Save the Date….Preston McDaniels at UNK

You are cordially invited to attend one or more of the four events sponsored by the library and featuring Preston McDaniels, juvenile literature illustrator, author, and Kearney native son.  All the events will occur on March 8, 2012




Library, Lower Level

Reading for Child Development Center children and parents


Reading for students from Kearney’s Central Elementary School, discussion, and ongoing exhibit

Copeland Room 142

Meeting with students and faculty to discuss his creative process and his path to publication

Library, Main Floor

Reading, discussion, and book signing.

McDaniels has illustrated numerous books for young readers. His work includes illustrating books by Cynthia Rylant, a Newbery Award winning author. Lighthouse Family, written by Rylant and illustrated by McDaniels, was named a “Best of the Year” selection by the International Association of Independent booksellers.

McDaniels has also illustrated Francis O’Roark Dowell’s critically acclaimed and popular series of Phineaus L. McGuire novels. Of additional interest to Kearney readers are the illustrations, influenced by McDaniels’ experiences at Kearney’s Park Elementary School.

His work has appeared on the L. A. Times Bestseller list and his first self penned title, A Perfect Snowman has been called “enchanting” and “[a] tale to be passed on from generation to generation.”

Please join the library in welcoming Preston home.