I enjoy working on children’s books because of the opportunities to bring a range of characters and scenes to life. Take a look at some of the books I’ve worked on so far…

Melanin Magic Kids Activity Book

The Melanin Magic Club UK approached Leanne to illustrate their new activity book for young black girls. Leanne brought their part-human, part-animal characters to life and designed each bespoke activity page incorporating the characters into them. Activities include colouring-in, dot-to-dot, Where’s Esi (a nod to Where’s Wally), Spot the Difference and more!

Melanin Magic Club UK is on Instagram, so follow them here to find out more about their mission.


Yes I Can Activity Book

Leanne illustrated and designed the pages of Yes I Can including colouring pages, word searches and uplifting activities by author Joanne Richards. As well as making the pages engaging and creating new characters, Leanne also designed the new Raen & Shine Publishing logo that will be used on this author’s future books too. This motivating book is available to order now!


Adjoa’s Paddling Pool

This cheeky book is the second in the Adventures of Adjoa Fordjour series and tells the story of Adjoa and her paddling pool mishap! Author, Izzie Kpobie-Mensah, returned to Leanne to illustrate this book after the success of Adjoa Goes to Nursery and she was able to bring this character to life again in this new story. Buy Adjoa’s Paddling Pool via Amazon today!


The Three Princesses

New author, Lee Curniffe, contacted Leanne to illustrate his bedtime story dedicated to his young daughter. This book is a mix of traditional fairytale fantasy and modern Caribbean life! Purchase a copy today!


Dylan’s Dilemma

Dylan’s Dilemma is a lovely story written by Richmond Osei-Akoto, showing the relationship between father and son; After the unexpected happens, Dylan is faced with a difficult choice. What will he do, what should he do?

Leanne was approached by the author after him seeing her previous book illustrations and greeting cards and she enjoyed working on such a special book dedicated to Richmond’s daughters. Dylan’s Dilemma is now available to buy as a paperback via Leanne’s shop or as an e-book on Amazon. Follow the author on Instagram for more details and updates.


The Magic Bubble Wand

New author, Barbara Adu-Darko was looking for a creative and bold illustrator for her debut children’s book, The Magic Bubble Wand. This picture book tells a story of Sharon and the adventures her bubble wand takes her on and Leanne was the illustrator.

The book is available to order here. Follow @colourful_bubbles on Instagram for more information and promotions.


Did you know…

Leanne has her very own children’s book OUT NOW! My World – Mackilli and Seeva’s Switcheroo is a magical fantasy adventure that teaches self-love and acceptance. Find out more!