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Book Signings/
School Visits 2016

April 6 - Wednesday
Pomperaug Elementary School
Southbury, CT

April 10 - SUNDAY  1:00 - 3:00
Book signing: "This Is the Earth" + other titles
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY
http://www.booksofwonder.com/events.php

April 20 - Wednesday
Gainfield Elementary School
Southbury, CT

April 23   SATURDAY   2:00
Book signing: "This Is the Earth" + other titles
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com

April 25 - Monday
Middlebury Elementary School
Middlebury, CT

April 26 - Tuesday
Long Meadow Elementary School
Middlebury, CT

April 30 - SATURDAY   2:00-3:30
Book signing: "This Is the Earth" + other titles
The Blue Bunny
577 High Street
Dedham, MA
http://www.bluebunnybooks.com/

August 5 - Friday: 4:30-8:00 pm
(we're there for both sessions)
20th Annual Summer Book Signing
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Free 4:30-5:30 pm Children's Book SIgning
6:00-8:00 pm 20th Adult Signing
On the Green
Sharon, CT
www.hotchkisslibrary.org

August 20 - Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
11th Annual Children's Book Fair by the Sea
Rotunda at the Camden Public Library
Camden, Maine
www.librarycamden.org

September 24 - Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4th Annual Chappaqua Children's Book Festival 
Bell Middle School
Chappaqua, NY
http://www.ccbfestival.org/

October 8 - Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Warwick Children's Book Festival
Railroad Avenue
Warwick, NY
http://www.warwickchildrensbookfestival.org/about/


Book Signings/
School Visits 2015

April 12  - Sunday 
The 27th annual Literary Lights
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St., 
Boston MA
Contact: Vivian Spiro
VKSpiro@aol.com

April 16 - Thursday
School visit 
Hackley School
Tarrytown, NY

April 20, 21, 22   Monday-Wednesday
Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child
10th Anniversary
Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton
Contact: Margie Stern
mstern@delcolibraries.org
 
May 2  Saturday  10 am - 3 pm
Seventh Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival
215 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534
www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com
 
May 27 -  Wednesday  
SLJ's Day of Dialog
Fashion Institute of Technology Auditorium
227 West 27th St.
New York City
9:45 am - 10:30 am:
Panel: Books that Celebrate the Natural World
and the Environment

5:15-6:00 pm:
Book signing & closing reception

Contact: Donna Spurlock
dspurlock@charlesbridge.com

May 27 - Wednesday  2 - 3 pm 
Book Expo America
Javits Convention Center
New York City
In-booth book signing
Charlesbridge Booth #3246
Contact: Donna Spurlock
dspurlock@charlesbridge.com

July 31  - Friday,  Time TBA
19th Annual Summer Book Signing
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
10 Upper Main Street
Sharon, CT
Contact: Gretchen Hachmeister
gretchenlee@comcast.net

September 19 -  Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm
10th Anniversary
Princeton Children’s Book Festival 
65 Witherspoon St. 
Princeton, NJ
Contact: Allison Santos
asantos@princetonlibrary.org

September 26 -  Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm
Warwick Book Festival
Railroad Avenue
Warwick, NY
warbookfest@rcls.org

November 14 - Saturday   
24th Annual Connecticut Children's Book Fair
Presentation: 12:15 pm
Autographing: 12:45 -1:45 pm & 3:00 -4:00 pm
University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus
Rome Hall, South Campus Complex
http://www.bookfair.uconn.edu

November 21 - Saturday   3pm - 5 pm
Museum Open House
Reading and book signing
White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
(860) 567-0857
info@whitememorialcc.org

Book Signings/
School Visits 2014

January 25  Saturday - 9 am - 4 pm 
Gallery walk with Wendell and Florence 10:45-11:45
Book signing 12:45-1:30
True Stories: Non-fiction Children's Books in the Classroom
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/

Feb.  2  Sunday    2 pm - 4 pm
Panel Discussion: Connecticut Authors and Illustrators:
Why Children's Literature
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Ave.
New Britain, CT
http://www.nbmaa.org

February 15   Saturday   5 pm - 6 pm
Adult program: Abraham Lincoln Remembers
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/

February 26
Shepaug Valley Middle School
Washington, CT

March 3  
Goshen Middle School
50 North St.
Goshen, CT  

April 26   Saturday   1 pm - 4 pm 
Power point presentation & book signing
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/

May 3  Saturday  10 am - 3 pm
Sixth Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival
215 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534
www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

May 10th   Saturday   1 pm - 2:30 pm
Discussion and book signing
Mary Higgins Clark and Wendell will discuss their long-running friendship and their collaboration on “The Magical Christmas Horse” and “Ghost Ship.”
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/

May 16 - 18  Friday - Sunday
South Carolina Book Festival
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina
http://www.scbookfestival.org

May 27, 2014   Tuesday  6:30 p.m.
Gunn Memorial Library
Join us and respected cardiac surgeon Dr. Elefteriades, one of Men’s Health magazine’s ten best doctors in America, 
for a discussion and signing of his book "Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit"
in which he shares fascinating stories of his most memorable patients and cases, including Washington, CT's own
Wendell Minor. These are stories of courage, miracles, and bravery in the face of challenge, offering a thought-provoking 
and at times heart-wrenching study of the resilience of both the human body and spirit.
http://www.gunnlibrary.org/whatsup.html

June 7, 2014   Saturday 1:00 
Community Day
Book signing-Galapagos George and other titles
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
June 20-21    Friday-Saturday
Nantucket Book Festival
Nantucket, MA
nantucketbookfestival@gmail.com
508.919.6230

July 13   Sunday  1-3 pm
"Galapagos George" book signing
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY
http://www.booksofwonder.com/events.php

