May 22, 2019
Picture Book Author & Paper Artist Thao Lam on the Books that Shaped Her & the Canadian Illustrator Whose Work Taught Her to Draw
When you read the title of My Cat Looks Like My Dad (Owlkids Books), the latest picture book from acclaimed writer/illustrator Thao Lam, you immediately know you're in for something funny, charming, ...
May 16, 2019
Troy Wilson on Titles for Kids' Books, Exclamation Marks, & the 12-Year Journey to His New Picture Book
Troy Wilson, author of several beloved books for young readers including the award winning Perfect Man, returns with a charming, funny, and immediately lovable new picture book this spring: Dog vs Ultra ...
May 15, 2019
2019 Forest of Reading Children's Literary Award Winners, Chosen by Ontario Students
The Giller Prize of the children's lit world, the Ontario Library Association's beloved Forest of Reading Awards honour the best fiction and nonfiction writing for young people in Ontario each year. Today ...
April 18, 2019
"Because We Exist and It Is Beyond Time": The FOLD's first ever WIR S.K. Ali on Bringing Diverse Books to Young Readers
Canada's most innovative literary festival, the FOLD (the festival of literary diversity) continues to evolve and add new elements every year. One of the brand new additions for 2019 is the festival's ...
April 08, 2019
Author-Illustrator Team Deborah Hodge & Lisa Cinar Talk About their Unique 2-in-1 Picture Book & Kids' Cookbook
Who hasn't begged a friend who is gifted in the kitchen for recipes or tips? In author Deborah Hodge and illustrator Lisa Cinar's Cooking with Bear (Groundwood Books), that's just what happens when ...
March 20, 2019
Kathy Kacer's Middle Grade Novel Reveals Famous Mime Marcel Marceau as a WWII Hero
Kathy Kacer's books for young readers are not only great stories packed with memorable characters - they also serve the valuable purpose of educating readers about the Holocaust. As the daughter of two ...
March 14, 2019
Excerpt! Michael Hutchinson's Young, Indigenous Adventurers are Irresistibly Fun in The Case of Windy Lake
Michael Hutchinson has worked as a journalist and communications professional, a television host for APTN (The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), and now works at the Assembly of First Nations in ...
February 27, 2019
Excerpt! Experience the Power of Sue Farrell Holler's Cold White Sun
In Cold White Sun (Groundwood Books), a new young adult novel by Sue Farrell Holler, Tesfaye lives a happy life with his mother, sisters, and brother, safe behind the walls of their compound in Ethiopia. ...
February 05, 2019
Contest! Win a Prize Pack of Diverse Kids' Books from Second Story Press
If you want to be a hero to the little book worms in your life, don't miss the chance to enter for a chance to win an incredible prize pack of books for young readers.Courtesy of Second Story Press, you ...
November 27, 2018
Contest! Celebrate Groundwood Books' 40th Birthday with Gorgeous Kids Books!
Groundwood Books is turning the big 4-0 this year and sharing the birthday love with an incredible prize pack of their award-winning, reader-beloved, downright beautiful children's books. Don't miss the ...