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 Binding Type:
8.00h x 5.70w x 1.10dAward:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - RecommendedAward:
Newbery Medal - Honor BookReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews
01/01/0001Kirkus Bea Big Book Guide
05/15/2013 pg. 47School Library Journal
07/01/2013 pg. 63Publishers Weekly
07/01/2013 pg. 75Kirkus Reviews
07/15/2013Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview
08/15/2013 pg. 40Horn Book Magazine
09/01/2013 pg. 101New York Times Book Review
09/15/2013 pg. 22Shelf Awareness
09/17/2013New York Times Book Review
09/22/3013 pg. 30Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks
11/01/2013 pg. 157Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books
11/15/2013 pg. 76SLJ's Best Books
12/01/2013 pg. 36Hornbook Guide to Children
01/01/2014 pg. 61 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In StyleBookPage
10/01/2013Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name:
161077 / Year of Billy MillerReading Level:
4.2 / Interest Level:
Lower Grade / Point Value: