Kids Magazines

The Waterbury Public Library carries a variety of magazines for kids and young adults, ranging in age from 2-20. All magazines can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time, and are located in a magazine spinner on the first floor, near the windows.

Zootles (ages 2-6)

Each issue includes a featured animal, number, and phoneme sound. Counting and sound recognition games are built in to the content, along with read aloud stories, poems and more.


Zoodinos (ages 3-6)

An interactive magazine offering an engaging look into the prehistoric world of dinosaurs, filled with photos, puzzles, facts, and more to delight any dinosaur enthusiast. Interesting facts and vivid, scientifically accurate illustrations offer a closer look into the lives of dinosaurs and the prehistoric eras in which they lived. Zoodinos will often focus on a particular time period or dinosaur, so readers can understand what living conditions may have been like for these giant creatures. Other notable features include photographs and interviews with paleontologists, explorers, and scientists who offer insights into their jobs.


Ladybug Magazine (ages 3-6)

A child’s love of reading starts early and no one fosters it better than LADYBUG, the magazine that features beautiful poetry, engaging illustrations, and enchanting stories for kids from 3 to 6 years old. Dedicated to charming preschoolers and their parents, LADYBUG is filled with beautiful illustrations from award-winning artists and crammed with captivating stories that are meant to be read aloud and are just the right length for a cozy cuddle.


Ranger Rick Jr. (ages 4-7)

Ranger Rick Jr. magazine provides a fun way for your children to learn about nature, animals, and the world around them. Each issue is filled with vivid photos, fascinating stories, fun activities, and more to help kids develop an interest in outdoor animal habitats and the rest nature has to offer.


Faces (ages 9-14)

FACES is an elementary magazine that introduces children ages 9 through 14 to the people, places and cultures of the world – from Siberia and China to Argentina and Sudan – so they can get an honest understanding of how children in other places live.


Muse (ages 9-14)

MUSE Magazine is irreverent, seriously fun brain food for smart kids. This award-winning, ad-free magazine speaks to kids want to know everything because it’s about everything: past, present, and future; history, science, and the arts; the known and the soon-to-be known. MUSE has humor—readers are challenged to find the fake news item among the real news, the letters page deals with alien beings and hot pink bunnies—but features serious science.


Dig (ages 9-14)

Help students dig into the mysteries of the past! Written by subject-area experts and illustrated with art from the world’s leading museums, DIG makes world history engaging and vivid. Up-to-date insights from specialists in the field promote scientific inquiry and critical analysis, while the rich content complements the CCSS and C3 Framework for Social Studies by providing springboards for discussion, curriculum-related projects, and cross-disciplinary lesson plans.


American Girl (8-14)

The magazine is a great for any girl over the age of eight, but especially those in their preteen years who are looking for ways to boost their self-confidence and become smart, strong young women. American Girl magazine stresses the importance of learning and education and doesn’t focus on more frivolous subjects that girls often preoccupy themselves with. It encourages girls to be good citizens in their communities and good role models for those around them.


Sports Illustrated KIDS (8-14)

Sports Illustrated KIDS Magazine is a publication for kids ages eight to fourteen, and it is widely read by more than seven million young sports fans. Recognized by Parent’s Choice and the Educational Press for excellence in publishing, the topics and themes include nutrition tips, information about up-and-coming young athletes, amazing artwork, and feature articles. Kids will experience the joy of reading while they are learning about their favorite sports and athletes. The magazine teaches character to young sports enthusiasts through articles focusing on the positive character attributes of athletes. Perseverance in skills practice, setting goals, and keeping a positive attitude are some of the life lessons young people can learn from Sports Illustrated KIDS Magazine. Healthy food choices and exercise are also emphasized in each issue of the magazine, encouraging children to make better choices to improve their health. Each issue also includes performance tips from athletes and journalists who want to help young athletes improve their skills.


Seventeen (13-19)

A fashion and romance-oriented magazine presenting its material while promoting self-confidence in young women.


Teen Vogue (14-19)

Teen Vogue is the young person’s guide to saving the world. We aim to educate, enlighten and empower our audience to create a more inclusive environment (both on-and offline) by amplifying the voices of the unheard, telling stories that normally go untold, and providing resources for teens looking to make a tangible impact in their communities.