Dd's birthday is coming up in May and I'd like to suggest to relatives that they get her a magazine subscription to one of the Cricket magazines or something similar. Looking at the Cricket site, they've got magazines for the 6-9 age group and the 9-14 age group. Would the 9-14 ones be OK for her?
Dd is in 2nd grade and will be 8 in May. She's reading comfortably at a 6th-7th grade reading level. She likes some fantasy like Harry Potter or the Warrior Cats, realistic fiction, and historical fiction. She's interested in other languages and cultures. She can handle heavy-ish themes (death of parent, for example), but she's not ready for some more mature themes of puberty, nor for the "dying dog" genre of literature (Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, etc.).
Which magazines would you recommend?