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Author: Kevin Henkes Narrator: Dan Bittner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9780062295361
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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 really fast
  • This is his year
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Funny and often poignant…Billy himself might have been daunted by a book with more than two hundred pages, but eager young readers will find this a great first chapter book to share or read solo.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A vivid yet secure portrait of a boy coming into his confidence…[with] a comfortable rhythm perfectly suited to young readers…Nuanced and human.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “Billy Miller’s second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way…Henkes offers…a sense that experiences don’t have to be extraordinary to be important and dramatic…Sweetly low-key and totally accessible.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The book’s clear structure, concrete images, and just-challenging-enough vocabulary are smartly attuned to emerging readers, and its warmth, relatable situations, and sympathetic hero give it broad appeal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is a story with a lot of heart and sweet insights into growing up.”


  • A 2014 Newbery Honor Book

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About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages, including Lilly’s Purple Plastic PurseChrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Dan Bittner is an actor and voice talent and winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards for audio narration. He has starred on stage and on the screen, in movies such as Men in Black, Adventureland, and the Producers: The Movie Musical. He has also appeared onstage as Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.