Fiction and Fun

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 || Available for Pre-order NOW! 

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If your hands can mix and mash, what job might you have? What if your hands reach, wrench, yank, and crank? The hands in this book—and the people attached to them—do all sorts of helpful work. And together, these helpers make their community a safe and fun place to live. As you read, keep an eye out for community members who make repeat appearances! Can you guess all the jobs based on the actions of these busy hands?

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10 Little Ninjas is a fun bedtime romp, named an Amazon Best Book of the Month for August 2016 and the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Winner in 2018! Follow ten not-sleepy toddlers as they sneak, creep, and tumble their way out of bed and closer to their parents’ bed. Read aloud or sing to the familiar “10 Little Monkeys” tune as you count down the chaos. Illustrated by Disney-Pixar animator Nate Wragg. Now available in board book as well. Click here for more details.

HOP TO IT: POEMS TO GET YOU MOVING includes a poem from Baptiste Paul & Miranda Paul. Check out this active book that’s perfect for virtual or in-person leaning. Buy it now online!

The Great Pasta Escape – featuring a factory of freshly-made noodles that learn their dastardly fate—and attempt to change their fate. A Washington state Children’s Choice Award Nominee for 2018-2019! Order now.

Mia Moves Out – about an adopted girl who is determined to find a space of her own after her parents bring home a new brother, illustrated by Paige Kaiser. Published by Knopf books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House). Release date: October 16, 2018. Now available wherever books are sold. Order online here.


Blobfish Throws A Party is about a lonely sea creature and a game of telephone gone wrong, illustrated by Maggie Caton || Featured in Scholastic Giveaways!


Trainbots is a fast-paced picture book for young train + robot fans. When the trainbots set out to make a special delivery, the Badbots sneak and scheme to thwart the mission. Can the Trainbots outsmart them and complete the task? Find out in this rhyming book that chugs along an adventurous path and and pulls into the station with a satisfying end. Illustrated by Shane McG. Click here for more details.

Are We Pears Yet? – about two impatient seeds on the long journey to bear fruit, illustrated by Carin Berger. Published by Neal Porter Books (Macmillan Children’s/Roaring Brook). || Winner of a 2018 Award of Excellence from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries!


Miranda Paul writes both fiction and nonfiction for children. Miranda Paul’s books are available across the country in major store chains such as Barnes & Noble as well as independent booksellers and online retailers (e.g. Amazon).

If you would like an autographed book, please contact The Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay at 920-406-0200. This hometown bookstore will ship anywhere in the US. Thanks for supporting small businesses!