Nora and the Texas Terror

Nora is trying to be a good sport about having cousin Ellie's family come to stay now that her uncle has lost his job. But Ellie is a real Texas Terror. Nora not only has to share her room with Ellie (and Fuzzy, Ellie's scary pet) but her desk as school as well.

"This warmhearted chapter book about families doubling up during hard times is timely and engaging." (Holiday House, Fall 2010)

"Realistic situations coupled with modern economic problems make this a familiar story of today's young readers."--Kirkus Reviews

"This is an entertaining and original early chapter book; the dynamic between Nora and Ellie is realistically portrayed, and the simple plot is well developed."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A Junior Library Guild selection

Oregon Book Award Finalist

Cypress Fairbanks ISD Horned Toad Tales list 2012 - 2013

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