Two of his books were newbery medal honor books, olives ocean in 2004 and the year of billy miller in 2014. Meet kevin henkes and little white rabbit kevin henkes brings us inside his studio and discusses his picture book little white rabbita timeless tale about a curious bunny rabbit who hops through the wide world before finally ending up safe at home. Character traits kevin henkes teachers pay teachers. This is a kevin henkes author study focusing specifically on his spring books. This study covers 12 different with various options. If the legendary author margaret wise brown has an heir apparent in childrens books, writerillustrator kevin henkes just might be it. Best of kevin henkes 62 books meet your next favorite book. Sheila rae, the brave by emily education teachers pay. To have a book of mine win the caldecott medal was a wonderful honor, but it hasnt really changed anythingmost importantly, it hasnt changed the way i think about and approach my work. Book studio 16 is your home for the best literary content on youtube. Henkes first picture book, drafted while he was still in high school, was accepted for publication when henkes was just 19, an art major at the university of wisconsin. Kevin henkes books list of books by author kevin henkes. Im sharing a few of my favorites from each author below.
After reading, i created some matching cards that had the book covers and a summary without any of the mouse names. Kevin henkes is the author and illustrator of more than fifty criticallyacclaimed and awardwinning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Written and illustrated by kevin henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of lillys purple plastic purse, owen, and. Very good pages are clean and free of creases, writing and tears. Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds. My students adored the book and this fun reading response pack. Explore childhood themes with a kevin henkes author study.
Its a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. Sometimes ill hear from a parent about how a book of mine has insinuated itself into the heart of his or her child, or how a phrase from one of my books has become part of the familys daily jargon. Kevin henkes leads a private life with his wife laura dronzek and their two children will and clara, ages approximately 17 and 14. The past few weeks we have been immersed in my favorite books of the whole year.
Written and illustrated by kevin henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of lillys purple plastic purse, owen, and kittens first full moon, sheila rae, the brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. From caldecott medalist and newbery honor author kevin henkes and acclaimed painter laura dronzek, the bestselling and awardwinning creators of when spring comes and in the middle of fall, this picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. But most of all, i love sitting alone in a quiet room drawing and painting and writing. Oct 22, 2018 like books in a series, an authors style of writing can draw in readers. Popular kevin henkes books meet your next favorite book. The book begins with billy miller preparing for second grade, so its the perfect back to school novel study. Childrens authorskevin henkes wikibooks, open books for.
Buy a cheap copy of wemberly worried book by kevin henkes. See all books authored by kevin henkes, including chrysanthemum, and lillys purple plastic purse. Kevin henkes and laura dronzek, who collaborated on the 1999 picture book oh. From caldecott medalist and newbery honor author kevin henkes and the acclaimed painter laura dronzek, the bestselling and awardwinning creators of birds and in the middle of fall, this sturdy board book edition of when spring comes is perfect for the very youngest readers. The book may be simple, but it packed full of fun learning opportunities. Kevin henkes author study lessons, ideas, printables. Kevin henkes author study unit with fun mouse craft and ccss follow ups for 6 different kevin henkes stories.
Words of stone by kevin henkes is one of those feelgood books, those that you can read without feeling depressed or anything. His picture book waiting was named both a 2016 caldecott. Books for teaching students to compare and contrast. Henkess illustrationsspeak volumes through simple details, managing to express pure joy in just the arched shape of an eye or the angle of an ear. Narrated by a young girl something revealed at the very end, the simple narrative highlights the diversity of bird life in. From twotime newbery honor and new york timesbestselling author kevin henkes, this timeless novel about loss, loneliness, and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventhgrader amelia albrights life forever. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling. Kevin henkes is the winner of the 2020 childrens literature legacy award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the united states, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. When reading books by kevin henkes, i love to compare and. Below you will find activities to match three of kevin henkes most popular books. There are 14 cover options for the sometimes i worry about. Kevin henkes author study unit activities, crafts, printables, and more.
The distinct and wellknown illustration style of his mouse series is exemplified by his most popular picture book, chrysanthemum, which has sold more than a million copies and was named notable book for children by the american library association. Chester chrysanthemum julius lilly owen penny sheila rae wemberly wendell all mouse books. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. He received the 2020 legacy award from the american library association. Draw out that a name or even a nickname is very special to each one of us and we feel good when we hear our name. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. In a field that so many people seem to enter almost accidentally, kevin henkes pronounced henkus is a rare example of someone who actually set out to be a childrens book author and illustrator. This article was originally published in the five owls novemberdecember 1991. This is a great document to use in your own lessons. The activities were shared by teaching heart visitors who entered the 2005 back to school contest. See more ideas about kevin henkes, author studies and book activities. Kevin henkes books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography barnes. Kevin henkes is an awardwinning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages.
Kevin henkes books, author biography, and reading level. Reading comprehension strategies for all kevin henkes books. Teaching character traits using the kevin henkes mouse books. This i can read book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. Blaze werla is quite an amusing kid what with his noahs ark collection with only one of each animal where there should be two, his lost key collection. It is my understanding that lillys purple plastic purse is the book that really launched kevin henkes from mere picture book drudgery to childrens book stardom. Kevin henkes is the author and illustrator of beloved childrens books for kids of all ages. Im certain it is because the characters are quite relatable and so much like my first graders. Written and illustrated by kevin henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of lillys purple plastic purse, owen, and kittens first full moon, chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, selfesteem, and acceptance to share all year round. Written and illustrated by kevin henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of lillys purple plastic purse, kittens first full moon, and chrysanthemum, this classic picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. My garden old bear little white rabbit a good day 1.
