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September 2019

Release Date – Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul illus. John Parra

September 3
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Happy Book Birthday to Miranda Paul, John Parra, and Clarion Books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Little Libraries, Big Heroes is a nonfiction picture book biography about Little Free Library Founder Todd Bol who, with Rick Brooks, started a book-sharing organization that is now found in over 80 countries worldwide. Little Free Library turned ten years old this year. Celebrate by pre-ordering the picture book here or here. To learn more about this title, Miranda's thirteenth published picture book, click here.

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Happy Book Birthday to Thanku: Poems of Gratitude!

September 3
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Miranda Paul's editorial debut, Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, hits bookstore shelves today! This illustrated collection is beautifully illustrated by Marlena Myles, and features the work of 33 distinguished and upcoming voices in children's literature. Each poem included showcases a different format of poetry, with simple definitions of the form outlined in the back matter—making it useful in the classroom in addition to being a gift-able book for any child or family. Each sale of the book will benefit the nonprofit organization We Need Diverse Books. Please click here to pre-order your copy! Children's poets and authors with a poem included…

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Free Classroom Skype Day with Author Miranda Paul – Sign Up Now

September 5
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Miranda Paul is visiting schools around the world on Thursday, September 5—virtually! Sign up for one of the time slots on a Free Skype day for a 15-minute Q&A with the author. Details: These 15-minute online FaceTime/Skype/Google Hangout appointments are for classrooms who have read Miranda Paul's books and prepared Q&A in advance of the event time. The school library should have a copy or copies available in their school library for checkout following the event, as students will be ready to READ! Most available time slots will be scheduled between 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the US Central Time…

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School Visit – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – September 6, 2019

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Matthew Elementary – 2244 1st Ave. – Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Author Miranda Paul will make a special half-day visit to St. Matthew Elementary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 6, 2019.  (Listed time is subject to change.) For more information or to request media/press access to this event, please contact Katie Giorgio at (319) 362-3021.

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SCBWI Iowa Nonfiction Conference – Hiawatha, IA

September 7
Hiawatha Community Center, 1610, 101 Emmons St
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States

  Join authors Miranda Paul and Jacqueline Briggs Martin, among others, at the SCBWI Iowa Chapter's 2019 Nonfiction Conference on September 7, 2019 in Hiawatha, IA. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the SCBWI Iowa homepage for more information. Miranda Paul is the author of more than a dozen books for children, including STEM and Social Studies picture books such as Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book, Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born, and I Am Farmer:…

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Book Signing Party and Launch – Red Balloon-

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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Miranda Paul & Tony Bol present LITTLE LIBRARIES, BIG HEROES Event date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul invites you to join author Miranda Paul and Tony Bol, the leader of the organization Share With Others for a special event in honor of Little Libraries, Big Heroes. This picture book tells the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world. Join Miranda and Tony for a fun, community celebration in honor of this fantastic new book, Todd Bol's legacy, and the…

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Book Launch Party – Stillwater, MN

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teddy Bear Park, 207 Nelson St E
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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a,  When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 Where: Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater Tickets: Free Details: Author Miranda Paul will conduct readings and signings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Honeydogs musician Adam Levy and his daughter, Ava Bella — together the Bunny Clogs — will perform at noon. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch. Swap info: Organizers of the Big Free Children’s Book Swap are asking for advance donations of books for young children; books may be dropped off at the River Market Community Co-op in Stillwater before the event. Go to ShareWithOthers.net for…

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Women in STEM – Chicago, IL

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
57th Street Books, 1301 E 57th St IL 60637 United States + Google Map

Please join Ruth Spiro, Teresa Robeson, Alice McGinty, Katey Howes, and Miranda Paul for a panel discussion. Each will speak for a few minutes about her book, which celebrates a woman in STEM. They will then answer questions as a group before leading an activity or project at separate stations. Books will be available for purchase and autographing; consider pre-ordering to guarantee a book will be available for you and/or your child. At 57th Street Books, Chicago, Illinois RSVP HERE (Please note that your RSVP is requested but not required.) About Ruth Spiro: Ruth Spiro is the author of The…

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October 2019

Fox Cities Book Festival Storytime – Kaukauna, WI

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thimany Rd. Suite 200
Kaukauna, 54130 United States
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As part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, Miranda Paul will be doing a special storytime event at Kaukauna Public Library at 9:00 am on October 8, 2019. This event is free and open to the public. Schools are invited to attend; please contact the library for information on space and reserved seating. More information to come.lit, For more information you may contact Ashley Thiem-Menning at Ashley@kaukaun-wi.org. For information about the Fox Cities Book Festival, visit https://foxcitiesbookfestival.org/event-reads/

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Wisconsin Library Association – Luncheon Keynote Featured Speaker, WI

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kalahari Resort, 1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 United States
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Author Miranda Paul will give the YSS Luncheon Keynote at the 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Conference on October 9, 2019. More information can be found at the WLA conference website here. The conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, WI. Registration is required to attend the speech and luncheon.

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