Lunchbox/Soapbox: Sally Rippin on Rescuing Reluctant Readers
Author Sally Rippin, creator of the hugely popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series of books for early readers, was a guest at this year’s Children’s Book Festival. In this lunchtime lesson, she speaks about writing books that both early and reluctant readers can enjoy and engage with. She also shares precious tips and insights into the often emotion-laden realm of teaching and parenting kids who are taking hesitant steps down the road of literature.
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Sally Rippin has had over 50 children’s books published, many of them award-winning, including two novels for young adults. Her most recent books include the popular Billie B. Brown and Hey Jack! series and the children’s novel, Angel Creek, which was published to critical acclaim.