Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2016 Magazines
Ages: 9 - 14 yrs.
Newsstand Price: $6.95
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 9 Issues

American history is never dull in the pages of Cobblestone. Take a recent issue revolving around the Louisiana Purchase: with lively text and illustrations, it includes a clear overview, timelines, historical context, important figures involved, and the geography, customs, and fauna of the region. It then profiles New Orleans today, offers a guide to French terms, and in a "Going Global" feature, throws in information about the French colonies. The summer issue was devoted to play: the origins of games and certain toys, team sports, and how play affects the brain. Another issue told vivid stories of how state boundaries came to be, offered profiles of Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Barak Obama; and other world leaders; gave a run-down of Constitutional Amendments; and provided a guide to Presidential museums and other President-related sites around the country. Opportunities for participation include brainteaser quizzes, and requests for reader-generated essays and art.

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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