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Judy Cox--Children's Author

Judy Cox--Children's Author

Book Signing at Oregon Books


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NOTE: If you are looking for the directions for the Mousetrap Catapult, it is in the curriculum guide for The Tails of Frederick and Ishbu.

The Secret Chicken Society won The Oregon Spirit Book Award in the Juvenile category. The award, sponsored by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, selects Oregon authors who make “a distinguished contribution to children’s literature or young adult literature that engages and encourages readers’ imagination, discovery, and understanding, reflecting the spirit and values held by Oregonians.”

Winners will be presented with the award at the OCTE Fall Conference on October 5, 2013, at Wilsonville High School.


Wordstock--Oct. 5--6, 2013 Portland, OR

Oregon Spirit Award presentation--Oct. 5, 213 Wilsonville, OR
Oregon Teachers of English Conference

Humboldt County Authors Festival--Oct. 17--19, 2013 Eureka, CA

Book Signing with Linda Benson--Oregon Books, Grants Pass, OR
Feb. 15, 2014 11am-1pm

The Mystery of the Burmese Bandicoot, the first adventure in The Tails of Frederick and Ishbu, is now available in a new trade paperback edition with cover art by Judy Cox. The book is available from online bookstores and www.iuniverse.com

Selected Works

Award Winners
Oregon Spirit Award
Bank Street College of Education, Best Books of 2011
Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2011
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2009
Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award 2009
Children's Choices list 2009
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2005
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award 2004
Nevada Young Readers Award 2002
New Books
Join Mouse on his fourth adventure--a romp in the snow!
Mrs. Millie's Kindergartners surprise her with a pun-filled birthday party!
Mouse is back in a Halloween adventure.
Nora's rowdy cousin from Texas is coming to stay. Is Ellie as bad as Nora remembers? Junior Library Guild Selection