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Detail from ‘Birdsong’ by Cree-Métis artist Julie Flett, which won the 2020 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for most distinguished book. The story follows an intergenerational friendship and speaks to change in children’s lives. (Greystone Kids)

Picture this: These beautiful books help children read the world

A researcher who explored 500 picture books created by authors or illustrators living in Canada suggests books that are extraordinary in both text and illustration.
Ari Chand

Great time to try: learning to draw

Drawing lets us look outward and inward simultaneously. It doesn't have to be perfect and practice makes progress. Here are some tips for getting started and drawing inspiration from the familiar.
Two illustrators for the CDC created an iconic image that would become ingrained in the minds of millions. Alissa Eckert, Dan Higgins/CDC

Visualizing the virus

Far from alarmist, images of the coronavirus seem to communicate patience and trust in science – both of which will be needed in the coming weeks and months.

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