The MaryRuth Books collection of children’s books has long been a favorite tool of Reading Recovery® teachers, preschool and classroom educators, and parents. Carefully crafted to engage the developing reader, every one of our books emphasizes:
- Appropriate language
- Thoughtful placement of text
- Relatable characters
- Clever stories
- Vibrant, original photography or illustration
Founded by Reading Recovery® Teacher & Author Mia Coulton
Seeing the world with the innocence and imagination of a child can be a difficult thing to do when you’re an adult, but that’s what MaryRuth Books founder and children’s author, Mia Coulton, does. In 2001, Mia combined her passion for teaching with her lifelong love of dogs and decided to write her first book. Her goal was to share her enthusiasm for books and reading with young people.
Since that first book, based on the escapades of her yellow Labrador Retriever, Danny, Mia has authored more than 150 titles in both the fiction and nonfiction genres. Her memorable fiction stories are filled with lovable animal characters – including Danny, Baby Elephant, Fish, and Lucky the Pony – all of whom possess human attributes.
Fun Fact: Mia chose to christen her fledgling business using her given name, MaryRuth. Dubbed “Mia” by a brother in early childhood, she felt it fitting to give her company her full name, using it for the first and only time in her life, and making her 85-year old mother extremely happy.
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