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A Friend for Henry

Written by Jenn Bailey & illustrated by Mika Song
Published by Chronicle Books
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Target Age
36
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In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend—or will a friend find him? With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship.

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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4.75 / 7.0

I love the unique perspective this story is told from and the way that both the text and illustrations convey that perspective in a way that’s relatable and creates empathy for Henry’s point of view, and the opportunity it provides to teach other children how it may feel to have autism. Plus it’s a great little story about making friends!

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Who Wrote A Friend for Henry

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Jenn Bailey

Jenn Bailey is an author, editor, documentarian, blue-ribbon pie baker, and eager traveler. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. This is her first picture book.

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Who Illustrated A Friend for Henry

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Mika Song

Mika Song is a children’s writer/illustrator who makes stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York to study at Pratt Institute. She was an animator before getting into children’s books.

In 2015, she received the Portfolio Award at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference in NYC.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781452167916
Publication Date:
February 26, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018027479
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1452167915
Lexile:
AD480L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
506317
ATOS Book Level:
2.4
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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