Current News and Events

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

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

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

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

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

September 24 - Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4th Annual Chappaqua Children's Book Festival 
Bell Middle School
Chappaqua, NY

October 8 - Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Warwick Children's Book Festival
Railroad Avenue
Warwick, NY

Book Signings/
School Visits 2015

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

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
May 2  Saturday  10 am - 3 pm
Seventh Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival
215 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534
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

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

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

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

September 26 -  Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm
Warwick Book Festival
Railroad Avenue
Warwick, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."