Why we're donating these books

70 First Novels series books donated to the 280 schools teaching grade 3 in Nova Scotia


Formac Publishing has published more than 500 new Canadian-authored books since we were founded in 1977.

We've been supported all along the way by the public who buy and read our books.

We've benefitted from public support in the form of grants from the Nova Scotia government -- plus the Canada Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage

We've decided we want to give something back -- and what better for a book publisher to give back than books to encourage kids to read!

The Nova Scotia Department of Education has graciously accepted our donation, and is organizing the distribution of these 19,000+ books to the 280 schools teaching grade 3 in Nova Scotia.

We hope these First Novels will help develop the love of books and the love of reading across the province.


— James Lorimer, Publisher

See the Teacher Resources page for a free downloadable resource for teachers!