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Review of Penny and Her Sled

Penny and Her Sled by Kevin Henkes; illus. by the author Primary    Greenwillow    56 pp. 10/19    978-0-06-293453-6    $14.99 Library ed.  978-0-06-293454-3    $15.89 In her first easy-reader outing in six years (most recently Penny and Her Marble, rev. 3/13), Penny waits for snow. It’s winter, and the young mouse wants nothing...
      

Kevin Henkes Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by It's spring break, 1999, and twelve-year-olds Amelia and Casey, heretofore unknown to each other, find themselves thrown together for the week. Now, this is Kevin...
      

Review of Sweeping Up the Heart

Sweeping Up the Heartby Kevin HenkesIntermediate, Middle School    Greenwillow    184 pp.    g3/19    978-0-06-285254-0    $16.99Library ed.  978-0-06-285255-7    $17.89e-book ed.  978-0-06-285257-1    $9.99The elegiac spirit of Emily Dickinson’s poem “The Bustle in a House” (from which this book’s title is taken) reverberates throughout Henkes’s story of people struggling to cope with love, loss,...
      

A Parade of Elephants

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This year on Calling Caldecott we’ve had an impassioned plea for Caldecott recognition for board books. The title under discussion today isn’t a board book (well, not yet). But it’s for the same audience, and I’m about to make an impassioned plea for its recognition.Kevin Henkes’s A Parade of Elephants is both...
      

Review of A Parade of Elephants

A Parade of Elephantsby Kevin Henkes; illus. by the authorPreschool    Greenwillow    40 pp.    g9/18    978-0-06-266827-1    $18.99Library ed.  978-0-06-266828-8    $19.89“Look! Elephants! / One, two, three, four, five. / Five elephants. / Marching. / A parade of elephants!” The sturdy walkers, each rendered in a pastel color with a thick brown outline, stay in the same...
      

The Book That Changed My Life: Barbara’s Book

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I decided when I was a teenager that I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. I’d always considered myself an artist, but when I was in high school I narrowed my focus. Children’s books would be my life’s work. This decision came to me, in part, because of Barbara...
      

CaldeGeisel 2018

We here at Calling Caldecott thought it would be fun to have a visit today from the three librarians who run the show over at Guessing Geisel, the blog that celebrates beginning readers and annually runs a mock vote for the Geisel Award (just as we will soon have a...
      

Egg

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Every time I see a new book from Kevin Henkes, I think of that time that Bruce Handy wrote in the New York Times, “It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius.” Bona fide genius or not, I do think Henkes is a master of the picture book form....
      

Review of Egg

 Eggby Kevin Henkes; illus. by the authorPreschool    Greenwillow    40 pp.1/17    978-0-06-240872-3    $17.99Library ed.  978-0-06-240873-0    $18.89    gIn the latest offering from modern picture-book master Henkes (Waiting, rev. 9/15), we are introduced to four different eggs, each a different pastel color and each occupying its own separate quadrant of the page: “egg /...
      

Review of When Spring Comes

When Spring Comesby Kevin Henkes; 
illus. by Laura DronzekPreschool   Greenwillow   40 pp.2/16   978-0-06-233139-7   $17.99Library ed. 978-0-06-233140-3   $18.89“Before Spring comes, / the trees look like / black sticks against the sky. // But if you wait, / Spring will bring / leaves and blossoms.” In a gently rhythmic text and lush,...

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