August 1  Friday  6-8 p.m.   
18th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Sharon, CT
More info to come about the many talented authors 
and illustrators who will be signing, at this site:
http://hotchkisslibrary.org/booksign2011.aspx

August 9    Saturday      3 - 5 pm
The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm
Exhibition opening and book signing
"Lincoln's Times" 
44 Upland Road, New Milford CT
http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/index.php?/gallery/#Lincoln

August 11  Monday  9-9:45 am
Martha's Vineyard Book Festival
Panel: Writing Children's Books & book signing
At the Grange Hall in West Tisbury
Complete schedule and author bios:
http://www.mvtimes.com/2014/07/25/islanders-write-2/

August 16 Saturday   1-4 pm
Discussion and book signing
"Edward Hopper Paints His World"
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org

September 20    Saturday   11am - 4 pm
Princeton Children's Book Festival
Princeton, NJ
http://www.princetonlibrary.org/find/kids/book-festival

September 27    Saturday
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
Chappaqua, New York
http://www.chappaquachildrensbookfestival.com

October 5   Sunday  1 - 3 pm
"Edward Hopper Paints His World" 
Book signing with author Robert Burleigh
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY
http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=269

October 7   Tuesday   7 pm
Southbury Public Library  
Discussion and book signing 
"Galapagos George"
100 Poverty Rd.
Southbury, Connecticut 
http://www.southburylibrary.org

October 12, 2014   Sunday 2:00 
Book signing - EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD and SEQUOIA
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com

November 7   Friday  7 pm
Discussion and book signing
Edward Hopper House
Nyack, NY
More information to come
http://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/

Exhibitions 2013 – 2014


Nov. 9, 2013 through May 26, 2014
"Wendell Minor's America"
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/

Exhibitions 2016

April 3 - Sunday   3:30 - 5:00 
Bruce Museum 
Opening reception (group exhibition)
"Wild Reading: Animals in Children's Book Art"
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
https://brucemuseum.org/

Exhibitions 2015

July 25 - Saturday,  2-4 pm
Opening reception
Minor at the Minor:
Wendell Minor's Art of the Book
through September 5th
Minor Memorial Library Gallery
23 South Street 
Roxbury, CT
Contact: Paula Lazeski
plazeski@earthlink.net
 
October 3 - Saturday  2:30-3:30 p.m.
"Wendell Minor’s America" exhibition
Gallery Walk
Schingoethe Museum in the Hill Welcome Center
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois
Contact: Meg Bero
mbero@aurora.edu

October 3 - Saturday   7:30 p.m.
David McCullough: Celebrating Arts & Ideas
Crimi Auditorium
Reservations Required
The Schingoethe Museum
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois
Contact: Meg Bero
mbero@aurora.edu

October 6 -  Tuesday   
Opening reception of Wendell Minor’s America   5pm - 7pm
Wendell Minor lecture: "Heartland Boy"   7:30 pm
The Schingoethe Museum
Exhibition dates Oct. 6 -  Dec. 11
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois
Contact: Meg Bero
mbero@aurora.edu

November 8 -  Sunday  4-6 pm
Opening reception 
26th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration
R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main St.
Northampton, MA
www.rmichelson.com

Book Signings/
School Visits 2013

April 10-12, 2013 - Wednesday-Friday
University of Southern Mississippi
The Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Speaker / Book signing
Hattiesburg, MS
Contact: Ellen.Ruffin@usm.edu
 
 
April 27, 2013 - Saturday  10 am - 4 pm
The Albany Children's Book Festival
Albany, New York
Contact: Ashley Breen: breena@albanyacademics.org
http://www.albanychildrensbookfestival.com
 
 
April 28, 2013 - Sunday 12 pm - 2 pm
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St. 
New York City
www.booksofwonder.com


May 4, 2013 - Saturday  10 am - 4 pm
Hudson Children's Book Festival
Hudson, New York
Contact: hcbf@hudsoncityschooldistrict.com
 
 
June 1, 2013 - Saturday  1:00 pm
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
 
 
June 3, 2013 - Monday,  6:00 pm
Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor
Washington Montessori School
via Hickory Stick Bookshop
240 Litchfield Turnpike, Washington, CT
** Reservations are required **
For details please visit:
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


August 2, 2013 - Friday  6 pm - 8 pm
17th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing
Hotchkiss Library
Sharon, CT
Contact: laurielisle@gmail.com
 
 
August 13, 2013 - Tuesday – POSTPONED
with Mary Higgins Clark
Yellow Umbrella Books
Chatham, MA
www.yellowumbrellabooks.net


September 14, 2013 - Saturday  12 noon - 2 pm
Bank Square Books
Mystic, CT
www.banksquarebooks.com


September 21, 2013 - Saturday  2 - 4 pm
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


September 28, 2013 - Saturday
11 am - 4 pm
The Warwick Children's Book Festival
Park Avenue School
Warwick, NY
warbookfest@rcls.org
 
 
October 5, 2013 - Saturday  11 am - 5 pm
The First Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
Robert E. Bell School
Chappaqua, NY
http://chappaquachildrensbookfestival.com


October 12, 2013 - Saturday  1 - 3 pm
Averill Farm
250 Calhoun Street
Washington Depot, CT
www.averillfarm.com
October 13, 2013 - Sunday  1:00
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York City
www.booksofwonder.com


November 23, 2013 - Saturday  1 - 4 pm
Trains! A Family Day Celebration
with Gordon Titcomb
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/


December 8, 2013 - Sunday 1 - 4 pm 
Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature
An Afternoon with Authors and Illustrators
Concord Museum
Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA
www.concordmuseum.org


December 13, 2013 - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Holiday in the Depot
Wendell will be signing his new book
"25 Years of Children's Book Art"
cataloging his exhibition at the 
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


December 23, 24, 26, 27, 28   1 - 4 pm 
(check the Museum site for dates that
Wendell be at the Museum)
Page Turners: Exploring the Art of the Picture Book
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
http://www.nrm.org/
Book Signings and School Visits 2012

January 19, 2012 - Thursday
Kendall College of Art and Design
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Feb. 16, 2012 - Thursday
Literacy Night
James Morris Elementary School
Morris, CT

April 5, 2012 - Thursday
"A Sense of Wonder"
Stories of Nature, Science & History:
A Conference for Teachers of Grades 3-8
& School Librarians
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Boston, MA 
To register, contact Sam Rubin (617)514-1650
or Liza Stearns (617) 201-7217
www.jfklibrary.org

April 10, 2012 
Guest speaker at
20th Art & Design Expo
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

April 21, 2012
Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30 am
A Celebration of  the Picture Book
The Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program
Panel: Creating Children's Picture Books
Whitney Humanities Center
Yale University
New Haven, CT
www.ebjchildcare.org

May 6, 2012
Sunday, 12 noon
Talking About Words and Pictures
The Eric Carle Museum of
Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA
http://www.carlemuseum.org

July 18, 2012  - Wednesday
Mazza Summer Institute
Mazza Museum
University of Findlay,
Findlay, OH
www.mazzamuseum.org

Oct. 20, 2012 - Saturday  
American Association of Women
The World of Children's Books
Power point lecture by Wendell and Florence,
and book signing
Norwich Inn
Norwich, Connecticut
Contact Kerry O'Keefe at 860-889-6252 
or mdokeefe@snet.net

October 27 - Saturday - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Book signing with Wendell Minor 
and Gordon Titcomb
"If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond"
"The Last Train"
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT  
www.hickorystickbookshop.com

November 4 - Sunday
**To be re-scheduled**
Group Book signing
"If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond"
Contact bookstore for a list of other great authors and
illustrators signing that day
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
info@Booksofwonder.com
www.booksofwonder.com

December 1 - Saturday  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Presentation and book signing
Watertown Library
470 Main St.
Watertown, CT
http://www.watertownlibrary.org/

December 2 - Sunday  1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Children's Book Festival
Meet a dozen renowned authors and illustrators.
Workshops, presentations and book signings
Ferguson Library
One Public Library Plaza     
Stamford CT 06904     
Contact: 203 351-8242
http://www.fergusonlibrary.org/

December 14 - Friday:  Holiday in the Depot
Book signing with Wendell & Florence Minor 
(we'll be there from 7:00-8:00)
"My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places
to Browse, Read and Shop" and other titles
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT  
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


Book Signings and School Visits 2011

March 12 - Saturday (noon-3pm)
Book signing: Night Flight
National Air & Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA
http://tinyurl.com/4mtxzya

March 19 - Saturday (noon - 2pm)
Book signing: Night Flight and My Farm Friends
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
www.booksofwonder.com

March 28 - School visit
T. Baldwin Elementary School 
Old Tappan, New Jersey

April 9 - Saturday (2:00 pm)
Book signing: Night Flight and My Farm Friends
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington, CT
http://www.hickorystickbookshop.com



April 15 - Friday (3:30 - 5:30pm)
Book signing: various titles
Library at West Aurora High School
Aurora, IL
Anderson's Bookshop 630-355-2665

April 27 - Wednesday (6:30-8:30pm)
Discussion and book signing 
Litchfield County Writers Project
UConn, Torrington, CT
http://lcwp.org/events.php

May 21 - Saturday (2:00)
Discussion and book signing
Connecticut Book Festival
University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus
http://ctbookfestival.org

June 15 - School visit
Birch Grove Elementary School
Tolland, CT

June 18 - Saturday - 12:00 noon to 3 pm
Book signing: Night Flight 
Smithsonian Nat'l Air & Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA
Smithsonian
June 25 - Saturday  2:00pm
American Library Association Conference
New Orleans, LA
Book signing@ Live Oak Media Booth #1145

June 26 - Sunday  10 am - 11 am
American Library Association Conference
New Orleans, LA
Book signing@ Simon & Schuster
Booth #1139-1140

July 9 - Saturday  1 pm
Book signing - Night Flight
Wenham Museum
Wenham, MA

July 9 - Saturday - Time TBA
Book signing - My Farm Friends & other titles
Wit & Whimsy Bookstore
Marblehead, MA
www.witandwhimsybooks.com

August 5 - Friday -6:00-8:00 pm
Book signing: various titles
Hotchkiss Public Library
Sharon, CT
http://www.hotchkisslibrary.org

September 25 - Sunday - Time TBA
Book signing: various titles
Celebrate Children's Book Day
Sunnyside, NY
bethvetare@gmail.com
 
 October 24 - Monday - Time TBA
Book signing - various titles
45th annual New York State Reading Assoc. conference
"Literacy Connections"
Hilton Rye Town
Rye Brook, NY
scott@merrittbooks.com
 
 November 12 - Saturday - Time-TBA
20th Annual Connecticut Children's Book Fair
Book signing - various titles
University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus
http://www.bookfair.uconn.edu

November 15 - Tuesday - 4:00 pm
Book signing with Mary Higgins Clark
"The Magical Christmas Horse"
Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ  
www.book-ends.com

November 27 - Sunday - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Exhibition Opening reception for 
"The Magical Christmas Horse"
Gunn Historical Museum
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 
http://www.gunnlibrary.org/museum.html

December 3 - Saturday - 2:00 pm
Book signing with Mary Higgins Clark
"The Magical Christmas Horse"
The Yellow Umbrella
501 Main St.
Chatham, MA   
http://yellowumbrellabooks.net/index.htm

December 4 - Sunday - 2:00 pm
Book signing with Mary Higgins Clark
"The Magical Christmas Horse"
Eight Cousins
189 Main St.
Falmouth, MA

