Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon will be visiting Norwood-Fontbonne Academy on October 5, 2023 to celebrate their latest book The World’s Best Class Plant


About Audrey Vernick & Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick have collaborated on three previous picture books: Five Minutes (That’s a Lot of Time) (No, It’s Not) (Yes, It Is), which was one of NPR’s Favorite Books of the Year; Bob, Not Bob!; and Dear Substitute. Liz is the author of numerous beloved picture books, including the Caldecott Honor book All the World, and Audrey has written more than twenty books for young readers, including the critically acclaimed Brothers at Bat. Visit Liz at and Audrey at

Order by September 27, 2023, for guaranteed personalization and availability on visit day.

Signing/personalization is not guaranteed for books ordered after September 27, and books may be distributed after the visit.

About The World’s Best Class Plant
by Audrey Vernick & Liz Garton Scanlon

An irresistible picture book about a boy and his classmates who long for a class pet, but discover the joys and rewards of nurturing a class plant.

Room 107 has a cockatiel. Room 108 has a chinchilla. Even the Art Room has a bearded dragon. But in Room 109, Arlo’s classroom, there is a plant. A mostly green, hardly growing, never moving plant. Even though it doesn’t squeak, whistle, or whimper, Arlo’s teacher says the plant is “more than enough excitement for us.” But what could possibly be exciting about a plant? 

One day, Arlo decides to name the plant Jerry. Something about naming the plant makes it more exciting. As the class learns to take care of Jerry, he starts to grow . . . greener and longer and twistier. And before long it’s clear that something amazing has taken root in Arlo’s classroom.

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This offer is only available to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students.
Books will be delivered to your school for distribution, so please be sure to fill out the student name, grade, and teacher fields!