New in 2021
BEYOND: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space releases in April 2021. Journey far beyond our solar system and explore the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations bring readers across the observable universe to encounter dwarf planets, black holes, brand-new stars, and other incredible phenomena. Award-winning author Miranda Paul and illustrator Sija Hong present a fresh and fascinating journey to the outer reaches of outer space. Learn more here.
PEACE / PAZ by Baptiste Paul & Miranda Paul – Both editions release March 2, 2021 (also available in German). A thoughtful, calming, and philosophical book that brings small steps toward peace into our worlds at this time. Also releasing in Spanish (Paz) and German (Frieden). Learn more here.
RIGHT NOW! REAL KIDS SPEAKING UP FOR CHANGE by Miranda Paul and Bea Jackson releases on September 7, 2021. Read poems and mini-biographies about children around the world who didn’t wait until they were grown to speak up, work for change, and make a difference. Also includes action items for readers to put into practice! Learn more about RIGHT NOW here.
There are times for being quiet. There are days for letting go. But when matters seem important, SPEAK UP! Let others know. This uplifting and celebratory book follows a group of diverse schoolchildren as they navigate a day full of choices and opportunities to make a difference. Includes back matter helpful for shy kids, knowing the difference between “tattling” and reporting something important, and inspiring nonfiction bios of real kids who spoke up for change. Releases: July 7, 2020 || Now Available wherever fine books are sold.
New in 2019
I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon
A Junior Library Guild Selection and 2020 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book! This nonfiction picture book for older readers chronicles the story of a grassroots, environmental activist and humanitarian from Cameroon, Africa. Farmer Tantoh Nforba’s passion for science and farming led him to a life devoted to helping the animals, people, and environment in his home region. Through Save Your Future Association, Tantoh is able to source clean water sustainably, plant organic gardens, and empower young people to follow their own passion as they cultivate a relationship with nature. Click here to learn more about this title. Release Date: February 5, 2019.
Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born
Booklist Starred Review! A child and her parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the family. Alternating panels depict what the family is experiencing in tandem with how the baby is growing, spanning everything from receiving the news about the new baby to the excitement of its arrival. In this pregnancy book unlike any other one out there, watch what’s actually happening through meticulously detailed, actual size illustrations, perfectly paired with a lyrical yet informative text, and culminating in a warm, joyful birth scene. Complete with back matter that includes an elaboration on pregnancy, a list of amazing things babies can do before they’re born, and more, Miranda Paul and Caldecott Honor Artist Jason Chin deliver another spectacular nonfiction picture book. Click here to learn more about this poetic STEM picture book. Release: Apr. 23, 2019
Little Libraries, Big Heroes
A Junior Library Guild Selection and Bank Street Best of 2020! A true and remarkable story! From an award-winning author and illustrator, 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. Click here to learn more about this nonfiction picture book biography. Release Date: September 3, 2019
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude
A Bank Street College Best Book of 2020, with merit! *All proceeds benefit We Need Diverse Books *
This collection of diverse poems by 32 children’s authors centers the theme of gratitude in all seasons—making it a title to be grateful for all year long. Each poem is a different type or style of poetry, making the collection as useful in a classroom setting as it is beautiful. Back matter adds value for teachers, parents, and students who may want to try writing poems of their own! A choice selection for young, reluctant readers and poets. Click here to learn more about this picture book of poetry edited by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Marlena Myles.