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Alison Lester

Alison Lester

  • 5 stars across 53 books
Alison Lester is the well-known creator of many popular and award-winning children's books, many of which reflect her own country childhood. The Snow Pony was shortlisted for both YABBA and KOALA awards, reflecting its popularity with young readers of horse stories. The Quicksand Pony was shortlisted for the National Children's Award, Festival Awards for Literature in 1998, and in 1999 was the winner of the WA Young Readers Book Awards. Her picture book Are We There Yet? was the winner of the 2005 CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book award...Alison Lester was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012 and 2013.
2nd July 2009


Three young dinosaurs are having lots of fun trying to wake their sleepy Mum up, but nothing seems to work. All she doe... MoreDinosnore!

(8 reviews) Review
15th February 2015


(6 reviews) Review
18th July 2005


(1 review) Review
14th January 2019


Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we would go nowhere.... MoreImagine

(1 review) Review
30th September 2019

Circus Girl

Sky lives, plays and learns in a circus - she even dreams about performing! In this picture book, the excitement of the ... MoreCircus Girl

(1 review) Review
1st September 2004

Magic Beach

Visit a perfect beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, build sandcastles, beachcomb, explore rock-poo... MoreMagic Beach

(1 review) Review
6th May 2016

Happy and Sad

(0 reviews) Review
2nd August 2001

My Dog

Six simple and colourful stories - perfect for early reading. Read about Milly Bean, Jungle Queen: snakes, bears, tigers... MoreMy Dog

(0 reviews) Review
31st July 2018

The Journey Home

(0 reviews) Review
24th August 2018

On My Farm

(0 reviews) Review
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