ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Saturday Spotlight: Stories for Children Magazine

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Spotlight: Stories for Children Magazine

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For this Saturday Spotlight we want to introduce you to a wonderful free Ezine Stories for Children Magazine!

From their About Us Page, reprinted with permission:

Come take an adventure in the World of Ink with Stories for Children Magazine, a monthly Ezine for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Did you know that the love of reading is often times triggered by an adult reading good children’s stories to very young children? Some expectant parents read to their babies while they're still in the womb and continue every day after they're born. Stories for Children Magazine was designed to unlock your children’s imagination and take them on an exciting adventure into the World of Ink with Stanley Bookman from Storyville as their guide on the magical monthly trips.

Each monthly issue is loaded with fun stories and articles based on age-appropriate reading levels. There are also puzzles, games, children’s book reviews, crafts, and poems to inspire the imagination. Children's authors or illustrators are also known to stop by, hoping to make new friends along their journey into the World of Ink.

Stories for Children Magazine is not just for adult writers. One thing that sets Stories for Children Magazine apart is that we also publish stories written and illustrated by children and teens. While submitting stories to children’s magazines, editor VS Grenier was shocked to discover that few magazines allowed underage writers. She vowed to change this and has done so with Stories for Children Magazine. SFC magazine encourages readers who are our future writers and illustrators to submit to all areas of the magazine so that our readers can become a real part of the adventure that’s found in the World of Ink.

There has always been an enchantment about reading a good children’s story. Children take pleasure in having a story read to them anytime or anywhere – whether it be around a campfire, under a starry night, in their beds wrapped up tight in snugly blankets, beneath a shady tree on a hot summer’s day, or in front of a roaring fireplace on a cold winter’s day. Children love to listen to a story being read and this can go as far as adolescence. So sit back and let the authors and illustrators at Stories for Children Magazine take you and your child along with Stanley on a magical journey into the World of Ink!
New issues of Stories for Children are available for free the first Monday of each month. They are free online for the entire month! We especially like how the stories are divided up by age, making it very easy for parents to quickly find content suitable for their child.

PDF versions of the eZine can be purchased for only 99 cents during that month and for $2.99 afterward should you want a hard copy to refer back to or so you can read a favorite story over and over. Both prices are very inexpensive and compared to many other children's magazine subscriptions, downright inexpensive! What a great way to find new content each month for your child and students.

We also like how they provide a downloadable educator's page for each issue as well as a monthly downloadable color page. Another fun feature on their site is the section with stories written by young authors, find one featuring a writer the same age as your child! Maybe it'll even encourage them to work on their own writing skills and submit their own story to Stories for Children Magazine!

Here is sneak peek of the October Edition, available this Monday! New issues released the first Monday of the month, bookmark it and check back often!

We are also pleased to announce that next week one of our founder's Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot will be featuring a review of first picture book Babysitting SugarPaw written by founder, owner, and editor of Stories for Children Magazine VS Grenier! There will also be a giveaway for a copy of the book! Be watching for the link to it at the top of our posting column for when it's posted!

Get an early bird entry to the giveaway by visiting Grenier's website and leaving us a comment with something you learned there on this post. It can be to tell us the names of the two main characters, which organization gets a donation for each book purchased, etc. Good Luck!


  1. Great idea. I never thought of checking ezine out for children's books! Thanks for the hint.

  2. Please add my e-mail address o get you free maazine. Thank you Susan