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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.
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Average rating: 4.13 · 241,883 ratings · 18,748 reviews · 92 distinct worksSimilar authors
Chrysanthemum

4.33 avg rating — 54,471 ratings — published 1991 — 31 editions
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

4.19 avg rating — 30,016 ratings — published 1996 — 38 editions
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Kitten's First Full Moon

4.09 avg rating — 24,413 ratings — published 2004 — 22 editions
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Owen

4.25 avg rating — 17,618 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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Wemberly Worried

4.23 avg rating — 17,556 ratings — published 2000 — 25 editions
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Olive's Ocean

3.78 avg rating — 13,628 ratings — published 2001 — 27 editions
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The Year of Billy Miller

3.77 avg rating — 8,579 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Julius, the Baby of the World

4.27 avg rating — 7,073 ratings — published 1990 — 33 editions
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Chester's Way

4.22 avg rating — 5,751 ratings — published 1988 — 28 editions
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Waiting

4.03 avg rating — 5,596 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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Penny and Her Doll Penny and Her Song Penny and Her Marble Penny and Her Sled
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“Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better”
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

“Now smile a real smile for me so I know you`re not suffering inside.”
Kevin Henkes, Olive's Ocean

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Which book would you give the 2014 Newbery award to?

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