Kookie Issue 1
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Inside issue 1
Exclusive KOOKIE reader interviews with dance legend DARCEY BUSSELL, MBE, and super STEMETTE Anne-Marie Imafidon, MBE • RAD GIRLS making a noise in the world of music, featuring the Honey Hahs • SLEEPOVER SPECIAL, how to host an awesome sleepover • ECHO, a comic about finding your voice by Rachael Smith • THREADS OF TIME, an intriguing short story by children’s playwright Sue Murray, illustrated by Angela Ho • GIVE IT A GO, the lowdown on BMX biking with Junior Women’s BMX champ, Bethany Shriever • HERO OF HISTORY, Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz • MAKE IT, weave a gorgeous wall hanging • pull-out MINI POSTER by illustrator Lesley Vamos
DEBATE, should mobile phones be allowed in school? • CHANGE IT, girls tackle the problem of plastic in the oceans • GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments • KOOKIE GIRLS around the world • BOOK REVIEWS • Readers nominate their UNSUNG HERO • ASK CATHY problem page • I WONDER … • PET PALS • COLOURING • QUIZ • PUZZLES + more!
Founders and editors Vivien Jones and Nicky Shortridge have been friends since they were 13 years old.
Vivien has edited consumer magazines for more than 20 years, while Nicky has worked on all kinds of publications, from journals to children’s books. Viv has two teenage daughters and Nicky has a young son.
They share a nostalgia for eighties music, a penchant for noodles and a love of the printed word.
Together, they publish KOOKIE, a new ad-free quarterly print magazine for pre-teen girls aged 8-12+.
In a world that often says there’s only one way to be a girl (think pink), KOOKIE is a genuine alternative – one that offers girls a rounded and optimistic sense of who they are and what they could become. There are interviews with remarkable women and girls from around the world, profiles of pioneering women in history, original fiction and comics, plus lively content on science and nature, art and activism, sports and technology, as well as craft, debate, puzzles, pets and more. KOOKIE is surprising, informative, inclusive and most of all … fun!
“Thank you for making this magazine about what you CAN be instead of what you SHOULD be.” Emilia R, 10