Laurie B. Friedman

Author & Speaker


Hi everyone. Welcome to my website. I’m Laurie Friedman. Author. Speaker. Book lover. You’ll find lots here about me, my books and my characters. If you want to schedule a school visit, book an author workshop, or sign up for my newsletter, it’s all here. Have fun! Look around! And please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think of the books.


    Mallory is an appealing character who deserves a place alongside Junie B. Jones, Judy Moody, Amber Brown and Clarice Bean.   —School Library Journal (Praise for Mallory McDonald)

Meet Laurie

LAURIE B. FRIEDMAN is the author of over fifty critically acclaimed picture books, chapter books, and novels for young readers including the bestselling Mallory McDonald chapter book series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair teen journal-format series, and many rhyming picture books, including the Love, Ruby Valentine series.

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Latest News

A Great Start to a New School Year!

September is always one of my favorite months. Students are back to school . . . and so am I! This year, I’m excited to kick off the year with a visit to Nativity School in Hollywood, Florida. I’ll be there this week talking to the kindergarteners through fifth-graders about the Mallory book, reading, and […]

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