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Ranger Rick has long been recognized as the leading nature magazine for kids aged 7 and up. It has won some of the most prestigious awards and honors in educational publishing:

Parents’ Choice Foundation (www.parents-choice.org)

  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2017
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2016
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2015
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2014
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2013
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2012
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2011
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Silver Medal, 2010
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2009
  • Parent’s Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2008
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation, Award Winner, 2006, for Kids & Families Website
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2003
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 1999
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 1996

Association of American Publishers (www.aepweb.org) Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

2017

  • Best Article Design (“Meet the Beetles”)
  • Best Single Issue (October 2016)
  • Best Cover (December-January 50th Anniversary Issue)
  • Best Overall Editorial

2016

  • Best Article Design (“Glass Frogs”)
  • Best Illustrations (“The Greatest Show on Earth”)
  • Best Single Issue Design (August 2015 issue)
  • Best Single Issue Editorial (October 2015 issue)
  • Best Overall Publication

2015

  • Best Overall Editorial
  • Best Single Issue Editorial (March 2014 issue)
  • Best Article Design (“Stranger than Fiction”)
  • Best Photography (“It’s Raining”)

2014

  • Periodical of the Year for grades 3-6
  • Best Illustration, Graphics, and Photography (“Fox for All Seasons”)

2013

  • Best Visual Story (“What’s for Dinner?”)
  • Best Mobile/Wireless Learning Tool (Ranger Rick’s Tree House)
  • Gold Award: Best Educational Innovation of the Year (Ranger Rick’s Tree House)

2012

  • Best Visual Story (“Wasps”)
  • Best Feature Article (“Not-So-Freaky Frogs”)

2011

  • Periodical of the Year for Children (Grades K-5)
  • Best Feature Article (“Got Blood?”)
  • Best Visual Story (“Creature Features”)
  • Best Photograph (“Frog and Earthworm”)

2010

  • Periodical of the Year for Children (Grades K-5)
  • Best Feature Story (“Nature Did It First”)
  • Best Visual Story (“Wild and Weird”)
  • Best Photograph

2009

  • Best Design/Whole Publication (October 2008 issue)
  • Best Article Design (“Noisy Boys Band”)
  • Best Feature Article (“Noisy Boys Band”)

2008

  • Best Visual Story (“Island of the Bats”)
  • Best Photograph (“Fruit Eating Bat”)

2007

  • Best Magazine Illustration (“What’s Lurking in Your Lawn?”)
  • Best Visual Article (“Skin”)
  • Best Feature Story (“The Scoop on Poop”)
  • Best Visual Story (“Hum, Hum Hummers”)

2006

  • Best Visual Story (“Face to Face”)
  • Best How-To Feature (“Six Trix for Better Pix”)
  • Best Teacher’s Guide
  • Best Informational/Educational Website

2004

  • Best Feature Article (“Meat-Eating Plants”)

2003

  • Best Feature Article (“Open Wide, Look Inside, It’s Alive!”)
  • Best Illustration (“Open Wide, Look Inside, It’s Alive!”)
  • Best How-To Feature (“Good Pet, Bad Pet”)
  • Best Visual Story (“Wahoo, Kangaroo!”)

2001

  • Golden Lamp Award finalist
  • Winner for Best Visual Story (“All About Me”)

Note: Before 2000 or so, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) was known as EdPress.

1998

  • EdPress Winner for Primates Special Issue (October 1997 issue)

1993

  • EdPress Golden Lamp Honor Award

1992

  • EdPress Distinguished Achievement Award

1988

  • EdPress Golden Lamp Award for best overall magazine (October 1997 issue)

National Parenting Publications Awards (www.nappaawards.com)

  • Silver Award in Children’s Products Virtual Category
    for Ranger Rick’s Tree House (2013)

The Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards 

2007

  • Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family

2006

  • Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family (for Ranger Rick magazine and its Educator’s Guide)

Other Awards:

  • 2001 – Folio Editorial Excellence Award Silver Winner for Outstanding Editorial Work
  • 1996 – Society of National Association Publishers General Excellence Award
  • 1991 – National Magazine Award finalist for special issue on frogs