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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 gratefully acknowledges the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation on which we operate.

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 40 years we have been attracting attention, praise, starred reviews and awards for our warm and intelligent children’s books.

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August 14, 2018 - How did you first become interested in illustration? I can’t remember a specific moment when I started thinking about illustration, it was definitely part of my childhood, though, and it probably started with comic books. Someone bought me this little yellow light box that came with sheets of character designs from DC Comics — I […]

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Paloma Valdivia

Illustration copyright © Paloma Valdivia from And So It Goes.

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Illustration copyright © Rafael Yockteng from Jimmy the Greatest.

 

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