Inside this issue

Exclusive reader interview with engineer and robot inventor MARITA CHENG  •  RAD GIRLS who make a difference  •  How to CHANGE THE WORLD in four simple steps  •  SAVING VELVET, Sophie goes out on a limb to help a furry friend in this sweet story written by Susanne Gervay and illustrated by Soolagna Majumdar  •  CONNECTION, a comic about finding the perfect escape by Amy Gallagher  •  GIVE IT A GO, get ommm with the yoga flow  •  HERO OF HISTORY Wangari Maathai, environmental pioneer and Nobel Prize winner, in an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz  •  MAKE IT, perfect perfumes and powders  •  STAR SIGNS, what’s yours?  •  Pull-out MINI POSTER by illustrator Iveta Vaicule …

Plus regulars

DEBATE, should kids have homework?  •  CHANGE IT, the problem with palm oil  •  GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments  •  ASK CATHY problem page  •  PET PALS  •  COLOURING PAGE  •  QUIZ  •  PUZZLES + lots more!