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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
Collins/HarperCollins

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

Children's 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)

Book review: Edgar's Second Word, by Audrey Vernick.

Vernick, Audrey. “Edgar’s Second Word.” Illustrated by Priscilla Burris. Clarion Books. 2014. $16.99. ISBN 9780547684628. Unp. Ages pre-school.P7/q7.

This story will be perfect book for older siblings of babies who are learning to talk. 89 more words

Book Reviews

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story By Audrey Vernick

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
Audrey Vernick
HarperCollins (2010)
ISBN 9780061349201
Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 6) and her Nana for Reader Views (09/10) 251 more words

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Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? By Audrey Vernick

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
Audrey Vernick
Balzar + Bray (2010)
ISBN 9780061762758
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5 ½) and Mom for Reader Views (04/10) 166 more words

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