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Get ready for Illustoria #14: Myth, with this brand-new comprehensive catch-up bundle. Inside you’ll find the first five issues of the Illustoria-McSweeney’s partnership: Food, Color, Creatures, Upcycle, and Maps.

Learn about the dietary habits of famous writers; see the world through the eyes of National Park Service rangers and the technicolor mantis shrimp; thrill to the tale of medieval pets and trace along with the 3-D monster maze; visit the Museum of Trash and raid your kitchen for materials that can be used to mix your own watercolors; hear from an oceanographer who maps the sea floor, and meet a teenaged climate activist working to save our planet; and enjoy four volumes of activities, comics, interviews, student writing, recipes, short stories, multi-generation collaborations, and more for young readers of all kinds in one convenient bundle as we look onwards towards the future.

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Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart. Illustoria is the official publication of the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, publishing writing and art by young people alongside accomplished professionals.

Praise for Illustoria magazine

“(A) beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again… Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers… (with) messages of compassion and inclusivity… bursting with creative ideas and inspiration.”
—“Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds,”, New York Times

“This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.”
— Cece Bell, author of El Deafo

“It’s a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line.”
— Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

“(A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude… offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses.”
—School Library Journal

“Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would’ve loved to have growing up.”
— Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine