The Diverse World of Groundwood Books

Dear Readers,

We are very happy to share with you this sampling from some of our most beautiful and engrossing books — books from around the world, books that take the whole world as their subject. We have borrowed the title for our catalogue from the often-quoted statement that books give children a mirror in which to see themselves reflected, as well as a window through which they can see the wider world. And as our cover art by Mandana Sadat so wonderfully shows, a book can also be a door that children walk through, a door that leads from loneliness to companionship.

You can find out more about the books highlighted in these pages — the awards they have won, the accolades they have received, and of course the generous and talented people who created them — by visiting And do keep in mind that the titles in this catalogue represent just a fraction of our diverse and inspiring list. I do hope you will visit the website to find out more. In other words, our door is open, and we hope you will walk through it.

With thanks,

Sheila Sig2



Sheila Barry, Publisher
Groundwood Books

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