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Judy Sierra is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including the award-winning Wild About Books; ZooZical; Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf; The Sleepy Little Alphabet; We Love Our School!; and Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur. She holds a PhD in folklore, is an experienced puppeteer and storyteller, and lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband, Bob, and their poodle, Keiko. You can visit her at JudySierra.net.


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Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Brian Biggs
eBook

DANGER! WARNING! KIDS beware! Bound in the bilious green-spotted fur (100% fake) of an unidentified weird beast, here is a book that kids will love—quite literally—from cover to cover. In the macabre spirit of the Halloween season, funny rhymes range from “Parasite Lost” to “Leap Halloween,” and are illustrated with gruesome... Read More
 





Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Brian Biggs
Hardcover

DANGER! WARNING! KIDS beware! Bound in the bilious green-spotted fur (100% fake) of an unidentified weird beast, here is a book that kids will love—quite literally—from cover to cover. In the macabre spirit of the Halloween season, funny rhymes range from “Parasite Lost” to “Leap Halloween,” and are illustrated with gruesome... Read More
 





Born to Read
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Hardcover

THE AWARD-WINNING COLLABORATORS of the New York Times #1 picture book bestseller Wild About Books are back with a new story that promotes books and reading. Told in Judy Sierra’s inimitable read-aloud rhyme, the narrative chronicles the amazing successes of Sam—thanks to his early love of books. The story ranges from... Read More
 





Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by J. Otto Seibold
Trade Paperback

Judy Sierra, author of the award-winning bestseller Wild About Books, and J. Otto Seibold of Olive, the Other Reindeer fame use the familiar storybook character B(ig) B(ad) Wolf, who is now retired and residing at Villian Villa Senior Center,  to create a funny original story. Very young children will delight in... Read More
 





Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by J. Otto Seibold
Hardcover

BIG BAD WOLF, now old and residing in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea by a children's librarian. His best friend, a toothsome crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea and never slurp... Read More
 





The Sleepy Little Alphabet
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
eBook

A fun read-aloud for little ones who are learning their ABCs.

It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need—or want—to do before big-letter moms and dads tuck them in. Not since the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has there been such... Read More
 





The Sleepy Little Alphabet
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Board

A fun read-aloud board book for toddlers just learning their ABCs.
 
Judy Sierra’s rollicking alphabet story features the lowercase letters of the alphabet. Like children, they have a trunkful of tricks for putting off bedtime. But ultimately their moms and dads (the capital letters) succeed in tucking them in with... Read More
 





The Sleepy Little Alphabet
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Hardcover

A fun read-aloud for little ones who are learning their ABCs.

It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need—or want—to do before big-letter moms and dads tuck them in. Not since the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has there been such... Read More
 





Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Tim Bowers
Hardcover Library Binding

A little girl is shopping in a grocery store when—surprise!—she meets a dinosaur. Don't worry. The dinosaur is very friendly. She's polite, too. In this funny story, told in lilting read-aloud rhyme, the girl has numerous opportunities to be helpful to the clumsy shopping dino and demonstrate when to say "thank... Read More
 





Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Tim Bowers
Hardcover

A little girl is shopping in a grocery store when—surprise!—she meets a dinosaur. Don't worry. The dinosaur is very friendly. She's polite, too. In this funny story, told in lilting read-aloud rhyme, the girl has numerous opportunities to be helpful to the clumsy shopping dino and demonstrate when to say "thank... Read More
 





Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by J. Otto Seibold
Hardcover

Big Bad Wolf’s first visit to his local library (as related in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf) was such a success that he returns to tell his version of “The Three Little Pigs.” His outrageous spin on the tale draws skeptical remarks from his audience: “Isn’t that wolf’s nose getting longer?&rdquo... Read More
 





Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie
Written by Judy Sierra
Trade Paperback

Thelonius Monster once swallowed a fly, and decided that flies would taste grand in a pie. That silly guy!

Judy Sierra’s funny read-aloud romp presents a monster that children will love as he makes a goo-filled crust, lures hundreds and thousands of succulent flies into it, and invites his “disgusting-ist” friends and... Read More
 





We Love Our School!
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Linda Davick
Hardcover

This picture book about the first day of school, featuring a frog, a duck, a mouse, and a snail, combines a story in rhyme with colorful graphic rebuses, making it a fun book for parent and child to share in the reading. Children about to enter kindergarten or first grade who... Read More
 





We Love Our School!
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Linda Davick
eBook

This picture book about the first day of school, featuring a frog, a duck, a mouse, and a snail, combines a story in rhyme with colorful graphic rebuses, making it a fun book for parent and child to share in the reading. Children about to enter kindergarten or first grade who... Read More
 





Wild About Books
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Hardcover

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She... Read More
 





Wild About Books
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
iPad App

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She... Read More
 





Wild About Books
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Hardcover Library Binding

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.

In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She... Read More
 





Wild About You!
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Hardcover

The tree kangaroo at the zoo would like nothing more than a baby of her own. So, when a new egg arrives via the endangered species van, the 'roo jumps at the chance to take care of it, even when no one else wants it. Soon, out comes a penguin and... Read More
 





Wild About You!
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Hardcover Library Binding

The tree kangaroo at the zoo would like nothing more than a baby of her own. So, when a new egg arrives via the endangered species van, the 'roo jumps at the chance to take care of it, even when no one else wants it. Soon, out comes a penguin and... Read More
 





ZooZical
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Hardcover

Winter weather is keeping children from visiting the zoo. So the animals are out of sorts—listless, grumpy, and no longer fun. All except two little friends, a very small hippo and a baby kangaroo. Their hip-hopping, toe-tapping,  and rap-rocking soon has the other animals joining in the hip-aroo beat. "Racoons danced... Read More
 





ZooZical
Written by Judy Sierra
Illustrated by Marc Brown
eBook

Winter weather is keeping children from visiting the zoo. So the animals are out of sorts—listless, grumpy, and no longer fun. All except two little friends, a very small hippo and a baby kangaroo. Their hip-hopping, toe-tapping,  and rap-rocking soon has the other animals joining in the hip-aroo beat. "Racoons danced... Read More
 

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