Current News and Events

Events 2023

January 14 Saturday, 5 -7 pm
Sharon Historical Society and Museum
Group Exhibition
Sharon, Connecticut

May 6 Saturday, Details TBA
Hudson Children's Book Festival
Hudson, New York

September 30 Saturday, Details TBA
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
Chappaqua, New York

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

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

August 5 Friday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
25th Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing
10 Upper Main St., Sharon CT 06069

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

October 15 Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
Location: Chappaqua Train Station
108 Allen Pl, Chappaqua, NY

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."