Alison Lester (Author, Illustrator)

About

Alison Lester
Alison Lester (Australian Children's Laureate, 2012-2013) is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Running with the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War Two; One Small Island, about the possibility of hope and environmental preservation for a World Heritage listed island and for the world itself; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica and the sense of wonder that it brings; Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical celebration of the natural world and all that it has to offer a child; and My Dog Bigsy - to name just a few.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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Book Cover:  Are We There Yet?
The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term. Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.
The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term. Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition...
Published: 08/10/2004
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670880676
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover:  Are We There Yet? Lift The Flap And Play I-Spy!
A fabulous lift-the-flap book from one of Australia's most loved picture book creators, Alison Lester, adapting her classic book Are We There Yet?
A fabulous lift-the-flap book from one of Australia's most loved picture book creators, Alison Lester, adapting her classic book Are We There Yet?
Published: 29/07/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670078813
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  I'm Green And I'm Grumpy!
Who are the creatures in the dress-up cupboard?

Full of surprises, this warm and funny book will delight young children as they turn the page to discover who is hiding behind each door.

Another classic from Alison Lester, the creator of many much-loved and award-winning picture books, including Are We There Yet?

Who are the creatures in the dress-up cupboard?

Full of surprises, this warm and funny book will delight young children as they turn the page to discover who is hiding behind each door.

Another classic...

Published: 04/05/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143502944
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Kissed By The Moon
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076758
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Kissed By The Moon
An ebook edition of this timeless, precious picture book for babies, young children and their parents, by much-loved Children's Laureate Alison Lester, author of Are We There Yet?, Sophie Scott Goes South, One Small Island and Running with the Horses. This edition includes audio.
An ebook edition of this timeless, precious picture book for babies, young children and their parents, by much-loved Children's Laureate Alison Lester, author of Are We There Yet?, Sophie Scott Goes South, One Small Island and Running with the Horses. This edition includes audio.
Published: 23/10/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743480984
RRP: $19.99

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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