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The Deep End

By: Sally Rippin

Part of the Billie B Brown series

It is swimming lesson time and Billie has a belly ache. She is feeling really nervous. It was okay when the class were in the little pool but this year they are moving up to the big pool. Her best friend Jack is a really good swimmer and wants them to be in the same group but Billie knows she is not that good. She is worried she is going to be the only one in her class who has trouble.

Like always these books have a feeling that needs to be dealt with – a situation to be overcome. Rippin deals with these things in a light and entertaining way provides us with dual purpose books. You can just enjoy them or use them to bring up topics.

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Published: 01 June 2012

Format: Paperback 60 pages

Categories: Sport, Friendship

ISBN 13: 9781742971438

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The Night Fright

By: Sally Rippin

Part of the Billie B Brown series

Billie is so excited because she is going to the movies with her friend Rebecca and Rebecca’s older sisters. The thing is they like scary movies. Billie says she is big enough to handle that but is she? What happens after the movie?

Another fun addition to the Billie B Brown series looking at fear and growing up. Billie finds out it is okay to say she is a little afraid. She doesn’t have to be something she isn’t. I like these books because Billie is allowed to be a kid. She is allowed to experience a whole range of emotions. These are entertaining stories but also provide openings to discuss things kids may need to talk about.

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Published: 01 June 2012

Format: Paperback 60 pages

Categories: Fiction, Swimming, Challenges

ISBN 13: 9781742971445

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

The Big Sister

By: Sally Rippin

Billie B Brown

This time the B stands for Baby. Billie is going to be a big sister and she is very excited. She has decided to give the new baby her favourite teddy bear Fred as she won’t need him any more because she will be a big sister. Then when the time comes for Billie’s mum to go to the hospital Billie comes to think that maybe there are times she still needs Fred.

A cute little story about all the nerves, excitement and changes that happen when a new baby is expected into a family. Billie as always is enthusiastic and fun and in the process she learns a little something. Billie B Brown books are a lot of fun and they let kids know it is okay not to always feel good and happy about different things.Billie is a great character and feels so real and identifiable to readers because she is allowed to experience, this is valuable for our children to read about.

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Published: 01 March 2011

Format: Paperback 60 pages

Categories: Family, Baby

ISBN 13: 9781921759789

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

The Bad Butterfly

By: Sally Rippin

Billie B Brown series book 1

Billie and her best mate Jack have just started ballet classes. Billie has plans to be the greatest ballerina ever. Things in class though don’t work out the way she thought they would. She just can’t seem to get the hang of being a butterfly. Jack suggests they practice together before the next class and they come up with a plan. Will this plan help Billie’s dance dreams come true?

Billie is a strong minded, little girl. She knows just what she wants and goes after it. Of course things don’t always go her way which is a nice little lesson to throw in. With a big print, easy to understand text and fun story lines these books will appeal to first chapter book readers and parents who have to sit down with them. The other thing I really like about this book is that Billie doesn’t conform to what we may expect little girls in books to be like. In simple terms this means it makes it okay for little girls to look outside what others might expect of them [Spoiler**  for example Billie making a better troll than butterfly and Jack mastering the butterfly dance].

This is a popular series and a recommended one.

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Published: 01 April 2010

Format: Paperback 60 pages

Categories: Friends

ISBN 13: 9781921564925

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of page

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