February 16, 2021
Brittany Luby's New Picture Book is a Love Letter to the Natural World and Anishinaabe Family Life
Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh/This Is How I Know (Groundwood Books) by author and academic Brittany Luby (illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley) is warm, colourful story-poem for young readers ...
November 09, 2020
Saumiya Balasubramaniam's Beautiful New Picture Book is a Pathway to "Appreciate the Magic in the New"
In a sea of endless Canadian snow, Ma misses the colours and warmth of home — so far away now it's hard to explain to her little girl as they walk home from school. But her daughter's joy in the cold ...
October 26, 2020
House of Anansi Press's Laura Brady on Accessibility for All Readers
When you love reading but print disabilities interfere with delving into the stories you're excited about, it's a problem all book lovers should care about. Toronto publisher House of Anansi Press is ...
September 29, 2020
Matt James on Last Minute Edits, a Kitchen Table Studio, & How to Get the Most Out of Picture Books
Governor General’s Literary Award winner Matt James is well known for illustrating Northwest Passage (an acclaimed tribute to the Stan Rogers song of the same name) and writing and illustrating The ...
September 10, 2020
"Great Books Will Find a Way In" Jon-Erik Lappano on His New Picture Book & the Magic of Writing for Kids
Remember the collection you had as a kid? Maybe it was seashells or marbles, Barbies or bandanas, but nearly every kid went through a phase of excitedly collecting something - and every new acquisition ...
December 11, 2019
A note to future book creators from a friendly book publicist
It has recently come to my attention that not everybody is familiar with what a book publicist does. On paper, a book publicist’s main responsibilities include, but are not limited to securing earned ...
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 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 ...