Julius, the Baby of the World

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

The riotously funny Lilly, last seen in Chester’s Way (Greenwillow), thinks her new baby brother, Julius, is disgusting — if he was a number, he would be zero. But when Cousin Garland dares to criticize Julius, Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as the baby of the world. Lilly knows her baby brother is nothing but dreadful — until she claims him for her own. “Henkes displays a deep understanding of sibling rivalry and a child’s fragile self-esteem….Lilly is a superb and timely heroine.” — Publishers Weekly. ”

Reviews

“Henkes displays a deep understanding of sibling rivalry and a child’s fragile self-esteem. . . . Lilly is a superb and timely heroine.”—Publishers Weekly

“A reassuring, funny book for all young children.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

Awards

ALA Notable Children’s Book
Horn Book Fanfare
Booklist Editors’ Choice
American Booksellers Association “Pick of the Lists”
Parents’ Choice Honor
California Young Readers Medal
Emphasis on Reading Award (Alabama)

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