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The Year of Billy Miller
Contributor(s): Henkes, Kevin (Author), Henkes, Kevin (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0062268120     ISBN-13: 9780062268129
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2013
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2012050373
Age Level: 7-10
Grade Level: 2-5
Lexile Measure: 620(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.1" H x 5.7" W x 8" (0.92 lbs) 240 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
- Topical - Self-Esteem
- Topical - Family
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Seven to Ten, 2014
Newbery Medal, Honor Book, Children's, 2014
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Kirkus Bea Big Book Guide 05/15/2013 pg. 47
School Library Journal 07/01/2013 pg. 63
Publishers Weekly 07/08/2013
Booklist 07/01/2013 pg. 75
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2013
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2013 pg. 40
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2013 pg. 101
New York Times Book Review 09/15/2013 pg. 22
Shelf Awareness 09/17/2013
New York Times Book Review 09/22/3013 pg. 30
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2013 pg. 157
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books 11/15/2013 pg. 76
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2013 pg. 36
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2014 pg. 61 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
BookPage 10/01/2013
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 161077
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 3.0
 
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Publisher Description:

Newbery Honor Book and 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

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.

Plus don't miss the follow-up, Billy Miller Makes a Wish


Contributor Bio(s): Henkes, Kevin: -

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


 
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