The Australian Children’s Laureate, Sally Rippin, is a best-selling
and beloved author for children. Her most popular series include
Billie B Brown , Hey Jack! and School of Monsters , and she has
over 10 million books in print worldwide. She is also the author of
one book for adults, Wild Things: How We Learn to Read and What Can
Happen If We Don’t .
Sally loves to write stories with heart featuring characters that resonate with children and is passionate about literacy and access to stories. She travels across the world speaking with parents, teachers and librarians about how to engage struggling readers.
In 2024, Sally was named the eighth Australian Children’s Laureate, a two-year appointment to promote the importance and transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.
Chris Kennett has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil (or so his mum says). But professionally, Chris has been creating quirky characters for just over 20 years. He's best known for drawing weird and wonderful creatures from the Star Wars universe, and his School of Monsters and Nerd Herd series.