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

To purchase Growing Pains: https://ekbooks.org/product/growing-pains/

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

For Growing Pains Teachers’ Notes: https://ekbooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Teachers-Notes__Growing-Pains.pdf

To watch the Growing Pains book trailer: https://youtu.be/Vl3sLfsCa58

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.”

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 alisonandpeter@optusnet.com.au 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: https://www.gardensthatmatter.com/make-bee-waterer/

How to make your own Bee Hotel: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/04/how-to-build-a-bee-hotel/

OUT NOW! Great and Small

Alison’s third picture book, Great and Small, was published by Storytorch Press in 2022. This story about a tiny unicorn, celebrates diversity, inclusivity and ability in its many forms. Available at http://www.storytorch.com.au, Booktopia and all good bookstores.

Free Teacher’s Notes: https://alisonmclennanorg.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/cc8a2-greatandsmallteachersnotes.pdf

Free Classroom Poster: https://www.storytorch.com.au/s/Being-Different-Is-A-Superpower-POSTER-A3-A-as-smaller-file.pdf

Activity based on inclusion and accessibility: https://moad-web.s3.amazonaws.com/heracles-production/9fb/794/8d4/9fb7948d4272ebc01996f092ee2f2f98fb8756f9d1eb8e56459e7c009a62/Learning%202022%20Great%20and%20Small%20Activity%20Sheet-2.pdf

Curriculum Links: HASS, Visual Arts, English, PD/H/PE
Age Range: K – 6

Watch the book trailer: https://youtu.be/-8izpQeAPXU