Henry, Like Always : Book 1

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A beginning chapter book series based on the award-winning picture book, A Friend for Henry!

Henry likes Classroom Ten. He likes how it is always the same. But this week, Henry's class will have a parade, and a parade means having Share Time on the wrong day. A parade means playing instruments that are too loud. A parade means this week is not like always.

Join Henry as he navigates the ups and downs of marker missiles, stomach volcanoes, and days that feel a little too orange. From the creators of the Schneider Family Honor-winning picture book A Friend for Henry, this warmly funny book starring a child on the autism spectrum is a reassuring read for school-bound kids of all stripes.



Jenn Bailey is an author, editor, documentarian, blue-ribbon pie baker, and eager traveler. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. This is her first picture book.

Mika Song is a children's writer and illustrator. She grew up in Manila, Philippines, and Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving to New York, where she worked as an animator prior to making children's books. She lives in New York City.
 “Bailey and Song have crafted an early reader that effectively immerses the reader in its protagonist’s world… Song’s minimalist pen and ink illustrations perfectly suit Henry’s methodical approach to life. The lilting rhythm of Bailey’s text is calm and predictable; its concise and forthright diction reflects Henry’s view of how the world should be.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “The ending of this short chapter book, heavily illustrated and with a format and content to appeal to new readers, is as satisfying as Bailey’s understanding prose and Song’s gentle, friendly illustrations. Henry is an extremely sympathetic hero—relatable and authentic.” - The Horn Book, starred review “Will inspire and empower all children… a great addition.” — School Library Journal “This balanced, well-crafted chapter book…includes moments of wry humor. In gentle ink lines and muted-blue washes, the illustrations simultaneously convey the upset feelings…and the directness of Henry’s desires, all handled with respect and empathy for the protagonist. Deeply relatable reassurance for readers unnerved by change.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review 


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