February 09, 2022
Excerpt Month: Peek into a Dark Near Future with Thomas Harding's Future History 2050
It's a normal day in a quiet converted factory in 2020, where the researcher sifts through boxes of documents. What he finds is anything but normal though: a handwritten 30-year history recorded by an ...
February 07, 2022
Win a Must Read Young Adult Prize Pack from Groundwood Books
The books we read as young people tend to stay with us, residing deep in our bones as we grow and change as readers and people. But the magic of young adult novels is that we can keep reading them long ...
November 18, 2021
Author & Illustrator Team Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic Launch Our New KidLit Convos Series of Chats Between Literary Co-Creators
It's always fascinating to learn about how writers and illustrators create the magical children's books we all love. But for author Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrator Maja Kastelic, there was a twist to ...
November 11, 2021
Andrée Poulin Tackles Period Stigma in Her Beautiful New Verse Novel for Young Readers
Andrée Poulin's Burying the Moon (Groundwood Books, illustrated by Sonali Zohra) tells the story of a young Indian girl whose courage changes the lives of all the girls and women in her village. In ...
October 04, 2021
Celebrate Latin American Heritage Month by Entering to Win Great Kids' Books from Groundwood Books
October is Latin American Heritage Month in Canada and we're excited to celebrate the wealth of great literature by Latin American writers, courtesy of Groundwood Books. Just in time for cozy reading ...
September 24, 2021
The Wholesome & Inspiring Team of Creators Behind the Brilliant Picture Book A Feast for Joseph Will Win Your Heart
Sharing food is a powerful connection, and one that Joseph, the young hero of Terry Farish and OD Bonny's A Feast for Joseph (Groundwood Books, illustrated by Ken Daley) misses a lot.Joseph used to ...
August 09, 2021
KidLit Superstars Isol & Milan Pavlović Created a Video Where They Illustrate Together in Real Time
If you love picture books, and especially if you love drawing, this video, created by Groundwood Books with legendary children's writers/illustrators Isol and Milan Pavlović, will seem a bit like magic. Buenos ...
August 04, 2021
Caroline Adderson's Smart New Story Collection Views the Pandemic from the Perspective of Kids Stuck at Home
Caroline Adderson is one of a few writers who is able to move seamlessly between writing acclaimed books for adults and writing beloved books for young readers, and her newest collection of short stories ...
July 28, 2021
Claudine Crangle's Fantastic, Wes Anderson-esque Artwork is a Perfect Backdrop to Her Story of How to Welcome Change
The more closely you look at the artwork Claudine Crangle creates for her children's books, the more amazed you will be. Her newest offering is The House Next Door (Groundwood Books), a gentle, witty ...
June 09, 2021
City of Water Author & Artist Team Andrea Curtis and Katy Dockrill Offer a Fascinating Glimpse into the Writer-Illustrator Relationship
For those of us in cities, it's all too easy to take water for granted. Turn on a tap, and there it is. But the privilege of clean and reliable water requires vast and intricate work by many, and water ...