Lilly grabbed the worlds spotlight and focused it squarely on her cute. As hazel rochman explained in booklist, like previous henkes heroes, owen the mouse is a sturdy and vulnerable individual, and he is everychild. He received the caldecott medal for kittens first full moon in 2005, and waiting won a caldecott honor and geisel honor in 2016. A weekend with wendellanother of kevin henkes s mouse character books, this was the first mouse book to be published, in 1986. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. Birds by kevin henkes meet your next favorite book. Just because sheila rae is older, she doesnt always know better. Kevin henkes author study author studies, kevin henkes. When spring comes by kevin henkes read aloud book for. Mar 25, 2011 to strengthen my students as readers and writers, i had them take to the readers chair and the authors chair to share their responses to a study on kevin henkes, who writes and illustrates books about lovable mouse characters who express common childhood feelings, fears, and fant. Kevin henkes hardcover books for sale in stock ebay. While there is not much publicized information about the family specifics, susan hirschman gives the henkes fan a taste of what life at the henkes is like.
When it is cold and snowy and bleak and brown, spring seems very. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Hometown childrens literature superstar kevin henkes is in the company of the greats. When spring comes board book kevin henkes board book. They worked with a partner and read the cards and matched them with the correct book cover.
This 26 page novel study covers kevin henkes newest book, the year of billy miller. Packed full of activities to keep your students enaged while studying kevin henkes beloved book. Kevin henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. This was a gift for a great grandmother whose new little one was named lily. Owen lillys purple purse sheila rae, the brave wemberly worried chrysanthemum julius baby of the world ccss aligned worksheets included in t.
What matters is the book and the world it brings you. Henkes explores everyday concerns in books such as chrysanthemum, in which a girl discovers that being different can mean being special, and owen, which earned henkes a caldecott honor book citation. Use the link to view some of the other lessons shared. See more ideas about kevin henkes books, kevin henkes and author studies. Jul 09, 2014 owens fuzzy yellow blanket is his favorite possession. As an illustrator he won the caldecott medal for kittens first full moon 2004. If placing an online order please be sure to include the name of your school in the notes section of your order please note whether youd like to pick up the book at school or at which of our locations colfax, lodo, aspen grove in order to pick up the book s at school, a. The world of kevin henkes a p i c t u r e b o o k g uide it doesnt matter if youre the most popular kid in class when youre lost in a book. Kevin henkes skip to main search results amazon prime. Enjoy our library of exclusive content featuring interviews with your favorite authors, cover reveals, book trailers and more. May, 2007 henkes, who is 46, won his caldecott two years ago for kittens first full moon, a book for very young children about a white kitten who mistakes the moon for a big, unusually bright bowl. Lillys purple plastic purse hardcover january 24, 2006. For all the goodnight moon wannabes published each year, few come close to truly attaining the status of a classic. Caldecott medalist kevin henkes s awardwinning penny returns in the third i can read story about a sweet and curious mouse, perfect for fans of lillys purple plastic purse, owen, and chrysanthemum.
Activities for kevin henkes back to school story, wemberly worried share. Every book written by kevin henkes is absolutely wonderful. By reading two or more books by the same author, students can compare and contrast the characters, setting, plot, illustrations, genre, and theme. Find more information about kevin henkes videos, teaching resources, books, interviews, games, articles, and much more. Egg is not only a perfect easter gift, but also a classic readalone and readaloud that will appeal all year long this masterful and stylistically original picture book introduces young children to four eggs. After matching, they got my phone and took a picture of their matches they loved that part. Cheryl ashton writes in school journal billy himself might have been daunted by a book with more than 200 pages, but eager young readers will find this a great first chapter book to share or read solo. Kevin henkes spring author study old bear my garden by. Though hed been churning out stories that spoke to kids and their qualms owen, chrysanthemum, etc. Activities for birds by kevin henkes coffee cups and crayons. Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship, by caldecott medalist and new york timesbestselling author kevin henkes. Read to explore discuss the importance of peoples names with children.
Sheila rae, the brave is a childrens book written and illustrated by kevin henkes and it is about how a brave little mouse named sheila rae tells everyone that she is not afraid of anything, at least until she gets lost in the woods when she tried to find a new way home. Words of stone by kevin henkes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Kevin henkes born november 27, 1960 is an american writer and illustrator of childrens books. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pigall toys arranged on a childs windowsillwait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the new york timesbestselling and caldecott medalist kevin henkes five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. Henkes uses humor to bring to life wendell, an extremely bossy character, a trait that we can all relate to, whether it be in ourselves, or someone that we know. See all books authored by kevin henkes, including chrysanthemum, and lillys purple plastic purse, and more on. Since then, he has worked steadily, writing and illustrating more than 15 picture books that have won him a devoted audience as well as considerable critical acclaim. Aug 21, 2012 the author for this months summer virtual book club for kids is kevin henkes. His picture book waiting was named both a 2016 caldecott honor book and a geisel honor book. Jessica kevin henkes childrens choice hardcover book. He received the caldecott medal for kittens first full moon. This set has over 45 pages of usable pages to take a closer look at kevin henkes and his clever books.1414 594 646 241 1173 302 347 1555 1052 854 777 455 798 1382 856 1349 669 735 53 891 1210 844 498 168 1126 324 1464 1318 101 695 400 521 54 1432 3 17 1157 551 1455 978 279 632 632 370