Judy Cox, Children's Author

Oregon Spirit Award 2013

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Judy Cox--Children's Author

Judy Cox--Children's Author

Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2014

More good news for The Secret Chicken Society! My book has been nominated in four states for young reader awards:

The Sequoyah Award (Oklahoma)
The Massachusetts Children's Book Award
The Beverly Cleary Award (Oregon)
Virginia Young Readers Award

I'm deeply honored to be listed, and wish to thank the librarians, teachers, and parents who nominated my book.

The Secret Chicken Society won The Oregon Spirit Book Award in the Juvenile category in 2013.


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BIOGRAPHY: Find out how I became a children's author

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BLOG: A look inside my life and writing process

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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.


Oct. 2--Keynote speech, Idaho Science Teachers Association, Boise, ID

Selected Works

Bank Street College of Education Best Books 2014
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