Books

New nature mystery book series adapted from CBC's Gumboot Kids TV show

Creators Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford are taking their new book series on a tour across Canada.
Mice friends Daisy and Scout are the stars of The Gumboot Kids. (Firefly Books)

The CBC children's show Scout & The Gumboot Kids is being adapted into a series of picture books for readers aged 3 to 7 years old.

Mice friends Scout and Daisy embark on a series of nature-related adventures, bringing clues back to the library for investigation.

There are four books so far:

  • The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar
  • The Case of the Story Rock
  • The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper
  • The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder

The books will be authored by show creators Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford, a husband-and-wife team from Vancouver.

"We created the Gumboot Kids with the hope that families would become inspired to go out and explore nature and to develop a lifelong love for the natural world. When we present the books to kids we can see their curiosity and imagination getting sparked — that's really rewarding," said Hogan in an email to CBC Books.

Scout & The Gumboot Kids airs in Canada, Australia, South Korea and the U.S.

Hogan and Hungerford are taking the Scout and Daisy books on a tour across Canada with singer Jessie Farrell.

See their tour dates below.

Manitoba:

  • Sept. 28, 2019 — McNally Robinson Bookstore in Grant Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg

Saskatchewan:

  • Sept. 29, 2019 — Chapters Regina in Southland Mall, Regina
  • Oct. 5, 2019 — McNally Robinson Bookstore, Saskatoon

Alberta:

  • Oct. 12, 2019 — Indigo Books in West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
  • Oct. 13, 2019 — Chapters Chinook Centre, Calgary

British Columbia

  • Oct. 27, 2019 — venue to be determined, Victoria
  • Nov. 2, 2019 — Okanagan Regional Library Kelowna Branch, Kelowna, B.C.
  • Nov. 3, 2019 — Chapters Kamloops, Kamloops, B.C.
  • Nov. 5, 2019 — West Point Grey United Church Sanctuary, Vancouver

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