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This is Not the End of Me

By Dakshana BascaramurtyMcLelland & Stewart Imagine the doctors have diagnosed you with terminal cancer. You’re now measuring life in months, not years. As you process that, your first child is born. All you can think about is the legacy you leave, how your newborn can know a parent they’ll never remember. That’s what Halifax photographer […]

Light in the Forest

Light in the Forest

By Holly CarrPlumleaf Press Light in the Forest is deceptively simple. Silkscreen artist Holly Carr translates one of her elegant, evocative murals into a book and the result is a simple yet so-often-forgotten message of hope. Carr’s work gets its power in its authenticity, in this case a candid expression of a mother’s love. “Years […]

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So Imagine Me: Nature Riddles in Poetry

By Lynn DaviesArt by Chrissie Park-MacNeilNimbus Publishing Lynn Davies is an accomplished poet and Governor General’s Award nominee, with three well regarded collections to her credit. So Imagine Me is her first foray into children’s writing, a medium that gives free range to her lyrical and deft writing style. In each poem, she challenges readers […]

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Wild Pond Hockey

By Jeffrey C. DommNimbus Publishing There are any number of conflicting theories about hockey’s birthplace. Some like to imagine it began at a boys’ school in the Annapolis Valley. Many historians point to Halifax or Montreal or the games of the Native tribes. With Wild Pond Hockey, nature writer and first-time children’s author Jeffrey C. […]

I Lost My Talk / I’m Finding My Talk

By Rita Joe / Rebecca Thomas Illustrated by Pauline Young Nimbus Publishing Ages 4–8 One of Rita Joe’s most influential poems, I Lost My Talk tells the revered Mi’kmaw elder’s childhood story of losing her language while living at the residential school in Shubenacadie. Joe’s powerful words explore and celebrate the survival of Mi’kmaw culture […]

Dakwäkãda Warriors

By Cole Pauls Conundrum Press Ages 12+ Your kids have probably never read a graphic novel quite like this, nor one as deeply rooted in Indigenous culture and artistic tradition. Creator Cole Pauls is a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator, and printmaker from the Yukon. Driven by a desire to help revitalize the ancestral language of […]

No Girls Allowed

By Natalie Corbett Sampson Nimbus PublishingAges 8-12 Today, young women who want to play hockey have countless role models. They can look to the many stars of Team Canada and their frequent international wins. In the 1970s, it wasn’t like that: there were few women’s hockey teams and the women who did play toiled in […]

The Stars From Me to You

By Nicole Bea Nevermore Press Ages 8–12 Author Nicole Bea is an accomplished novelist and short-story writer specializing in middle-grade fiction, and this novel may be her most ambitious (and poignant) yet. Thirteen-year-old Rion was riding his bike when a truckdriver hit him. Now, he’s stuck in Limbo—a cosmic void between heaven and “not-so-good heaven.” […]

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The Kids’ Book of Paper Love

By Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hulst Workman Publishing Want to stimulate young minds? Nurture a budding artiste? Fill the restless hours during a snow day? Easy projects, crafts, and activities galore abound in this book. Kids will make photo-booth props, create a DIY storybook, harvest a paper flower bouquet, and much more. The […]

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Farmer Brown’s Day at the Lake

By Shanda Cameron, Illustrations by Danielle Shreenan Self-published Ages 4–6 After a 20-year career as a veterinary technician, local author Shanda Cameron has a keen understanding of the charm of animals and why kids form such strong emotional attachments to them. In this heartwarming and deliciously silly frolic, she shares the story of a group […]

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