly pear cactus thirty feet tall? The Galápagos Islands, off the west coast of South America, are home to a diversity of unique species that helped inspire Charles Darwin’s theory of ev
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Ready, Rosie?
“HEY! DON’T TELL me you’re scared!” Sasha smirked at Rosie, then leaned into her horse’s cheek and circled his head with her arms, as if he were nothing but a big stuffed animal. “I’m not.” The lie didn’t sound as definite as Rosie wished it did. She
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Stacking Hay
In the barn loft the air is a thick soupthat tastes of salt and sweatof gray musty hay and weather worn wood.Below meGrandpa grabs a hay bale from the truck bedand liftsas though it weighs no more than thepointy-eared dog watching us withlarge wet ey
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CHIEF SUNRISE JOHN McGRAW and me Part 1
Fifteen-year-old runaway Hank Cobb joins up with Chief Sunrise, a Seminole Indian determined to pitch for the Giants in their 1919 season. The two arrive in Gainesville, Florida, where Chief plans to try out for John McGraw, the Giants’ manager. But
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Pebbles, Pills, and Pellets
THE FEEDER THROWS a dew drop to the striker. The striker swings a flat wooden paddle and slams the horsehide to the outfield, but the hand doesn’t make the catch. The striker legs it past first base and continues legging it to second. The hand hurls
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