Caldecott Winning Author, Kevin Henkes

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

Author of such beloved titles as Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Kitten's First Full Moon (Caldecott), Julius Baby of the World, Owen, Chrysanthemum and countless others, Kevin Henkes is still one of our favorite authors today!

Meet Kevin as he presents his latest in the Penny early reader series, Penny & Her Sled!  

Book signing and presentation.

“I’ve been writing and illustrating children’s books for thirty years. It’s the only real job I’ve ever had.

When my work is going well, it’s transformative. I feel as if I’ve been removed from ordinary time and am living in some parallel universe, a world of grace and wonder.

Books are often the first exposure to art that children have. Keeping that in mind urges me to make the very best books possible. I know how important the books from my childhood were (and are) to me. Without them, I might not be a writer and artist today.

Sometimes I’ll hear from a parent about how a book of mine has insinuated itself into the heart of his or her child, or how a phrase from one of my books has become part of the family’s daily jargon. I love that. But most of all, I love sitting alone in a quiet room drawing and painting and writing. I love my job.”

– Kevin Henkes

Recommended for ages 4-8 years

Penny and Her Sled Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062934536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 29th, 2019