August 25, 2013

The Year of Billy Miller

cover image of The Year of Billy Miller
Kevin Henkes

Billy Miller is starting second grade and his father tells him it will be the Year of Billy Miller. He's not so sure as he worries about the lump on his head from a fall during summer vacation. As the year progresses Billy shines, in perfectly ordinary ways: he takes small gifts to his teacher, he deals with his know-it-all desk mate Emma, and he humors his little sister Sal. Divided into four sections - Teacher, Father, Sister, and Mother, author Henkes shows what it's like to grow up, change, and begin to understand your world. An appealing beginning chapter book from the author of Junonia (2011), Olive's Ocean (2003) and Penny and Her Song (2012) Ages 8-10