December 09, 2021
Dr. Cylita Guy Makes STEM, Social Justice, & Urban Ecology Accessible for Young Readers in Her Debut Book
We may not think of cities as places filled with wildlife, but when we look a little closer, you can see how the wild world exists alongside the urban one, from coyotes and bats to bees and weather patterns. Dr. ...
November 29, 2021
Priti Birla Maheshwari on Her Debut Picture Book & Finding the Joy in Small Moments
With the holidays approaching, we're reminded how intrinsic the connections between food, culture, and family can be. The feelings evoked by the aroma and taste that comes with certain dishes are some ...
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 17, 2021
Shane Goth on Exploring the Excitement of "Little Things That Adults Overlook" in His Enchanting Debut Picture Book
There's something magic about being awake when everyone else is asleep. Sisters Milly and Becca know that to be true when they form The Midnight Club, which meets, of course, at the stroke of midnight ...
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 28, 2021
Annick Press Options Iconic Munsch Picture Book The Paperbag Princess for Film
You'd be hard pressed to find a book lover between four and 40 who doesn't know The Paper Bag Princess. One of the most beloved of legendary children's author Robert Munsch's oeuvre, the book tells ...
September 28, 2021
"To See the Extraordinary in the Everyday is a Super Power" Eliza Martin on Her Debut Children's Book & Its Hopeful Heroine
In Eliza Martin's Harvey and the Extraordinary (Annick Press, illustrated by Anna Bron), Mimi is determined to become the world's great mime. With her trusty hamster by her side, she practices her act ...
September 25, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Mahtab Narsimhan's Valley of the Rats, the Story of a Father and Son Lost in a Mysterious Bamboo Forest
Krish has no interest in getting dragged around outside, camping and exploring and muddling in who-knows-what kind of germs. He's much rather stay inside with a good book, but his photographer father ...
August 12, 2021
"There is Power in Sharing Ideas" Bree Galbraith's Hold That Thought Encourages Kids to Let Their Ideas Shine
In the middle of the night, Finn feels something strange and exciting. Something forming slowly, getting sharper and clearer each moment: it's an idea. And the idea fills Finn with a thrilling kind of ...
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 ...