Judy Press

Art Educator and Author

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Judy Press spreading her love of arts and crafts


An experienced art educator and award-winning author of children’s art activity books, Judy Press stimulates parents and children alike. Selling over a million copies, her fifteen books encourage children’s creativity through original, age-appropriate arts and crafts activities made with readily available materials.

Ranging from the BIG FUN CRAFT BOOK-Creative Fun for 2- 6- Year Olds to THE KIDS NATURAL HISTORY BOOK-Making Dinos, Fossils, Mammoths & More!, Judy’s books are “…truly creative art experiences…” (School Library Journal). They are recipients of numerous awards, including the Parents’ Choice Honor Award and the Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award, in addition to being the Children’s Book of the Month Club ‘Main Selection.’

Judy holds a Masters in Art Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Syracuse University. She lives with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Parent’s Guide Classic Award

LifeWorks Magazine Real Life Award

1996 Parents’ Choice Honor Award

1998 Early Childhood News Directors’ Choice Award

1998 Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award

1999 Parents’ Choice Honor Award

2002 Parents’ Choice Recommended

2003 ForeWord Book of the Year Award