Quill and Quire

Kids’ 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 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

By Wendy Orr

Ancient Minoan civilization comes to life in this highly anticipated new middle-grade novel by the author of Nim’s Island. Aissa is the first-born daughter of the high priestess of her island nation, destined to inherit ... Read More »

October 10, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction


By Deborah Ellis

Children, like dogs, are often told to “sit.” But in Deborah Ellis’s new collection of 11 short stories, the kids are much too rambunctious for that. In “The Glowing Chair,” Miyuki is a 12-year-old Japanese ... Read More »

September 18, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction