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Judy-Ann Sadler

Photo: Jeff Sadler 2017

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 three 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.

E-mail: jasadler@ody.ca
Phone number:
519-652-2565

Publications

Prints. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. Kids Can Press, 1992
Dolls. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. Kids Can Press, 1993
Sewing. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. Kids Can Press, 1993
Beads. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. Kids Can Press, 1994
Christmas Crafts. Illustrated by Marilyn Mets. Kids Can Press, 1994
Corking. Illustrated by Linda Hendry. Kids Can Press, 1995
Beading Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and More. Illustrated by Tracy Walker. Kids Can Press, 1996
The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Crafts. Illustrated by Caroline Price. Kids Can Press, 1997
Easy Braids, Barrettes and Bows. Illustrated by Sarah Jane English. Kids Can Press, 1997
Making Candles. Illustrated by Tracy Walker. Kids Can Press, 1998
Beanbag Buddies and Other Stuffed Toys. Illustrated by June Bradford. Kids Can Press, 1999
Making Fleece Crafts. illus. June Bradford. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2000.
The KCP Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. Illustrated by Caroline Price. Kids Can Press, 2001
Sandwiches for Duke. Illustrated by Lorna Bennett. Stoddart Kids / Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001.
Knitting. Illustrated by Esperança Melo.. Kids Can Press, 2002.
Christmas Crafts from Around the World. Illustrated by June Bradford. Kids Can Press, 2003.
Embroidery. Illustrated by June Bradford. Kids Can Press, 2004
Simply Sewing. Illustrated by Jane Kurisu.. Kids Can Press, 2004
The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts. Various illustrators. Kids Can Press, 2005
Hemp Jewelry. Illustrated by June Bradford. Kids Can Press, 2005
Quick Knits. illustrated by Esperança Melo. Kids Can Press, 2006
Knotting. Illustrated by Céleste Gagnon. Kids Can Press, 2006
The New Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. Illustrated by Caroline Price. Kids Can Press, 2009.
Reaching. Illustrated by Susan Mitchell. Kids Can Press, 2011
Nothing Happens In This Book. Illustrated by Vigg. Kids Can Press, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

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.
Genre:
Non-Fiction and Picture books
Grades:
k-8
Audience size:
50-60
Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$$250
Two sessions:
$$350
Four sessions:
$$550
GST:
GST not applicable