When reading a series of books to my class, I always like them to know a bit more about the author. If he/she has written so many wonderful books, I think they deserve the recognition! Here is a brief biography I made to use with my 1st graders about Kevin Henkes as we read some of his classics, like Owen and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, during our author study.
It is in the form of a paper book, 12 half pages total (prints on 7.) Students cut out pages and I staple together before we do a shared reading at the carpet. The words used in the biography are age appropriate for 1st grade. The book has real photos pulled from Kevin's website and other valid sources.
P.S. If you like this simple biography, check out my Laura Numeroff, Mo Willems, and Eric Carle ones! I also have a cut and paste Kevin Henkes timeline in my store that is perfect for comprehension check after reading the biography. Check it out for $1!