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Turtle (magazine)
Categories Children's magazine
Frequency Bi-monthly
First issue October 1979
Final issue 2014
Company Saturday Evening Post Society
Country United States
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana

Turtle was a bi-monthly American magazine for children ages 2 to 5. It existed between 1979 and 2014, and featured short stories, poems, games, comics, rebuses, recipes, crafts, and more. It was headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Features included the annual U.S. Kids Cover Contest, which has awarded more than $25,000 for school art programs. Each issue of Turtle also included age-appropriate games, puzzles and interactive activities that encouraged problem-solving and critical thinking.

Notable contributors

Notable contributors included Charles Ghigna, poet and author Eileen Spinelli, comic book writer Justin Gray and author/illustrator Valeri Gorbachev.


  • Parents’ Choice Award Approved Winner, 2012
  • Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award for “ABC Stick Puppets,” 2011
  • Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner, 2011
  • iParenting Media Awards Best Product Winner, 2009
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