Northpine Student Gets Published

Northpine Christian College Year 7 student Emily Chester was one of 30 students from around Australia to have their artwork featured in a newly released children’s book. The book, entitled Yay! It’s Library Day is authored by Aleesah Darlison. It is about a young family’s exciting day at the library, and encourages children to go to the library more often.

Emily entered the Wombat Books Illustration Challenge last year when she was in Year 6. This competition looks for students from around Australia aged 5-18 to supply them with illustrations for books. Emily’s artwork was chosen to illustrate one of the pages in Ms Darlison’s new book. Emily says she has been drawing since before she can remember. Her sister Jessica has a passion for writing, and they are already trying to begin their careers as an author/illustrator team.

Ms Darlison has authored 41 books ranging from picture books to children’s novels. She visited Northpine on 26 March to talk to the Primary School about being an author and both she and Emily read Yay! It’s Library Day to the students.