Kookie Issue 6
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Inside issue 6
Exclusive reader interview with BBC presenter and wildlife biologist LIZ BONNIN • Record-breaking RAD GIRLS • Adventures in CREATIVE WRITING • PERFECT PRUE, a short story by Dimity Powell, illustrated by Emma Reynolds • THE HEARTSMITH, a comic by Queenie Chan • GIVE IT A GO, wushu’s wonderful! • HERO OF HISTORY Hypatia, pioneering mathematician of ancient Alexandria, an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz • MAKE IT, perfect paper pompoms are easy as 1-2-3 • QUIZ, can you understand body language? • pull-out MINI POSTER by illustrator Iveta Vaicule
DEBATE, can girls and boys be BFFs? • CHANGE IT, what can we do about climate change? • GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments • ASK CATHY problem page • PET PALS • COLOURING PAGE • BOOKS • 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