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 most recent work includes the highly acclaimed children’s novel Angel Creek and the popular Billie B Brown 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 Billie B Brown books have sold more than 4.5 million copies in 14 languages. Sally’s current project is her Polly & Buster trilogy - a junior fiction series about the magic of friendship.
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Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed stories for kids. Adrian produces the TV show, Kids' WB, and has also worked on The Logies, Carols by Candlelight, Prank Patrol and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Adrian is the author of the Champion Charlies series and Stuff Happens: Dale plus he co-wrote the Kick it to Nick series with AFL legend Shane Crawford. Adrian is the co-editor of Total Quack Up, along with Sally Rippin, his podcast co-host of The KidLit Club.
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Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck have teamed up with Dymocks Children’s Charities and Penguin Random House to produce Total Quack Up. This anthology of funny stories features the funniest kids’ authors in the country and all royalties from sales of the book go to Dymocks Children’s Charities. DCC’s prime motivation is to provide high quality books to pre-primary and primary school age children in priority locations across the country.
Dymocks Children's Charity: dymocks.com.au/childrens-charities
Total Quack Up: penguin.com.au/books/total-quack-up-2-9781760893583
Kids’ WB is a national children’s variety/cartoon TV show on air 7 days a week (Sat & Sun 7-11am, Mon-Fri 4-5pm). The show is in its fourteenth year and is hosted by Lauren Phillips & Andy Sunderland. Kids' WB is pre-recorded every week in the Channel 9 Studios in Docklands, Melbourne and is the number one children’s program in the country. Along with its firm commitment to general hilarity, Kids’ WB has a focus on encouraging the fun of reading and regularly features the best children’s authors in the country.
Check it out at: kidswb.com.au
The KidLit Club is a fortnightly vodcast dedicated to the world of kids’ books. Sally and Adrian interview creators, discuss hot topics and feature those within the industry who are using books to help make the world a better place. One of the show’s most popular segments is the Rippin Report, where Sally goes on location to shine a light on those people within the publishing industry who do not usually get their time in the spotlight.
The KidLit Club can be found on Facebook: @TheKidLitClub
Or as a podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-kidlit-club/id1450257621
The Grapevine airs from 9am Mondays on RRR Melbourne and puts local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and the environment, all stitched together with a mixtape of music. Bestselling kids’ author, Sally Rippin, hosts a regular monthly segment called the Reading Room where she interviews a range of fabulous kidlit creators.
Listen in at: rrr.org.au/explore/programs/the-grapevine
Kate recommends Horse Warrior, by Meredith Jaffe and published by New Holland.
Liz recommends Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker, published by Penguin Random House.
Maple The Brave by Chloe Jasmine Harris, published by Walker Books.
Sally recommends Louisiana's Way Home
by Kate DiCamillo, published by Walker Books.
Adrian recommends Cowboy and Birdbrain, by Adam Wallace & James Hart, published by Scholastic.
Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood, published by Hardie Grant Egmont.
Thanks to our amazing friends at Hardie Grant Egmont, we have a signed copy of Sally Rippin's gorgeous new Polly & Buster Book 3: The Search for the Silver Witch (even though, technically it's not even out yet!) as well as an exclusive tote bag to give away.
Head to our WIN page and simply tell us who are your favourite friends from children’s literature. Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 4th June to be in the running.
To illustrator Marianne Khoo (and her assistant Max) for designing the One More Page podcast logo and other associated images.
And to our sound editor Adam Orlowski for his wonderful audio genius - check out his other work at www.aosd.tk
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