competitions, info

Spring ’09 issue coming your way!

If you are a subscriber, the spring issue of Alphabet Soup should be in your letter Cover of issue 4box early next week!

Inside you will find:

  • Q&A with Mark Greenwood
  • Curiosity corner—we talk to a family about growing vegies in their garden
  • Writing tips from the Book Chook
  • Stories, poems and book reviews
  • Kids’ writing (more stories, poems, book reviews and artwork!)
  • Crossword
  • Details of our spring writing competition!

See our website for info about our writing and design-a-cover comps, and for info about how to subscribe:

authors, info

The Book Chook answers kids’ questions about writing

Book Chook
© Greg Mitchell

The spring 2009 issue of Alphabet Soup will be out in mid August and inside you’ll find a new writing tips column from the Book Chook!

‘But who is this Book Chook?’ we hear you ask.

The Book Chook is the secret identity of an Australian writer who loves to read, write, and dress up as a chicken. (Doesn’t everybody?) She enjoys reading great stories that make her laugh, and make her feel as if she’s right in the middle of the action.

She says: it’s exciting to join Alphabet Soup (Chicken Soup would not have been exciting at all). And I’m looking forward to chatting to kids about the craft of writing.

If you have a question about writing, email it to and your question might appear in a future  issue of Alphabet Soup!*

*If we use your question, we will only print your name, age and state/country in the magazine unless you advise us otherwise.

[Dear Readers, Just in case you’re wondering, the Book Chook is NOT ME! I do love reading, but my chicken costume hasn’t been worn in years … ~Rebecca – Alphabet Soup’s Editor.]