Inside issue 1

Exclusive Kookie reader interviews with dance legend DARCEY BUSSELL and plant research scientist Dr Zoe-Joy Newby • 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 • HERO OF HISTORY Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, in an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz • RAD GIRLS making a noise in the world of music, featuring Mi-kaisha and the Toy Choir • SLEEPOVER SPECIAL, how to host an awesome sleepover (with snacks!) • GIVE IT A GO, the lowdown on BMX biking with five-time 16-and-under world title holder Saya Sakakibara • MAKE IT, weave a gorgeous wall hanging with Art Bar • pull-out MINI POSTER by illustrator Lesley Vamos

Plus regulars

DEBATE, should mobile phones be allowed in school? • CHANGE IT, kids come up with ways to fix the problem of plastic in the oceans • GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments • ASK CATHY problem page • PET PALS • COLOURING PAGE • QUIZ • PUZZLES + lots more!