Kevin Henkes Author Study

The Life of Kevin Henkes

Name: Kevin Henkes
Born: November 27, 1960 in Racine, Wisconsin
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Family: Wife and two children
Books: Children's picture books and young-adult fiction books
Number of Books: Over 30!
First Book: All Alone while he was a freshman in college
Awards: 2004 Newbury Honor, 1994 Caldecott Honor, and 2005 Caldecott Medal
Characters: Most of Kevin Henkes' characters deal with real emotions like being worried, angry, or brave!
Many of his characters are mice
Kevin Henkes thought of himself as just an artist until high school.
A teacher thought he would be a great author and he is!
Want to hear Kevin Henkes talk about his inspiration when creating Lily?
Watch this short clip from The Today Show with Al Roker!
Kevin Henkes Interview