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Cricket Magazine Group began offering top-quality children's literature over 35 years ago and now publishes a line of beautifully illustrated literary magazines for children of all ages: BABYBUG®, for children ages 6 months to 3 years; LADYBUG®, for ages 3 to 6; and SPIDER®, for ages 6 to 9, and CRICKET®, for ages 9-14. The company also publishes a line of nonfiction magazines devoted to the sciences, arts, and humanities: CLICK®, for ages 3 to 7, ASK®, for ages 7 to 10, and MUSE®, for ages 10 and up. CICADA®, a challenging and entertaining literary magazine for teens and young adults ages 14 and up was added in 1998.

In 2008, Cricket Magazine Group launched ad-free Web sites for kids to correspond with each of its publications. Carefully designed to enhance the company's mission to nurture a love of reading and writing, stimulate a child’s imagination and intellect, and encourage creative expression, these Web sites offer a safe space for children to engage with interactive content that complements the top-quality literature and nonfiction found in our magazines. is the Web site for parents who subscribe to BABYBUG®, an award-winning magazine for babies and toddlers. We wanted to provide a site for parents to learn more about supporting their child’s literacy development. Suggestions for ways to enhance each issue's reading experience can be found in “Reading Babybug with Your Child." In the “Ask Babybug,” section, we respond to your questions about reading with your child.  In addition, parents may exchange book recommendations with other Babybug readers in "Parent's Corner."

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