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Joyce Sidman (born June 4, 1956) is an American children's writer. She was a runner-up for the 2011 Newbery Medal.

She graduated from Wesleyan University, with a B.A. in German. She is married and lives in Wayzata, Minnesota with her husband and their two sons.



  • Like the Air. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0-9664324-2-8

Children's books

  • Just Us Two: Poems about Animal Dads. Illustrator Susan Swan. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 2000.
  • This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness. Illustrator Pamela Zagarensky. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-618-61680-0
  • Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night|
  • Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors, Illustrator Beckie Prange, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-618-71719-4
  • Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature, Illustrator Beth Krommes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-547-31583-6
  • Round, Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-544-38761-4. Round received Mathical Honors
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