Judy Sierra

Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers Antarctic Antics, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown; and The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received the Children’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. She lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her online at JudySierra.net.

Books by this Author

Make Way for Readers
Ballyhoo Bay
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School
The Gift of the Crocodile

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take it up a notch.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Crocodilians

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Anonymous

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A day and a long evening at the beach, sharing a house with my oldest friends.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Paris, toujours

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