I've been a illustrator for a long time. In the past years it's been really sad watching print publications close down one after another.
I was sad to hear this news about Weekly Reader. For many years Weekly Reader has been a good regular client of mine. I've worked with some really great art directors and became friends as well. Best of luck to those who are moving on.
You can read the article from here. http://nyti.ms/NQFm00
Here is one of the many fun illustrations I did for Weekly Reader. I'll post some more when I can.