Monday, June 12, 2023

A Couple of Reviews!

 The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) puts out a 

BEST BOOKS for Kids and Teens 

publication twice a year. I'm delighted that 

The Digger Dance

is included in the Spring 2023 edition.

From the review:

"Grandmas tells her grandson that diggers can dance. While waiting to watch the diggers, the two bake together. Using his imagination, the boy discovers that baking and diggers have a lot in common. He unloads butter, shovels sugar, and digs in the dough. Then the construction site roars to life. Dig in to see if diggers really dance!"

I also received a very nice IG review for 

While We Wait


where she said:

"A lovely book about waiting for the best possible surprise--hint: it has teeny toes!"

Thank you, Leslie!

Happy reading,

Judy Ann

Monday, November 21, 2022

Different Drummer!

I will have the great pleasure of being at 

A Different Drummer 

on Saturday, November 26, 1-3 pm!

Please join us! I'll read my stories, do a little show and tell,

and you'll love the fun craft I've got ready for you! 


Judy Ann

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Guest Blog Post

Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger on

L.E. Carmichael's website. 

Check it our here!

 Lindsey is a wonderful writer and scientist and lovely supporter of other writers.

And don't forget that The Digger Dance is available now!

Happy reading,

Judy Ann

Monday, October 17, 2022

It's Here!

The Digger Dance has arrived!  

 I'm so excited that this playful, imaginative, sweet book, beautifully-illustrated by Yong Ling Kang is now available in stores! Pick it up or order The Digger Dance at your local independent book shop, or order it on-line from Owlkids Books or Indigo or Amazon or wherever you buy your books!

I had so much fun creating this photo using my hubby's childhood diggers. They're extremely durable and still so much fun to play with!

Happy reading!

Judy Ann


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The Digger Dance

 This has been an amazing year for me in the world of books! 

In March, my beautifully-illustrated book,
  While We Wait, was released by Owlkids Books. 

Then in June, I received a copy of Nothing Happens in This Book 
in Simplified Chinese! Amazing! 

It's so cool to see Vigg's playful art with my words in translation! 

In July, While We Wait was released by Éditions Scholastic 
in French as En attendant. I just love it!

And now, in a few days, I will have an imaginative, fun new picture book

playfully illustrated by Yong Ling Kang and published by Owlkids Books.

I will post more about it soon!

Happy Reading,

Judy Ann

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Today's the day!

 While We Wait is officially out in the world today! I'm so happy!

Pick up a copy at your library, favourite local bookstore or on-line, 

then sit and read and enjoy!

Judy Ann

Friday, March 11, 2022

New book!!

A few days from today is a very special day! March 15 is the official launch date of,

While We Wait

Élodie Duhameau did the illustrations and they are beautiful! 
Somehow she managed to put so much expression on the faces of the characters with so few lines. 
I can't wait for you to read my words and see her art! It is said that the best picture books are a perfect partnership between author and illustrator: 
The art invites you into the book 
and the words keep you coming back. And those words were 
patiently guided and edited by the BEST editor, Debbie Rogosin.

Already I've had such a lovely review from Linda Ludke, extraordinary Collections Management Librarian at London Public Library who made While We Wait her expert pick. She said, in part:

"The elegantly crafted text lyrically conveys just how active 
the act of waiting can be"

Linda goes on to say,

"Judy Ann Sadler expertly stitches warmth and originality into the fabric of this sweet picture book about a close-knit family and the fine art of patience."

Read the entire review here:

Isn't that lovely?

You can order or pick up a copy at your favourite independent bookstore or on-line! 

Don't wait!!

Happy reading,

Judy Ann