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    JANUARY  2021

COVERS&PAGES 40
CHILDREN'S MAGAZINES PART THREE. 20TH CENTURY

     This version of the Magazine Museum's Covers & Pages section highlights children's magazines. Part 1 covered children's magazines started in the 19th century. Part 2 deals with children's magazines of the early 20th century. Part 3 highlights later 20th century children's magazines.

 

 

 

The nine magazines we showed in Part 1 are:

1.Youth's Companion.       US.                                    1827 - 1929.

2.the Chatterbox.              London & Boston.             1866 -c1956.

3.Little Folks #1.               Chicago.                            1869 - 1877.

4.Little Folks #2.               London,Paris,& New York. 1871 - 1933.

5.Little Folks #3.               Boston.                              1897 - 1926.

6.St. Nicholas.                  US,UK,& France.               1873 -1943.

7.Harper's Young People.US.                                     1879 - 1895.

8.Harper's Round Table.  US.                                     1895 - 1899.

9.Atalanta.                        UK.                                    1887 - 1898.

 

 

 

The magazines we showed in Part 2 are:

10.American Boy.               US.                                   1899 - 1941.

11.American Girl.               US.                                   1920 - 1979.

12.Boys' Life.                     US.                               1911 - present.

13.John Martin"s Book.      US.                                   1912 - 1933.

14.School Arts Magazine.  US.                               1901 - present.

 

 

 

The magazines we are now showing in Part 3 are:

15.Child Life.                        US.                                1921 - 2007.

16.Playmate/Children's Playmate.US.                       1929 - 2008.

17.Cricket.                            US.                                1973 - (2020).

18.L'Illustrazione dei Piccoli. Italy.                              1982 - 1984.

19.Jack and Jill.                    US.                                1938 - (2020).

20.Mickey Mouse Magazine.US.                           #1.1933 - 1933.

                                                                               #2.1933 - 1935.

                                                                               #3.1935 - 1940.

                                                                               #4.1988 - 2017.

21.National Geographic. Kids.US + 18 International Editions.

                                                                                    2001 - (2021).

                               Little Kids.US.                                       - (2021).

22.Ranger Rick's Nature Quarterly.US.                      1967 - (2021).

23.Sesame Street.                 US.                          #1.1970 - 2002.

                                                                               #2.2013 - (2020).

24.Spider Magazine.              US.                               1994 - (2020).

 

 

 

 

     Children's magazines of the 20th century, of course, show much improved printing quality over the previous century. Photography and full color pages became the norm. With the improved printing quality came the chances for more exciting visual experiences for the reader. These improved graphics, combined with the longevity of publishing of many 20th century magazines, provided increased meaning for young readers.

     Most children's magazines in the 20th and 21st centuries are dedicated to teaching. Nine of the magazines we present here follow that principle.Teaching is paramount, with fun following as an important secondary. Mickey Mouse Magazine is the one exception here. Disney's magazine was more focused on fun than teaching. The most successful children's magazines have always done a good job of balancing fun and learning.

   We proudly present here ten more very exciting and important examples of children's magazines.

Check them out.

CHILD LIFE.1936FEB.MARIE A. LAWSON.

﷯ CHILD LIFE. US. JAN1921 - JULAUG2007. Child life provided fiction and articles for children, ages 9 to 11, for 86 years. Started by the Rand McNally Publishing Company in 1921, the monthly printed stories, games, pictures, and puzzles for its young readers. In 1977 the magazine was bought by the Saturday Evening Post Publishing Company. As with a lot of children's magazines, its best feature was its colorful covers with quality art work. Its high level of quality art covers was set early by its biggest contributor, Hazel Frazee. Other beautiful covers were provided by Clarence Biers, John Gee, Marie Lawson and others, culminating it that symbol of magazine cover graphics excellence, Norman Rockwell. Child Life lasted for 86 years, merging into the Children's Digest.

CHILD LIFE.1928DEC.P807.

CHILD LIFE.1931APR. HAZEL FRAZEE.

CHILD LIFE.1929JAN.P28.

CHILD LIFE.1935FEB.

CHILD LIFE.1934NOV.P.

CHILD LIFE.1941AUG.KEITH WARD.

CHILD LIFE.1954DEC.

NORMAN ROCKWELL.

CHILD LIFE.2006MARAPR.

NORMAN ROCKWELL.

