Celebrate the Human Spirit

Mims House (est. 2008) is a U.S. children’s book publisher. Our award winning stories include contemporary fiction, fantasy middle grade novels and nonfiction picture books. Common themes include troubled families, a healthy environment, and teaching kids how to write.

We publish stories that touch the lives of the young. Or the young at heart. Our books celebrate the indomitable and unconquerable human spirit, and give kids boundless hope in the midst of tangled families or intergalactic struggles. Nonfiction stories evoke awe and wonder for the world. Our writing process books celebrate and encourage a kid’s creativity.


    Junior Library Guild selection - The Nantucket Sea Monster | MimsHouse.com

    The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story

    • 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection
    • 2018 National Council of Teacher’s of English – Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts


    Nefertiti, the Spidernaut: How a Jumping Spider Learned to Hunt in Space

    • 2017 National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade Book
    • 2016-17 Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Reading List

    CBC-Sticker_finalAbayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub

    Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

    • Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly.
      ” . . .Pattison writes crisply and evocatively. . .”
      “. . .carefully detailed and naturalistic illustrations, portraying both the beauty and danger of Wisdom’s aquatic environment. . .”
    • SakuraMedal2014-15 Sakura Medal Reading List – Children’s book award from the English speaking schools in Japan. Wisdom is on the reading list and the award will be announced in 2015.

    For information on other reviews of our books, please download our catalog.


    Mims House, in the historic Quapaw District of Little Rock, AR.
    We are located in the historic Quapaw District of Little Rock, AR in the Mims House. Our name comes from name of our 1890 Victorian-era house that we use as our office. In this historic district, houses are name for the family who lived there in 1890. In our case, the Mims family were residents here in 1890.

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    Some of Our Hardcover and Paperback Distributors

    Mackin Educational
    Follett School Solutions
    Children’s Plus, Inc.
    Perma-Bound Books
    Smithsonian Museum Stores
    Baker & Taylor
    Follett Logo April 2013

    Some of our eBook distributors:
    Follett eBooks
    Perma-Bound Books
    Mackin VIA
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