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The Secret Office

Illustrated By: Alyssa Hutchings

In this illustrated chapter book, twins Henry and Allie buy their mom a pair of headphones for her work-from-home meetings, but they soon discover something much better: an empty room in the basement that they can fix up just for her.

In It to Win It

Illustrated By: Pui Yan Fong

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines how sports are affecting the planet, what climate change means for athletes and sporting events, and what young people can do to make sports sustainable for the future.

Owls

Part of the nonfiction Orca Wild series for middle-grade readers and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this book introduces kids to owls in North America. It discusses owl habitat, biology and threats to survival, and how scientists, conservationists and young people are working to protect owls everywhere.

Picture a Girl

In this middle-grade novel, Addie has to draw on all her resilience to look after herself and her little brother, Billy, when their mother, who struggles with depression and alcoholism, leaves unexpectedly.

Get Outside!

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book examines the connection between humans and nature, why that connection is important and what we can learn from being outdoors. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Lo Simpson Starts a Revolution

In this middle-grade novel, Lo's best friend, Jazz, is ditching her for the popular crowd, makeup and boys. But when Lo finds new friends who share her love of comics and Doctor Who, she discovers her voice—and the confidence to speak up for what's right.

Lucky Break

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Lucy "Lucky" Graves breaks her ankle in a rugby game and jeopardizes her future.

Normal Kids

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Hannah goes on a search for her younger brother, who has disappeared with their overdue rent money, and finds unexpected romance along the way.

Save Our Seeds

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book examines the importance of seeds to all living things, the threats they face and why we have to preserve and conserve seeds for the future. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Spotting Dottie

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, fourteen-year-old Charlotte wants to use her new drone to prove that Dottie, the elusive lake monster of Dorothy Lake, really exists.

Why We Need Vaccines

Illustrated By: Paige Stampatori

Part of the nonfiction Orca Timeline series, with photographs and illustrations throughout, this book examines the history, science, ethics and social issues related to infectious diseases and vaccines.

Bird Brain

Even though Arden always wanted a pet, taking care of her uncle's parrot, Ludwig, was NOT what she had in mind. But as Arden gets to know Ludwig, she realizes he is not only incredibly smart but loyal—and the best pet she could have asked for.

Call Me Al

In this middle-grade novel, eighth-grade student Ali Khan finds that writing poetry—first about his crush, then about what it means to be an immigrant and the anti-Muslim racism around him—helps him discover who he truly is.

Walls

Illustrated By: Arden Taylor

Part of the nonfiction Orca Timeline series, with photographs and illustrations throughout, this book explores why and how people have built walls all over the world throughout the course of human history.

What Poo Can Do

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers, illustrated with photographs throughout, explores how animals are fighting the climate crisis by pooping.

Leon Levels Up

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, twelve-year-old gamer Leon is shocked when the cool kid invites him to test out a not-yet-released virtual-reality video game. When a glitch puts them in real-life danger, Leon must battle a dragon to save them both.