While attempting to appease to a higher class of audience, the March 1997 issue included a children's version of the execution of Lady Jane Grey.
"Children respect honesty," says former Highlights publisher Steven Chow. "But crickets can't talk either, so I don't know what we were thinking."
An apparent attempt to become topical in January 2005.
A rare example of product placement from the October 2000 issue.
The infamous Goofus & Gallant from February 1986.