Current News and Events

Events 2022

April 23 Saturday, 2 –3 pm
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
BERL 10th Anniversary Lecture
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Wendell Minor’s presentation, A “Minor” Retrospective, reflects on his five decades in the publishing world.
A reception and book signing will follow.

April 30 Saturday, 2 pm
Independent Bookstore Day
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, CT
860 868-0525
books@hickorystickbookshop.com

Wendell and Florence will sign their newest book “Smitten with Kittens” as well as a number of recent titles

August 5 Friday evening 5:30 or 6 pm (start time TBD)
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
25th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing
10 Upper Main St., Sharon CT 06069
860-364-5041
ghachmeister@hotchkisslibrary.org

October 8 Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Warwick Children’s Book Festival
Stanley-Deming Park at the intersection
of South St. and Parkway Warwick, NY
845-986-1047
www.warwickchildrensbookfestival.org

October 15 Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
Location: Chappaqua Train Station
108 Allen Pl, Chappaqua, NY
914.263.5566
chappbook@yahoo.com
https://ccbfestival.org/

Events 2021

September 27, 2021 Monday 7:00pm – 8:00pm
VIRTUAL book talk
PRINT: A Bookstore
Wendell Minor and Robert Burleigh will discuss “Breaking Waves: Winslow Homer Paints the Sea”
https://www.printbookstore.com/book/9780823447022

October 2, 2021 Saturday 10am – 4pm
The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Rain or shine
Location: Chappaqua Train Station Chappaqua, NY
Contact chappbook@yahoo.com 914.263.5566
**NOTE: MASK WEARING is required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status

November 6, 2021
POSTPONED
Until April 2022
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art BERL 10th Anniversary Lecture
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Wendell Minor’s presentation, A “Minor” Retrospective, reflects on his five decades in the publishing world.
A reception and book signing will follow.


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."