The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780062268150

The Year of Billy Miller Book Review:

Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller! Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series. The New York Times declared: "Henkes's delightful story is restrained and vivid . . . forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it shows the substance, warmth and adaptability of beautifully common family love." When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades. Plus don't miss the follow-up, Billy Miller Makes a Wish!

The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-11-15
  • ISBN : 1955899010

The Year of Billy Miller Book Review:

Billy Miller Makes a Wish

Billy Miller Makes a Wish
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9780063042810

Billy Miller Makes a Wish Book Review:

“Full of heart and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Henkes is a master of characterization. —The Horn Book (starred review) “A first-rate choice for reading aloud.”—Booklist (starred review) Billy Miller is back! This stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes’s award-winning, acclaimed, and bestselling The Year of Billy Miller, Billy Miller Makes a Wish is a laugh-out-loud funny and accessible story about summer, family, and wishes that (almost) come true. Billy Miller Makes a Wish is illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the author, and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books and the Clementine series. On his birthday, Billy Miller wishes for something exciting to happen. But he immediately regrets his wish when an ambulance rushes to his neighbor’s house. Is Billy responsible? Award-winning author Kevin Henkes delivers a short, funny, and emotionally complex novel complete with misplaced love letters, surprising critters, art projects, misguided tattoos—and another surprise for Billy and his family, maybe the best one yet! Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, this is a perfect novel for the early elementary grades and an essential choice for summer reading. A stand-alone companion to The Year of Billy Miller, a Newbery Honor Book.

Oh, Sal

Oh, Sal
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2022-09-27
  • ISBN : 9780063244955

Oh, Sal Book Review:

A stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes’s award-winning, bestselling, and acclaimed The Year of Billy Miller and Billy Miller Makes a Wish. This short, humorous, and accessible novel for newly independent readers focuses on Billy’s younger sister, Sal, and what unfolds during an eventful holiday season at the Miller house. Oh, Sal is illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the author, and is perfect for fans of Ramona, Ivy + Bean, and Dory Fantasmagory. The Miller family is celebrating its first holiday with the new baby. Billy is excited that Uncle Jake is visiting, but nothing about this holiday season is making Billy’s little sister Sal happy. The baby is a noisy nuisance and hogging all of Mama’s attention. Plus, the baby doesn’t even have a name yet. To make matters worse, Sal lost the very best gift that Santa gave her! Will Sal find her present? Will the Millers find a name for the baby? Will Billy always be an annoying big brother? The holiday season (and life with the Millers) is full of surprises—and warmth, kindness, family, celebration, and love—in the hands of award-winning author Kevin Henkes. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, Oh, Sal is an excellent choice for early elementary grades, as well as a terrific family and classroom read-aloud for any time of the year. A stand-alone companion to The Year of Billy Miller (a Newbery Honor Book) and Billy Miller Makes a Wish.

Junonia

Junonia
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780062284617

Junonia Book Review:

Returning to the beach cottage—a cottage named Scallop—where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice Rice. Who will see the first dolphin this time? The first pelican? What will have changed? Stayed the same? And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell? Alice's friends are all returning, too. And she's certain her parents have the best party planned for her. Alice can't wait. If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect. Will Alice be lucky?

The First Drawing

The First Drawing
  • Author : Mordicai Gerstein
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2013-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780316247375

The First Drawing Book Review:

Imagine you were born before the invention of drawing, more than thirty thousand years ago. You would live with your whole family in a cave and see woolly mammoths walk by! You might even see images of animals hidden in the shapes of clouds and rocks. You would want to share these pictures with your family, but wouldn't know how. Who would have made the world's first drawing? Would it have been you? In The First Drawing, Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein imagines the discovery of drawing...and inspires the young dreamers and artists of today.

Chester's Way

Chester's Way
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2021-12-14
  • ISBN : 9780063083943

Chester's Way Book Review:

“I like croquet and peanut butter and making my bed.” There is only one way for Chester to do things—his own way. “You definitely have a mind of your own,” said Chester’s mother. “That’s one way to put it,” said Chester’s father. Luckily Chester’s best friend, Wilson, likes doing things just the same way as Chester. When they cut their sandwiches, it's always diagonally. When they ride their bikes, they always use hand signals. If Chester is hungry, Wilson is too. They're two of a kind—until indomitable Lilly, who has her own way of doing things, moves into the neighborhood. Because Lilly has her own way of doing things! Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Kitten's First Full Moon, and Chrysanthemum, Chester's Way is a classic picture book about friendship for kids ages 3-7. With sweet good humor and charming pictures, the book's themes of making new friends, accepting others, and trying new things resonate when curled up with a parent or at story time.

Farmwives 2

Farmwives 2
  • Author : Billi J Miller
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Pages : 211
  • Relase : 2018-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781525521881

Farmwives 2 Book Review:

In January 2016, Billi J Miller launched her first published book (a four-and-a-half year labour of love) celebrating “traditional” farmwives (between the ages of fifty-five and ninety) for their remarkable contributions to their families, farms, and to the wider scope of Canadian heritage. Farmwives in Profile: 17 Women, 17 Candid Questions about their Lives, Photos & Recipes has been hailed a “gem” for its candid stories, delicious straight-from-the-farm-kitchen recipes, and Miller’s timeless photographs of the women. Now it’s the “next generations” turn. Farmwives 2: An Inspiring Look at the Lives of the New Canadian Farmwives is the highly anticipated follow-up that hones in on women in their twenties to fifties. This time, Miller interviews women from across the country— from British Columbia all the way to Newfoundland—broadening not only the look at Canada’s family farms but, women’s perspectives on this evolving role. "Farmwives 2" is loaded with all-new recipes, many more inspiring interviews, and features a special "Food for Thought" section filled with input by professionals you won't want to miss. Miller says she walked into this life eight years ago with no guidebook other than very traditional farmwives all around her, and a feeling in her gut that told her she had to make her life her own. This book is packed with interviews and stories from inspiring women from across Canada who are doing that very thing.

Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780062284631

Olive's Ocean Book Review:

"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew." Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends. But they weren't -- and now all that is left are eerie connections between two girls who were in the same grade at school and who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. A family summer on Cape Cod should help banish those thoughts; instead, they seep in everywhere. And this year Martha's routine at her beloved grandmother's beachside house is complicated by the Manning boys. Jimmy, Tate, Todd, Luke, and Leo. But especially Jimmy. What if, what if, what if, what if? The world can change in a minute.

Old Bear

Old Bear
  • Author : Jane Hissey
  • Publisher : Scribblers
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2020-02-04
  • ISBN : 1912904845

Old Bear Book Review:

The original classic children's story about a bear and his best friends, now in its 35th year! Once, long ago, Bramwell Brown saw the much-loved Old Bear packed away in a box in the attic. Now, Bramwell knows the time has come to find his forgotten friend and save him from becoming lonelier and lonelier. So, with the help of Little Bear, Duck, Rabbit, and the other toys, he plans a rescue mission. And it's three, two, one, off they go! Jane Hissey's enchanting picture book about a very special day makes a perfect bedtime story.

Two Under Par

Two Under Par
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780062284679

Two Under Par Book Review:

It seemed to ten-year-old Wedge that most of the time nothing made sense anymore. Suddenly he had a brand-new stepfather and a five-year-old stepbrother, Andrew. He lived in a new house, far from his friends, and his bedroom window looked out on a seven-foot castle that marked the eighteenth hole of the miniature golf course his stepfather owned. He hated it. Wedge does not easily let go of his anger, but the moment does come when things again begin to make sense. Kevin Henkes tells the story of Wedge's journey to understanding and acceptance with humor and sympathy.

Wemberly Worried

Wemberly Worried
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Greenwillow Books
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 2000-07-25
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049724605

Wemberly Worried Book Review:

A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school. By the creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. 250,000 first printing. BOMC Main.

Dust & Grooves

Dust & Grooves
  • Author : Eilon Paz
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781607748700

Dust & Grooves Book Review:

A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.

Chrysanthemum Big Book

Chrysanthemum Big Book
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 34
  • Relase : 2007-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780061119743

Chrysanthemum Big Book Book Review:

She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum loved her name—until she started school. A terrific read-aloud for the classroom and libraries!

My Garden

My Garden
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Greenwillow Books
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 2010-02-23
  • ISBN : 0061715182

My Garden Book Review:

The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?

Sweeping Up the Heart

Sweeping Up the Heart
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780062852571

Sweeping Up the Heart Book Review:

From two-time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes, this timeless novel about loss, loneliness, and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh-grader Amelia Albright’s life forever. Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father—a cranky and stubborn English professor—has decided Florida is too much adventure. Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter, the beloved Mrs. O’Brien. The week ahead promises to be boring, until Amelia meets Casey at her neighborhood art studio. Amelia has never been friends with a boy before, and the experience is both fraught and thrilling. When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia’s mother (who died ten years before), the pair embarks on an altogether different journey in their attempt to find her. Using crisp, lyrical, literary writing and moments of humor and truth, award-winning author Kevin Henkes deftly captures how it feels to be almost thirteen. With themes of family, death, grief, creativity, and loyalty, Sweeping Up the Heart is for readers of Kate DiCamillo, Rebecca Stead, Lauren Wolk, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1218
  • Relase : 1971
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044116494444

Congressional Record Book Review:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Sheila Rae, the Brave

Sheila Rae, the Brave
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 34
  • Relase : 1996-04-25
  • ISBN : 9780688147389

Sheila Rae, the Brave Book Review:

Sheila Rae is not afraid of anything. She walks backwards with her eyes closed, steps on every crack, growls at stray dogs, and bares her teeth at stray cats. But when Sheila Rae becomes lost on the way home from school, it is her "scaredy cat" sister, Louise, who shows her a thing or two about bravery and sibling love.

All Alone

All Alone
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 41
  • Relase : 2003-05-13
  • ISBN : 9780060541156

All Alone Book Review:

When you are alone, you can do all sorts of things -- pretend you are tiny (or enormous), hear things other people can't hear, and see things they can't see. Being alone is fine -- sometimes. Kevin Henke's first book makes it clear that he remembers his own childhood and respects that time in others. His remarkable paintings have a life and luminescense that are unforgettable.

Words of Stone

Words of Stone
  • Author : Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780062284686

Words of Stone Book Review:

Blaze Werla is having a typical summer. He lives in the country with his father and grandmother. He spends his days alone, wandering around the hill beside his home. Then the message appears on the side of the hill. And Blaze's summer suddenly takes a turn toward the mysterious. By the time Blaze meets Joselle Stark, the unexpected seems almost normal.