Quill and Quire

Kids’ Books

By Arthur Slade

Crimson opens with 11-year-old Fen in the village square awaiting punishment from Queen Servilia, the magical ruler of Illium. For filching a tiny glass butterfly (a gift for her little sister), Fen has been sentenced ... Read More »

May 24, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Rachelle Delaney

Two new books explore the perks and problems that come with a stronger-than-average intuition. One protagonist “sees” his long-dead great-grandfather spying on Nazis, while the other unwittingly uses her “gift” to write horoscopes that come ... Read More »

May 17, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Elly MacKay

A curated collection of old-timey weather sayings is artfully brought to life in this exquisite informational picture book. Traditional aphorisms – including “Ring around the moon, rain will come soon” and “When ladybugs swarm, expect ... Read More »

May 14, 2018 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Matt James

Many of our experiences with death begin with a phone call. On the very first page of The Funeral, the words “RING RING” emanate from a large apartment building. While the rotary phone, in the ... Read More »

May 10, 2018 | Filed under: Picture Books