﷯ CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE. US. 1929 - DEC2008. Let's be honest here. There is not a whole lot of difference between Child Life magazine and Children's Playmate magazine. Both were started in the 1920s, Child Life, in 1921, and Children's Playmate in 1929. Both lasted until the first decade of the 21st century, Child Life in 2007 and Children's Playmate in 2008.Both magazines were monthly, and both were eventually bought by the Saturday Evening Post Company. Both provided fiction and articles for their young readers. And both presented their best quality- cover graphics by accomplished artists. Children's Playmate covers can be summed up in one name- its art director, Fern Bisel Peat. She provided most of the graphics from the twenties until the sixties. Her beautiful art work was of the highest quality. Children's Playmate was eventually merged into Jack and Jill magazine.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1961JULAUG.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE (PLAYMATE).

1934JAN.FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.19--?.

ETSU.FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1939SEP.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1937MAY.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1939MAR.P26-27.FERN BISEL PEAT

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1946APR.P10&11.ELAINE ENDS.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1938AUG.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1941AUG.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1948JUL.P26-27.FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1955MAY.P26-27.FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1942OCT.v14#5.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1947JAN.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1956OCT.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1932OCT.P10.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1942JUL.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1945NOV.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.19--?.P17.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1959JAN.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1957APR.P17.

FERN BISEL PEAT.

CHILDREN'S PLAYMATE.1978AUGSEP.

﷯ Cricket. US. JAN1973-PRESENT(2020). Cricket is a beautiful children's literary magazine. It's founder, Marianne Carus, modeled the magazine after St. Nicholas, that other jewel of a children's magazine which preceded it. Both magazines printed "stories and art of the highest quality", believing that a publication for children should take kids seriously. For 47 years now, Cricket has provided fiction, articles, science, history, and arts, every month, for its 9 to14 year-old readers. The exciting graphics and superb writing has been the work of some of the best artists and writers in their fields. When it comes to children's fiction magazines, Cricket is as good as it gets.

CRICKET.1979JUN.

LEO & DIANE DILLON.

CRICKET.19--.

CRICKET.P.CARTOON BY TRINA SCHART HYMAN

CRICKET.1979OCT.

CRICKET.1979NOV.FRONT & BACK COVERS.HILARY KNIGHT.

CRICKET.1979SEP.

TROY HOWELL.

CRICKET.1983SEPv8#1.10A.

DAVID MACAULEY.

CRICKET.1995DEC.

ARTHUR RACKHAM.

CRICKET.2005JUN.6108.

CRICKET.P2.

DAVID FRAMPTON.

CRICKET.2011FEB.

CRICKET.2006FEB.

CRICKET.P5.

LYDIA HESS.

CRICKET.2016NOVDEC.

LEONID GORE.

CRICKET.2017FEB.

JULIE PASCHKIS.

CRICKET.2013APR.v40#7.FRONT & BACK COVERS.

CRICKET.2017JAN.

INGRID KALLICK.

CRICKET.P23.POEM BY JOHN FRANK. ART BY ERIC VON SCHMIDT.

CRICKET.2018OCT.

BATS LANGLEY.

CRICKET.2019APR.

PEP BOATELLA.

CRICKET.2019SEP.

MARK BEECH.

CRICKET.2020JAN.

FRANK HURLEY.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

000.1982MAY.

MORDILLO.(SAME IMAGE AS #3.1982DEC)

﷯ ILLUSTRAZIONE DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.1982-86. The one word for L'Illustrazione Dei Piccoli has to be- colorful ! This magazine for children was printed by typical Italian expertise, showing the greatest color possible in a printed publication. It was a very exciting monthly, published for 26 issues in the 1980s. You do not have to speak Italian to see how exciting its graphics were. The lions share of the art work was done by Guillermo Mordillo, an Argentine- born cartoonist who also worked in Peru, United States, France, and maybe a few other countries. Illustrazione was published by Milan publishing house, Guanda, along with publications illustrazione Italiana and Illustrazione Dello Sport. All three magazines had sophisticated graphics and a similar look. And the printing history for all three was much too short.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

000.1982MAY. v1#0.

MORDILLO.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

001.1982OCT.v1#1.

CONTENTS PAGE.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

001.1982OCT.V1#1.

MASTHEAD PAGE.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

001.1982OCTv1#1.MORDILLO.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

002.1982NOV.v1#2.MORDILLO.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

003.1982DEC.v1#3.ALTAN.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

004.1983JANFEB.v2#4.

MORDILLO.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

005.1983MAR.v2#5.

MORDILLO.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

006.1983APR.v2#6.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

007.1983MAY.v2#7.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

008.1983JUN.v2#8.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

009.1983JUL.v2#9.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

013.1983DEC.v2#13.

WALT DISNEY.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

024.1985FEB.v4#24.

ILLUSTRAZIONE,L' DEI PICCOLI.ITALY.

026.1986JANFEB.#26.

﷯ JACK AND JILL.US.NOV1938-PRESENT. Jack and Jill is a well-respected magazine for children, ages 7 to 12. "The Magazine for Boys and Girls" was started in 1938 by the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia. The magazine is still being published bimonthly by the Saturday Evening Post Society in Indianapolis, and now incorporates the Children's Digest. Jack and Jill contains stories, games, comics, and educational articles. It also includes reader-provided material. Jack and Jill may not be the flashiest children's magazine out today, but it has gained a reputation as one of the oldest and most-respected children's publications in America.

JACK & JILL.1938NOV.v1#1.

JACK & JILL.1940NOV.FRONT & BACK COVERS.DOROTHEA COOKE.

JACK & JILL.1947JUL.JOE KRUSH.

JACK & JILL.1959AUG.

JACK & JILL.1949SEP.

JACK & JILL.1963FEB.RUTH BENDEL.

JACK & JILL.1971NOV.

JACK & JILL.1976DEC.

JACK & JILL.2016JUL.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1935NOV.WALT DISNEY.

﷯ MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE. #1.JAN1933-SEP1933. #2.NOV1933-OCT1935. #3.SUM1935-SEP1940. #4.WIN1988-PRESENT(2020). The Mickey Mouse Magazine has been all about fun, in all of its incarnations, Walt Disney kind of fun. The magazine was started in January 1933 to complement Disney's animated cartoons and other merchandise. As noted, there have been 4 separate editions of the Mickey Mouse Magazine by the Disney company. The current version has been published since 1988. In addition to the American version, there have been many international editions. The world's children just cannot get enough of the Mickey Mouse character. He is still as popular as he was in the 1930s.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1933JAN.v1#1.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1935MAR.P8-9.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1936OCT.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1936MARv1#6.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1936FEB.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1936NOVv2#2.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1936.PAGE29.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1939JUL.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1939JUN.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE(#4).

1988WINv1#1.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

1987MAY.#228.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.CHINA.

1986#36.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.

MIKU MAOUG.GREECE.

#1500.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE.RUSSIA.

DATE UNKNOWN.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY.UK.

1937FEB13.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY MAGAZINE.FRANCE.

1950OCT14.v1#1.WALT DISNEY.

MICKEY,JOURNAL DE.FRANCE.

1952.ALBUM #1.WALT DISNEY.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD. 1975OCT

﷯ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.US. N.G. SCHOOL BULLETIN. 1919-1975. N.G. WORLD. SEP1975- 2001. N.G. KIDS. SEP2001-PRESENT(2001). N.G. LITTLE KIDS. -PRESENT(2011). N.G. KIDS.18 INTERNATINAL EDITIONS. N.G. EXPLORER. SEP2002-PRESENT(2018). National Geographic has always been about teaching, teaching both adults and children about our world. National Geographic has always placed a premium on presenting its views on our world to children through various editions of the magazine. This focus on children has taken a variety of names, but the major significance has always been there- to teach its young readers about our world. This dedication began in the early years of the twentieth century. The School Bulletin was published for most of the twentieth century. For the last quarter of that century that dedication had the title of National Geographic World. In 2001, the name was changed to National Geographic Kids for ages 6 to14, and National Geographic Little Kids for ages 1 to 6. Added in 2002, was the National Geographic Explorer, in various forms, to present a more clinical presentation for America's classrooms. All of these publications has guaranteed National Geographic a place at the head of the class for children's publications.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD. 1975OCT.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD. 1978JAN.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD. 1989SEP.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS.

2020FEB.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS.

2020MAR.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS. 2020DEC-2021JAN.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LITTLE KIDS. 2017JULAUG.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LITTLE KIDS.

2019MAYJUN.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LITTLE KIDS.

2019NOVDEC.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.EXPLORER.

2012MAR.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.YOUNG EXPLORER.2009MAR.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.EXTREME EXPLORER.2010JANFEB.

