Barbara Herkert

Children's Book Author

Visiting Mary Cassatt at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

A young reader enjoying Sewing Stories.

Selected Works

Children's Nonfiction Picture Book Biography
Released Oct. 27, 2015 with illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska. Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, publisher.
Picture book biography
Released Oct. 13, 2015 with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Alfred A. Knopf, publisher.
Nonfiction picture book biography
To be released in October 2017 with illustrations by Lauren Castillo. Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, publisher.

Quick Links

Kids' Page

The best way to appreciate the beauty of Mary's art is to see it in person. Here's a list of some American art museums where Mary's paintings can be seen:

The Art Institute of Chicago
The Brooklyn Museum, NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Henry E. Huntington Library and art Gallery, San Marino, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Worchester Art Museum, MA

Send me your writing and art projects, and I'll display them here!


Here's a fun event for young writers taking place in Portland, OR on March 12, 2015. Hope to see you there!