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Top 7 Magazines for Girls

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Magazines encourage reading and broaden the horizons of kids. These magazines are designed for girls or appeal to girls, ages 5 to 14.

1. American Girl

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American Girl is tops in my book. The age-appropriate magazine is designed to "affirm self-esteem, celebrate achievements, and foster creativity" in girls of today. My daughter always read them cover to cover.

2. Discovery Girls Magazine

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Discovery Girls gives girls ages 7 to 12 the advice, encouragement, and inspiration they need to navigate those difficult preteen years. Created by girls for girls, Discovery Girls is a forum for girls to help each other with tough issues like being rejected, not fitting in, and feeling pressured to be perfect. Plus, every issue is packed with fun - quizzes, contests, embarrassing moments, fashion, and lots more.

3. Hopscotch for Girls

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Hopscotch for Girls is a bimonthly magazine for girls ages 6-12. Each issue is packed with stories, cartoons, jokes and riddles. For hands-on fun, there are craft projects, cooking projects, science experiments and math puzzlers. Other exciting columns include collecting, poetry, pen pals, contests and more. There is no advertising or nothing about fashion, fads, boyfriends or teen issues in the magazines.

4. Ranger Rick

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Ranger Rick Magazine is filled with colorful animal photos, funny drawings, stories, and intriguing information. It is geared for ages 7-12.

5. National Geographic Kids Magazine

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National Geographic Kids is an exciting magazine featuring animals, stories, games, posters, collector's cards, puzzles and contests. For ages 8-14.

6. Disney's Princess

Each issue of Disney's Princess contains stories, a collectible poster, a Princess project, and a pull-out activity workbook. Disney princesses included are: Ariel, Belle, Aurora, Snow White, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine, and Pochohantas. For ages 4 and up.

7. Sparkle World Magazine

Sparkle World Magazine features the Care Bears, Angelina Ballerina, Strawberry Shortcake and many others. Each 40-page, full-color issue is packed With sweet stories, sparkly things to make, a pull-out workbook, and a poster. (For ages 3 and up)

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