RANGER RICK'S NATURE QUARTERLY.

2016-17DECJAN.50A.

﷯ RANGER RICK'S NATURE QUARTERLY. JAN1967 - PRESENT(2021). Ranger Rick's Nature Quarterly is also a magazine for teaching chldren. Where National Geographic's focus is geography, Ranger Rick's subject is more of nature and science. A fine distinction, granted, but National Geographic"s subject matter seems to cover a wider view of our world. Ranger Rick's is a publication of the National Wildlife Federation. Started in 1967, Ranger Rick (as it is now known) has been published for 53 years, starting out as a quarterly and now published monthly,10 times per year. As with National Geographic, Ranger Rick has several spin-off publications for various age groups- Ranger Rick Jr. for ages 4 to 7, and Ranger Rick Cub for 0 to 4 year-olds. All three Ranger Rick magazines are exciting teaching magazines for children.

RANGER RICK'S NATURE QUARTERLY. 1972MAYJUN.

RANGER RICK'S NATURE QUARTERLY. 1973NOV.

RANGER RICK'S NATURE QUARTERLY. 1979JUL.

RANGER RICK.2004OCT.

RANGER RICK.2005AUG.

RANGER RICK.2007JAN.

RANGER RICK.2010APR.

RANGER RICK.2018APR.

RANGER RICK.2019OCT.

RANGER RICK.2015NOV.P26-27.

RANGER RICK.2020-2021DECJAN.P6-7.

RANGER RICK.2020NOV.P26-27.

RANGER RICK JR.2012-13DECJAN.

RANGER RICK JR.2016MAY.

RANGER RICK JR.2020JUN.

RANGER RICK CUB.2018AUGSEP.

RANGER RICK CUB.2019JUNJUL.

RANGER RICK CUB.2018FEBMAR.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.2009APR.

﷯ SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.US. OCT1970-2002PRINT/DEC2013-PRESENT(2020). Sesame Street was started, in 1970, as a companion to the television show of the same name by the Children's Television Workshop. For 32 years it printed fun and learning for children, ages 3 to 6. In 2002 the monthly magazine ceased printed issues and became a supplement to Parenting Magazine. 2011 saw the end of digital editions of the magazine. But that was not the end of a publication that had as much to offer America's children as Sesame Street. It was revived in 2013 by Redan Publishing as a bimonthly magazine, and is still in publication at the end of 2020. Sesame Street is still a wonderful example of a magazine that can be both fun and learning for young readers.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1970OCTv1#1.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1972SUM SPECIAL.ART-R.PIERCE

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE. 1973JUN.#23.IVAN CHERMAYEFF.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1974.SUM SPECIAL.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1974JUN.MIKE SMOLLEN.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1976OCT.MELINDA BORDELON.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1976SUM.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

1980JULAUG.R.BROWN.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.

2011MAY.NORMAN CHARTIER.

SESAME STREET MAGAZINE.2010.BERT AND ERNIE'S GREAT ADVENTURES:PIRATES PLAYSET.

SPIDER.c2000.

﷯ SPIDER.US.JAN1994 - PRESENT(2020). Spider Magazine is most definitely the children's magazine with the best artwork. This monthly is beautiful ! Published by Carus Publishing, the same company that produces Cricket, Spider is a monthly magazine for children, ages 6 to 9. Cricket's age group is 9 to 14. Spider prints about the same type of articles: short stories, poems, non-fiction articles, and games. Spider does include reader-provided material, and like all Carus magazines, has no advertising. Along with superb text material, Spider shows its best feature in its world class artwork. Spider is a beautiful looking magazine.

SPIDER.2004FEB

SPIDER.2004NOV.

SPIDER.2005AUG.

SPIDER.2006JAN.

SPIDER.2006APR.

SPIDER.2006JUN.ALAN & LEA DANIEL.

SPIDER.2006AUG.

SPIDER.2015JAN

SPIDER.2015JUL.

SPIDER.2015SEP.

SPIDER.2016FEB.JOHN SANDFORD.

SPIDER.2016MAR.

SPIDER.2017OCT.STEPHEN COSTANZA.

SPIDER.2018FEB.BILL MAYER.

SPIDER.2018MAR.BRYN BARNARD.

SPIDER.2019MAYJUN.JOHN SANDFORD.

SPIDER.2019SEP.JOHN GOODELL.

SPIDER.2020JAN.DOUG ROY.