New Children’s Picture Book: Maya and Marley

My new children’s book series, Maya and Marley, will be with you in July 2024! I have worked on this for two years! From researching the images to share with the super talented, illustrator, Yabaewah Scott, I knew how I wanted Maya and Marley & Co to look – from their hair, clothes, shoes (check […]

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Global Gamechangers – ITN

Delighted to be featured in ITN Business Global Gamechangers for International Women’s Day. ‘Global Gamechangers is a celebration of the changemakers around the world that are striving for gender equality, actively challenging bias and making positive change for future generations.’ It is a privilege to take part, with so many other inspiring and passionate women.

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New Book – My Family, Your Family

Ooh, I have a new children’s’ picture book My Family, Your Family out in October and illustrated by Giovana Medeiros. Little video below, with a brief synopsis of the book: Thank you Ann Marie Christian, a safeguarding and child protection expert with Child 1st Consultancy Ltd, & Lisa Smith from the Travellers’ Times for their editorial

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JoJo and Gran Gran Specials – St Lucia

Super delighted that there are two special episodes of JoJo and Gran Gran will launch this weekend on CBeebies. JoJo and her family are making a special trip to St Lucia! Saturday: It’s Time to go to the Airport! Sunday: It’s Time to Visit Saint Lucia! Watch on BBCiplayer from Monday onwards. Last week we

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Deptford Literature Festival

Super excited to be doing this event with Onyinye Iwu, part of the Deptford Literature Festival, for children aged 4-7. DATE: 19 March 2022 TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm Only £2:00! WHERE: Deptford Lounge Children’s Library 9 Giffin Street Deptford London SE8 4RJ BSL Interpreted! “Laura and Onyinye will offer a reading of My Skin, Your

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Juno Magazine

Delighted to be interviewed by Juno Magazine on all things to do with my television work and books, especially My Skin, Your Skin.  To access the magazine and article, please visit Juno Magazine’s website. Follow the conversation on the socials: Instagram|Facebook|Twitter  @LauraHAllain    

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National Story Telling Week

Ooh, it is National Story Telling Week! Getting ready for a range of online and in person events, over the next few months. Includes a school in Japan! *Author readings *Assemblies *Author Q&A *Literacy workshops *Sessions for parents and/or educators/teachers 💻Please email my PA: Admin@LauraHenryAllain.Com Follow the conversation: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @LauraHAllain

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Author and events

I have been doing a few author visits although the face-to-face visits have stopped on a temporary basis due to Covid-19. My last visit in November was to Kobi Nazrul Primary School in Tower Hamlets. I have to say, I was overwhelmed with the reception that I received from the school. Please let me know

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Have a Kitkat!

The deputy head of Wendell Park Primary School (School Partnership), Rosie, ordered a signed copy of My Skin, Your Skin for every class; they already had a copy and were keen to use the book to support their reflections for Anti-Bullying Week. It was my absolute pleasure to personally drop off the books on Thursday.

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Billboard – London

I was delighted that my new book, My Skin, Your Skin,  illustrated by the talented Onyinye Iwu. w as chosen by Amazon as part of the Amplifying Voices project for Black History Month. The billboard was on display for one week in Leicester Square in London. Click on the link here to order: Follow the

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