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Best Gifts for Nine-Year-Olds—Wirecutter

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.

Here’s what we have up our collective sleeves next:

Illustoria #15: Big & Small
Our first ever two-in-one mag, BIG & SMALL presents a spectrum of scale—from micro to macro, invisible to the interstellar, and world records for biggest and smallest things. Pick which you want to explore first—Big or Small—and start reading. Both sides meet in the middle for a 4- page fold-out grand finale. Explore the biggest of the smallest in the world of insects, and enter the invisible world of microorganisms—a feature by our guest curator, Lark Pien. Gaze at the gigantic sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and witness how tiny dots became big art, via the installations of Yayoi Kusama. Make your own very tiny hamburgers with Dog Chef, navigate a maze on a grand or itty bitty scale, and draw your own Calligram: word pictures from ancient manuscripts. Visit the World’s-Largest-Collection-of-the-Smallest-Versions-of-Things Museum, and learn about the collaborative duo behind the cover art, ICINORI.

For Issues 1-8, and to keep up on the latest news and blog-updates, visit Illustoria.com.

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Praise for Illustoriamagazine

“(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,” Wirecutter.com, New York Times

“Each stunning issue is something you’ll proudly want to display on your bookshelf.”
— “20+ Of the Coolest Magazines For Kids, From Toddlers to Tweens,” Mother

“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

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: Subscriptions placed before October 1 will begin with Issue 15: Myth. All subscriptions to Illustoria Magazine automatically renew after three issues. In the event of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time prior to its auto-renewal, you can log in to your account and adjust your subscription settings. Or, send an email to custservice@mcsweeneys.net with the subject line End Illustoria Autorenew. Or, call (415) 642-5609. Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. Any subscription purchased with the “gift” option marked at checkout will not be enrolled in autorenew.

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