Quill and Quire

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

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