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.
Books for Children
Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems. Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Harcourt, 1998.
Ballyhoo Bay. Illustrated by Derek Anderson. Simon & Schuster, 2009.
The Beautiful Butterfly. Illustrated by Victoria Chess. Clarion, 2000.
Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark Illustrated by Brian Biggs. Knopf, 2008.
Born to Read Illustrated by Marc Brown. Knopf, 2008.
Can You Guess My Name? Classic Tales Around the World. Illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Clarion, 2002.
Counting Crocodiles. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Harcourt, 1997.
The Dancing Pig: A Folktale from Bali. Illustrated by Jesse Sweetwater. Harcourt, 1999.
E-I-E-I-O! How Old MacDonald Got His Farm (with a Little Help from a Hen). Illustrated by Matthew Myers. Candlewick, 2014.
The Elephant's Wrestling Match. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Lodestar, 1992.
The Gift of the Crocodile. Illustrated by Reynold Ruffins. Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Gruesome Guide to World Monsters
The House That Drac Built. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Harcourt, 1995.
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote 'The Cat in the Hat.' Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Random House, 2017.
Make Way for Readers. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Simon and Schuster, 2016.
Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf. Illustrated by J. Otto Seibold. Knopf, 2007.
Monster Goose. Illustrated by Jack E. Davis. Harcourt 2001.
Never Kick a Ghost, and Other Silly Chillers. HarperCollins 2011.
Nursery Tales Around the World. Illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Clarion, 1996.
Preschool to the Rescue. Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Harcourt, 2001.
Schoolyard Rhymes. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Knopf, 2005.
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Silly and Sillier: Read Aloud Tales from Around the World. Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Knopf, 2002.
Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Tale from Alphabet Town. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Knopf, 2009.
Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur. Illustrated by Tim Bowers. Knopf, 2012.
Tasty Baby Belly Buttons. Illustrated by Meilo So. Knopf, 1999.
Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf. Illustrated by J. Notto Seibold, 2010.
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie Illustrated by Edward Koren. Knopf, 2006.
There’s a Zoo in Room 22. Illustrated by Barney Saltzberg. Harcourt, 2000.
We Love Our School! Illustrated by Linda Davick. Knopf, 2011.
What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? Illustrated by Doug Cushman. Harcourt, 2004.
Wild About Books. Illustrated by Marc Brown. Knopf, 2004.
Wild About You. Illustrated by Marc Brown. Knopf, 2012.
Wiley and the Hairy Man. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Lodestar, 1996.
ZooZical. Illustrated by Marc Brown. Knopf, 2011.
BOOKS FOR ADULTS
Celtic Baby Names. Folkprint, 1997.
Children's Traditional Games. (with Bob Kaminski). Greenwood, 1995.
The Flannel Board Storytelling Book. H.W. Wilson, 1987. 2nd ed., 1997. Kindle, 2012.
Spanish Baby Names. Folkprint, 2002.
Storytellers' Research Guide: Folktales, Myths and Legends. Folkprint, 1996.