Quill and Quire

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

By Mahak Jain; Elly MacKay (illus.)

It takes considerable talent for an illustrator to do justice to the peacock, to come even close to matching nature in rendering its most exquisite bird. With their textured and evocative illustrations in Malaika’s Costume ... Read More »

March 18, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Elise Gravel

Winnie is mad for monsters. She can’t resist the peculiar charms of long-footed Plurps with massive underbites, or sharply dressed, moustachioed Zups. Yearning for a beastly pet of her own, the youngster coyly bats her ... Read More »

January 6, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books