When we think of reading, most of us immediately think of novels, but digital magazines make great reading material for children and teens. Digital magazines provide a welcome alternative for children who may find reading intimidating, want a break from long reads, or are simply curious about a specific niche subject. They can also create a sense of belonging and community.

For parents, magazines offer guidance and advice on various topics such as basic baby care, creative projects, preparing children for preschool, health tips, balancing work life and home and more. They can contain important and handy information on all aspects of parenting with proven parenting techniques and advice by modern moms and dads.

Teachers can also benefit from reading magazines and using digital curriculum guides. Many education magazines are intended to be used by teachers to exchange ideas and inspire one another with exciting concepts for educating their students. Curriculum guides help teachers save time by providing ready-to-teach lesson plans and activities that meet high standards and support school curriculums.

Read on to find a curated list designed for school libraries outlining magazines for children, teens, parents and teachers:

Magazines for Children, Ages 4-8
  • Animal Tales
  • Babybug
  • chickaDEE
  • Chirp
  • Click
  • Hello (by Highlights for Children)
  • Ladybug
  • National Geographic Little Kids
  • Ranger Rick Jr.
  • Spider
  • Zootles
Magazines for Children, Ages 8-12
  • Beanz
  • Black Girls Magazine
  • Brainspace
  • Cobblestone
  • Cricket
  • Double Helix
  • Eco Kids Planet
  • Faces
  • Girls World
  • Highlights
  • Muse
  • National Geographic Kids
  • OWL
  • OYLA Youth Science
  • Ranger Rick
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Stone Soup
  • Story Monsters Ink
  • Storytime
  • Week Junior, The
  • Youth Runner
  • Zoobooks
Magazines for Teens
  • American Scientist
  • Birds and Blooms
  • Comics & Gaming Magazine
  • Cool!
  • Field and Stream
  • Glitter
  • J-14
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic History
  • New Yorker, The
  • Popular Mechanics
  • SAY Magazine
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Teen Black Girls Magazine
  • Teen Graffiti Magazine
  • TIME
  • Wired 
  • Young Rider
Magazines for Teachers
  • Ask Teacher's Guide
  • Book Links
  • Click Teacher's Guide
  • Cobblestone Teacher's Guide
  • Cricket Teacher's Guide
  • Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue
  • Distance Learning
  • Education Canada
  • Education Week
  • Faces Teacher's Guide
  • Horn Book Magazine
  • Ladybug Teacher's Guide
  • Language Arts
  • Muse Teacher's Guide
  • Music K-8
  • Rethinking Schools
  • School Arts
  • Spider Teacher's Guide
  • Teaching Young Children
Magazines for Parents
  • Family Circle
  • Gay Parent Magazine
  • Moi Parent
  • Nursery World
  • Parents
  • Parents Latina
  • Practical Homeschooling
  • Today’s Parent
  • Your Teen for Parents

School libraries can subscribe to any of the above magazines via Flipster®, the EBSCO digital magazine newsstand. Flipster is an award-winning digital magazine platform that delivers remote access to magazines from virtually any browser. Users of all ages can quickly download magazines using the enhanced Flipster iOS and Android apps.

Request a free trial of Flipster and choose from more than 1,300 digital magazines, coloring books, teacher guides, graphic novels and more or add to your existing collection using EBSCOhost Collection Manager.