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Kevin Henkes was born in Racine, Wis. in 1960 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. One of four children in his family, Henkes grew up with aspirations of being an artist. As a junior in high school, one of Henkes's teachers awakened his interest in writing. Falling in love with both writing and drawing, Henkes realized that he could do both at the same time as a children's book author and illustrator. At the age of 19, Henkes went to New York City to get his first book, All Alone, published. Since that time, he has written and illustrated dozens of picture books including Chrysanthemum, Protecting Marie, and A Weekend with Wendell. A recurring character in several of Henkes's books is Lily, an outrageous, yet delightful, individualist. Lily finds herself the center of attention in the books Chester's Way, Julius, the Baby of the World, and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse. A Weekend With Wendell was named Children's Choice Book by the Children's Book Council in 1986. He recieved the Elizabeth Burr Award for Words of Stone in 1993. Owen was named a Caldicott Honor in 1994. The Year of Billy Miller was named a Newbery Honor book in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Chrysanthemum 6,460 copies, 355 reviews
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 4,761 copies, 247 reviews
Wemberly Worried 3,244 copies, 134 reviews
Owen 2,979 copies, 146 reviews
Kitten's First Full Moon (Author) 2,783 copies, 312 reviews
Chester's Way 2,501 copies, 80 reviews
Sheila Rae, the Brave 2,351 copies, 67 reviews
Julius, the Baby of the World 1,969 copies, 65 reviews
Olive's Ocean 1,740 copies, 109 reviews
Jessica 1,396 copies, 51 reviews
A Weekend with Wendell 1,136 copies, 38 reviews
Lilly's Big Day 916 copies, 97 reviews
Old Bear 845 copies, 64 reviews
Birds 769 copies, 56 reviews
Penny and Her Marble I Can Read 767 copies, 25 reviews
Waiting 690 copies, 67 reviews
A Good Day 677 copies, 64 reviews
The Year of Billy Miller 659 copies, 40 reviews
Penny and Her Song 604 copies, 50 reviews
My Garden 549 copies, 83 reviews
Bird Lake Moon 495 copies, 28 reviews
Words of Stone 464 copies, 5 reviews
Bailey Goes Camping 447 copies, 11 reviews
Little White Rabbit 427 copies, 56 reviews
Sun & Spoon 401 copies, 9 reviews
When Spring Comes 390 copies, 18 reviews
Protecting Marie 352 copies, 9 reviews
Junonia 311 copies, 19 reviews
Penny and Her Doll 282 copies, 15 reviews
The Birthday Room 278 copies, 8 reviews
The Zebra Wall 246 copies, 5 reviews
Egg 240 copies, 10 reviews
Oh! 228 copies, 10 reviews
In the Middle of Fall 199 copies, 8 reviews
Owen's Marshmallow Chick 194 copies, 8 reviews
The Biggest Boy (Mulberry Books) 194 copies, 5 reviews
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick 189 copies, 4 reviews
Circle Dogs 176 copies, 12 reviews
Two Under Par 160 copies, 1 review
Winter Is Here 150 copies, 5 reviews
A Parade of Elephants 128 copies, 9 reviews
So Happy! 120 copies, 21 reviews
All Alone 114 copies, 28 reviews
Sweeping Up the Heart 91 copies, 7 reviews
Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star 91 copies, 3 reviews
Grandpa and Bo 74 copies, 12 reviews
Julius's Candy Corn 73 copies, 1 review
Good-bye, Curtis 61 copies, 4 reviews
Summer Song 60 copies, 2 reviews
Shhhh 54 copies, 5 reviews
Penny and Her Sled 37 copies, 3 reviews
Billy Miller Makes a Wish 34 copies, 2 reviews
Sun Flower Lion 29 copies, 2 reviews
Return to Sender 24 copies, 1 review
A House 22 copies, 1 review
Clean Enough 13 copies, 1 review
Oh, Sal 2 copies
Little Houses 2 copies
Oscar 1 copy
Oh Happy 1 copy, 1 review
Winnie's Midnight Dragon (Translator, some editions) 111 copies, 5 reviews

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