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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Meet Billie B Brown, the biggest thing to hit the early reader scene in 2010! She's brave, brilliant and bold and will become your best friend in no time. Created for girls who are desperate to begin reading...

'Written by acclaimed children's author Sally Rippin, children will recognise their own lives reflected in Billie's "real world" adventures of having a sleep-over, playing soccer, learning ballet and more.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • See also the Billie B. Brown website: http://www.billiebbrown.com/index_main.html
  • Also translated into French and Turkish.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Includes

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y The Bad Butterfly Sally Rippin , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 Z1676832 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie has started ballet classes. She is sure she'll be a great dancer! But is Billie really cut out to be a ballerina?' (From the publisher's website.)
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y The Soccer Star Sally Rippin , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 Z1676838 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie wants to play soccer, but the boys at school won't let her. How can Billie prove that girls can play soccer, too?' (From the publisher's website.)
3
y The Second-Best Friend Sally Rippin , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 Z1676845 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie has always been best friends with Jack. But now Rebecca wants to be her best friend! Who will Billie choose?' (From the publisher's website.)
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y The Midnight Feast Sally Rippin , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 Z1676842 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie and Jack are camping in Jack's backyard. But it's very dark. And maybe just a little bit scary. Are they really big enough to camp all on their own?' (From the publisher's website.)
5
y The Beautiful Haircut Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 Z1852311 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie is the best hairdresser in the world! She likes to comb and style her dolls' hair. But real hairdressers cut, too...' (Source: back cover).
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y The Extra-Special Helper Sally Rippin , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 Z1717369 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie is her teacher's helper at the zoo. She has to stop everyone from being naughty. If only they'd listen to her!' (From the publisher's website.)
7
y The Secret Message Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2011 Z1852326 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie finds a tiny bottle at the beach. She and her friend imagine what's inside. Is there a secret message from a pirate?' (Source: Back cover).
8
y The Big Sister Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2011 Z1852346 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie can't wait for the new baby to arrive. She's even going to give it her favourite teddy! But what will happen when her parents go to hospital without her and Billie's teddy goes missing?' (Source: back cover).
9
y The Birthday Mix-Up Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2011 Z1852356 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie's party is going to be the best ever. She has lots of fun games planned! But what if Billie's friends don't like her party? Or worse, they don't come?' (Source: NLA).
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y The Little Lie Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2011 Z1804526 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie has broken her arm! It's going to be the best story ever for Show and Tell. Especially if she adds in a crocodile ...' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 08/09/2011).
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y The Best Project Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2011 Z1854233 2011 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie's little brother is cute, but he can be annoying. Billie has to keep everything away from him. Especially the tower she has made for her school project'.' (Trove)

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y The Spotty Holiday Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1854237 2011 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie is going on a plane to visit her grandma! They are going to do so many fun things together. Nothing can go wrong with this holiday... ' (Publication summary)

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y The Cutest Pet Ever Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 7138402 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie has found the most adorable guinea pig in the pet shop. She is going to love it forever! If only she can convince her mum and dad...' (Trove)

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y The Pocket Money Blues Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1852410 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie is saving up for a special toy, and Jack is helping her do jobs. But what will happen when Jack wants to spend the money on something else?' (Source: Publisher's blurb).

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y The Copycat Kid Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1852400 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'The new girl at school won't stop copying Billie! It is so annoying. What can Billie do?' (Source: Publisher's blurb).

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y The Deep End Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 7138686 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Billlie's class used to swim in the little pool. But this year they're moving to the big one. Will Billie be to scared to swim in the deep end?' (Trove)

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y The Night Fright Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 7138757 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie loves Rebecca's older sisters. They make her feel so grown-up! But is Billie grown-up enough to handle the scary movies they like.' (Trove)

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y The Missing Tooth Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 7138860 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie's lost her first tooth! It's very small, so she has to take special care of it. She can't wait for the tooth fairy to come!' (Trove)

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y The Bully Buster Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Books , 2012 6126720 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'There is a bully at Billie's school who is being mean to everyone. What can Billie do about it?' (Trove)

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y The Perfect Present Sally Rippin , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2014 Z1852372 2013 single work children's fiction children's 'Billie is bursting with excitement. It is Christmas tomorrow! She knows her presents must be hidden somewhere. A bit of peeking won't hurt, will it?' (Source: NLA).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010

Works about this Work

Rippin Yarns Make Best Sellers Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 June 2015; (p. 18)

'Sally Rippin has sold more than 1.7 million books, so why isn’t she a household name?

Blanche Clark talks to the best-selling children’s author about success.

Series Fiction and Sally Rippin’s Billie B Brown Series Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Metaphor , August no. 3 2015; (p. 30-35)

'Series fiction, an often neglected literary format, offers its readers the reassurance of familiarity alongside the frisson of anticipation. For children, it unlocks a reading world of connection with characters and storytellers, a controllable and comforting reading environment, and a place to explore possibilities for personal change and growth. Sally Rippin's 'Billie B Brown' series (2010-2014) epitomises the pleasures offered through series fiction and fosters the path to independent reading. Its beginning readers discover the structures and narrative shape of fiction writing, and are exposed to the grammatical and literary devices of written English.'

Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
Six is the Magic Number for Rippin's Yarns Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 September 2011; (p. 23)
Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
Six is the Magic Number for Rippin's Yarns Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 September 2011; (p. 23)
Rippin Yarns Make Best Sellers Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 June 2015; (p. 18)

'Sally Rippin has sold more than 1.7 million books, so why isn’t she a household name?

Blanche Clark talks to the best-selling children’s author about success.

Series Fiction and Sally Rippin’s Billie B Brown Series Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Metaphor , August no. 3 2015; (p. 30-35)

'Series fiction, an often neglected literary format, offers its readers the reassurance of familiarity alongside the frisson of anticipation. For children, it unlocks a reading world of connection with characters and storytellers, a controllable and comforting reading environment, and a place to explore possibilities for personal change and growth. Sally Rippin's 'Billie B Brown' series (2010-2014) epitomises the pleasures offered through series fiction and fosters the path to independent reading. Its beginning readers discover the structures and narrative shape of fiction writing, and are exposed to the grammatical and literary devices of written English.'

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