Vernick, Audrey

Audrey Vernick writes picture books and middle-grade fiction. Her books include the New York Times Notable Book Brothers at Bat, First Grade Dropout, and Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? She is also co-author of five books—three with Liz Garton Scanlon – Five Minutes (That’s a Lot of Time) (No, It’s Not) (Yes, It Is); Bob, Not Bob, and Dear Substitute; as well as Two Naomis and Naomis Too with Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Audrey received a 2019 Fellowship from the NJ Arts Council. A frequent presenter at schools across the country, she lives near the ocean. Visit her at

New York Times Notable Book, California Young Readers Medal, BCCB Blue Ribbon Books, three-time recipient of writing fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts

3 Fun Facts

1. Grew up in Queens but is a big Yankee fan.
2. Has a one-year-old miniature labradoodle named Winnie who likes to eat mail.
3. Believes she could eat pizza every day of her life and never tire of it.