December 10 - Saturday - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation and book signing with Mary Higgins Clark
"The Magical Christmas Horse"
The Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  
http://www.gunnlibrary.org/museum.html

December 10 - Saturday - 2:00 pm
Book signing with Mary Higgins Clark
"The Magical Christmas Horse"
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT  
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


Exhibitions

Exhibitions 2012 – 2013

Nov. 11, 2012 through January 15, 2013
Group exhibition
"23rd Annual Children's Illustration Exhibit"
R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 
www.rmichelson.com

Dec. 1, 2012 through Feb. 24, 2013
Let it Snow! Children's Book Art
The Bruce Museum
Greenwich, CT
More info to come
www.brucemuseum.org


January 13 - April 1, 2012
Winter Group Show
Behnke Doherty Gallery
Washington Depot, CT
www.behnkedoherty.com
http://www,facebook.com



Exhibitions 2010 – 2011

November 27, 2011  - January 22, 2012
"Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition""The Magical Christmas Horse"
Gunn Memorial Museum
5 Wykeham Rd.
Washington, CT 06793
http://www.gunnlibrary.org/museum.html


September 24 - December 31, 2011
"Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition"
Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha, Nebraska 
www.joslyn.org


September 25 - November 14, 2010  
Thirty First Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT
http://tinyurl.com/29239tu


Nov. 7, 2010 – January 1, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov. 7 from 4-6 pm
21st Annual Illustrator's Exhibit
R. Michelson Galleries
Northampton, MA
www.rmichelson.com


November 7, 2010 – January 30, 2011
"Fins and Feathers: Original Children's Book Illustrations
from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art"
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, NC
www.ncartmuseum.org 



Group Exhibitions 2007-2008

April 27 – July 8, 2007
“Children’s Illustrations from the Sanford B.D. Low
Illustration Collection”
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT


July 1, 2007 – Oct. 21, 2007
“Children Should be Seen: The Image of the Child
in American Picture Book Art”
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, NY


Nov. 9, 2007 – Feb. 3, 2008
Low Illustration Committee Members Show
New Britain Museum of American Art 
56 Lexington Street 
New Britain, CT


Nov. 15, 2007 – Mar. 9, 2008
“Children Should be Seen: The Image of the Child
in American Picture Book Art”
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA


Solo Exhibitions 2010

May 2010
“Wendell Minor: An American Narrative”
Dodd Research Center 
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Northeast Children's Literature Collection
For more information contact Jean Nelson
jean.nelson@uconn.edu or 860.486.6346



Solo Exhibitions 2007-2009

September 2, 2007 – January 5, 2008
“Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition”
Hudgens Center for the Arts
Duluth, GA

February 2, 2008 – April 13, 2008
“Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition”
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, WI

May 1, 2008 – July 27, 2008
“Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition”
Children’s Museum of Houston
Houston, TX

August 9, 2008 – October 18, 2008
“Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition”
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AK

September 2009
Sept. 12 - Dec. 12
"Wendell Minor: Reaching for the Moon"
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 
www.nbmaa.org


Book Signings and School Visits 2010


Feb 5 - Coulson Tough School 
The Woodlands, TX

Feb. 6 - Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

April 11 - Sunday  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Book signing for "Look to the Stars” by Buzz Aldrin
Air & Space Museum/Smithsonian
601 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC
For information:
202 357-1387


April 21 - University of CT
Waterbury, CT

April 23 - Hotchkiss School 
Kent, CT

May 15 - Saturday, 8:30 am 
Panel discussion + book signing
5th Anniversary of the "One Book 
Every Young Child" program
Carnagie Library of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

May 20 - University of CT
Storrs, CT

September 19 - Sunday (time TBA)
Book signing
"Celebrate Children's Book Day"
West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9
Tarrytown, NY
For information contact Beth Vetare Civitello
bethvetare@gmail.com

Oct. 2 - Saturday (noon-3:30pm)
Launch and book signing for
"The Last Train"  with
Gordon and Wendell
ESSEX STEAM TRAIN
Essex, CT
www.essexsteamtrain.com

Oct. 16 - Saturday (1:00 - 3:00pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb
"The Last Train"
TITCOMB'S Book Shop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA
www.titcombsbookshop.com




Oct. 23 - Saturday (noon - 2:00pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb
"The Last Train"
Borders
Southbury, CT
203.262.9419

Oct. 30 - Saturday (10:00 - 11:00 am)
BookFest @ Bank Street
100th Birthday Celebration of 
Margaret Wise Brown
Leonard Marcus, children's literature expert, critic, and author, 
will lead a panel discussion, including Wendell Minor
610 West 112th St., NYC
http://www.bankstreet.edu/library/BookFestSchedule.html

Nov. 7 - Sunday (4:00 - 6:00 pm)
Opening Reception:
21st Annual Illustrator's Exhibit
and Book Signing
R. Michelson Galleries
Northampton, MA
www.rmichelson.com

Nov. 8 - Monday (6:00pm)
Talk and book signing with Gordon Titcomb "The Last Train"
Southbury Public Library
Southbury, CT
Contact: Shirley Thorson: sthorson@biblio.org
http://www.biblio.org/Southbury/
 
 Nov. 20 - Saturday (noon - 2:00pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb "The Last Train"
Curious George & Friends
1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 
617 498-0062
Contact:   Michelle Corliss
www.curiousg.com

Nov. 21 - Sunday (1:00 - 3:00pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb "The Last Train"
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
Contact:   Peter Glassman
www.booksofwonder.com

Nov. 27 - Saturday (2:00 - 4:00 pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb "The Last Train"
The Mansion on O Street
2020 O St N.W.
Washington, D.C.
On-line reservations are required..
http://www.ostreetmuseumfoundation.org/museum/sro

