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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > Jan/Feb 2019 > Books For Young People

Books For Young People

Spring brings stunning picture books, moody novels, and bold non-fiction for kidlit readers
The Not-So Great Outdoors


The Not-So Great Outdoors

Madeline Kloepper

Tundra Books, May

In her first picture book as author and illustrator, Madeline Kloepper (Little Blue Chair) takes on the lure of screens. In The Not-So Great Outdoors, an urban child protagonist must be convinced that a canoe trip full of starry skies, lakes, and caribou warrants giving up a Wi-Ficonnected summer in the city.

Otto and Pio

Marianne Dubuc

Princeton Architectural Press/Raincoast Books, March

Coming off her hat trick at the TD Canadian Children’s Book Centre awards, Marianne Dubuc (Up the Mountain Path) introduces readers to a squirrel named Otto and a lost and unidentifiable woodland creature named Pio who come to share a tree house.

The Owl and the Two Rabbits

Nadia Sammurtok and Marcus Cutler, ill.

Inhabit Media, June

In this book, featuring two rabbit sisters playing on the open tundra, Iqaluit writer Nadia Sammurtok shares a centuries-old traditional Inuit story about taking caution. Marcus Cutler provides the energetic artwork, illustrating the rabbits’ plans to outwit a clever owl intent on having them for dinner.

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