Lauren Simone Publishing (LSP) House, founded in 2016, is a small publishing company birthed by two sisters, Olivia Lauren John and Alyssa Simone John. The John sisters enjoy the arts. They act, model, draw, play musical instruments, and most recently started to co-write and edit books. Together, they created the Olivia Lauren book series. They wanted to expose young readers to the things that they had experienced, as well as create a platform for other talented young authors and artists to share and publish their work.
By the end of 2016, Lauren Simone Publishing House began procuring new talent to write and illustrate. Currently, Lauren Simone Publishing House has child authors: Imani Ariana Grant (who is fascinated by the universe), Madison and Elijah Bishop (who have rich and playful imaginations), their supportive parents, and youth illustrators: Simonne-Anais Clarke, Zachary-Michael Clarke, Lionel Emabat, Niquey, and Tyler Waite. .
Disco Balls of the Universe is a fun way to learn about the eight planets in the solar system from a child's perspective. Imani and her friends meet the planets at a party in outerspace. Recommended for children 3 to 10.
Madison and Elijah are sister and brother. Every day is an adventure. Sometimes they go on adventures together and other times they have their private adventure. Elijah’s mom thinks Elijah has as an imaginary friend. But Elijah believes his friend is very real. Read Elijah and his invisible friend to find out who this invisible friend is! Recommended for age 4 to 10.
I May Not Be Like You, But We Could Be Friends
The story is a valuable lesson on the importance of individual differences, sharing feelings, being a good friend, dealing with bullies, teasing and painful childhood lessons. The bright and colorful illustrations of childhood contexts such as school, parks, and libraries are captivating and entertaining for early readers.
Olivia Lauren's Guide to Becoming an Actor(Olivia Lauren Series Book 3), written and illustrated by Melissa-Sue John and Olivia Lauren, is a step-by-step guide to getting children into the entertainment industry. Children who dream of being on television, in film, or theater can get the help they need to start their career toward stardom by following 10 simple steps. The book also has a glossary with acting terms that children should be familiar before going on an audition. Olivia Lauren is a child actor in New York. The book uses pictures from her own experiences on set to share the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. Recommended for parents and children interested in acting.
Olivia Lauren's Occupations A to Z: A Children's Guide to Careers and Jobs (Olivia Lauren Series Book 1), written by Melissa-Sue John, is a child friendly guide that teaches children about traditional and modern jobs and careers. The book is filled with diverse characters which help to empower young children to believe they can be anything they aspire to be. This book was written by a professor at a STEM university and illustrated by two young students, Simonne-Anais Clarke (15 year old) & Zachary-Michael Clarke (12 year old), who are brother and sister. Recommended for children 6 to 12.
Olivia Lauren's Olivia Connects: A Guide to Modes of Communication (Olivia Lauren Series Book 4) was written by Melissa-Sue John, Ph.D. and Alyssa Simone and illustrated by youth artist, Lionel Emabat. Olivia Connects teaches children about different ways people communicate. Olivia Lauren and her friends discuss different communication styles and explore ancient and contemporary modes of communicating. Children will increase their vocabulary, grow in curiosity about communication styles, and enhance their understanding about communication abilities. Recommended for children aged 6 to 12.
Olivia Lauren's Olivia Travels: A Guide to Modes of Transportation (Olivia Lauren Series Book 2) is a story about different types of transportation. Using rhymes, the authors not only expose children to different modes of transportation, but children travel to different destinations and learn about the type of transportation popular to those regions. Children are also exposed to homonyms. Reading words that sound the same but mean different things encourage children to practice spelling and to understand the definition of words. This book was authored by Melissa-Sue John and Olivia Lauren (mother and daughter duo) and illustrated by Niquey, a college student. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Olivia Lauren’s Things We Wear (Olivia Lauren Series Book 5), written by Olivia Lauren and her mom, Melissa-Sue John, is a book about a child model and her friends who decided to explore the different things people wear. Olivia Lauren and her friends are models and they decide to share the when, where, and why regarding the things we wear. Children will increase their vocabulary and curiosity about fashion, culture, tradition, and the significance of clothing. Recommended for children aged 6 to 12.