Thursday, April 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive
Sophie Blackall won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for her tender illustrations in "Finding Winnie." Sophie will tell the story of her role in the book, from her child-hood obsession with Winnie the Pooh to her research at the London Zoo. All ages are invited. Her book will be available for purchase and signing after the event.
Blackall has illustrated over 30 books for children, including the New York Times best-selling series, "Ivy and Bean." Originally from Australia, she lives in New York and shares a studio in an old garment factory in Brooklyn with four other illustrators and teetering piles of books. Call 882-0714.