Greenwillow Books A House Board Book
Greenwillow Books A House Board Book

A House Board Book

By Kevin Henkes


Publication Date: August 15, 2023

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Ages 0 to 4, Grades Grade P

Caldecott Medal–winning and #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes explores what makes a house a home in this cozy and informational board book. The Wall Street Journal called A House “Enchantingly simple,” and The Horn Book said, “Brilliant.” Brimming with interactive, call-and-response questions, A House is a timeless choice for both very young children and emergent readers—as well as the entire family.

Where is the door to the house? Do you see any clouds? What does the house look like when it is sunny outside? When it is raining? And what will the house turn into when its family returns? A home.Kevin Henkes employs interactive questions, declarative sentences, basic shapes, and a limited color palette in this brilliant and classic board book. A House introduces young readers to shapes, numbers, the weather, and the parts of a house with a rhythmic, repetitive text and remarkable illustrations. A story about home, family, community, and belonging, A House is an excellent choice for emergent readers, for social and emotional development, and for story-time sharing.

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of more than sixty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He is the winner of the American Library Association’s 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award; he received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon in 2005; and Waiting won a Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor in 2016. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly’s Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song; her story continued in Penny and Her Doll, Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book), and Penny and Her Sled. Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, “It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius.” Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for The Year of Billy Miller and the other for Olive’s Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, Sun & Spoon, and Sweeping Up the Heart. Kevin Henkes has been published by Greenwillow Books since the release of his first book, All Alone, in 1981. His fiftieth book, the picture book Egg, was published in January 2017. Most recently, he is the author of Billy Miller Makes a Wish, A House, Little Houses, and Oh, Sal.He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at

Format: Board Book

Length: 36 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: August 15, 2023

ISBN: 9780063111325

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