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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) 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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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.

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.

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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.”

    Booklist

  • A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
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About the Author
Author Kevin Henkes

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 five AudioFile Earphones Awards for audio narration. His acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Bored to Death, and Person of Interest, among others. He has also starred in such films as Law Abiding Citizen, Adventureland, and The Producers.