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Judy-Ann Sadler

Judy-Ann Sadler

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Judy-Ann Sadler was raised in a big, noisy family on a farm outside of London, Ontario. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to read, write and make things. She feels passionate about sharing stories and crafts with children. She knows that using your imagination and working with your hands encourages creativity, curiosity, resourcefulness, patience, passion and generosity. She feels that these are all qualities our children will need to help make the world a better place. Judy-Ann's books have been translated into many languages and have sold over one million copies around the world. Along with writing a whole series of craft books and dozens of craft columns and magazine features, Judy-Ann writes picture books. She has presented to tens of thousands of children at schools, libraries and festivals. Judy-Ann lives in London, Ontario, Canada where she strives to be creative every day.

Books for children
I write professionally in the following language(s):


The Digger Dance. Illustrated by Yong Ling Kang. 2022, Owlkids Books
While We Wait. Illustrated by Élodie Duhameau. 2022, Owlkids Books
Nothing Happens in This Book. Illustrated by Vigg. 2018, Kids Can Press
Reaching. Illustrated by Susan Mitchell. 2011, Kids Can Press
The New Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. Illustrated by Caroline Price. 2009, Kids Can Press
Quick Knits. Illustrated by Esperança Melo. 2006, Kids Can Press
Knotting. Illustrated by Céleste Gagnon. 2006, Kids Can Press
The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts. Various Authors and Illustrators. 2005, Kids Can Press
Hemp Jewelry. Illustrated by June Bradford. 2005, Kids Can Press
Simply Sewing. Illustrated by Jane Kurisu. 2004, Kids Can Press
Embroidery. Illustrated by June Bradford. 2004, Kids Can Press
Christmas Crafts From Around the World. Illustrated by June Bradford. 2003, Kids Can Press
Knitting. Illustrated by Esperança Melo. 2002, Kids Can Press
Sandwiches for Duke. Illustrated by Lorna Bennett. 2001, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts.Illustrated by Caroline Price. 2001, Kids Can Press
Making Fleece Crafts. Illustrated by June Bradford. 2000, Kids Can Press
Beanbag Buddies and Other Stuffed Toys. Illustrated by June Bradford. 1999, Kids Can Press
Making Candles. Illustrated by Tracy Walker. 1998, Kids Can Press
Easy Braids, Barrettes and Bows. Illustrated by Sarah Jane English. 1997, Kids Can Press
The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Crafts. Illustrated by Caroline Price . 1997, Kids Can Press
Beading Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and More. Illustrated by Tracy Walker. 1996, Kids Can Press
Corking. Illustrated by Linda Hendry. 1995, Kids Can Press
Christmas Crafts. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. 1994, Kids Can Press
Beads.Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. 1994, Kids Can Press
Sewing. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. 1993, Kids Can Press
Dolls. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. 1993, Kids Can Press
Prints. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. 1992, Kids Can Press
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Presentation Description

Judy-Ann has presented to, and made crafts with, tens of thousands of children at schools, libraries and festivals. She loves to keep her audience engaged and excited about books, crafts and stories! She always tailors her presentations to the needs of the participants, but her sessions include reading one of her picture books, showing her crafts and other books, talking about writing, taking questions, and she always includes making a craft!

Presentation Length:
45-60 minutes
Stories, creativity, crafts
JK-Grade 6
Audience Size:
1 session: $300, 2 sessions: $525, 3 sessions: $675, 4 sessions: $800
Are you available for school visits?:
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program: