2018 Picture Book Releases

Aug 3, 2018

In 2017, Quill Shift made a huge change. We wrote about it here.


That didn’t stop us from supporting the amazing authors and illustrators that had books in the pipeline and we’re happy to report that two beautiful picture books represented by Quill Shift Literary Agency were published earlier in 2018. Check them out!

Norman and the Nom Nom Factory

by Bridgette Zou

Norman happily lives alone on Planet Gerp, spending every day making Nom Noms in his Nom Nom factory and eating only Nom Noms for every meal. It’s perfectly nice and quiet on Gerp . . . until a loud, strange creature arrives bringing even stranger foods. What will Norman do?



[pextestim pex_attr_name=”” pex_attr_img=”” pex_attr_occup=”” pex_attr_org=”” pex_attr_link=”” pex_attr_parallax=”disabled”]Norman and the Nom Nom Factory” is a delightfully entertaining and original story for children ages 4 to 9, and especially recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.[/pextestim]


Masterpiece Robot and the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack

by Frank Tra, illustrated by Rebecca Evans


When Laura―a.k.a. Masterpiece Robot―heads into the backyard with her little sister Molly―a.k.a. Sidekick―her active imagination places them instead on patrol around the perimeter of a dystopian city, guarding against super villains. Then older sister Amber―a.k.a. Valerie Knick-Knack―throws handfuls of fallen leaves at them, unknowingly initiating a battle for the ages.


The transitions back and forth from suburbia to dystopia in this story within a story are deftly rendered with contrasting palettes. The rollicking interactions of the sibling heroes and villains make Masterpiece Robot pure fun to read.


[pextestim pex_attr_name=”” pex_attr_img=”” pex_attr_occup=”” pex_attr_org=”” pex_attr_link=”” pex_attr_parallax=”disabled”]Family, imagination, and the endless possibilities of outdoor play intersect at the core of this lively, memorable story, written by a Vietnamese-American graphic novelist. This story neatly celebrates the dailiness of a diverse family and the magic of togetherness in the face of all kinds of adventure.[/pextestim]

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