Screaming at the Ump

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  • Title: Screaming at the Ump
  • Author: Audrey Vernick
  • ISBN: 9780544252080
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
Screaming at the Ump

[PDF] Download » Screaming at the Ump : by Audrey Vernick, Screaming at the Ump, Audrey Vernick, Screaming at the Ump Twelve year old Casey Snowden knows everything about being an umpire His dad and grandfather run a New Jersey umpire school Behind the Plate and Casey lives and breathes baseball Casey s dream however is to be a reporter objective impartial and fair just like an ump But when he stumbles upon a sensational story involving a former major league player in exile heTwelve y [PDF] Download » Screaming at the Ump : by Audrey Vernick - Screaming at the Ump, Screaming at the Ump Twelve year old Casey Snowden knows everything about being an umpire His dad and grandfather run a New Jersey umpire school Behind the Plate and Casey lives and breathes baseball Casey s dream howe

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Screaming at the Ump

About “Audrey Vernick

  • Audrey Vernick

    Audrey Vernick is the author of books for young readers Forthcoming titles Max Patkin picture book biography illustrated by Jenn BowerDEAR SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, written with Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Chris RaschkaTAKE YOUR OCTOPUS TO SCHOOL DAY, illustrated by Diana Schoenbrun



816 thoughts on “Screaming at the Ump

  • When I read a book for kids, I expect that the writing is from the point of view from a kid The writing in this book sounded like an adult trying to be a kid I thought that the challenges Casey faces were real there are all these little side stories going on but they aren t stories that haven t been told before And I m a baseball fan The author is from New Jersey so I respect that, but I just couldn t get in to this one even though I did finish it.


  • ALMOST 5 stars Really loved the premise, the real characters, the writing Can t wait to booktalk this one to the fifth graders later this week.


  • I never really thought about the view from behind the plate until I read this book Perfect for baseball fans and inquisitive kids.


  • I am a huge fan of Audrey Vernick her picture books are first class I ve purchased her Brothers At Bat The True Story of an Amazing All Brother Baseball Team for both of my grandfathers and my father It is a treasure of a book for any baseball loving person, especially those who remember the Golden Years of baseball And OH MY GOSH is First Grade Drop Out hilarious But this book was a bit of a dud It had its high points but the low points such heavy handed stuff about Casey missing or not missing [...]



  • Casey Snowden, the third generation of a family that runs a school for umpires, dreams of being a sports writer He joins the middle school newspaper staff, convinced he s on his way to stardom Of course, there are obstacles The newspaper s tradition is that sixth graders don t write for the paper they just sell ads The teacher advisor enforces that unwritten rule, as does an eighth grader who has a beef against Casey s dad There s trouble at home, too, as Casey s parents are divorced and his mom [...]


  • Casey s father and grandfather run an umpire academy One of only three schools in the nation, umpire hopefuls from all over come for a five week training camp to learn how to make the right calls Casey loves baseball too and is also interested in being fair and unbiased like his father and grandfather, but he wants to do things in a different way Rather than being an umpire, Casey hopes to become a sports reporter As he starts sixth grade, he is excited about the opportunity to join the middle s [...]


  • Casey Snowden loves baseball His dad and granddad run the third best umpire school in the country out of three He likes nothing better than seeing the students come in, getting back together with the instructors and You Suck Ump Day This year the ump school coincides with Casey starting middle school Casey loves baseball but doesn t want to play or be an ump, he wants to be a sports reporter Now that he is in middle school he thinks he ll get the chance to write for the school newspapers His hop [...]


  • Casey Snowden has grown up around baseball His dad and grandpa own the third best umpire academy in the country there are three of them Every fall 100 young men and occasionally a young woman come to their New Jersey school with the hopes of qualifying for the next level of training that will lead to a job as a major league umpire Casey loves every minute of it, especially You Suck, Ump day, but what Casey really wants to do is become a sports reporter This year, though, is different There are f [...]


  • What would you do if you found a sensational story about a former major league baseball player that no one else knew Well, if you read the book Screaming at the Ump , by Audrey Vernick, you can read all about Casey Snowden s story on how he handles it by making difficult decisions He is a little information about my book that may help you want to read it Casey is the main character in this story He is 12 years old and knows everything about being an umpire He knows this because his father and Gr [...]


  • My review for the San Francisco Book Review Casey Snowden has spent his entire twelve years steeped in baseball, but not in the usual way Sure, he played a couple years of Little League, but most of his baseball knowledge comes from growing up at Behind the Plate, an umpire school that trains umpires for the big leagues One might think such a boy would have dreams of playing in the bigs or taking over the school, but Casey wants neither He just wants to become the best sports reporter ever, and [...]


  • Casey Snowden helps his father and grandfather run an umpire school in New Jersey, Behind the Plate Because they are not in Florida, the classes start in September, about the time that Casey is starting middle school He is also dealing with the fact that his mother left his father for Bob the Baker, and Casey wants nothing to do with her The school is struggling financially, so some key workers have not come back, especially Steamboat, who coordinates the annual You Suck, Ump day, where the loca [...]


  • I was so excited to read this text because I thought it would be a great book for boys, which is something I am always looking for for our classroom library Unfortunately it wasn t as good as I had hoped.Kacey has grown up living at a school for baseball umpires His grandpa and dad run the school and Kacey has become and involved in the family business but he has his own dreams of someday becoming a reporter When he enters middle school he has aspirations of writing a sports column for the sch [...]


  • Summary Casey has grown up around baseball His family owns the leading Umpire School, so Casey knows all about the sport, but wants to write about it instead of play or umpire it His dream job is to become a sports journalist that focuses on baseball He believes his time has come when he gets to be on the middle school newspaper as a sixth grader Unfortunately for him, 6th graders never get to write When a rather large story seems to be thrown into his lap, he has to begin making choices about w [...]


