Kookie Issue 2
|Publisher Names||by Missprint Media|
Exclusive KOOKIE reader interview with JESSICA WATSON, the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the world • RAD GIRLS who are super sporty, including trampolinist Izzy Weall (14), table tennis player Anna Hursey (11) and freestyle champion Liv Cooke (17) • CHANGING ROOMS, easy tips for the best bedroom makeover • MEERA’S ART LESSON, a short story about creative courage by Caitlin Smith, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic • SINK OR SWIM, a comic about friendship and finding your groove by Sarah Millman • GIVE IT A GO, how to get started with geocaching • HERO OF HISTORY, an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz about Jeanne Baret, the French botanist who disguised herself as a man to explore the world • MAKE IT, a no-sweat, no-sew, super-easy tote bag • pull-out MINI POSTER by illustrator Lesley Vamos
DEBATE, should you have to work for your pocket money? • CHANGE IT, kids figure out how to tackle the problem of fast fashion • GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments • BOOK REVIEWS by our readers • KOOKIE GIRLS around the world • Readers nominate their UNSUNG HERO • ASK CATHY problem page • I WONDER … • PET PALS • COLOURING • QUIZ • PUZZLES + lots 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