Books by Judy Cox

SNOW DAY FOR MOUSE by Judy Cox
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Readers will look forward to taking this snow-day romp again and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his fourth outing (Haunted House, Haunted Mouse, 2011, etc.), Mouse has a snowy adventure that could easily make the jump to being a wordless Pixar short. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. MILLIE! by Judy Cox
Released: May 1, 2012

"While the schtick may be getting a little old for everyday readers, clever teachers could turn this into a creative writing/art lesson that works for multiple grade levels. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mrs. Millie's silliness with mixed-up words continues as her students plan a few birthday surprises, and this time, it is not just Mrs. Millie who gets her words wrong (Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie!, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SECRET CHICKEN SOCIETY by Judy Cox
Released: April 1, 2012

"Chickens and children are lucky to live in this family. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Daniel, who loves all animals, learns a lot about chickens when he takes five chicks home. Read full book review >
HAUNTED HOUSE, HAUNTED MOUSE by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Consider this a Halloween treat for children ready for longer, more visually complex picture-book fare. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those charmed by Mouse's previous adventures in One is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale (2009) and Cinco de Mouse-O! (2010) should prepare for gasps and giggles as he struggles through a series of (somewhat) unfortunate events. Read full book review >
NORA AND THE TEXAS TERROR by Judy Cox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

Third graders Nora and Ellie are cousins, but they struggle to be friends. Read full book review >

CARMEN LEARNS ENGLISH by Judy Cox
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

An inventive teacher and a generous helping of internal strength takes Spanish-speaking Carmen over the language barrier when she starts school. Read full book review >

CINCO DE MOUSE-O! by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

Mouse is ready for another fiesta adventure (One is a Feast for Mouse, 2009). Read full book review >

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Following beautiful, cinnamon-scented Natasha, adventurous Frederick and his food-loving brother, Ishbu, leave their comfortable classroom cage and travel through Scotland and northern Europe to rescue her father, Professor Ratinsky, from the clutches of the nefarious Big Cheese. Read full book review >

ONE IS A FEAST FOR MOUSE by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

Mouse creeps out on Thanksgiving Day as the human family enjoys its post-prandial nap. Read full book review >

PUPPY POWER by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2008

Impetuous third-grader Fran wins a prime spot in the class play and learns to control herself, thanks to puppy school. Read full book review >

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

After escaping from their comfortable classroom cage, two rat brothers journey around the world, caught up in a plot to steal a jeweled statue—the fabled Burmese Bandicoot—and to exterminate humankind. Read full book review >

THAT CRAZY EDDIE AND THE SCIENCE PROJECT OF DOOM by Judy Cox
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2005

Third-grader Matt and his best buddy Eddie want to win the $50 gift certificate prize for first place in the science fair. Read full book review >

DON’T BE SILLY, MRS. MILLIE! by Judy Cox
FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

In a classroom setting, the harmless fun begins with the kindergartner's teacher teasing her class by telling them to hang up their "goats," do the "frog salute," and get out their paper and "penguins." Read full book review >

GO TO SLEEP, GROUNDHOG! by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

Groundhog doesn't know what he's been missing when he hibernates, but a case of insomnia gives him the opportunity in this toasty story of autumn and winter festivities. Read full book review >

MY FAMILY PLAYS MUSIC by Judy Cox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

Here's a clan that outdoes even the Marsalis family. Read full book review >

COOL CAT, SCHOOL CAT by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

Gus and his family have just moved to a new apartment, but Gus is not making the most of his new start. Read full book review >

WEIRD STORIES FROM THE LONESOME CAFE by Judy Cox
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

The "Help Wanted" sign in a cafe window draws some unusual applicants in this breezy, tongue-in-cheek middle reader from the author of Mean Mean Maureen Green (1999). Read full book review >

THIRD GRADE PET by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1998

A girl with a fear of rats overcomes that aversion in this fast-paced classroom story, where the personalities of the students and a funny, alert teacher take center stage. Read full book review >

NOW WE CAN HAVE A WEDDING! by Judy Cox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 1998

Perhaps only in New York City could a small girl go from one apartment to another in her building, helping friends of all nationalities prepare special foods for her sister Sallie's wedding. Read full book review >