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Five Questions for Audrey Vernick, Author of Books for Young Readers

I met author Audrey Vernick fourteen years ago when she was working on her first book, BARK AND TIM: A TRUE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, written with her sister, Ellen Glassman Gidaro, and illustrated with the paintings of Mississippi folk artist Tim Brown. 1,278 more words

The Writing Life

Review: I Won a What? by Audrey Vernick, Robert Neubecker (Illustor)

Hardcover, 40 pages
Expected publication: April 12th 2016 by Knopf BFYR
Source: Publisher

The protagonist of this picture book desperately wants a pet of some kind but his parents have stated that there is no way he will be allowed to get something fluffy, shaggy, or feathery. 549 more words


She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Don Tate

She Loved Baseball:
The Effa Manley Story
by Audrey Vernick
illustrated by Don Tate

Even when she was still a girl in school, Effa hated being told “how things are.”  The principal told her not to play with those “Negroes” on the playground.   411 more words

Back to School with Picture Book Author Audrey Vernick

It’s that time of year again! Parents and teachers are getting ready, kids are getting nervous that summer is ending. To ease the transition back, why not introduce some humorous and fun new books into your school year?  884 more words

Picture Books

FIRST GRADE DROPOUT Drops In (plus a giveaway!)

The first time I heard the title FIRST GRADE DROPOUT I said (yet again), “Why didn’t I think of that? Brilliant!”

(Also, the song “Beauty School Dropout” played through my head a gazillion times.) 2,118 more words

Picture Books

Back to School Angst

Do you remember your very first day of school?

The bus forgot to pick me up on my first day of kindergarten in the Baldwin-Woodville school district, and my mom had to drive me to school.   1,106 more words

Primary (K-2)