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Kevin Henkes

About Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator, most recently winning a Newbery Honor for The Year of Billy Miller and a Geisel Honor for Penny and Her Marble (both Greenwillow). His article is adapted from a speech he delivered on September 19, 2014, at the Fostering Lifelong Learners conference held at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio.

Grand and Important: Books for Beginning Readers

I’m not a teacher, a day-care provider, a doctor, or an educational administrator. I have neither statistics nor formulas to deliver. I’m a parent. I’m a writer and illustrator. And I’m a reader. I have instinct and intuition — that’s it. Today, I’m going to try to answer a couple of questions. How does a […]