Cuddle up with your baby and a board book

The twins recommend the thoroughly chew-tested Hello Baby series by Jorge Uzon.

A recent Globe and Mail article (“The simplest, cheapest way to give your child a healthy start: Read to them“) opens with a sentiment we love.

Read aloud to your children and grandchildren. Read and sing and talk to them every day. Read to them until they can read for themselves. Then read together. And read to them some more until they start school, then encourage them to read even more.

Why? Besides the obvious (we don’t have to tell you that reading is fun!), reading with children is considered vitally important for optimal neurological development. In fact, both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend that their members do all they can to encourage parents to read with their babies.

Do you have a new baby in your life?

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, friend, or cool uncle or aunt, we’re going to make it even easier to give your favorite baby a head start. This weekend only*, these great board books are 50% off when you use the coupon code OHBABY at Remember, orders of $35 or more always ship for free in Canada!



*Offer expires at midnight on Sunday, July 20, 2014.


The Anansi/Groundwood Holiday Gift Guide is here!

Today’s December 1st, officially the day we can all start legitimately freaking out about holiday shopping. Time to join the masses and crowd the malls!

Or is it?

Does this look like fun? (Spot the guy in the football helmet below.)

From A Coyote Solstice Tale, written by Thomas King and illustrated by Gary Clement

I didn’t think so.

Wouldn’t you rather be doing this? (Witness the roaring fire and cozy armchair below.)

From A Coyote Solstice Tale, written by Thomas King and illustrated by Gary Clement

All of us here at House of Anansi and Groundwood Books would rather see you snuggled up at home than combating an angry crowd of shoppers at a mall. That’s why we’ve created our Holiday Gift Guide, a comprehensive online guide to finding the perfect book for everyone on your holiday shopping list this year. With suggestions for CBC listeners, novel lovers, collectors, and kids of all ages, you’re bound to find a book or two for everyone on your list. And the best part? Everything on our site (excluding audiobooks and special editions) is now 30% off!

Get started with A Coyote Solstice Tale, written by Thomas King and illustrated by Gary Clement. Now available for only $10.46 (in hardcover)!

“This witty winter tale deftly skewers the materialistic aspect of the holiday season in a humorous, trenchant way.”
Kirkus Reviews

Stay tuned for more gift recommendations on our blog throughout the holiday season!

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