Judy Young is the author of numerous children's poetry, fiction and nonfiction picture books. Judy resides near Springfield, MO, with her husband Ross, a professional artist who illustrated Judy's "S is for Show Me, A Missouri Alphabet' and "Show Me the Number, A Missouri Number Book." Judy is a frequent speaker at schools and professional educational conferences nationwide, offering a variety of programs for K-8 students and teachers. With 20 years previous experience in the public schools, Judy's presentations and workshops are directly related to school curriculum. For more information or to schedule a speaking event, contact Judy at www.judyyoungpoetry.com
Judy Young's award-winning titles include:
"A Pet for Miss Wright"
(2013/14 MO Show Me Award Finalist; 2013 DE Diamonds Book Award Finalist; 2012 Paterson Prize Honor Book; 2012 Crystal Kite Award Finalist; 2012 IRA and Children's Book Council Child Choice List; 2012 KS NEA Reading Circle List; 2012 LA Reading Assoc. Child Choice Award List; 2011 Parents’ Choice Approved Award)
"A Book for Black-Eyed Susan"
(2013/14 MO Show Me Award Finalist; 2012 Women Writing the West WILLA Award Finalist; 2012 Storytelling World Honor Award; 2012 KS NEA Reading Circle List; 2011 National Parenting Publications Award Gold Winner; 2011 Society of School Librarians International Honor Award)
"The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous, Mysterious and maybe even Magical Creatures"
(2012 LA Young Readers Choice Award Finalist)
"Minnow and Rose"
(2010 Storytelling World Award; 2012 MO Show Me Read Award Finalist; 2012 NY Charlotte Award Reading List; 2011 DE Diamonds Book Award Finalist, 2011 PA Keystone to Reading Award Finalist,; 2011 AL Camillia Book Award Finalist)
"The Lucky Star"
(2009 Storytelling World Honor Award and 2010/2011 MO Show Me Award Finalist)
"R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet"
(2008 Mom's Choice Gold Award, 2008 Educator's Choice Award, 2007 58th Annual Performance by Univ. of UT's Tanner Creative Dance Theatre; 2006 Missouri Writer's Guild Best Juvenile Book Award, 2006 National Parenting Publication Honor Award; 2006 Starred Kirkus Review).
Member since 2005
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