Groundwood Books

Groundwood Books is an independent Canadian publishing house known for award-winning books that reflect the experiences of children both in North America and around the world. Inspired by the belief that children’s books can be important and necessary without sacrificing warmth, beauty, playfulness and humor, Groundwood’s list is characterized by its emphasis on fiction and non-fiction about and for children whose stories might not otherwise be told.

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Featured Titles

Here are some books we just can’t wait for you to read. Click through to see them on Edelweiss. If there is a common theme among these offerings, it is that they have subtly coalesced around the idea of how we search for comfort in our surroundings. These stories are a reminder of the hope and solace to be found if we remember to look up, look down, look around.

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Drawing at Home with Violet Shrink illustrator, Carmen Mok

Learn how to draw Violet SHARK with Carmen Mok, illustrator of Violet Shrink, written by the author of Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, Christine Baldacchino.

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