Current Issue


The Wind Catcher

September/October 2017

Welcome to the world of Root & Star, the magazine for the WHOLE child—the wise, the wild, the strange, & the sweet.

In the wind issue, we gaze at the sky, trying to read the weather. We think about traveling to distant lands on the back of the invisible force that is the wind. We make flying fish who swim in flying lakes! Come see!

Issue 11 includes amazing work by all this loving talent: Alan Bagnall, Heather FeinbergDavid Gregal Jr., Katsushika Hokusai, Ken HorneAbbigail Knowlton IsraelsenJonathan James, Petya Kazantseva, Lida LarinaCourtney Mandryk, Valdas Misevičius, Ellis Paul, Natalie Rosa, Christina Rossetti, Heather Franzen Rutten, Page Turner, Susan Watts, Lindsey Yankey, and Christine Hartzler Woodruff.

The target audience for each magazine is children ages 2–8, or children who are being read to and/or are just learning to read—but because children are never far from their siblings and caregivers, we created a magazine that can be enjoyed by all ages, from 1 to 100.

Root & Star is published six times per year. Join us with one issue, or SUBSCRIBE here for 40 full-color pages of beauty and life in your mailbox six times per year.




Here is a fish wind sock to share! Click to download the PDF, print it out, then follow the instructions!

And if the wind is blowing through you, try bundling up with Arden! Click to download, then print and cut out.

Thank you for allowing us to bring heartfelt literature and art to children all year long. Hooray!