Groundwood Books and House of AnansiCreators / Publishers
Groundwood Books is an independent children’s publisher based in Toronto. Founded in 1978 by Patricia Aldana, the company is now part of House of Anansi Press.
Our authors and illustrators are highly acclaimed both in Canada and internationally, and our books are loved by children around the world. We look for books that are unusual; we are not afraid of books that are difficult or potentially controversial; and we are particularly committed to publishing books for and about children whose experiences of the world are under-represented elsewhere.
House of Anansi Press was founded in 1967 by writers Dennis Lee and David Godfrey. Anansi started as a small press with a mandate to publish Canadian writers, and quickly gained attention for publishing authors such as Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, and Michael Ondaatje. Today, the company specializes in finding and developing Canadian writers of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, as well as adding the best international contributions to our list.