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Kevin Henkes

About Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes's latest book is In the Middle of Fall, illustrated by Laura Dronzek. He won a Newbery Honor for The Year of Billy Miller and a Geisel Honor for Penny and Her Marble (all Greenwillow).

The Book That Changed My Life: Barbara’s Book

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 Bader’s book American Picturebooks from […]

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 […]