Welcome, Dark

Illustrated By: Rachel Wada

A stunningly illustrated board book that introduces young readers to the importance of night as a time for animals to thrive, rains to fall, winds to blow and the world to rest.

The Day Dancer Flew

Illustrated By: Brittany Lane

In this beautiful picture book inspired by a true story, flooding forces a child and their family to flee their farm without their beloved horse, Dancer. But the child won't give up on Dancer and finds helpers in the community who get Dancer airlifted to safety.

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.

Crow Helps a Friend

In this picture book featuring Coast Salish art and Traditional Storytelling techniques, a wood duck and a crow turn a mistake into an opportunity for friendship and growth.

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.

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.

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.

I Love Myself

Illustrated By: Julia Vasileva

In this picture book, a child who is learning about self-love meets different challenges—like learning to ride a bike and being afraid of the dark—with the help of a cuddly creature representing their inner self.

Lost Inside My Head

By: Vigg
Translated by: David Warriner

Vincent wishes he was like everyone else, but his ADHD makes his thoughts turn to chaos…until he learns he can be himself and focus his light on what he wants to see.

Lucky Me

Bruno's friend Sanjay has his own room and a pet iguana. Bruno's brother, Mateo, who is visually impaired, has a dog named Rocco who helps him get around, and Mateo is a fantastic storyteller. Bruno doesn't have a pet, and he has to share his room, but he still feels like the luckiest of all to have such a great brother and amazing friend.

Candle Point

Illustrated By: Mike Deas

In this graphic novel for early middle readers, a young girl sets off a dangerous chain of events when she disturbs mysterious crystals in an effort to help an abandoned Moon Creature.

Once, a Bird

Illustrated By: Nathalie Dion

In this wordless picture book, a bird emerges after winter to find the world has gone quiet. As she settles on a tree outside an apartment building, its residents notice her through their windows and find hope in her resilience and the continued rhythms of nature.

Otter Doesn’t Know

In this picture book featuring Coast Salish art and Traditional Storytelling techniques, a salmon and an otter learn to help each other even though they don't have all the answers.

Cities

Illustrated By: Suharu Ogawa

Part of the nonfiction Orca Timeline series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines the past, present and future of cities around the world.

Gretel and Hansel

A graphic, wordless retelling of the classic "Hansel and Gretel" with a twist: two lost children take advantage of a kind witch's hospitality.