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  • Bibliography:
    13 Books
  • First Book:
    October 1982
  • Latest Book:
    September 2016
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Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • This classic and heartwarming picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. "A tender knockout. It's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity,...

  • The money jar that Rosa, Mama, and Grandma filled with their coins will be emptied to buy Rosa whatever she wants for her birthday. But what can Rosa choose that special enough-unless it's a gift they can all enjoy!


  • Dear Reader,Here are the postcards and snapshots that Stringbean Coe and his brother Fred sent home from the long trip they made one summer in Fred's truck.

    Their grandfather made this album for the family--and for you. Enjoy yourselves!

  • A beautiful celebration of the power of music and of community -- a companion book to the beloved Caldecott Honor picture book A Chair for My Mother."Rosa organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because ...

  • Share this Caldecott Honor-winning book with the little ones in your life. Vera B. Williams's tribute to babies and the people who love them is a happy celebration—you won't be able to stop smiling while reading the catchy refrains.Here are Lit...

  • No one can tell a story quite like Bidemmi. When she starts to draw, her imagination takes off. Enter her world, look at her pictures, and watch her stories grow and grow -- just like the forest of cherry trees she imagines right on her own block....

  • In this very special anthology of beautifully poetic short stories, thirty distinguished authors and illustrators explore the unique and varied meanings of home. Their touching words and magnificent art affirm the importance -- and joy -- of havin...

  • Lucky listener! Lucky reader! Listen to this lucky song about Evie and her blue-sky, kite-flying day. But Evie's day wouldn't be nearly as special without a little help from her grandpa and grandma, and her mother and father and sister. The beloved p...

  • Elana is thrilled to be living all the way up on the eighth floor of 514 Melon Hill Avenue, an apartment building in New York City. But with her new life come changes--and challenges. Is her shiny scooter up to the crags and potholes of city sidew...

  • A funny book that makes you cry. A sad book that makes you laugh. A book about two sisters and their family that makes you wish you were part of it--and grateful that you are not. In short, this book is one surprise after another. The only thing t...

  • There are some things that Rosa just knows. She knows that she can't wait to meet her new baby cousin, due to be born at any minute right upstairs. She knows that she will grow up and move away and maybe go to college, and perhaps even become the ...

  • A poignant, timely, and universal picture book about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood, written by beloved and award-winning author Vera B. Williams and illustrated by the author in collaboration with two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris...

Award-Winning Books by Vera B. Williams

Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
2002 Bookseller's Choice -- Beginning Readers
2002 Children's Book Committee Award -- Fiction
2002 Children's Book Committee Award -- Poetry
A Chair for My Mother
1983 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Picture Book
Lucky Song
1998 Bookseller's Choice -- Babies and Toddlers
1994 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Fiction & Poetry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Vera B. Williams has published 13 books.

Vera B. Williams does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Home at Last, was published in September 2016.

The first book by Vera B. Williams, A Chair for My Mother, was published in October 1982.

No. Vera B. Williams does not write books in series.