Quill and Quire

Picture Books

By Carson Ellis

It’s hard to believe Du Iz Tak? is only Carson Ellis’s second outing as an author (the first being 2015’s critically acclaimed Home). Prior to her recent foray into writing picture books, the illustrator’s distinctive ... Read More »

November 16, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Monica Arnaldo

One Saturday morning, Margo wakes up with the undeniable urge to create. As she’s about to begin assembling her masterpiece, Margo’s mother, not wanting the little girl to stick to everything, cautions her to be ... Read More »

November 7, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Gabrielle Grimard

In her authorial debut, Montreal illustrator Gabrielle Grimard tackles bullying and diversity through the heartbreaking story of Lila, whose new classmates mock her for looking different. Every day, the other students call her a crow ... Read More »

September 22, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Jeremy Tankard

From three great talents in Canadian children’s literature come two picture books that highlight some of the more challenging aspects of childhood. In Jeremy Tankard’s Hungry Bird, Bird is hangry. In Hurry Up, Henry by ... Read More »

September 7, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Kate Beaton

Canadian cartooning superstar Kate Beaton follows up her stellar kidlit debut, The Princess and the Pony, with the story of a demanding infant who holds court over his entire family. The narration is delivered in ... Read More »

August 8, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Jon Klassen

It would be difficult to find a person possessed of even the slightest interest in children’s books published during the past decade who isn’t familiar with Jon Klassen. His two Hat books (2011’s I Want ... Read More »

August 3, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Frank Viva

Rather than letting Eliot spend the summer hanging out with his friends, going to backyard sleepovers and the drive-in, and buying “monster cards and the latest issue of Spider-man,” Eliot’s parents are sending him to ... Read More »

May 3, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Geraldo Valério

The illustrations are the star of this oversized hardcover that operates as a scrapbook for beginning bird lovers. Author and illustrator Geraldo Valério uses collage to construct the vibrant and beautiful images of North American ... Read More »

April 25, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books