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Parent’s Pick: The Pregnant Pause

By Jane Doucet All My Words Publishing For some women, the choice of whether to have children or not is easy—for others, it’s riddled with indecision. As her 37th birthday approaches, Rose Ainsworth is suddenly struck with baby fever and forced to consider if she wants to have children. The fact her friends, family, and […]

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Lasso the Wind

Story by George Elliott Clarke Illustrations by Susan Tooke Nimbus Publishing As the first collection of children’s poetry by renowned poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke, Lasso the Wind is sure to enrich the minds of its readers. Using absurd, witty and profound metaphors, each poem examines topics of freedom, the natural world and growing […]

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The Walking Bathroom

Story by Shauntay Grant Illustrations by Erin Bennett Banks Nimbus Publishing For a book filled with princesses, witches, ghosts and fairies, this Halloween-themed story is not of a spooky nature. The Walking Bathroom is a heartwarming tale of standing out and fitting in. Shauntay Grant, an award-winning author and spoken-word poet, easily delivers this message […]

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The Little Tree by the Sea

Story by John DeMont Illustrations by Belle DeMont MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion, The Little Tree by the Sea tells the history of the ships that collided in the Halifax Harbour on December 6, 1917. Although a heavy topic for children, the story is told from […]

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Parent’s Pick: Breathe Mama Breathe

by Shonda Moralis The Experiment Publishing If ever there was a book every mom should read, this book is it! Whether you’re just starting out and getting the hang of breastfeeding, or beginning to question your math skills as you help your kids with their homework, every busy mama could use a mindful break. Psychotherapist […]

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I love you with all my butt

Illustrations by Martin Bruckner Workman Publishing “Do you think all the great presidents can lick their armpits?” As a parent, you know your kids say the most outlandish things. They can really make you laugh or they may catch you off guard with the most insightful of observations. An artist by profession, Bruckner translates children’s […]

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A Harbour Seal in Halifax

By Doretta Groenendyk Nimbus Publishing Imagine you were a seal, lost on land in an unknown city. What would you do? Would you swim in the puddles or climb the snow banks? Based on a true story, this charming tale of a harbour seal getting lost in Halifax, will surely put a smile on your […]

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How To Amaze Your Son

Story, photos, and art by Raphaële Vidaling Firefly Books Ltd. Dinosaurs frozen in time, mummy contortionists, jungle caves, edible campfires and drum kits for your desk–find it all in How to Amaze Your Son. Vidaling has compiled a book of inventive crafts, recipes and games that are meant to spark the artistic side in both […]

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How to Amaze Your Daughter

Story, photos, and art by Raphaële Vidaling Firefly Books Ltd. Vidaling’s book of crafts and recipes is sure to incite the imagination of parents and children alike. With 50 engaging magic tricks, crafts, and recipes, these activities will challenge and inspire the imagination of young girls who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Take […]

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Be A Pond Detective

Story and illustrations by Peggy Kochanoff Nimbus Publishing What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? Solve the mystery with Peggy Kochanoff’s book on pond ecosystems! Informative and engaging, this book is perfect for the ever-curious adventurer. Kochanoff helps explorers solve the mysteries of lakes, swamps, pools, and ponds with engaging facts that will […]

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