I feel lucky to have a life 100% dedicated to books - I write, edit, publish and work directly with young children 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.
In the UK, the Lulu and Zeki books are books are published by AlannaMax.
In the US, Lola and Leo books are published by Charlesbridge Publishing.
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.
As well as writing, I am Editor at Large at AlannaMax (I founded Alanna Books in 2006 and the new, more exciting list has Ken Wilson-Max as Publisher.
Alanna Max publishes Lulu (illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw), her little brother Zeki (illustrated by Ruth Hearson), Suzanne Bloom, Jakob Martin Strid, Margaret Bateson-Hill (illustrated by Francesca Pelizzoli and Anne Wilson) and a few more
beautiful, select titles.
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Alanna Books was shortlisted for the Independent Publishers Guild's
The Alison Morrison Diversity Award
For more see the Alanna Max website
She's is heading to pre-school this September!
To see how she and her family prepare:
Lulu's First Day UK Publication
July 4th 2019
Lola Goes to School
June 12th 2019
AWARDS, reviews and other nice things
Lulu Gets a Cat was selected for the 2018 Recommended List by Empathy Lab;
It made it to the shortlist of the
North Somerset Teacher's Book Award
Reviews are here.
Zeki Gets a Checkup was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. HUGE congrats to the amazing illustrator,
Ruth Hearson for this achievement.
Zeki Can Swim was nominated by IBBY UK for the International IBBY's List of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2019. Reviews of both the US and UK editions are here.
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