Books by Miranda Paul

I AM FARMER by Miranda Paul
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"Children may not eagerly embrace this earnest homage to a worthy subject, but those with long-enough attention spans will take in some gems. (authors' note, glossary, map, proverbs, photos) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
An illustrated biography of Tantoh Nforba, a man who improves lives in Cameroon by helping communities access clean water and take pride in farming. Read full book review >
MIA MOVES OUT by Miranda Paul
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Move this picture book onto the shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mia makes a move when sharing space overwhelms her. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2018

"This will pique readers' curiosity (and hopefully their gratitude at their privilege) but does not answer all the questions they will surely have. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
U.S. readers who jump on a bus or walk a few blocks will marvel at what kids around the world will do to get an education. Read full book review >
ARE WE PEARS YET? by Miranda Paul
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"These pears will be fun read-aloud companions for curious eaters and budding botanists. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Paul (The Great Pasta Escape, 2017, etc.) merges theatrical farce with informational picture book in this latest. Read full book review >
Released: May 2, 2017

"Nicely crafted comedy—and the Blobfish gets his wish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pity poor Blobfish, a bottom-dweller who goes without light, friends, and, forsooth, delicious treats. Time for a "DEEP-SEA PARTY!" Read full book review >
10 LITTLE NINJAS by Miranda Paul
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A lightweight offering undermined by awkward writing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar ditty about little monkeys jumping on a bed is reimagined with a racially diverse group of 10 children going to imaginative lengths to resist bedtime. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A great addition to libraries' and teacher's shelves for units on community helpers. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming verses and illustrations of hands working give readers the opportunity to guess what community jobs people do. Read full book review >
WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul
Released: May 26, 2015

"An engaging and lyrical look at the water cycle. (water facts, further reading, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A biracial brother and sister explore the out-of-doors (and a bit of mischief) through the four seasons in this poetic look at the many forms water takes on its trip through its cycle. Read full book review >
ONE PLASTIC BAG by Miranda Paul
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Though Isatou Ceesay's country may be unfamiliar to young readers, they've probably done some handicraft recycling of their own. The easy connection makes this a welcome addition to the small shelf of examples of ingenuity in developing nations. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Distressed by the problem of plastic-bag disposal, a Gambian woman organizes her neighbors to turn trash into treasure. Read full book review >