New Release Books by Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the author of Penny and Her Doll (2013), Penny and Her Song (2012), Egg (2017), Sweeping Up the Heart (2019), Little White Rabbit (2011) and other 168 books.

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Penny and Her Doll

release date: Feb 19, 2013
Penny and Her Doll
Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s award-winning Penny returns in the second easy-to-read story about a sweet and curious mouse, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum. When Penny receives a surprise box in the mail from Gram, she is thrilled. The surprise is a doll, and she is absolutely perfect, from her head to her toes. Penny loves her immediately. She introduces her new doll to Mama and to the babies and to Papa. But then Papa asks what the doll's name is, and Penny realizes that she doesn't know. What should Penny call her? Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge. Don't miss Penny's newest adventures in Penny and Her Sled!

Penny and Her Song

release date: Aug 21, 2012
Penny and Her Song
Meet Penny, the sweet and curious mouse, in Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s instant classic story for young readers, perfect for fans Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Chrysanthemum. When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. Will it ever be the right time to sing it? Penny and Her Song is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge. Don't miss Penny's newest adventures in Penny and Her Sled!

Egg

release date: Jan 03, 2017
Egg
Four eggs. One big surprise! Crack…Crack…Crack

Sweeping Up the Heart

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Sweeping Up the Heart
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.

Little White Rabbit

release date: Jan 25, 2011
Little White Rabbit
One bright spring day a little white rabbit sets out from home on an adventure. What does he find? Look! Everything is new.Anything is possible. . . .

Bird Lake Moon

release date: Mar 23, 2010
Bird Lake Moon
There are ghosts at Bird Lake, and they're haunting Mitch Sinclair and Spencer Stone. Not the Halloween kind, but ghosts of the past. Memories of how life was before—before the divorce, before the accident. Can their ghosts bring Mitch and Spencer together, as friends? Or will their secrets keep them apart? Either way, it is a summer that neither Mitch nor Spencer will ever forget.

My Garden

release date: Feb 23, 2010
My Garden
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?

Egg Board Book

release date: Jan 22, 2019
Egg Board Book
Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship, by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift, but also a classic read-alone and read-aloud that will appeal all year long. This masterful and stylistically original picture book introduces young children to four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they’re in for a big surprise! What will happen next? With a compelling mix of comic-like panels, wordless pages and spreads, and a short text featuring word repetition, surprise, and suspense, Egg is an ideal book for emergent readers, as well as for sharing in a group. Egg is sure to inspire creativity and storytelling in preschoolers, as they anticipate the page turns and determine their own endings! Kevin Henkes is the bestselling author of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Waiting, and Kitten’s First Full Moon, among many other beloved titles.

A Good Day Board Book

release date: Jan 26, 2010
A Good Day Board Book
What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide.

Birds

release date: Feb 17, 2009
Birds
Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere. If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live. And if you look very closely you will see them, no matter where you are. And if you can't go outside right this minute, you can always read this book!

Old Bear

release date: Aug 19, 2008
Old Bear
Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming of everything he loves about the forest that is his home. Turn the page and you will see!

Protecting Marie

release date: Oct 02, 2007
Protecting Marie
Fanny has wanted a dog all her life. For a brief moment her dream came true, but then her father decided the puppy brought too much chaos to his neat, ordered home. Fanny has never been able to forgive him for it. So when Fanny's father brings home a new, older dog, she's not sure she can trust him. She reasons that perhaps she shouldn't get too attached, in case this one is taken from her as well. But how can she help falling in love with the perfect dog?

Chrysanthemum Big Book

release date: Oct 02, 2007
Chrysanthemum Big Book
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!

Sun & Spoon

release date: Oct 02, 2007
Sun & Spoon
Spoon Gilmore has been dreaming about his grandmother since her death two months ago, but the dreams are beginning to grow fuzzy and come less and less frequently. Afraid that soon even his memories of her will disappear, he sets out in search of the perfect thing to remember her by. When Spoon finds it, he quietly takes it to his room to cherish privately, making sure that his annoying little sister, Joanie, doesn't follow him in as usual. But soon Spoon realizes he's made a big mistake. Will things ever be right without Gram around?

A Parade of Elephants

release date: Sep 25, 2018
A Parade of Elephants
New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out! This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing. Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise! With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.

In the Middle of Fall Board Book

release date: Sep 04, 2018
In the Middle of Fall Board Book
“This exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them.”—School Library Journal (starred review) From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of Birds and When Spring Comes, this sturdy board book edition of In the Middle of Fall is perfect for the very youngest readers. In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.

When Spring Comes Board Book

release date: Feb 06, 2018
When Spring Comes Board Book
From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and the acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of Birds and In the Middle of Fall, this sturdy board book edition of When Spring Comes is perfect for the very youngest readers. Watch the world transform when spring comes! In a starred review, School Library Journal called this delightful picture book, “A must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners.” Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it! In this beautiful board book edition for young children, Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the newborn spring. In a starred review, The Horn Book said, “This joyful reflection is as welcome as spotting the first brave crocus.”

