Kevin Henkes

  • Details about Birds


    by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

    Vibrant and lively paintings accompany a simple text, in this new picture book by a celebrated husband-and-wife team. With a fine eye for detail, a little girl describes birds--their sizes, shapes, colors, the way they move, and how they are most like her. Full color.…more

  • Details about Old Bear

    Old Bear

    by Kevin Henkes

    Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming of everything he loves about the forest that is his home. Turn the page and you will see!…more

  • Details about My Garden

    My Garden

    by Kevin Henkes

    The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?…more

  • Details about Chrysanthemum


    by Kevin Henkes

    Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect--until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom agai……more

  • Details about Owen


    by Kevin Henkes

    Gerald Vizenor, the most prolific Native American writer of this century, has produced more than twenty-five books in genres as varied as fiction, journalism, haiku, and literary theory. The first book-length study devoted to this important author, Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition lays the groundwork essential for understanding his complex work. Kimberly M. Blaeser begins with an examination of Vizenor's concept of Native American oral culture and his unique incorporation of oral tr……more

  • Details about Jessica


    by Kevin Henkes

    "There is no Jessica," said Ruthie's parents. But of course there was. She ate with Ruthie, played with Ruthie, and was sorry when Ruthie was bad. Nobody could see Jessica -- except Ruthie. When it came time for Ruthie to go to school, Jessica went with her. Her parents hoped Ruthie would find a friend at school who would replace Jessica. They were in for a (happy) surprise!…more

  • Details about Penny and her Song

    Penny and her Song

    by Kevin Henkes

    Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.…more

  • Details about Lilly's Big Day

    Lilly's Big Day

    by Kevin Henkes

    Mr. Slinger has big news. He's getting married. Married! Lilly has big plans. She's going to be the flower girl. (Lilly has always wanted to be a flower girl. Even more than a surgeon or a diva or a hairdresser.) But what's the biggest, the best, the most perfect thing of all? You're invited to the wedding -- so start reading!…more

  • Details about Oh!


    words by Kevin Henkes; pictures by Laura Dronzek

    What could be better than waking up to discover that it has snowed all night? Going outside to play in the snow, of course! Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek's first collaboration is a dazzling one, and this cozy, sparkling book is just right for the very young, who will see themselves in the two energetic toddlers who are bundled up against the cold and happy to jump and roll and crunch and hop alongside their backyard friends' a squirrel, rabbit, cat, dog, and flock of cheerful birds. Let it snow……more

  • Details about A Good Day

    A Good Day

    by Kevin Henkes

    It started out as a bad day for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown squirrel. Until . . . A discovery, and love, and luck and persistence, and a different point of view changed all that. What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide.…more

  • Details about Penny and her Doll

    Penny and her Doll

    by Kevin Henkes

    When Penny receives asurprise box in the mailfrom Gram, she is thrilled.The surprise is a doll,and she is absolutely perfect,from her head to her toes.Penny loves her immediately.She introduces her new dollto Mama and to the babiesand to Papa. But then Papaasks what the doll's name is,and Penny realizes thatshe doesn't know. What do you thinkwill happen?…more

  • Details about Little White Rabbit

    Little White Rabbit

    by Kevin Henkes

    One bright spring day a little white rabbit sets out from home on an adventure. What does he find? Look! Everything is new.Anything is possible. . . .…more

  • Details about The Year of Billy Miller

    The Year of Billy Miller

    by Kevin Henkes

    Things to know about Billy Miller: He's worried about 2nd grade He thinks bats are cool His little sister is annoying He had a spectacular accident this summer He doesn't like poetry much His dad makes really good cookies Ned is his best friend His mom likes rainy days He thinks Emma Sparks is a pain He can run really fast This is his year…more