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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Grenfell Memorial Quilt

An emotional morning at North Kensington Library with the Grenfell Quilt team, on Tuesday. A few months ago, Eddie Nestor from BBC Radio London issued a call to action on Twitter: the Grenfell Quilt team needed a new home for the weekly sessions and to store their resources. I thought, why not ask RBKC libraries

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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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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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My Skin, Your Skin

Delighted to have been showcased on Penguin Random’s House new children’s picture books, for 2021, for my new book My Skin, Your Skin. This is important that every child irrespective of their  race, sees a diverse range of children in every day roles, which reflects the lives of black British children on screen and in

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