In The Good News!
Our mission is to mentor the youngest children age 5 and up) in rural Minnesota in writing, illustrating, publishing and selling books by kids to everyone!
We use our profits to support projects kids identify that increase community wellbeing.
And we're a winner! Our Pandemic Book Project, A Children's History of Grand Marais, Minnesota: Ice Cream & Fish is a top-3 winner of the 2021 Minnesota Author Project awards!
Read about Anne's belief in VITAMIN B (B for book) to nourish children's brains, minds, spirits. In 2019, St. Paul Pioneer Press Book Critic Mary Ann Grossman interviews Anne here and in 2021, she interviews Anne again, here, about Minnesota Children's Press' success in engaging the youngest learners as writers, illustrators, readers.
BELOW LEFT In a bold and perhaps rash act of public reading, Anne reads aloud to baby Elliott during a snow storm at the European Christmas Market in Downtown St. Paul, December 2018. As a strolling reader, Anne shared the wonder of the season, snow and story with families and pioneered all-weather read-alouds. They're really fun! Photo Credit: ©Christina Hadjiyiannis 2018.
BELOW RIGHT Anne gave out Mira books for Halloween 2019 in Grand Marais if kids promised to read them aloud. All did promise, and in fact, started reading to their fellow Trick or Treaters! Photo Credits: ©Anne Brataas 2019.
2022 Sleep Special of Mira Pillow and 1 Book, Mira's Big Day of Wonder $45
Level II Seedlings
Seedlings stories are Level II picture books for preschool-kindergarteners to listen to as read-aloud stories and to begin to read themselves. Add a Mira pillow and let the snuggling begin!
Seedlings stories are Level II picture books for preschool-kindergarteners to listen to as read-aloud stories and to begin to read themselves.
32 pages, watercolor, pen and ink--and bonus secret code and decoding key. Printed in Minnesota USA.
Mira's First Day of Wonder
Level I Podkins
Podkins stories are board books to be read aloud to your child from birth to age 2. For optimal brain development, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children not be exposed to screen-based activities for the first two years of life. Read Mira books!
Podkins stories are Level I board books to be read aloud to children, birth to age 3. Offer 24 pages, full color watercolors. Printed in USA.
Source: Sawtooth Elementary School 4th Grade News, election edition, Anne Brataas, Editor and Publisher. Stick Figure Artist: Kip Hathaway.