The Year of Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller

by Kevin Henkes

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062268150
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 865,478
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
File size: 833 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.


Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin, Madison

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The Year of Billy Miller 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Woe. My little sister who is in 2nd grade had this read aloud in school, and loves it. She cant stop talking about the fantastic storyline and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its great
JMTJTC More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t help but love this book! It even won my Best Book Award! Books like this are really important because they teach children that they are not alone in what they are experiencing and feeling. There are lots of books like this with girl main characters—Ramona, Clementine, Judy Moody, etc.—however, boys also need to understand that it’s ok to make mistakes and not be good at communicating, but it is better to fix the problem and be courageous. This book doesn’t have much of a plot, other than following Billy over the course of second grade. It is broken down into main events that are categorized by Billy’s interactions with a specific character: Teacher, Father, Sister, Mother. I think that was a very intelligent way to break down this book. It can be hard for second graders to read a long chapter book, but this allows them to read a few chapters at a time and even leave the book alone for a long period of time and still be able to pick it back up and continue reading. I didn’t realize until halfway through the book that Henkes also wrote the Lily and the Purple Plastic Purse books. That made me love this book even more! The book deals with similar issues (through the eyes of a mouse). I love that Billy Miller expands on Lily’s and it is able to be more appreciated by both genders. And I prefer that books about real life experiences to be about actual humans. I think it helps children make more connections to the characters. You can read the rest of my review here:
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Ravensrock More than 1 year ago
The year of billy miller is a good book its about a kid that is worried that he will not pass second grade grade.  He over heard his parents saying that when he fell and hit his head he started forgetting things. So he was like i'm not going to pass i'm not going to pass second grade. Later in t he book his dad said this is the year of billy miller.That made him happy! At the middle of the book he wanted to stay up late and in his room he though there was a monster so he went in his sisters room and stayed there. At the end he had passed second grade
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Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
I have given this book as a gift to two seven-year -old boys and both of them love it. The teacher of one of them has told the boy's mother that this book is a find! Perfect for her classroom collection!   The author has a gift for being able to get inside a child's mind and feelings and portray them in such a way as to help the reader grow and mature within himself and in his own relationships with others.  Although my hair is gray, I too enjoyed reading this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is cool. Kevin Henkes is my favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it i want it as my wife ok mine not yours mine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the best book ever you should toatly resd it over and over
book4children More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my kids at bedtime and they always begged for one more chapter. They both loved the story and talked about it during the day. I liked the story, but I didn't love it as much as my kids. I felt like there was a bigger theme going on, but I couldn't see it. Regardless, it was a sweet story about a boy making his way through second grade and his family. He helps each one of his family members in some way and they help him in turn. Content: clean
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7-year-old loves this book, and I really enjoy reading it to her.