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Magazines that Give

By | 2017-11-08T14:41:35+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Featured Magazines, Holiday, Magazine News|

Rosalee Clearman, the founder of Magazine Subscriptions PTP, was the ultimate giver. She started this company in hopes that she could help provide for her family and give generously to those in need. She did this exceptionally well! During her 89 years of life she was able to give abundantly to hundreds if not thousands of people, never expecting anything in return.

One of the first magazines she sold was Redbook. The magazine is still running today and it is written for young and old, working or stay at home mothers. It focuses on fashion, beauty and health as well as good food and nutrition, parenting, relationships and fiction. It exists to serve mothers in all walks of life.

In addition to Redbook, we would like to showcase a few magazines that focus on personal growth, outreach, and giving back. As we start shopping for Christmas, remember that there are ways you can use your money for good and help build a better community and world!

Guideposts – Carries a unique blend of how-to help for overcoming life’s problems. Features strategies, tactics and tips for a more abundant life, and unforgettable true-life stories that inspire, instruct and entertain. Guideposts’ special features and articles help readers cope with the unique problems of today and beyond. You can even download FREE “Outreach Publications” to hand out to those in your community. Click Here for Free e-Books.

Live Happy – A breath of fresh air in a world of negative news. Their mission is focused on “promoting and sharing authentic happiness, inspiring people to live purpose-filled, healthy, meaningful lives.” Each issue is packed with inspiring & relatable stories, life advice, and ideas for your home, family, and professional career. More Information on Live Happy.

Oprah Magazine (“O”) – Founded by Oprah Winfrey, this magazine offers compelling stories and empowering ideas to women around the world. In several of her issues, she highlights organizations or people that give back.

Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Cooking Light, Travel & Leisure, and Real Simple have all provided unique gift ideas this holiday season. They are gifts with a purpose!

Fall Favorite Magazines!

By | 2017-11-08T14:44:41+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Featured Magazines, Holiday, Magazine News|

Fall is officially here! Well, at least in most states across the U.S. The leaves are starting to change colors, the cool air is settling in, and pumpkin flavored everything is stocking up the shelves!

Just as we start to settle into the new season, it’s time to gear up for the holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. It’s time to put on your baking hats, roll up your sleeves, get out your crafts, and prepare for the upcoming festivities.

From beginners to experts, children to adults, there are several magazines that offer great recipes, crafts, do-it-yourself gifts, and ideas for decorating for the holidays. We have listed a few of our favorites to get you started.

Butternut Magazine – This magazine does an excellent job of teaching young kids about food – what it is, where it comes from and how to eat it. Tailored for age range 3-6, this magazine provides vivid pictures and diagrams to help young kids understand the science and magic behind what they eat. They also provide simple and delicious recipes for your family to try! 

ChopChop – Their mission is to educate kids (ages 5-15) to cook and be nutritionally literate, empower them to actively participate as health partners with their families, and help establish and support better eating habits for a lifetime of good nutrition.

Food Network – A very popular magazine among all our customers, this magazine features various Food Network talent through its pages, plus an in-depth look at their shows and kitchens. It showcases kitchen tools, food products, new restaurants, recipes and food across the U.S. 

Family Fun – This magazine is like the title says, “fun”. It provides several craft, food and travel ideas for you and your family. It is your ultimate guide to creating experiences you and your kids will remember forever. 

Family Circle – Busy, budget-minded women turn to Family Circle as a trusted source of practical advice on crafts, cooking, decorating, family life, fitness, fashion and more. They have recently added a section devoted to “work-life” for those working moms or moms looking to get back to work.

Good Housekeeping – This magazine focuses on food, fitness, beauty, child care, needlework and crafts. It includes human interest stories, articles on social issues, consumer awareness, money management, health news and travel.

Ingredient Food Magazine for Kids – Their mission is to create an entertaining and informative, ad-free magazine to inspire children ages 6-12 to care about food and cooking. Each issue includes Q&A, a round-up of food trends, a close-up look at a specific food, short pieces, features, activities, recipes, quizzes and games.

Martha Steward Living – With beautiful photography and informative, how-to features on everything from gardening to decorating, Martha Stewart Living provides an array of information. Each issue will bring you hundreds of ideas for entertaining friends in festive settings, turning simple meals into tempting masterpieces, creating unusual flower arrangements and designing handmade gifts.

