We are excited to share the new art that has been added to the Picture Book Gallery to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) launched the virtual Picture Book Gallery in November 2021. Since then, award-winning Canadian illustrators have been selling original art to support the CCBC’s annual Canadian Children’s Book Week program. Illustrators are donating 60% of the value of their original art in support of the CCBC.
Art by Wallace Edwards is now available at the Picture Book Gallery. Wallace Edwards is an award-winning Author/Illustrator. His first book, Alphabeasts, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Book Illustration (2002). Since then, he has won numerous other honour’s including The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon award. You can view his available art here.
Purchases can be made at thepicturebookgallery.com. Participating illustrators include Wallace Edwards (NEW!), Barbara Reid, Michael Martchenko, Marie-Lousie Gay, Qin Leng, Kevin Sylvester, Gary Clement, François Thisdale, Sue Todd, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Michele Nidenoff, Anne Villeneuve, Jeremy Tankard and Soyeon Kim, with more to follow.