The Year Of Billy Miller

Hardcover | September 17, 2013

byKevin Henkes

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A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series.

The New York Times declared: "Henkes's delightful story is restrained and vivid . . . forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it shows the substance, warmth and adaptability of beautifully common family love." When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad. Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades.

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A 2014 Newbery Honor BookA New York Times BestsellerAward-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of...

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Things to know about Billy Miller: He's worried about 2nd grade He thinks bats are cool His little sister is annoying He had a spectacular accident this summer He doesn't like poetry much His dad makes really good cookies Ned is his best friend His mom likes rainy days He thinks Emma Sparks is a pain He can run real...

Kevin Henkes is the author ofJunonia,Sun & Spoon,Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor BooksThe Year of Billy MillerandOlive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellersLittle White Rabbit,My Garden,Old Bear,A Good Day, andKitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarde...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062268120

ISBN - 13:9780062268129

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“Thoughtful kids able to tackle a book of this length will enjoy reading this on their own, but it would also make a fine choice for reading aloud in the classroom or home.”