Audrey Vernick

Audrey Vernick is the author of books for young readers.

“This buffalo leads the herd.” –Kirkus

“Two hooves up.” – Tampa Tribune

This story’s simple lesson about individuality is cleverly expressed through Vernick’s gentle wit.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? was named to the Children’s Choices 2011 Reading List, a project of a joint committee supported by IRA and the Children’s Book Council, and voted on by kids.


Named to Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year List, 2011

Named to the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer List 2011

“Both author and illustrator are on top of their game as they bring this inspiring story to life.” – School Library Journal (starred review)


BCCB Blue Ribbon Winner

“Vernick makes a very auspicious fiction debut here with her breezy, briskly paced tale, well-portrayed characters, authentic relationships and keen ear for realistic dialogue. The sweet, swoony young romance doesn’t hurt either, and preteen female readers will eat this up.”- Kirkus

“Put this book your ‘must-have’ list. It won’t stay on the shelves long.” -School Library Journal (starred review)

Vernick resembles Frances o’Roark Dowell in her ability to bring keen understanding and tender sympathy to the ordinary.” -Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books (starred review)


“Air guitarists, rejoice! Vernick lays down a delightfully snark-free guide to how kids can release their inner spotlight-loving performer… The low-tech premise—you can still rock with a mop on your head and family members as backup dancers—is refreshing.” -Publishers Weekly

“The title strikes the right note, landing somewhere between a taunt and an invitation. Those intrigued will be rewarded by a wicked good time. Kids will giggle with grown-ups at the appropriately over-the-top plans for super-stardom (a TV show, a ‘you-movie’ and a theme song) that are consistently translated into actions younger ones can practice or participate in. Great for a rocking storytime and budding performers of all kinds. Encore! -Kirkus


A Junior Library Guild selection

four starred reviews

A captivating story, impeccable layout and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner.” –New York Times Book Review

“A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A family’s love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly. – Kirkus Reviews

“I was lucky to play in the big leagues with my brother as a teammate and my dad as our manager. It was a very special time. The story of the Acerra brothers brought those memories back. It is a wonderful illustration of what a great game baseball is and how it brings families together on many different levels. BROTHERS AT BAT is a story any baseball fan will enjoy and one that we all should know.”  – Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.


bogart and vinnie from bloomsburyA Junior Library Guild selection

“Big gestures, broad expressions, round eyes and bright colors, along with dialogue balloons for irrepressible Vinnie, give each spread a lighthearted energy. Diverting and comical.” – Kirkus Reviews


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