  • Casey lives with his father and grandfather at the Behind the Plate umpire school There are classes year round, but the school s big event is their 5 week Umpire Academy, capped off by You Suck, Ump day Casey loves the academy and loves to help out, but he notices that fewer students have turned up this year and that even some of the regular instructors haven t turned up He is worried about the fate of the school He is also butting heads with his father who is pressuring him to let his recently [...]


  • Casey lives with his father and grandfather at the Behind the Plate umpire training school Baseball is his life, though than wanting to play he wants to write about it The first day of middle school is also the first day of the five week Umpire Academy, the highlight of his year As he and his best friend Zeke work on behind the scenes aspects of the Academy, Casey finds that middle school brings its own challenges First, there is his mother, who wants to be back in his life after leaving severa [...]


  • I don t read a ton of middle grade or books about sports for that matter , but I was intrigued by the journalism angle in SCREAMING AT THE UMP and would definitely recommend this to budding reporters Casey has grown up surrounded by baseball because his father runs a school for umpires But he himself doesn t want to be an ump, or even a player He wants to write about baseball, and now that he s starting middle school, he ll finally have the chance to be on a newspaper staff Only when he gets the [...]


  • You suck ump, get a life, you need glasses, you suck pg.156 The sound of fans at the annual you suck ump day The very last test of the academe for umpiring taught by Zeke s father In this story is some funny and pretty interesting things you would of never known about umpiring a baseball game Audrey Vernick does a very nice and neat job of making some fun with and about umpires in this great realistic fiction story Screaming at the Ump I gave this book a 4 and a half star because it was funny an [...]


  • Casey Snowden loves his life well, to be honest he is bitter about Bob the Baker s Wife, but other than that he loves the reformed reform school he lives in with his dad and grandpa running an umpire boarding school each spring with the enthusiastic help of his best friend Zeke His real ambition though is to be a journalist He is entering middle school where there is a school paper One step closer to his dream Except, except No Sixth Graders can submit stories If Casey can get a scoop, can he pu [...]


  • Casey Snowden 12 dreams of becoming a sports reporter when he grows up Everyone expects him to follow in his dad and grandpa s footsteps and become an umpire Casey and his best friend Zeke do enjoy assisting at his dad s umpire school, and this year they are in charge of You Suck Ump day where the town is invited to the baseball fields in order to yell at the students in training The umpire school may have a former major league player as a student this year Can Casey be an impartial journalist a [...]


  • This middle grade novel s narrator is sixth grader Casey Snowden, a baseball writer wannabe whose father and grandfather run the third best out of three umpiring schools in America The supporting cast of Screaming at the Ump is one of its appeals, along with interesting perspectives on the training of umpires For readers interested in baseball, Audrey Vernick provides authentic insights that go beyond the cliches found in most sports books.Audrey Vernick is also the author of the picture book Br [...]


  • A great middle grade read, this is one of those rare books that will appeal to both boys and girls, both sporty and literary kids Vernick s dialog and sense of how middle schoolers work is pitch perfect and very current While the baseball elements are engaging and obviously well researched, they don t exclusively drive the plot so even baseball novices will understand and enjoy the story This is not just another sports novel, but a fresh, fun story about the challenges of being truly objective, [...]


  • I did not read this book although I did skim it but picked it out for my 10 year old son On a day that I was very frustrated with a town sports league s repeated ethical shortcomings, the title spoke to me My sports nut son is not usually inspired to keep picking up a book even when they are sports focused, but this one he really enjoyed and picked up voluntarily to find out what was going to happen He said it was a really good story, so I am rating it here for other parents of kids around his a [...]


  • Casey s dad and grandpa run the 3rd best umpire school in the nation Casey loves the school and meeting the players, but his real dream is to become a sports journalist When he stumbles upon a story that could cause a scandal, he realizes how difficult it is to be fair and retain integrity in the field.Baseball fans will particularly enjoy You suck, Ump day as well as all the baseball action There is also lots of friendship and family plot to keep things moving.


  • Really enjoyed this Well written, with likable and believable characters Boy has issues with his mom for leaving him and his dad, but his life is full with the family business umpire school Has lots of real baseball elements to it, but also an ethical issue relating to steroids use and kids dealing with each other Mostly for boys, but never talks down to them and raises issues without beating them over the head about it.


  • This book had so many things going on, but in a good way Casey is a 6th grader whose father runs a school for want to be major league umpires and whose mother left when he was in 3rd grade Casey learns how to look at life through different lenses and realizes that life isn t always black and white A great book for middle school boys and girls, especially if they love baseball.


  • This is a great book for boys and girls about umpire school Casey s dad and grandfAther run an umpire school in New Jersey His parents are divorced and he is an integral part of the school but dreams of being a journalist When he has the opportunity to write about a real baseball player, he some important decisions to make.


  • Posted on behalf of Book Taster Nikhil This book is good for ages 10 and 11 This book is about a boy named Casey whose dream is to be a writer Casey s dad runs an umpire school They find an umpire that is related to a baseball player who took steroids Read to find out.This book is good for 5th graders because they would find it humorous.


  • When I picked this book up it looked like it was going to be great immediately I read and read and read, then I got to the major climax and thought there would have been .Great book, good story I thought this book was going to be funny, but ended up being a little serious Now I love books that don t make everything perfect in the end and it did complete that last objective.


  • This book was fantastic It made me fall in love with baseball It was told from the perspective of an umpire and his kid I really liked it There were a lot of interesting, yet related, subplots Highly recommend.


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