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Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels--one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
   Return to Sender (1984)
   Two Under Par (1987)
   The Zebra Wall (1988)
   Words of Stone (1992)
   Protecting Marie (1995)
   Sun & Spoon (1997)
   The Birthday Room (1999)
   Olive's Ocean (2001)
   Bird Lake Moon (2008)
   Junonia (2011)
   The Year of Billy Miller (2013)
   Sweeping Up the Heart (2019)
   Billy Miller Makes a Wish (2021)
   Oh, Sal (2022)
   Magical Mystery Stories (1999) (with Catherine Fisher and Nick Warburton)
   Lilly & Friends (2020)

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