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Aleesah Darlison Aleesah Darlison i(A122626 works by)
Gender: Female
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Author of picture books, chapter books, and children's novels, including contemporary, fantasy, and non-fiction works.

Among Darlison's works are the series Little Witch (begun 2017), Unicorn Riders (begun 2011), and Totally Twins (2010). Her picture books often have a strong environmental theme and focus on native Australian fauna: she was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature in 2012 (for Warambi) and won it in 2015 (for Our Class Tiger).

Darlison's stories have been published in the New South Wales School Magazine and in Little Ears. She has run workshops for children's writers and has been a reviewer with the Sun-Herald newspaper.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
2015 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to undertake a number of learning opportunities whilst attending the 2015 WORD Vancouver International Literary Festival in Canada and the 2015 Young Child Expo & Conference in in Spokane USA.
2009 ASA Mentorship For children's writing.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Emerald : The Green Turtle's Tale Nannup : Wild Eyed Press , 2017 13796468 2017 single work picture book children's

'Emerald the Green Turtle hatches from her egg and, with her many sisters, makes her perilous journey to the beckoning sea.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
y separately published work icon Our Class Tiger South Melbourne : Oxford University Press (Melbourne) , 2014 8772450 2014 single work non-fiction children's

"The informative and compelling non-fiction titles offer authentic writing styles. The titles include traditional non-fiction text types and features, as well as quirky topics and content that provide a child-friendly way to learn. Stunning photography. Informative illustrations and diagrams. Authentic, child-friendly contexts for teaching reading. All titles can be purchased separately as single titles." (Publication summary)

2015 joint winner The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Non-Fiction
y separately published work icon Warambi Kingswood : Working Title Press , 2011 Z1798914 2011 single work picture book children's 'When the home of a little bent-wing bat colony is destroyed, Warambi becomes separated from her mother and the other bats. Lost and alone she finds shelter far away. Scary sounds are all around her. Danger is never far away. Will she find her way home?' (Trove record)
2012 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
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