October 29, 2019
Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced, including Honours for Book*hug, Playwrights Canada, & Groundwood Books
From a poetic exploration of Indigenous trans identity to the keenly imagined story of a brave young girl and her eagle friend, the 2019 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards span numerous ...
October 28, 2019
New Book Trailer Offers a Peek at the Stunning Illustrations in Nancy Vo's The Ranger
Nancy Vo's The Ranger (Groundwood Books) is the second book in the Crow Stories trilogy (following her acclaimed debut, The Outlaw), and like the first instalment, it showcases the writer/illustrator's ...
October 08, 2019
Cat Lovers Will Go Wild for John Spray & Mies van Hout's Playful & Gorgeous New Picture Book, What Cats Think
Have you ever looked at your cat as they push the remote off the coffee table for the hundredth time and wondered just how their minds work? John Spray's new picture book text, based on the illustrations ...
October 03, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Deborah Ellis' My Story Starts Here, where Young Offenders are Given Space to Speak
For many younger offenders, the first step off the accepted path represents a turning point; a crossroads where their futures hang in the balance. With intersectional pressures often including poverty, ...
September 12, 2019
Marie-Louise Gay's Celebration of Young Readers' Imaginations in Fern and Horn: "You Have Your Unique Wonderful Way of Seeing the World"
In Fern and Horn (Groundwood Books), the titular twins Fern and Horn might be small, but their imaginations are huge. Fern loves drawing and helps Horn unlock his love of drawing too - the only trouble ...
September 05, 2019
Tanya Lloyd Kyi Talks Under Pressure, Her Revealing New Book on the Science of Stress for Young People
In this age of self-care and social media breaks, it's easy to think of stress as the domain of the adult. But children and young adults are not only familiar with the experience, they're bearing up under ...
August 23, 2019
Go Back to School with CanLit: 10 "School Books" to Take You into September
There's nothing like back to school season - warm days, cool nights, crisp new school supplies ready to get dog-eared with use. Even long after we're past school age, the start of September can still ...
August 20, 2019
"[Like] Toni Morrison said, I Wrote the Book That I Wanted to See in the World" Nadia L. Hohn on Her Newest Picture Book
Nadia L. Hohn is a teacher and an award-winning children's author, known for Malaika’s Costume and Malaika's Winter Carnival. This summer she's back with a new picture book: A Likkle Miss Lou: How ...
August 06, 2019
"I Want My Readers to Question the World Around Them" Jaime Lee Mann on the Thrilling End to her Environmentally-Focused YA Series
Could anyone blame Mother Earth if she started feeling a little, well, vengeful? In Jaime Lee Mann's Ancient Fall (Blue Moon Publishers), the earth has had enough of the humans who exploit her, who have ...
July 25, 2019
"Something in That Moment Inspired Me" Writer & Artist Scot Ritchie on Finding His Newest Story in a Beloved Berlin Park
Vancouver-based author and illustrator Scot Ritchie has published a staggering 60-plus books for young readers, many of which are beloved titles in households across Canada, including favourites like Let's ...