Wendell Minor is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators. He travels throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location, and immerse himself in the subject at hand.
The Norman Rockwell Museum is celebrating the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his many cover illustrations and 25th anniversary illustrating children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Wendell Minor’s America is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.
The exhibit traces the Minor’s artistic journey through original artwork, artifacts, and references from his expansive visual chronicles, as well as commentary about his collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians.
Boynton tapped stars including Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, and Linda Eder to perform her original songs.
Calling Sandra Boynton “accomplished” is an understatement. She’s a writer, illustrator, humorist, songwriter, producer, and director who’s put out more than 50 books. She goes in many directions in her work and with Frog Trouble, the compass pointed to Nashville.
Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks list.
List: Norman Mailer: A Double Life by J. Michael Lennon Book of Ages: The Life and Opinion of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Cambell True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp by Kathi Apelt Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Faconi, illustrated by Wendy Hollander Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York edited by Sari Botton The Orphanmaster by Jeanne Zimmerman Down in The Chapel: Religous Life in an American Prison by Joshua Dubler Led Zepplin: The Oral History of The World's Greatest Rock Band by Barney Hoskyns
Today’s children are glued not only to the television set, but to tablets, computers, and other electronic devices. Millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers and to improve their language skills.
There is an updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook that discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation.
Seriously Silly: a Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems marks 10 years of the artist creating picture books. The show, at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, surveys the full range of his prolific output from the award-winning Knuffle Bunny series to Elephant and Piggie.
Mo began his career as a writer and animator for television, garnering six Emmy Awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon's The Off-Beats, Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City and head-writing Codename: Kids Next Door.
Often called “the Dr. Seuss of his generation,” Mo is among the most popular book author / illustrators of all time. He is a New York Times #1 Best Selling author and illustrator, and his work has garnered 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Theodor (Seuss) Geisel Medals, 2 Carnegie Medals, and a Geisel Honor.