About me. . .
I feel lucky to have a life 100% dedicated
to books - I write and edit books for little kids
and their families.
I'm best known as the author of the Lulu/Lola books, though I've written over 25 picture books.
I'm also Editor-at-large at AlannaMax.
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I blog and write about gender,
diversity and inclusion.
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to read more. Click here for the blog.
In the UK and Ireland, the Lulu and Zeki books are books are published by AlannaMax.
In the US and Canada, Lola and Leo
books are published by
The Lulu & Zeki books are also published in Denmark by Forlaget Arvids, in Netherlands by Luister, in Brazil by Pallas in Sweden by EPIX and in Korea by Glburri.
My books are also published by Chicken-House/Scholastic, Barefoot Books, Little Tiger, Annick Press and O'Brien Press.
To buy my books
Please support independent bookshops and buy my books from them whever you can.
If the title you want is not on the shelves, most bookshops can order the book for you. They can look it up on their system, but having the title and format you want in advance will speed up the process (as will the ISBN).
Some of the titles are available in hardcover and paperback and some (for little kids) are printed on card or board.
All the details are on the
As well as writing, I am Editor-at-Large
In 2006 I started Alanna Books and in 2017 partnered with Ken Wilson-Max to form the new Alanna Max. Ken is the Publisher of this even more exciting and dynamic list. For more, see Alanna Max.
Alanna Books was shortlisted for the inaugural Independent Publishers Guild's
The Alison Morrison Diversity Award
Something gorgeous in 2021
2020 was a HARD year. So it's great to have something to look forward to in 2021. Perfect books for Mother's day or Father's Day - any day really!!
First up Zeki Loves Mummy (UK) in February 2021
Then Leo Loves Mommy (US edition) March 18th 2021
Leo Loves Daddy (US) March 2021
Zeki Loves Daddy (UK) May 2021
Guess who made it on to the Essence 50 Must-Read Black Children's Books of the Past 50 Years!
Yes, it's our girl Lola! Look at what amazing company she's in! Just wow!
A little nervous about heading back to school or starting for the first time?
Lulu can help...
Rosalind Beardshaw was nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal for the illustrations of Lulu's First Day.