Children’s Media Foundation – Board Member

I am honoured to be invited to be on the board of CMF. Please click on this link on CMF website to read my rationale for this. Follow the conversation on the socials: @LauraHAllain Laura Henry-Allain MBE Joins the Board – The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) (thechildrensmediafoundation.org)      

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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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Grenada Community Library welcomes JoJo and Gran Gran author Laura Henry-Allain MBE

Laura Henry-Allain MBE, award-winning global producer, storyteller, educationalist and consultant, recently visited the Grenada Community Library to lead reading and storytelling activities with local schoolchildren from St George’s and St Louis schools. Laura shared stories from JoJo and Gran Gran, the award-winning series that inspired the characters developed by the BBC’s CBeebies, which has delighted

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BAFTA award for Taiya Samuel, JoJo and Gran Gran

I am delighted to share that Taiya Samuel, who voices JoJo and Gran Gran, was named Young Performer of the Year at the 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People awards on Sunday 27th November.   Big congratulations also to Cathy Tyson, who voices Gran Gran, who was shortlisted for the Performer award. I’m sending a

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Michelle Obama – The Light We Carry

I’m delighted to be part of a forthcoming series hosted by Black Ballad to celebrate the release of Michelle Obama’s new book The Light We Carry. If you’ve never come across Black Ballad, it’s a fantastic membership organisation that celebrates black womanhood across the UK. In their own words, Black Ballad “exists to help every black

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