Library Author Spotlight




Kevin Henkes is an author/illustrator of early childhood picture books and fiction novels for older readers.  His awards include the Caldecott Medal for illustration and the Newbery Medal for story. He has written over 30 books. Check him out at your local library.

Some delightful spring books you could read with your child are Little White Rabbit, My Garden (a colorful garden that contains chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, and seashells growing).

If you can’t go outside to look for and listen to birds, read his book Birds, the next best thing. 

Enjoy the black and white pictures of Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Award winner. 

If you have a “worrier” in your family read Wembly Worried and see how he handled the worries associated with the first day of school.

Chrysanthemums, Julius-the Baby of the World, Owen (a Caldecott Honor book), and Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse are among other favorites by Kevin Henkes.