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A Year with Mia: Highlights from Our Blog

January 24, 2019

Get to Know Us Better – What’s on the Blog?

Over the past year, we’ve covered a good deal of territory via our blog, some of which you may have missed. From the silly to the serious, from new books to very old ones, here are some of the highlights from 2018, organized by topic.

On Mia and Mia Learning

We spent a lot of time this year on demystifying Mia and putting her into context. We discussed the origins, mechanismstechnology, and philosophy behind Mia, the literacy experts who inform her coaching and general approach, how she can help teachers, parents, and librarians rather than presenting competition, and even her social justice potential.

Reading Aloud Series

This series of three related posts were among our most well-received, covering why, what, and how  parents should read out loud to their independently reading children. We also had a diverting way for parents to assess their greatest strength in reading aloud.

Just for Fun

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has spent a significant amount of time online that quizzes were some of our most popular blog fodder. Among our followers’ favorites? Finding out which fictional dragon matched their reading style and receiving a book recommendation based on which literary cat best suited their purr-sonalities. We also had a great time interviewing illustrator Alex Rodgers and exploring how books shape identity in a poignant conversation with Rowan Walker, an eloquent bibliophile who happens to be gender non-binary.

Lists for Days

In 2018, our blog also had some mighty engaging lists of books organized on themes, like chocolatey reads, colorful picture books, books about fabric, clothing, and cloth, and more thoughtful compilations, such as our collection of biographies about women artists and our list of graphic memoirs written by women. We’re always gratified when these lists circulate widely and prompt more library check-outs and store purchases of heretofore underappreciated books.

Can’t Get Enough of Mia? 

If you’ve read every bit of our blog and you’re still hungry for more, great! Sign up on our pre-launch page at Indiegogo to learn more about Secret Agent Mia’s Book Club and to make sure you don’t miss a thing when it comes to our upcoming crowdfunding campaign.

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What’s Your Top Read-Aloud Strength?

July 2, 2018

What's Your Top Read-Aloud Strength?

What's Your Top Read-Aloud Strength?


"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children." 

- Jim Trelease


Parents and caregivers, have you mastered the why, what, and how of reading out loud? What makes you a great reader-out-loud? Find out what your strongest asset is and get tips for upping your game with Mia's hand dandy quiz. 

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Which Literary Dragon Are You?

June 11, 2018

Which Literary Dragon Matches Your Reading Personality?

Which Literary Dragon Matches Your Reading Personality?


“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien


At Mia Learning, we’re all about discovering your reading identity and having fun while you do! This quiz gives you a taste of what sorts of questions Mia gets kids thinking about (or, rather what she'd ask them if they were kid dragons). So, let's talk about you as a dragon who reads. When it comes to books, are you greedy and insatiable like Smaug? Poetic and romantic like The Reluctant Dragon? Do you seek wisdom like Saphira? Or are you a free-spirited rebel, like Toothless? Find out which literary dragon best suits your reading personality!



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