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by Sally Rippin



Billie B Brown
The Honey Bees


Billie B Brown
The Hat Parade


Billie B Brown
The Grumpy Neignbour



Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) will publish three new Billie B Brown books in April 2020, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the bestselling series.


There have been many brilliant girl characters appear on the scene; cutting their own paths and using their smarts to create their own adventures. But recently I realised I haven’t seen as many well-rounded boy characters...


Australian Reading Hour (ARH) has revealed the covers of the five books by its children’s ambassadors being published for this year’s event on 19 September.



About Sally


Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia. As a young adult she lived in China for three years, studying traditional Chinese painting. Sally has over seventy books published, many of them award-winning, including two novels for young adults. Her work includes the highly acclaimed Polly and Buster trilogy and the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! books, which became the highest selling series for 6-8 year olds in Australia within the first year of their release. Sally is Australia’s highest selling female author and her books have sold more than 4.5 million copies in 14 languages. 

Sally is a popular presenter in schools and at literary festivals both in Australia and overseas and has a regular program on 3RRR interviewing children’s authors and industry professionals. She is a passionate ambassador for the 100 Story Building, Dymocks Childrens' Charities and also the Australian Reading Hour. Recently, she and Kids WB producer, Adrian Beck, have collaborated on a video series called the KidLit Club, which airs fortnightly. 


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For speaking engagements, please contact Sally via Booked Out Speakers Agency

Literary Agent: Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown Literary Agency

For all things related to Billie B Brown, Hey Jack! or Polly and Buster, please email Hardie Grant Egmont.

You can write to Sally via her publishers at

Hardie Grant Egmont
 Building 1, 658 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

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