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Sally Rippin Sally Rippin i(A57782 works by)
Born: Established: Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
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Rippin spent most of her childhood in South-East Asia, living in Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. She also lived in China for three years as an adult and studied traditional Chinese painting.

Rippin has taught Writing for Children at RMIT, Melbourne and has written books for the Reading Discovery Series of children's readers. She has mentored emerging writers and illustrators, especially through the 100 Story Building creative writing centre for marginalised youth, and has presented at schools, literary festivals in Australia and internationally, and in a regular program on 3RRR, in which she interviews children's authors and industry professionals.

Two of her Fang Fang books (Fang Fang's Chinese New Year and Speak Chinese, Fang Fang!) have been included in La Trobe's former undergraduate unit on post-colonial literature for children.

Her awards include YABBA, KOALA, and KROC awards, as well as a Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award. She has been shortlisted for both the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Big Dog Is a Big Help Surry Hills : Little Hare Books , 2023 26215305 2023 single work picture book children's

'Big Dog and Little Dog go camping in this fun follow up to Sally Rippin and Lucinda Gifford's Big Dog, Little Dog.

'Big Dog can't wait to go camping with Little Dog for the first time and show him how it's done. Big Dog is very good at helping! But things don't go as planned ...

'A warm, funny picture book about newly blended families and learning to get along, from two of Australia's most beloved and award-winning storytellers.' (Publication summary)

2024 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon Come Over to My House Richmond : Bright Light , 2022 24416333 2022 single work picture book children's

'Come Over To My House is a delightful picture book that explores the home life of children and parents who are Deaf or disabled. Co-written by disability advocate Eliza Hull and bestselling author Sally Rippin, the inclusive rhyming text authentically explores the characters' various disabilities. 

'A cast of friendly characters invite friends over for a play – there’s fun to be had, food to eat and families to meet!

'Come over to my house. Come over and play!
I’ll show you around, you can stay the whole day.
We’ll swing on the swing-set and splash in the pool.
Then I’ll race you inside where my bedroom is cool.'  (Publication summary)

2024 winner The DANZ Children's Book Award Picture Books
2023 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2023 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Pooja Desai.
2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon School of Monsters 2021 Richmond : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2021- 20489174 2021 series - author single work picture book children's
2022 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's and Young Adult Series designed by Kristy Lund-White.
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