Author bio

Alison Lester

Alison Lester - book author

Has a son Lachie Hume, who is also a published children's book author.

Alison Lester is the author of books: Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia, Noni The Pony, Magic Beach, Imagine, The Snow Pony, Sophie Scott Goes South, The Quicksand Pony, Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach, Kissed by the Moon, Running with the Horses


Author books

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01
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.
02
Noni the Pony lives on a farm by the bay. She's friendly and funny and her best friends are Jac Dog and Coco the Cat. In the day time she gallops and canters and entertains the other farm animals, but sometimes at night, when the leaves sigh in the breeze, Noni gets spooked and that's when her friends help Noni go to sleep.
03
Filled with fun rhymes and make-believe stories, this wonderfully illustrated children's tale offers an imaginative view of a beach that includes swimming, surfing, and splashing. From sand castles and rock pools to boats and fish, the realistic scenes evoke images of a summer day along the waterfront where anything can happen.
04
A vivid introduction to animals from all parts of the world, portraying them in their specialized environments with intricately detailed pictures.
05
Three years of drought have reduced the Riley's farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. Dusty's only consolation is her wild and beautiful horse, the Snow Pony. Together they seem unstoppable. A trip to the mountain's to muster the family's cattle promises a fresh start, but when sudden violence erupts, Dusty and her horse find themselves tested as never before.
06
Sophie Scott is only nine years old, but she's going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship's captain. During he voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. She makes new friends, wonders at the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard.
07
'Biddy, I'm sorry, we're going to have to leave her.'
'What?' Biddy struggled out of the quicksand. 'You can't leave her! The tide's coming in. She'll drown!'

But the pony is trapped and Biddy is forced to go on without her. The next day the only signs of Bella area hoofprints in the sand...with small footprints and the paw marks of a dog. Who has rescued Bella? Who could be so small and be alone on this remote beach?

Biddy's search takes her into wild secret country where she discovers the truth about a mysterious disappearance that happened many years ago.

Alison Lester's picture books are loved by families around the world. In this gripping adventure story, set in the Australian bush she knows so well, she comes into her own as a writer and a born storyteller.
08
Noni the Pony is friendly and funny. She loves going down to the beach when it's sunny. With her two very best friends Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, and the cows from next door, it's going to be a wonderful day.
09
May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.

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.
10
Nina and her father live in a beautiful riding school famous for their Lippizaners--precious, rare performing horses. Nina loves the horses that her father looks after, but she also loves Zelda, one of the old carriage horses who she sneaks out to see. It's a perfect world for a little girl, although she has to compete with her father's work for his attention. But a war is coming, one that will threaten their lives and the very existence of the school.

When the city is under attack, Nina and Father are in charge of fleeing with the horses to a safe place across the border, but can they pass enemy soldiers, bombed out bridges and the fearsome cold of the Alps to get there? And can Nina save her beloved Zelda, too?