Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Just finished this as a read aloud book for my eight-year-old boy and nine-year-old girl. I love the book, as a writer, for how skillfully the characters are developed and for the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Valvool
Alice Rice knows everything about her family's trip to Florida this year will be different. She is going to be ten--double digits--and that is a very important change. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by Miss Print
This book from veteran author Henkes hits all the right notes in a deceptively simple story about a only-child daughter who vacations with her parents in Florida every year. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by Making Art
I had high hopes for this book, especially with all the starred reviews, but I just couldn't wait to finish this tedious book about an unlikely introspective, moody girl. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Julianne
I love Henke's children's books, and was thrilled when I found he'd written a book set in one of my favorite places: Sanibel Island. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Erin
Junonia is a sleepy little story about a young girl's tenth birthday, her search for a rare shell, and learning to accept who she is even when the people around her often... Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by J.Prather
As we grow up, we have to learn to deal with disappointments (small and large) and this reality is one of the hardest things about growing up. Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by Kellee M.
My 9 year old daughters (twins) were given this book by a family friend who met Kevin Henkes in Florida last Spring. Read morePublished on September 9, 2011 by SaltwaterSage