We are so pleased to announce that our beloved Sally Rippin will be the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 and 2025!
The Children’s Laureate is appointed on a biennial basis and must be an Australian author and/or illustrator of children’s and/or youth literature, who is making a significant contribution to the children’s literature canon of Australia. The role of the Australian Children’s Laureate is to promote the transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. The Laureate also acts as a national and international ambassador for Australian children’s literature, championing important issues affecting the entire industry, including educators, librarians, booksellers and publishers.
Sally Rippin, the Australian’s highest-selling female author, has written over 100 books for children and young adults, including the Billie B Brown series, with 10 million books in print and the currectly succesfull series School Of Monsters, who has reached 500.000 readers only in Spain.
She says: ‘There are so many ways we can access stories, from audiobooks to braille, and there are books for all types of readers, from comic books to novels…During my two years as Laureate I will be travelling around the country to meet with parents, teachers and librarians, as well as lots of children, too, to chat about all the ways we can share stories and support kids who might struggle to learn to read.’
Read more about ACLF here.
Sally Rippin is published in all the territories we agent for Hardie Grant Australia: Spain/Latam (Montena/PRH and Bruño – Spanish/Catalan – Hércules/Galician – Loyola/Basque), Portugal (Nuvem de letras) and Brazil (Fundamento).
Congratulations, Sally, we can’t be more proud!