Laura Baker

Children's Author

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Books

Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson

Books

Laura grew up in Canada with a passion for stories. She followed this passion to attain an Honours BA in English: Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and then moved abroad to Wales for an MA in Creative Writing and an adventure – and she never left!

Her career path began with a brief stint in technical writing and marketing copywriting before she wriggled her way into writing and editing award-winning books for adults and children, where she’s been working for the last ten years.

Laura now lives in a lovely coastal town in South Wales with her husband, two young sons, and one big basset hound. She loves finding special stories to tell in the everyday, relatable world of a child (or dog). 

 

Recent Publications:

THE COLOUR OF HAPPY, Hodder Children's Books, 10th January 2019

A beautiful explanation of feelings shown through colour as one little boy navigates a range of emotions - from happiness and excitement to hope and love, all on his way to present a gift to his mum.

MY FRIEND SLEEP, Words & Pictures, 18th October 2018

A beautiful story book for bedtime, helping parents tackle the common issue of night terrors in young children. Journey with the main character through her dreams, alongside her friend Sleep. Greet friendly aliens, ride on a dragon's back and meet a scary monster, who turns out to be not-so scary after all. With Sleep by your side, nothing is as terrifying as it seems.

INTO THE FOREST, Words & Pictures, 6th September 2018

Into the Forest is a beautiful board book for pre-school children that introduces them to animals and their habitats. Through a simple narrative about a squirrel looking for her family, it shows different animal families as they go about their daily lives. With gently rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, this "touch and feel" book is layered in a way that encourages the reader to interact with the book and turn each page, delighting in the increasingly expansive spreads. Into the Forest is the second in the "Into the..." series, following on from Into the Ocean.

INTO THE OCEAN, Words & Pictures, 19th July 2018

Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to hold, Into the Ocean is a chunky "touch and feel" board book for preschool children that introduces them to sea creatures and their habitats. 
The simple, charming story, which unfolds across a series of layered pages that increase in size, is about a turtle playing hide-and-seek with his friends, and shows different animal families as they go about their daily lives. With gently rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, the book encourages the reader to interact with the book and turn each page, delighting in the increasingly expansive spreads.

 

Upcoming Publications:

INTO THE LAND OF DINOSAURS, Words & Pictures, 20th August 2019

Into the Land of Dinosaurs is a layered, touch-and-feel board book for pre-school children that introduces them to dinosaurs and their main characteristics. Through a simple narrative about a baby T-rex who has lost his mum and is searching for her, it shows different dinosaurs and how the main features by which they can be identified. With gently rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, the book is layered and features embossing and foil, all of which encourages the reader to interact with the book and turn each page, delighting in increasingly expansive spreads.