The Old Farmer’s Almanac Focuses on the Younger Set


By Tessa St. Marie
Editorial Intern

As humans, we are often struck with pertinent and vital quandaries. Quandaries like, are loofahs edible? How many plastic bags are used each year? Why is Philo T. Farnsworth famous? Questions like these and more can be answered in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 3.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids is written in the same spirit as its 200-year-old parent publication The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and is filled to the brim with 187 colorful pages of facts, stories and educational projects. Kids of all ages can read about a variety of topics, including astronomy, recycling, wild animals, food facts, recipes and health.

“It has some pretty cool stuff in it,” said 9-year-old Jessica Jones.

Nathan Muckelrath, also 9, agreed. “I liked how it talked about certain events, deaths, and holidays,” he said. 10-year-old Kyle Herrin succinctly added, “I want to read it again.”

In addition, kids can log on to to participate in opinion polls, send e-cards to friends and family, check out The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s web cams, and many other online activities. The website also offers a free activity guide with over 100 projects and games.

Thanks to The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, this author now knows that, yes, loofahs are edible, around 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year, and Philo T. Farnsworth invented the television set. For around $10, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids is a great way for kids to have fun while learning, both during the summer and into the school year.

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