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Mims House News - March 2023

Mims House News - March 2023


At Mims House, we are jumping up and down with news of new books.

HOT OFF THE PRESS - Children's Books Council

The Children's Book Council has named I AM THE THIRSTY DESERT a Hot Off the Press Book. Wahoo! Illustrator Kim Jordan will be guest posting on March 15 about her unusual collage techniques.

“…informative, effective, and poetic introduction to a desert’s beauty and complexity.” Kirkus Reviews

The book launches March 14, but as always, you can get it early on our website. This is a lyrical narrative from the point of view of the desert itself about a storm that results in a superbloom.


Thirsty Desert Cover fileThirsty Desert page 1

Thirsty Desert pages 4-5


We have been thrilled to watch A Little Bit of Dinosaur become a runaway favorite of kid on the EPIC! reading app. To date, it's racked up a staggering 2 million reads.

2 Million Reads!

We are stunned and thrilled...and inspired.

Coming May 9 are two sequels:

A Little Bit of THIS Dinosaur - The Carbon cycle

A Little Bit of THAT Dinosaur - The Nitrogen Cycle

A Little Bit of Dinosaur series

Look for more in the coming weeks!

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About Darcy Pattison

Children’s book author and indie publisher DARCY PATTISON writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Five books have received starred PW, Kirkus, or BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, two Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, an Arkansiana Award, and the Susannah DeBlack Arkansas Children’s History Book
award. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

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