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

    2022 - Red Cedar Book Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed

    2021 - 2021 Magnolia Book Awards, Mississippi Children's Museum, Short-listed

    2021 - Best Children’s Books List, Bank Street College, Winner

    2021 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Short-listed

    2021 - Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens List, Capitol Choices, Winner

    2021 - Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine, Winner

    2020 - Best Kids Books of the Year, New York Public Library, Winner

    2020 - Best Middle Grade Books of 2020, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

    2020 - Books of the Year: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire, Winner

    2020 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children`s Book Awards, California Reading Association, Honor Book

  • The Red Bicycle

    2017 - Crown Award, Triple Crown Children's Book Awards, Commended

    2016 - 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Commended

    2016 - CCBC Choices List, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner

    2016 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Commended

    2016 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner

    2015 - Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Winner

    2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner

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