Dec. 4 - Saturday (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb
"The Last Train"
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA
http://tinyurl.com/2vejh7j

Dec. 11 - Saturday (3:00pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb
"The Last Train"
HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP
2 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com

Dec. 18 - Saturday (4:30 pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb
"The Last Train"
RJ Julia
Madison, CT
www.rjjulia.com

Dec. 19 - Sunday(1:30 - 7:00 pm)
Book signing with Gordon Titcomb "The Last Train"
ESSEX STEAM TRAIN
Essex, CT
Contact: Susan Dee
www.essexsteamtrain.com
Book Signings and School Visits 2009


February 7 - Saturday  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Book signing
"Abraham Lincoln Comes Home"
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
For information:
(212) 989-3270
store@booksofwonder.com
www.booksofwonder.com


February 12 - Thursday
Lincoln Bicentennial Authors Event
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
500 East Madison Street
Springfield, IL 62701
For information contact Ian Hunt: 
(217) 558-8892 / ihunt@alpm.org
www.alplm.org


February 16 - Monday 10:00 a.m.
Book signing
Florence and Wendell Minor's
"If You Were a Penguin" and
"Abraham Lincoln Comes Home"
R.J.Julia Booksellers
Madison, CT
For information contact: Meghan Ownbey
(203) 245-3959
mownbey@rjjulia.com


March 11 - Wednesday 
School visit
John Shields Elementary  School
Sugar Grove, IL


March 12-13  Thursday-Friday
Children's Literature Conference
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
For information contact: Marti Jernberg
(815) 753-3005
mjernber@niu.edu


March 17  Tuesday
JFK Library Teachers' Conference
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
and Museum
Boston, MA
For information contact:
Samuel Rubin
(617) 514-1650
sam.rubin@nara.gov

March 31st  Tuesday
Harrisburg, PA
Kick-off for the Pennsylvania "One Book, Every Young Child" 
tour with "If You Were a Penguin"
For information about the tour: http://www.paonebook.org


April 25th - Saturday  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Book signing
"If You Were a Penguin"
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
Please join us and these other terrific authors and artists:
Jules Feiffer, Kate Feiffer, Diane Goode, Michael Rosen,
and Dan Yaccarino
For information:
(212) 989-3270
store@booksofwonder.com
www.booksofwonder.com



July 18th - Saturday  1:00 - 4:00 pm
Book signing
"Look to the Stars"
Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
www.cradleofaviation.org
516-572-4038


July 31st - Friday evening
Book signing
"If You Were a Penguin" and
"Look to the Stars"
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
10 Upper Main St., 
Sharon CT 06069
www.hotchkisslibrary.org
860-364-5041


September 3 – Thursday, 5:30 pm
Opening reception for the exhibition
“Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition”
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art + Design
Sarasota, FL
www.ringling.edu/selbygallery


September 12 – Saturday,  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Book signing with astronaut Buzz Aldrin
“Look to the Stars”
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
www.booksofwonder.com


September 20 – Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Opening reception for the exhibition
"Wendell Minor: Reaching for the Moon"
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
www.nbmaa.org


September 27 - Sunday (time TBA)
Book signing
"Celebrate Children's Book Day"
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
Sunnyside, NY
For information contact Beth Vetare Civitello
bethvetare@gmail.com


October 3 – Saturday,  12:00 - 2:00 pm
OCTOBER BOOK BONANZA Book signing 
with 9 great children's book authors and artists,
among them - Wendell, Loren Long, Jerry Pinkney 
and Genady Spirin to name a few!
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
www.booksofwonder.com


October 18 – Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Halloween event and book signing
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
www.nbmaa.org


October 22 - Thursday  11:00 a.m.
Book signing with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
"Look to the Stars"
Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
www.cradleofaviation.org
516-572-4038


October 24 – Saturday morning
Presentation and book signing
“Black, White & Read All Over”
Carnagie Library
Pittsburgh, PA
www.pittsburghlectures.org


November 7 – Saturday,  2:00 pm
Book signing
 "Look to the Stars"
"The Last Polar Bear" and
"If You Were a Penguin"
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
860 868-0525
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


November 8 – Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Artist Reception
20th Annual Illustrator's Exhibit
Meet over 50 premier Picture Book Illustrators & Authors
R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street
Northampton, MA 
413-586-3964
www.RMichelson.com


November 14 – Saturday, Time TBA
Book signing
UConn Book Fair
18th Annual Connecticut Children's Book Fair
University of Connecticut, Storrs
www.bookfair.uconn.edu


November 21 – Saturday, Time TBA
Book signing
Elm Street Books
35 Elm Street
New Canaan
www.elmstreetbooks.com


November 22 – Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Space Day event and book signing
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
www.nbmaa.org


December 2 – Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Presentation and Book signing
Southbury Public Library
Southbury, CT
www.southburylibrary.org


December 3 – Thursday,  6:00-8:00 pm
Group book signing for the book
“Everything I Know I Learned from a Children's Book”
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York City
www.booksofwonder.com


December 13 – Sunday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Community Day (free admittance) and
Book signing on the final day of the
"Reaching for the Moon" exhibit
New Britain Museum of American Art
www.nbmaa.org
Book Signings and School Visits 2008


February 2-3  Saturday & Sunday
Presentations and book signings
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art
Wausau, WI
For information please contact Erin Narloch
enarloch@lywam.org


April 4
School visit
Walkill Sr. High School
Walkill, NY


April 10
School visit
Hindley School
Darien, CT


April 12    Saturday, 2-4 pm
Book signing
“The Wolves Are Back”
Smithsonian-Natural History Museum
Washington, DC
For information contact Joyce Burns
burnsjm@si.edu


April 15 Tuesday
Book signing
Kids Ink
Indianapolis, IN
For information contact Shirley Mullin
kidsink@indy.net


