Jude Isabella - Author

Jude Isabella started writing kids books when she was managing editor of YES Mag: Canada's Science Magazine for Kids. Her inspiration mostly comes from paying attention to things that make her laugh and things that make her angry (she learned that from a famous journalist named Molly Ivins).

Jude makes her living as a journalist and has found that when working she only lasts about 90 minutes before she has to get up and run around. Seriously, run. Or bicycle. Or walk really fast.

A resident of Victoria, British Columbia, Jude lives with her husband, composer Tobin Stokes, a raccoon that refuses to be evicted from the bicycle shed and a small group of deer that graze the garden each summer. When she's not writing or interviewing scientists, Jude is most likely to be found riding her pretty green bicycle.

Bringing Back the Wolves

2021 - Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens List, Capitol Choices, Winner
2021 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Short-listed
2020 - Best Middle Grade Books of 2020, Kirkus Reviews, Winner
2020 - Best Kids Books of the Year, New York Public Library, Winner
2020 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children`s Book Awards, California Reading Association, Honor Book
2020 - Books of the Year: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner

Chitchat

2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults - Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2014 - Information Book Award, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Long-listed
2013 - Lane Anderson Award, Short-listed

The Red Bicycle

2017 - Crown Award, Triple Crown Children's Book Awards, Short-listed
2016 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2016 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Short-listed
2016 - 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Long-listed
2016 - CCBC Choices List, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner
2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2015 - Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Non-fiction

Chitchat, 2013