Clara Ingram Judson

1879 - 1960

(1960 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years. The award information was retrieved from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the Kathryn A. Martin Library are provided after the citation.


Judson, Clara Ingram. (1961). Abraham Lincoln. (Illustrated by Polly Jackson). Chicago: Follett Pub. Co. 921 L736ju

 Biography of Lincoln without the legends, telling the story of his accomplishments.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1950). Abraham Lincoln : friend of the people. (Pen drawings by Robert Frankenberg; kodachromes of the Chicago Historical Society Lincoln dioramas). Chicago : Wilcox and Follett Company. 921 L736j

 A biography of Lincoln whose success story became the symbol of the American dream--the backwoods boy who by honesty, dignity, and kindness won the highest office in the country.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1954). Andrew Jackson, frontier statesman. (Illusustrated by Lorence F. Bjorklund). Chicago : Follett Pub. Co. 921 J125j

 Andrew Jackson's boyhood, his experiences as a lawyer, planter,soldier, and as a statesman are portrayed in this biography.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1940). Boat builder; the story of Robert Fulton. (Illustrated by Armstrong Sperry). New York : Scribner. 921 F9744j

The life of the artist, engineer and inventor who is most known for designing and building the Clermont, the first successful steamboat, which was launched on the Hudson River in 1807.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1960). Christopher Columbus. (Text illustrations by Polly Jackson; title page design by Stan Williamson). Chicago : Follett Publishing. 921 C726j

 A biography of the man who determined to sail west from Europe to find the Indies.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1951). City neighbor : the story of Jane Addams. (Illustrated by Ralph Ray). New York : Charles Scribner's Sons. 921 A2223j

This is the story of Jane Addams, known for her work in Chicago’s Hull House, the first neighborhood settlement house in this country.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1961). George Washington. (Illustrated by Bob Patterson). Chicago : Follett Publishing. 921 W318Jud

A biography of the first President of the United States.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1955). The mighty Soo : five hundred years at Sault Ste. Marie. (Illustrated by Robert Frankenberg). Chicago : Follett Publishing. 974.4 J93m

Tells the history of the mile-wide rapids of the St. Mary’s River from the time of the Native Americans, explorers, and trappers, to the construction of the canal and locks, which opened the Great Lakes to shipping.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1941). Railway engineer : the story of George Stephenson. (Illustrated by Eric M. Simon). New York : C. Scribner's Sons. 921 S836j

The story of George Stephenson,who made the first successful locomotive.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1944). They came from Scotland. (Illustrated by Mary A. Reardon). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company. INTR-FIC J933th

In the early 1800’s Bruce emigrates from Scotland to the New World where he is faced with such adventures as highwaymen, a new job, lost cousins, and horse thieves.

Judson, Clara Ingram. (1952). Thomas Jefferson, champion of the people. (Illustrated by Robert Frankenberg). Chicago : Wilcox and Follett. 921 J456j

 A biography of the third President, describing his boyhood at Shadwell, his schooling and study of the law, his home at Monticello, the political progression that led to his creation of the Declaration of Independence, and the years of public office in service to his country.

Author Information

Clara Ingram Judson (1879-1960). (1985). In Something about the author (Vol. 38, pp. 91-97). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Clara Ingram Judson (1879-1960). (1982). In Something about the author (Vol. 27, pp. 129). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009


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