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October Q&Q: Shane Peacock, Kelley Armstrong, and more in our KidLit Special

quill-oct2009coverWith the third instalment in his burgeoning Sherlock Holmes series set for publication this month, could Shane PeacockQ&Q‘s cover star for the October issue, now on newsstands “ be the next big name in Canadian YA? Also in this issue’s KidLit Special, Q&Q looks at the two faces of Kelley Armstrong, the Haida-Manga hybrid art of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, and the future of Tundra Books. All that plus the fall Children’s Announcements, listing every kids’ title of the season, and reviews of Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood, Bonnie Burnard’s Suddenly, Seán Cullen’s The Prince of Neither Here Nor There, and two new books by John Wilson.

Poised for success

Introducing Shane Peacock, the next big name in Canadian kidlit

Tundra in transition

Outgoing publisher Kathy Lowinger reflects on her legacy, the company’s future, and the generation that built Canadian kidlit

Pages’ last chapter

Skyrocketing rent forced Pages Books and Magazines to close. Could more have been done to save the iconic Toronto bookstore?

Children’s Announcements

The season’s complete listings

FRONTMATTER

Being Kelley Armstrong

Two Canadian versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Can rockin’ be taught?

Haida Manga man

Snapshot: Stephanie Stewart of Fifth House Publishers

Cover to Cover: Claudia Osmond’s Smudge’s Mark

Local Buzz: The Falls keeps rolling along

REVIEWS

The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son by Ian Brown

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Suddenly by Bonnie Burnard

Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp and Lincoln Agnew

The Prince of Neither Here Nor There by Seán Cullen

STAR Academy by Edward Kay

Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books

THE LAST WORD

Sending the right message to kids can be tricky, writes Eric Walters