Welcome to the 40th edition of the Magazine Museum's web site. This edition of the Magazine Museum's website highlights the magazines published for children. In our Covers & Pages #40 section we have added ten more very exciting, historically significant magazines- Child Life,Children's Playmate,Cricket,L'illustrazione dei Piccoli,Jack and Jill,Mickey Mouse,National Geographic Kids,Ranger Rick,Sesame Street, and Spider. In the Databank we are listing 330 children's magazines. And in our Gallery section we are showing off 200 examples on two pages of the best children's magazine covers.
Children's Magazines. There probably is no more significant category of periodical publication than that of the magazine for children. Children's magazines have the potential for providing the greatest meaning for its readers. Children are much more susceptible, much more open to new ideas, much more wanting of new experiences than the rest of us. The magazine for young readers has the possibility for great education, great influence, and great entertainment. The best magazines of the past understood all of that. The best magazines were both educators and entertainers, both friendly persuaders and portals of fantasy. The best children's magazines of the past, like St. Nicholas, were focused on the children's needs, and not necessarily the parent's needs.
All of these possibilities combine to make children's magazines a very exciting category. We hope you enjoy this look at children's magazines as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.
The Magazine Museum is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to the glorification, presentation, and preservation of magazines. We wish to acknowledge and pass on an appreciation of both the power of the printed page and the beauty of graphic visual communication. We will do this by means of five departments:
1.Magazine Museum Home Page.
2.Magazine Museum Covers and Pages.
3.Magazine Museum Databank.
4.Magazine Museum Gallery.
5.Magazine Museum Store.
The Purpose of this website is, first and foremost, to communicate with other magazine lovers.
We hope to provide information and a forum for appreciating magazines, in general, and the graphics, art, and photography of magazines, in particular. We hope, eventually, to provide a means for buying and selling magazines and books.
For more immediate and direct communication, please email us at:
Theodore Martin, Founder and Design Director. 2020