Children’s Magazines

Most libraries won’t let you check out magazines, but the children’s section of our library is different. We want you to take them out and “test” them out on your students. Here are some magazine titles we have on offer:

  • American Girl
  • Ask
  • Cricket
  • Kids Discover
  • Muse
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Ranger Rick Nature Magazine
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids
  • ZooBooks

Magazines don’t hold up over time so you are going to find that we have to retire some older copies. The best way to deal with children’s magazines is to browse the stand opposite Lisa’s office. Once you’ve made your selection, take them to the circulation desk, where they’ll be placed in a barcoded plastic bag and checked out to you.

Children's Magazines

The following titles cannot be checked out but we think you’d be interested in them anyway, you can find them with other periodicals at the rear of the library:

  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • Child (a magazine for adult reading about children)
  • Cobblestone
  • Lion and Unicorn (a journal of children’s literature)

You’ve probably already noticed that we have access to children’s magazines online through our database collection. Use Find a Journal on our website to see what other children’s magazines we carry.

Recently, a patron asked about “Time For Kids” although we don’t have a hard copy it is online as “Time for Kids (Teacher’s Edition)” and “Time for kids online (World report ed.).” The former is essentially a series of lesson-plans-come-guide for teachers using a hard copy in the classroom. The latter is also useful to the classroom teacher as items contain texts, information on reading levels (lexile), and word counts.

Special thanks to Debbie (acquisitions assistant) for helping with this post.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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