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Kevin Henkes

Biography

Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the author of SUN & SPOON, BIRD LAKE MOON, and the Newbery Honor Book OLIVE'S OCEAN. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers MY GARDEN, OLD BEAR, A GOOD DAY, and KITTEN'S FIRST FULL MOON, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE, LILLY'S BIG DAY, WEMBERLY WORRIED, CHRYSANTHEMUM, and OWEN, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor. THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER was a 2014 ALA John Newbery Honor Book and PENNY AND HER MARBLE was a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book the same year.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes

Books by Kevin Henkes

by Kevin Henkes - Animals , Children's 4-8, Science

This masterful and stylistically original picture book introduces young children to four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they’re in for a big surprise! What will happen next? With a compelling mix of comic-like panels, wordless pages and spreads, and a short text featuring word repetition, surprise, and suspense.

written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes - Fiction
by Kevin Henkes - Children's, Fiction

When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it’s a good song, a really wonderful song…and Penny wants more than anything to sing it.