Kevin Henkes





Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.


Average rating: 4.12 · 126,902 ratings · 9,026 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Chrysanthemum
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 33,677 ratings — published 1991 — 21 editions
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 17,752 ratings — published 1996 — 26 editions
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Kitten's First Full Moon
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 12,590 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Owen
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 10,922 ratings — published 1993 — 17 editions
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Wemberly Worried
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 10,265 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Olive's Ocean
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9,085 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Julius, the Baby of the World
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 3,945 ratings — published 1990 — 30 editions
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Chester's Way
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 3,412 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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The Year of Billy Miller
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 3,693 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Little White Rabbit
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,321 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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More books by Kevin Henkes…
A Weekend with Wendell Sheila Rae, the Brave Chester's Way Julius, the Baby of the World Chrysanthemum Owen Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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4.226219553952565 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 87,614 ratings

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“Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better”
Kevin Henkes, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

“Today was a difficult day.
Tomorrow will be better.'
-Mr. Slinger”
Kevin Henkes, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

“(His) sadness grew; it became a rock inside him, pulling him down. He carried the sadness everywhere, morning, noon, and night. It hurt to breathe. ”
Kevin Henkes, Bird Lake Moon

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