Judy Sierra

poet and folklorist

News and Awards for E-I-E-I-O!

E-I-E-I-O! has been chosen as a 2015 Children's Choice book by the International Literacy Association and the Children's Book Council. I love children's choice awards!!! This is my 7th from ILA/​CBC.

E-I-E-I-O is an April 2015 selection for the Scholastic Book Club.

E-I-E-I-O! has been chosen as a 2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC).



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Sierra has written an ingenious parable that’s ripped-from-the-headlines (or HGTV) . . . .
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A good choice for spring storytimes and family read-alouds. Sierra’s upbeat look at small-scale local farming, fulsomely fertilized by Myers, yields a harvest of good fun.
—Kirkus Reviews

A sustainability take on the old nursery rhyme, this humorous go-round places the Little Red Hen in the role of consultant to Old MacDonald. ... A fun twist on an old favorite.
—Booklist

Myers’s illustrations capture the fun with expressive animals and grumpy, bow-tied neighbors. This title offers a great way to extend the song into a lesson about the plant cycle and suburban farming.
—School Library Journal

Keiko guards our straw bale garden (a quick, no-digging technique for converting a lawn into a productive vegetable patch.