Inside this issue

Exclusive Kookie reader interview with JESSICA WATSON, the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the world  •  RAD GIRLS who are super sporty, including rock climber Angie Scarth-Johnson (13), shot-putter Ashlyn Blackstock (13) and table tennis player Anna Hursey (11)  •  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 Jeanne Baret, a botanist who disguised herself as a man to explore the world, in an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz  •  MAKE IT, a no-sweat, no-sew, super-easy tote bag  •  Pull-out MINI POSTER by illustrator Lesley Vamos …

Plus regulars

DEBATE, should you have to work for your pocket money?  •  CHANGE IT, kids consider the issue of fast fashion  •  GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments  •  ASK CATHY problem page  •  PET PALS  •  COLOURING PAGE  •  QUIZ  •  PUZZLES + lots more!