Books published by Groundwood Books Ltd


Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 32 pages

Shin-chi's Canoe

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 40 pages

Covered Bridge

Groundwood Books Ltd | January 1, 2004 | 139 pages
Centered on the theme of cherishing the past, "Covered Bridge" pits earnest Hubbo O'Driscoll against two determined, cynical land developers. Hubbo is beginning to enjoy the pleasures of country life while staying with his guardian aunt and uncle, and he even has a job as curator of the area's... More Info

You Can Pick Me Up at Peggy's Cove

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 140 pages
When Ryan's father leaves the family during a midlife crisis, his mother sends him to spend the summer with his aunt in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, where he learns to fish and gets into trouble.  More Info

Hey, Dad!

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 144 pages
Thirteen-year-old Megan does not want to go on her family's summer vacation trip--a drive from their home in Ontario to the Pacific Ocean--and it is only when she decides to run away that she comes to appreciate her family.  More Info

Boy O'Boy

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 169 pages
Young Martin O'Boy describes life in Ottawa as World War II ends while telling of his dealings with the less than perfect adults around him, especially Mr. George, an organist whose intentions seem more than friendly.  More Info

Up to Low

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 108 pages
A cast of motley characters helps Young Tommy and Baby Bridget discover that there are many ways to love and heal and die.  More Info

Uncle Ronald

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 163 pages
In 1895, to escape his violent father, Mickey is sent to stay with his Uncle Ronald and his twin aunts in the hills north of Ottawa and learns to feel safe for the first time in his life.  More Info

Easy Avenue

Groundwood Books Ltd | January 1, 2004 | 147 pages
Shortly after World War II, Hubbo O'Driscoll lives in a shelter outside Ottawa with a distant relative who works as a cleaning woman at his school, tries to make friends with a girl at the shelter and with the rich kids in the Hi-Y club, and reads "War and Peace" to wealthy Miss Collar-Cuff.  More Info

Pure Spring

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 158 pages
Martin O'Boy finally has a home and a job--at the Pure Spring soft drink factory--but not everything is perfect, as sometimes Grandpa Rip's mind wanders, he gets involved with a crooked coworker, and his memories of the past overwhelm him.  More Info

Spud in Winter

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 170 pages
After witnessing a murder on the coldest day of the year, Spud Sweetgrass becomes the target of both Detective Kennedy of the police department and the murderer himself. Reprint.  More Info

Becca at Sea

Groundwood Books Ltd | March 1, 2009 | 165 pages
Shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award Becca has often gone with her parents to visit Gran at her rustic cabin by the sea. But this year Becca's mother is expecting a baby, and Becca visits her grandmother on her own. The prospect of spending time at... More Info

Mary Ann Alice

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 181 pages
When a new project is presented to dam up the Gatineau River, Mary Ann Alice McCrank and her teacher, Patchy Drizzle, know that many fossils and rocks will be lost forever and experience mixed feelings like others in the community.  More Info

Wanting Mor

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 190 pages
Jameela, a young girl living in war-torn Afghanistan, struggles to find her place in the world after her mother dies and she moves to Kabul with her drunken father where she clashes with her stepmother and ends up in an orphanage.  More Info

My Name is Seepeetza

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 1992 | 126 pages
Seepeetza must leave her family's ranch and go live at the Indian residential school, where she is forced to deny her native heritage  More Info

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

Groundwood Books Ltd | November 1, 2010 | 32 pages
Tells the story of Viola Desmond, an African Canadian woman who, in 1946, challenged a Nova Scotia movie theater's segregation policy by refusing to move from her seat to an upstairs section designated for use by blacks.  More Info


Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 24 pages
The life of an Inuit girl and her world in the Arctic is presented in this charming tale featuring a girl named Alego, her devoted grandmother, and their special trip to the shore to collect clams where the wonders of life within the tide pools are revealed.  More Info

Lessons from Mother Earth

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 24 pages
With the help of her beloved grandmother, Tess learns some valuable lessons about plants and discover the wonders and joys of nature.  More Info

As Long as the Rivers Flow

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 40 pages
Before he is taken away to a government sponsored school, a young Cree boy spends the summer learning how members of his tribe participate in Cree traditions, such as watching his Grandmother make winter moccasins. Reprint.  More Info

Children of War

Groundwood Books Ltd | February 17, 2009 | 128 pages
Provides interviews with twenty young Iraqi children who have moved away from their homeland and tells of their fears, challenges, and struggles to rebuild their lives in foreign lands as refugees of war.  More Info

The Great Poochini

Groundwood Books Ltd | March 22, 2010 | 32 pages
While Poochini is an ordinary dog by day, at night he becomes the "Great Poochini," an opera singer among dogs, but his career is threatened when his master accidentally locks him in, until a cat burglar provides the solution.  More Info

Everything on a Waffle

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 2019 | 179 pages
A Newbery Honor Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award and Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Award Eleven-year-old Primrose is having a difficult time. Her parents have been lost at sea, but she knows — somewhere, deep... More Info


Groundwood Books Ltd | August 20, 1999 | 32 pages
Sam is full of questions on his first trip to the seashore and his older sister has an answer for each one, except whether or not Sam will ever come into the water.  More Info

A Coyote Solstice Tale

Groundwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2009 | 64 pages
Excited about having his friends at his house in the wood for a solstice party, clever Coyote is surprised when a little girl suddenly appears in their midst, but when she invites them to go with her on a trip to a local mall, Coyote mistakenly thinks that all the goodies he sees are his for the... More Info

Off to War

Groundwood Books Ltd | May 25, 2010 | 176 pages
Canadian and American children tell what life is like when a member of their family goes off to the Iraqi or Afghanistan war, discussing the things they do to keep in touch and the significant changes in their lives that result from the separation.  More Info

Climate Change

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 28, 2007 | 144 pages
Examines the causes and implications of global warming and discusses such topics as the role of everyday choices and the policy-making practices of governments and industries.  More Info

I'll Be Watching

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 30, 2011 | 320 pages
In 1941, the four Loney children, orphaned and alone in a small Saskatchewan prairie town, manage to pull themselves up and survive under the watchful eye of a pair of ghosts.  More Info

The Breadwinner Trilogy

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 25, 2009 | 439 pages
The breadwinner was originally published in 2000 in Toronto by Douglas & McIntyre, while the two others were published by Groundwood Books in 2002 and 2003 respectively.  More Info