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Laura Wood - Author

About the Author

Laura Wood is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing. Her first YA novel A Sky Painted Gold was shortlisted for the 2019 YA Book Prize, 2018 BAMB Readers’ Awards and the 2019 Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Awards.

She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Vote for Effie and the Poppy Pym series for younger readers.

Featured books by Laura Wood

Other books by Laura Wood

The Animals of Madame Malone's Music Hall

The Animals of Madame Malone's Music Hall

Author: Laura Wood Illustrator: Ellie Snowdon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Summer by the seaside with Gran isn't exactly what Callie expected. Instead of sunshine and ice cream, she's stuck helping Gran's drama group save their local theatre. Worst of all, they've asked her to star in their play. But when she goes exploring backstage, Callie stumbles into an altogether different world - another theatre, run by a wise fox and her troupe of talking animals. And the strangest part of all? Callie's set to play the lead in their show too. Forced to face her fears will Callie be up to the challenge of saving Madame Malone's Music Hall? A cast of creative creatures take centre stage in this theatrical Barrington Stoke debut from Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted author Laura Wood.

Vote For Effie (NE)

Vote For Effie (NE)

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2020. Join Effie Kostas as she fights to become Student Council President in her new school. With a campaign team of loveable misfits, she tackles the truly important subjects: gender imbalance outdated school conventions... and good-looking boys stealing the last slice of chocolate cake at lunchtime. A laugh-out-loud rallying call for switched-on kids everywhere. Vibrant illustrations by Mirelle Ortega bring Effie and her friends to life in this joyful celebration of one girl's mission to change the world.

Effie the Rebel

Effie the Rebel

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Effie is changing the world, one classroom at a time. Dark forces are at work at Highworth Grange school: the student council has been taken over by a tyrannical villain with his own agenda. But Effie Kostas isn't about to stand by and watch democracy crumble! She's leading the resistance - but politics can be a dirty game and Effie will need to keep her wits about her as she faces down the enemy. With the help of her brilliant band of misfit friends, a bad-tempered parrot, and a former nemesis, can Effie save the school she loves before it's too late? Vibrant illustrations by Mirelle Ortega bring Effie and her friends to life in this joyful celebration of one girl's mission to change the world.

A Snowfall of Silver

A Snowfall of Silver

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A snow-dusted love story. In the Autumn of 1931, eighteen-year-old Freya Trevelyan runs away from her home in Cornwall to follow her dream of becoming an actress. When she is invited to join a theatrical company about to head out on tour, Freya thinks the path to success is clear, and, amidst all the glamour and bustle of stage life, she finds - for the first time - a place to belong. But can reality ever live up to her expectations? What if her life - and falling in love - turn out to be nothing like she planned? An enchanting coming of age romance about following your dreams - even when they aren't quite what you expected. Praise for A Sky Painted Gold: 'The perfect comfort read' Ella Risbridger, author of Midnight Chicken 'Pure escapism ... a wildly romantic, delicious indulgence' OBSERVER 'A brilliant, beautiful book' Louise O'Neill, author of The Surface Breaks 'Perfect for glamour-soaked summer escapism' MAIL ON SUNDAY

Vote for Effie Effie Book 1

Vote for Effie Effie Book 1

Author: Laura Wood Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/03/2019

Poppy Pym and the Smuggler's Secret

Poppy Pym and the Smuggler's Secret

Author: Laura Wood Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/11/2017

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