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September 2017

Launch Party with Miranda Paul and Barbara Joosse – Green Bay, WI

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Reader’s Loft,
2069 Central Court
Green Bay, WI 54311 United States
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Join award-winning and acclaimed authors Miranda Paul and Barbara Joosse as they launch their newest 2017 books at The Reader’s Loft, Green Bay’s independent bookstore! This event will feature treats, special readings, and other festivities. UPDATE: Bring a non-perishable food donation for a special prize. Mingling begins at 11:00 a.m. with storytime from 11:15-12:00 noon. Autograph session to follow. More details coming soon on this big, free event! Save the date – September 30, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Call The Reader’s Loft at 920-206-0200 to pre-order a book and guarantee you’ll get a copy on the day…

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October 2017

School Visit – Wilshire Park Elementary, MN

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilshire Park Elementary,
3600 Highcrest Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55418 United States
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       Author Miranda Paul will be making a special morning appearance at Wilshire Park elementary in Minnesota. Although school visits are generally not open to the public, members of the media/press may call the school to request a pass or access to photograph / interview the guest speaker. Please contact Lisa Huninghake at lhuninghake@stanthony.k12.mn.us or Angela at the Red Balloon Bookshop for more information about the school visit, purchasing autographed books, or the Saturday morning bookstore event.  

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ITEM Conference – Book Signing and Author Panel, Minneapolis

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marriott Northwest,
7025 Northland Dr N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 United States
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Join author Miranda Paul at the 2017 ITEM Fall Conference at the Marriott Northwest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, October 6, 2017. Miranda will take part in the various autographing times between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, and will appear on a panel of children’s authors in the afternoon between 12:00-2:30 pm. Miranda Paul’s picture book Water is Water is a nominee for the Minnesota Star of the North Book award. For more information about this event, or to request a press pass or media permission to photograph or interview the panelists, please contact Sara Florin at sflorin763@gmail.com. This event is…

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Food + Fun Storytime – The Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Red Balloon Bookshop,
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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  Miranda Paul is coming to St. Paul to celebrate two new books The Great Pasta Escape and Are We Pears Yet? with a fantastically fun food-themed storytime! More details coming soon…. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN for a storytime and food/fun craft for kids ages 3-10. Miranda will autograph books, including Water is Water which has been a Minnesota Star of the North Award nominee. http://www.redballoonbookshop.com/event/food-fun-storytime-miranda-paul

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“Laugh Out Loud in the Library” – Green Bay, WI

October 10 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
Brown County Library Central Branch,
515 Pine Street
Green Bay, WI 54301 United States
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“Laugh Out Loud in the Library,” with Award-winning Children’s Author Miranda Paul. Author and former teacher Miranda Paul (One Plastic Bag; Water is Water; Trainbots) is known for her high-energy, interactive presentations. School groups and home-schoolers won’t want to miss her latest free presentation in the Central Library auditorium. Miranda will talk about humor in writing, show slides, and read from some of her newest books, which include Blobfish Throws a Party, The Great Pasta Escape, and Are We Pears Yet? Copies of Miranda’s books can be pre-ordered for autographing. Groups of 10 or more must call ahead to reserve…

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Heartland Fall Forum – Midwest Independent Bookseller Association – Lombard, IL

October 11 - October 12
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center,
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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Please join Miranda Paul and several participants in the We Need Diverse Books Mentorship program for an evening of mingling and fundraising for WNDB at the Heartland Fall Forum’s “Shelf-Talker” cocktail event from 9-11pm  on Wednesday, October 11. A team of WNDB representatives will also host an education roundtable session on Thursday, October 12 from 3:45-4:45 pm. This session will center around diversity resources for booksellers and idea-generation for working with diverse authors and promoting more books that represent all children and teens. For more information about this event, please visit http://www.heartlandfallforum.org/. For more information about the WNDB Mentorship program, visit…

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Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival, WI

October 13 - October 15
John Michael Kohler Center (and other venues),
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Miranda Paul will be taking her family and attending this year’s Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival as a spectator! Come join her in seeing an award-winning lineup of extraordinary children’s book authors and illustrators, as well as some of your favorite chapter book and young adult writers or graphic novelists. This three day event takes place October 13-15, 2017 and is free to attend! For more details and to obtain a full schedule, visit http://www.sheboyganchildrensbookfestival.org/.

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Wisconsin Library Association Convention

October 18 - October 19
Kalahari Resort,
1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 United States
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  Join author Miranda Paul and several other SCBWI-Wisconsin authors as they make appearances and sign books for the wonderful libraries in our state (and bordering states)! Miranda will make appearances in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 18 from 3-5 pm and on Thursday, October 19 from 10-3 p.m. Come find out what SCBWI is all about, learn how to book a local author for your library programming, or just come and meet and greet our state’s authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. Raffles and more!

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School Visits – Omaha, Nebraska

October 23 - October 27
Omaha Public School District,
Omaha, NE 68131 United States
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Children’s author Miranda Paul will make a special week-long visit to the Omaha Public Schools in Nebraska from October 23-27, 2017. Stops include presentations at Pinewood, Franklin, Belle Ryan, Indian Hill, Gateway, and Jackson elementary schools for PreK-4th grade audiences. Although school visits are typically closed to the general public, members of the media may obtain press pass permission to attend, photograph, and/or interview Miranda Paul and/or students and staff. Please contact Gwendolyn Jackson for more information at (531) 299-0249 orgwendolyn.jackson@ops.org for more information.  

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November 2017

Food For Thought: Lunch Speaker – NWTC, Green Bay, WI

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College,
2740 West Mason Street - SC130, Lecture Hall
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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Feed your body. Feed your mind. Students receive a FREE lunch while attending! I am Farmer tells the story of Farmer Tantoh, a grassroots environmentalist from Cameroon, Africa and an NWTC international student alum. His work has led to the development of over 800 gardens, clean water for tens of thousands of people, and a movement toward sustainable and organic farming in his home country. Meet author, Miranda Paul as she shares this unique story’s path to publication and Farmer Tantoh’s environmental and humanitarian work with us. – please have your student photo i.d. for the free lunch – while…

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