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Local Kid, Grandma Publish Children's Book About Having Fun Learning At Home

Most grade-school kids can’t say that they’re a published author, and even fewer can say they wrote a book at 5. With the release of “Grandma Preschool” late last year, local author and 9-year-old Britta Wosnik can say both.

She didn’t do it all alone of course — she had some help from her grandma, author and retired teacher Debra Wosnik.


“Grandma Preschool” is a partially fictionalized account of the Wosniks’ experience with their own impromptu education course, from which the book took its name.


The idea for grandma preschool came in 2016, when Britta was 5. After Britta narrowly missed the deadline to enroll in kindergarten for the fall, Debra suggested she come spend part of her days with her grandma instead. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.