Reviews and News about Mira Forecasts the Future

Mira Forecasts the Future was a Barnes & Noble National Story Time on Saturday, August 20

Mira Forecasts the Future is a Children’s Book Club™ / Children’s Book of the Month ClubSelection 


Books We Like, September 2016 – Booktrust UK

Best Picture Books of June 2016 – BNKids Blog

31+ STEM Books to Inspire Girls – PragmaticMom


“With beautiful 1920s-inspired illustrations from Lissy Marlin, this engaging tale mixes science with storytelling in a fun way, showing kids that we all have our own special talents.” – Children’s Book Club

“Andrews’ debut folds meteorological information into a satisfying kid-finds-her-talent-and saves-the-day tale; readers will appreciate [Mira’s] expertise and the way adults listen to her.” – Kirkus Review

“A science-wiz girl making it happen? I’m in!” – Anna Haase Krueger, Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association

“This deceptively simple picture book not only gives youngsters a basic introduction to understanding how weather works, but also celebrates individual difference and talents – and shows how failure can be something positive if it is used as a learning experience.” – BookTrust (UK)

“…a fresh and unique story that has never (to my knowledge) been done. And that is a very hard task to accomplish.” – Eileen Manes, The Well-Read Review

“Underscored by the tender mother-daughter bond, this sweet tale will remind readers that there’s untapped magic in all of us.” – Dell Villa, BN Kids blog

“Mira is an excellent character. Her anguish about not having her mother’s gift gives way when she discovers her own gift. Trying to emulate her mother’s talent only got in the way of Mira discovering her own.” – Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews

“Impossible not to love, this book is fresh and funny and utterly adorable. Perfect for twenty-first century girls and boys, too.” Joanne Roberts, Bookish Ambition

“This book is great on several levels – smart young female doing science? Yes! Discovering your niche? Yes! I also love the coming together of the … boardwalk vibe with the hard science of meteorology.” – Melanie Manzer Kyle, Schreibenfreude

“Kell Andrews’ new picture book, Mira Forecasts the Future, can spark interest in a career of weather forecasting.” (Five-star review) – Cindy Hewitt, The Examiner

“… meteorology trumps magic every time in a sunny story of a girl who finds that a talent for science is also helpful in predicting the future.” – GTC, BooksforKidsBlog

“…a heartwarming story. A lovely book to sit and read to your children and a great stepping stone into the world of science. ” – Chantelle Hazelden, Mama Mummy Mum

“One of our absolutely favourite reads from over the summer was Mira Forecasts the Future … Little Miss loved it so much I didn’t complain when she asked for it two or three times … a great structured story” – Amy Marie, Cocktails in Teacups

News, posts, and more

Mira CoverReview: Perfect Picture Book Friday – Bookish Ambition

News: Appearance at For the Love of Reading in Morris County –

Book List: Six Stem Mentor Texts – Picture This: Teaching with Picture Books – Lesson Path literacy resources

Book List: Meet Ada Twist, Mira and Em – Red Reading Hub

Review: Cocktails in Teacups – parenting and review blog

Review: Mama Mummy Mum – parenting and lifestyle blog

Review: The Quasi Librarian – blogger with  “mission to raise young readers with a global mindset through a love for rich and diverse stories.”

Review: Crossroads Review – plus adorable video review from Awesome Annie!

Review: No Crystal Ball Required
– BooksforKidsBlog

Diverse Picture Books in Exhibits pt. 1 – ALSC, American Library Association blog

August Roundup of Diverse Books for Storytime – Everyday Diversity Project

Interview: KidLit 411
Author Spotlight: Kell Andrews

Bruce Springsteen, Super Storms, and Fortune Telling on the Boardwalk Good Reads with Ronna

Let’s hear from Kell Andrews author of MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE – Chat with Vera

How Kids Can Predict the Weather – Guest Post – Kid Lit Reviews

June’s Best Picture Books – BN Kids Blog

Weather prediction can be a magical science career – The

The Well-Read Review – Pickle Corn Jam

Cover Reveal for Mira Forecasts the Future

Introducing Illustrator Lissy Marlin

I See a New Book in My Future