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Style Me Sunday, champions Lemon Drop Books

This image of our lovely friend, Natalie Lee aka Style Me Sunday, is all kinds of AMAZING! Natalie is holding our latest magical children's book release, Thea Lemon and her Super Sporty Fairy Godmother. Natalie was also kind enough to give us a quote for the back cover of this book. Please visit @stylemesunday instagram page and check out all of Natalie's brilliant work."Finally a book that reflects not only my family, but the wonderfully colourful diversity of the world we live in. There is a really lovely mix of reality and fantasy in these books. The characters and story line are exciting and interesting to both kids and parents, and the length of the book (really important) is just...

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LEMON DROP BOOKS X FREDDIE HARREL (BIG HAIR NO CARE)

I am extremely pleased to be part of the fantastic new pop up store 'Big Hair No Care' by the lovely Freddie Harrel. Last Thursday I attended the launch party of Freddie's new shop at Pop Brixton in London. Please go and support this amazing store and check out our beautiful diverse children's books. Freddie Harrel, the London – by way of Paris – style icon/influencer/life coach/entrepreneur is popping up in Brixton for a whole year.The over-achieving blogger, who wears her own hair like a crown of awesome, established her brilliant synthetic-but-still-totally-real-looking afro-hair extensions and wigs brand Big Hair No Care in the spring of 2016 and has been selling them online ever since. But now she’s bringing Big Hair...

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LEMON DROP BOOKS MEETS // MARLEY DIAS (AUTHOR TO AUTHOR)

                        Marley Dias is the super talented, 12 year-old social activist behind the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character. Marley launched her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign in November of 2015, leveraging the power of social media to reach a large audience. The goal was to collect 1,000 books featuring Black female protagonists by February 2016. The story went viral and was picked up by media outlets around the world as well as bloggers, schools, youth-focused organizations and thousands of individuals who wanted to participate in the project. Marley has since gone on to collect over 9,000 books from...

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My Dad's Murder Didn't Break Me

On Tuesday 12 May 1992, my father was murdered and my world changed forever. At 3pm, a teacher came to my classroom to tell me my mother had requested that I go home urgently. I will never forget that heart-sinking feeling at the thought that something terrible had happened. I arrived home to be greeted by police cars and the sound of my sister crying in the living room – a sound that will stay with me forever.My mother took me upstairs and told me my father had died that morning. I have never held her so tightly. I would never see my dad again, I thought. I would never play football with him again and I would never hold...

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THAT SCARY LEAP OF FAITH

I've meant to write this blog for a while now, but I never got around to doing it. As someone who writes children's books, writing a blog has never felt like something people would want to read. So, after being contacted by a number of authors & illustrators wanting to know how to get started in self-publishing, now feels like the right time to start. A year ago, I decided to take that scary leap of faith and leave my job to become an author & independent publisher. Going from a regular income to being self employed was a daunting prospect, especially for someone who craves a structured day and has always worked for other people. ‘Was I mad?’ I...

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