[OFFER ENDED] Preorder "Henry and the Something New" by Jenn Bailey and Mika Song

Preorder Henry and the Something New by local author Jenn Bailey and illustrator Mika Song!

The new Henry book from Kansas City author Jenn Bailey and illustrator Mika Song comes out March 19, 2024 and we're celebrating with a preorder campaign! Henry and the Something New is a charming and heartfelt beginning reader about a little boy with autism navigating his class trip to the museum, with all of the new sights and sounds and anxieties that come with shaking up his daily routine. You can preorder your copy through the Raven Book Store to get a signed and personalized edition!

When you place the order through our website, please specify whether you would like your copy personalized and who the book should be made out to in the order comments. Preorders must by placed by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 17, 2024 to ensure personalization. Any orders placed after that date may not be signed or personalized.


About the Book

“Relatable characters, familiar scenarios, and gentle humor make this a remarkably satisfying read.” —Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review

From the creators of the Schneider Award-winning books A Friend for Henry and Henry, Like Always comes a delightful beginning chapter book about embracing new experiences, starring a sweet and sensitive child on the autism spectrum.

It’s Field Trip Day! Henry's class is excited to visit the museum, but Henry is not so sure. The museum means maybe seeing dinosaurs, Henry's favorite. But it also means a lot of things that are new: a noisy school bus ride, a building full of echoes and hallways, and plenty of chances to get lost! Will he find something that makes all of this new worth the trip? Come along with Henry in this funny, bighearted tale about trying new things, exploring new places, and finding the courage to make yourself heard.

JUST RIGHT FOR BEGINNING READERS: With short chapters and simple text, this book is perfect for newly independent readers who are just moving on to longer books.

FIRST FIELD TRIP: This story will encourage and reassure any child beginning school or preparing to embark on their first field trip as Henry navigates the excitement (and potential anxiety) that comes with doing new things for the first time.

GREAT BACK-TO-SCHOOL READ: Perfect for any reader starting a new school year, the Henry series explores common school experiences in a gentle, funny, and encouraging way.

DIVERSE STORIES: Centering neurodivergent kids is vital to expanding diverse representation across books for all ages. The Henry series provides a mirror and a window for kids on the autism spectrum and their friends to see themselves in the stories they read.

AN AWARD-WINNING TEAM: Jenn Bailey and Mika Song received a Schneider Family Book Honor Award for their picture book A Friend for Henry. See how the story continues in this classic-feeling early reader series based on the same character!


About the Creators

Jenn Bailey is an author, editor, blue-ribbon pie baker, and eager traveler. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she now calls Leawood, Kansas, home. Although her kids insisted on growing up, she and her husband, Kevin, still share their space with numerous cats and dogs.
 
Mika Song grew up in Manila, Philippines, and Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved to New York City to attend Pratt Institute and worked in animation before making children's books. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


Henry and the Something New: Book 2 By Jenn Bailey, Mika Song (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jenn Bailey, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797213903
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Chronicle Books - March 19th, 2024

“Relatable characters, familiar scenarios, and gentle humor make this a remarkably satisfying read.”Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review 

From the creators of the Schneider Award-winning books A Friend for Henry and Henry, Like Always comes a delightful beginning chapter book about embracing new experiences, s