Audrey Vernick

Books by This Author

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

Illustrated by: Steven Salerno
Age Level: 6-9
"..[B]ack in the 1920s and '30s," twelve of sixteen Acerra children played baseball (the girls back then didn't play sports). This upbeat look at one close-knit, longtime baseball-playing family is jauntily illustrated. An author's note reveals her inspiration and an update on the Acerras (including their induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame).

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

Illustrated by: Daniel Jennewein
Age Level: 3-6
A girl with ponytails takes her buffalo to school, and as one might guess, the buffalo doesn't respond quite the same as everyone else. But the buffalo learns about individuality and respect just like the children starting kindergarten will. Cartoon illustrations enhance the silliness of the sincere message.

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

Illustrated by: Don Tate
Age Level: 3-6

Effa Manley, born when jazz was new and sports were segregated, was passionate about fairness and baseball. She was to become the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame along with players from the Negro Baseball League. Her life is presented in stylized illustration and clear text, for an intriguing portrait of a person and a time.