Picture This!

Picture This!

While these are just a few of our favourite picture books in Time to #ReadAtlantic, they are made for everyone. Whether you're reading alone or with a friend, these books will put a smile on anyone's face. Make no mistake, picture books aren't just for children but they might take you back to your child-like ways (in a good way)!

The Little Tree by the Sea

On December 6, 1917, two tramp steamers, the Mont-Blanc and the Imo, collided in wartime Halifax Harbour. One of the most generous responses came from Boston and the state of Massachusetts. Within 48 hours it organized trains to carry 33 doctors, 79 nurses, and six representatives of relief agencies. In honour of this act of compassion and generosity, every year the province of Nova Scotia sends the City of Boston one of its most beautiful trees. The tree lighting usually takes place in November on the Boston Common. Traditionally, the Nova Scotia tree is always the first tree lit on the Common.

The ABC's of Viola Desmond

The ABC’s of Viola Desmond was written by children for children and relates the history of a Canadian icon and courageous civil rights advocate, Viola Desmond. The ABC’s of Viola Desmond was crafted specifically to meet the needs of elementary level readers and this important resource is now used by all Grade 3 classes in Nova Scotia. As well, this will be a wonderful book to have in homes throughout Nova Scotia and beyond.

The Moon King

When the magical Moon King tips over the night, it spills across the land and sea, and he seeks the help of animals big and small to collect the stars and return them to the sky. In this beautifully illustrated bedtime story, Cara Kansala weaves an enchanting fable destined to become a children’s classic—the perfect way to welcome the night and celebrate the wonder of dreams.


From the delivery room to the classroom, a woman whose motherhood is questioned explains: her son doesn't have a father, but he's got two moms. She is the other mother. A (m)other, but there was only room for one on the birth certificate. In the minds of some adults and kids, however, a father figure must be found. Adapted from a 2018 CBC Poetry Prize shortlisted poem, this book tells, with tenderness and accuracy, the difficulties that homoparental families face in being accepted for who they are: loving families.

"Puppy" Set (4 Titles)

Curriculum Plus Publishing presents the Little Porcupine Plus series. Each set in the Little Porcupine Plus series is comprised of 4 titles (Levels A, B, C, D) on a single theme or topic. The themes and designs of this photographic nonfiction series stimulate curiosity, interest and a desire to read.

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