Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2008

Odyssey Magazine

If you've got a science junkie on your hands, you know that sometimes it's hard to keep her supplied with enough science stories and interesting activities to keep her busy. And if you've got a kid whose interest in science registers up there with his desire to eat worms, you're aware that it will take a really cool magazine to get his motor started. But Odyssey, a science magazine for late elementary to middle school aged kids, magically manages to appeal to both. With its engaging blend of accessible articles ("What's Knot to Like?", "Do You Really See Red?"), it blends kid-friendly content with the latest in scientific discoveries, covering everything from DNA sequencing to archeology's most fantastic findings. Just be prepared for the mad dash to the mail box! ($33.95/year)