Barbara Herkert

Children's Book Author

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/Macmillan, publisher. "Herkert's elegant prose and Castillo's stunning illustrations team up for a magnificent model of what a picture book can be...A stunner--radiant even." Kirkus starred review

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Released Oct. 27, 2015 by Christy Ottaviano/Henry Holt/Macmillan

Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter
Mary Cassatt was a headstrong, determined girl. She wanted to be an artist in 1860, a time when proper girls didn't do such things. Mary pursued art with a passion, moving to Paris to study, painting what she saw. When her work was rejected by the judges at the Paris Salon, the great painter Edgar Degas invited her to join his group of independent artists, who painted as they pleased. "I began to live," Mary said. Today, Mary Cassatt is recognized as one of the great Impressionist painters, and her work hangs in museums around the world.

Released October 13, 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist
The story of an artist born into slavery, faced with crushing poverty and degradation, and still driven to create in the form of appliqué story quilts unequaled in composition and design.

To be released October 24, 2017 by Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt/Macmillan

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White
The story of a shy boy who loved animals and became one of the most beloved children's author's of all time.