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The 2024-2025 Australian Childrens Laureate poster. There is three monster like creatures reading, with text that says "Sally Rippin. All kids can be readeres!"

"All kids can be readers!"

My theme as Laureate is 'All kids can be readers!'.

I was lucky enough to find it easy to learn to read when I first started school, but I know this is not the case for everyone.


Some people may need extra support, especially if they are dyslexic, others may not be able to read traditional books if they are vision impaired. But this doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy stories. 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.

My hope as Laureate is to ensure that all children can be supported to access reading in the way that suits them most.

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.

Keep an eye on my website to see if I’m coming to a place near you. 


I’d love to hear your story!


Sally xxx

Colouring fun with monsters

A colouring in sheet with three little monsters reading.
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