In this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school, Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller. The Year of Billy Miller is a Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller; don’t miss the follow-up, Billy Miller Makes a Wish!
What is Kevin Henkes most popular book?
Kevin Henkes Books His “Mouse” series’ distinctive and well-known illustration style is exemplified by his most popular picture book, Chrysanthemum, which has sold over a million copies and has been named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association.
Does Kevin Henkes illustrate all his books?
Henkes, one of five children, says his family and the neighborhood where he grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, inspired many of his storylines. Henkes has written and illustrated over fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, early readers, and novels in his career.
What was Henkes first book?
Henkes’ first picture book, All Alone, was published in 1981, and it was written while he was still in high school. Both All Alone and its sequel, Clean Enough, are gentle stories about children’s ordinary, everyday activities.
How do I contact Kevin Henkes?
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- For general inquiries, please contact Greenwillow Books at [email protected] For school visits, contact [email protected] For publicity questions, contact Jacqueline Burke at [email protected]
What is Kevin Henkes style?
Kevin Henkes was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 2005 for Kitten’s First Full Moon. His tools are simple: he writes his drafts on paper and ink, then types them on a typewriter that belonged to his wife when she was in college, and he still uses the light box he had as a child.
How old is Kevin Henkes?
A: I’ve always wanted to be an artist; it’s been a huge part of my identity since I can remember. It wasn’t until I was in high school that writing became as important to me. During my junior year of high school, I decided to pursue a career writing and illustrating children’s books.
Where is Kevin Henkes?
Henkes and his wife, illustrator Laura Dronzek, live in Madison, Wisconsin, with their two children.
Where did Kevin Henkes go to college?
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin.
What helped Jacqueline Woodson most as she learned to write?
Woodson didn’t set out to write for children; she had always wanted to write in a variety of genres and media, and her heroes included Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Nikki Giovanni, but she credits that New School class with encouraging her to consider children’s inner lives.
What awards did Kevin Henkes win?
Kevin Henkes’ award-winning works include “Kitten’s First Full Moon,” which won the Caldecott Award in 2005, and “The Year of Billy Miller,” which received a Newbery Honor in 2014. Henkes has also received two Geisel awards, two Caldecott awards, and a second Newbery honor.