WorldCat Identities

Henkes, Kevin

Works: 355 works in 1,855 publications in 8 languages and 124,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Domestic fiction  Sea fiction  Humorous fiction  Readers (Publications)  Children's films  Board books  Animated films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: PZ7.H389, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kevin Henkes
Kitten's first full moon by Kevin Henkes( Book )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 6,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes( Recording )

96 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 5,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it
Lilly's purple plastic purse by Kevin Henkes( Book )

84 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilly 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
Owen by Kevin Henkes( Recording )

69 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy
Birds by Kevin Henkes( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common
Olive's ocean by Kevin Henkes( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer
Wemberly worried by Kevin Henkes( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wemberly the mouse worries about everything. She worries about big things and small things. Now, as she faces her first day at the New Morning Nursery School, she finds many new things to worry about. Grades K-3. 2000
Julius, the baby of the world by Kevin Henkes( Book )

66 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit"--Title page verso
Lilly's big day by Kevin Henkes( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her teacher announces that he is getting married, Lilly the mouse sets her heart on being the flower girl at his wedding
Bird Lake moon by Kevin Henkes( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Mitch and his mother are spending the summer with his grandparents at Bird Lake after his parents separate, and ten-year-old Spencer and his family have returned to the lake where Spencer's little brother drowned long ago, and as the boys become friends and spend time together, each of them begins to heal
My garden by Kevin Henkes( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls
Chester's way by Kevin Henkes( Recording )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used hand signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that's the way it was -- until indomitable Lilly, who had her own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons
A good day by Kevin Henkes( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bird, a fox, a dog, and a squirrel overcome minor setbacks to have a very good day
Waiting by Kevin Henkes( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five animal toys wait for marvelous things to happen
Sheila Rae, the brave by Kevin Henkes( Recording )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When brave Sheila Rae, who usually looks out for her sister, Louise, becomes lost and scared one day, Louise comes to the rescue
Penny and her marble by Kevin Henkes( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day
Jessica by Kevin Henkes( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica; and then on her first day at kindergarten, she meets a real new friend with the same name
Little white rabbit by Kevin Henkes( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies.--Résumé de l'éditeur
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Audience level: 0.07 (from 0.00 for Birds / ... to 1.00 for Meet the a ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kitten's first full moon
ChrysanthemumLilly's purple plastic purseOwenBirdsOlive's oceanWemberly worriedJulius, the baby of the worldLilly's big day
Alternative Names
Henkes, Kevin 1960-

Henkusu, Kebin 1960-

Kevin Henkes Amerikaans schrijver

Kevin Henkes écrivain et illustrateur américain

Кевин Хенкс

הנקס, קווין

הנקס, קווין. ארב, אירית

הנקס, קוין

הנקס, קוין 1960-

הנקס, קוין. ארב, אירית

헹크스, 케빈 1960-


ヘンクス, ケヴィン

ヘンクス, ケビン

English (503)

Spanish (127)

French (42)

Chinese (31)

Japanese (8)

Korean (5)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (1)