Enter to Win a GG Books Gift Pack

We’ve made tote-bags in celebration of our recent Governor General’s Literary Awards and want you to have one to fill with all your Summer reads!

Enter below to win a Tokyo Digs a Garden tote-bag along with a copy of Governor General’s Literary Awards winners Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano & Kellen Hatanaka and Calvin by Martine Leavitt!

Tokyo Digs a Garden and Calvin

Spooky Sweepstakes from Groundwood!


We’re starting to get in the Halloween spirit here at Groundwood, and we thought we’d help you do the same. While the industrial strip of 128 Sterling likely won’t attract any trick-or-treaters, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to hook you up with some goodies. Here’s what we have to offer if you enter and win our sweepstakes (and we promise, it’s just as good as candy):

The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser

What There Is Before There Is Anything There (A Scary Story) by Liniers

Strange Light Afar: Tales of the Supernatural from Old Japan by Rui Umezawa



Super-Duper Monster Viewer GO

You may have heard of a new game that lets you see the monsters all around you.
But maybe your child is too young to use a screen? Or you worry about all that expensive data?

Don’t worry! There’s an analog version out there, available RIGHT NOW!

SUPER-DUPER MONSTER VIEWER Written by Kevin SylvesterSuper-Duper Monster Viewer!
Just point and be amazed!
You won’t believe your eyes!

“No need to worry about battery life … but don’t make the monsters mad.” — Beast Best Bets

“Data? Don’t matta!” — Monster Today Magazine

“A perfect monster-spotting training manual for the toddler crowd.” — Horned Book

“Monsters can’t hide anymore.” — Vanity Scare

We’re giving away a copy of Super-Duper Monster Viewer! Fill out the form below to enter!





Super Duper Monster Viewer by Kevin Sylvester

Imagine that you are holding a device that will allow you to see the monsters that live invisibly all around us. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions and…total chaos!

Technology isn’t always easy, and this monster viewer disguised as a book is no exception. If you hold the viewer too high, all you see are the tops of the monsters’ heads. Too low, and all you see are their feet. And things don’t get any better when the monsters themselves try to help out.

Full of puns and visual jokes, Super Duper Monster Viewer pokes gentle fun at our obsession with technology and the next cool thing. And while the two monsters we meet in this book might be terrible at tech support, they make pretty fun companions just the same.

Written and illustrated by the irrepressibly funny and highly acclaimed children’s author Kevin Sylvester, Super-Duper Monster Viewer is sure to bring laughter — and maybe a little mayhem — into your day.

Enter to Win Watching Traffic by Jane Ozkowski


We’re celebrating the great Summer weather by giving away a copy of Watching Traffic by Jane Ozkowski!

About Watching Traffic
Emily has finally finished high school in the small town where she has lived her whole life. At last, she thinks, her adult life can begin.
But what if you have no idea what you want your new life to look like? What then?

The contest runs from July 4th to July 17th. A winner will be randomly chosen. Fill out the form below to enter!

Current Groundwood Goodreads Giveaways

Looking for your next summer read? Groundwood has some very cool giveaways happening right now over at the House of Anansi Goodreads. Just click the links below to enter to win advance reading copies of Snow Summer by Kit Peel, Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami or What Milly Did by Elise Moser. And make sure to add us as a friend so that you can have first access to future giveaways, including those from our sister company, House of Anansi Press!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

Book Uncle and Me

by Uma Krishnaswami

Giveaway ends July 14, 2016.See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Snow Summer by Kit Peel

Snow Summer

by Kit Peel

Giveaway ends August 13, 2016.
See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

What Milly Did by Elise Moser

What Milly Did

by Elise Moser

Giveaway ends July 15, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Enter to Win a Lisa Moore & Dasha Tolstikova Prize Pack!


Lisa Moore and Dasha Tostikova are in Toronto this week, and we’re so excited! If you’re not able to make it out to any of the events, it’s you’re lucky day. We’re giving away a prize pack that includes:

  1. Flannery by Lisa Moore
  2. A Year Without mom by Dasha Tolstikova

The contest runs from May 16th to May 29th. A winner will be randomly chosen. Fill out the form below to enter!

Enter to win Groundwood Favourites!

Groundwood Favorites Giveaway

We won!

In celebration of being named Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in North America by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, we’re giving away three of our favourite Groundwood titles:

  1. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  2. Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith
  3. Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay

The contest runs from April 6th to April 20th. A winner will be randomly chosen. Fill out the form below to enter!

Win an International Women’s Day Prize Pack

IWD Giveaway

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Groundwood Publicist Cindy Ma chose her favourite books for girls!

In honour of International Women’s Day, I wanted to talk about children’s books that feature female characters because it’s important to have female experiences represented in its multitudes, and how all these experiences are equally valid. The impossible terror that permeates the lives of the characters in Elise Moser’s Lily and Taylor is just as important as the journey of self-discovery in Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s Skim; the entrepreneurial spirit of the protagonist in Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher’s Malaika’s Costume is just as significant as the courage of Parvana in Deborah Ellis’ The Breadwinner series. I think it’s imperative that one can read books about female characters and realize that there will always be a spectrum of personalities and experiences, and all of them matter so much. Here are three of those books:


Naptime is a fun picture book with lovely illustrations, charming dialogue, and a fantastic protagonist: she’s assertive and brave, while maintaining fearlessness and a sense of humour. She may only be a toddler, but all of us could stand to be a little bit more like her!


Growing up can be hard, as explored in the story of the unforgettable Hélène and her loneliness (because, let’s face it: we’ve all been there). There’s also something magical about going through the journey with her and finding out that everything will (probably) be okay, as we all strive to find the foxes and Géraldines in our own lives. This is a truly stunning graphic novel about one girl’s quest to belong. 


Where was this book when I was a teenager?! This is a short and gorgeous YA novel about fifteen year old Charlotte, as she makes her own decisions and mistakes, and learns to take responsibility for her actions. Charlotte is curious, open-minded, and independent, with a strong sense of empathy and the courage to be her own person. I Don’t Live Here Anymore is an unconventional story about first love, featuring a female character that isn’t afraid to defy expectations.

Enter for a chance to win Cindy’s top 3 picks for girls, including:

  1. NAPTIME written by Iris De Moüy
  2. JANE, THE FOX AND ME, written by Fanny Britt & illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
  3. I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, written by Gabi Kreslehner

Fill out the form below to enter. Contest closes March 15th. A winner will be randomly chosen.

Win a Black History Month Gift Package!

Black History Month Contest

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re giving one lucky winner a copy of the upcoming title, The Stone Thrower (May 2016), and Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged!

The contest runs from February 17th to February 24th. A winner will be randomly chosen. Fill out the form below to enter!

Win a Copy of Malaika’s Costume



Happy Carnival! Happy Mardi Gras!

To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of the upcoming title, Malaika’s Costume by Nadia Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher!

The contest runs from February 9th to February 16th. A winner will be randomly chosen. Fill out the form below to enter!

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