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Judy-Ann Sadler

Photo: Jeff Sadler 2010

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. When her kids were little, she decided to combine her love of words and crafts by writing craft books. She feels passionate about passing on craft skills to children. She knows that making original, beautiful, useful items is amazing and wonderful, but there are also many other benefits to working with your hands: you become creative, curious, enthusiastic, resourceful, patient, passionate and generous. She feels that these are all qualities our children 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 craft books, Judy Ann has written two picture books, and dozens of craft columns and magazine features. She has demonstrated crafty projects during many TV appearances and has made crafts with tens of thousands of children. Judy Ann also works part-time at two different libraries. She lives with her family in London, Ontario, Canada.

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Making Fleece Crafts. illus. June Bradford. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2000.
The New Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. illus. Caroline Price. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2009.
Sandwiches for Duke. illus. Lorna Bennett. Markham, ON: Stoddart Kids / Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001.
Knitting. illus. Esperança Melo. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002.
Christmas Crafts from Around the World. illus. June Bradford. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2003.
Quick Knits illus Esperanca Melo. Kids Can Press, 2006
Knotting illus Céleste Gagnon. Kids Can Press, 2006
Hemp Jewelry illus June Bradford. Kids Can Press, 2005
The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts. Kids Can Press, 2005
Reaching. illus. by Susan Mitchell. Kids Can Press, 2011
Nothing Happens In This Book. Illustrated by Vigg. Kids Can Press, 2018
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Presentation Description

Judy Ann encourages reading and creativity through crafts. She loves showing students her dozens of craft samples from her many books. During workshops, Judy Ann always does a craft with the students. She also talks about the writing process and the steps involved in publishing a book.

Craft supplies are usually included.

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Non-Fiction and Picture books
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GST not applicable