Taste of Home – Every issue of Taste of Home features over 85 home style recipes, full color photos, complete meal plans, quick and easy foods for busy families, cooking for empty nesters and no advertising!

Rachael Ray Every Day – Rachael Ray, host of 30 minute meals on the Food Network, helps you plan meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s a good go-to-guide for great food, good fun, and inspiring ways to relax, laugh and enjoy life. It also includes Rachael’s favorites for fun, beauty, style and home, plus 100s of food and entertaining tips.

We hope you enjoy this season and would love to see what you’re baking or making. Make sure to tag us on Facebook or #magazinesubscriptionsptp and mention what magazine(s) you like to reference this season!

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Back to School Popular Magazines

By | 2017-11-08T14:45:04+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Featured Magazines, Magazine News|

September is here which means schools across the nation have officially started their new year. With the start of every year, there is excitement, anxiety and a lot of preparation. Teachers, staff, children and parents spend weeks before the start of school in making sure everything is set.

We want to make sure you’re set with all the needed magazines to stock your library. It is hard to decide which magazines your students may read when you have a range of ages to adhere to. In hopes of easing the stress of starting the school year, we have compiled a list of the top selling magazines for the three different school ages – elementary, middle and high school.

Elementary School

  • National Geographic Kids – An award winning magazine that combines learning with fun. Features great stories on animals, science, technology, and awesome accomplishments of kids around the world. Plus puzzles, games, posters and trading cards.
  • Ranger Rick – The most famous and popular nature-discovery magazine for children ages 7-12.
  • Scooby Doo – Shaggy, Scooby and The Gang head into action in this fast paced comic.
  • Sports Illustrated Kids – A front row ticket to reading fun! Includes profiles of major sports stars, action photos, great games, and lively writing for kids.
  • Zoo books – Each issue explores the anatomy, habitat, socialization, and ecological role of a single animal or animal group in a vibrant, easy-to-understand way.

Middle School

  • Boy’s Life – Deals with scouting, sports, science, careers, health, fashion, fiction, video games and electronics. Regular monthly columns feature records, books, movies, stamps and coins, hobbies and other subjects of interest to boys.
  • Beanz (formerly Kids, Code, & Computer Science) – Provides school and community library patrons with useful articles and resource links about computer science and programming, information libraries also can use for their technology programs in their communities. While the magazine is written to help kids ages 10 and older learn about programming and computer science, the articles also help parents, teachers, and adults who want to learn.
  • Discover – Provides its readers with immediate access to startling developments in science, technology and medicine with a renewed emphasis on how those breakthroughs affect their world.
  • Game Informer – Your source for the latest in video game news, reviews, previews, podcasts, and gamer culture.
  • Sports Illustrated Kids – A front row ticket to reading fun! Includes profiles of major sports stars, action photos, great games, and lively writing for kids.

High School

  • Discover – Provides its readers with immediate access to startling developments in science, technology and medicine with a renewed emphasis on how those breakthroughs affect their world.
  • Make – Devoted to digital projects, hardware hacks, and DIY inspiration.
  • People – From remarkable heroes to unbelievable villains, from movie idols to everyday saviors, People Weekly provides an intimate and revealing chronicle of the personalities that touch our lives and capture our attention.
  • Scientific American – Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space.
  • The Week – Best reporting, analysis, commentary and opinion from scores of newspapers, magazines and other news sources. Summaries of opinions from media in other countries. Features travel, cooking, recommended television shows, films, books, and art.


What we have listed above is just a snapshot of titles we offer our libraries. Feel free to contact us today to order these and many more as you stock up the shelves!

To all of our teachers and librarians, best of luck in the new school year.

– Magazine Subscriptions – PTP

Welcome to our Blog!

By | 2017-11-08T14:46:25+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Featured Magazines, Magazine News|

Welcome to our blog!

Each month we will write a summary of popular magazines that libraries are adding to their collection. This is what we will call our Featured Magazine of the Month. We hope this will provide new ideas as you build your own magazine library.

We will also include up to date information on magazines that expire or change. We want to make sure all of our clients are informed with the most recent updates from our publishers.

Check out our blog regularly so you can have the most up to date magazine selection!


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