June 02, 2021
Anne Laurel Carter's Moving Picture Book What the Kite Saw was Inspired by Children She Met in the West Bank
In the darkest moments, sometimes it is the smallest and simplest things that bring comfort. When a young boy in Anne Laurel Carter's moving picture book What the Kite Saw (Groundwood Books, illustrations ...
May 17, 2021
Contest: Take a Trip Without Leaving Home with the Complete, Acclaimed "Travels with My Family" Series from Groundwood
Remember family vacations? It's been a while since we could all easily hop in a car and have an adventure somewhere new with our loved ones. But in the pages of wife-and-husband team Marie-Louise Gay ...
April 06, 2021
"I Feel the Most Fulfilled When I Write About Love" Patricia Storms on Her Uplifting New Picture Book & Writing for Kids
Every morning, Dutch is excited to hear the Gardener wake up. He knows that once she's done her mysterious morning things, he'll get to go outside with her. The Dog's Gardener (Groundwood Books, illustrated ...
March 15, 2021
A Behind the Scenes Glimpse of How Picture Books are Illustrated with Nathalie Dion
Have you ever dreamed of illustrating a children's book? Montreal-based artist Nathalie Dion has shared a fascinating glimpse of the work that goes into every element of every page of the books she illustrates. Groundwood ...
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 ...