Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Year of Billy Miller by: Kevin Henkes

Author Kevin Henkes won a 2014 Newbery Honor Book Award for his book The Year of Billy Miller.  This was a charming beginning chapter book about a second grader, Billy Miller.

Billy is nervous to begin the second grade.  But with his best friend Ned by his side, he makes it through the first day of school.  With the support of his family, he manages to make it through the entire school year.  Billy's sister, Sal, manages to help him as well.  Of course, Billy believes his sister is a pest, but he comes to realize that she loves him and just wants to help.  At the end of the year, each student is asked to write and read a poem to all the parents at a special night event at the school.  Billy is very nervous, but manages to surprise everyone with his poem. Billy is a very kind and very likable young child.  I am sure he will be a book character you will never forget.

After reading this story, take some time to create some poetry for yourself.

Happy Daily Reading

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