8 October, 2021
AWARD winning children’s author Aleesah Darlison will be at Stratford Library today (October 8) for a special Bedtime Stories event.
The author of more than 50 books for children aged 3-14 years, including picture books, chapter books and series, will be in the Far North as part of a 10-day trip to visit libraries and schools.
Often featuring animals or environmental themes, Aleesah’s works have been recognised through numerous awards, including the 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Our Class Tiger – non-fiction) and an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship.
Her picture book, Warambi, was a 2012 CBCA Notable Book and was shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award and the Environment Award, while Emerald: The Green Turtle’s Tale was shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year awards.
The Queensland author’s latest picture book series – the Endangered Animal Tales Series – features critically endangered Australian native animals, including spotted handfish, Mary River turtles, Gouldian finches, and woylies.
Families are encouraged to wear pyjamas and bring their teddy bears for Friday’s special Bedtime Stories for Children event at Stratford Library from 5.30pm.
Aleesah will be reading several picture books, including Coco, the Fish with Hands and The Dream Bird, which is an imaginative story about a special bird that visits children to help them drift off to sleep.
With stunning drawings by illustrator, Emma Middleton, The Dream Bird is perfect for children and adults to enjoy together as part of their nightly bedtime routine.