Photo of Laura Lavoie standing inside a tree trunk

Hi, I’m Laura!

I write humorous, pun-filled picture books. I can also tap dance, tell terribly cheesy jokes, and bake a mean chocolate chip cookie!

When I’m not writing or reading books, you can usually find me in the kitchen (cooking up something delicious) or playing outside (hiking, kayaking, or hanging out in trees).

I live in upstate New York with my husband, daughters, two irritable cats, and several sagging bookshelves.

Upcoming Books:

Vampire Vacation, illustrated by Micah Player, coming 5/10/22 (Viking/Penguin Random House)- Now available for pre-order!

Monster Baker, illustrated by Vanessa Morales, coming in Spring 2023! (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan)

(and more on the way!)


Favorite color: Green

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite funny book: Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Favorite sweet book: In a Jar by Deborah Marcero

Favorite pizza topping: Pineapple

Favorite dessert: Great-grandma’s apple pie

Favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Splash in puddles!

Want to connect?

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram!