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This is a power point about author Kevin Heinkes and his works.

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    • Kevin Henkes
      Author Study and Presentation
      By Dana Sur0witz
    • Author and illustrator, Kevin Henkes was born in 1960 in Racine, Wisconsin.Henkes is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Laura Dronzek, and their two children. Henkes is author and illustrator of children's picture books, many of which feature little mice as their main characters. He also writes young-adult fiction.Henkes' first book, All Alone, was published in 1981
      Kevin loved going to the library when he was little!!!
    • Awards and Honors
      • Once Around the Block (1987) Library of Congress Best Books of the Year
      • Chester's Way (1988) ALA Notable Children's Books
      • Julius, the Baby of the World (1990) Winner of the ALA Notable Children's Books and Booklist Editors Choice
      • Owen (1993) Caldecott Honor Book
      • Wemberly Worried - ALA Notable Children's Book 2000, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, School Library Journal Best Children's Books
      • Olive's Ocean (2004) Newbery Honor Book
      • Kitten's First Full Moon (2005) Caldecott Medal
    • Kevin Henkes is probably most well known for his lovable mouse characters who express common childhood feelings, fears, and fantasies
    • Meet The Mice
    • The Mouse Books
    • Kevin Henkes has also authored and illustrated some very well known picture books. One of his more recent books, Kitten’s First Full Moon (2005) was awarded the Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustrations.
      This is the first time Kevin
      illustrated in black and white
    • Picture Books
    • It may also surprise some, that Kevin Henkes is the author of young adult novels. He was awarded the Newbury Medal for Olive’s Ocean(2004).
      "A superior growing up/coming-of-age story." — Children's Literature
    • Novels
    • Troublemaker and mischief maker like Wendell
      Fun and loving life
      like Lily
      Brave and Fearless like Shelia Rae
      Quiet and determined like Chrysanthemum
      I hope that you will take the time to discover the wonderful world of Kevin Henkes.
      Maybe you can see a little of yourself
      in his characters……
      Nervous and worried like Wemberly
      Head strong and stubborn like Chester
      Attached to a special blankie like Owen
      • Explore all the mouse characters
      • Listen to an interview with Kevin Henkes
      • Sign up for his newsletter
      • Play some games with Lily and Wemberly
      • Read Chester and Lily’s favorite recipes
    • Literacy Lesson Idea
      Gr 1-3
      Chrysanthemumby Kevin Henkes is a great book to start with at the beginning of the school year.
      • Discuss friendship and how we should treat our friends kindly by not making fun of each other.
      • Children can look up the meanings of their names with their parents and share a special story about their name.
      • The names and stories can also be displayed on a bulletin board.
      This book can also be used when teaching a lesson on bullying and self-esteem
    • References
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      All images are from Kevin Henkes website