Lilly's Big Day

release date: Mar 28, 2006
Lilly's Big Day
Mr. Slinger has big news. He's getting married. Married! Lilly has big plans. She's going to be the flower girl. (Lilly has always wanted to be a flower girl. Even more than a surgeon or a diva or a hairdresser.) But what's the biggest, the best, the most perfect thing of all? You're invited to the wedding -- so start reading!

Olive's Ocean

release date: Apr 26, 2005
Olive's Ocean
Sometimes life can change in an instant Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Weeks after a tragic accident, all that is left are eerie connections between the two girls, former classmates who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. Things only get more complicated when Martha begins to like Jimmy Manning, a neighbor boy she used to despise. What is going on? Can life for Martha be the same ever again?

Lily Y Su Bolso de Plastico Morado (Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse)

release date: Jul 30, 2017
Lily Y Su Bolso de Plastico Morado (Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse)
For use in schools and libraries only. Lily loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

Two Under Par

release date: Apr 12, 2005
Two Under Par
Ten-year-old Wedge wants his old life back -- the one that made sense. Instead, he has a brand-new stepfamily and a new house far away from his friends; and his bedroom window faces a seven-foot castle that marks the eight eenth hole of his stepfather's miniature golf course. Can Wedge really respect a man who wears a plastic crown and calls himself "King"? It's a lot to deal with, but Wedge may not have a choice. If he wants to be happy, he'll have to accept his new life -- crazy as it is.

Birds Board Book

release date: Feb 07, 2017

So Happy!

release date: Feb 15, 2005
So Happy!
There once was a boy, a rabbit, a magic seed, and a book. The boy, who was bored, went looking for something to do. The rabbit, who was curious, explored until he was lost. The seed was thirsty, but soon it grew and grew and grew. And the book? You are holding it in your hands. Turn the pages! It will make you so happy.

The Zebra Wall

release date: Feb 15, 2005
The Zebra Wall
The Vorlob family is getting ready for the new baby, soon to arrive. The preparations include painting a mural in the baby's nursery and making a list of possible names. Since ten-year-old Adine already has four younger sisters, she is used to the routine. This time, however, the routine is broken -- in more ways than one. The biggest change is that Aunt Irene will be staying with the Vorlobs until Adine's mother is back on her feet. Aunt Irene arrives, as does the baby, but nothing else goes quite as expected. Especially for Adine!

Kitten's First Full Moon

release date: Mar 02, 2004
Kitten's First Full Moon
What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry and inquisitive and brave and fast and persistent and unlucky . . . then lucky! What a night!

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 20th Anniversary Edition

release date: Mar 01, 2016
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 20th Anniversary Edition
Hooray For Lilly! Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her new favorite things movie star sunglasses (complete with diamonds) three quarters (shiny ones) a purple plastic purse (it plays lively music when opened) to school, and insists on showing them to everyone even though it is not Sharing Time, Mr. Slinger is not amused. In fact, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse as she sets out to make amends, in this modern classic by the beloved Kevin Henkes.

Moheet Olive (Olive's Ocean- Arabic edition)

release date: Dec 10, 2015
Moheet Olive (Olive's Ocean- Arabic edition)
Olive Barstow had been in Matha Boyle's class until she was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle. Then Martha finds out that Olive, a girl she never really knew, wrote in her journal about wanting to be friends with Martha, and wanting to be a writer. Martha can't stop thinking about Olive, even when she goes on vacation to stay with her grandmother by ocean with her family. In the midst of experiencing first love, loneliness, embarrassment and fears of her beloved grandmother growing old, Martha allows Olive's death to teach her lessons about living.

Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book

release date: Sep 01, 2015
Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book
Somebody loves Kitten, and you will, too! Winner of the Caldecott Medal A New York Times Best Illustrated Book Winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award

Little White Rabbit Board Book

release date: Jan 28, 2014
Little White Rabbit Board Book
The national bestseller about a curious rabbit is now available in a sturdy board book edition, just right for little hands, Easter baskets, and welcoming spring. Caldecott Medalist and New York Times‒bestselling author Kevin Henkes's glorious story stars a rambunctious and adventurous little white rabbit who discovers, in the end, that a mother's love is constant and true. Little white rabbit hops along, exploring and wondering. What would it be like to be as tall as a tree? Or as still as a rock? Or green, like the bright spring world around him? It's wonderful to wonder about many things and exciting to explore the world—but true happiness is knowing where you belong and who loves you best of all. Bright greens, yellows, pinks, and purples—the welcome colors of spring—dance across the pages of this pitch-perfect and critically acclaimed book for very young children. This board book by award-winning author Kevin Henkes is a wonderful choice for Easter baskets, as a gift for a new baby, for reading before bedtime, or for sharing anytime.

The Year of Billy Miller

release date: Nov 15, 2021
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