Judy Sierra's original tales in rhyme and her anthologies of folktales have received awards and accolades including seven Children's Choice Awards from the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. Four of her books have been listed as Notable Books by the American Library Association, and two--Antarctic Antics and Wild About Books—have been New York Times picture book bestsellers.
Before she became a full-time writer, Judy worked as a children’s librarian, a puppeteer, and a college professor. She grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Bob Kaminski and the literary poodle, Keiko.