Canadian Children’s Book Week: Farida Zaman

Nova Scotia public libraries present this series of six virtual author and illustrator talks May 1 – 5, as part of Canadian Children’s Book Week 2023.

Teachers, schools, classrooms, children and families across the province are welcome to attend! All events are hosted on Zoom.

Students! Come out to “Illustrating a Picture Book Workshop with Farida Zaman.” Farida will introduce you to the process of illustrating children’s picture books and then guide you through a simple warm up exercise of sketching children’s faces with different emotions.

Suggested materials for participants Include:

  • 2B Pencils
  • HB Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • 12” ruler
  • Coloured pencil set
  • Black thin marker

For Grades 2-3.

How to participate:

Register 1 attendee per participant/class

You will be emailed an invitation link to Zoom and instructions prior to the day of the event.

Tech Requirements: all devices are accepted. 

Your privacy is important to us: no recordings, screenshots, or photographs will be permitted by hosts or participants.

Farida Zaman is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist and writer, who is well known for her whimsical, uplifting designs of flowers, plants, and a wide breadth of subject matter in watercolour, gouache, acrylics and digital art. She has illustrated over 16 picture books, including My First Book of Hindi Words, Two Shoes, Blue Shoes, New Shoes!, and The Yoga Game, and is author-illustrator of I Want To Be… A Gutsy Girls’ ABC, with more books coming soon. 

Canadian Children’s Book Week is Canada’s largest celebration of reading, connecting Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. The month of events is organized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.


May 01 2023


10:45 am - 11:45 am
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