Words of Stone

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Blaze Werla is having a typical summer. He lives in the country and spends his days alone, wandering around the hill beside his home. Then the message appears on the side of the hill. And Blaze’s summer suddenly takes a turn toward the mysterious. . . .


“An outstanding book, one of the year’s best.”— Kirkus Reviews

“The ending is one of the most satisfying in recent literature. A beautifully written, rich, and tender novel.”— The Horn Book (starred review)


ALA Notable Children’s Book
Horn Book Fanfare
Publishers Weekly Best Book
School Library Journal Best Book
New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
American Booksellers Association “Pick of the Lists”
Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year
Elizabeth Burr Award (Wisconsin)