The Week Junior Book Awards

I am super delighted to share that my book, illustrated by Giovana Medeiros has been shortlisted at the Week Junior Book Awards, in the Wellbeing category. Thank you to the team at Ladybird and a big congratulations to the other nominees. Please click on this link for further information. Follow the conversation: Instagram | x/Twitter […]

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Book Cover Reveal!

Gather around! Gather around! Book cover reveal, for the first book in the Maya and Marley book series: The Great Big Tidy Up! Two cheeky goats, Lou and Chou, getting up to mischief! Illustrated by the outstanding Yabaewah Scott. Big thank you to team Ladybird Books! Pre-order via this link, to hit your letterbox on

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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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Laura, How Do I?

Laura, How Do I? Every day I receive either an email or a direct message on one of my socials asking a ‘How Do I?’ question. These are usually accompanied by a request to either meet in person or have a virtual coffee. How do you get a book published? How do you get a

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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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POWER OF A WOMAN AWARD NOMINATION!

I am truly honoured and speechless to be nominated for a Power of a Woman award, particularly alongside so many other great women who I admire and respect. As a producer, storyteller, educationalist and consultant, I am passionate about what I do and how my work impacts others. I am proud of being a woman of colour and

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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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