Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular authors. She has written and illustrated over 25 picture books, and her first fiction title, The Quicksand Pony, quickly became a bestseller. Her books are published in many languages and are loved by children around the world. Alison's sure sense of colour and design, her humour, and her keen observation of the details of children's lives make her books lasting favourites.

Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father's arms. She still lives in the country and rides her horse whenever she can. She believes children need adventures and the freedom to imagine. She has always been a bookworm and often reads for hours in the middle of the night. 'I love the way books take you to another world, no matter what's going on in your life.'

Books by Alison Lester

Imagine

Published: September 2017

A beautiful board book edition of Alison Lester's Imagine - a wonderful introduction to the natural world with pictures to explore again and again.

My Farm 25th Anniversary edition

Published: August 2017

A special 25th Anniversary edition in hardback of Alison Lester's classic story My Farm, featuring a fold-out frieze to pin up.

Magic Beach

Published: December 2016

A beautiful board book edition of Alison Lester's all-time favourite Australian beach book.

Alison Lester's Wonderful World

Published: November 2016

If you've ever wanted to draw like Alison Lester - now you can! Enjoy colouring the scenes from some of Alison's most popular books. A colouring book for children, a relaxing enjoyable activity for adults - or you can colour in together.

Noni the Pony goes to the Beach

Published: October 2016

Come to the beach with Noni - the nicest pony you could ever meet - in this delightful rhyming story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester. This is the board book edition of the CBCA honour book.

The Snow Pony 15th Anniversary edition

Published: April 2016

The fifteenth-anniversary edition of Alison Lester's The Snow Pony - a tough and tender novel about fourteen-year-old Dusty's faith in a wild horse they said could never be tamed.

Baby Days

Published: December 2014

In this delightful collection of four rhyming stories, Alison Lester shares the joy of all the things little children can do in a day. This gorgeous padded hardcover makes the perfect gift or addition to a first library.

Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

Published: October 2014

Come to the beach with Noni - the nicest pony you could ever meet - in this purely delightful rhyming story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester. You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony.

Imagine 25th Anniversary edition

Published: September 2014

A special, large format edition in hardcover to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Alison Lester's much-loved classic picture book. Imagine offers a fascinating look into the natural world, and has delighted children and parents over many years.

Green as a Bean

Published: May 2013

This delightful board book from popular author-illustrator Alison Lester is perfect for little children discovering the world around them. Have fun learning new words and colours together.

One Clucky Hen

Published: May 2013

This delightful board book from popular author-illustrator Alison Lester is perfect for little children discovering the world around them. Have fun counting and learning new words together.

Noni the Pony

Published: December 2012

A board book edition of the satisfying and delightful rhyming pony story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester . Noni is the nicest pony any little child could ever hope to meet.

Run Like a Rabbit

Published: December 2012

This board book from much-loved author-illustrator Alison Lester is perfect for little children discovering the world around them. Have fun doing the actions of animals and birds, and learning new words together.

Growl like a Tiger

Published: December 2012

This board book from much-loved author-illustrator Alison Lester is perfect for little children discovering the world around them. Have fun making the sounds of animals and birds, and learning new words together.

Noni the Pony (with toy)

Published: November 2012

A satisfying and delightful rhyming pony story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester - Noni is the nicest pony any little child could ever hope to meet. With strong sales and awards success for the original edition, here is a gorgeous gift box containing the full-size hardcover book and a plush Noni toy.

The Quicksand Pony

Published: January 2012

The fifteenth-anniversary edition of Alison Lester's gripping horseback adventure, set in the rugged yet romantic Australian coastal bush. With extra commentary by the author.

Magic Beach 20th anniversary ed

Published: November 2010

A special 20th Anniversary edition in hardback of Alison Lester's enduring favourite, Magic Beach, featuring a pull-out frieze to pin up.

Noni the Pony

Published: October 2010

A satisfying and delightful rhyming pony story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester - Noni is the nicest pony any little child could ever hope to meet.

Horse Crazy! The Complete Adventures of Bonnie and Sam

Published: September 2009

Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town combine in this collection of four full-colour Bonnie and Sam stories for young readers. Created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Yikes!

Published: June 2009

Packed with eccentric characters and scenes of wild adventure, this funny and exciting book for young readers is by favourite author-illustrator Alison Lester.

Magic Beach big book ed

Published: January 2009

A big-book edition of Lester's all-time favourite Australian beach book.

Bonnie and Sam 4: Saving Mr Pinto

Published: October 2008

Friendship, horses and adventure at an Australian agricultural show - book four in this irresistible series of chapter books for young readers who love horses, created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Bibs and Boots

Published: July 2008

One of four jaunty Australian board books about everyday life, for 1-4 year olds, by bestselling author Alison Lester.

Happy and Sad

Published: July 2008

One of four jaunty Australian board books about everyday life, for 1-4 year olds, by bestselling author Alison Lester.

Crashing and Splashing

Published: July 2008

One of four jaunty Australian board books about everyday life, for 1-4 year olds, by bestselling author Alison Lester.

Bumping and Bouncing

Published: July 2008

One of four jaunty Australian board books about everyday life, for 1-4 year olds, by bestselling author Alison Lester.

Bonnie and Sam 3: Racing the Tide

Published: April 2008

Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town - book three in this irresistible series of chapter books for young readers who love horses, created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Bonnie and Sam 2: The Circus Pony

Published: October 2007

Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town - book two in this irresistible series of chapter books for young readers who love horses, created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Imagine

Published: September 2007

A sparkly mini edition of Lester's best-selling Australian picture book. A wonderful introduction to the world of animals, with pictures to explore again and again.

Magic Beach

Published: September 2007

A sparkly mini edition of Lester's all-time favourite Australian beach book.

Bonnie and Sam 1: The Shadow Brumby

Published: April 2007

Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town - book one of an irresistible series of chapter books for young readers who love horses. Created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Alison Lester's ABC

Published: June 2006

Affectionate, funny, and full of detail, Alison Lester's ABC gives a vivid picture of a child's daily adventures.

My Farm

Published: December 2005

From the author of Are we there yet?, a gorgeous, sparkly new cover edition of a classic Australian picture-book. Affectionate, funny, and full of adventure, My Farm gives a vivid picture of a child's life in the country.

Imagine

Published: May 2005

Gorgeous, sparkly cover edition for this much-loved Australian children's book. A wonderful introduction to the natural world, with pictures to explore again and again, and a key to help you name all the animals.

Magic Beach

Published: September 2004

A new edition of Magic Beach, with sparkly new cover, to celebrate 150,000 copies sold of this modern Australia classic.

Snow Pony

Published: April 2001

Only Dusty can ride the Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her. A tough and tender novel about a family's struggle to hold together during harsh times, and fourteen-year-old Dusty's faith in a wild horse they said could never be tamed.

Board Books for Babies

Published: December 1997

A gift boxed collection of Alison Lester's simple, charming board books for babies and toddlers. Including: Bibs and Boots, Happy and Sad, Crashing and Splashing, Bumping and Bouncing.

Quicksand Pony

Published: October 1997

A real horseback adventure set in the rugged yet romantic Australian coastal bush.

Yikes!

Published: May 1995

Choose a character, then turn the page and find out what happens to you and everyone else.;

Yikes!

Published: November 1993

Packed with eccentric characters and scenes of wild adventure, this is Alison Lester's funniest and most exciting book yet.

Magic Beach

Published: November 1992

A favourite story for children 2-5 years, in minature format.

Magic Beach

Published: November 1990

A delightful and enduring favourite - this picture book is loved by children aged 2 - 5 years.

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