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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
November 26, 2018
Groundwood Books Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Children's Publishing
In Canada, Groundwood Books is synonymous with the highest quality books for young readers. Their track record is studded with innumerable awards (including the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher ...
September 24, 2018
"In Fiction There is Always a Tension Between What’s Said and What’s Unsaid" Sarah Ellis on her Draft Dodger Novel for Young Readers
Best friends Charlotte and Dawn are 13 in 1970 and not happy about it, longing to skip past the awkwardness of their early teen years and join the larger world - including the excitement of the hippie ...
September 04, 2018
Shauntay Grant Brings an Important Chapter of Black Canadian History to the Page for Children
Africville was once a vibrant community in Halifax. For over 150 years, it was home to Black Nova Scotians. Due to neglect and targeting by the city government however, the community eventually shuttered ...
August 21, 2018
"The Words Felt Right and Honest" Deep Underwater author Irene Luxbacher on Finding Her Way Through Tough Times with Writing
Irene Luxbacher's Deep Underwater (Groundwood Books) calls out to the wild imagination of young readers, those years when we were sure we could find mermaids, adventures, and secrets, if we could just ...
January 29, 2018
Adaptation of Groundwood Books' The Breadwinner Nominated for an Academy Award
Deborah Ellis' The Breadwinner (Groundwood Books) has made over $1 million since it was published in 2000. All of those royalties were donated by Ellis to benefit Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan ...