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Groundwood Books is an independent Canadian children's publisher based in Toronto. Our authors and illustrators are highly acclaimed both in Canada and internationally, and our books are loved by children around the world. We look for books that are unusual; we are not afraid of books that are difficult or potentially controversial; and we are particularly committed to publishing books for and about children whose experiences of the world are under-represented elsewhere.

Groundwood Books is proud to be a part of House of Anansi Press.

We acknowledge for their financial support of our publishing program the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund.

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Groundwood Books is an independent Canadian publisher of beautiful and thought-provoking books for children. For over 35 years we have been attracting attention, praise, starred reviews and awards for our warm and intelligent children’s books.



May 26, 2016 - Have a perfect day by checking out these stunning spreads from Pinny in Summer, written by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. What’s Pinny’s idea of a perfect day, you ask? Her and her friends spend their day watching clouds, picking wild blueberries and enjoying a picnic.   This engaging story, told in chapter-like […]

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The Stone Thrower - Groundwood Books

Matt James

Illustration copyright © Matt James from The Stone Thrower, written by Jael Ealey Richardson.

Super Duper Monster Viewer - Groundwood Books

Kevin Sylvester

Illustration copyright © Kevin Sylvester from Super Duper Monster Viewer.

A Year Without Mom - Groundwood Books

Dasha Tolstikova

Illustration copyright © Dasha Tolstikova from A Year Without Mom.

My Book of Birds - Groundwood Books

Geraldo Valério

Illustration copyright © Geraldo Valério from My Book of Birds.

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