The Year of Billy Miller, Kevin Henkes
Newberry Honor Book
It was a blustery day. The flag on the nearby pole snapped in the wind. Billy raced ahead of his family--up the steps to the lookout platform. As he stood between the Giant's enormous feet, a sudden gust lifted his cap from his head. His cap sailed away. Without thinking, Billy stepped onto the middle rung of the guardrail, leaned over, and reached as far as he could...
"Billy Miller's second grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Sweetly low-key and totally accessible." -Kirkus Reviews