• Miranda Paul is passionate about creating picture books for young readers that inspire, entertain, and broaden horizons. Her first two titles, One Plastic Bag (Lerner/Millbrook) and Water is Water (Macmillan/Neal Porter Books) were named Junior Library Guild Selections and received starred reviews. She is also the author of Whose Hands Are These?, Trainbots, and 10 Little Ninjas (Knopf, August 2016). She is a former educator and the current Mentorship chair for We Need Diverse Books™. Miranda believes in working hard, having fun, and being kind. Learn more at www.mirandapaul.com.


  • I love humans—especially small ones—so I strive to make art that inspires, entertains, comforts them or helps them grow. I don’t draw the pictures for my picture books. I write a whole bunch of words, then I delete at least half of them. So far, it’s been working. :)

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