Judy Cox, Children's Author

Oregon Spirit Award 2013

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Judy Cox--Children's Author

Judy Cox--Children's Author

New Picture Book!
Clarissa can't sleep, but counting sheep does not help--especially since the sheep WON'T settle down. She tries counting by twos, fives, and tens, but soon her room is filled with alpacas, lamas, and yaks! How will she ever get rid of them?

"This whimsical book will tickle funny bones and teach readers about skip counting."--Holiday House, Inc. 2017

"Children can count along, add the numbers, then subtract them in this enjoyably crafty bedtime tale." --Kirkus Reviews


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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.


Contact me for Information about my Author Visits!
Oct. 9-10--PNBA (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association) Portland, OR
Oct. 18-21--Humboldt County Authors Festival, CA

I'm thrilled to be a part of this project! This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of a tremendous literacy program called "SMART". SMART stands for "Start Making A Reader Today" in which volunteers visit local schools to read with children. This collection of short stories by Oregon authors is illustrated by Oregon illustrators, making this book a one of a kind heirloom. The stories celebrate life in Oregon, but you don't have to live in Oregon to enjoy it--the book is available from internet bookstores everywhere!

Hayley finds her hidden talent when she learns to play the ukulele. Can she overcome her shyness to save the school music program?

Now available in paperback!

"Readers who like their protagonists with a lot of mettle will particularly appreciate Hayley's rapid rise from shyness to stardom."—The Bulletin

"Clean, clear writing and charming cartoon illustrations further enhance this little gem."—School Library Journal

Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2014

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

The Maude Hart Lovelace Award (Minnesota)
The Sequoyah Award (Oklahoma)
The Massachusetts Children's Book Award
The Beverly Cleary Award (Oregon)
Virginia Young Readers Award
Horned Toad Tales (Texas)

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.

New Book!

Selected Works

Picture Book
Animal Adventure
A stand-alone companion volume to "The Mystery of the Burmese Bandicoot" and "The Case of the Purloined Professor" also by Judy Cox.
Bank Street College of Education Best Books 2014
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
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