Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also studied art in Florence, Italy, and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. Mia has written and illustrated numerous books including: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration, Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks, and Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves’ Hidden Colors. She illustrated Plants Can’t Sit Still which was named a Kirkus Best Children’s Books and won the NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts Award. She lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota with her husband and their three kids.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Monster’s Nose Was Cold by Joan Hanson

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“And it was still hot.” —Where the Wild Things Are

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Steve Jenkins, Melissa Sweet, Sylvia Long

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love to illustrate and to educate. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my mother who was also an author and illustrator.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Try to develop your unique voice or style, while thinking about what subjects kids, and also parents or teachers, would be interested in.