Road Trip Reading: Halifax!

All summer we’re reading our way across Canada and the next stop is Halifax! Did you know that one in every five Canadians is related to someone who passed through Halifax’s Pier 21? Or that Halifax is closer to Dublin than it is to Victoria? Get to know more about the capital of Nova Scotia with these books!


Run by Eric Walters (Puffin Canada, 2013) Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14

Winston MacDonald is in trouble. He’s been suspended from school and he’s run away from home. After the police pick him up, he is sent to spend time with his father, a newspaper columnist who hasn’t been around much since the family split up a year ago.

Travelling to Nova Scotia with his father, who is covering what he thinks is just a human interest story about a young man trying to run across Canada, Winston spends some time with Terry Fox and Terry’s best friend, Doug. Their determination to achieve what seems like an impossible goal makes a big impression on Winston and he takes courage and inspiration from Terry’s run. He is overjoyed when his father’s article about the Marathon of Hope ignites public interest across the country.

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A Harbour Seal in Halifax by Doretta Groenendyk (Nimbus Publishing, 2016)
Kindergarten-Grade 3 / Ages 4-8

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.

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Stay tuned for our next stop, New Brunswick!