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A learning and sharing community for
DC-area children’s literature professionals since 1945


 Steven Weinberg


June 16, 2022

1 PM

Zoom Program

“Stuck in the Middle” with  

Our June meeting will be a conversation with Steven Weinberg about writing and illustrating children’s books that cover a myriad of topics.  Our conversation will center around his middle grade read The Middle Kid but also touch on his life as an illustrator and creator of books on a myriad of topics.

About Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg is a writer, illustrator, and painter in the Catskill Mountains of New York. His work has appeared everywhere from books to beer cans to the Smithsonian.

His children’s books have been called “brilliant” by Dave Pilkey, "thrillingly shameless" by the New York Times, "guaranteed to fuel read aloud energy" by Publisher's Weekly and have won awards and distinctions such as the Virginia Reader’s Choice Award (YOU MUST BE THIS TALL), YALSA Reader’s Choice (TO TIMBUKTU), the Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection (ASTRONUTS: MISSION ONE), The Today Show’s Holiday Pick (BIG JOB SERIES), and Parents Magazine Best Children’s Book 2021 (WASHER & DRYER’S BIG JOB).


His fish and landscape paintings are shown regularly at Clove & Creek in Kingston and Hudson, NY. The fish have been featured in Gray’s Sporting Journal, on the cover of Thomas McGuane’s fly fishing classic THE LONGEST SILENCE, and are on display at Jimmy Kimmel’s fishing resort The South Fork Lodge.


Along with his wife Casey Scieszka, he owns and operates the Spruceton Inn: a Catskills Bed and Bar. Their annual Artist Residency has hosted more than 60 artists and counting.



winner of the

The Children's Book Guild

2022 Nonfiction Award 

“Kids require more critical thinking skills than ever” - Read More

2022 Children’s Book Guild

Youth Literacy Awards

For the last eight years, the Children’s Book Guild has awarded grants to schools to purchase books for their libraries, media centers, or classrooms.


In 2022, we chose four schools: Simon Elementary and Truesdell Elementary in Washington, D.C., Springhill Lake Elementary in Greenbelt, and St. Francis International School in Silver Spring. Learn more…

Eboni Henry (Truesdell Elementary, D.C.), Carolyn Johnson (St. Francis International School, Silver Spring), Nikita Campbell (Simon Elementary, D.C.)

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Youth Literacy Award chair Kem Sawyer with books for Afghan refugee children



Recent Books by Children’s Book Guild Authors and Illustrators

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The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC, is committed to the fight for racial justice and support for Black lives. Please click on the links above for information on organizations to support, and readings to help educate and inspire positive change.