Looking for Lily By Kristy Nita Brown

Looking for Lily is

available to purchase!

Kristy Nita Brown is proud to present Looking for Lily, a junior fiction chapter book about the inner strength and determination that emerges when a best friend is in danger.

Purchase your limited first edition copy via this website. All copies numbered and signed.

Paperback. 136 pages. For ages 6-10 years old. 

ISBN: 9780646857442. Printed in Western Australia on paper from responsible sources. $3 postage per book. 500 physical copies only.

Looking for Lily is also available to purchase in-store at:

WA - Crow Books (East Victoria Park) Dymocks (Ellenbrook)

New Edition (Fremantle) Open Book (Mosman Park)

Pickled Fairy (Fremantle) Paper Bird (Fremantle)

Mosquita Miniatures (Carlisle)

VIC - Readings Kids (Carlton) Readings (Doncaster)

Dymocks (Camberwell and Tooronga) Bellcourt Books (Hamilton)

Little Blue Book Shop (Kerang) Brunswick Bound (Brunswick)

SYD - Abbey's (Sydney) Glee Books (Sydney)

QLD - Where the Wild Things Are (West End)

Harry Hartog (Carindale) Mary Who? (Townsville)

State Library of Queensland Library Shop (South Brisbane)

ACT - Book Face (Gungahlin)

TAS - The Hobart Bookshop (Hobart)

Or ask your local bookstore or library to order it in for you!

Looking for Lily is also available to purchase online at:




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Looking for Lily - Out Now!

Take a fantastical trip to a magical world and meet four tiny sprites with attitude!

In between heavy metal practise sessions and cheeky pranks, Talia, Lily, Marri and Dawn get caught up in some scary adventures. When Lily suddenly disappears, her sprite siblings fear the worst.

Who can they trust? Winston the rainbow trout? Rocket the magpie? Who is friend, and who is foe?

With a clever plan, and a few tricks up their sleeves, the sprites bravely face up to the dangers and risk themselves to save each other. But are they too late?

Purchase your copy today.

Limited first edition, numbered and signed by the author.

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"Why can't you tell stories like this, Mum?

It's like ... pretty good!"

Tyler - 7 Year Old - WA


"So cute and fun! I loved the recognisable Australian references and messages about caring for the environment."

Bianca - LoveOzYA - WA

Australian references caring for the environment

"She devoured your book and then read it again straight away. Then she chatted about sprites during our bush walk."

Heather - Mother - WA

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"With its fast-paced plot, memorable characters and engaging illustrations, Looking for Lily is perfect for young readers graduating to chapter books."

Writing WA

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"Kristy has written a lively and imaginative story that builds with each chapter. The strong characterisation and plot line keep the reader wanting to know what will happen next."

Buzz Words Magazine

"An absolute romp of a story. I'm pretty sure I'm related to some of these sprites."

Rebecca Timmis - Author - QLD

"What an absolute delight Looking for Lily is! Kids will love reading about these cheeky sprites and their adventures — and adults will enjoy reading it aloud. Kristy's imaginative and charming world is so much fun to spend time in. And bonus points for the terrific and engaging illustrations."

Kathryn Lefroy - Author - WA

cheeky sprites imaginative charming illustrations

"I love your writing style. It's so nice to see well written kids books with great imagery and tough female characters!"

Mel - Book Face - ACT

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"We are up to chapter 12, and the girls yell at me when I say the next chapter is for tomorrow night."

Michelle - Mother - WA

"I’ve been reading it to my kids and they love it! So it comes highly recommended by my 6yo and 11yo boys!"

Hannah Beazley - MP - WA

"I heard Kristy read the first chapter on Instagram and I was hooked!"

Sarah - Voices of Today - QLD

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"Looking for Lily is simply gorgeous. It's a fun, quirky read and kids love it. My daughter loves it. I love it. We all love it!"

The HYBRID Author Podcast

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"I've read the first 4 chapters as her bedtime story. She is loving it. She asked if she can go as a sprite for book week. She thinks she would make a great Dawn!"

Jo - Mother - WA

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"Talia, Lily, Marri and Dawn are teeny-tiny, head-banging, hard rockin’, heavy metal loving, awesome little critters with ATTITUDE!"

Reading with a Chance of Tacos Podcast

Talia Lily Marri Dawn teeny-tiny head-banging hard rockin' heavy metal loving awesome attitude

"She loved it and I thought it was great. It feels like there could be so much more to the series."

Gary - Father - WA

Still not sure?

Press play and listen to Kristy read the first chapter. Then order your copy today.

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"If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it."

Beverly Cleary

Looking for Lily would not have been possible without the love, encouragement and support of my fans, friends and family.

Thank you to Gregory Apps for reading way too many drafts and not complaining too much when I asked silly questions about tiny things in the middle of the night. Or wrote when I should have been sleeping! Thank you to my team for helping me publish independently: Alison Mutton, Arnetta at Line Upon Line, Makenzi Crouch and Ingrid Waltham. Thanks to my researchers: James Florisson (my fish dude), Annette McCutcheon (my flora and fauna gal) and Peter at Seed West (my seed guy). Thanks to HM Waugh and Shirley Marr for the tea and quiet times; and Nat Amoore, Kathryn Lefroy, Deb Fitzpatrick and Sue Whiting for the advice. Thanks to Sally Rippin, Meg McKinlay, Rebecca Timmis and Tim Harris for answering my questions without knowing me. Thank you to Daniel Holliday at 2D Films for a beautiful book trailer. And lots of hugs for my beta readers: Julie Brown, Jo Cochrane, Thomas Clarke, Claire Ramsay, Emily Rostirolla, Claire Morgan, Lucy Veryard, Holly Veryard and members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Australia West. Thank you to the Australian Society of Authors and John Reed Books for distributing Looking for Lily into bookstores, libraries and schools in Australia.

Last, the biggest thank you is for my dad for believing in me. I love you.

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