WHAT. Highlights is $25? Even when I was a kid I thought they were sort of cheapy magazines. That's crazy!
Kids books in general are expensive too. I'm not much of an anti-germy person but I can't bring myself to buy used books because they get so chewed up and slobbered on.
How much is National Geographic Kids? DD loved those.
And ditto the "I can't believe Highlights is that much." My grandparents always paid for the subscription though.