This Earth Day on April 22nd, consider reading the works of two of our authors, Jamie Simpson and Peggy Kochanoff! Their books cover important topics to have knowledge in such as conservation, sustainability, and activities in nature. Both of them have books coming to bookstores in the next few weeks, so remember to get a copy and get outdoors!
Jamie Simpson is a forester, lawyer, and writer with a passion for exploring our natural world (and sometimes eating it). He is a past executive director of the East Coast Environmental Law Association and is the author of Restoring the Acadian Forest: A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in Eastern Canada and Journeys through Eastern Old-growth Forests. Jamie has received several awards for his conservation work, including the Elizabeth May Award for Environmental Service, the Environmental Law Prize from Dalhousie University, and the Honour in the Woods Award from the Nova Scotia Environmental Network.
His new book, Eating Wild in Eastern Canada is an illustrated narrative guide to collecting, cooking, and eating wild food on the East Coast. The book encourages exploration and respect of local wildlife and forests, urging foragers to learn about their environments, and to embrace being back in nature. Look for Jamie’s new book in bookstores this May!
Peggy Kochanoff graduated from Cornell University with a degree in vertebrate zoology and spent a summer working at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Be a Pond Detective, Be a Night Detective, Be a Beach Detective, and Be a Wilderness Detective. Her books encourage exploration in the outdoors for children from the ages of 7-12 while also maintaining the need to keep a distance from wildlife. After marriage and travelling, she settled with her husband and two sons on a tree farm in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is known for its abundance of trees and tree farms, which can only maintain their economic growth through replanting the trees that are cut down and maintaining the health and environments of their lands.
Be a City Nature Detective is the next book in this series Look for Peggy’s new book in bookstores this May!