Kookie Issue 3
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INSIDE ISSUE 3
Exclusive KOOKIE reader interview with best-selling author LIZ PICHON • RAD GIRLS who dance, Eileen Kramer (103), Maya King (21) and Gracie Booth (9) • ALL CHANGE! Transitioning through school, with answers to the big questions • CONSTANCE SMALLHEART, a short story about a little girl with big talent by Deborah Abela, illustrated by Iveta Vaicule • GHOST HUNTER, a comic about looking for ghosts and finding friends by Sian Jefferson • GIVE IT A GO, set your sights on archery with Under-18 World Champion Lucy Mason • HERO OF HISTORY Fatima al-Fihri, who founded the world’s oldest university, in an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz • MAKE IT, how to create your own zine by Kristyna Baczynski • pull-out keepsake MINI POSTER by illustrator Lesley Vamos
DEBATE, are school uniforms a good idea? • CHANGE IT, kids tackle the issue of water scarcity • GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments • ASK CATHY problem page • PET PALS • COLOURING PAGE • 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