A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune

Story by Jan L. Coates Illustrated by Marijke Simons Nimbus Publishing Ages 4 to 8 After waking up to the sound of a whimsical tune, a young girl and her dog are transported back in time to 1950s Halifax. Together they explore popular landmarks such as Citadel Hill, Point Pleasant Park, the Public Gardens, and […]

100 Things You Don’t Know About Atlantic Canada For Kids

Story by Sarah Sawler Nimbus Publishing Ages 8 to 12 From the author of the best-selling 100 Things You Don’t Know About Nova Scotia comes an expanded East Coast version just for kids. Focusing on all the Atlantic Canadian provinces, Sawler has collected 100 wacky, fun, and interesting facts that are sure to please the […]

A Family Is A Family Is A Family

Story by Sara O’Leary Illustrated by Qin Leng Groundwood Books Ages 5 to 8 This heartwarming story starts with a teacher asking her students what makes their families special. The pages that follow explore the many different types of families, including single parents, adoptive parents, co-parents, same-sex couples, and blended families. An important read that […]

The Goat

Story by Anne Fleming Groundwood Books Ages 8 to 12 Meet Kid, a shy girl with a love for cats whose stuck in one of the busiest cities in the world pet-sitting a dog. For the next six months Kid and her parents are in New York City looking after a distant cousin’s apartment and […]


A Boy Named Queen

By Sara Cassidy Groundwood Books Ages 8–12 Fifth grader, Evelyn, doesn’t know what to think of the new boy in school. His name is Queen and he has long hair, wears shiny shorts, and seems to attract a lot of negative attention from the other students. The two strike up an unlikely friendship and Queen […]

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