- June 13, 2013
- "One Cool Friend" at Dollywood
David Small and Toni Buzzeo will be in Dollywood June 13 and 14 to attend stage performances of their Caldecott winning book, "One Cool Friend." Earlier this year, "One Cool Friend" was selected for inclusion in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
- June 28, 2013
- Caldecott Awards Ceremony in Chicago
David Small will receive his second Caldecott Honor award at a dinner for 2013 Caldecott and Newbery winners on June 28.
- October 25, 2013
- Michigan College English Association Conference (MCEAC)
David Small and Sarah Stewart will be luncheon keynote speakers at the MCEAC on Friday, October 25.
- November 22, 2013
- Michigan Association for Media Education Conference (MAME)
David Small and Sarah Stewart will be the keynote speakers at the MAME Conference on Friday, November 22.
Small Talks: Illustrated lectures for children of all ages
David Small tackles the universals — greed, evil, folly, peace and understanding in a cleareyed, puckish celebration of personal integrity, eccentricity, even barminess ... playfully wise, his stories should stimulate lively discussion between parents and children.
- Emily Arnold McCully, New York Times Book Review
Since 1982 when his first picture book, Eulalie and the Hopping Head, was published Caldecott Award-winning illustrator and author David Small has been making public presentations and school visits. He has spoken to audiences as large as 2,000 and as small as 25.
Although he lectures solo when discussing the art of illustration and picture book making, his illustrated lectures at schools, museums and libraries are usually given with his wife, the children’s author, Sarah Stewart. While Mr. Small draws, Ms. Stewart talks or reads a story. Together they cover a host of topics important to their audiences. They may share tales from their childhood, explain why reading and art are important in their lives, demonstrate how they turn ideas into stories, suggest ways to stimulate young imaginations, or discuss how they collaborate in the making of their award-winning picture books. Sometimes Mr. Small even reveals why he keeps his television set in the closet.
David Small is available for visits to libraries, schools, college classes and conferences. For more information on specific programs/presentations or to arrange a visit, contact (links with contact information). Whatever his topic Mr. Small’s illustrated lectures are always lively, entertaining and insightful.
For booking information please contact Ann Paulson.