• Mims House

      Mims House’s award winning children's books share common themes of family, environment or language arts. They publish fantasy, science fiction, or contemporary stories and nonfiction picture books.

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    • Educational: Biology
      March 2014

      Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma

      The True Story of an Orphaned Cub

      by Darcy Pattison

      2015 US National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book 2015 When a mother puma, an attempt to steal a chicken, she is caught in a trap and dies. The search is on for orphaned cubs. Will the scientists be able to find the

    • Children's & YA
      February 2015

      I Want a Cat

      My Opinion Essay

      by DarcyPattison

      Hurrah for Essays! All writing lessons should be this much fun. When cousins Mellie and Dennis decide to get a cat, they consider carefully what breed would be best for each family. For exam

    • Children's & YA
      February 2015

      I Want a Dog

      My Opinion Essay

      by Darcy Pattison

      I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay By Darcy Pattison, Illustrated by Ewa O’Neill Hurrah for Essays! All writing lessons should be this much fun. When cousins Dennis and Mellie decide to get a dog, they consider carefully what bre

    • Science fiction (Children's/YA)
      March 2015

      Kell and the Detectives

      by Darcy Pattison

      Kell and the Detectives by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich Davis ALIENS FOR KIDS! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 4 Fun and Humor: Detectives are at Work! Kell makes a startling discovery: he has zig

    • Science fiction (Children's/YA)
      July 2014

      Kell and the Giants

      by Darcy Pattison

      Kell and the Giants by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich Davis ALIENS FOR KIDS! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 3 Fun and Humor: Giants Stomp Through this Story! If you’re an alien on Earth, you have o

    • Science fiction (Children's/YA)
      July 2014

      Kell and the Horse Apple Parade

      by Darcy Pattison

      Kell and the Horse Apple Parade by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich Davis ALIENS FOR KIDS! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 2 Fun and Humor: Super Heroes, Super Heroines, and a Parade! For Kell, the Fr

    • Science fiction (Children's/YA)
      July 2014

      Kell, the Alien

      by Darcy Pattison

      Kell, the Alien by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich Davis Aliens for Kids! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 1 Fun and Humor: Can an alien family find a way to make a living on Earth? Shipwrecked on ear

    • Children's & YA
      March 2015

      Longing for Normal

      by Darcy Pattison

      Longing for Normal by Darcy Pattison A boy unites an immigrant community and rebuilds his family–using a simple sourdough bread recipe. Eliot Winston, a grieving son, must convince his new step-mother – now Griff Winston’s wido

    • Children's & YA
      March 2014

      Saucy and Bubba

      A Hansel and Gretel Tale

      by Darcy Pattison

      Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale by Darcy Pattison In this modern-day Hansel and Gretel story, Saucy and Bubba struggle to get along with Krissy, their alcoholic stepmother. One freezing cold night, Krissy locks Saucy out of

    • Children's & YA
      March 2014

      The Girl, the Gypsy & the Gargoyle

      by Darcy Pattison

      The Girl, the Gypsy and the Gargoyle by Darcy Pattison “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” —Michelangelo But what if an unscrupulous sculptor could trap someon

    • Children's & YA
      April 2014

      Vagabonds

      by Darcy Pattison

      “Watership Down” with armadillos VAGABONDS by Darcy Pattison An Immigrant’s Tale For decades, the southern states of the Unitied States have witnessed the relentless migration of vagabonds from Mexico. They are now f

    • Children's & YA
      February 2012

      Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

      Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Dangers for Over 60 Yeard

      by Darcy Pattison

      WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Dangers for Over 60 Years by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Kitty Harvill ***Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly*** Wisdom, the Midway Albatross—the olde

    • Children's & YA
      August 2015

      My Crazy Dog

      My Narrative Essay

      by Darcy Pattison

      Writing Prompts and Writing Inspiration for Kids A romp with his best friend, a Bernese Mountain Dog, inspires Dennis to write a narrative essay. Recently, Mom asked Dennis to put a leash on Clark Kent so they could take the dog to the veterin

    • Science & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
      February 2016

      Burn

      Michael Faraday's Candle

      by Darcy Pattison

      WHAT MAKES A CANDLE BURN? Solid wax is somehow changed into light and heat. But how? Travel back in time to December 28, 1848 in London, England to one of the most famous juvenile science Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. British sc

    • Children's & YA
      July 2016

      Rowdy

      The Pirate Who Could Not Sleep

      by Darcy Pattison

      What Happens When a Pirate Captain Can’t Sleep? Captain Whitney Black McKee is a rowdy pirate! After traveling the seven seas and fighting sea monsters, it’s time to come back to homeport for a rest. But the Captain’s sleep has gone all

    • Children's & YA
      September 2016

      Nefertiti, the Spidernaut

      The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space

      by Darcy Pattison

      Hunger! How does a jumping spider hunt in space? What if you could send an exciting experiment to the International Space Station? In 2011, 18-year-old Amr Mohamed of Alexandria, Egypt got to do just that. He suggested sending a jumping spider

    • Children's & YA
      February 2017

      My STEAM Notebook

      150 Years of Primary Srouce Documents from American Scientists

      by Darcy Pattison

      My STEAM Notebook is an elementary science interactive workbook that brings the past into the future in a powerful way. Primary source documents from 150 years of American scientists provide an amazing look into the practice of keeping a scien

    • Fantasy & magical realism (Children's/YA)
      October 2016

      Liberty

      by Darcy Pattison

      Liberty – A ROUSING TALE OF DANGER ON THE HIGH SEAS -- When Santiago is thrust into the farm’s pigsty, Penelope is captivated by Santiago Talbert’s boast, “I plan to sail the Seven Seas.” Together, these extraordinary pigs escape the fa

    • Children's & YA
      July 2017

      SLEEPERS

      by Darcy Pattison

      THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD SERIES - trilogy Earth finally receives a message from space: “You only live on land. Allow us to live in the seas.” Rison will implode soon. They desperately

    • Children's & YA
      April 2019

      Rosie the Ribeter

      The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

      by Darcy Pattison

      Rosie was an astounding female bullfrog who came out of the wild for a single week, and set a record that still amazes us today, and then jumped back into the water. This illustrated children’s book tells the story of her record-breaking jumps.</

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