Issue Ten


Born Free

July/August 2017

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

We bring heartfelt literature and art to children all year long. Hooray!

Welcome to the HORSE issue!
Here is what we’ve wondered:
If you saw a horse and you couldn’t touch it, was it ever really there?
Is there a star inside of an apple?
How are you and horses alike?
What is the key to happiness?
We found some keys here! Come join us in the HORSE issue, available now!

Issue 10 includes amazing work by all this loving talent: Meredith Ackroyd, C.M. Andrews, Don Black, Jeremy CharbonneauDavid Gregal Jr., Christine Hartzler, J.D. Ho, Abbigail Knowlton IsraelsenJonathan JamesLida LarinaCourtney Mandryk, Mark McDevitt, Bethann Garramon Merkle, Sofi NaydenovaAtabey Sanchez-Haiman, and Eija Sumner.

40 full-color pages of beauty and life.


Here is a horse mask to share! Print it out, then attach string on the sides so you can become a horse! Run free!




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!