Author & Illustrator

Kevin Henkes


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors–one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller–and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Billy Miller Makes a Wish
Winter Is Here
Sun Flower Lion
A Parade of Elephants Board Book
Summer Song
Penny and Her Sled
In the Middle of Fall
Sweeping Up the Heart
Winter Is Here

Most Popular Kevin Henkes Books

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Book Stats


All Kevin Henkes Books

2021Billy Miller Makes a WishKevin Henkes192
2020Winter Is HereLaura Dronzek40
2020Sun Flower LionKevin Henkes40
2020A Parade of Elephants Board BookKevin Henkes36
2020Summer SongLaura Dronzek40
2019Penny and Her SledKevin Henkes56
2019In the Middle of FallLaura Dronzek40
2019Sweeping Up the Heart192
2018Winter Is HereLaura Dronzek40
2018A Parade of ElephantsKevin Henkes40
2018In the Middle of Fall Board BookLaura Dronzek36
2017EggKevin Henkes40
2016When Spring ComesLaura Dronzek40
2015WaitingKevin Henkes32
2015Year of Billy MillerKevin Henkes240
2014Little White RabbitKevin Henkes34
2013Penny and Her MarbleKevin Henkes48
2012Penny and Her DollKevin Henkes32
2012JunoniaKevin Henkes192
2012Penny and Her SongKevin Henkes32
2011Old Bear Board BookKevin Henkes28
2010My GardenKevin Henkes40
2010Good DayKevin Henkes28
2006Lilly's Big DayKevin Henkes40
2004Kitten's First Full MoonKevin Henkes40
2003Lilly's Chocolate HeartKevin Henkes24
2003Julius's Candy CornKevin Henkes24
2003Wemberly's Ice-Cream StarKevin Henkes24
2002Grandpa and BoKevin Henkes40
2002Owen's Marshmallow ChickKevin Henkes24
2001Sheila Rae's Peppermint StickKevin Henkes24
2000Wemberly WorriedKevin Henkes32
1997Chester's WayKevin Henkes32
1996Lilly's Purple Plastic PurseKevin Henkes40
1993OwenKevin Henkes32
1991ChrysanthemumKevin Henkes32
1990Julius, the Baby of the WorldKevin Henkes32
1987Sheila Rae, the BraveKevin Henkes32
1986A Weekend with WendellKevin Henkes32


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Book Dedications by Kevin Henkes

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