If you know Audrey Vernick, you know what a huge baseball fanatic she is. ("Huge" being metaphorical, not literal.) And Audrey's baseball books have all been home runs, especially her picture book biographies of Effa Manley (SHE LOVED BASEBALL) and the Acerra family (BROTHERS AT BAT). You can see where this is going, right?
Yep, there's another Audrey Vernick baseball book underway! Audrey will reunite with BROTHERS AT BAT illustrator Steven Salerno and editor Jen Greene at Clarion for WITH A BASEBALL IN HER HAND, a new picture book biography about a female baseball phenom who won spectators' hearts in the 1930s much the way Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis has today: Edith Houghton, who joined the professional women's team the Bobbies at the age of 10.
Just WAIT until you see Edith's face under the too-big baseball cap in the too-big uniform! It's priceless!
Congratulations, Audrey--another home run is underway!
"The picture of a small border town caught up in a mystery and bound by its secrets is an intriguing one that Lane does well." ~ School Library Journal. September release.
An irreverent abecediary of video game terminology that children might use to educate their parents. October release.