NEW - October 2022!
After a big sleep, it’s time for Zeki to wake up...
One by one his eys, ears, mouth and nose, head shoulders, knees and toes bounce into action.
By the last spread, he has simmed into sharp shorts and
put on his buzzy, busy top and he’s ready for anything!
An energetic companion to Zeki Sleep Tight, Zeki’s morning
routine is one that will appeal to any young child.
After a busy day, it’s time for Zeki to wind down...
One by one his senses get ready to slow down: the room is hushed, the lights are low, and by the last spread Zeki
is ready to sleep.
A gentle companion to Zeki, Rise & Shine, Zeki’s evening routine is a perfect way to end the day.
Bouncy, rich text for energetic wake-up AND
dreamy lyrical prose for gentle winding down at bedtime
- Candid Cocoa
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.
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
UK & Ireland
Alanna Max Catalogue is here.
Their website is here.
If you're struggling to find the books in ireland, can I recommend Kenny's Online Bookshop
USA & Canada
Charlesbridge website is here.
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!
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.
In the UK and Ireland, the Lulu and Zeki books are books are published by
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, in Korea by Glburri and in China by ICP.
My books are also published by Barefoot Books, Chicken-House/Scholastic, Little Tiger, Annick Press and O'Brien Press.
As well as writing, I am Editor-at-Large at Alanna Max
I was a co-founder of Alanna Max and still work closely with the fabulous team there.
For more, click here.
Alanna Books (as it was first called) was extremely proud to be shortlisted for the inaugural
Independent Publishers Guild's The Alison Morrison Diversity Award