Laura Alary - Author

Laura has loved books since she was barely big enough to clamber up the steps to the bookmobile that rolled into her Halifax neighborhood once a week.

At school, she made her own books out of manila paper, mucilage and crayons. The first story she can remember writing was about a little girl who kept spilling paint and having to figure out how to turn the messes into pictures (a good rule for life).

These days, Laura considers herself very lucky to work in a beautiful library and write her own books. They look more professional than the homemade ones, but the joy of creating them is much the same.

Laura also loves to sing, play guitar (a work in progress) and try to keep up with what her three children are reading.

She makes her home in Toronto where, along with clover and a whole lot of dandelions, she does her best to grow kindness.
Twitter: @LauraAlary1
Facebook: @lauraalaryauthor

What Grew in Larry's Garden

2021 - CCBC Choices List, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner
2020 - Jean Throop Book Award, IODE, Winner

Picture Books