Nimbus Publishing Presents Your Favourite Local Authors

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Meet your favourite local Nova Scotian children’s book authors at the Nimbus Publishing booth on April 30th. Read on to find out what time your favourite author will be at the Family Connects Expo, Level 1 of the World Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax. Tickets available at the door.

Read on to discover your favourite author’s reading time:

Be a Night Detective, by Peggy Kochanoff
Meet the Author at 12:30 pm

Why are moths drawn to light at night? Why do some flowers only bloom under the moon? Are stars really falling from the sky?

Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries after dark. From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Wilderness Detective and Hackmatack-nominated Be a Beach Detective comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts. From tiny cicadas in the grass and skunks digging in your backyard, to the Northern Lights dancing in the sky, Kochanoff shines a light on the intriguing nightlife of Atlantic Canada’s nocturnal creatures.


Abigail’s Wish, by Gloria Ann Wesley
Meet the Author at 1:15 pm

Spring. Beautiful blossoms. Chirping peepers. Trees swaying in their new greenery. Pussy willows glistening in furry white coats. Rain and warmth. New births and new beginnings…

Ten-year-old Abigail Price is excited about spring in her new home in Birchtown. Spring means lots of things, like flower buds and fresh leaves and her Aunt Dinah’s new baby. She’s hoping it also means she’ll get a new dress to wear for the celebration, but new clothing, like many things, is hard to come by.

The first children’s picture book set in historic Birchtown, Nova Scotia, Abigail’s Wish is a window into the life of a Black Loyalist family in the early years of the historic colony. Through the eyes of young Abigail, this stunning collaboration between poet and novelist Gloria Ann Wesley and award­ winning illustrator Richard Rudnicki will teach readers about Black Loyalist life, and the value of friendship and patience.


Harbour Seal in Halifax, by Doretta Groenendyk
Meet the Author at 2:00 pm

Seal went for a stroll…

The icy puddles were too small for swimming

The rocks were too tall for climbing.

Seal saw bright lights. They sparkled.

Seal liked the snow.

One snowy night in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, a strange figure peeks out from behind a parked car. A woman screams! So begins a lost harbour seal’s adventure through the steep streets of the sleepy winter city. Soon, Constable and Officer are on the case, and if they work together, they just might be able to help the harbour seal find his way back home.

Celebrated children’s author and illustrator Doretta Groenendyk brings the true story of Halifax’s famous winter 2015 flip­slippery visitor to life with colourful paintings and simple text. A Harbour Seal in Halifax is destined to become a local family favourite.

Atlantic Animal ABC, by Angela K. Doak
Meet the Author at 2:45 pm

From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, with lots of wild Atlantic Canadiana in between–like lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine, and more–Atlantic Animal ABCs is the perfect introduction for young ones to the region’s wildlife.

With vibrant paper collage illustrations, Angela K. Doak’s whimsical animal interpretations are a great teaching tool for introducing baby to alphabet and animals all at once, and leave lots of room for play!

 

 

Cammie Takes Flight by Laura Best
Meet the Author at 3:30 pm

Eleven-year-old Cammie Turple grew up with more obstacles than most. Visually impaired and abandoned by her parents, she was raised by her tenacious, bootlegging aunt in rural Tanner, Nova Scotia. After Cammie and her best friend, Evelyn Merry, destroy the local moonshine still, forcing Evelyn’s abusive, alcoholic father to sober up but nearly killing Evelyn in the process, Cammie convinces her aunt to send her to the Halifax School for the Blind.

The anticipated follow-up to Flying with a Broken Wing, Cammie Takes Flight finds Cammie navigating life at her new school, armed with an envelope with her estranged mother’s address on it. Unsure if she can trust her new friend, Nessa, Cammie enlists her help in tracking to help track her mother down. Will Cammie finally learn why she was abandoned and be able to start her new life? Or will she find too many secrets to count, and realize that she might never put the past behind her?

A heartfelt coming-of-age story, Cammie Takes Flight explores the values of perseverance, unlikely friendships, and what it means to be a family.

 

Maritime Monsters by Steve Vernon
Meet the Author at 4:15 pm

Steve Vernon learned the storytelling tradition from his grandfather. As part of the Writers in the Schools program he now teaches this tradition to Nova Scotia children in schools across the province. His books include Maritime Murder, The Lunenburg Werewolf, Halifax Haunts, Haunted Harbour, the children’s picture book Maritime Monsters, and the YA novel Sinking Deeper. Steve has lived in Nova Scotia for nearly forty years.

 

 

 

Save the Date: Sunday April 30th, 12 pm – 5 pm.  Visit Nimbus Publishing at the Family Connects Expo, Level 1. World Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax.

Click here to learn more about Nimbus Publishing and other exhibitors at the Family Connects Expo.

Tickets are available at the door, $5 pp or $15 for family of 4-6. Cash and all major credit cards accepted.