Happy New Year!

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We hope your holiday season has been fun, relaxing and filled with beautiful books! Groundwood has an exciting year ahead, kicking off with brand new offices and a fantastic spring catalogue. Stay tuned for lots of features, guest posts and maybe a contest or two!


9781554984114All Year Round is a joyful look at the months of the year through the eyes of a young child.

From January through December, experience a world of color, wonder and silliness. March is for celebrating a birthday, July is for swimming upside down, September is for crunchy piles of leaves and December is for a kingdom all in white. Experience a whole year to play and celebrate!

Author and illustrator Emilie Leduc brings a vibrant year of childhood to life with her soft yet vivid illustrations and poetic text. Each month of the year shows off a new wonder, and the giddy smiles of the child in the story are sure to be contagious.

Enter to win a copy of I Don’t Live Here Anymore

I Don't Live Here Anymore by Gabi Kreslehner

Charlotte’s life is changed forever when her parents’ marriage breaks up, and Charlotte has to leave her beloved house and her old life behind. Then two very different boys cross her path, and a new emotion creeps into her sadness and anger — an emotion that is both confusing and sweet.

If grownups can make such a hash of it, how on earth can a fifteen-year-old cope?

We’re giving away a copy to one lucky reader.

Contest open to residents of North America (excluding Quebec). We will accept entries until midnight on Monday, September 14th, and will contact the winner by email on Tuesday, September 15th. Good luck!

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Gustave is a friend you won’t forget

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A little mouse and his friend, Gustave, go out to play one afternoon in this darkly comic story about the sadness of losing a friend and the joy of making a new one.

The mouse’s mother has always warned the young friends not to stray too far from home. There is a cat, she says, and it is dangerous to go far away.

But danger doesn’t stop this curious pair, and soon they find themselves face-to-face with their big blue-eyed enemy. In a feat of bravery, Gustave allows his friend the chance to escape — but is gobbled up by the cat in the process. Heartbroken, the little mouse must return home — without his friend — and tell his mother what has happened.

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A sweet surprise ending turns this melancholy tale of friendship into a strangely funny book.

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