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Picture Books

By Wallace Edwards

Researchers at the University of Toronto recently reported that children’s books with human characters have a greater moral impact on young people than books with anthropomorphic protagonists. The subjects of the study were read stories ... Read More »

November 30, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Eva likes Sam’s pony drawing. It’s a velociraptor, says Sam. Eva would like to collaborate. No, says Sam. But that doesn’t stop Eva, who gets started on drawing a marmot anyway. Annoyed by Eva’s insistence, ... Read More »

November 15, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Céline Claire; Qin Leng (ill.)

Researchers at the University of Toronto recently reported that children’s books with human characters have a greater moral impact on young people than books with anthropomorphic protagonists. The subjects of the study were read stories ... Read More »

November 7, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Cordell Barker

This fall, publisher Firefly is mining the National Film Board for source material. Two Oscar-nominated NFB animated short films are repurposed for a new audience as the original filmmakers serve as authors, reusing and reformatting ... Read More »

November 6, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books