Search Results: "Audrey Vernick"


BOOK REVIEW

SCREAMING AT THE UMP by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Not a heavy hitter but worthy of a spot in the starting lineup. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a decided departure for baseball-themed novels, a middle schooler figures out that the game's values are not always reliable guidelines for real life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY by Alexander Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"This intelligent but surprisingly bland recounting of Hepburn's life and career leaves readers wanting someone to delve a bit more deeply. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Only two years after her death, the exquisite Audrey Hepburn has already been the subject of several biographies; the second this year (after Warren G. Harris's Audrey Hepburn, p. 753) claims, not wholly convincingly, to be definitive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER BALLOON by Audrey Vernick
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"A nicely reassuring read with a satisfying ending; a harbinger of more good novels to come from this author. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sometimes life can just wallop you in the head like the missile of the title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Great for a rocking storytime and budding performers of all kinds, while quieter audience members can sit back and enjoy the show or get lost in the many colorfully designed guitar picks on the endpapers. Encore! (Picture book. 4-7)"
The title strikes the right note, landing somewhere between a taunt and an invitation. Those intrigued will be rewarded by a wicked good time created by new picture-book partners Vernick and Edmunds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECOND GRADE HOLDOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A new look at an age-old fact: change is hard but maybe not as hard as what one might imagine. (Picture book. 5-9)"
After a rocky period in first grade (First Grade Dropout, 2015), the same anxious blond, white boy decides not to advance to second grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEACH YOUR BUFFALO TO PLAY DRUMS by Audrey Vernick
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Buffaloes may be funny, but they are not, it turns out, the most inspiring educators, and readers may long for a few more SCASHes and TATTA TAT TATs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Buffaloes are always funny, which makes them unlikely subjects for a self-help book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST GRADE DROPOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A sure conversation-starter about empathy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In typical child fashion, an embarrassing slip of the tongue leads one young blond boy to want to drop out of school altogether. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGART AND VINNIE by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Diverting and comical. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This story of an unlikely animal friendship is an unnecessary send-up of the plethora of videotaped accounts of interspecies pals but still has its charms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Audrey, 14, is on a long, slow upswing from disabling anxiety disorders that resulted from the vicious abuse of bullies at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KID FROM DIAMOND STREET by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A forgotten star shines anew. (author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A remarkable young woman plays baseball with tremendous skill in the early days of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A pleasant little romp. (Fiction. YA)"
This fluffy-but-fun debut novel grabs the latest slot in the growing canon of the you-don't-really-want-to-be-famous subcategory of chick-lit. Read full book review >