Search Results: "Kevin Henkes"


BOOK REVIEW

WAITING by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Waiting as a joyful activity in itself is almost never celebrated; this Zen-like meditation might win some converts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Five toys ranged on a windowsill exemplify existential pleasure. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER MARBLE by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Another gem. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Whose marble is it? Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER DOLL by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A doll of a beginning reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Following Penny and Her Song (2012), Henkes delivers an even stronger slice of anthropomorphic mouse life for beginning readers. Read full book review >

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BIRD LAKE MOON by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Through artfully observed details and perfectly pitched dialogue among the boys and clever Lolly, Henkes deftly locates Mitch's pain and confusion, delivering a novel that's quiet, nuanced and redemptive. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Henkes's third-person narrative, in alternating chapters, presents the inner lives of Mitch, 12, and Spencer, ten. Read full book review >

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KITTEN’S FIRST FULL MOON by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Simply charming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In a surprisingly new guise, Henkes turns his hand for his 34th book to a retro look, with rough-hewn, black-and-white illustrations that pair perfectly with this deceptively simply story. Read full book review >

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WEMBERLY WORRIED by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Maybe some mouse therapy is called for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a chronic worrier and an extremely anxious young mouse, life is hard for Wemberly. Read full book review >

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LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The illustrations do an exceptional job of amplifying the text: Lilly dances with excitement, flashes with anger, wanes in remorse, and leaps right off the page with joy. (Picture book. 5+)"
Lilly (Julius, The Baby of the World, 1991, etc.) is back, and in school. Read full book review >

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OWEN by Kevin Henkes
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A delectably amusing look at a true first love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Owen loves his blanket "with all his heart.'' "Fuzzy'' goes where he goes and likes what he likes—"grape juice, chocolate milk...'' Leaning over the back fence, nosy Mrs. Tweezers "fills his parents in'' on various cures for Owen's affection—the "Blanket Fairy'' (Fuzzy survives safely inside Owen's pajama pants); the "vinegar trick'' (Owen finds a new favorite corner to cuddle). Read full book review >

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JULIUS, THE BABY OF THE WORLD by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 1991

"The expressively drawn characters - mice with very human clothing and domestic arrangements - are amusing and appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Before Julius was born, Lilly was the best big sister in the world," but of course "after Julius was born, it was a different story" - the usual tale of sibling displacement, anger, jealousy, and eventual acceptance. Read full book review >

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CHRYSANTHEMUM by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

With perfect trust in her doting parents, Chrysanthemum (a mouse) knows that her name is, as they tell her, ``absolutely perfect''—until she goes to school and is teased about it by her classmates, especially the imperious Victoria. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Billy Miller's second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming, child-friendly take on the ever-popular new-baby theme. (Early reader. 3-8)"
Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family. Read full book review >