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Children's Fiction Halloween

The Walking Bathroom

by (author) Shauntay Grant

by (artist) Erin Bennett Banks

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


It's Halloween and Amayah doens't have a costume to wear to school. She dressed as a ghost for the last three years in a row, witches are overdone, and fairies are not her style. She wants to be something different, something creative, something no one else in the world has ever been in the history of Halloween.

A sweet story of standing out and fitting in, The Walking Bathroom is the newest book from award-winning author and spoken-word poet Shauntay Grant (Up Home). With fun, vibrant artwork from Erin Bennett Banks (Change of Heart), this imaginative tale is bound to inspire some unique costumes and become a Halloween favourite!

About the authors

Shauntay Grant is a Canadian playwright, poet, author, multimedia artist, and co-creator of Maridzambira—a musical solo play developed in collaboration with Zimbabwean mbira player Hope Masike. Grant’s work largely examines Black Nova Scotian and African diasporic histories, narratives, and cultures. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Dalhousie University, and former poet laureate for the City of Halifax. Grant’s other honours include a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, a Robert Merritt Award from Theatre Nova Scotia for her stage play The Bridge (Playwrights Canada Press), a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award from the Canadian Children's Book Centre for Africville (Groundwood Books), and the inaugural Black Artist Recognition Award from Arts Nova Scotia. Connect with her online at

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Erin Bennett Banks is a New York native with Canadian roots. She is the illustrator of The Patchwork Path, The First Music, and Hush Harbor. HEr culturally distinct style has earned recognition by the New York Times. Oppeneim Toy Portfolio, and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study or Bigorty and Human Rights. Erin currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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