Welcome to Mixton Bay and the sparkling, magical Courtney Little series from popular children’s author, Aleesah Darlison. ‘Courtney is a fabulous role model for young girls and very relatable. A very cool new series’. – Kids Book Review
COURTNEY LITTLE Book 1: SECRETS & SPELLS
by Aleesah Darlison
Big Sky Publishing (Australia), August 2021
Courtney Little never knew her grandmother but it seems Delia wants to make her presence felt. Dad isn’t saying why he left Mixton Bay years ago, and now strange things are happening in her grandmother’s old house. When Courtney finds a mystical ”Book of Spells” with her name on the box, and she meets Ink the talking cat, and Justice, the surfer boy with a secret of his own, her boring holiday starts to get a lot more interesting.
The Courtney Little series has received acclaim across publications such as CBCA Reading Time, News Limited Funday Section, Magpies Magazine, Oz_Lit and more.
Book 2 : HAUNTINGS & HEXES – pub. August 2021
Book 3: PLOTS & POTIONS – pub. February 2022
Aleesah Darlison is a multi-published, award-winning Australian children’s author. She has written over fifty books for children including picture books, chapter books, novels, and series. In January 2021, Aleesah received an Australia Day Award from the Sunshine Coast Council. Aleesah has also won numerous awards for her writing including the 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Our Class Tiger – Non-Fiction) and an Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Mentorship. Her picture book, Warambi, was a 2012 CBCA Notable Book and was shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award and the Environment Award. Her picture book, Emerald: The Green Turtle’s Tale was shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards. Aleesah travels extensively, delivering talks and workshops to children and adults at preschools, schools, libraries, literary festivals, and writers’ centres. She also works as a writing mentor and tutor.