April 16  Wednesday
School visit
Park Tudor School
Indianapolis, IN


April 19 - Saturday 1:00 pm
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back”
with author Jean Craighead George
From 11:00-12 noon, come meet
ATKA, the Ambassador Wolf
Borders Bookstore
Mt. Kisco, NY
For information (914) 241-8387
For additional information contact
the Wolf Conservation Center
www.nywolf.org
(914) 763-2373


*This event re-scheduled for May 31*
April 26 - Saturday 12:00 noon
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back”
The Bookworm
West Hartford, CT
For information (860) 233-2653


April 27 - Sunday 1:00
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back”
RJ Julia
Madison, CT
For information (203) 245-3959
www.rjjulia.com


April 28
School visit
Kent Center School
Kent, CT


April 30
School visit
Shepaug Valley Middle School
Washington, CT





May 3 - Saturday 2:00 – 3:30
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back”
with author Jean Craighead George
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington, CT
For information (860) 868-0525
www.hickorystickbookshop.com


May 10 - Saturday 3:00
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back”
Merritt Books
Millbrook, NY
For information (845) 677-5857
www.merrittbooks.com


May 28
School visit
Driggs School
Waterbury, CT


May 30
School visit
Aldrich School
Howell, NJ


May 31 - Saturday 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back”
The Bookworm
West Hartford, CT
For information (860) 233-2653

June 14 - Saturday 11:00 am
Presentations and book signing
Plainville Public Library
Plainville, CT
For information contact Mary Engels
MEngels@cslib.or


June 23 - Wednesday 3:00 pm
Presentation and book signing
Wilton Public Library
Wilton, CT
For information contact Laura Schwemm
lschwemm@wiltonlibrary.org



July 18 - Friday
Presentations and book signing
Books for Young Readers Conference
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
For information contact Susan Overstreet
Susan.Overstreet@byu.edu


July 26 - Saturday
Presentation and book signing
“Exploring Our Blue Earth”
Outdoor Festival
New London, CT
For information contact Paige Bacon
860 536-3795
paige.banksquarebooks@gmail.com


August 1 - Friday 5:30 – 8 pm
Book signing "The Wolves Are Back" and other books
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Sharon, CT
More information to come


August 9 - Saturday
Presentation and book signings
Bentonville Public Library
Bentonville, AR
For information contact Sue Pekel
spekel@bentonvillear.com
(479) 271-6816



September 20 - Saturday
Presentations and book signings
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR
For information contact Lynn Berkowitz
lynn.berkowitz@crystalbridges.org
(479) 418-5707

eptember 28 - Sunday (time TBA)
Book signing
"Celebrate Children's Book Day"
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
Tarrytown, New York
Sunnyside, NY
For information contact Beth Vetare Civitello
bethvetare@gmail.com
(914) 494-6992


October 3
School visit
Powhatan School
Boyce, VA


Oct. 28 - Tuesday
Book signing "Abraham Lincoln Comes Home"
and others
Montessori School
Washington, CT


Nov. 15 - Saturday, 2-5 pm
Holiday Book signing
"Sip & Sign"
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
26 Wing Road
Millbrook, NY
www.millbrookwine.com
For information: 
Joanne Michaels
jmichaels2@hvc.rr.com
(845) 679-5719


Nov. 16 - Sunday, 4-6 pm
19th Annual Children's Illustration Show
Opening reception
R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street
Northampton, MA
(413) 586-3964
www.RMichelson.com


Nov. 18 - Tuesday evening, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Book signing "Abraham Lincoln Comes Home"
and "Christmas Tree"
National Press Club
Washington, DC
www.press.org
For information: Carole Sargent
cs432@georgetown.edu


December 20 - Saturday 2:00 pm
Book signing
Florence and Wendell Minor's
"If You Were a Penguin"
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington, CT
For information: (860) 868-0525
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
Book Signings and School Visits 2007

December 6 – Thursday  3:30 pm
The Women’s Forum
Litchfield, CT


December 2
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA


November 17
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA


November 16
"Ghost Ship" book signing
with Mary Higgins Clark
NCTE
New York City


November 10-11
Mazza Museum
Findlay, OH


October 20 - Saturday
Books of Wonder
New York, NY


September 23 - Sunday
The 10th Annual “Celebrate Children’s Book Day”
Tarrytown, New York


September 9 - Sunday 3:30 pm
Katonah Museum
Katonah, NY


July 6
with author Mary Higgins Clark
"Ghost Ship"
Yellow Umbrella Books
Chatham, MA


July 5
with author Mary Higgins Clark
"Ghost Ship"
Eight Cousins
Falmouth, MA


June 6 - Wednesday 6:30 pm
with author Mary Higgins Clark
"Ghost Ship"
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
April 24 - Tuesday, 10:30 am
with author Mary Higgins Clark
"Ghost Ship"
Barnes & Noble
Huntington Station, NY


April 19
Signed copies of "Ghost Ship"
by
Mary Higgins Clark
and Wendell Minor
will be available at
BOOKENDS
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


April 15
with author Mary Higgins Clark
"Ghost Ship"
Books of Wonder
New York City


March 25
Barnes & Noble
Danbury, CT


March 24
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT


March 17
Books of Wonder
New York City

Wendell Received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Connecticut



Wendell received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Connecticut. The honor was presented by President Michael J. Hogan



Wendell delivers his address to the 2010 UConn graduating Class of Arts and Sciences on May 9th.   Photo by © Lauren Cunningham



Wendell's exhibition at The Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut



Events 2006

Memorial Day Weekend book signing at
historic Cogswell Tavern in New Preston, Conneticut


May 7 - Slide Presentation/book signing
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA


May 13 - Book signing
Books of Wonder
New York City


May 27-29th Connecticut events:
Exhibition of "Yankee Doodle America"art and book signing
Bryan Memorial Town Hall


Sunday, May 28 "Yankee Doodle America" book signing
Cogswell Tavern


Monday, May 29
Exhibition of "Yankee Doodle America"art and booksigning
Bryan Memorial Town Hall


August 4th - Book signing
"Yankee Doodle America" "Luck" and others
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon


September 7th - Presentation/Book signing/Exhibition
Southbury Public Library


September 10th
- Book signing
Celebrate Children's Book Day
Sunnyside, NY


Sept. 21 and 22 - Slide Presentation/book signing
Santa Fe Trail Children’s Literature Festival
Sterling, KS


November 1 and 2 - Slide Presentation/book signing
Capital Area District Library
Lansing, MI


November 11th - Book signing
University of Connecticut Book Fair
Storrs, CT


Solo Exhibitions – 2006

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE Abilene, TX

SOUTHBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Paintings from the book "Yankee Doodle America"
Southbury, CT


Group Exhibitions – 2006

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Washington, DC
"This is Where I Live"


About "Yankee Doodle America"
From Publishers Weekly Bookshelf:

Acclaimed artist Wendell Minor has provided the illustrations for a number of children's books that illuminate the history of this country, including Katharine Lee Bates's America the Beautiful, Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner and Reaching for the Moon by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Now, in Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1776, he takes a solo journey back to the American past, examining the period leading up to, during and immediately following the Revolution. Due next month from Putnam with a 45,000-copy first printing, this alphabetical roundup of people, places and events pivotal to the era has an intriguing period look, as it is illustrated with replicas of the hand painted wooden signs that welcomed colonists to taverns and inns that served as the hubs of their social and political lives.

There were several sources of inspiration for Minor's project. What the author calls "perhaps the initial germ of this book" was a painting on wood that he created for the cover of a book published in the Revolution's bicentennial year, Patrick Henry: Firebrand of the Revolution by Nardi Reeder Campion. "When I now look at that painting, I realize that it could very easily be part of Yankee Doodle America," he says. "Sometimes things take a long time to happen—in this case it was only 30 years!"

Two more recent books for which he created cover art—David McCullough's John Adams and 1776—also fueled his interest in the Revolutionary era. "I've always found this period fascinating and I thought I knew quite a bit about it," he says. "But when I read 1776 and started to do my own investigating, I realized that there was a lot I didn't know. David and I have talked over the years about the importance of educating children about the founding of this country. I was very interested in finding out exactly what books existed for young readers on the subject."

After Minor decided to tackle the topic in his own book, another interest of his—the alphabet book genre—helped him select his format. "I have always been fascinated by this particular mode for expressing an idea," he comments. "I think that every illustrator should try a book in the ABC genre at least once. I thought maybe I could do something unique with this format."

And he did. Perhaps what makes his tour of Revolution-era highlights unique is its art, which was inspired by an exhibition Minor viewed at the Connecticut Historical Society. This organization, he observes, "has the largest collection of early inn and tavern signs in the country. The signs not only marked the beginnings of an art form, but they were also the first source of income for American artists, artists like Edward Hicks and Benjamin West. Artists would paint these signs, perhaps for room and board, perhaps for a few dollars. Most early inns and taverns were regular homes and were unmarked as public houses except for these signboards. The more successful the inn, the more elaborate the sign. They ranged from those with very simple graphics to more detailed designs, often depicting a famous individual or event."

From Slabs of Wood to Printed Page

Minor was thrilled when John Reichling, whom he describes as "a very talented woodworker and craftsman," agreed to create the wooden signboards that would serve as canvas for the book's art. Minor sent him two drawings of pattern prototypes—one of the simple and one of the more elaborate historical design—and Reichling had a year to fashion 28 signs, one for each alphabet letter, one for the book's cover and one, says Minor wryly, "just in case."

To create each of the more elaborate signboards, Minor points out, Reichling used more than 20 small pieces of wood. Once the signs arrived in Minor's studio, his painstaking task began. "Each board had to be primed, after which I proceeded to take my drawings and transfer them onto the boards in acrylic paint," he recalls. "I did the lettering and antiquing by hand, which was quite a laborious process."

To ensure an authentic look, Minor used a razor blade and fine brushes to give the tavern signs their weathered, vintage feel. He notes, "Thereare some craft solutions you can apply to get that cracked surface, but that would have made the signs too uniform."

In creating the sign's images, Minor was equally committed to keeping true to history. "I have always been interested in American folk art," he says. "It has a quality of innocence and honesty that is so indicative of these earlier times. I put myself in the mind of an 18th-century itinerant artist and pretended to move from town to town. As a result, creating each of these signs was a very different experience."

And Minor hopes that his journey will encourage readers to appreciate the remarkable individuals and milestones spotlighted in these pages. "The freedom that we enjoy today in this country is nothing short of a miracle," he says. "It's important to remember that this resulted from the beliefs of a few leaders and the efforts of a few thousand soldiers who were the core of the continental army and stuck with it all the way. It's remarkable when you consider that only one-third of the colonists were for independence—one-third of them were ambivalent and the rest were loyalists. Too many of us take our freedoms for granted and I firmly believe we have to be constantly reminded about how lucky we are to live in this country."

Reaction from the Field

Based on early response from retailers, Yankee Doodle America successfully delivers this message. With her store planted firmly on patriotic and historic soil, Sarah Gunn, owner of The Toymaker of Williamsburg in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., has high hopes for the book. In her words, "The illustrations are wonderful, bright and traditional, and here in Williamsburg that is just the spirit we want to convey. At the end of the day we are trying to encourage children to recognize and understand where our country started and how we got our freedom and this book does just that."

Gunn, who has placed a sizable order for Yankee Doodle America and fully expects she'll need to reorder, considers Minor's book an ideal parent, grandparent and gift buy. "I see this as a book that parents will give their children, who will then likely pass it on to their children. This is definitely a keeper."

"I personally look forward to selling this book," says Dinah Paul, owner of A Likely Story in Alexandria, Va. "Wendell Minor's art always connects with his audience, and here he effectively brings the story of the Revolution down to the elementary level. With this text and these pictures, kids are really going to see the Revolution in a whole new light."

Paul says that when she showed the book to her staff, which includes several teachers, their reaction was so positive that she immediately called the publisher to increase the size of her initial order. Located just 10 minutes from Mount Vernon, A Likely Story boasts a prime location for selling books on this historical era, Paul reports, especially those about George Washington, who obviously plays a key role in Yankee Doodle America. "We'll probably do a window display around the book," she comments. "It's coming out at the perfect time for displaying patriotic-themed books, since that will be the beginning of high tourist season."

Minor has heartfelt words of gratitude to David McCullough (who offers an enthusiastic endorsement of Yankee Doodle America on its cover) for the historian's work. "I hold him in such high regard," says Minor. "He has brought so many people to American history who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to learn about it." When praised for doing much the same, Minor demurely responds, "Well, I hope so. I know that I am very much committed to it and I do have several other projects in the works that carry on this theme."

That's flag-waving worthy news for young history buffs, their parents and teachers—and of course for booksellers.


Reaching for the Moon
by Buzz Aldrin.

Wendell illustrates the story of Buzz's life.

Buy This Book

To visit Buzz Aldrin.com please click on the image at left.






July 4
Bill Diehl, ABC Radio, interviews Wendell
(Click on controller for sound clip)


Events 2005


March 17 and 18 - 2005 Forum on Children and Literature
Keynote Speaker
UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE
Orem, Utah


April 27 -
School/Slide Presentations
Wickford Middle School
North Kingstown, Rhode Island


May 2 - Panelist: Visually Portraying a Hero Without a Camera
INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION 50th Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas


May 26 - Book Signing/Exhibition
Book Signing with astronaut/author Buzz Aldrin
"Reaching For the Moon"
BOOKS OF WONDER
New York, New York


May 27
- Book Signing
Book Signing with astronaut/author Buzz Aldrin
"Reaching For the Moon"
BARNES & NOBLE
Bethesda, MD


May 28
- Reading/Book Signing
Book Signing with astronaut/author Buzz Aldrin
"Reaching For the Moon"
Gallery 104 - West End
NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
National Mall
Washington, DC


June 18
- Book Signing
THE HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP
Washington Depot, CT


August 12 - Book Signing
Book Signing with astronaut/author Buzz Aldrin
BARNES & NOBLE
Paramus, NJ


September 21 - Wednesday
Book Signing with astronaut/author Buzz Aldrin
Olsson's Bookstore
Arlington, VA


September 24 - Presentation and Book Signing
with astronaut/author Buzz Aldrin
"Reaching For the Moon"
National Book Festival
The National Mall
Washington, DC


November 10 - Book Signing/Exhibition
Grand Opening of Elizabeth Stone Gallery
Alexandria, VA


November 12 - Saturday Book Signing
University of Connecticut
Children’s Book Fair
Storrs, Connecticut


November 17 Book Signing
The National Press Club
Washington, DC


December 9 - Friday Book Signing
Holiday in the Depot”
THE HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP
Washington Depot, CT


December 10 Holiday Book Signing
BOOKS OF WONDER
New York, New York


December 12 - Book Signing
BOOKS, BYTES & BEYOND
Glen Rock, New Jersey


Solo Exhibitions – 2005


BOOKS OF WONDER
New York, New York
"Reaching For the Moon"
Original art and prints from the book by Buzz Aldrin


THE SILO
New Milford, Connecticut
"Wendell Minor’s America"
Original art created for publishing, and personal landscapes


Events 2004


Midland Center for the Arts
Midland, Michigan

Exhibition: "Wendell Minor's America the Beautiful:
Celebrating 15 Years of Picture Book Art"


May 7 - Slide Presentations/book signings
Delta College
University Center, Michigan


May 23 - Slide Presentation/talk/book signing/art exhibit
Pequot Library
Southport, Connecticut


May 29 - Book signing
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, Connecticut


July 28 - Slide Presentation/talk/book signings
Mazza Summer Institute


August 6 - Book signing
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Sharon, Connecticut


September 11 - Presentation, Book signing, Panel Discussion
Midwest Literary Festival
Aurora, Illinois


September 26 - Book signing
The 7th Annual “Celebrate Children’s Book Day”
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
Tarrytown, New York





Photos by Katie King


October 30 - Slide Presentation/book signings
Keene State College
Children's Literature Festival
Keene, NH


November 20 Book signing with Newbery-Award winning author
Jean Craighead George

The Second Story Bookshop
Chappaqua, New York


Events 2003


National Book Festival - Washington DC – 2003




At the National Book Festival with authors Pat Conroy and Cassandra King



At the National Book Festival with illustrator/author Eric Rohmann, and authors Stephen L. Carter and Wally Lamb


At the National Book Festival with ABC News correspondent/author Lynn Sherr


Speaking at the National Book Festival



Publishing party for "America the Beautiful" – 2003



Left to right, President of Putnam's Children's Division, Doug Whiteman, author Jean Craighead George, Wendell Minor, Debra and Stone Phillips of "Dateline NBC" and Florence Minor.


Solo Exhibitions – 2004


Midland Center for the Arts
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art
Midland, Michigan

"Wendell Minor's America the Beautiful:
Celebrating 15 Years of Picture Book Art"


Mazza Museum
Findlay, OH

"Wendell Minor's America the Beautiful:
Celebrating 15 Years of Picture Book Art"


Group Exhibitions – 2004


The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
Mystic, Connecticut

"Illustrating the Sea"