Malaika Rose Stanley

Children's writer

Malaika Rose Stanley is a children’s writer whose work ranges from picture books to pre-teen fiction, including Baby Ruby Bawled (2010), Miss Bubble’s Troubles (2010), Spike and Ali Enson (2010) and Skin Deep (2011), all published by Tamarind/Random House. She also writes a monthly gardening column for a community magazine.

Malaika is a qualified and experienced teacher who has worked in Zambia, Uganda, Germany and Switzerland as well as the UK – and at all levels of education including supporting autistic children in primary schools, teaching adult EFL, ESOL, literacy and basic education, private tutoring and conflict resolution and teacher training.

She has been a workshop leader at the Imagine and StarLit Children’s Literature Festivals, a mentor for the British Council Crossing Borders scheme, a visiting author at Black History Month, Book Week and other events and a writing workshop facilitator in a wide range of schools, libraries and community venues.

Malaika Rose Stanley


London College of Fashion 2011/12
University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) 2002/03