Current News and Events

Book Signings/
School Visits 2017

March 18   Saturday   2:00 pm
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" and other titles
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Depot, CT
www.hickorystickbookshop.com

April 6 & 7  Thursday & Friday  
Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
The University of Southern Mississippi
Presentations, book signings, closing reception
https://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival/tentative-2017-schedule-concurrent-sessions

April 15   Saturday   2:00 pm
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
The Blue Bunny
Dedham, MA
http://www.bluebunnybooks.com/

May 6    Saturday   10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
and "Willa Cather" + other titles
Hudson Children's Book Festival
Hudson, New York
http://hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com/authors-illustrators/

May 13   Saturday   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
and "The Seashore Book"
Books of Wonder
New York City
http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=714

May 20    Saturday   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book signing "The Seashore Book" 
and "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
Bank Square Books
Mystic, CT
http://www.banksquarebooks.com/about-bank-square-books

June 3    Saturday   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book signing "The Seashore Book" 
and "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
Byrd's Books
Bethel, CT
http://byrdsbooks.com/

June 30    Friday   Time TBA
Book signing "The Seashore Book" 
and "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
RJ Julia
Madison, CT
http://www.rjjulia.com/

August 19    Saturday    Details to come
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
and "The Seashore Book" + other titles
Book Fair by the Sea
Camden Public Library
Camden, ME

October 7    Saturday   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
"The Seashore Book" and other titles
Warwick Children's Book Festival
Warwick, NY
http://www.warwickchildrensbookfestival.org/

October 14    Saturday   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book signing "How To Be a Bigger Bunny" 
"The Seashore Book" and other titles
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
Chappaqua, NY
http://www.ccbfestival.org/

Exhibitions 2017

March 1 - May 15
Wendell Minor's America: 25 Years of Children's Book Art
The University of Southern Mississippi/Oddfellows Gallery
http://www.lib.usm.edu/wendellminor

November 19  Sunday, Opening reception, Time TBA
15th Anniversary Exhibition 
Treasures From the Collection
Art from How To Be a Bigger Bunny will be featured
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA
http://www.carlemuseum.org/
Awards / Honors

Cook Prize        

Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year

Featured on PBS –TV’s The Reading Rainbow         

California Library Association John and Patricia Beatty Award

Pennsylvania’s One Book Every Young Child Selection

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Outstanding Science Trade Books List

Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts

International Reading Association’s list of “Teachers’ Choices

John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers

National Green Earth Book Award

ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award

Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children, 1995

Junior Library Guild Main selection

Illinois Reads selection

Nerdy Book Club Award for Poetry

Indie Next pick for Kid’s Next Summer 2013.                          

ALA Notable

Monarch Award

NY Times Best Seller                                                                       

Parents’ Choice Award

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children

                                   

From the Pennsylvania"One Book, Every Young Child" tour
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Bicentennial Celebration


With Elvis the Penguin © Marc Soracco Photography Inc. 2009




Wendell and scale model of the Lincoln funeral train



Wendell and author Robert Burleigh with "the Lincolns"



Wendell's view at the Bicentennial Dinner
"Grand Canyon" book presented in Arizona



Governor Napolitano present's Wendell's Grand Canyon book to thefirst 4th grade class in Arizona. 93,000 copies will be distributed to every 4th grader in the state. See Breaking News heading for more details.




Arizona 4th graders with the first distributed copies of "Grand Canyon: Exploring a Natural Wonder."