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Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library

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November's Author Of The Month

Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes was born on November 27, 1960.  He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin with three brothers and a sister.  It’s no wonder he values solitude and quiet! His office is a large attic filled with books, and he says that when he’s working, he feels like he is up in the trees.  Maybe that’s where he got the inspiration for Birds? Many of his picture books have animals as the main focus. For instance, Chester, Chrysanthemum, Lilly, Owen, Sheila Rae, Wendell, Sophie, and Wemberly are all mice.  And in the book Owen, there’s a famous painting called “The Scream” with a mouse instead of a person! 


Kevin Henkes Titles At The Wilton Public Library

Written and Illustrated

  • Easy Readers ( picture books) - Kitten’s First Full Moon, A Good Day, My Garden, Owen, Chester’s Way, Wemberly Worried, Waiting, Egg, Little White Rabbit, A Parade Of Elephants, Old Bear

  • Level 3 Readers- Penny And Her Marble, Penny And Her Sled

  • Juvenile Fiction- Olive’s Ocean

  • Audiobooks On Overdrive- The Year Of Billy Miller, Olive’s Ocean, Lilly’s Big Day And Other Stories, Penny And Her Song


Written by Kevin Henkes and Illustrated by his wife, Laura Dronzek

  • Easy Readers ( picture books) - In The Middle Of Fall, Winter Is Here, When Spring Comes, Summer Song, Birds

December's Author Of The Month

Jan Brett

Jan Brett was born December 1, 1949 in Massachusetts, and still lives close to where she grew up.  She also went to college in Boston, at the School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts at Tufts University.  AND she likes to spend time in western Massachusetts.  Does she ever leave the state? Yep, to travel all over the world!  On her website, she says,"from cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books." She’s written over a hundred books, so that’s a lot of traveling! 


Jan Brett Titles At The Wilton Public Library

Written and Illustrated

  • Easy Readers ( picture books)- Daisy Comes Home, On Noah’s Ark, Town Mouse Country Mouse, Hedgie Blasts Off!, Beauty And The Beast, The First Dog, Comet’s Nine Lives, Who’s That Knocking On Christmas Eve?, Goldilocks And The Three Bears, Gingerbread Baby, The Easter Egg, Fritz And The Beautiful Horses, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Hedgie’s Suprise, Cozy, The Umbrella, Annie And The Wild Animals, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, The Three Snow Bears, The Hat, Gingerbread Friends, The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folk Tale, Mossy

  • Overdrive Ebooks- Trouble With Trolls

  • Children’s Movie- Man’s Best Friend ( A Compilation Of Three Dog Tales)  includingThe First Dog



  • Easy Readers (picture books)- Scary Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting, The Owl And The Pussycat by Edward Lear,  The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting,  The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore