Anne Miranda

children's book author

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Monster Math

My clever son Tyler and I have teamed up to make read-aloud YouTube videos of my own children’s books, some of my childhood favorites, and eventually to launch new materials together as a team. We’re having a great time, learning a lot, and getting better with each effort.

I’m thrilled to be working with Tyler, who is a budding illustrator in addition to being a computer whiz. This seems like a natural collaboration. I worked for and with my own mother, Mary Jane Martin, who was an outstanding editor and writer in the educational publishing business for over 40 years. Her mother, Hattie Evans, worked in an elegant bookstore in Cleveland for about the same period of time and instilled in all of us a love for books. I aim to pass the baton to my son and hope he continues our family tradition.

At my age, I’m also interested in making a record of having been a resident of this planet and to leave my stories to any grandchildren I may have and certainly to share my little books with children, parents, and teachers who might like to hear them.

The video I’m sharing with you today is Monster Math. It’s a darling little counting book about a little monster who is having a birthday party. Many guests arrive and Mom does her best to contain the crowd and make a wonderful memory for the birthday girl.

Here is a link to the video:

In case anyone is interested in purchasing the book, it’s for sale on Amazon:

The team of Miranda & Miranda hope you enjoy it!


My grandmother worked at Korner & Wood, a very elegant bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio, for 30 years. It was a magical place filled with books, art and antiques….a wonderland for an inquisitive child. I can still see it in my mind’s eye and hold it dear in my memory.

Back in the day, before chain stores and Amazon, book sellers had personal relationships with publishers and authors and also, very importantly, with their customers. My grandmother gave well-informed recommendations to clients who relied on her judgement when choosing a new read or giving books as gifts. I was lucky to have been given many well-chosen books when I was very little. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was probably the first book my grandmother bought for me. I remember her reading it to me long ago…and being sternly warned not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden.

I’ve recently begun a YouTube channel. In addition to my own books, I decided to also narrate stories from my childhood, especially those with special memories, such as Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter was a must for people of my age and I hope children today will find her stories as charming as I did. So, I ‘m recording these as a tribute to my grandmother who enriched my life so greatly with her love of books.

Hattie Evans

Hattie Evans


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