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Growing Pains, Alison’s second picture book is out now! 

To purchase Growing Pains:

Also available at Scrumptious Reads, Mad Hatters Book Store and Books at Stones Bookstore

For Growing Pains Teachers’ Notes:

To watch the Growing Pains book trailer:

Praise for Growing Pains from Just Kid Lit:

“This sweet and heart-warming tale is beautifully paired with stunning collage detail, fully illustrated with textured materials that create a soothing, homely and natural feel. Growing Pains is an important book for young children to realise their own courage and resilience, and inspire care for the world around us. This is one that will absolutely burst your own heart with love.”

Growing Pains Review from LoveFourLearning:

“Finn’s family plant a sapling in their back garden. Finn worries the sapling might be cold, hungry or lonely. The connection Finn has with the tree helps him ultimately in his quest of growing up and facing fears of the dark. Something I loved about this book is that it embraces Finn’s sensitivity and deep feelings. As a highly sensitive person who has often thought and been told I feel too deeply from childhood, it was lovely to see a character that pondered and worries about a tree. I remember as a child worrying about farm animals getting too hot or cold in their paddocks.”

Alison’s first picture Book Hotel For Bees, was published by the State Library of Qld in 2020 as part of the Stories For Little Queenslanders Series and is available to borrow from every public library in Queensland.

For Teacher’s Notes for Hotel For Bees: please email Alison at and she will send them straight out to you, or shoot her a request on the Contact page on this website.

How to make your own Bee Waterer:

How to make your own Bee Hotel:

COMING SOON: Great and Small

Alison’s third picture book, Great and Small, will be published by Storytorch Press in 2022.

This story about a tiny unicorn, celebrates diversity, inclusivity and ability in its many forms.